Season 1, Episode 1
Air date January 15, 2012
Written by Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess
Directed by Dwayne Carey-Hill
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Thundercone is the series premiere of the Napoleon Dynamite TV series. It aired on January 15, 2012.


Napoleon, Kip, Uncle Rico and Grandma are all at a gas station, and decide to order dinner. Outside, Kip and Napoleon get into an argument about a piece of chicken, causing Kip to throw his greasy chicken skin at Napoleon. The grease in the skin causes Napoleon to have a breakout in zits. Napoleon's new FDA-unapproved acne cream strengthens his pain threshold. When he uses it, he becomes impervious to pain and a skilled fighter.

Meanwhile, Kip finds a girl who still has an interest in bad boys. Although she finds interest in him, a jacked-up on Rack-U-Tane Napoleon gets in the way. After Napoleon is forced to do a ring fight due to Rex, he finds out that his opponent is Kip, who has stolen the Rack-U-Tane.

Trivia Edit

Thundercone is an obvious parody of Thunderdome, from the Mad Max series.