Jonny Quest: Season 1, Episode 11

Skull and Double Crossbones (27 Nov. 1964)

TV Episode  |  TV-Y7  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
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When the Quests discover sunken treasure, they're taken prisoner by local pirates.


(as William D. Hamilton)
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Episode cast overview:
Mike Road ...
Roger T. 'Race' Bannon / Helmsman / Beam Operator (voice)
Jonny Quest (voice) (as Tim Matthieson)
Don Messick ...
Danny Bravo ...
Hadji (voice)
Doug Young ...
Jose / Superintendent Owens / Manuel (voice)
Chief / Francisco (voice)


While Dr. Quest studies ocean floor fish in his minisub, the boys take Bandit scuba diving. Their idyllic day in the sun takes a nasty turn, however, after Jonny discovers a Spanish doubloon at an old sunken ship. Jose, their hired cook, summons pirate cohorts, and the Quests are shortly after taken prisoner and threatened with death unless Jonny brings up the entire treasure for them. Hadji attempts to escape and bring help from the maritime police, but it's up to Bandit to save the day. Written by statmanjeff

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The title is describing the "Jolly Roger" flag that was flown by pirate ships in the Caribbean prior to the 19th century. See more »


The police have an American flag on their ship, but speak with British accents. See more »


Roger T. 'Race' Bannon: Jose, quick! The gun!
Jose: Si, señor, I have it.
Jose: [laughs while pointing it at Race] One move and you're dead.
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Don't judge the series by this episode
19 December 2008 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

While Dr. Quest is busy doing some underwater research, Jonny and Hadji (and Bandit) take the opportunity get in some swimming and general relaxation. On his way back to the boat, Jonny discovers an old gold doubloon on the ocean's floor. His discovery, however, is noted by a band of pirates looking for the same treasure Jonny stumbled on. To what lengths will this band of criminals go to get Jonny's secret?

Skull and Double Crossbones is what I would call a very weak episode of Jonny Quest. I've got several issues with it. First, there's way too much padding. While every episode of Jonny Quest has a certain amount of "down time", Skull and Double Crossbones takes it to the extreme. Half the episode is made up of Jonny and Hadji swimming, Dr. Quest examining ridiculously large fish, and Bandit's comic relief. That brings me to my second problem – Bandit. That crazy dog has always been my biggest problem with the series, but here he's more annoying than usual. Swimming into a fish's mouth, riding a dolphin, or going for help – it takes out any drama that the episode might have had going for it. Finally, the bad guys in Skull and Double Crossbones don't really do much for me. Other than being overt stereotypes, their not overly memorable. End the end, a 4/10 is about the best I can do for this one.

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