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"Crane on a Wire" is the nineteenth episode from season two of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.



Po tries to help Crane get his 'mojo' back after Crane is humiliated at a charity event.[1]


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Po convinces the Furious Five to help raise money for the Children's Hospital in the Valley of Peace by holding a charity auction, in which participants bid for the opportunity to spend a whole day with the various masters. Unfortunately, Crane's nasal problems disgust the villagers, who soon begin to complain about the avian master. As Crane leaves and Mr. Ping attempts to continue the auction, Fenghuang arrives, seeking revenge for her previous defeat. She pins most of the Five and Po before going after Crane, only for her talons to be blocked by Po's use of an iron wok.

Having discovered their enemy's weakness, Po and the others drive her away, but Crane's image is further tarnished due to his beak becoming embedded in a wall during Fenghuang's attack. During a subsequent training session, Crane is in a funk, and soon reveals that it's due to discovering the villagers' low opinion of him despite his efforts to protect them. Po then attempts to help him improve his image with a new look, but the villagers' ridicule continues. When the rest of the Five arrive with news of Fenghuang, Po sets out with them to recapture her, but Crane declines.

Unfortunately for the masters, Fenghuang has outfitted her claws with metal blades to enable her to cut through iron, and she proves more than a match for the five of them. Their battle eventually carries them back to the village, where Crane has been helping Zeng with chores to pass his time. Bored out of his mind by Crane's tales, Zeng questions why Crane didn't accompany the others, and Crane demonstrates that his self-esteem remains low. However, the sound of battle draws his attention, and he arrives just in time to save Po from being dropped to his death by Fenghuang.

Master Crane's Groovy New Look

Crane's groovy new look

With Crane's help, Po is able to face Fenghuang in the air, but he is eventually knocked unconscious during their struggle. Crane is initially hopeless, but Fenghuang's taunting eventually goads him into action, and he challenges the owl in aerial combat. After an intense struggle, Fenghuang is defeated and Crane's reputation and confidence are restored. He and his friends then attend the ribbon-cutting at the hospital, only for Crane to end up as its first patient when he proves to be allergic to the silk ribbon.

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  • The episode's title references the 1968 song "Bird on the Wire" by Leonard Cohen.
  • Viper and Po used quotes from The Wizard of Oz. "I hope my strength holds out." "I hope your tail holds out"




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"Any other bright ideas?" - Master Crane, with his beak stuck in a wall.

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Legends of Awesomeness Season 2 episodes
No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
27 1 "Kung Fu Day Care" Juan Meza-Leon Doug Langdale April 6, 2012 201
28 2 "Royal Pain" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo September 26, 2012 214
29 3 "The Most Dangerous Po" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo October 13, 2012 203
30 4 "The Po Who Cried Ghost" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo October 27, 2012 207
31 5 "Kung Shoes" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale November 3, 2012 209
32 6 "Bosom Enemies" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo November 10, 2012 215
33 7 "Enter the Dragon (Part 1)" Aaron Hammersley & Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer & Peter Hastings November 12, 2012 220
34 8 "Enter the Dragon (Part 2)" Aaron Hammersley & Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer & Peter Hastings November 12, 2012 221
35 9 "Master and the Panda" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo November 24, 2012 212
36 10 "Present Tense" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale December 8, 2012 213
37 11 "Shifu's Back" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg January 14, 2013 205
38 12 "Terror Cotta" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale January 15, 2013 225
39 13 "The Spirit Orbs of Master Ding" Lane Lueras Tom Sheppard January 16, 2013 226
40 14 "The Maltese Mantis" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg January 17, 2013 202
41 15 "Invitation Only" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg January 18, 2013 217
42 16 "The Midnight Stranger" Juan Meza-Leon Doug Langdale January 20, 2013 206
43 17 "Shoot the Messenger" Lane Lueras Kevin Campbell January 22, 2013 219
44 18 "A Tigress Tale" Juan Meza-Leon & Gabe Swarr Paul Rugg January 23, 2013 211
45 19 "Crane on a Wire" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo January 24, 2013 204
46 20 "The Secret Museum of Kung Fu" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale January 25, 2013 224
47 21 "Bride of Po" Michael Mullen Tom Sheppard February 14, 2013 303
48 22 "Five is Enough" Aaron Hammersley Gene Grillo June 17, 2013 301
49 23 "Mama Told Me not to Kung Fu" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale June 18, 2013 222
50 24 "Secret Admirer" Gabe Swarr & Aaron Hammersley Katie Mattila June 19, 2013 216
51 25 "Qilin Time" Juan Meza-Leon Paul Rugg June 20, 2013 210
52 26 "Huge" Aaron Hammersley Gene Grillo June 21, 2013 223
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