Nigel Knows Best is the sixteenth episode of The Wild Thornberrys's first season which was first broadcast on .


Hungry for adventure, Eliza convinces her mother that she should take a llama over the Andean pass, meeting her family on the other side of the mountain.

However, she is disappointed when her safety-conscious father commandeers the lead. Along the journey, her frustration builds as each attempt to explore is foiled by her father's watchful eye. Finally Eliza gains new respect for her father's resourceful manner, when he saves her life.


  • This episode is the 1st time Nigel saves Elizas life
  • This is the first episode to mention Marianne's mother
  • First episode where Marianne gets upset by something sent from her mother
  • First appers of Santusa.