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“Fossa-Palooza”, sometimes styled as “Fossa Palooza”, is the sixteenth episode of the third season of Wild Kratts, originally airing on PBS Kids on July 22, 2015. Overall, it is the 82nd episode of the series. The episode was written and directed by Chris Kratt.
In this episode, Chris is disappointed that he has not seen the fossa during his time on Madagascar, and has to leave Madagascar, along with the rest of the Wild Kratts, for Mother’s Day. However, he falls out of the garage hatch door, mid-flights and lands back on Madagascar, where he meets his first fossas. Donita Donata and her henchman, Dabio, also head to Madagascar, this time to collect lemurs to use as scarves for last-minute Mother’s Day shoppers.
The episode begins with a live-action segment. The Kratt brothers talk about how fossas can chase lemurs in the treetops. Afterward, they ask their “What if?” question, and the show transitions into the cartoon segment.
Chris refuses to leave Madagascar because he has not seen the fossa, but the Wild Kratts need to leave because they have to get ready for Mother’s Day. Martin especially mentions that their mom was not happy the last time they missed Mother's Day. Chris finally caves in when Martin mentions that they have to go to make their mom proud. They enter the Tortuga and take off. A disappointed Chris goes down to the garage to organize some gear. But in the main room, Martin accidentally sits on a switch, causing the garage hatch door to open and Chris to fly out of the Tortuga. Meanwhile, Donita Donata and Dabio overhear the Wild Kratts’ talking about Mother’s Day. She is inspired to create Mother’s Day fashions involving lemurs for last-minute shoppers.
Chris lands on Madagascar. He decides to stick with a group of diademed sifakas while he awaits rescue, which comes his way after his fellow teammates realize that he is missing. To help his teammates spot him, Chris covers a tall tree with his parachute. He then spots his first fossas. He follows them through the treetops as they hunt the sifakas.
After landing on Madagascar, Donita Donata and Dabio locate a group of diademed sifaka. Donita fires pose beam lasers at a few, freezing them in suspended animation. Martin finds Chris’s parachute and lands in the forest near Donita and Dabio. A fossa then runs past him. He follows the fossa and finds Chris and the fossa’s cub. After mentioning what he saw Donita doing, Martin tells Aviva to make Fossa Creature Power Suits. Jimmy teleports the discs to the Kratt brothers, who activate their Creature Power Suits. They find Donita and release the lemurs she and Dabio have captured. Donita admits defeat before leaving Madagascar. In the end, Chris and Martin skydive down from the Tortuga to their mom’s home.
The show transitions into the concluding live action segment. The Kratt brothers are watching a sleeping, female fossa. Afterward, they conclude the episode by saying “Keep on creature adventuring, we’ll see you on the creature trail!”
Note: Featured animals are in bold.
- Diademed Sifaka
- Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
- Parson's Chameleon
- Lowland Streaked Tenrec (called Tenrec)
- Amazon cockroach
Note: Live action and mentioned animals are linked to Wikipedia.
- Verreaux's sifaka (called Sifaka)
- Red-fronted lemur (called Red-fronted brown lemur)
- Northern sportive lemur (called Sportive lemur)
- Ring-tailed lemur
- Greater bamboo lemur
- African wild dog
- Pygmy mouse lemur
- Blue-legged chameleon (called Chameleon)
- Madagascar bright-eyed frog
- Lesser hedgehog tenrec (called Tenrec)
- O'Shaughnessy's chameleon
- Banded mongoose (called Mongoose)
- This is the first and only appearance of Mom Kratt.
- Martin didn't name an animal in this episode.
- (June 23, 2015). "AETN offers new Wild Kratts episodes as part of PBS KIDS Summer Safari." AETN. Retrieved July 28, 2015.