Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Double or Nothing is the 26th episode of Dinosaur King, in Series 1.


When the Alpha Gang tries to cash in the giant cardboard checks they acquired in A Game Show Showdown and A Loch Ness Mess, they find out that they aren't real money and are laughed out of the bank. As their dinos chow down on the useless checks, Helga can only serve the thoroughly broke Alpha Gang "cream of gravel soup".

Meanwhile, the D-Team is wandering around town, until a bank alarm goes off, and a group of four people who look suspiciously like the Alpha Gang run out! They hold the security guards at gunpoint, until their guns are proven to be full of party streamers. Then Max summons Chomp, who catapults them and their getaway car (a VW Beetle) and makes them retreat without their loot. At Zeta Point, the Alpha Gang sees this on the news, knowing it wasn't them and wondering how these people could be so similar. Dr. Z has a plan…

Douple gangers

Alpha Gangs meet

At D-Lab, Reese helps determine the difference between the bank robbers and Alpha Gang, saying they might be twins. At the second Alpha Gang's unimpressive secret base, their "Dr. Z" is overjoyed at having seen a real live dinosaur. Then the original Alpha Gang shows up, introducing themselves as long-lost siblings. Both parties are disappointed to discover that the other is also broke, but upon seeing his "twin's" flying transport, "Dr. Z" begins to formulate a plan of his own…

The two Alpha Gangs arrive in Las Vegas, and "Dr. Z" hands Dr. Z his "disguise" (a pink lady's dress, citing they need to wear disguises or risk being arrested on sight) and "weapon" in exchange for Terry's Alpha Scanner. Inside, "Dr. Z" tries to threaten the people in the booth over the vault by summoning Terry, but ends up summoning his small form. The "Alpha Gang" then resorts to pulling out their "guns", so the booth cashier sets off the alarm. Guards surround the group, but while the "Alpha Gang" drops their weapons, the Alpha Gang fires—and discovers they only contain party streamers. Dr. Z then takes back the Alpha Scanner and summons Terry correctly.

Catching the signal, the D-Team teleports in, determining the Alpha Gang's presence from a police officer's description of events. In the vault, Dr. Z reveals that the whole "twins" story was an invention so they could get the "Alpha Gang" to help them steal money. While the "Alpha Gang" says that the Alpha Gang isn't getting the gold loot, the Alpha Gang's "got a Tyrannosaurus that says [they] are".

The D-Team sees the "Alpha Gang" run out of the casino, followed by Terry. The Alpha Gang then exit and have their dinosaurs clear away the cops, but the D-Team fights back and defeats them, destroying the Alpha Gang's jet in the process. While the two Alpha Gangs fight over who stole the money more fairly, the Pteranodon retrieve the bags and return them to the police. The cops surround the Alpha Gangs, until Dr. Z and his Alpha Gang escape down a manhole, not letting Zander's "twin" accompany them, and the "Alpha Gang" is arrested.

Watching the news, Max and Rex pondered whether the two Alpha Gangs were actually related, while at Zeta Point, Rod and Seth accept the possibility due to the success ratings of the two teams. Meanwhile, the Alpha Gang is still wandering through the same sewer they escaped through, apparently lost.


Alpha Gang vs. D-Team[]

The Alpha Gang's dinosaurs are destroying the police cars blocking their path, so the D-Team summons their dinosaurs. Chomp rams Terry, Ace jumps on Tank, and Paris whacks Spiny in the face with her tail then rams him.

Intent on catching the D-Team's dinos, Dr. Z orders a stronger offensive. Terry knocks a charging Chomp into Ace with his tail, then Tank slams on Chomp as Spiny bites Paris's head and throws her into the casino wall.

Ace uses Ninja Attack to strike Tank as Paris uses Metal Wing to hit Spiny. Weak and weary, the Alpha Gang's dinosaurs back away into a cluster, where Chomp hits all three with Electric Charge, sending them flying into the Alpha Gang's jet, destroying it and defeating them.

D-Team wins


(the Alpha Gangs are walking into a Las Vegas casino wearing ridiculous-looking clothing disguises)
-Dr. Z: (wearing a pink dress) "This is humiliating. Pink has never been my color."
-Mursula (Ursula's "twin"): "We have to wear disguises. We're wanted in 25 states."
-Zander's "twin": "Make that 26. In this one we're wanted by the fashion police."
-Zander: "No surprise there."

(Dr. Z has revealed that they and the "Alpha Gang" aren't actually twins)
-Mursula: "Huh, I figured as much. From the beginning, I was wondering how my so-called "younger sister" could be such an old lady."
-Ursula: "Rrrrr!! Who are you calling "old lady"?! You're so old, your wrinkles have wrinkles!"
-Mursula: "Yeah? Listen, you're so old, when you look into the mirror, your reflection hides."
-Ursula: "I'll get you for that!"
-Dr. Z: "Stop! You're wasting time! Besides, this is getting old."
-Ursula & Mursula: "Who are you calling old!?"
-Ursula: "It couldn't be me."


Double or Nothing/Transcript


  • By this time the D-Team's equipment should have been able to tell that the dinosaur detected in Las Vegas (Terry) was one they'd detected previously, but they don't seem to realize this.

Dub Edits[]

  • In the first shot of the city, the signs had text erased in the dub.
    • This edit wasn't present in the initial airing.
  • All text in the cardboard checks were erased in the dub.
    • In the initial airing however, only the kanji on the Game Show check was erased. All the other text, including "PRIZE" and "NESSIE", were left as-is.
  • The posters in the bank were erased in the dub.
    • The posters weren't removed in the initial airing.

The guns in the original version.


The guns in the dubbed version.

  • All scenes featuring guns were heavily edited throughout the episode in the dub. These edits involve changing the design of the guns to look cartoonish and colorful (the guns the two Alpha Gangs were carrying were magenta, while the security guards carry green guns, and the police officers carry blue guns), the guns no longer point directly to the screen and now point slightly to the side, and some animations involving guns being pulled out were changed. The ammo however remains the same.
    • Interestingly, the scene where the change booth clerk engaged the security shutter, there is a glimpse of the guns unedited.

A scene in the dub where the guns weren't edited.

  • In addition to the above edits, some scenes of the news report showing footage of guns were cut in the dub. The scenes that weren't cut was just when the guns were out of view when this episode was first broadcast in 4:3, without any edits to the footage shown in the initial airing of the dub.
    • In versions of the dub that was released after the initial broadcast, the footage in the news report was replaced with a similar scene already edited. This is regardless of whether that version aired in 4:3 or 16:9.
  • The D-Team emblem was edited out only in the first shot in the dub. The emblem wasn't edited in the other shots though.
    • This oddity wasn't present in the initial airing, in which in all shots of the emblem were left as-is.
  • Also, "D-KIDS" was changed to "D-TEAM" in the initial airing of the dub. In later airings, all text was removed.
  • Mursula's cleavage was edited out in the dub.
  • A scene of the other Alpha Gang was cut in the dub.
  • A shot of Las Vegas along with slots and coins reeling in the background were cut in the dub.
  • Some shots of the casino, especially ones showing roulette table, were also cut in the dub.
  • The "CHANGE" booth had text edited out in the dub.
    • In the initial airing, only the second shot, when the security guards surround the two Alpha Gangs, had the text erased. The first and third shots, when the two Alpha Gangs approach the booth and Dr. Z commanding Terry to destroy the shutter respectively, were unedited.
  • The illegible text in the bulletin board in the Change booth was erased in the dub.
    • This edit doesn't occur in the initial airing.
  • A shot of the security guards surrounding the two Alpha Gangs was cut in the dub.
  • A shot of a police car was cut in the dub.
  • The badges the Las Vegas police are wearing had text removed in the dub.
    • This edit didn't occur in the initial airing.
  • One of the shots of the other Alpha Gang in the vault was cut in the dub.
  • Ursula's clevage was edited out in the dub.
    • Interestingly, there are frames of digital paint on Dr. Z's elbow as a result of the cleavage edit on Ursula.
  • The "POLICE" decals on the police cars were erased in the dub.
    • In the initial airing, only the first shot had the "POLICE" decals erased. The other shots were left as-is.
  • A shot of the police surrounding the two Alpha Gangs was also cut in the dub.
  • The news articles of the other Alpha Gang's arrest had text replaced with illegible writing in the initial airing of the dub. In later airings, they were erased altogether.
  • A closeup view of the news article was cut in the dub.



Double or Nothing

Dinosaur King episode 26


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