Go West Young Raccoon is the second episode of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. It takes place in Cotton Mouth Bluff, 1884 AD, and the main antagonist is Sheriff Toothpick.



The gang time travels back to the 1880s. Once there, the gang discovers that "Tennessee Kid" Cooper has been thrown in jail for his crimes. He was arrested by the insane Sheriff Toothpick, who is a mobster obsessed with gold. After Tennessee's arrest, Toothpick robbed the local bank of its gold, and later framed Tennessee for it. After Bentley explains to Sly that he needs to get himself arrested to help his ancestor, the gang gets ready to break Tennessee out of jail and stop Toothpick.


Job name Completed by
Under Arrest Sly
Sly needs to get himself arrested in order to free Tennessee.
Jailhouse Blues Bentley, Sly
Sly must find a way to escape the prison.
Cooper for Hire Bentley, Murray, Tennessee
Tennessee needs to reclaim his firearms.
Saloon Bug Bentley, Sly
Bentley needs to plant a bug in Toothpick's office.
Blind Date Tennessee
Tennessee needs to follow a runaway wagon to rescue Carmelita.
Jail Break Tennessee, Carmelita
Tennessee and Carmelita heads to the prison to free Sly, Bentley and Murray.
Grand Key Larceny Murray, Sly, Carmelita
Murray, Sly and Carmelita compete in challenges to win three keys for Bentley.
Operation: Gold Digger Whole Gang
Reclaim the gold and take down Toothpick.


Sly defeats Toothpick, who gets stranded in the Wild West. However, the van doesn't function properly, and they end up falling off of a cliff. In an act of desperation, Bentley saves their lives by grabbing Murray's Australian fossil necklace and throws it into the time machine. Everyone holds on tight as the van gets sucked through the wormhole. They eventually end up in Gungathal Valley in a prehistoric time period.


Trophy RiseAndShine
Sly! Come in! Sly! Do you read me?
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After collecting all 30 clue bottles throughout town, crack the hidden safe, and you will receive Muggshot's Coin.


  • The name of the episode is word play on the famous saying from John Babsone Lane Soule, "Go west young man, and grow up with the country," which concerned the then relevant Manifest Destiny.
  • If the player returns to Feudal Japan after the missions, "Under Arrest" or "Blind Date", the current imprisoned gang members will not travel to the level, thus leaving Rioichi Cooper and Carmelita as the only playable characters until the imprisoned members are rescued.
  • In the ending cutscene of "Turning Japanese," when Bentley puts the sheriff's badge in the time machine, it erroneously says the year they are traveling to is 1883, while the episode actually takes place in 1884.
  • The last mission has similarities to Back to the Future Part III, as it involves a time machine and a train.
  • Tennessee is shown with his gun at the end of the second animated cutscene, despite Toothpick having taken it from him.
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