In the jungles of Brazil, Hadji, Jonny, Race and Bandit get on the bad side of a tribe of angry and relentless pygmies after saving their human sacrifice from death.


(as William D. Hamilton)

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Episode cast overview:
Mike Road ...
Jonny Quest (voice) (as Tim Matthieson)
Don Messick ...
Danny Bravo ...
Hadji (voice)
Doug Young ...
Various Pygmies / Senor Encino (voice)


Forced from the sky due to engine trouble, Race, Hadji, Jonny and Bandit crash land and discover a Brazilian pygmy staked out for death. They save him from becoming panther food but, for their interference, are taken prisoner by the pygmy tribe. At camp, Hadji uses his levitation trick to effect an escape, but Jonny's stumble over his own feet spoils it. As they're tied to stakes for the night, their grateful pygmy friend returns to stealthily set them free, but a spear, accidentally knocked into the camp fire, awakens the chief with a hotfoot. Angry and outraged, the pygmy chief hunts down the Quest party in retaliation. Now it's all Race, the boys and Bandit can do to stay alive, making their final stand on a hilltop against a tribe of angry savages. Written by statmanjeff

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11 December 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Just as in Pursuit of the Po-ho, this jungle tribe has no women. See more »


Jonny Quest: Race, do you really think they'll track us?
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: I'm sure of it, Jonny. Take a look down by the river. There's your answer.
Jonny Quest: Gosh, it didn't take 'em long.
Pygmy Chief: [at the river] Gohta komsi. Komsi gohta!
Hadji: Look! They sniff the ground like dogs.
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: They're the best trackers in the world, Hadji.
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A "new" episode for me
20 December 2008 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Race, Jonny, and Hadji are forced to land their plane in the middle of the jungle. Once on the ground, they discover an angry tribe of pygmies who seem to only want to see them dead.

Wow – I thought I had seen every episode of Jonny Quest. For whatever reason, I never watched A Small Matter of Pygmies as a kid and I must have skipped over it back when I first went through the DVD set. It's pretty cool to make this "discovery".

As for the episode, it's not bad at all. I enjoyed it much more than the previous two. The pygmies present a real threat to Jonny and the gang. There's a sense of danger about them as they trap Race, Jonny, and Hadji on top of the mountain and begin making their advance like a single, mindless killing machine. Even though I knew the guys would somehow escape, I got caught up in the story and found it worked for me. One thing that troubled me was the malfunctioning aircraft plot device. How many times do they use that in Jonny Quest? To be as smart and resourceful as the Quest Team is, they're terrible when it comes to regular aircraft maintenance.

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