Make your own free website on Tripod.com

The Legend of Zelda Episode Guide


Last Updated:
02/27/2007


Note: "The Legend of Zelda" aired in the Fall of 1989 on Fridays as part of "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!". However, different local stations aired the episodes on different weeks. That is why there are multiple original air dates listed for each episode. Please let me know of any errors.

All of the episode summaries and brief descriptions were taken from the now-defunct The Zelda Headquarters, which I thank for letting me use.


01 The Ringer
Written by: Bob Forward
Original air dates:

September 8, 1989
September 15, 1989
Link wakes up and muses to himself about how boring Hyrule is, yet how Zelda makes it all worthwhile for him. He sees her standing outside, through his window, at an angle in which he can see her cleavage, and he whistles at her. She hmphs and walks away. Before Link can do anything else, he is attacked by Moblins who are trying to steal the Triforce of Wisdom, which he keeps guarded in his bedroom. Not surprisingly, he defeats them all, after which Zelda knocks on his door. He answers it, only to be slapped in the face for whistling at her. She then criticizes the messiness of his room, and he tells her about how the Moblins had just attacked, bragging a bit about how he did during the battle. She remarks that this is the third attack by Ganon this month, and that he is going to have to guard the Triforce more carefully. She then takes off to judge the Amateur Magicians Contest that is being held that very morning. Ganon is very angry at his Moblins for failing to get the Triforce for him. He realizes that if he wants it that badly, he'll have to get it himself. He also knows about the Magicians Contest, but since he isn't an amateur, he decides to disguise himself as an amateur magician and enter the contest. He rounds up 4 Stalfos to carry him on a sedan chair, and they make their way to the castle. Zelda observes the spells of each of the amateur magicians who arrive at the contest. One of them has a botanical growth spell, which unfortunately backfires and causes a tomato to explode upon Zelda. Ganon (in disguise) has just arrived, and laughs at Zelda's predicament. He then says that he has come to enter the contest and conjures a bird, and she tells him to wait his turn. While no one is looking, he transforms the bird into a bat, who agrees to find out where the Triforce is hidden. The bat finds Link talking with Spryte and guarding the Triforce. The bat returns to Ganon to give him this news. Just at that moment, another amateur magician conjures a small lizard into Zelda's hand. Ganon casts a spell on the lizard, which transforms into a monstrous dragon, scaring off almost everyone and trapping Zelda. Link hears her scream and leaves the Triforce unattended to save her life. He does, and she scolds him for not guarding the Triforce. Just at that moment, Spryte (who was left alone with the Triforce) screams as Ganon takes the Triforce. He then escapes on his sedan chair. Link does not believe that they can catch Ganon in time, but Zelda is more optimistic. She plants a bean and has the magician with the growing spell to cast his spell upon it, causing it to grow into a giant beanstalk. Link and Zelda catapult themselves over the castle wall with the beanstalk, and they land somewhere ahead of Ganon. Link destroys one of the Stalfos carrying Ganon's sedan chair, and Ganon calls for extra guards. Link and Zelda notice the extra Stalfos approaching, and he gets Zelda to stand back-to-back with him, connecting his belt around them both. They then proceed to destroy all the Stalfos, but Ganon still tries to get away with the Triforce. Before he is able to do that, Link cleverly swings his sword at a bomb that was just thrown at them, and it hits Ganon, sending him to his "Evil Jar" (where all the destroyed monsters usually go and are kept), and causing the Triforce to return to Link and Zelda. Zelda now wants him to remove his belt from them, but he refuses to do so until she kisses him. She is reluctant, but agrees. But just before their lips meet, Spryte interferes and removes Link's belt from them. Sadly, Link's opportunity to kiss Zelda has just passed. In the meantime, Ganon is pretty ticked off about having lost his battle.

02 Cold Spells
Written by: Phil Harnage
Original air dates:

September 15, 1989
September 22, 1989
novelization

03 The White Knight
Written by: Bob Forward
Original air dates:

September 22, 1989
September 29, 1989
Link and Zelda are at the blacksmith's shop, and the blacksmith is using magic to do his work. Link is awed at how magical Hyrule is, and Zelda says that that is why Ganon wants it so badly. Suddenly, a cave rises from the ground, and some of Ganon's soldiers come from it, attacking Link and Zelda. During the struggle, Link defeats some of them, causing a crossbow and a ruby to fall to the ground. Suddenly, his sword is knocked from his hands, and one of the soldiers pins his arms so that he cannot move. Zelda reminds him of the crossbow, and he kicks it towards her. She destroys some of them for him, but runs out of crossbow bolts. Just then, an octorok emerges from the cave and grabs Link and tosses him into a pigsty. The octorok and one of the soldiers fight over the ruby, but then Link returns with a board, saying that the ruby is his. The octorok spits a rock at Link, but Link bats it, and the rock hits and destroys the soldier. The octorok still has the ruby, and Link is determined to get it. so he lassoes the octorok, which drags Link into the forest. When it seems that Link has met his doom, a fair-haired man shoots the octorok, destroying it. Link is awed by the man, but Zelda is utterly charmed by him. Prince Facade and Zelda introduce each other, and then Zelda finally remembers to introduce Link, who is a bit miffed that she forgot about him and only considers him an acquaintance (and her introducing him as "Stink" surely doesn't help!). Link grudgingly offers to shake Facade's hand, but Facade refuses, seeing that Link's hand is dirty. Facade offers to ride Zelda back to her castle, and she happily agrees. The prince is "apologetic" that his horse cannot carry three people, so Link must walk all the way back. In the meantime, Ganon is viewing all this through his crystal ball. He sees the arrival of Prince Facade as a great opportunity for him to capture Zelda. He remembers that he had once met with Facade, and that while Facade was a brave warrior, his major weakness was his vanity. At the castle, Zelda introduces Prince Facade to her father, King Harkinian, who thanks Facade for saving the kingdom. Then he remembers that Link is an adventurer like Facade, but Zelda shrugs him off, insisting that Facade is absolutely wonderful. Facade winks at himself in a mirror. Link is taking a bath when Spryte enters the room, bringing in some clean towels. Link thanks her at first, but then remembers what he is doing and tries to shoo her out because he is taking a bath. Spryte insists on staying and offers to scrub his back. He refuses, and then asks her if she brought the clothes he asked for. She says that she has, but that what he is trying to do is a mistake. Link says that if Zelda wants a prince, he will become a prince. Spryte insists that Link shouldn't change himself for her, and that she thinks he is cute just the way he is (especially in the nude!). Link shoos her out again, and she leaves, giggling. Facade regales the King and Zelda with stories of his adventures. Link suddenly enters the room, dressed in a rather dorky getup, trying to look like a prince. Zelda snickers at him, and the spurs on his boots get caught on each other, causing him to fall down. Everyone laughs, including Zelda. Link becomes ticked off and leaves the room. Zelda feels bad and stops laughing and tries to call him back, but it is already too late. Link takes off his costume, fuming about how everyone laughed at him. Spryte tries to reassure Link that Zelda didn't really mean to laugh at him, but he is convinced that she would rather be with Facade. He then leaves through his window and lands on his horse, and they leave the castle. Ganon is witnessing Link's departure from the castle, and is pleased that his plan is working. He then proceeds to the next step of his plan. The King has already fallen asleep, but Facade is still entertaining Zelda with his stories. Just as they are about to kiss, some of Ganon's monsters enter the window and start attacking them. Some of the monsters grab Zelda and toss her out the window, and another monster catches her from below and carries her to nearby swamp. Her scream is overheard by Link, who has ambivalent feelings about rescuing her, but then decides to do so. Facade follows Zelda and the monster to the edge of the swamp, and then decides to not go further, lest he get dirty. Zelda becomes angry at him for not helping her. Ganon is happy that his plan is still working, and he calls for the swamp entrance to the Underworld to be raised. Zelda sees the entrance and starts to panic. Facade is apologetic, but still will not enter the swamp to save her. Just in time, Link arrives and enters the swamp and zaps the monster carrying her. He helps her get back to dry land, where Facade is still standing. She growls at Facade, who loses his balance and falls into the swamp. Link escorts Zelda back to the castle, begging her to kiss him, but she refuses (what else is new?).

04 Kiss'N Tell
Written by: Phil Harnage
Original air dates:

September 29, 1989
October 6, 1989
Zelda is riding on a horse by herself, muttering to herself about how lazy Link is to still be asleep. All of a sudden, she sees a black-haired maiden being captured by a 3-headed Gleeok. Out of Zelda's earshot, the maiden and the Gleeok are revealed to actually be pulling off an act for Ganon. Zelda, unaware of this, proceeds to rescue the maiden, but the maiden refuses because she wants to be rescued by a "handsome hero". Link suddenly appears, and the maiden seems happy to see him. Link leaps upon one of the Gleeok's heads, and the other two heads destroy each other during their attempt to breathe fire upon Link. Link falls down and grabs the tail of the Gleeok, but the Gleeok starts to spin around, chasing its tail and attempting to breathe fire upon Link. Zelda saves Link by tossing a banana peel at the Gleeok, which slips and falls down, and Link is able to destroy it. Link introduces himself to the maiden, who offers to kiss Link for saving her. Zelda acts rather jealous, but Link still allows the maiden to kiss him. When she does, a spell is cast, causing the maiden to revert back to her original Gibdo form, and Link to turn into a frog. The Gibdo laughs maniacally, telling Link that Ganon's plan worked perfectly. Link tries to use his sword to destroy the Gibdo as the Gibdo charges him, but Link discovers that his hands have suddenly changed (he is still unaware that he is a frog). Zelda shoves Link out of the way and destroys the Gibdo by pulling on her bandages and unravelling them. In the Underworld, Ganon congratulates the Gleeok and Gibdo when they arrive in the Evil Jar for carrying out his instructions so well. He then proceeds to carry out the next phase of his plan and teleports away. Zelda escorts Link to a pond to show him what happened to him. He is very horrified, but Zelda tries to comfort him and assures him that she is still his friend. Ganon, hiding in a nearby cave, is watching all this and finally decides to break up Link and Zelda's friendly embrace by shooting a fireball at them. The force sends the two flying apart from each other, and Ganon shoots another fireball at Link. Link leaps out of the way, but hits his head on the branch of the tree he lands under, and falls unconscious. An Octorok captures Zelda. She notices Ganon approaching Link and tells him to leave Link alone, but Ganon refuses. He summons two Deelers and orders them to destroy Link, while he takes Zelda back to his domain. After Ganon, the Octorok, and Zelda have left, Link suddenly becomes conscious again. He sees the two Deelers before him, grabs both of them with his frog's tongue, and eats them. Then he realizes what he has done and feels disgusted. He returns to the castle and tries to disguise himself in a robe that is obviously too large for him. Spryte enters the room and tries to look for Link. Link reluctantly shows Spryte what happened to him and tells her that Ganon has Zelda, and asks her to help him. They consult the Triforce of Wisdom, which tells them that they must find the Witch of Walls, and that to find her, they must "seek the wall that has no end beneath the bough that cannot bend". Link and Spryte search for what the Triforce of Wisdom told them to find, but he insists that the wall they are following ends just beneath a tree. Spryte disagrees because the wall actually goes into the ground, and she also confirms that the tree they are under is an Autumnwood tree, which cannot be bent. Suddenly, a figure detaches itself from the wall, startling both Link and Spryte. The figure, which happens to be the Witch of Walls, shoos Spryte away and then proceeds to diagnose Link. She tells him that to be cured, he must be kissed by a princess of her own free will. Link feels doubtful that Zelda will do it, but hopes desperately that she will. In the meantime, Ganon tells Zelda, who is shackled to a stalagmite, that her ransom consists of the Triforce of Wisdom and "perhaps a little kiss". Zelda is so disgusted that she tries to kick Ganon (in vain, of course) and tells him that Link will save her. Ganon replies that Link is already "spider food". Unbeknownst to either of them, Link and Spryte are eavesdropping from an overhead part of the cave. Link says something about trying to find a way to rescue Zelda, and Ganon somehow hears him and proceeds to find him. Link shoots down the locked door to Zelda's chamber and cuts open her manacles (continuity error here, since Link is supposedly unable to use his sword). He tells her that to be cured, she must kiss him willingly. She seems reluctant, but finally agrees. Just as they are about to kiss, Ganon suddenly appears and shoots a fireball at them, once again separating them. While he tries to capture Zelda again, Spryte feels sorry for Link and kisses him, which happens to make him human again. Ganon is surprised as Link uses his sword to shoot a tapestry which falls upon Ganon and temporarily blinds him. Then Link shoots another blast at the ground near Ganon, creating a hole which Ganon falls through. Link, Zelda, and Spryte escape before Ganon recovers. On their way back to the castle, Link tells Spryte and Zelda that he is surprised that Spryte's kiss cured him. Spryte admits that since her father is the king of the faeries, she happens to be a princess. Zelda is so grateful that Link is not a frog anymore that she offers to kiss Link anyway. Just as they are about to do so, Link hears a fly, grabs it, and eats it. He realizes what he has just done and spits it out, but Zelda is now too disgusted to kiss him.

05 Sing For the Unicorn
Written by: Bob Forward
Original air dates:

October 6, 1989
October 13, 1989
After dinner, Link and Zelda's father take a walk on the castle ramparts. Link is still unused to the comforts of the castle, although upon watching Zelda reclining in her room he comments that he's doing his best to adapt. The king catches Link holding a rope, preparing to swing daringly into Zelda's room. Her father advises him to bring flowers along, and his reassuring pat on the back sends Link flying. Despite his clumsy landing, Zelda's delighted and offers a kiss to the groaning Link. Naturally, Ganon picks that moment to kidnap the king, leaving Zelda screaming in panic and Link mumbling "This always happens". Link's daring rescue attempt leaves him dangling from the tail of Ganon's flying unicorn far above the castle. Ganon zaps Link's hand, and Link is saved from certain death by the timely arrival of Zelda and a cart full of hay. Zelda's furious that Link let Ganon get away and wonders where Ganon had obtained the beautiful flying unicorn. Ganon locks the king in a pit, where the floor is slowly melting away. If Zelda does not turn the Triforce over to him within an hour, the king will fall to a firey death! Link and Zelda will do no such thing, of course, and enter the underworld to rescue the king. Link belatedly warns Zelda not to touch any of the giant statues they pass, and they end up animating three of them. Zelda zaps one and is grabbed by another. Link calmly zaps the other two, twirls and sheaths his sword, and catches the falling princess. Grateful, she offers him a kiss - but a trapdoor opens beneath them before she can do so. (Link: "This always happens!!") They land in another room full of skeletons. Zelda's lost her bow, and Link is overcome. But a strange green-garbed ninja-like figure zaps the rest of the skeletons, then attacks Link. They realize the stranger's a person, and Zelda grabs it. Link removes the mask to reveal a young woman with Asian features. At this point, the hour is almost up, and Ganon's getting impatient. Although the girl doesn't speak their language, Zelda determines somehow that her name is Sing and she's seeking her flying unicorn. They decide to join forces. In a battle with some centaurs, Link obtains a magic whistle. Sing sees her unicorn being held by some moblins and zaps them. A statue comes toward them, bearing a bomb, which ends up blowing a hole in the ground. Zelda sees her father trapped in the pit beneath, with only a few inches of floor-space left. She calls to Link to help her save her father, but Ganon blocks his way. Zelda sends Ganon back to his Evil Jar with a boomerang, but it's too late! The floor is gone, and the king falls! Then Sing emerges from the pit, riding the unicorn and carrying the king. Link uses the whistle to summon a tornado to get them home. Link asks for a kiss, but this time Zelda's just too dizzy!

06 That Sinking Feeling
Written by: Dennis O'Flaherty
Original air dates:

October 13, 1989
October 20, 1989
Ganon attempts to steal the castle (and also the Triforce of Wisdom) with a magic magnet.

07 Doppelganger
Written by: Bob Forward and Eve Forward
Original air dates:

October 20, 1989
October 27, 1989
Link is in his chambers, practicing with the sword, while a moblin grabbing two boomerangs climbs the walls outside the tower. Reaching the window, he takes Link unawares and throws the boomerangs, but Link manages to repel them away successfully and hits the moblin, who falls off while vanishing - leaving a ring of magnetic power on the edge of the window. Link notices the small jewel. "A forcefield ring - just what I always wanted for Christmas!" he laughs, putting it in the small bag on his belt. In the Underworld, Ganon is furious. He insults the moblin in the Evil Jar and mumbles about how Link is "beginning" to be a nuisance for him. He realizes that Link does have a weak point, however; he's supposed to do anything for Zelda. It's time for a new spell that Ganon has been keeping for a special opportunity; he takes a small round plate out of his sleeve, casts an enchantment upon it, and throws the glowing disc out of the Underworld. It reaches the castle as a flying saucer, heads to Zelda's tower, enters by stealth through one window, and takes the appearance of a big mirror. Spryte, who's looking for the princess, enters Zelda's chambers and notices the mirror. Looking at her own image in the mirror, she mumbles about how much Zelda is vain. The princess enters the room holding a shirt with a burnt mark on it, questioning the faerie if she ironed that. She notices the strange mirror and wonders who put it there, surprising Spryte, who thought that Zelda had actually ordered it. At night, Zelda is brushing her hair at the mirror, when a flash invades the room. Ganon's spell works: the image of the mirror becomes an evil double of the princess, bringing a bunch of moblins with her. Link is awoken by Zelda's cry, while the moblins manage to trap her in a sheet and take her to the Underworld through the magic mirror. When Link reaches the room, only Zelda's double and some moblins remain. Link knocks the door down and hits two moblins with the sword. A third moblin is hiding behind a fallen table; he tries to hit Link with a jar, but misses him and breaks the mirror. Link heads to him and is attacked by another moblin, but successfuly defeats them with a single shot. Zelda's double acts as if she was amazed by Link's courage and suddenly kisses him. "Finally!" says Link, a little surprised because the kiss was colder than he expected. He asks "Zelda" about her new look (her clothes have darker colors than Zelda's ones) and attempts to kiss her once more, but she steps away and Link falls to ground. She sweetly puts her foot on Link's chest and says that both of them will attack Ganon right away - with the Triforce of Wisdom. They ride their horses through the forest towards an Underworld entrance. Link is carrying the Triforce (which is pretty heavy unless it's on Zelda's hands), and feels strange that Zelda doesn't want to hold it herself. They're running alongside a river, and Link notices that the reflection of Zelda's horse is running alone, 'cause Zelda has no reflection at all. She's a farcical! But he doesn't want to unmask her yet - she'll be his guide to the true Princess Zelda. In the Underworld, Ganon is in his chambers, standing in front of the true princess, who's tied to a stake. Zelda is furious, and can't believe that Link could do such a stupid thing like bringing the Triforce of Wisdom with him, until Ganon shows the image of Link coming to the Underworld in his magical crystal ball. He then decides to summon some monsters for taking Link in, and goes away. Profiting by the opportunity, Zelda manages to reach a boomerang in her belt bag and cuts the ropes which tie her wrists. Free, she runs away without being noticed. Zelda's double and Link are going upwards through the stairs of the Underworld. Link stops the walk, tired of carrying the heavy Triforce, and complains; Zelda faces him, weary, and kisses him again. Invigorated, Link resumes the walk, and they reach the top of the stairs. Suddenly, a bunch of monsters appear from both sides, composed of stalfos with maces and moblins with boomerangs; Link drops the Triforce and draws his sword, ready for the fight. Link defeats two of the charging stalfos, receiving a bomb. He barely has time to hurl it before a boomerang thrown by one of the moblins grazes his head; the second moblin stupidly flees from the boomerang, which flies back and hits him, while the bomb explodes near the moblins and blows them up. Link is thrown against the stalfos, as well as the Triforce, which reaches the ground with enough magical force to destroy two of them. Link manages to defeat the remaining stalfos and, after succeeding, receives another kiss from Zelda's double. Just in time, the true princess Zelda comes across them, and the farce is unmasked. The double snatches the Triforce and runs away, while Link, puzzled, tries to explain the situation for Zelda, who doesn't pay attention to him and starts the pursuit. During the pursuit, a bunch of Octorocks attack Link and Zelda from a tower nearby; Link embraces Zelda and suddenly jumps from the platform, using the ring of magnetic power to land safely, which hits all the Octorocks with sword shots. Zelda doesn't like the trick, though; she criticizes Link's act and restarts the pursuit. Link is bewildered and apologizes, while throwing his hat to the ground. Zelda catches her double, and both of them fall into an underground quagmire with the Triforce of Wisdom. Link reaches the quagmire, but isn't able to recognize any of them, 'cause their clothes now have the same look. He decides that the only way of knowing who's who is by kissing both of them, so he proclaims a Kissing Contest! The first Zelda kisses Link, and he feels amazed. However, when he requests the kiss from the second Zelda, she refuses and slaps him in the face, making Link drop his sword. Link recognizes her as the true princess, and, as Zelda's double steps away, the true princess Zelda grabs Link's sword and defeats her. She then gives the sword back to Link, saying that they must get out of there before Ganon appears. Ganon suddenly appears, of course; Link shoots at him, while Zelda recovers the Triforce from the quagmire. Ganon avoids the shot, which reaches the top of the underworld room, opening a crack in the ceiling. Zelda uses the power of the Triforce to raise her to the crack along with Link, escaping from Ganon, who's hit by the boulders which fall from the ceiling and dives into the quagmire. When he surfaces, furious, Link and Zelda are already gone. Link follows Zelda through the road to the castle, without saying a word. He then decides to tell her she should use dark clothes from time to time; she suddenly faces him, growling, turns away, and runs towards the castle, while Link apologizes and follows her.

At least once, this episode was titled "UNDERWORLD CONNECTIONS" during its run on "Captain N & The Video Game Masters". Go here to read about it.

08 Underworld Connections
Written by: Bob Forward
Original air dates:

October 27, 1989
November 3, 1989
Summary by: Margaret Jones
Ganon's minions explode the Triforce of Wisdom into three pieces, which are scattered within his domain.

09 Stinging a Stinger
Written by: Bob Forward
Original air dates:

November 3, 1989
November 10, 1989
Summary by: Margaret Jones
Sleazenose, a con artist, cheats Link out of his sword and tries to sell it to Ganon (who steals it from him).

10 Hitch In the Works
Written by: Bob Forward
Original air dates:

November 10, 1989
November 17, 1989
Summary by: Margaret Jones
While Link has a crazy plan to scare Zelda with fake Moblins, Ganon captures her and almost gets her to marry him!

11 Fairies In the Spring
Written by: Bob Forward and Marsha Forward
Original air dates:

November 17, 1989
November 24, 1989
Zelda, Link, and her father are commenting on the heat, and Spryte's on vacation. The king talks about the wonderful waterpark he's building for his people. The park is almost done, and they prepare to fill it with water from a convenient underground spring. However, water monsters suddenly burst through the bricks, dousing and terrifying the workers. The soggy foreman reports to the king, and Zelda and Link go to investigate. After Zelda berates Link for stomping a daisy, they're attacked by a water monster, which explodes upon being zapped. Confused, for the monster was not one of Ganon's creatures, they climb into the empty water slide to investigate. A wave of water knocks them into a pool, where they're attacked by a snakey thing and two giant crabs. Thoroughly soaked, they find the king watching them. He's promptly grabbed by a tentacle and dragged into the pool, but, by the time Link jumps back in, both the tentacle and the king have vanished. Link and Zelda consult the Triforce and go off to find the source of the underground spring. Zelda conjures up little helmets to allow them to breathe under the water. They open the drain, and a big fish grabs the Triforce. Zelda, still holding the chain, is dragged along. She turns the water ahead into ice, stopping the fish, and Link zaps it. Link asks for a kiss, and Zelda agrees - but, unfortunately for Link, there are two helmets between them. They surface in a pond near a forest and are attacked by more water monsters. While Link zaps them, Zelda notices bolts of magic coming from a nearby tree. She grabs the source of the bolts, and it turns out to be a fairy - Spryte's sister! Apparently the fairy spring was the source of the water for the park, and the king, Oberon, was trying to defend it. Zelda's father, Oberon's guest, explains that they'll only need enough water to fill the park and the fairy spring would not be in danger. The water park is finished, with all the humans and fairies enjoying it. Link tries to get a kiss from Zelda, but they're interrupted by a splash from Spryte, just back from her vacation.

12 The Missing Link
Written by: Bob Forward
Original air dates:

November 24, 1989
December 1, 1989
novelization

13 The Moblins Are Revolting
Written by: Eve Forward
Original air dates:

December 1, 1989
December 8, 1989
novelization


I can't say that the information in this episode guide is accurate. I need the original air order and original air dates for all of the episodes from a verifiable source (meaning old VHS tapes) and other information.

If you have any information to contribute, then please e-mail me!


Back to the main page