"Going Bonkers" is the two-part pilot episode to Bonkers, originally aired as a one-hour special on September 4, 1993, accompanied by a rerun of Down and Out with Donald Duck. Although it is meant to be the first episode in chronological order, it is actually the tenth and eleventh episodes in the original airing order (unless one does not count the original Disney Channel airdates of the previous nine episodes).
Jethro is at his rambling side splitting best as the pride of Cornwall tells of all his favourite characters, including his infamous friend Denzil and his long suffering wife!
Inside the mansion of Mickey Mouse, a mysterious figure is seen kidnapping the Mouse, who is said to have been in negotiations to sign a contract with another studio. Bonkers and Lucky are assigned with finding Mickey, with the latter being promised a promotion if they do, and they decide to start their search at Corkscrew Studios (which has been adorned appropriately to welcome Mickey). While searching through the studio, Lucky suggests that they stop searching until a ransom note is discovered, but a nearby janitor tells him that there isn't going to be any note. Bonkers recognizes the janitor as Babyface, a washed-up former child star notorious for his obnoxious ego.
Bonnie, a nine-year-old single child, is part of a family of three living in the Netherlands. They have a love of elephants, passed on by Bonnie's grandfather's grandfather who worked on a game reserve in Africa, and Bonnie feels that she instinctively does things like an elephant as a result. Her single mother, Lis, is bi-polar and at times spends days on end without even getting out of bed. Then there are other times when she will manically do wild acts, such as impromptu dancing in public. As a result, Bonnie's sturdy and stable grandmother must hold the family together by doing all the cooking, etc. After her grandmother is killed by a car, Bonnie becomes the most responsible family member and struggles with preparing meals and getting her reluctant mother to take her medication. She also must dodge Jorien, a social worker who is attempting to place her in a foster home.
About the loss of a mother, with her unexpected exuberance, but who also cries Puccini melodies. A short poetic collage, as fleeting as the blink of an eye, where sounds and images are superimposed to evoke the at once peaceful and tormented memory of a mother.
Bonkers is an animated American television series that aired from September 4, 1993 to August 24, 1995 in first-run syndication. The syndicated run was available both separately, and as part of The Disney Afternoon. The show was last seen on Toon Disney, but was taken off the schedule in late 2004.
Bonkers is a British comedy series written by Sally Wainwright and starring Liza Tarbuck as a school teacher who discovers her husband is having an affair. It was transmitted on ITV during 2007. It was also released on DVD. This series is available on DVD, distributed by Acorn Media UK.
Bonkers! was an ATV variety show, distributed by ITC Entertainment in the United States for syndication during the 1978-79 television season, and later airing in 1979 in the United Kingdom. Starring Bob Monkhouse and the Hudson Brothers - Bill, Brett and Mark - the show featured sketches, guest stars and musical numbers from the chorus dancers known as The Bonkerettes. Whilst not a big hit for ATV, it gained a cult audience in the United States where it was compared to Saturday Night Live. After four episodes the show was curtailed in the UK by the 13-week long ITV strike of 1979 and did not reappear when the network restarted broadcasts; however, production for syndication continued and 24 episodes in total were made.