One Sentence Summary
While creating an escape tunnel, the penguins stumble upon Buck Rockgut, a rockhopper penguin, who is Skipper, Kowalski, and Rico's idol along with being famous for capturing The Red Squirrel. Rockgut tells them that the Red Squirrel escaped and is still alive. He recruits them to help find the Red Squirrel, but he accuses all the animals in the zoo as being agents by noting every little thing they do.
The imprisoned animals team up with Private, the only penguin who knows that Rockgut has taken the situation too far. Private uses Fred to pretend to be the Red Squirrel as a decoy to get rid of Rockgut, but his plan fails when Rockgut, Skipper, Kowalski, and Rico catch him in the act of releasing Fred. Rockgut begins to accuse Private and then Kowalski of actually being the Red Squirrel (having gotten plastic surgery to make himself look like a penguin), and the other penguins realize Private was right all along. Rico regurgitates a telephone and Skipper pretends to talk to a penguin from top headquarters that said the Red Squirrel is in a place called "Grrfrrjicklestan"--Rockgut believes him and finally leaves. Skipper, Kowalski and Rico apologize to Private for not believing him about Rockgut, realizing that they got caught in the excitement and took their paranoia too far.
Private accepts their apology, but he confesses that despite everything that happened, he feels bad for Rockgut--Private points out how he's wasted nearly five decades chasing after a threat that probably doesn't even exist (at least not anymore). However, his theory is proven to be mistaken when the real Red Squirrel is found spying from underground.
Airings on channels other than Nickelodeon USA
- This episode was scheduled to air Sept 11th at 9:30 on YTV in Canada, but was replaced with Gator Watch
- Aired Sept 11th at 3:30pm on YTV.