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How Much Is That Gumshoe In The Window
- A champion beagle has been "kidnapped" (the owners don't like the word "dognapped") from the breeding kennel, and Jack and Trixie are hired to find the dog. Trixie, after finding out that the "kidnapping victim" is a dog, is annoyed at how completely seriously Jack treats the case... but their conversation reveals that Trixie herself usually has a soft spot for "lost pet" cases. We're treated to the following dialogue, with some hilarious imagery of Trixie searching for lost cats:
Trixie: I can't believe you're taking this seriously.
Jack: I can't believe you're not. I never used to do "lost cat" cases 'til I partnered up with you.
Trixie: We solved most of those with a tin of sardines.
Jack: (mock-calling) "Captain Ahaaaab"!
Trixie: Will you never let me live that down?!
Jack: You knocked on doors for four days, wore out a perfectly good pair of boots...
Trixie: Captain Ahab was old Mrs. McBetty's only companion! These people have dozens of dogs!
Jack: I'm not even gonna respond to that. I'm just gonna stand here feeling superior while you think about what you just said.
Trixie: ...I hate you.
Now Who's the Dummy
- The episode opens with a ventriloquist, Simon, asking for Jack and Trixie's help getting back his old dummy, Simple, from his protege, Leo. Throughout the scene, Simon's current dummy, Morty, keeps inserting himself into the conversation as if he's just another person in the room. Jack stays quiet as long as possible because he finds Trixie having to play nice in this irritating scenario funny.
- At the burlesque house Leo works at, Trixie gets so caught up flirting with the doorman she has to make herself remember why she's there in the first place.
- The confrontation between Simon and Leo becomes ridiculous as Leo is even worse about treating the dummies as people than Simon. For starters, when Leo pulls a gun on everyone Simple is the one who talks him down.
Trixie: The puppet is reasoning with him!
- After that crisis is averted Morty holds everyone up because he doesn't want to be retired. Trixie notes Morty only has a cap gun tied to his hand. Jack notes the nervous man with the real gun is taking this seriously.
Man's Best Friend
- The episode Man's Best Friend, largely narrated by King the dog, has a hilarious scene in which King tries to narrate/reconstruct a scene he wasn't present for:
King: (narrating) From as near as I have been able to reconstruct the encounter within the shop, it must have happened something like this:
*Ringing bell signals that Jack has entered the shop*
Jack: Hello. Would some or all of you gentlemen like to hit me in the face?
Stereotypical pirate: Arr, get him, me hearties!!
*Pirates begin beating up Jack*
- The final episode of Season 6 is pretty much a Crowning Episode Of Funny, as it includes Jack, Trixie and Freddy all applying quite a bit of Self-Serving Memory to the case they're narrating. Jack and Trixie both indulge in a bit of Character Exaggeration (In Jack's narrative, Freddy is even whinier and more cowardly than usual; in Trixie's narrative, Sabien is only capable of talking in growls and screams) and Freddy turns himself into a brilliant, sophisticated Sherlock Holmes style genius with Jack as his dimwitted and wide-eyed assistant.
- It all culminates towards the end, when Jack and Freddy, having located the lost will they've spent the episode chasing, find themselves at gunpoint by the villain, Pete "The Pirate," with no hope of escape or rescue — and then they suddenly and mysteriously suffer from a weird memory loss as to how they did escape. After first running through scenes where they are rescued by Trixie and Alice (neither of whom were actually present), and Sabien recalls that the same building they were trapped in burned down around that time, Jack and Freddy agree on this version of events:
Pete: (stilted, wooden acting) I am overcome with remorse for the way that I have treated you gentlemen.
Jack: Think nothing of it, Pete, old chum.
Pete: Also, my handling of this matter of the will... *theatrical sigh* I have been a first-class heel.
Freddy: You mustn't blame yourself.
Pete: No, no, please — take the will. Now, if you will excuse me, I will ease my pain by being careless with matches. Good day.