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To the Moon Baboon

"To the Moon Baboon" is the twenty-fifth episode of the Donkey Kong Country television series.

Cranky is up late using his telescope to study the moon, while Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are asking him ridiculous questions about it. At one point, they begin to discuss the plot of a movie they saw, Maniac Monkeys on the Moon, that took place on the moon: part of it involves the protagonists finding a time capsule sent there by a past generation. The monkeys then begin wondering what it would be like on the moon, and, upon hearing Donkey Kong say if "it were cool if [they] could take a picture of [themselves] and send it to the moon!" Cranky states that a time capsule is a good idea.

The next morning, DK and Diddy are heading toward Bluster Barrelworks to tell Candy and Bluster about the time capsule. The two have already head outside, and Candy, upon being asked where she is going, states that she was given the afternoon off to get a donation for the time capsule. DK asks how Bluster knew about it, and he tells him that he was placed in charge. He states that he offered his facilities and transportation for free, explaining that it was his contribution to the capsule. Bluster then insults Donkey Kong, stating that he would have nothing of importance to contribute, and Donkey Kong tries to respond, but fails. He then leaves, depressed, to find something "big and important" to give. K. Rool and Klump then emerge from behind a fake bush.

Heading back to base in a mine cart, stating how insulted he feels about not being invited to contribute to the capsule, when he is stopped by a Klaptrap named Jr. Klap Trap, who asks the king for his dentures back, but he is annoyed by his request. Inside the tunnels, he continues to express his anger, but is hit on the head by a low-hanging lantern.

K. Rool eventually regains consciousness thanks to Klump and Krusha, and is reminded about the Kong's time capsule. He then comes up with a plan; Klump thinks he wishes to destroy the rocket (which is the capsule), but K. Rool angrily demands that they search the vault for a truly diabolical device, stating that he wishes to make a contribution.

Back at Bluster Barrelworks, Bluster is admiring the design of the rocket barrel when Donkey Kong comes in carrying a pair of dumbbells. Bluster sarcastically asks what the future would do with them, and DK states that they would "work out", leading him to falsely admit that his contributing the weights was a joke. However, he instead offers his tie as a donation, but Bluster remarks that he has nothing to give to the future. DK still denies this, saying that he has something really amazing to contribute to the capsule, when he really does have nothing.

At his house, Donkey Kong is rummaging through a chest of stuff when the elevator comes up; it is Diddy, holding a custom-made conga that he is going to give to the time capsule. Donkey Kong still does not know what to give, but, with the help of Diddy (through song), Donkey Kong is given an idea. He returns to the site, Bluster insulting him again, but Donkey Kong tells him that he has gotten something special, his favorite part about the island: bananas. He holds out a single banana, and Bluster laughs at it (he also states the DK "Even [he] can't have ideas that stupid!", though he replies, "Yes I can! In fact, I have a whole bunch of them!") Candy and Dixie then arrive, Dixie giving Bluster her donation. He throws it in the rocket barrel and insultingly tells them about Donkey Kong's idea to send bananas. Candy, however, stands up for him, telling Bluster that it is a good idea for DK to send something that means so much to him. Bluster then wishes to see what is so special about Dixie's donation, though the female apes stop him before he can open it, and convince Bluster to accept DK's bananas. However, even after this, Bluster still refuses the bananas.

Over at Funky's Flights, Diddy is surprised to see that Funky will be donating his prize-winning surfboard. Donkey Kong states that it is a special contribution, though Funky and Diddy tell him that the bananas he thought about donating were more special, that it is because of them that he has the strength to take on K. Rool and his minions. DK then asks that, if the bananas are so special, then why Bluster was selected to run the operation.

Cranky is rummaging through his belongings, searching for something specific, when he hears a knock on the door. When he hears it is Donkey Kong, he attempts to have him help, but DK forces him to hear what he has to say. He asks why Bluster was chosen to head the capsule when it was Donkey Kong's idea, to which the old ape answers by sarcastically asking if he has "a rocket ship, or barrels to send to the moon." Defeated and disappointed, DK is then asked by an exited Cranky to help him set up what he was looking for: a film projector. Meanwhile, Klump and Krusha are outside, watching the events play out. They play the film, and it shows various clips of K. Rool's failures, including the time he tried to steal the Crystal Coconut on live TV, the time Klump sabotaged his supersonic satellite, one of times he and his minions were flung off by the traps on the bridge to Cranky's hut, and the time Donkey Kong punched him in the eye. He then has Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong guard the Crystal Coconut while he takes the film to Bluster. While doing so, Diddy is messing with various elixirs while also trying to help Donkey Kong think of an idea. When he sees the Crystal Coconut, he tells Diddy to go and give his drum; he has thought of an idea.

On the way back to K. Rool's lair, Klump and Krusha are stopped by Jr. Klap Trap, still requesting that they return his dentures. However, his request is once again denied and Klump and Krusha continue on their way to the king. They excitedly report to him that the apes are sending the clips of his failures to the moon, which angers K. Rool. In order to ensure that future generations do not see him as a failure and a fool, he has his two minions blow up the rocket.

Bluster, in the meantime, is excited that his name will go down in history, when a confident Donkey Kong shows up, carrying what he believes to be a worthy donation; however, it is in a wrapped box and he will not show it to Bluster who fumes. As he puts the box in the rocket, Klump and Krusha arrive, telling Bluster that they are going to blow up the rocket. Bluster cowers upon seeing their explosives, but the crocodiles run away when Donkey Kong emerges before them from the rocket. Still carrying the bombs, the minions are disoriented from the explosion until Donkey Kong begins to chase them.

Cranky and Diddy return to his cabin, only to find both Donkey Kong and the Crystal Coconut are gone. Cranky wonders who could have taken it, but is surprised when Diddy proclaims that it was DK; he had thought of a perfect idea, and figures he was referring to the coconut.

At K. Rool's hideout, Donkey Kong pummels his minions, and requests K. Rool's presence. He tells the king to stay away from the capsule, but he instead rushes to a mine cart with Jr. Klap Trap, now with his dentures returned, and heads to the capsule's launch site, with Donkey Kong chasing after him. Klump and Krusha wake up, but decide not to follow. Donkey Kong is following K. Rool by swinging from vines, and eventually jumps into a mine cart. They continue the race to the site until they reach a track intersection; K. Rool's cart knocks DK's off the track, a dazed Donkey Kong emerging seconds later.

At the Barrelworks nearby, the rocket barrel is about to launch as Candy, Dixie, Funky, and Bluster watch, but Diddy and Cranky have Bluster abort just in time. K. Rool then arrives, and has Jr. Klap Trap devour the rocket, but Cranky tells the king that the Crystal Coconut is inside. Horrified, he kicks a barrel at Jr. Klap Trap and he begins to eat it, with Diddy continuing to distract him by sending several other barrels his way. Donkey Kong then arrives, intent on continuing the launch. Cranky tells him not to, but is too late; Donkey Kong presses the button, and the rocket blasts into the air. After some seconds, a livid K. Rool asks Cranky why he put the coconut in the rocket, to which Cranky then tells him that it was really Donkey Kong who donated it. Diddy, Cranky, and K. Rool angrily ask why Donkey Kong would donate the Crystal Coconut in the first place, however DK himself states that putting the coconut on the ship would be a terrible idea. He then tells everyone that he hid it somewhere for safekeeping while he went to donate a song that he wrote. Hearing that the Crystal Coconut was never in danger, K. Rool is angered that his greatest failures are now stored for future generations, blaming Jr. Klap Trap and confiscating his dentures (even though it was not his fault). DK then explains to the others that the song was inspired by the Crystal Coconut, and proceeds to sing it. Afterward, Bluster notices the rocket; he explains that it delivered the capsule, and is flying back to the island. However, instead of landing, it flies towards K. Rool's lair and crashes, resulting in the vehicle exploding.


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  • When King K. Rool hears about the montage of his failures, he refers himself as "King K. Fool." In DK: Jungle Climber, Diddy Kong calls him this as an insult wherein in the episode he referred him as "King K. Clown" after watching the video.