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This Australian animated television series aired in 1999 and starred an 11 year old Polynesian boy named Lopaka who can converse with dolphins. He befriends a dolphin named Flipper after he saves him from drowning. The series' premise is that Lopaka with the assistance of Flipper helps his fellow islanders and gets into scrapes of his own.

Seven
2 Seasons, 52 Episodes
September 10, 1999
Animation & Cartoons
6.4/10
Cast: Robyn Moore, Jamie Oxenbould, Keith Scott
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Flipper & Lopaka Full Episode Guide

  • Flipper and Lopaka now have six of the seven power crystals, but Kerava tells them the seventh crystal is the most important of all. Dexter knows that the final crystal is somewhere behind Kerava's mirror. Spike and Bolo are trapped in a mine shaft cave-in. Flipper and Lopaka finally retrieve the crystal and Dexter's weapon. Lopaka uses it to free Spike and Bolo.

  • In "Shark Alley" the meanest and toughest of all the sharks is a dolphin, Storm, who looks just like Flipper. He accompanies Dexter to Quetzo, where he is tricked into believing that Flipper is a despotic ruler who has banished sharks from the city. Furious, Storm helps Dexter kidnap Flipper and send him to imprisonment in Shark Alley. Lopaka and his sea friends find and rescue Flipper.

  • Two power crystals, of heat and cold, are found joined together by Goose, but become separated. The ice crystal begins to freeze everything on and around Tabu the hot cristal creats an underwater volcano that threatens to destroy the city. Flipper and Lopaka has to join the both crystals together again to save Iloka.

  • Troy, attempts to catch a killer whale to sell to a city aquarium. Flipper proves his friendship to Orkie when he saves Orkie's parents from the cage, but he becomes trapped himself. Lopaka, with the help of Puffy, Ray and Otty, manage to free him just in time. Flipper joins in on the Carnival with Orkie and it's a great success.

  • On Iloka, it's a traditional Day of Rest. But Spike and Goose have to search for some missing goats and they end up in a cave, trapped by a man-sized spider. Meanwhile Inky is kidnapped by some vicious Barracudas that Dexter has conned, he has to turn to his enemy, Flipper, for help.

  • A freak storm torments the islands caused by one of the seven power crystals, which Bia accidentally disturbed in order to get her soup's "secret ingredient". In a race to get the crystal, Flipper is struck by lightning and knocked out, leaving Troy to steal it. He recovers and Flipper and Lopaka claim the cristal back with help from the "solar energy" crystal.

  • Flipper and Lopaka must recover a lost jewel from a cave where ghosts are said to dwell. Meanwhile Nola and Spike find a village of primitive humans called the Hunemili. They want Nola to save them from the Morg: a fearsome creature from legend that steals their harvest. But the kids discover it is a former medicine man who only steals food to survive.

  • Spike uncovers a Dinosaur skeleton on Iloka. Accidently the Dinosaur comes to life with the spirit of a cristal. The Dinosaur almost destroyed his village and the friends has to find a way to help. Just as the Dinosaur is about to devour Dexter, Flipper bangs the cristal stuff and the Dinosaur instantly vanishes. Flipper and Lopaka store the cristall safely with the others.

  • However Dexter gets a instruction for an Quetzoan machine similar to a giant octopus. Dexter rebuilds the monster and begins the destruction of Flipper's palace. Thinking very quickly, Flipper, Lopaka and Nola try to find a way to clog up the machine's gears. Dexter quickly abandons the machine as it goes berserk. Later Lopaka rebuild it as the new fruit-picking machine.

  • Chief Kapuna has fallen sick with Iloka fever. Luckily, Kerava informs Flipper and Lopaka of a secret plant which can save him. In her greed to get her own hands on the plant, she runs into trouble when an electric eel gives her a shock and she falls to the ocean floor, unconscious. Flipper and Lopka bring her to the surface in the nick of time where she apologizes about her selfishness

  • Bolo tries to build a flying machine, though, everyone has flying fever. Dexter is impressed with Prof Troy's helicopter and he makes his own comical attempts at flying. Then Bolo and Dexter hit in mid air, accidentally knocking an eagle egg into the water and sending Bolo crashing into the side of a smoking volcano. Now only Lopaka's untried machine can save Bolo and the eagle egg.

  • Spike and Lopaka's rivalry is getting out of hand and Kerava tells Lopaka that it is time to go away from the village for a period of quiet meditation. While Lopaka is meditating he has a recurring vision of Iloka being devastated by a huge wave. He rushes back to warn everyone. Then he helps Spike who is out surfing and saves the ill Nola. The big wave comes, but luckily no one is injured.

  • On Iloka the big island traesure hunt starts and Chief Kapuna feels sorry for Spike and lets him join in. While the treasure hunt Spike has a good chance of winning because Lopaka helps him come out of quicksand.Than he sees his mother's submersible being menaced by Dexter. What to do? Help his mum or keep going with the race to win?

  • Puffy finds a conch shell that he is able to play so sweetly that all the young sea creatures follow him and his Pied Piperish music. But Dexter is able to trick Puffy into aiding him in a dreadful plan... to lead all the fishes in the annual Quetzo beauty parade to Peril Rock, right into the net of Spike who brags to net a hundred fish!'

  • Troy and Goose discover some ancient hieroglyphics which explain the story of the sinking of Quetzo. The symbols tell of seven crystals all with different powers, which when united harness the power of the sun. Lopaka & Flipper must find the crystals first to prevent Troy from fulfilling her plan to raise Qetzo again with the criastals, never mind that Iloka will sink.

  • In the dark of a eclipse Dexter & his sharks steal Flipper's throne and take it to Dexter's grotto underneath Tabu. Flipper and Lopaka manage to convince Dexter that the throne is haunted, by using a powerful magnet to make it seemingly move by itself. Dexter, fooled by the trick begs Flipper to take the cursed throne away.

  • A boat arrives at Tabu bearing an archaeologist, Professor Sophie Troy, her son Spike and assistant, Goose. She is hoping to discover the remains of the lost civilisation of Quetzo.Troy's jetski looses control near Tabu and she comes face to face with Dexter who is angry about the humans invading his home, and tries to get rid of her. However, Flipper helps and they're going to stay a while!

  • Flipper's parents surprise him by announcing they are leaving Quetzo in order to lead productive lives helping others across the seas. Flipper is crowned Prince of Quetzo in their absence. On Iloka, Lopaka is trying to fill Kerava's shoes as village wise man. He teaches the Ilokan children about the dangers of the forbidden island of Tabu.Then Bolo heads off to explore Tabu alone...

  • Dexter discovers the missing crown of Quetzo and is about to enthrone himself as king, when the real sovereigns of Quetzo appear - Flipper's parents, the real King and Queen of Quetzo! Dexter is then banished to the Big Deep, Flipper becomes Prince of Quetzo and Lopaka returns to Iloka to become the new wise man of the village.

  • Dexter finds an old human diving suit and fills it with water, so he can walk on land and invade Iloka. To prevent Flipper from interfering, Dexter traps him in an underwater cave. The islanders try to fight off Dexter as he stomps around the island, but eventually flee in their canoes. Lopaka, Nola and Bolo remain on the island and defeat Dexter.

  • Dexter wants to show that he's a hero by rescuing Lopaka - but first he has to trap him! When Flipper finds out about the plan, he races to the island to warn Lopaka, but gets beached on the shore during a storm. Fortunately, Bolo finds Flipper and puts him back in the sea. Meanwhile lopaka gets trapped by Dexter.

  • Nola, who is out surfing secretly, sees a giant water spout approaching the village and surfs back to warn them. Thanks to Nola, the villagers are saved - only Dexter and his surfboard get caught in the water spout!

  • Dexter's niece Inky has joined Flipper's youth group. Shocked that his niece is friends with Flipper, Dexter decides to teach Inky a lesson by trapping her and her friends in an old ship. However, Dexter and the sharks get caught instead, and Flipper and Inky save them.

  • Dexter takes a group of mischievous young fish under his 'wing.' Concerned at the influence these delinquents might have on other youngsters, Flipper forms a sporting team to promote positive values.The delinquents are so impressed that Flipper's team managed to win without cheating, they switch sides.

  • Iloka is threatened by a king tide, so the islanders build a wall around their village to keep the water out. However, Dexter breaches the wall and, as the sea rushes in, the villagers are forced to flee up the mountain. With the village underwater, Dexter and his henchmen move in and seal the wall behind them, proclaiming Dexter King of Iloka.

  • Dexter decides to improve his financial status by becoming mayor of Quetzo. When Flipper points out that a by-law insists the mayor must be married, Isolde, a jellyfish, disguises herself as a beautiful octopus, to trick him into marrying her. Flipper and Lopaka find out and stop the wedding at the last minute.

  • Dexter steals a book from Calabash and discovers it contains instructions for building a powerful cannon. He and his henchmen manage to gather all the components for the weapon, except the firing pin. They discover this is being used as the medal for Quetzo's Aqua-olympics tennis competition. So Dexter enters the contest and steals the pin.

  • A family of stonefish arrives in Quetzo and is shunned by the locals, who are afraid of their grotesque appearance and poisonous spikes. Dexter carelessly pricks himself on one of the fish, and reveals he has the only known cure for their poison. So when Nola accidentally treads on one of the stonefish, Lopaka begs Dexter for the antidote.

  • Lopaka and his friends put on a circus for the village. Dexter, who is watching off-shore, decides to put on a similar show underwater, as a money-making scheme. After the show, Dexter steals the circus equipment and takes it to Quetzo. Bolo accuses Lopaka of dumping the equipment, prompting Lopaka and Flipper to search for it.

  • An oil spill has contaminated the water around the island of Iloka and is polluting the food supply. This gives Dexter the idea to use the oil to drive the Milihune off the island. But Flipper, Lopaka and Charlie the Dugong trie to prevent Dexters Plan and save the Milihunes.

  • Jojo, a little blue fish, who is held up to his brothers' ridicule every day, is unexpectedly given the chance to assert himself, when he helps Flipper and Lopaka to save Dexter, who is buried alive in a submarine cave. So Jojo finally has confidence in himself, and a new-found respect from his brothers.

  • Chief Kapuna believes his long lost brother, Bunti, has returned to Iloka. A decade earlier, Bunti had gone missing at sea just after being crowned chief. Kapuna was crowned in Bunti's place, and so he is uneasy about his return. But nobody on the island has actually seen Bunti - only heard him whistle. So Flipper begins to investigate.

  • Chief Kapuna's leadership is threatened when Dexter steals his crown, which should glow as a sign, that he is the rightful chief. So when the fake crown fails to glow, the villagers doubt Chief Kapuna's leadership. However, Flipper and Lopaka realize there has been a switch and swap the crowns back, just as Dexter is about to crown himself King of Quetzo.

  • Vain villain Dexter is trying to get the main part in a monster movie by any means.However, the director thinks Dexter looks too mechanical and 'unrealistic' and won't use him. Offended, Dexter decides to make the movie himself and kidnaps the director and his camera.

  • A drought on Iloka starts a desperate search for water. Flipper, in an attempt to solve Iloka's water shortage, tricks Dexter into finding an iceberg, then bringing it back to Iloka.The iceberg melts and the water pours into Bomana's well, filling the legendary underground stream.

  • Dexter and his henchmen have a big feast, but make a mess of Quetzo with their litter. Flipper makes them clean it up, but the sharks secretly dump it in the Big Deep. The next day Iloka is terrorized by a huge sea serpent. Lopaka and Flipper discover that the serpent is from the Big Deep, and has some of Dexter's rubbish caught in its throat.

  • While defending Quetzo against a gang of predatory sharks, Flipper and Lopaka get unexpected help from a renegade shark. With their new ally, Flipper and Lopaka race towards Iloka where they chase off the other sawtooths, who are threatening the villagers competing in a diving contest.

  • It's Nola's birthday, so Lopaka sets off in search of a valuable gift. But thanLopaka has a decision to make: Does he want to walk off with fame for the most beautiful birthday present for his friend Nola or save an impoverished fish family from ruin?

  • Professor Ahab, a marine biologist, anchors off Iloka to capture a white whale for research. Underwater, Flipper is learning to use his innate sense of direction when he is disorientated by the sonar from Ahab's boat. Flipper and Lopaka escape the sonar by swimming to Flipper's Grotto, where they discover a white whale and her baby hiding.

  • Flipper introduces Lopaka to his underwater home - the legendary lost city of Quetzo. When Dexter hears that a human is in the city, he claims it breaks an 'unwritten law' and puts Flipper and Lopaka on trial before all the citizens of Quetzo.

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