Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Tanks a LOT!/Tanks a Lot! (sources vary) is the 3rd episode of Dinosaur King, in Series 1.


Rex has just gotten a new dinosaur book, until Ace ruins it with his dirty feet, and only makes it worse by trying to fix it by licking the mud off, making Rex very mad. Dr. Taylor is currently in London, as a picture shows what might be another Stone in the corner. Meanwhile, Dr. Z is using fortune telling dinosaur bones, and they are "telling" him that one of his dinosaur cards is in London.

In London, Ursula, Zander, and Ed are looking for the dinosaur in a museum, when Ursula finds the Earth Stone, just as the alarm goes off and they are surrounded by security guards. In the commotion, Zander kicks a Card Capsule, and a Saichania card activates with dirt from a spilled potted plant. The dinosaur scares away the guards and runs off into the museum.

Back at Max's house, he and Zoe are trying to get Rex to forgive Ace (who now seems terrified of Rex) when their Dino Holders go off. When they teleport to London, Dr. Taylor fills them in, and they split up to look for the Saichania.

Chomp leads Max into a room with full-sized model dinosaurs. They see Saichania but think it's only a model, but Chomp was lured there by a model Triceratops. The Saichania leaves, and continues to run around the museum, often unnoticed. At the same time, Zoe yells at Paris for eating some of the museum's plants and realizes how scared the dinosaurs get when they displease their partners.

Unfortunately, Zander and Ed stumble across Zoe, and Ursula separately encounters Rex, and the Alpha Gang attacks the D-Team in two simultaneous battles. Max and Chomp come to Zoe and Paris' rescue and help defeat Spiny, but Terry beats Ace.

Ursula almost gets Ace's card, but Dr. Taylor snatches it with his lizard-tongue whip. Fortunately, the Saichania shows up to distract Ursula from attacking an undefended Rex and Dr. Taylor (having been drawn in by the hippo feed Dr. Taylor set out for it), but is quickly beaten by Terry and its card taken by Ursula (who had already "claimed" it and named it "Tank").

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Tank's getting nasty…

But Terry is running low on energy, so the Alpha Gang calls him back and quickly leaves. Back at Zeta Point, Dr. Z uses the Alpha Controller to modify Tank's behavior, making her more aggressive (maybe a bit too aggressive, as she immediately attacks the group).


D-Team vs. Zander/Spiny[]

Zander summons Spiny to attack Zoe, who tries to escape through a door, but it's locked, so she summons Paris. Desperate for help, and with screams not loud enough, Paris unleashes a high-pitched call from her crest that echoes throughout the museum.

Spiny attacks anyway, hitting Paris across the face with his tail repeatedly, until Paris jumps forward and headbutts him in the flank. Zander quickly uses a new Move Card, Shockwave, trapping Paris in a column of swirling water, just as Max runs up and summons Chomp.

Chomp quickly knocks Spiny down, and finishes him with Electric Charge.

D-Team wins

Rex/Ace vs. Ursula/Terry[]

Ursula has secretly summoned Terry, who is sneaking up on Rex, but Paris' call from the basement makes pet-sized Ace look up and see Terry, and he pushes Rex out of the way just in time to avoid being stomped on. Rex then summons Ace full-size to battle.

Ace runs forward and through Terry's legs, then circles around him twice, but on the second time, Terry swings his tail, knocking Ace into the wall.

Rex has Ace use Cyclone and ram into Terry, but Ursula has Terry use Volcano Burst, defeating Ace.

Ursula/Terry win

Ursula/Terry vs. Saichania[]

Terry is about to attack Rex and Dr. Taylor after Ace's defeat, but suddenly the Saichania runs up, attracted by Dr. Taylor's hippo feed bait, and knocks Terry's legs out from under him.

Unfortunately, Terry quickly uses an attack similar to Neck Crusher (but without an actual Move Card) and defeats Saichania. He then blocks Dr. Taylor's sticky whip from claiming the card.

Ursula/Terry win

New Cards[]


(Dr. Z is using dinosaur bones to divine the location of another dinosaur card)
-Dr. Z: "Every time! Once more. Shake-a-bone, shake-a-bone, shake-a-bone stew. Ride your own dinosaur two-by-two!" (tosses bones down onto map) "Nye-he-he-hehe! No matter how many times I do it, it says 'London'! See for yourselves, take a look, see? He-he-he-ha! What did I tell you, bones don't lie!"
-Rod: (watching, unimpressed) "Maybe you should try something more scientific?"
-Laura: "Yeah, Grampa, how come you're playing around with dinosaur bones?"
-Rod: "Let's leave him alone with his fortune telling. Come on, Laura."
-Laura: (to Rod) "Do you think he's okay? Zander said something like he's lost a marble, but I'm not really sure what that means."
-Dr. Z: (to himself) "I haven't lost marbles, only dinosaurs."

(Alpha Gang is looking for dinosaur in London museum)
-Ed: "But Ursula, all you've been doing the whole time is shopping, anyway, and we're supposed to be here looking for dinosaurs."
-Ursula: (punches Ed in the back of the head) "Oh, then it's my mistake. I thought we were here looking for designer stores!"
-Zander: (probably playing along for safety) "Well that's understandable, it could happen to anyone."


Tanks a LOT!/Transcript


  • While the dub's title card spells the episode title as "Tanks a LOT!" (only apparent when examined closely, as it's displayed in small caps), a TCG card instead spells it "Tanks a Lot!" without the all caps word.
  • Why would a museum have hippo food? It's not a zoo. (Maybe it was provided by a cafe)
  • The name is a pun on the phrase “Thanks a Lot”.
  • Ursula's first time hearing the phrase "old lady" when nowhere near the speaker.
  • Max finds out that Chomp misses his family when Chomp brushes up to a model Triceratops.
  • The Saichania (Tank) is throughout this episode (English dub only) referred to as "he", though in all later episodes, Tank is identified as being female (maybe the characters just aren't good at identifying a dinosaur's gender at a distance, but it's more likely due to dubbing tendencies).

Dub Edits[]

  • The text in Rex's book was erased in the dub.
    • Interestingly in the initial airing, the text was left as-is in the first shot. But when Ace makes the book dirty, the text was edited out.
  • In the Japanese version, Ace defecated on Rex's book. In the dub, this was edited to Rex's dirty footprints instead.
  • The scene where Ace was trained to use the toilet was cut in the dub.



Tanks a Lot!

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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