"Mission 547: Safety Rules!" is the pilot of Danger Rangers, as it came out in 2003, but it was reaired as episode 7.
The Rangers are assembled together to take care of safety problems in various locations. Sully and Kitty take the house of a pig family known as the Curls. Burble takes a park where he teaches about playground safety to one kid and bike safety to another. Squeeky instructs traffic safety to his own annoyance. Burt then teaches what to do when you're lost, and then Sully instructs what to do around a stranger, particularly one who bothers you. Afterward, they have a pool party, but more safety rules are given, such as no running around a pool, and no horseplay either.
Savo alerts Sully (who is pretending to be a sea monster while bathing), Kitty (who is looking at a book and gets startled from being alerted by surprise), Burble (who is riding a bike on a curved ramp), Squeeky (who is eating cheese and greets the audience and has a helmet put on him), and Burt (who is controlling a giant robot he is in to attach a wind-up key to a machine). As for the part where Savo alerts Squeeky, he taunts him by saying that he does traffic duty so well when he does anything at all, causing a provoked Squeaky to throw the uneaten part of his cheese at him, and then he gets into the front basket of Burble's bicycle. They buckle up... well, everyone succeeds but Squeeky, whom Savo therefore automatically restrains in a rear-facing seat (which he has to sit in because he is not over 20 pounds). Rangers Sully and Kitty tell the audience not to go anywhere without a plan, and to tell an adult where they're going, whom they're with, and when they'll be back.
SULLY & KITTY'S MISSION: Rangers Sully and Kitty arrive at the house of the Curls (much to the amazement of the elder piglet offspring, Lucky, but to his father's lack of knowledge of purpose). When Sully tells the family more than half of all accidents happen in his home, a fearful Mr. Curl plans on moving, but Kitty stops him by saying that Sully meant it happens in absolutely everybody's home, more so than any place nobody can live in. Sully tells Lucky they'll need help finding hidden dangers. Because Lucky knows the motto ("Safety rules!"), he is given a Savo watch of his own, thus becoming an Official Junior Danger Ranger. It starts beeping around his mother and baby sister Bitzi in her arms. This convinces Lucky that he was right when he said having a new baby in the house was dangerous, but Kitty explains it was not Bitzi who was dangerous, but rather, a tiny squeaky blue ball she was holding (which Kitty takes away from her) because she could choke on it. Savo warns Lucky against babies going into contact with anything small enough like coins, small toys, or even balloons (for they can fit when they either aren't inflated, or they pop). The sound beeps again because of another hidden danger: a pot of cooking food whose handle is pointed to the front. Sully stops Lucky from going into the hazard and is fixing to take care of it, but Kitty does it instead, and they instruct the reason: little kids can reach and grab the handles, plus anyone can accidentally knock it over (onto little ones). Savo says that like pots of cooking food and stuff, blow dryers, curling irons, and even coffee machines look the same no matter what the temperature. Bitzi attempts to get into a cupboard, but Mrs. Curl stops her, not to mention gets a compliment from Kitty for her quick reflexes. Lucky reveals that to be the reason for child-safety latches, which are Sully and Kitty's favorite decorating accessory, for they keep poisons out of children's reach. Lucky reveals knowledge of the dangers of matches, causing him and Sully to rap in rhyme about fire safety, much to Kitty's annoyance, so she has Savo play a video on the Rangers saving a Raccoon family from a burning house.
In the video, Ranger Burble has stopped the father of the family from going in by bowling at him using Ranger Burt. Rangers Kitty and Burble put soaking towels underneath a door. Rangers Sully and Burt and the raccoon kids crawl through the hallway. One of the kids attempts to reach the door to the backyard, but Burt stops him and checks to see if the door is cool, which it isn't, which means there is a fire behind it. The Rangers get the kids outside to meet their father.
Unfortunately, the Curl family is out of sight, and Sully fetches suitcases, which are left on the floor, but then upon his opening the closet door, the watch beeps, and he and Kitty scan it with Savo's X-ray scan. The problem is a rifle. Rangers Kitty and Sully instruct the family and audience never to play with guns because they could be loaded, even though they may seem fun in movies, video games, or TV, but instead to tell an adult right away if they find one. Mr. Curl locks the closet and says that only he and his wife have the keys to the closet. Lucky's watch makes a different beep, meaning that all the hidden dangers are gone. Sully and Kitty instruct the family (especially Lucky) that if there's a real emergency, they should dial the emergency number ("911") (but not for fun).
BURBLE'S MISSION: On a playground, as a black lamb named Kelly is about to go for a ride on a merry-go-round, Burble tells her to take off her jacket because it could get caught on the bars and choke her. This is done, and she tells him to push her, but he reminds her of something else: no drawstrings sticking out. Then once she takes care of that, he pushes her on the merry-go-round. Savo warns him that a careless bike ride is riding his way: a puppy named Alex is riding his parents' bike that has no reflectors or horn, nor is he wearing a helmet or safety gear, and he is carelessly riding it down a hill and can't stop it (the worst bike riding habit Burble had seen). Burble saves him (and the bike falls over), writes him up for it, lectures him, and takes care of those problems. Alex promises to be more careful. Rangers Sully and Kitty arrive and put an Official Safety Seal of Approval on the bike to remind him of his promise.
SQUEEKY'S MISSION: When Squeeky's seat is lowered and Savo bids him goodbye, the closing is returned with calling him "Slave-o," correction, and cheesing, much to Savo's annoyance. After Burble's mission is over, Squeeky asks him, Sully, and Kitty for back-up. During his mission, there are traffic jams and horn-honking. He shouts at the drivers. He refuses Sully's suggestion of asking Savo to scan. He directs careful bike riders with signals. He tells a driver the same thing with a left-turn signal. While that driver does so, he flips him off his arm at a stop sign. He scolds a lady for supposedly "having none of her passengers buckled in," which turns out false. When Savo warns Squeeky of dangers, Squeeky loses his temper. Savo interrogatively reminds him of what car would be dangerous.
BURT'S MISSION: At a park, Burt asks Rangers Sully, Kitty, Burble, and Squeeky to back him up as he tells kids what to know if they get scared of anything. He uses a heavy locator cap (his latest invention) on a billy goat kid as what is supposed to help with it, but the kid can't move (Burt says he is working on that). He instructs them (especially any of them without such a hat) to stick with the grownup in charge of you, or tell a grownup in charge if they get do lost, whether to a park ranger in the park office if at the park, or to any store worker in a mall, or to a cop or mom with her own kids if on the streets.
In the same scene, Burt and Sully instruct what to do around strangers, as Sully uses Heather's doll to show what to do around strangers (but only in a real emergency), and gives her back to her.
Then they go for a swim. Sully does a "Safety Seal Water Wheel" in the pool. Burble catches a kid who slips from running around the pool and tells him never to do that, Squeeky helps a girl with her water wings (and teaches the audience about using floaty things if you're not a good swimmer, and always swimming with a buddy), her mother takes her into the pool, and Kitty stops two kids from horse-playing in the pool (and races them to the other end of the pool).
Eventually, the Rangers are thanked, and before they leave, they remind the crowd of safety rules ("Common Sense" in the episode version).
During the credits, the pilot of ending song plays.
Besides the Rangers, they consist of, for a few...
- The Curls
- Kelly Lamb
- Emily's Mom
- Mrs. Hopper
- Hopper Children
- Raccoon Homeowner
- Raccoon Kids
- Otter Boys
- Background Trio
- Hippo Driver
- Savo: Ranger Squeaky, off to headquarters, please!
Squeeky: Ok, Slave-O!
(He throws cheese at him)
Savo: Oh no! I've been cheesed!
- Savo: That's what you do so well. ... when you do anything at all.
- Squeeky: I am a Danger Ranger, and I am riding in a backwards safety seat!
- Savo: Goodbye, Ranger Rodent.
Squeeky: Goodbye, Slave-o.
Savo: It's "Savo." "Safety Alert Vectometer," you whiskered little action figure!
(Squeeky reappears with a helmet, brown coat, and boots, and heaves cheese at Savo)
Savo: (sarcastically) I do so enjoy that mouse's cheese wit!
- Sully: Well, looks can be deceiving, Kitty. Take me, for instance. I'm handsome, but I'm also a nice... you know, I'm really handsome.
Kitty: Dangers lurk where they least expect. That's why they need us, Sully. Oh, and, you're not that handsome.
- Sully: More than half of all accidents occur in your home.
Mr. Curl: That does it. We're movin'!
Kitty: No, what Sully meant was more accidents occur at home than anywhere else. Not just your home, Mr. Curl. Everyone's home.
- Lucky: I told you having a new baby sister was a dangerous idea.
Kitty: The baby's not dangerous. But this sure is. Your Savo sounded because that toy is too dangerous for Bitzi. She could choke on it.
- Savo: And poisons can make you very sick. I feel really ill just being in the vicinity. Oh, the murder. Oh, the pain.
- Sully: Take your matches, and put them away,/Because those matches are not for play!
Lucky: (chuckles) Cool! That rhymes!
Kitty: (sighs) Don't encourage him.
Sully: Well, I slide my Savo into (?) checker./Show me to your (OW!) smoke detector!
Kitty: Oh, boy. Did I warn you? I warned you?
Sully: I found it!/Now sound it!/A beep means, "Get out!"/Uh huh!/There's fire about!/Uh-huh!
- Sully: Now, kids, this is very important. So listen and remember. If you ever find a gun, you should not touch it. It could be loaded.
Kitty: Tell an adult right away. Guns may seem exciting in movies and video games and on TV...
Sully & Kitty: ... but they are very, very dangerous.
Sully: Guns are not toys.
Kitty: They are not safe.
Mr. Curl: Right. From now on, this closet stays locked, and no one has the keys, but mom, and me.
- (Lucky's Savo watch makes a different beep.)
Lucky: Hey! What's that beep mean?
Sully: Well, that, my little piggy protegé, means all the hidden dangers in this house are taken care of.
Kitty: Your home is Danger-Ranger-ready.
- Kelly Lamb: Oh, right. No hanging drawstrings.
- Burble: I haven't seen bike riding habits as bad as yours since... Come to think of it, I've never seen bike habits as bad as yours.
- Alex: (gulps) Am I gonna have to pay a fine or something?
Burble: Oh, worse than that. You're gonna have to listen to me and listen good! No more riding without a helmet!
(Burble puts a helmet on Alex's head)
You get reflectors!
(He puts on a headlight and a back wheel reflector)
You get a horn!
(He puts a horn on the bike)
You get all the proper bike safety equipment!
(He buckles the helmet straps, puts elbow and knee pads on said joints, and gives him gloves)
And please, check those brakes and tires every day before you take your bike out, okay, little guy?
Alex: Yes, uh, yes, sir! I will, sir! Sir! And I'll only ride on designated bike paths with the proper safety equipment from now on, sir!
- Squeeky: What are you, a couple of road flash short of a ticket today, Sully?
- Squeeky: (to a hippo driver) You know, car drivers and bike riders use the same hand signals, ace. So show me a left hand signal.
(He extends his arm straight out the window, and to commend this and be clear about it, Squeak hops on.)
(Unfortunately, in traffic talk, "right" always refers to the opposite of left, so the driver bends his elbow so his hand would be pointed up, accidentally tossing Squeeky at a stop sign.)
- Savo: Danger! Danger!
Squeeky: I know, I know, I know!
- Billy Goat: But I can't move!
Burt: I'm working on that.
- Sully: (using Heather's doll to represent his receivers of the following lesson and pretending to be the bad stranger) Now, if a stranger ever tries to force you to go with them, and they're grabbing you or hurting you, it's okay to bite, it's okay to kick or punch or scream. (girly voice) Get away from me! I'm not going with you! (he makes the doll slap himself and fight with him) Leave me alone! Help! This isn't my mother or father! Get off! Help!
Kids: Totally cool!/All right./I get it.
(After this pretend fight, Sully ends up having gotten into a "pretzel")
Sully: (normal voice from then on) But, remember, kids, you only do that in a real emergency.
(He walks sideways on his fingers. Heather takes her doll back.)
Sully: G-- Thanks, Heather. I think you guys are Danger-Ranger-ready.
- Sully: Safety seal water wheel!
- Squeeky: Oh, forget about it. These are definitely you, Emily.
- Kitty: Last one to the wall's a slimy shellfish.
- (Last spoken lines, as the Danger Rangers are leaving on the hovercraft and various citizens are thanking the Rangers for everything)
Sully: Always remember, everyone, whether you're at home, at school, or outside playing with your friends, think safe, play safe, be safe, because...
Everyone: Safety rules!
- Gabriela and Fallbot do not appear here.
- Oddly, however, Gabriela does appear in the "Common Sense" song segment.
- This is when Savo is voiced by the late Jonathan Harris. Unfortunately, he wouldn't live to see this episode air once. Charlie Adler would take over and imitate Harris's doing everywhere else.
- Ranger Kitty and the two male Rangers whose names start with S break the fourth wall the most in this episode, more so than Kitty does in the second reprise of "Everybody Be Water Safe" in "Water Works" and Sully in "Wild Wheels."
- It aired in 2003 before the real series began, but it reaired as episode 7.
- This is the first of two times Burble saves a puppy from the pain that would have come from careless bike riding, the second being "Wild Wheels."
- Jason Marsden (the voice of Lucky Curl and Alex in this episode) and Grey DeLisle (the voice of Kitty throughout the show) voiced two main characters in Disney's TV series The Weekenders, with Marsden as Tino and DeLisle as Lor. (The same information is provided in "Wild Wheels" and "Where the Fun Never Stops.")
- In the Lilo and Stitch: The Series episode "Baby-Fier," aside from Kevin Michael Richardson and Rob Paulsen as Captain Gantu and Reuben, as they always did, Grey DeLisle and Jason Marsden voiced Nani and Dr. Jumba (respectively) as babies. (Again, the same information is provided in "Wild Wheels" and "Where the Fun Never Stops.") Also, in "Skip," DeLisle voiced Mertle Edmonds as a teenager.
- Jason Marsden and Rob Paulsen both did voices in the DisneyToon film A Goofy Movie and its direct-to-video sequel An Extremely Goofy Movie as Max Goof and PJ Pete, respectively. (Again, you know what two episodes have the same information.)
- Jonathan Harris and Sherry Lynn did voices in Toy Story 2, with Harris as Geri and Lynn doing additional voices.
- Jonathan Harris and Rob Paulsen did additional voices in the Paddington Bear cartoon series, while Charlie Adler, Harris's replacement as the voice of Savo, did the titular protagonist's voice.
- Jonathan Harris, Jerry Houser, and Rob Paulsen all did unknown voices in certain numbers of episodes in the late-80s TV series Foofur.
- When Squeeky shows trouble buckling in, at first, toe lines and curves are not shown on his bare feet, so it looks like he is wearing boots of the same color as his primary fur. Also, when he is yelling at Savo that he is working his seatbelt and straining, his feet look two-toed. Normally, he has three toes on each foot. Ultimately, when he protests the automatic restraints, briefly, the tops of his feet have toe lines, but his soles don't.
- Then, when Sully tells the audience his part of what they should tell an adult, Kitty's thigh and foot are pink like her primary fur.
- Back to Squeeky, when it's time for Squeeky to go, briefly, the left half of the bottom half of his jumpsuit is gone.
- Also in the same scene, after said goof ends, the blue part of the right side of his head, including his ear, are briefly purple like his uniform.
- When Lucky expresses excitement for Sully's rhyme, his feet are pink, but usually, they are brown.
- Briefly in the flashback scene, the Raccoon Homeowner's pupil briefly turns white, like it's not filled in black, but instantly becomes black again.
- There are times when sometimes Sully has three whiskers on his left cheek, and two on the right; sometimes it's the other way around.
- During the "911" number, when Kitty and the background sing, "When you hear that voice, my friend" the second time, Kitty's feet are pink like her primary fur without any "zigzag connections."
- Also, the sole of the police backup singer's foot only once shows a circular pad and no "edge line" between the sole and anywhere else; anytime else, there is no pad and there is an "edge line."
- Plus, on Burble's side of the mission, Alex's feet have no pads on the soles and have "edges" between the soles and anywhere else, but when Alex lifts up one foot while promising to only ride on designated bike paths, that sole has a pink, circular pad and no edge line.
- On Squeeky's side of the mission, when he witnesses two bicyclers' turn signals, at first, the monkey bicycler's turning bars are gray, but when Squeeky tells the two to go on, the turning bars are red like most of the bike.
- Also, it is never explained how Burt could possibly have pushed a certain baby carriage (or "pram" for our British viewers) while disguised as a mother, and then, during motion of the camera, then emerge right out of the baby carriage disguised as a child. It just happens without any logical explanation.
- Later, when Sully demonstrates stranger lessons using Heather's doll, and we see the back views of the kids, Alex is shown in his green swim trunks and no shirt, but back to front, he's wearing his casual outfit again. This goof is shown again when Sully pretends to have the doll fight him.
- When the park kids watch in excitement, the raccoon boy is wearing a gray T-shirt instead of his usual green one.
- In the pool, when Sully lies on his back and tells everybody to get into the pool, he has three whiskers on his right cheek, and two on his left.
Relevant Lessons Not TaughtEdit
- Among places that are too dangerous for babies to go into, that includes garages, laundry rooms, and bathrooms; a baby could get into a toilet and drown, the same goes for mop buckets, get into a kitty litter box (mistaking it for a sandbox) and get so sick that he or she would have to be rushed to the hospital, and even fall off the narrow edge of a bathtub.
- Water pistols (aka Squirt guns) are toys, but they are not to be used indoors, especially around electric things like TVs, computers, video game consoles, lamps, or machinery, or around wooden furniture, or on just anyone else.
- For anyone with orthodontic braces, keep orthodontic headgear out of reach of little children or dogs, for either will mistake it for toys.
- For the same sort of reason, for anyone with the following, keep orthodontic retainers out of their reach.
- Babies and younger children should be kept away from electric outlets. In fact, where there are any children that young, outlets should be covered with some sort of designated cover when nothing is plugged into them.
- Nobody should bite or play with cords.
- Children should not handle sharp knives or tools.