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A Dam Too Far is the third episode from the first season. In this episode, Dag fights to dam up the river, despite it being a flood zone.

Episode Summary[]


Two rivers, the Big Happy and the Little Meanie, are causing uncontrollable flooding in the Northwest. Since the Army Corps is unable to contain the floods, the president decides to send in Norb and Dag to build dams and control the flooding. Norb is assigned the Big Happy, and Dag is assigned the Little Meanie much to his displeasure.


"That river is crazy!"

After being briefed on their mission, the two beavers are air-dropped into the flood zone. Norb quickly finishes building his dam and spends the rest of his time eating cocktail weenies and watching an "almost interesting" nature program about a river that runs near a cliff edge but doesn't go over. Dag on the other hand struggles to build his dam as the river seems to be actively sabotaging his work.

Norb refuses to believe his brother and mocks the river, slapping the water with his tail. The river suddenly rises up behind the two beavers and chases them to the edge of a cliff. Remembering the "almost interesting" nature program, Norb begins to loudly comment how high the cliff is and how much it would hurt to go over. The river rushes to the edge of the cliff, but appears to look over the edge, change its mind and retreat.

The Army Corps thanks Norb and Dag for their work in stopping the floods and saving the Northwest. Back at home, the two beavers watch their celebration on TV when a knock is heard at the door. As Dag opens their door, the Little Meanie rushes up and drags him underwater.


Read the transcript of A Dam Too Far.

Production Information[]

  • This episode was originally entitled "Doomsday Beavers".[1]
  • The photo of Norbert and Daggett posing for the newspaper at the beginning of the episode was remade into stock art for the series.
  • This episode, along with "Long in the Teeth" aired on October 15, 2016 on NickSplat.[2]


  • Newspaper headlines shown in the episode:
  • "Army Corps Can't Stop Flooding"
  • "Rivers Too Wild! President Sends in Norbert & Daggett" ---- " 'No sweat--it's just a bunch of spooty water!' sez Daggett"
  • The "almost interesting" nature program Norb watched about how rivers hate big cliffs came in handy towards the end of the episode.
  • This episode is the first for multiple things:
    • The first episode to premiere on Sunday, along with "Long in the Teeth."
    • The first episode where Norbert mispronounces words.
    • The first episode to air that takes place after Norb and Dag have met all of their friends.
    • The first episode to take place in November.
    • The first episode with no female characters.
  • This episode reveals that Norbert writes in cursive.
  • One of Daggett's screams in this episode would later be reused in "Long in the Teeth," "Go Beavers!," "Enter the Daggett," "Tree of Hearts", "The Mighty Knot-Head", “Tough Love”, and "Moby Dopes."
  • Music from this episode would get reused in “Omega Beaver” and “Big Fun”.


  • During the pan shot of Daggett seeing Norbert's dam for The Big Happy, his monobrow is missing.
  • When Norbert says to The Little Meanie, "Now you be good so Daggy can dam you up," Daggett's eyes are white instead of yellow.
  • When Daggett tells Norbert "The river's not gonna like this," Daggett doesn't have his monobrow for one frame.
  • In the beginning of the episode when Norbert and Daggett are on the plane heading to the flood zone after Daggett tells him to pay attention, Norbert's eyes are yellow for a few seconds.


  • A Bridge Too Far - The title of this episode is a reference to the 1974 book A Bridge Too Far and the 1977 movie adaptation.
  • On Golden Pond - When Dag said "Life was so much easier on Golden Pond.", he could be referring to the play and the 1981 film.


The image gallery for A Dam Too Far may be viewed here.



Season 1
"Born to be Beavers" - "Up All Night" - "A Dam Too Far" - "Long in the Teeth" - "Gift Hoarse" - "Go Beavers!" - "Box Top Beavers" - "Salmon Sez" - "Beach Beavers a Go-Go" - "Deranged Ranger" - "Muscular Beaver" - "Fish and Dips" - "Enter the Daggett" - "Bug-a-Boo" - "Mission to the Big, Hot, Thingy" - "I Dare You" - "Stinky Toe" - "House Broken" - "Tree's Company" - "Guess Who's Stumping to Dinner?" - "Fancy Prance" - "H2Whoa!" - "The Bing That Wouldn't Leave" - "You Promised!" - "Bummer of Love" - "Food of the Clods"
Season 2
"Beaver Fever" - "Same Time Last Week" - "Kandid Kreatures" - "Fakin' It!" - "Muscular Beaver 2" - "Stump Looks for His Roots" - "Tree of Hearts" - "Dag for Night" - "Un-Barry-ble" - "Another One Bites the Musk" - "The Mighty Knot-Head" - "Pond Scum" - "Utter Nonsense" - "Endangered Species" - "Lumberjacks' Delight" - "Zooing Time" - "Friends, Romans, Beavers!" - "Big Round Sticky Fish Thingy" - "The Day the World Got Really Screwed Up!" - "If You In-Sisters" - "Alley Oops" - "Open Wide for Zombies" - "Dumbwaiters" - "Sans-a-Pelt" - "Gonna Getcha"
Season 3
"My Bunnyguard" - "What's Eating You?" - "Omega Beaver" - "Bite This!" - "Spooky Spoots" - "Up All Night II: Up All Day. The Reckoning" - "Muscular Beaver 3" - "Sang 'Em High" - "In Search of Big Byoo-Tox" - "Moronathon Man" - "The Legend of Kid Friendly" - "Silent But Deadly" - "Tough Love" - "A Little Dad'll Do You" - "Pass It On!" - "Stump's Family Reunion" - "Muscular Beaver 4" - "Act Your Age" - "Too Loose Latrine" - "Pack Your Dags" - "Daggy Dearest" - "Dag's List" - "Mistaken Identity" - "Easy Peasy Rider" - "Stare and Stare Alike!" - "I am Not an Animal I'm Scientist #1" - "Norberto y Daggetto en El Grapadura y el Castor Malo" - "The Loogie Hawk" - "Kreature Komforts" - "Oh, Brother?" - "Das Spoot" - "Sqotters" - "Long Tall Daggy" - "Practical Jerks" - "Nice & Lonely" - "Soccer? I Hardly Knew Him!" - "Brothers... to the End?" - "Euro Beavers" - "Slap Happy" - "Home Loners" - "Ugly Roomers" - "Finger Lickin' Goofs" - "Strange Allure" - "Partying is Such Sweet Sorrow"
Season 4
"Chocolate Up to Experience" - "Three Dag Nite!" - "Fat Chance" - "Dag in the Mirror" - "Canucks Amuck" - "Yak in the Sack" - "Driving Misses Daggett" - "Big Fun" - "Moby Dopes" - "Present Tense" - "It's a Spootiful Life" - "The Mom from U.N.C.L.E." - "House Sisters" - "Muscular Beaver 5" - "Vantastic Voyage" - "Blacktop Beavers" - "Specs Appeal" - "Things That Go Hook in the Night" - "Damnesia" - "The Posei-Dam Adventure" - "The Big Frog" - "Dag Con Carny" - "All in the Colony" - "Line Duncing" - "Beavemaster" - "Deck Poops" - "Dagski and Norb" - "Shell or High Water"