Talkin' Trash is the eighth episode in the fourth series of Captain Planet and the Planeteers. It is based on a concept put forward by Joey Dedio, who provided the voice for Wheeler. It was written by Nick Boxer, Sean Catherine Derek and Laren Bright.
Wheeler receives a letter telling him his father's health is not good. He takes time away from the Planeteers to visit his parents in Brooklyn, only to discover his old circle of friends has fallen under the influence of Verminous Skumm. Wheeler has to convince his old girlfriend, Trish, to change her ways before she and the neighbourhood end up in Skumm's grips forever.