Le Purrfect Crime

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Maltese de Sade and "RamDale"

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Title reference: "Franglais" play on the adage, the perfect crime, with the onomatopoeia purr.

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Monty goes to meet a shipment of Blue Cheese from France. He finds dogs in the cheese shipment. The dogs have fled an irritating sound audible only to dogs; Monty brings the matter to the attention of the Rangers who go to Paris. As it turns out, Fat Cat's cousin, Maltese de Sade, is behind a plot to drive all dogs from Paris using a sonic weapon. The Rangers spy on him but Dale accidentally gives them away. They are captured and flushed into the sewers due to the mistakes made by Dale; the others are upset with him and Chip sends him off to go sightseeing while the others attempt to solve the case without him. While so doing, Dale is hit on the head by a falling souvenir and rendered amnesiac. The vulnerable chipmunk is captured by Maltese de Sade and is convinced that he is "Ramdale," the feline criminal's most feared and deadly minion. He is sent to destroy the (other) Rescue Rangers. Meanwhile, the others decide to split up. Monty and Zipper go to Notre Dame, Chip and Gadget to the Louvre. Monty and Zipper encounter Maltese de Sade, who is advancing his evil scheme. Gadget and Chip have a run-in with Ramdale, who shoots at them with expresso beans. Monty and Zipper rejoin the others, having overheard details of the villain's plan, but find them in the midst of their confrontation with Ramdale. Gadget, Monty and Zipper are trapped in plaster of Paris. Dale gets another conk on the head which somehow reverses his amnesia. They make up and are friends again. Dale goes to infiltrate Maltese de Sade's organization, since the villain does not know that Dale is no longer brainwashed. However, because Dale does not initially bring proof that the Rangers were destroyed, the Maltese de Sade is skeptical. With the aide of Chip's hat, however, the Maltese de Sade is convinced, and tells Dale about his plan but not the exact location where he will place the Ultrasonic Poodle Preturber. The others are unable to follow. Ramdale, Maltese de Sade and his gang go to the Eiffel tower. Gadget deduces that this is the location where he will go. Unfortunately, Dale blows his cover and is nearly thrown from the tower, but due to Maltese de Sade insisting on showing off his plan in front of his adversary, Dale gets the chance to grab the machine and throw it off, destroying it. The other Rangers arrive and defeat Maltese de Sade and his gang, thereby saving the poodles of Paris.


The Rescue Rangers Maltese de Sade, Fat Cat's cousin.


Ultrasonic Poodle Perturber Expresso bean machine gun


"We try to think of [Dale] as comic relief. Unfortunately, the joke's usually on us." - Monty