Recap: Wander Over Yonder S 1 E 4 The Pet

It needs to be housebroken.

The Pet

Wander and Sylvia find a derelict spaceship and go inside to look for any survivors. They are too late, as they have all been eaten by an acid-spewing monster! The two get separated, and while Sylvia tries to find a way to kill the thing, Wander thinks its adorable and tries to tame it!

The Pet features examples of:

  • Big "NO!": By Sylvia when she sees what she thinks is Wander's remains but is a teddy bear cut up by the alien and put in a cocoon.
  • Curse Cut Short: "Let him go, you-"
  • Fluffy the Terrible: The alien is given the name Captain Tim by Wander. It was the name of the ship's captain, whose dogtag Wander finds inside its gullet.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Wander does manage to teach Captain Tim some tricks, but he's still too dangerous for him to keep as a pet. He's perfect for Lord Hater, though.
  • Ghost Ship: The episode takes place aboard one, naturally containing a monster that wants to eat everything aboard.
  • Jump Scare: At the very end of the closing credits.
  • Lock and Load Montage: Sylvia goes through several.
  • Mistaken for Dog: Wander comes face to face with a voracious, acid-spewing spider-like monster who has eaten the entire crew of a spaceship... and starts gushing about how cute he is and tries to train it and be his pet.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: After thinking Wander was eaten by the alien, Sylvia activates the ship's self-destruct to keep the alien from escaping. When she discovers that Wander is still alive, she has to return and get him out before the ship explodes.
  • Shout-Out: The whole episode, to the Alien franchise.
    • To Star Wars: "I have a bad feeling about this."
    • To Jaws: "I'm going to need a bigger blaster!" (said three times in fact.)