Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Downtown Runaround is the 10th episode of Dinosaur King, in Series 1.


After Zoe (or, more rather, Paris) ruins Reese's favorite scarf (when Zoe forces her to try it on), she decides to drag the D-Team to the mega mall to secretly buy Reese a new (fake) one.

Meanwhile, Rod and Laura are facing Ursula and Zander in a new video game they made where an eagle (Rod and Laura) fights an albatross (Ursula and Zander), and have won 97 times in a row. And under the guise of "important top-secret research", Ed has been watching episodes of the fictional TV show Survivor of the Next Supermodel (a play on the titles of multiple reality shows) on the computer. The rest of the Alpha Gang shows up, and Zander recognizes an on-screen image of Jonathan as the pilot that bailed on them in the Alps, and Dr. Z notices that he has a book full of Dinosaur and Move cards!

Dinosaur card-folio


On the subway to the mega mall, Zoe tells Max and Rex the real reason of their trip, with both agreeing that outright apologizing probably isn't the safest approach with Reese's personality. When they arrive, Chomp attacks a Gundam-like robot model, and Ace a Michelin Man-looking foam figure, but are told to calm down. The boys run off to an arcade, while Zoe drops Paris' leash on sight of a jewelry store, and she wanders off. Zoe follows her and meets Jonathan, then sees the card-folio.

During this, the Alpha Gang are trying to sneak into the mega mall — with child's tickets! They are quickly picked up by security. Back with Jonathan, Rex tests the authenticity of the dinosaur cards, and summons a Ceratosaurus, quickly recalling it (too late, as the Alpha Gang see it). As the D-Team tries to negotiate a deal, the Alpha Gang shows up and tries to buy it before them, but Jonathan decides to give the card-folio to the D-Team. Unfortunately, the Alpha Gang grabs the book anyway and runs off.

The D-Team chases them around the city, luring them out by loudly emphasizing saying "old lady". The Alpha Gang tries to disguise themselves as mannequins, but Ed burps and gives them away. As they run, Zander slips on a banana peel and drops the card-folio, and Zoe catches it, after which the D-Team slips off. The Alpha Gang later see and chase Max and Rex, and Zoe tries to sneak away, but Ed sees her.

Zoe slips through a metal gate into a park, but when she tries slipping through a second one, she momentarily drops the card-folio, allowing the Metal Wing Move Card to fly out. She hides the book in a fountain, but the Alpha Gang arrives and summons Terry. Zoe summons Paris, then Max shows up and summons Chomp. They manage to win after Zoe finds the Metal Wing card at her feet, but the Alpha Gang grabs the card-folio and escapes.

In complaining about how they only got one card from the folio at the D-Lab, it comes out that Zoe ruined Reese's scarf, but Reese says it was from the bargain bin, anyway, and that she'd known what had happened all along.


D-Team vs. Alpha Gang[]

Paris (in her small form) is using her high-pitched call to hold back the Alpha Gang, so Ursula summons Terry. Zoe summons Paris to her full size to battle, triggering the first Time Warp! Terry bites at Paris, but Paris dodges and hits Terry, who bites at her again. They push heads, but Terry bites Paris' head crest and throws her into a boulder, which shatters.

Max shows up and summons Chomp, who runs up and knocks Terry aside, going over and stomping on him. Then Terry uses Volcano Burst on Chomp, and charges at Paris while still using the attack (having the fire in his mouth, much like Burning Dash).

Then Zoe sees the Metal Wing card by her feet. She activates it, summoning a trio of Pteranodon, who hit Terry. As they go in for a second attack by latching together and dive bombing, Ursula remembers the video game, and tries to use the same strategy (kicking backwards into the air to hit the opponent), but it fails, with the Pteranodon separating mid-attack, coming around, and hitting Terry anyway. He is thrown into Chomp and Paris, who launch him into a boulder, defeating him.

D-Team wins

New Cards[]


(Zoe has told Max and Rex about Paris destroying Reese's scarf on the monorail to the megamall)
-Max: "Well, since you're gonna be in trouble later, we might as well have some fun now."

(the Alpha Gang have been taken to a mall security office)
-Guard: "Well, this is a first. I've never seen anyone as old as you try to sneak in on a child's ticket."
-Ursula: "Do you have to use the word 'old'?"
(Ceratosaurus appears outside the window)
-Guard: "Gaah! A horrible beast!"
-Ursula: "Yeah, I got your point!"
-Guard: "No, not you! Worse than you!


Downtown Runaround/Transcript


  • The Alpha Gang keeps blaming Jonathan for not having fuel in the plane he took them to the Alps on, but in that episode, the "no fuel" thing was just a joke: it was the engine sputtering out then catching fire that was the problem (it couldn't burn if there was no fuel).
  • Zoe is shown to fit through the bars during the chase in real life people cannot fit through the bars.
  • When the Alpha Gang steal the book of cards and the kids chase them, you can still see the book (or at least one in its place, as it was the only one that had been lying open) in front of Jonathan.
  • First episode featuring a Time Warp Battlefield (one that transports the dinosaurs battling and those controlling them to somewhere in Dinosaur World).
  • First Assist Move Card (one that summons another dinosaur or other creature to battle with or instead of the dinosaur using the Move).
  • When the Pteranodons first enter and fly up to the sky, you can hear part of the original Japanese soundtrack; this is the only time you can hear it throughout the whole series.
  • Max suspected the Ceratosaurus card was a fake when he unsuccessfully tried to activate it, while in fact it was because Ceratosaurus is a Wind Dinosaur and Max owns the Lightning Stone (only the Alpha Controller would let him summon a dinosaur without the matching Stone).
  • When Ceratosaurus is summoned, its howl from the arcade game can be heard.
  • Episode10StationDub

    The train station with signs in the initial airing of the dub.

    This is one of the few episodes in which 4Kids didn't erase any Japanese text. This is only for the initial airing of the dub however as afterwards, the text was erased.

Dub Edits[]

  • Just like an earlier episode, the sign for "Pet town" was replaced with a picture of a dog with paw pads on each side in the dub.
    • And just like that episode, this edit also wasn't present in the initial airing.
  • Some shots of the video Ed is watching were cut in the dub.
  • In the shots that were shown in the dub, the signs with text were removed.
    • In the initial airing, all of the text were left as-is.
  • A few shots of the city were cut in the dub.
  • All signs around the city had their text removed or replaced with shapes in the dub.
    • None of these edits occurred in the initial airing, including the shot of the train station with multiple signs in Japanese.
  • Shots of Zoe apologizing were cut in the dub.
  • A closeup of the Alpha Gang's child train ticket was cut in the dub.



Downtown Runaround

Dinosaur King episode 10


p · e · t Dinosaur King episodes
Season One:
(Dinosaur King)
Prehistory in the Making · Battle at the Pyramids · Tanks a LOT! · Bungle in the Jungle · Rubble Trouble · Don't Mess With Maiasaura · A Game Show Showdown · Maui Owie! · Dino Snore! · Downtown Runaround · Alpha Bets It All · Alpha's Zeta Point · Escape from Zeta Point · Child's Play · Volcanic Panic · All Fired Up! · Field Of Screams · Dance Evolution · The Big Apple Grapple · Tee'd Off · No Free Lunch · Just Plane Crazy · A Loch Ness Mess · Fashion Victims · A Miner Disaster · Double or Nothing · Carnival of Chaos · Daddy Dearest · Rhino or Dino? · Dinosaur Amour! · Temple Tempest · Falls Alarm! · Battle Royale! · Ninja Nightmare! · Ruff and Ready · Metal Imbalance · Dueling Dinos · Mythical Mix Up · Beast Or Famine · A Mesozoic Mess · Lights, Camera, Destruction! · Planes, Trains and Dinosaurs · Vaccination Vacation · A Kyoto Caper · Santa Saurus! · Full Scheme Ahead · Tricks of the Traitor · One Final Move! · Dinosaur War!
Season Two:
(Mesozoic Meltdown)
Alien Parent Trap · Ancient Roman Holiday · Desperately Seeking Spartacus · Coliseum Clash · There's No Place Like Rome · Dinosaurs of the Caribbean · X-treme Map Quest · High Sea Chase · Amazing Treasure Race! · Four Part Harmony · Elements of Surprise · Monk in the Middle · The Third Cosmos Stone · Two Shoguns are Better than One · The No-Fun Shogun · Dinosaurs, Ninjas and Bears! Oh My! · There's No Business Like Shogun Business · The 39 Thieves · Desert Heat · Princess of the City · Malice in the Palace · The French Conniption · The Wee Musketeers · All for One · The Haunted Hunt · Bad Deal · The Forestfire Effect · The Search for the Last Cosmos Stone · Clash for the Cosmos Stones · Fate of the Cosmos