Jonny Quest: Season 1, Episode 9

Double Danger (13 Nov. 1964)

TV Episode  |  TV-Y7  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
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While Dr. Quest scouts Thailand for hallucinogenic plants, Race is secretly replaced by a lookalike enemy agent seeking Benton's formula.


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Episode cast overview:
Mike Road ...
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon / Korchek (voice)
Jonny Quest (voice) (as Tim Matthieson)
John Stephenson ...
Dr. Benton C. Quest / Suthep (voice)
Danny Bravo ...
Hadji (voice)
Bandit (voice)
Vic Perrin ...
Dr. Zin (voice)
Cathy Lewis ...
Jade (voice)
Tol Avery ...
Tabak (voice)


Dr. Quest must go to Thailand to get some plants for a medicinal cure to prolonged space travel. As Hadji and Jonny join Race for a photo shoot, the latter is about to be abducted by one of Dr. Quest's enemies and replaced by a lookalike in order to steal Quest's secret formula. Written by RealLiveClaude

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13 November 1964 (USA)  »

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First appearance of Race's "old flame" Jade. See more »


A remote ancient temple surrounded by jungle has an electronically controlled secret passage stone door (to which a time-bomb is connected). No explanation given for where its power source comes from. See more »


Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Hey, what is this?
Korchek: "Hey, what is this?"
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: And let's cut out the fun and games, Little Sir Echo. What's going on here?
Korchek: "Let's cut out the fun and games, Little Sir Echo. What's going on here?" Release him, Tabak. He's not going anywhere.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Okay, I'll play. Now, who are ya and what's the game?
Korchek: My name is Race Bannon, I was born in Wilmette, Illinois, I am thirty-two years old, my father's name is John, my mother's Sarah, and I am very close to the work of Dr. Benton Quest. How am I doing, Tabak?
Tabak: ...
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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The Quests in Thailand
11 December 2008 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Dr. Quest is in Thailand doing research with some plants that may prove beneficial to future spaceflights. While there, Race takes the opportunity to visit a giant Buddah deep in the jungle for some pictures. But when Race comes back, something's different. It takes Jonny and Hadji a while to figure it out, but there's definitely something odd going on. Race's old flame, Jade, shows up and quickly confirms the boys' suspicions - that's not Race Bannon!

Double Danger is a good, solid episode. The whole idea of a double for Race may be a bit hokey (even I realized how problematic it was as a kid back in the 60s), but it presents an unusual, "fun" situation. I've always found it funny that the highly trained double would blow his cover about five seconds after meeting up with the boys. What an idiot! And calling the monkey "Bandit" is a little to obvious a mistake. Finally, the addition of a woman to the cast like Jade was a very nice, inspired decision. I only wish she could have appeared more often.

A few episodes back, I wrote that it's kind of weird that the series was called Jonny Quest when Jonny so often had little to do in each episode. Double Danger is an exception to this comment. It's Jonny's (and Hadji's) detective work in this episode that saves the day.

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