Western Animation: Good Wilt Hunting
Good Wilt Hunting
is the first Made-for-TV Movie
for the series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
, released at the end of the fourth season. It premiered November 23, 2006.
It's the annual Five-year Reunion at Foster's, where the imaginary friends get to see their creators again once every five years. While Mac and Bloo meet many of the creators of the friends, they wonder who Wilt's creator was. After asking Wilt a number of questions about his creator, he gets nervous and runs inside. The night of the reunion, Wilt decides to leave the house, and explains to Bloo (who followed him downstairs) that he did something terrible and needs to fix things up. Bloo (who thought that by "somthing terrible" meant that Wilt was a criminal) ended up telling everyone in the house the next morning, with Frankie deciding to try to find him. Coming with Frankie are Mac, Bloo, Eduardo, Officer Nina Valerosa (Eduardo's creator), Coco, and Douglas and Adam (Coco's...discoverers).
Along the way, Wilt ends up helping other people with their issues, while finding out more about himself. In this movie, we find out about his backstory. Wilt was once the imaginary friend of all-star basketball player Jordan Micheals, but after losing an important game to him, he ran away. The game also caused his injuries, with a basketball bouncing onto his eye and his arm being crushed (and most likely amputated).
It's pretty much what happens if Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
met Follow that Bird
. The movie was a sucess, and was nominated for an Emmy (however, it lost to Where's Lazlo?
)Not to be confused with Good Will Hunting
Provides examples of:
- Apologizes a Lot: Wilt again, but it's explained why this time.
- Backstory: Eduardo and Wilt have one. Coco's isn't really much.
- Big Bad: Foul Larry
- Break the Cutie: Poor Wilt. (In a rare example where this is not happening to Mac or Eduardo)
- Creator Cameo: CN executive Khaki Jhones appears briefly at the reunion with Jackie Khones
- Darker and Edgier
- Directionless Driver: Gender-flipped; when Frankie gets lost, Mac complains about how she won't ask for directions.
- Jordan Michaels, to Michael Jordan.
- Douglas and Adam are basically grown-up versions of Mandark and Dexter.
- Fantastic Science: The nerds that discovered Coco study "figmentology"
- History Repeats: The one-on-one bascket ball game between Wilt and Larry leads to a near repeat of their game in Wilt's backstory. Only this time Jordan pulls Wilt away from Larry crashing into something.
- Horny Scientist: The two nerds that found Coco really have the hots for Frankie.
- Karma Houdini: Foul Larry and his creator alike. Larry cost Wilt an arm and eye and caused him to abandon Jordan in shame. By the movie's end, there's no apology- Larry just suddenly adopts a disgustingly sweet puppy dog-ish behavior and ends up at Foster's. Meanwhile, Larry's creator, who is also partly responsible for all the above, is just gone. However, it's also implied that he might have abandoned Larry, so that might account for his lack of punishment for his misdeeds. That, and this is a kid's show.
- Only Sane Man: Mac and Frankie take this role in the film
- Silence Is Golden: Wilt's flashbacks are silent up until the last couple seconds.
- Shout-Out: Douglas and Adam. You know, Douglas Adams.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We never see Foul Larry's creator as an adult, since he's apparently gone separate ways with Larry. Also leaves unanswered questions about his rivalry with Wilt and Jordan.