Taking Nemo / Once Upon a Toon is the 12th episode of MAD Season 3, and the 64th overall episode of MAD

I had to get rid of you guys in order to make room for new shows on Cartoon Network, like MAD!

— Dee Dee from Once Upon a Toon

Look, i'm a time displace knight from the past, Metal is the least of my problems, i don't have ID or money, I'm not even here for the plane. My griffin just happens to be in this airport

— Blue Knight

Episode Summary

Taking Nemo: When Nemo goes missing, his father, Marlin, calls Liam Neeson to get him back.

Once Upon a Toon: Johnny Bravo teams up with a young boy named Henry Mills to restore the memories of all the classic Cartoon Network characters.


  1. MADvent Calendar - Been watching the leaves change for a week? Here are some MAD moments you may have missed:
    • Monday, 10:00 AM: Cartoon Network celebrates its 20th Anniversary, but is still not old enough to stay up past 9:00 PM.
    • Saturday, 3:30 PM: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively get married, but avoid exchanging rings for fear of reminding anyone of the last ring debacle.
    • Tuesday, 6:00 PM: Morgan Freeman says reports of his death are a hoax, unless of course, the afterlife looks like this!

      Welcome back, White Spy!

  2. Opening Scene
  3. Taking Nemo (Movie Parody of Taken and Disney and Pixar's Finding Nemo)
  4. Animated Marginals segment - Alfred goes to the bull contest to catch a small bull.
  5. Caveman Makes Wood Fire (Animated by Mike Wartella)
  6. Dark Knight Bread Riser (Movie Parody of the Dark Knight Rises) (Ad Parodies segment)
  7. Extinction: It Can Happen at Any Time (Cartoon)
  8. The Adventures of Iron Man (Spoof on Iron Man / TV Parody of the Annoying Orange) (Ad Parodies segment)
  9. Blue Knight Forgets to Empty His Pockets and Finds Peanuts (Cartoon)
  10. Spy vs. Spy - Paper Airplane Chase (Directed by Tennessee Reid Norton) (Spy vs. Spy segment) (Stop-motion Cartoon)
  11. Animated Marginals segment - A ladybug goes to the Tattoo Removal.
  12. Alfred E. Neuman for President - Alfred E. Neuman Was There (Alfred E. Neuman for President segment)
  13. Fish Staring Contest (Animated by Mike Wartella)
  14. Once Upon a Toon (TV Parody of ABC's Once Upon a Time / Channel Parody of Cartoon Network)
  15. Credits
  16. 5-second Cartoon - (from The Adventures of Iron Man) (5-second Cartoon segment)


Main article: Taking Nemo / Once Upon a Toon/Gallery


Main article: Taking Nemo / Once Upon a Toon (Transcript)



  • Gregg Bissonette - Marlin, Airport Guard, and Goldfish
  • Chris Cox - John Lasseter, Blue Knight, and the Adventures of Iron Man Announcer
  • Hugh Davidson - Jack, Anchor, and Caveman
  • Grey DeLisle - Ariel, Flounder, and Dexter
  • Rachel Ramras - Dory, Henry Mills, and Pepper
  • Kevin Shinick - Bruce, Johnny Bravo, Iron Man, SpongeBob SquarePants, Batman, Chum, Caveman, Dinosaur, Shoe / Pencil Sharpener, and the MADvent Calendar Announcer
  • Tara Strong - Nemo, Cow, and Dee Dee
  • Fred Tatasciore - Bryan Mills, Chicken, Alfred E. Neuman Announcer and Celebrity Superpowers Announcer
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