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This article is about the episode. For the DVD, see Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness - The Scorpion Sting.

"Scorpion's Sting" is the first episode from season one of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. It was the first episode to be aired on Nickelodeon as a sneak preview of the series, as well as one of the first to be previewed online before the official launch of the series.



Tigress has River Fever and it's up to Po and Monkey to bring back the cure. Unfortunately they have to travel into deadly Scorpion territory to get it[;] and furthermore, Scorpion has brainwashed Monkey into becoming her assassin and programmed him to attack Po.[1]



Shifu examining Tigress

Po practiced his kung fu skills in the Training Hall with orders given by Shifu to make it across the obstacle course in ten seconds unscathed. Po was jumped in a sneak attack by Monkey, who was about to beat Po in their score-keeping, when Tigress suddenly interrupted them with a loud sneeze, to which she promptly fell into the obstacle course and caused the three of them to fly out onto the other side. Po and Monkey then joked around with the "sneezy trick", making light of Tigress's cold-like symptoms. She openly denied having a cold, and it was discerned by Shifu that she actually had River Fever. Po then convinced the Masters not to worry, stating that he once had River Fever as a kid and it went away the very next day. However, Tigress never had river fever as a cub. Unfortunately to Po's shock, Crane revealed that getting River Fever as an adult was fatal and that the only cure was tea made from the sacred sun orchid, located in the Valley of the Scorpion. In addition, the flower must be consumed before sundown or else Tigress would die. Monkey and Po set off to retrieve it while Tigress was reluctantly placed in a sick ward with sick children and Mr. Ping as entertainment, much to Tigress' dismay.

Po facing off with Scorpion

Upon entering the valley, Scorpion trapped Monkey unexpectedly and stung him with her elixir-enhanced, mind-controlling stinger, ordering him to set out to destroy Po. Po managed to escape Monkey's attempts to destroy him, not realizing that he was being manipulated, and took it as a friendly session of sneak attack training. However, Po soon realized the truth and eventually became cornered by Monkey, and hung on to a cliff, about to fall to his death. But thanks to the "poison of friendship", Monkey overcame the mind control and they both set out to fight Scorpion. They eventually defeated her (thanks to Po's unexpected sneak attack he had learned from Shifu), retrieved the sun orchid, and then quickly rushed back to the Valley of Peace, arriving at the Training Hall just before sundown. With no time to make the tea from the sun orchid Tigress consumed the orchid and nothing was happening. Everyone looked down sadly, believing she was dead. But she then jumped up and was immediately cured, and Po and Monkey continued to joke and try to outdo each other, with Monkey declaring a point as he tricked Po into putting peppers in his eyes.

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  • Scenes from this episode were first previewed at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con as storyboard stills while the series was still in production.




Coming soon!


Cat-like reflexes!

Master Shifu, can we take five so I can go sterilize my beak with hot coals?

Friends love the sneezy trick!
I do not have a cold!

 [As Mr. Clown, Mr. Ping makes a goat puppet kiss a sick Tigress repeatedly] I love you so much!
Mr. Ping

This is going to sting a little bit—just kidding. It burns like fire!

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Legends of Awesomeness Season 1 episodes
No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
1 1 "Scorpion's Sting" Jim Schumann Doug Langdale September 19, 2011 101
2 2 "The Princess and the Po" Jim Schumann Doug Langdale October 21, 2011 103
3 3 "Sticky Situation" Gabe Swarr Scott Kreamer November 7, 2011 102
4 4 "Chain Reaction" Michael Mullen Kevin Seccia November 8, 2011 104
5 5 "Fluttering Finger Mindslip" Jim Schumann Jessica Gao November 9, 2011 105
6 6 "Good Croc, Bad Croc" Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer November 10, 2011 111
7 7 "Hometown Hero" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia November 11, 2011 109
8 8 "Jailhouse Panda" Michael Mullen Doug Landgale & Jon Ross November 18, 2011 117
9 9 "Owl Be Back" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale November 26, 2011 107
10 10 "Bad Po" Luther McLaurin & Jim Schumann Jon Ross November 26, 2011 113
11 11 "Sight for Sore Eyes" Juan Meza-Leon Doug Langdale November 27, 2011 108
12 12 "Rhino's Revenge" Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer November 27, 2011 106
13 13 "Master Ping" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg November 28, 2011 119
14 14 "Ghost of Oogway" Lane Lueras & Luther McLaurin Kevin Seccia November 29, 2011 120
15 15 "The Kung Fu Kid" Juan Meza-Leon Scott Kreamer November 30, 2011 122
16 16 "Ladies of the Shade" Michael Mullen Joshua Hamilton December 1, 2011 123
17 17 "Big Bro Po" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale December 2, 2011 118
18 18 "Po Fans Out" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia December 9, 2011 112
19 19 "Challenge Day" Jim Schumann Scott Kreamer December 16, 2011 110
20 20 "My Favorite Yao" Luther McLaurin Joshua Hamilton December 30, 2011 114
21 21 "In With the Old" Michael Mullen Kevin Seccia January 16, 2012 124
22 22 "Has-been Hero" Gabe Swarr Kevin Seccia March 31, 2012 126
23 23 "Love Stings" Juan Meza-Leon Joshua Hamilton April 2, 2012 115
24 24 "Hall of Lame" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia April 3, 2012 116
25 25 "Father Crime" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale April 4, 2012 121
26 26 "Monkey in the Middle" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo April 5, 2012 125
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