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Tales From Radiator Springs - Hiccups

Hiccups is the first episode of Cars Toons: Tales from Radiator Springs. It was first aired on Disney Channel on March 22, 2013.[1]


Lightning comes to Flo's V8 Cafe. Flo welcomes him and gives him a can of oil. He drinks the oil, but then he suddenly gets the hiccups. Flo asks if anyone knows how to cure hiccups. Guido tries to get him to hold his breath for as long as he can, but that doesn't work. Fillmore gives him some of his homemade cure fuel, which makes fire come out of his mouth, but it doesn't cure his hiccups. Luigi tries scaring the hiccups, and Sarge tries "ordering" McQueen to stop hiccuping, but neither of these ideas work. Sheriff thinks McQueen needs a drink of water, so Red squirts water in his mouth. Mater thinks he should "hang upside down, spin around, while you touch your tongue with your hood." Soon, they try using everyone's solutions at the same time, until Sally comes and asks everyone to stop. She kisses Lightning, and his hiccups stop. Suddenly, Sheriff has the hiccups, so Mater tries to cure them by kissing him. Sheriff runs away with his siren on, and Mater chases him.



  • All of the methods the townsfolk tried resemble real cures to the hiccups - Guido's being holding your breath, Luigi's being scaring, Red's being drinking water, and Mater's being hanging upside down. Fillmore, Sarge and Sally's, however, are exceptions.
  • While Lightning keeps his body modifications from Cars 2 (like the spoiler), the paint job is slightly tweaked, with all World Grand Prix markings removed. He regains his lightning bolt sticker above his front tires, as well as Piston Cup sponsors. It is also shown to be written "Radiator Springs" on his spoiler.
  • This is Sally's first appearance in Cars Toons.
    • In addition, this is also the first time she is seen kissing Lightning on-screen.
  • In this short, you can notice that some things in Radiator Springs have been modified to look similar to how they look in Cars Land.
    • The street intersecting at the traffic light intersection is labeled "Cross Street."
    • Flo's V8 Cafe has been expanded like it has in Cars Land.
  • Lightning hiccups exactly 25 times in this short, while Sheriff hiccups 5 times.
  • Ramone didn't make an appearance in the short.