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"The Cobra King" is the 4th episode of Season 5 of the PBS Kids show Wild Kratts. It is the 120th episode of the series overall. It premiered on November 7, 2017.

Synopsis

While searching for Martin's lost Creature Pod, the Kratt brothers encounter a spectacled cobra. In a wild adventure to recover their prized gadget, the bros learn about the dual creature powers of the cobras - venom and a hooded defense. But when they encounter a king cobra, their newfound cobra powers are put to the ultimate test.

Plot

The show starts with the Kratt brothers talking about venomous snakes, and present a false water cobra/Brazilian smooth snake and a king cobra. They then wonder what it's like to have king cobra powers and venom and the show transitions into the cartoon segment.

While creature adventuring in India, Martin loses his Creature Pod. They track it only to find it lying by a spectacled cobra. They watch as the snake venom is put to use in the cobra's hunting of a frog. They then miniaturize and ride a mongoose who fights the spectacled cobra who Martin has named Hoodie. Unfortunately because of the mongoose's partial venom immunity, it's able to kill Hoodie. But of course, there are no villains in nature. The Kratt brothers then take Martin's lost Creature Pod and Aviva programs Spectacled Cobra Powers. The Kratts then find a Bengal tiger sleeping next to the Miniaturizer and use their Spectacled Cobra Power Suits to get it back, however, it only makes things worse as the tiger goes to sleep on the Miniaturizer.

Aviva and Koki then have a close encounter with the longest of all venomous snakes, the king cobra (specifically a female) and stumble upon her nest and Aviva gets to work programming King Cobra Powers. However, there is also a male king cobra lurking around, who then discovers the Kratts in Spectacled Cobra Powers and since king cobras specialize in eating other snakes, the brothers are targeted by the male king cobra and Chris is eventually caught. He has some venom immunity but the problem is the king cobra is pumping huge doses of venom, too much for the suit to handle. Aviva gives Martin the King Cobra Disc and Martin fights the king cobra and saves Chris. Chris eventually has to save Martin as the snake is much bigger than him. Chris towers behind Martin in King Cobra Powers to intimidate the cobra with their larger size. The snake then slithers away from them.

The tiger finally finishes his nap and leaves the Miniaturizer so the Kratts can go back to real size. Meanwhile, Aviva and Koki show the bros the king cobra nest they found. Martin apologizes to Chris for almost being eaten by the male king cobra and vows to improve his organization system, to the best of his ability of course. The Wild Kratts then watch as the baby cobras hatch and from fright, Jimmy takes off without them.

The episode closes with some live action of the Kratts comparing the venom and defense of the king cobra and the rattlesnake and what their similarities and differences are. The Kratt bros end their show by saying "Keep on creature adventuring, we'll see you on the creature trail", along with a disclaimer not to approach venomous snakes.

Characters

Animals

Animation

Note: Featured animals are in bold.

Live Action

Note: Live action animals are linked to Wikipedia.

Trivia

  • This is the second Wild Kratts snake adventure, the first one being "Rattlesnake Crystal".
    • Some of the live action scenes at the end of the episode of the western diamondback rattlesnake are also from "Rattlesnake Crystal".
    • Coincidentally, both episodes feature venomous snakes.
  • This is the third episode where an animal Martin named died.
  • This is the first episode that shows baby snakes.

Key Facts and Creature Moments

  • Like all venomous snakes, cobras have strong venom used to kill their prey.
  • King cobras can stand tall while slithering.
  • Baby cobras are born with full venom at birth.
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"Mom of a Croc" • "Whale of a Squid" • "Aardvark Town" • "Flight of the Draco" • "Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy" • "Platypus Cafe" • "Polar Bears Don't Dance" • "Build It Beaver" • "Voyage of the Butterflier XT" • "Honey Seekers" • "Bass Class" • "Fireflies" • "Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus" • "Tazzy Chris" • "Octopus Wildkratticus" • "Walk on the Wetside" • "Elephant in the Room" • "Let the Rhinos Roll!" • "Kickin' It With the Roos" • "The Blue and the Gray" • "Falcon City" • "Koala Balloon" • "Cheetah Racer" • "Kerhonk" • "Mimic" • "Caracal-Minton" • "Zig-Zagged" • "A Huge Orange Problem" • "Seasquatch" • "The Food Chain Game" • "Masked Bandits" • "Flight of the Pollinators" • "The Gecko Effect" • "Little Howler" • "Quillber's Birthday Present" • "A Bat in the Brownies" • "Stuck on Sharks" • "Birds of a Feather" • "Googly Eye: The Night Guru" • "Raptor Round Up"

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