Awesome / Beetlejuice

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  • In the episode "The Neitherworld's Least Wanted", the Rogues Gallery had tricked Beetlejuice into falling apart (literally, that is). Lydia and BJ had to recover his body parts before sunset or he would cease to exist. Finally, they get to where the final villain, Mr. Big (who's actually a midget) is holding his heart. Mr. Big gets Lydia in a trap and watches as Beetlejuice is turning into goo, until Lydia pulls a Big Damn Heroes moment, throws the heart into the pool and Beetlejuice turns back to normal, proceeding go Heroic Second Wind on his ass. And, you guessed, it is awesome.
  • In the Whole Episode Flashback in "Highs-Ghoul Confidential", after spending a good majority of the episode trying to find the right "buzz words" to really get his juice flowing, it all comes to a head when BJ is voted Prom King and subsequently humiliated in front of the entire class, which is just enough to push him over the edge, say his Catchphrase for the first time in his entire afterlife, and basically go all Carrie on the asses of the two bullies who humiliated him. And it. Is. GLORIOUS.
    Beetlejuice: (narrating to Lydia) There comes a time, Babes, when you do things you've never done. When you say things you've never said. And so, for the first time ever, I said those magic words.
    Teen!Beetlejuice: Iiiiiit's... SHOWTIME!
  • In "In the Schticks," BJ and Lydia are both arrested and sentenced to centuries of labor. When BJ can't convince the judge to let Lydia go, he tries to convince her to go back to the Outerworld where she'll be safe. Since that also doesn't work, he then busts out of his own imprisonment and spends most of the episode fighting to save her from hers. The awesome factor comes in when the viewer understands that Lydia is trapped at the Resort of Last Resort, a place where Beetlejuice experienced some severe childhood trauma. He's absolutely terrified of the place, but he refuses to let that fear keep him away from her.
  • In Real Life, the cartoon won the daytime Emmy for Outstanding Animated Children's Program in 1990 (tied with The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh).