Bud has an essay to write about whale-hunting. While thinking about it he goes to sleep in his skiff and has a strange dream. Before his eyes, Captain Peabody is about to harpoon the animal but the whale flips the skiff over.

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Bud has an essay to write about whale-hunting. While thinking about it he goes to sleep in his skiff and has a strange dream. Before his eyes, Captain Peabody is about to harpoon the animal but the whale flips the skiff over.

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5 November 1966 (USA)  »

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French title; La chasse à la baleine. See more »

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Bud's wild imagination
5 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Unfortunately this is one of the silliest episodes. Sandy leaves for his job helping the fishermen and encourages Bud to surprise Porter and his teacher by actually finishing an assignment on time. In this instance it is a book report on "Moby Dick" Bud dozes off reading the book in the skiff and awakes to find himself face to face with an old whaler Captain Peabody who then pursues an imaginary pod of whales. Whilst the whale footage is stunning, the story line drags on with the whaler repeatedly urging Bud ever closer only for Bud to tackle the whaler out of the skiff to avoid him harpooning the gray whale.

There's footage of Sandy fishing and Porter checking buoys with the Coastguard and Bud meanwhile Bud's whale dream continues with a moral lecture from Bud about saving whales because of a baby and he enlists Flipper's help causing Peabody to threaten to kill Flipper causing Bud to finally wake up. Bud realizes he's out of gas but conveniently Porter is flying overhead in the float plane. Bud is caught fishing in the skiff and not doing chores and Porter radios to Sandy at the dock to rescue Bud. Bud works so hard on his report that Porter lets him swim with Flipper who then must rescue the "Moby Dick" book that falls into the water. An oddball disjointed episode.


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