The Missing Tape Mystery
Season 6, Episode 10
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Air date November 30, 1953
Written by Tex Avery
Directed by Tex Avery
Episode guide
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The Missing Tape Mystery is the tenth episode of season 6.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Everyone tries to figure out why the tape for Arnold's new tape player is missing.

Plot[edit | edit source]

It's Arnold's birthday, and everyone is excited. Kipper, Tiger, pig, Arnold and Jake are dancing up the hill, singing "The Grand Old Duke Of York". After setting up the party, they open presents. Arnold receives a tape player from Pig, who suggests they play musical chairs. When he tries to play music, nothing happens. He opens up the player, and the tape, which was in it earlier, is gone. Everyone starts arguing about who's got the tape, when Tiger yells "Stop!" Tiger puts on a sergeant-like hat, and says that he'll ask the questions. He first interrogates Pig, who claims to have had the tape first, and asks Pig to tell what happened at first. Pig says he went to Kipper's house to invite him to Arnold's birthday party and show off the tape player, and claims the tape was inside the player then. In a flashback, Pig shows Kipper the tape player (with the tape inside of it then). Kipper suggests they record music on the tape, but Pig claims to not be very good with music. Kipper then gets a paper and comb, claiming that anyone can play a paper and comb. Pig then plays the paper and comb, saying that it tickles. He and Kipper then record the music. Back in the present, Tiger asks Pig if he took the tape home with him when he finished. Pig says that he didn't, which makes Tiger suspect Kipper has it. Kipper says that he doesn't have it either, and claims that he took it to Jake's house to help blow up balloons for the party. In another flashback, Kipper and Jake are laughing and blowing up balloons. Kipper says blowing up balloons makes him laugh. Jake makes them squeak, which then flys away. Tiger then arrives to make the party hats. After making the hats, They march in a parade. Jake takes the tape off the table. Back in the present again, Jake claims when they got to Pig's house, he put it on the chair. Tiger suspects Pig, asking him what he did with it. Pig says he did nothing, and everyone starts arguing again. A hiring mad Tiger yells "Quiet!" and pulls off his hat in the process...revealing the tape to fall out of his hat! Pig says that Tiger had the tape all along. A sad Tiger is upset why the tape was in his hat. Kipper says tells Tiger it's no big deal. Everyone then plays musical chairs.

Characters featured[edit | edit source]

The Missing Tape Mystery[edit | edit source]

Travia/Goofs[edit | edit source]

  • In both the beginning and in the flashback, when Tiger puts the party hat on his head, it has got a strap. But when he takes the hat off when he yells "Quiet!" the strap on his hat is gone. Also, when Tiger picks up the tape saying that he doesn't understand, the strap is back on his hat. This was fixed in later version in the 2004 version on the DVD and VHS.
    • On a similar note, the strap flickers when Tiger puts on the star of the hat.
  • During the second argument when Tiger is seen talking with someone who do/don't have the tape, the strap of the hat is not there until he gets up.
    • The strap also disappears.
    • After Tiger put the glue onto the star for his party hat, he licked the glue. His mouth would have been glued shut.
      • Only Kipper short to be animated by Reuben Timmins.
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