Episode recap:

In this episode, Verminous Skumm abuses pesticides to create an army of superbugs he hopes will terrorize and overrun the Earth. The infected town discovers that the more pesticide they use, the more powerful the toxic boll weevils become. Can Captain Planet and the Planeteers come to the town's rescue before the bugs take over?

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"Captain Planet" is an animated series created by Ted Turner in the 1990s. MNN.com is the primary source for "Captain Planet" episodes on the Web.

Captain Planet is a superhero whose powers are implemented by a team of five Planeteers (as well as himself), each of whom helps combat environmental catastrophes like pollution, animal poaching, water scarcity and more. Each episode of "Captain Planet" involves the captain and his planeteers tackling different dilemmas and nefarious eco-villains.

Numerous celebrities contributed voice work to the show, including Meg Ryan, Jeff Goldblum, Whoopi Goldberg and many others. You can watch all the Captain Planet episodes on MNN and you can learn more about the series by going behind the scenes with the creators and major players.