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Garbage Night the Musical is the 24th episode of the Pound Puppies TV Series. It is the only musical episode ever produced.

Garbage Night the Musical
Garbage Night Title Screen
Title Screen for Garbage Night: The Musical

Season Number/Episode Number

Season 2/Episode 24


December 5th, 1987


Wayne Kaatz, Tom Ruegger, and John Ludin

Lyrics written by

Wayne Kaatz


Bob Goe, John Kimball, Don Lusk, Jay Sarbry, Paul Sommer, and Ray Patterson

Guest Star(s)

Gregg Berger, Rene Auberjonois, and Russi Taylor

Guest Starring Character



Puttin&#039; On the Dog

Holly and the Pound Puppies are ready for a night on the town

It was nighttime at the Haven House Children's Home, a girl named Melissa was wishing for adopting a puppy ("Someone Somewhere"). At the Pound Puppies Secret Headquarters, Holly arrives to take the Pound Puppies out for dinner because of their hard work. The Pound Puppies then got dressed for dinner and went with Holly out the headquarters and out of the pound ("Putting on the Dog"). Meanwhile, Katrina turns her van into a garbage truck, hoping to capture some garbage-loving dogs and to get even with the Pound Puppies("Mutts Drive Me Nuts!").

Canine Cafe

The Waiter's two assistants put on a show.

Holly and the Pound Puppies arrive at the entrance of the Pets Are People Too Restaurant, where they serve only healthy food, but Whopper prefers to eat junk food. As they were about to go in, a poodle stops them and asks them for someplace else to eat. The poodle then escorts the gang to an alley, where dogs eat nothing but garbage all the time. The poodle and his two partners reveal to be employees of the self-proclaimed Canine Cafe ("At the Canine Cafe"). Then, out pops a dog named Scrounger, who really loves eating garbage.

Cooler and Friends

Cooler tries to tell the others that junk food is bad, but to no avail

Seeing Scrounger's stomach ache, the Pound Puppies and Holly knew that Scrounger, along with the three employees, are "Junk-Food Junkies". They then offered the "Junk-Food Junkies" to come to the Puppy Pound for a new home and healthy food. However, Scrounger declines the offer and reveals his passion for eating trash ("I'm Just a Junk-Food Junky"). Unbelievably, even Whopper approves the whole idea about eating junk food. Meanwhile, Katrina reveals her plot to get even with Cooler and his friends. She even dreams of turning them into a fur coat.("I'm Going to Lock those Mutts"). She orders Brattina to unleash the garbage smell to lure Scrounger, Whopper, and the "Junk-Food Junkies" to the van and capture them.

Howler and Nose Marie

Howler presents his Pup-o-Scope to the other Pound Puppies

A moment later, Whopper, Scrounger, and the other "Junk Food Junkies" are inside a cage. A trap door opens and the five "Junk-Food Junkies" slide down into the Pound Puppy Headquarters and land in some desks. The Pound Puppies taught the "junk-food junkies" how bad junk food can be. With Howler's Pup-o-Scope, they demonstrated how healthy foods can help their bodies and how junk food can ruin their bodies ("On the Inside of your Outside"). Horrified, Whopper, Scrounger, and the other "Junk-Food Junkies" pleaded to Cooler and the others to help them become healthy.

Someone Somewhere

Puppy Power reveals new owners for Scrounger and the other three dogs

In no time at all, Scrounger, Whopper, and the other three dogs were no longer "Junk-Food Junkies". At the Hall of Puppy Power, Scrounger and his friends wished for a loving master and Puppy Power revealed Melissa and her friends at the Haven House Children's House ("Someone, Somewhere Reprise").

Cast Call for Garbage Night

Another day, another happy ending for the Pound Puppies and friends

Later, Holly, the Pound Puppies and the others tiptoe out of the pound, only to be spotted by Katrina, Brattina, and Catgut. Cooler and the gang immediately started running throughout the city ("Let's Start Pounding"). While Cooler distracts Katrina, Brattina, and Catgut, Holly and the others escort Scrounger and the other former "Junk-Food junkies" to safety. That morning at the Haven House Children's Home, Melissa and the other children find Scrounger and the others, knowing that her wish came true. As Melissa offers Scrounger a lollipop, Scrounger declines the lollipop. He then promises he'll never eat junk food ever again now the Pound Puppies helped him saw the potential dangers of eating junk food ("I'm Just a Health Food Hounddog").

Roll Call

The Entire Company
The Good
HNI 0078 HNI 0005 HNI 0004 HNI 0081 HNI 0080
Cooler Nose Marie Bright Eyes Howler Whopper
HNI 0019
The Bad
HNI 0085 Brattina HNI 0086
Katrina Brattina Catgut
The Inbetween
HNI 0095 HNI 0094 HNI 0093
Scrounger Canine Cafe Trio Melissa and the Orphans


Garbage Night: The Musical

Voice Cast for Garbage Night the Musical

Voice Actors Roles
Adrienne Alexander Brattina
Rene Auberjonois Poodle
Gregg Berger Scrounger
Ruth Buzzi Nose Marie
Pat Carroll Katrina Stoneheart
Nancy Cartwright Bright Eyes
Ami Foster Holly
Dan Gilvezan Cooler/Canine Cafe Patron
Thy Lee Waitress 1
Kaite Leigh Boy Orphan 1
Robert Morse Howler
Lauren Taylor Girl Orphan
Russi Taylor Melissa
Janice Tori Waitress 2
B.J. Ward Whopper
Frank Welker Catgut/Canine Cafe Patron
Dion Zamora Boy Orphan 2
Don Messick (uncredited) Red Alert Pup


Rene Auberjonois, who provided the voice of the Poodle, was known for the voice of Louis in the 1989 Disney movie, The Little Mermaid, along with his roles as Odo in the 1990's TV Series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Reverend Oliver in the 2000 film, The Patriot.

Gregg Berger, who provided the voice of Scrounger, was known for the voice of Odie in Jim Davis' various Garfield animated TV specials and the 1980's TV Series, Garfield and Friends, along with the voices of Cornfed Pig in the 1990's TV Series, Duckman, and The Gromble in the 1990's TV Series, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.