Recap: Littlest Pet Shop 2012 S 1 E 2 Blythes Big Adventure Part 2
Written by Julie McNally Cahill & Tim Cahill
Picking up immediately where "Part 1" left off, the pets cheer behind Blythe as Roger drives her to school, putting additional pressure on her. Right after Blythe arrives at school, Brittany and Whittany Biskit get dropped off in a limousine by thier father, who turns out to be the owner of the Largest Ever Pet Shop. Unable to open her locker, Blythe receives help from three friendly classmates: Jasper Jones, Sue Patterson, and Youngmee Song. They become friends from their mutual dislike of the Biskit Twins as Jasper, to much effort, successfully opens Blythe's locker. Sue and Youngmee explain
that The Littlest Pet Shop used to be popular, but The Largest Ever Pet Shop had been siphoning people away and that Littlest just couldn't keep up.
Meanwhile, Russell sets up a brainstorming session as to how to gather enough funds to keep the Littlest Pet Shop in business. Zoe, Pepper, Vinnie, and Sunil suggest performances, but Russell turns them down.
At the lunch table at school, Brittany and Whittany offer Blythe one more chance to join their table, but Blythe, having found new friends at school, decides to stay with Jasper, Sue, and Youngmee. The Biskit Twins, having never witnessed such audacity in their lives, declare themselves enemies of Blythe. Whittany ruffles through the "Blythe Style" sketchpad, tearing out pages, and drops the book on the floor. While briefly dismayed, Blythe gets an idea of how to save the Littlest Pet Shop.
After a brief Imagine Spot
of the Largest Ever Pet Shop taking over The Littlest Pet Shop, Blythe returns to Littlest and speaks with Mrs. Twombly about what she plans to do: Using the wardrobes she designed and kept in "Blythe Style," Blythe will create pet clothes unique to The Littlest Pet Shop and showcase them with the day care pets as a fashion show. With cooperation from the pets, Blythe readies her outfits and puts up advertisement posters everywhere. This catches the attention of the Biskit Twins, who vow to destroy Blythe AND The Littlest Pet Shop.
Turnout for the fashion show is spectacular—but this is because the Biskit Twins wrote "Free Money" on all of the posters. Mrs. Twombly is forced to say that there is no free money, and people leave in droves—but before they can go far, Blythe abruptly begins the fashion show. The pets' outfits combined with their talents (and the lights and laser show to go with it all) impress everyone nearby so much that they stick around anyway. Everyone except the Biskit Twins, who sneak to the top of the stage with a bucket of chocolate fudge and a bucket of kitty litter and wait for Blythe to appear onstage so they can dump the buckets on her. Russell notices the kitty litter sprinkling from above and makes his way to the top to see what's going on. He quickly figures what the Biskit Twins are up to and charges at them, frightening them off the top and onto the stage, where their own buckets fall on them. Defeated, the twins make a break for it and stop disturbing Blythe for the time being.
The following day, The Littlest Pet Shop is stocked with Blythe Style pet clothing, which, thanks to the fashion show, is a massive success, putting The Littlest Pet Shop back in business. Roger drives by, sees the line going out the store, and turns to the camera asking
, "Did I miss something?"Iris Out
This episode contains examples of:
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: The people who came for the free money forget about it entirely when the fashion show begins.
- Bland-Name Product: Blythe's MacBook's Apple emblem appears to be blurred.
- Chekhov's Gun: There is a brief but significant closeup of Fisher's limousine's Vanity License Plate indicating that he runs The Largest Ever Pet Shop. Later, we find out that The Largest Ever Pet Shop is the source of The Littlest Pet Shop's problems.
- Chekhov's Skill: The talents displayed in the performances previously suggested to Russell come in handy to truly wow the crowd during the fashion show—with the exception of Sunil, who performs no magic onstage. (See Performance Anxiety below.) Russell's leadership skills, as seen during previous discussions in the pet shop, come into play as the fashion show's backstage coordinator.
- In Part 1, we also see the pets fiddling around with Blythe's fabrics and sewing equipment when they enter Blythe's room. In this episode, they now help Blythe organize her ideas and put them together.
- Continuity Nod: Roger almost crashes into the same taxi driver. The taxi driver also says, "Hey! Watch where you're going, buddy!" again.
- Dramatic Irony: Mrs. Twombly, upon seeing the pets rush out in joy at Blythe's suggestion and Twombly's approval, mentions that the pets behave like as if they could hear them.
- Drives Like Crazy: This time, Blythe tries to hide the pets' unusually humanlike behavior by pulling Roger's hat down over his eyes, causing him to lose control.
- Brick Joke: And this time, Roger pulls his hat back up and drives out of the way of trouble—but still manages to enrage the same man as in Part 1. Whereas Blythe was terrified in Part 1, Roger is now shivering in his boots.
- Eek, a Mouse!!: Apparently, hedgehogs are close enough as far as the Biskit Twins are concerned.
- Establishing Character Moment: Saved for this episode, as Part 1 was mostly about Blythe—when Russell rallies the pets together to discuss how to raise funds, each of the other pets shows off their favorite thing to do. This also establishes Russell as their leader. As Blythe heads to school, we're also introduced to Blythe's new friends, who are much friendlier than the Biskit Twins.
- Evil Laugh: Mrs. Twombly in the Imagine Spot.
- Gossip Evolution: Until Zoe gets a clear reception from her ears, she interprets Blythe saying, "I've got a surefire idea for saving The Littlest Pet Shop" as, "I'm sure to set fire to The Littlest Pet Shop."
- Iris Out: On Roger, who takes a back seat (pun unintended) for Acts 2 and 3 of this episode and comes back just for the closing shot.
- Like Is, Like, a Comma: Brittany in disguise: "Like, meow…"
- Noodle Incident: Fisher exasperatedly tells his twin daughters, "Try not to get expelled today" as he drops them off at school, implying such incidents are common.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: The Biskit Twins disguise themselves as cats, but their sense of style restricts them to cat ear headbands, face paint, paw gloves and boots, and form-fitting shirts and pants.
- Performance Anxiety: Despite knowing impressive magic tricks, Sunil starts feeling incredibly nervous when the fashion show actually begins. He grows even more terrified when Blythe tells him to "break a leg," taking the phrase literally. Sunil is the only pet whose talent is never displayed on the catwalk (besides Russell, who stays backstage as a coordinator), instead becoming an impromptu prop in Vinnie's performance. The audience loves it anyway.
- Shout-Out: Russell does a Spin Dash at the Biskit Twins.
- The pets helping Blythe make clothes may refer to the scene of the woodland creatures helping Cinderella repair her dress.
- Single-Minded Twins: Averted, and possibly the beginning of Divergent Character Evolution between Brittany and Whittany. Brittany seems to genuinely like Blythe's idea for a pet fashion show whereas Whittany does not. However, Brittany is the less assertive twin, so she ends her admiration the moment Whittany suggests to ruin it. When readying the buckets on stage, Brittany also has a moment of doubt that Whittany promptly extinguishes.
- Super Senses: Unique among the pets, Zoe can hear anything within three blocks of her location. She apparently picks up Beeping Computers noises before she can make anything out, however.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: Upon Jasper asking who Russell is, Blythe describes him as a short guy with spiky hair and definitely not a porcupine.
- "Those pets. They're just so cute and nonverbal!"
- Suspiciously Similar Song: To Thriller in Vinny's part of the fashion show.
- Talking To Yourself: In a meta example, Zoe vocally transcribes both Mrs. Twombly's and Blythe's words the instant they speak them, the animation lip-synched to Zoe's transcription. Nicole Oliver, as Zoe, uses a lower-pitched voice for Twombly and a high-pitched one for Blythe, though retaining Zoe's pompous annunciation style.
- Tempting Fate: Blythe puts advertisement signs for The Littlest Pet Shop's fashion show all over the city—including on the windows of The Largest Ever Pet Shop. This does not escape the Biskits' notice.
- Totem Pole Trench: Mrs. Twombly, in the nightmare, is Brittany and Whittany standing on each other's shoulders in the Imagine Spot.
- Visual Pun: During the pets' time on the fashion catwalk, the Biskit Twins are doing their own walk across the rafters as cats.