March 22, 2013
Hiccups is the twelfth episode (first in Tales of Radiator Springs) in the Cars Toons series.
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 didn't work. Fillmore gives him some of his homemade cure fuel, which makes fire come out of his mouth, but it didn't cure his hiccups. Luigi tried scaring the hiccups and Sarge tried "ordering" McQueen to stop hiccuping, but neither worked. Sheriff thinks McQueen needs a drink of water, so Red squirts water at his mouth. Mater thinks he should "hang upside down, spin around, while you touch your tongue with your hood." Soon, they were using everyone's solution at the same time, until Sally comes and asks everyone to stop. She kisses Lightning, and his hiccups stop. Suddenly, Sheriff had the hiccups, so Mater tried to cure them by kissing him. Sheriff ran away, feeling scared with his siren blasting, and Mater chased him around the town.
- Keith Ferguson as Lightning McQueen
- Larry the Cable Guy as Mater
- Michael Wallis as Sheriff
- Tony Shalhoub as Luigi
- Lloyd Sherr as Fillmore
- Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera
- Paul Dooley as Sarge
- Jenifer Lewis as Flo
- Guido Quaroni as Guido
- Jerome Ranft as Red
- 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 very first appearance in Cars Toons.
- In addition, this is also the first (or only) time she is seen kissing Lightning on-screen, which shocked some viewers.
- 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 just 5 times.