Born Flea is a Riches segment that aired on the Season 3 premiere of the Richie Rich cartoon series, as part of The Pac-Man/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show. It first aired 25 September 1982 on ABC (it would have aired 11 September 1982 if not for the 1982 Animators Strike).


Richie and Gloria go to a circus where the performers are fleas.


  • This segment's title was a play on the title of the classic film Born Free.
  • This was the first segment in the series that Richie's voice had changed to a more mature-sounding boy. This was likely due to Sparky Marcus having become a teenager in 1982.
  • Fleas were also involved in the Treasure Chest segment "T.V. Dollar", which aired in Season 1 and would be rebroadcast later in Season 3.

Voice Cast