Created By: GoopsWorld on March 23, 2013 Last Edited By: GoopsWorld on March 24, 2013
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An Eggcellent Episode

An episode of an animated series finds an egg and decides to hatch it

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In many animated shows, there'll be an episode where the protagonist finds a strange egg and decides to hatch it, rather than eat it. Occasionally, the egg hatches into a dangerous creature that causes trouble, prompting the protagonist's friends to demand he let the creature go.

Examples include: Anime and Manga
  • In the first season of Pokémon, Ash finds a Pokemon egg that would later hatch into the Johto Pokemon Togepi at the end of the episode "Attack Of The Prehistoric Pokemon", but it's not until the episode "Who Gets To Keep Togepi?" that the egg actually hatches.

Western Animation
  • In the very first episode of The Wuzzles, Eleroo accidentally knocks a Bullfinch egg out of its nest, where it hatches into a baby Bullfinch.
  • The Adventures of the Gummi Bears episode "Wings Over Dunwyn" involved all of the Fan-Tailed Zephyrs getting captured by Duke Igthorn and his ogres, leaving behind a single egg that eventually hatches into a baby Zephyr.
  • In an episode of Back at the Barnyard, Otis finds an egg that was dropped by an archaeologist. The egg hatches into a tyrannosaurus called Plucky.
  • In an episode of Kirby of the Stars, Kirby finds an egg in the nest he was sleeping in, and becomes convinced he layed it. The egg hatches into a baby Galbo.
  • In the Futurama episode "Fry Am The Egg Man", Fry finds an egg that hatches into a deadly Bone Vampire.
  • In an episode of Phineas and Ferb, Perry supposedly lays an egg and the boys spend the episode constructing a giant platypus butt to hatch it.
  • One episode of The Simpsons has Bart killing a bird with a BB gun, and deciding to raise the eggs in her nest because he feels terrible about it.
  • Family Guy has an episode in which a rare bird makes a nest in Peter's beard and the EPA refuses to let him disturb her. She eventually flies away of her own accord, but not before laying a clutch of eggs.
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  • March 23, 2013
    Astaroth
    • One episode of The Simpsons has Bart killing a bird with a BB gun, and deciding to raise the eggs in her nest because he feels terrible about it.
    • Family Guy has an episode in which a rare bird makes a nest in Peter's beard and the EPA refuses to let him disturb her. She eventually flies away of her own accord, but not before laying a clutch of eggs.
  • March 23, 2013
    CaveCat
    Anime And Manga
    • In the first season of Pokemon, Ash finds a Pokemon egg that would later hatch into the Johto Pokemon Togepi at the end of the episode "Attack Of The Prehistoric Pokemon", but it's not until the episode "Who Gets To Keep Togepi?" that the egg actually hatches.

    Western Animation
    • In the very first episode of The Wuzzles, Eleroo accidentally knocks a Bullfinch egg out of its nest, where it hatches into a baby Bullfinch.
    • The Adventures Of The Gummi Bears episode "Wings Over Dunwyn" involved all of the Fan-Tailed Zephyrs getting captured by Duke Igthorn and his ogres, leaving behind a single egg that eventually hatches into a baby Zephyr.
  • March 23, 2013
    Larkmarn
    I'd rename it to Egg Hatching Episode since the current sounds more like Egg Sitting.
  • March 24, 2013
    TrueShadow1
    • In one of the side stories of Fairy Tail, child Natsu and Lisanna found a weird egg. Believing it to be a dragon's egg, they decided to hatch it. What hatched, however, turned out to be... Happy, Natsu's cat companion.
  • March 24, 2013
    Astaroth
    • An early mission in Jak And Daxter has the duo rescue a flut-flut egg from the top of a cliff. The egg hatches shortly after, the infant flut-flut assumes Daxter is its mother, and acts as a steed in several levels later in the game.
  • March 24, 2013
    polarbear2217
    Does it have to be an animated series? in the Goosebumps book "Egg Monsters From Mars", Dana finds and strange egg during an Easter-egg hunt and keeps in until it hatches into one of the titular creatures.
  • March 24, 2013
    Stratadrake
    And how do we compare it to Egg Mac Guffin?
  • March 24, 2013
    NESBoy
    • US Acres had Orson coming across two abandoned chicken eggs, and he decides to hatch them himself. This act begat Booker and Sheldon into the strip. Events from this arc were adapted into the Garfield And Friends episode "An Egg-citing Story".
  • March 24, 2013
    Larkmarn
    Looks like Egg Mac Guffin covers this trope entirely.

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