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Close Encounters of the Absurd Kind is the second episode in the second season of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated TV cartoon series "Danger Mouse" that was broadcasted on ITV in the UK as five 5-parted episodes from 11th to 15th January 1982 and it was later broadcasted as a single episode on 19th November 1985.


Aliens capture Danger Mouse and Penfold for use in an experiment when they journey to the Bermuda Triangle out in the sea on the trail of Baron Greenback.


Background Music Bits[]


  • Voices by David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey and Brian Trueman.
  • Written by Brian Trueman.
  • Music by Mike Harding.
  • Music Production by Richie Close.
  • Animated by Keith Scoble.
  • Backgrounds by Malcolm Turner and Diane Wren.
  • Paint and Trace by Philip McMylor, Roy Huckerby, Peter Kidd, Monica McCartney and Andrew Wilson.
  • Editing by John McManus.
  • Camera by Frank Hardie and Wendy Hardie.
  • Produced by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall.
  • Directed by Brian Cosgrove.
  • A Cosgrove/Hall Production. © 1980.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite these episodes being broadcasted in 1982, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXX' as it is dated in 1980.


  • Recording date: 1980.