The Visitor
Season 1, Episode 1
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Air date July 25, 1946
Written by N/A
Directed by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
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The Visitor is the first episode of the first season.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Kipper finds a baby goose lost in a storm in the middle of the night, and decides to raise it. When the goose wakes up, his muddy feet creates a mess on the floor which Kipper later cleans up. Due to this, Kipper gives the baby goose a bath and puts a rubber duck in his bathtub which the baby goose thinks to be real and begins to fight with it. Kipper takes the rubber duck out and later gives him some cereal to eat. The baby goose pecks the cereal unlike Kipper which again creates a mess on the floor. Kipper cleans up the mess with a vacuum cleaner which accidentally sucks up his sock which Kipper thinks to be the baby goose but later he finds out the reality.

Next, Kipper reads a book about animals and their babies where he finds the baby goose's identity as a goose. Afterwards, he hears geese honking outside his window so he decides to set the baby goose free. He motivates the baby goose to fly as he was unable to fly properly. Kipper gives a final hug to the baby goose before he flies away.

The episode ends with the baby goose flying towards the sky and Kipper bidding him farewell.

Characters featured[edit | edit source]

The Visitor[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • First appearance of Kipper, Sock Thing, Baby Goose and Big Owl.
  • This is the first episode not to have Tiger, Jake, Pig or Arnold since their debut appearances.
  • Only Kipper short produced in Cinecolor.
  • This is the first Kipper cartoon to be directed by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera.
  • This is the first Kipper cartoon to be animated by Ed Barge, Kenneth Muse & Irven Spence.
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