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Episode(#J69 / #E69)
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Trick or Trek
Name (JP) ウィスピーの森のエコツアー
- Meaning The Eco Tour of Whispy Woods
Air Date (JP)February 8, 2003
Copy AbilityTornado
Demon BeastNone

Trick or Trek is the 69th episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.

Synopsis

Even after all this time, the Cappies still haven't acquired a respect for nature. Whispy Woods is frustrated that Tiff, Tuff and Kirby are the only ones left who still know how valuable the woods are. Maybe if the Cappies saw more of the woods, they'd learn to appreciate it. Tiff and her friends start planning an eco-tour of the Whispy Woods forest, but King Dedede and Escargoon intercept their idea and host the tour themselves. But they just want to use this as a scheme to build their royal country club! (again) Nonetheless, he manages to get Mayor Blustergas, Chief Bookem, Buttercup, Iroo, Spikehead and Honey to join the tour. Kirby and crew tag along to keep an eye on the two troublemakers - but who knows what other tricks they could pull in this trek through the mysterious Whispy Woods forest?

Episode Summary

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Tiff confronts Chef kawasaki Trick or Trek KRBAY

Tiff confronting Chef Kawasaki

The episode begins with Chef Kawasaki dropping off some trash at Whispy Woods' forest. Suddenly, Tuff jumps out of the bushes at the litterbug, which startles Kawasaki and causes him to freak out at the sight of being caught. In the middle of this, Tiff also comes out of a bush and questions the chef, and he says that everybody in Cappy Town dumps junk at the forest. Tiff grunts and frustratingly asks "When is everybody gonna learn that we have to treat nature with respect?"

The episode then cuts to Tiff, Tuff and Kirby water some flowers near Whispy Woods himself. The old tree thanks them for protecting the forest, also noting that they are the only residents of Cappy Town that really care for the forest as much as he does. Continuing on the topic, Tuff makes a suggestion to Whispy Woods to keep everyone who dumps trash out of the forest, and Tiff agrees, though adding on that everybody except for themselves should be kept out in an effort the area clean. However, Whispy disagrees, and he states that his forest "open to all". He then suggests that they create a tour so that people can experience the woods for themselves.

After the show's theme song, the episode continues with the group hanging out at Castle Dedede's library. Tiff and Kirby are making posters and brochures while King Dedede and his sidekick Escargoon are quietly spying on their plans. King Dedede decides that it would be a perfect opportunity to take over Whispy Woods. So the king swiftly tells everyone in Cappy Town about it on Channel DDD, and advertises it as a survival test.

When the participants show up at the forest (albeit creating a smaller crowd then previously expected), King Dedede and Escargoon are there at the entrance, telling the Cappies to take their own backpacks and get moving into the woods. Just in time, Tiff, Tuff, and Kirby appear and Tiff is frustrated at the two essentially stealing their idea, but the king claims that he loves nature, however Tiff is suspicious at him as always. Nevertheless, the group tags along, hoping to move the focus back on to learning about preserving nature.

King Dedede uses the opportunity to take notes about the wildlife and make it appear as if he is actually a "nature lover", but in reality he is taking notes for his country club's features, and the participating cappies begin to admire the scenery. However, as the tour continues, the cappies begin to grow frustrated at Tiff's long list of rules, such as stepping on flowers and picking fruit.

The group at a campfire

The group roasting food at a campfire

After a picnic near a lake, Tiff, Tuff and Kirby are left behind picking up a bit of trash that some cappies left behind, leaving the king and Escargoon alone to concinvce the cappies to cut down some trees in order to make a campfire. When Tiff arrives at the scene, she is enraged and yells at the two to end the tour. King Dedede and Escargoon agree and leave Tiff in charge, however she doesn't know the way out of the woods. They walk through the forest and Tiff tries to lead them out of the woods, but she doesn't know the way, and neither does Chief Bookem. Suddenly, King Dedede, disguised as a bear, scares the group into running even deeper into the forest. After walking in circles while the sun is setting, Tiff proclaims that the tour's group will be camping out for the night, which, in the process, forces Tiff to go against almost every rule that she set up earlier. They chop down some wood for a fire, catch some fish, and pick some wild mushrooms and fruit to cook over the campfire to eat.

The next morning, King Dedede and Escargoon decide to leave the forest, now having everything planned out for the country club. But when they cross a bridge across a running stream, the king starts hopping up and and down, causing the wooden bridge to break and the two to fall down into the river. Meanwhile, Tiff and co. encounter the same river that the duo fell into, and they find their booklet, which includes not only a map of the forest, but also their plans for the country club. Meanwhile, King Dedede and Escargoon, having no map, are now the ones lost in the forest. They try to create a campfire, but accidentally cause a forest fire.

The fire quickly spreads far and wide, with the ones who caused it frantically running away from it. They encounter Whispy Woods, who grabs them in their tracks. Meanwhile, Tiff and the tour participants are also running around not knowing what to do. Suddenly, they see Waddle Doo flying a helicopter searching for King Dedede and Escargoon. Tiff tells Kirby to inhale the flying device's blades. Kirby does just that and transforms into Tornado Kirby.

Kirby immediately hops into a nearby river and unleashes a tornado while underwater, causing it to "rain" all over the forest, which promptly puts the fire out, just as Whispy Woods was about to let King Dedede and Escargoon burn out of anger. However, that doesn't stop the two from getting struck by lightning soon afterwards. As punishment for their actions, King Dedede and Escargoon must plant some trees for the forest, and the episode ends with them doing just that.


End of spoilers

Changes in the dub

  • The picture that Tiff draws showing red strips of paper on the side of the picture was airbrushed out.
  • One of the scenes where it shows the cappies walking in the middle of the forest was removed from the English dub due to time restraints.
  • The red mark on the soda can that closely resembles a kanji was airbrushed out.

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