In San Francisco, many are falling sick to poisonings of what look like various toxins and chemicals. The Planeteers go to investigate. Ma-Ti's obsession for old mystery novels makes him eager to prove how good a detective he is. However, none of them notice Verminous Skumm's presence when every place they examine is sabotaged and those they get information from sicken. Ma-Ti's distractions don't help the others learn everything soon enough to solve the problem, so they have him stay behind while they meet a talking mime who invites them to a restaurant at the Bay called The Sinking Ship. They soon learn who he is and that he causes the disease here by feeding runoff-contaminated seafood, and need help to escape when they are about to be made to eat it themselves... Written by
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The female victim wearing the bib Ma-Ti removes is shown wearing it a second later, while he is no longer holding it, though he has it from then on. See more
[as his followers remove metal cones from the ceiling
Now our specials tonight are lobster-nitrate, served with fertilizer runoff, dry-cleaning-style clam-chowder...
You can't make us eat!
[one is stuffed in his mouth, the others get the same treatment
...crabcakes fried in dirty wate-foil, and oysters heavy-metal, in a pesticide sauce. And for dessert, cherry ice-cream! Huh?
[one of his henchmen shows up with something on a platter
Sorry, make that cherry-stone *clam* ice-cream. With toxic ...