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The Rescue Pups

Title Screen for The Rescue Pups

The Rescue Pups/Good Night, Sweet Pups is the 20th episode of the Pound Puppies TV Series. It is also the 7th episode to feature two stories in one episode.
The Rescue Pups/Good Night, Sweet Pups
Good Night Sweet Pups
Title Screen for Good Night, Sweet Pups

Season Number/Episode number

Season 2/Episode 20


November 7th, 1987


Mary Jo Ludin, Paul Dini, and John Ludin


Bob Goe, John Kimball, Don Lusk, Jay Sarbry, Paul Sommer, and Ray Patterson

Guest Stars

Charlie Adler, Sorrell Booke, Kath Soucie, Kristina Chan, and Ernie Hudson


Part One: Goodnight, Sweet Pups

Whopper's First Dream

Whopper&#039;s Nightmare

Whopper experiences his nightmare

In Whopper's dream, Whopper is the king of his own kingdom. He meets up with Cooler and picks dog bones with him from a tree. The tree suddenly turns into a shadowy monster with red eyes. The monster grabs Cooler and traps Whopper, warning him that "there's no escape, little doggie!"


Cooler and Nose Marie 2

Cooler and Nose Marie hear Whopper's crying

Whopper is whimpering and howling. Awoke by the noise, Howler and Bright Eyes are concerned that Whopper is crying in his sleep. Meanwhile, after Cooler and Nose Marie delivered a puppy named Toby to a boy named Henry, they hear Whopper howling and ran back to the Pound Puppy Headquarters. Whopper's howling even wakes up Katrina Stoneheart, who vows to get even with Whopper for disturbing her sleep.

Dreamward Bound

The Pound Puppies gather around at the Hall of Puppy Power

Back at the Pound Puppy Headquarters, Whopper wakes up from his nightmare and tells everyone that "something" was after him. Cooler suggests that they should solve Whopper's nightmare problem at the Hall of Puppy Power. With the aid of Puppy Power, Cooler and the gang then falls asleep.

Whopper's Second Dream

Whopper&#039;s 2nd Nightmare

The Pound Puppies run for their lives in another one of Whopper's nightmares

Inside the dream, they discovered the conviences Whopper has in his dream: A fountain complete with dog bones, a bed to sleep in, and a cat to chase. However, their discovery is cut short by Brattina(In the form of a spider), Katrina(In the form of a witch), and Catgut(In the form of a giant cat). It wasn't long until the Pound Puppies are face-to-face with the same monster from Whopper's previous nightmare. Now that the Pound Puppies knew that the monster was none other than Whopper's fear of the dark, they immediately evacuated out of the nightmare and back into reality with Puppy Power.

Present(Part 2)

Whopper and friends

The Pound Puppies head into Katrina's basement

After reassuring Whopper that the dark is nothing to be afraid of, Cooler and the others head to the basement of Katrina's house. Later, Katrina, Brattina, and Catgut, in their pajamas, are seen outside looking for the Pound Puppies. They immediately spot the Pound Puppies by the cellar door and hide in the basement. As the Pound Puppies head down into the basement, Katrina, Brattina, and Catgut surprised and caught everyone except Whopper, who rushes out of the basement while Katrina calls Doo-Dah Doggie Delivery Service to ship the rest of the Pound Puppies to Antarctica.

Nose Marie and Whopper

Whopper tells Nose Marie he doesn't need a night light after his adventure

After discovering Katrina's plot, Whopper heads back into the dark basement. With Cooler, Nose Marie, Howler, and Bright Eyes in the bag, Whopper has to rescue them. With the help of his friends, Whopper was able to conquer his fear of the dark and free the rest of the Pound Puppies. They then hide and, after Katrina arrives in the basement, give her the same surprise she gave them earlier and put her in a bag. Moments later, a deliveryman from Doo-Dah Doggie Delivery Service arrives. Mistaking Katrina inside the bag as the Pound Puppies, he takes the bag and ships her to Antarctica, where she sneezes from penguin feathers. Back at the Pound Puppy Headquarters, Whopper is able to sleep without anymore nightmares and even without a nightlight.

Part Two: The Rescue Pups

Arf and the Pound Puppies

The Pound Puppies and Arf fly to Jody's house

At the Hall of Puppy Power, The Pound Puppies and Arf see a new owner, Jody, for Arf and Arf was excited to see his new owner. Outside the Pound Puppies' HQ, Katrina, Brattina, and Catgut keep an eye out for the Pound Puppies and see the Pound Puppies in a hot air balloon. Brattina uses a fishing hook to catch the Pound Puppies, but she, along with Katrina and Catgut, are pulled out of the tower. When Katrina tell the Pound Puppies to put them down, Howler's mechanical hand cuts the line of the fishing hook and sends Katrina, Brattina, and Catgut down the chimney of Katrina's house.

Arf and the Pound Puppies 2

This is not the first time an adoption backfires

The hot air balloon lands in front of Jody's yard and Arf rushes to Jody. Just when the adoption was about to go to sucess, Jody's mother comes outside and tells Jody that they can't keep Arf. She also tells Jody that dogs bark too much. This disheartened Arf and Jody and Arf sadly walks back to the Pound Puppies. Back at the HQ, Cooler and Nose Marie tells Arf that they'll find him another happy home, but as soon they leave, Arf still wanted to be with Jody.

Jody and Arf

Arf senses danger via Puppy Power

Back at Jody's house, Jody's mother tells Jody that they don't need a dog, but Jody insists that Arf needs them the most. After her mother left, Jody decides that "if Arf can't stay with me, then I'll go stay with him!" and leaves a note for her mother. Later, Jody walks outside her house and heads towards Katrina's Puppy Pound and takes a shortcut through a construction site. Suddenly, Jody falls into a hole and cries out for help. At the Pound Puppies' HQ, Arf hears Jody's call for help via Puppy Power and rushes outside to help her.

Cooler and Nose Marie 3

Operation Rescue Jody is Go-Go!

The Pound Puppies follow Arf outside as Katrina, Brattina, and Catgut see them from their house and head for the van. Just as Arf was about to go outside the pound, the Pound Puppies stopped him and asked him why he's leaving. Arf tells the Pound Puppies that Jody's in danger and they all rush out. Katrina, driving the van equipped with a snow plower, follows the Pound Puppies and Arf. At the construction site, Jody was unable to reach the Pound Puppies and they decided to get help. Cooler tells Arf to get Jody's mom, while Bright Eyes and Whopper find something to keep Jody warm, Howler stays behind to keep an eye on Jody, and he and Nose Marie call 911.

Cooler on the Phone

Cooler calls for help.

Back at Jody's house, Arf tells Jody's mom that Jody ran away and is in danger. Jody's mother then follows Arf to the construction site. Meanwhile, Bright Eyes and Whopper find a blanket and rush back to Jody. Elsewhere, Cooler calls 911 and tells the Operator that Jody is in danger and they need help. Although the 911 Operator was flabbergasted by the fact she's talking to a dog, she tells Cooler that she'll send some help.

Nose Marie and Cooler 2

I hope Cooler knows how to drive

Just as Cooler and Nose Marie were about to celebrate the rescue, Katrina spots them and nearly catches them, only to catch Brattina and Catgut instead. Nose Marie and Cooler head into the van and lock Katrina out, only to have Coooler accidentally start the van. With Cooler behind the wheel, the van heads to the construction site with Katrina following them. Meanwhile, two police officers, Chauncey and Edgar, are enjoying hot chocolate when the van accidentally splashes snow on them. Not knowing that Cooler is behind the wheel, Chauncey and Edgar follow the van to the construction site.

The Pound Puppies and Arf

Mission accomplished, Pound Puppies!

Back at the construction site, Arf, Jody's mother, the fire department, the ambulance, Chauncey, Edgar, Cooler, and Nose Marie all arrived back at the construction site and rescued Jody. However, the celebration is cut short when Arf and the Pound Puppies are caught by Katrina. Jody sees Arf and the Pound Puppies in the van and Officer Edgar sets them free. Thinking that Katrina was the one behind the wheel, the two police officers wrote a ticket to Katrina for unsafe driving. Katrina tried to explain to the officers that Cooler was behind the wheel, but Edgar and Chauncey laughed at the idea that a dog could drive and gave her a ticket.

Cooler and Friends 2

The Pound Puppies couldn't be any happier.

Back at Jody's house, Jody's mother decided that because of Arf's bravery, she and Jody should adopt Arf, which made Arf very happy. The Pound Puppies were also happy because not only was Arf adopted, but Jody promised her mother that after the incident at the construction site, Jody would never run away from home again.


The Rescue Pups/Goodnight, Sweet Pups

Voice Cast for The Rescue Pups/Goodnight, Sweet Pups

Voice Actors Roles
Adrienne Alexander Brattina
Ruth Buzzi Nose Marie
Pat Carroll Katrina Stoneheart
Nancy Cartwright Bright Eyes
Kristina Chan Jody
Dan Gilvezan Cooler
Ernie Hudson Officer Chauncey
Robert Morse Howler
Alexis Rhee(Susan Rhee) Jody's Mother
Kath Soucie Arf
BJ Ward Whopper
Frank Welker Catgut/Doo Dah Doggie Deliveryman
Mitsuru Yamahata Henry
Charles Adler(uncredited) Shadow Monster
Sorrell Booke(uncredited) Officer Edgar
Don Messick(uncredited) Red Alert Pup
Julie Payne(uncredited) 911 Operator


Neither Holly nor Ami Foster, who provided the voice of Holly, are present in this episode.

"Goodnight, Sweet Pups" is a play on "Goodnight, Sweet Prince" said by Horatio in William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

This is the second time where an adoption didn't go as planned. The first was Little Big Dog.

"Goodnight, Sweet Pups" was written by Paul Dini, who was known as the writer for TV Shows such as the 1996 Superman cartoon series and Batman Beyond.

The actors/actresses who are uncredited are Charles Adler, Sorrell Booke, and Julie Payne. Charles Adler, who provided the uncredited voice of the Shadow Monster in "Goodnight, Sweet Pups", was the same person who provided the voice of Flack in the TV special. Sorrell Booke, who provided the uncredited voice of Officer Edgar, was the same man who provided the voice of Mayor Fist in the TV special. Julie Payne, who provided the uncredited role of the 911 Operator, provided the voices of various female characters in many Garfield TV Specials and Garfield and Friends.

Ernie Hudson, who provided the voice of Officer Chauncey in The Rescue Pups, was known for his roles as Winston Zeddmore in the 1984 film Ghostbusters, Sergeant Albrecht in the 1994 film The Crow, and Warden Leo Glynn in the 1990's TV Series, Oz.

In "Goodnight, Sweet Pups", When Katrina told Catgut about capturing Cooler and His pals, Catgut's eyes are white.