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"Rainforest Stew" is the eleventh episode of the second season of Wild Kratts, originally airing on PBS Kids on April 3, 2013. Overall, it is the 51st episode of the series. The episode was written and directed by Chris Kratt. On April 9, 2013, "Rainforest Stew" was first released on DVD as part of Wild Kratts: Rainforest Rescue.
In this episode, the Kratt brothers are getting to know several rainforest animals when they find out that Chef Gourmand is creating a rainforest stew involving the same animals.
The episode begins with a live-action segment. The Kratt brothers find a coati in the Central American rainforest. Afterward, they ask their "What if?" question, and the show transitions into the cartoon segment.
The Kratt brothers are walking through the fur of a three-toed sloth, which Jimmy suggests that it be named Chillax. Chillax then slowly creeps up the branch he is on, grasps a leaf, and eats it. Jimmy thinks this is exciting, and he wants Aviva to make a Sloth Creature Power Suit, which she does. The brothers return to normal size via the Miniaturizer and they split off: Chris stays with Chillax, while Martin follows some spider monkeys to a nearby tree. While he was not looking, Chef Gourmand climbs up the same tree and nets three spider monkeys, including Grabsy. Later, he pounces on a jaguar and throws it in a cage. The jaguar scratches his behind, and he screams in agony. Martin heads off to check on the sound, which leads to Gourmand's camp. Gourmand, however, notices, and he entangles Martin's hands in the dough. Afterward, he heads off to capture more animals.
Chris activates Sloth Power with the disc Jimmy recently teleported. A harpy eagle carries him off and takes him to its nest. Chris deactivates his Suit afterward. While he was not looking, Gourmand uses a laser gun to cut open the nest and take the eggs. Gourmand's ingredient list floats away into Chris's face, causing him to realize Gourmand's plan and warns Aviva, who prepares to make a Harpy Eagle Disc, before going off to find Gourmand with the harpy eagle. Soon after, Gourmand grabs Chillax the sloth out of a tree and he runs off to his camp. Unbeknownst to him, Chris is miniaturized on Chillax. At the camp, Chris concocts a plan. He hops onto a sloth moth, which lands on Chillax. Chris waves a couple of leaves near a tied pulley rope that is holding up the three spider monkeys. Chillax pulls and unties the strings at the same time he takes some leaves, causing the monkeys to fall on Gourmand. Martin frees himself by imitating Gourmand in front of the captured jaguar, which breaks the dough binding him. Gourmand, however, recoups himself, and he pushes his kitchen and the animals into his plane and leaves. Aviva arrives and gives Martin a Harpy Eagle Disc and feather, and he activates his Harpy Eagle Creature Power Suit. Chris, who has activated his Sloth Creature Power Suit, opens the back hatch of Gourmand's plane and tosses the animals to Martin and Aviva. Chris also grabs Gourmand and lets him go after he said: "Put me down!" He falls onto a harpy eagle's nest, and the provoked harpy eagle chases him while he tries to evade it by jetpack. In the end, the Wild Kratts summarize their adventure.
The show transitions into the ending live action segment. The Kratt brothers find a tapir in the Central American rainforest. 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.
- Brown-throated Sloth: Chillax
- Geoffroy's Spider Monkey: Grabsy
- Harpy Eagle
- Sloth Moth
- Uroxys Beetle
Note: Live action animals are linked to Wikipedia.
- Central American red brocket
- Orb weaver spider
- White-necked jacobin
- Collared peccary
- Black-headed spider monkey
- Gray-headed chachalaca
- White-nosed coati (called Coati)
- Hyacinth macaw
- Baird's tapir (called Tapir)
- White-lipped peccary (called Peccary)
- White-tailed deer
- Black howler monkey (called Howler monkey)
- The Kratt brothers go in an animal's fur for the first time.
- This is the first time Chris gets another than his normal voice by activating his Creature Power Suit.