|The One That Got Away!|
|Season 5, Episode 12|
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The Pigs need cash. Something they simply can't get from their boss. The answer? Moonlight for Milton Midas, dump some odd drums in the gorge, and all of your troubles are gone! That is, if the drums weren't to land in a river that empties into the forest's waterhole. But this is no ordinary waterhole - it is part of Cyril's new ad campaign, Bert and Cedric's fishing hole at Rippling Pond, as well as home to Old Tom, the largest catfish in the area.
Cyril Sneer and Mr. Knox have apparently changed their ways as now they advocate for the environment. They've experienced a shift and take a promotional picture for their new campaign. Of course, Milton Midas lurks in the shadows and gets the Pigs to be his stooges for dumping barrels of toxic waste at a well beloved place for all of the Evergreen Forest's denizens.
Soon, we see a side of Cyril we never really have before as the Pigs tell him they dumped the toxic waste into the special place. Additionally, Bert and Cedric are appalled at Bentley as they believed he dimed out the spot which reportedly only they knew about. Nevertheless, Midas is prosecuted and leaving Bentley to sob on his own at the Already dead fishing hole.
- The Bears (silent cameo)
- Ingrid Bellamour (silent cameo)
- Mr. Knox
- Lady Baden-Baden (silent cameo)
- Milton Midas
- The Pigs
- Professor Smedley-Smythe (gibberish voice only)
- Mr. Willow
- Woodchuck Berry (mentioned)
- Woodchuck Berry is mentioned in this episode.
- Ingrid Bellamour makes a cameo in this episode.
- The following who knew of the pond are Bert, Cedric, Ralph, Melissa, Mr. Willow, Cyril (and his dad).
- Stock footage of Bentley looking down at the lake, crying, in Trouble Shooter! can be seen.
- This is the only episode with a horrible ending.
- Ain't No Planes is played at the end of this episode as we see Bert, Cedric, Ralph, Melissa, Mr. Willow and Cyril and the memories that they had at they fishing hole.
- This episode really shows how much Cyril Sneer has changed as he is seen helping the environment and he shows how much the fishing hole meant to him when he is angry at the Pigs and when he is with everyone at the fishing hole at the end of the episode.
- This episode also shows that Milton Midas is much, much worse than what Cyril Sneer had been when he was the villain in the earlier episodes of The Raccoons.
- It appears that Milton Midas could have been the new villain of The Raccoons if the show had continue beyond Season 5.
- This is the series finale. The bonus episode is Go For Gold!.