Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Mythical Mix Up is the 38th episode of Dinosaur King, in Series 1.


In Cambodia's Angkor Wat Temple, a Dinosaur Card Capsule falls out of a wall carving, the dirt ground activating a Stegosaurus, which scares away the tourists; the locals think it's a mythical beast and sound gong alarms, scaring it into the jungle. Arriving at the D-Lab to teleport out, Dr. Taylor sees that Max got a 45% on his math quiz, Max taking the paper back before the D-Team leaves. The locals tell the D-Team of the beast they believe the dinosaur to be and of the goddess Lola who defeated it before. At Zeta Point, Seth sends Rod and Laura to get the dinosaur, but Helga catches them leaving; they fib and convince her they have to research Angkor Wat, but she insists on accompanying them. Meanwhile, Dr. Z sends the Ursula, Zander, and Ed after the dinosaur, but Helga and the kids take the Alpha Jet first, the Alpha Trio having to take a half-missing propeller plane instead.

The locals are digging a giant hole to catch the monster in, using drums and gongs to drive Stegosaurus towards it. Flying overhead, Rod and Laura tell Helga they can't do their research if Stegosaurus is running about, but Helga jumps out of the Jet to take care of it herself; upon landing, she is mistaken by the locals as the goddess Lola from the temple carvings, who will vanquish the monster. The Alpha Trio's plane runs out of fuel and crashes. Helga races off with the locals following her, Rod and Laura and the D-Team also running after the dinosaur, but Max drops his quiz; seeing his bad score, Rod and Laura distract Max with a math question about a dinosaur traveling so far in so much time and run off while he tries thinking. Stegosaurus is driven to the hole by the locals; it charges Helga, but she jumps and hits its head with her soup ladle, sending it into the hole. The locals try tying ropes over the hole, but Stegosaurus flails and breaks free, knocking Helga away with its tail; she lands next to the D-Team, her head in Max's hands and attached back to her body by a long cable and spring: Helga's been a robot all along!

Rod summons Terry to attack Stegosaurus, but it fights him back and defeats him with Spike Arrows. Stegosaurus turns to Rod and Laura, but Helga charges in front of them. She dodges a swing from its tail, cheered on by the locals, before Max summons Chomp, but she jumps onto Chomp, the locals thinking she summoned him. Chomp attacks Stegosaurus before defeating it with Thunder Bazooka, but Helga takes its cards. Rod and Laura say they're done researching, but as they leave Max tries answering the math question they'd given him and gives a totally wrong answer (giving a time when the question asked for a speed). Meanwhile, the Alpha Trio is hopelessly lost in the jungle, but at least the Alpha Scanner is picking up Dr. Z's complaining; then a tiger scares them into jumping into a river.

Rod and Laura deliver the cards to Seth, who is surprised to hear the Helga had accompanied them, silently warning her not to interfere with his plans. Rex and Zoe report their failure to Dr. Taylor, also noting that Max has devoted himself to studying; in his room, Max lays half asleep on an open book, thinking about Rod and Laura's question but instead pondering what the dinosaur had eaten to go so fast.


Rod/Terry vs. Stegosaurus[]

After Stegosaurus knocks Helga away, Rod summons Terry. Terry charges, jumping over Stegosaurus' swinging tail and landing on its side, knocking it to the ground. He bites Stegosaurus' back leg, but it shakes him off and swings its tail to make him back off. Rod readies to use a Fire Move, but Stegosaurus uses Spike Arrows; Terry outruns the first barrage but gets hit in the side by the second, collapsing and returning to his card.

Stegosaurus wins

Helga & Max/Chomp vs. Stegosaurus[]

Helga races in to keep Stegosaurus away from Rod and Laura, wielding a soup ladle. It swings its tail but she jumps over it. Max summons Chomp, but Helga leaps onto Chomp to Max's frustration; Chomp charges and rams Stegosaurus twice before Stegosaurus charges and fires Spike Arrows. Chomp backs out of the way of the first volley, Helga jumping up and knocking away the second volley arrow by arrow with her ladle; the last one hits her shoulder, but she simply pulls it out. Helga approaches Stegosaurus, but Chomp uses Thunder Bazooka, hitting and defeating it.

Helga & Max/Chomp win

New Cards[]


  • (Helga has just dropped from the sky and walks out of a dust cloud)
  • Lead local: "Ahh, look! The goddess Lola has returned to vanquish the monster, just as the legend described."
  • Other local: "And sure enough, the monster fled as soon as she appeared."
  • Zoe: "Hate to break it to ya, that's no goddess."
  • Rex: "That's the cook from the Alpha Gang headquarters."
  • Max: "And it's 'Olga', not 'Lola'."
  • Helga: "Wrong, the name is 'Helga'."
  • (the locals flock to Helga)
  • Max: "Wow, they think that old lady's a goddess."
  • (elsewhere, the Alpha Trio's rickety propeller plane is flying)
  • Ursula: "Who said 'old lady'!? I want this bucket of bolts on the ground now!"
  • Zander: "Careful what you ask for, because unelss 'E' stands for 'excellent', I think we're now out of gas."
  • Ed: "I'll go with 'excellent'."
  • (propeller stops spinning, plane drops)
  • Alpha Trio: "Huh? Ahh! Wrong again!"
  • (plane crashes into jungle below)
  • (Helga races away into the jungle from the locals trying to adore her)
  • Rex: "I can't believe how mixed up these people have their story."
  • Zoe: "No kidding. They think a dinosaur is their monster…"
  • Max: "…and their goddess in human form's just a cook named 'Thelma'."
  • Helga (face bubble shouting from over the trees): "The name's 'Helga', get it right!"
  • (Helga leaps to knock the storm of Spike Arrows away with her soup ladel)
  • Rex: "How'd she do that?"
  • Max: "She saved Chomp from that attack."
  • (Helga lands, but one final Spike Arrow hits her in the shoulder)
  • D-Team: "Ah!"
  • Max: "One of 'em hit Wilma!"
  • Helga: "The name is Helga." (pulls Spike Arrow out and tosses it away)


Mythical Mix Up/Transcript


  • The plot of the episode may be a reference to a real-life carving in Angkor Wat that some people believe resembles a Stegosaurus. Most experts, however, believe it's a rhinoceros or a chameleon.
  • A recurring joke this episode is that Max can never say Helga's name right, instead calling her "Olga", "Thelma" or "Wilma".
  • While Terry is fighting the Stegosaurus, it is similar to a scene from the Fantasia (1940) segment "The Rite Of Spring".
  • The sound effect of Stegosaurus' Move activating somewhat obscures whether Rod says its name as "Spike Arrow" or "Spike Arrows" (closer inspection reveals it as "Spike Arrows"). This is similar to some early English arcade releases, which call the Move "Spike Arrow" before quickly changing it to "Spike Arrows", but the label on one wave's poster (U.S., but not U.K.) even disagrees with the text on the card pictured above it.

Dub Edits[]

  • The text on Max's test paper was replaced with illegible scribbles in the dub. In addition, the 45 was made larger and is now on the top right corner.



Mythical Mix Up

Dinosaur King episode 38


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