The latest Animated Show in the Littlest Pet Shop franchise, which premiered on The Hub on November 10, 2012.Developed by My Gym Partner's a Monkey's creators Timothy Cahill and Julie McNally Cahill, the series follows Blythe Baxter and her father as they move into a Big City apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop - a day-camp for pets of all kinds. Her adventures begin when she discovers that she alone can miraculously understand and talk to all of the pets. Learning that the pet shop is about to close down because of the Largest Ever Pet Shop, which is run by the Biskitt family, Blythe agrees to help save the pet shop. After this initial setup, the series focuses on Blythe and the pets' wacky adventures.In America, Shout! Factory has released several first season episodes on DVD. The entire first and second seasons are also available for streaming on Netflix.Not to be confused with Littlest Pet Shop (1995) or Littlest Pet Shop Presents, which have their own entries.The series has been renewed for a third season.Now has a comic book from IDW Publishing.A recap page is now up.For a list of Shout-Outs, go here.
Absentee Actor: The following is a list of episodes where any of the main pets are absent.
Minka: Bakers And Fakers, Eight Arms To Hold You
Penny Ling: Bakers And Fakers, Terriers And Tiaras, Eight Arms To Hold You
Pepper: Bakers And Fakers, Eight Arms To Hold You, The Big Feathered Parade
Aesop Amnesia: In Penny For Your Laughs, Pepper learns a valuable lesson of not making fun of your friends, especially Penny Ling. In "The Very Littlest Pet Shop" the very first lines are of Penny complaining about Pepper making fun of her fat bottom, not to mention Pepper later YET AGAIN takes her humour too far (Though this time on a guest pet) despite everyone telling her to stop
All There in the Script: A few characters have their names either partly of fully revealed by the credits. Vi was credited as Vi Tannabruzzo, Mr. Payne was credited as Morgan Payne, and Tiger and Chef Henri weren't even named until the credits.
After the toyline went through a "Franchise Re-Invention", some unnamed characters got named by the merchandise. A recurring dachshund was named Oscar Long, and Philippe was named Philippe Boudreaux.
Ascended Fanboy: In "The Big Feathered Parade" Vinnie's Hero turned out to not be a real iguana but a hologram, after the actor rage quits, Vinnie then is given control of the motion capture suit for the parade, literally becoming his hero
A Day in the Limelight: "What Meme Worry" Jasper is a major character, in fact he set the entire episode into motion.
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In Russell's song in episode 7, he says that he and the other pets will make a mess and not clean it up, blow all their money shopping, and they'll take a wrong turn and get lost.
Artistic License - Animal Care: In "Topped with Buttercream", the pets are shown eating candy and suffering no ill effects apart from a stomach ache and a bad sugar high. In real life, candy would be poisonous to most of them.
Yet again when Blythe shares her cake with them in "Bakers and Fakers" especially Zoe which the cake may or may not have chocolate in it.
Blythe:"Why can I suddenly understand pets? I mean, who can talk to pets?"
Russell:"That's not important, Blythe."
Balloon Belly: In "Topped with Buttercream", Russell, Sunil and Penny get some.
Be Careful What You Wish For: In the first minute of episode 1, Blythe makes a comment to a puppy and squirrel that she wishes she knew what they were saying, only to have a minor freakout when she finally gets to Littlest Pet Shop for the first time.
At the start of "Secret Cupet", Russell and Penny Ling pretend to be boyfriend and girlfriend to catch a mysterious being that causes pets to fall in love with each-other. Penny is all too willing to go through with this and adores the (fake) attention and compliments. Though... when Russell falls under the Cupet's spell and ends up acting like Pepi Le Pew on crack, she is terrified and wants nothing more than to get away from him
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Tangier. Despite his seeming friendly disposition, he savagely sabotages Russell's photoshoots. Either he is so obsessed with his image, he will do anything he can to destroy the careers of any male models that he works with, whether professional or newbie, to avoid any future competition... or he just personally hates Russell for some reason.
Also Delilah's interpretation of the song fantasies.
Delilah: I suppose this is the part where we enter an alternate reality and I lay it out for you lot by a sanguine musical vocalization and rhythmic capering about isn't it?
Russell: Does this mean we're going to do a musical fantasy?
Delilah: Yeah, like whatever.
In the following song, Delilah at one point stops singing and looks towards the viewers.
Russell: What is she looking at?
Sunil: I don't know but it looks interesting.
Brick Joke: At the beginning of "Mean Isn't Your Color", Mrs. Twombly brings home a garish dress. At the end of the episode it's implied that she decided to give Blythe said dress since she was so busy making the pets and Roger's outfits that she didn't have time to make her own. Blythe is less than enthusiastic.
The hair on the counter in "Eve of Destruction".
At the start of "Littlest Bigfoot" the pets plan to dig a hole to trap Bigfoot, and Blythe jokes that her father if he sees Bigfoot will probably fall into the trap himself. Guess what happens at the very end of the episode.
Cloudcuckoolander: Anyone that isn't Blythe or the Biskitsnote species notwithstanding Though the more notable ones are Mrs. Twombly, Buttercream and Sugar Sprinkles.
Chainsaw Good: One of the things "Fun Russell" throws Pepper to juggle is a chainsaw.
Chekhov's Gun: Blythe's headphones in "Gailbreak!" and her emergency comb in "Dumb Dumbwaiter".
While Blythe is acting as Mona Autumn's assistant, Mona requests lunch, and specifically tells Blythe to hold the Asparagus. Later on Blythe gives her her lunch, only for it to turn out that later on, Mona gets a severe allergic reaction because the (Swamped) Blythe forgot to hold the Asparagus. Starting an Oh Crap moment as Mona was just about see a very very important client.
Chekhov's Gunwoman: In the first episode, a woman named Christie visits the then-closing Littlest Pet Shop in search of possible locations for a sweet shop. In "Topped with Buttercream", it turns out she's Youngmee Song's aunt and she ultimately opens the sweet shop next door to the Littlest Pet Shop.
Continuity Nod: In "Topped with Buttercream", Pepper's face paint includes orange eye shadow.
"Terriers and Tiaras" shows that Blythe is still very camera shy (At first).
In "Sweet (truck) ride" the pets take turns licking Sugar Sprinkle's candy coated fur, which Vinnie spits out a pink hairball. Later in "Blythe's Pet Project" Shivers takes interest in a "Pink Cat Hairball" while he and Blythe are digging through the dumpster.
In "Blythe's Big Idea" during the Pet Jet fantasy, almost every single animal to appear in the show (At least every day camper) makes a cameo.
In "To Paris With Zoe" as the pets are flipping through the TV channels, it shows every single Show Within a Show in the entire series so far.
In "Gailbreak", "Topped with Buttercream", and "What did you say", Sunil is shown dancing "The Robot"
Corpsing: In-Universe in "Sweet (Truck) Ride." The pets are trying to film a re-enactment of how they accidentally got the truck going and not Blythe, but Zoe and Pepper get a bad case of the giggles when trying to film their part of the incident.
Corrupt Corporate Executive: Subverted. The Largest Ever Pet Shop may have all the warmth and comfort of a Home Depot located in the Ninth Circle of Hell, but Fisher Biskit is actually honest, polite, and strongly believes in the value of hard work, trying and failing to instil the same values in his daughters.
Played straight in "Heart of Parkness" In which Fisher acquires a very rare, very expensive snake for a special customer. Yet the show heavily implies the snake is illegal and maybe even endangered. He very likely bought it off of the black market.
Played straight again in "Littlest Bigfoot" in which Fisher tries to tear up a large chunk of the forest to make pet shampoo (One tree = one drop of shampoo) like a villain straight out of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
He seems to be getting even worse in season three.
Covers Always Lie: Some ads on the Hub's Facebook page made it look like the episode, "To Paris with Zoe" was going to be all about the pets going to Paris, but Zoe is the only pet who actually goes to Paris while the rest stay at the shop.
Subverted with "The Hedgehog in the plastic bubble" before the episode aired, the synopsis for the episode on wikipedia said, "Russell and Blythe find themselves in a (partially imagined) state of solitude" which could easily lead one to assume that Russell and Blythe spend some time alone away from the other pets, and bond. (Similar to "Eight Arms to hold you") the reason this doesn't really count, is that it all depends on the point of view of whoever is reading the info.
Crazy-Prepared: Roger has in his car facial tissue, cotton balls, and Blythe's favorite brushes in case the latter needed/forgot them.
Also the Biskits have a armoire filled with hundreds of fresh new laptops in case they ever need it. Which is often since they throw out their laptop if they even click on a website they don't happen to like.
Dark Is Not Evil: In "What Did You Say?", Vinnie gets lost in the city dump and meets a rat named Pete. He's got an evil looking mustache, an eye patch, note though it shows for a second that he has an eye under it, so it seems to just be for Rule of Cool and a large gold chain. And instead of wanting to harm Vinnie, he's actually very nice and friendly and helps Vinnie find his way home.
Delayed Reaction: In "Sweet (Truck) Ride" when Vinny accidentally steps on Sugar Sprinkles' tail, she holds back her scream of pain until after she asks him not to be offended when it happens.
Depending on the Writer: Blythe's and the Biskits' relationship varies from begrudging respect, to indifference, to mutual dislike.
Early-Bird Cameo: Mary Frances and Olive Shellstein briefly appear among the crowd of pets and owners in the closing scene of "Blythe's Big Adventure, Part 2."
Youngme Song's Aunt Christie has a little appearance towards the end of the first episode, 15 episodes before her first major appearance.
Elevator Failure: Episode 9 revolves around Blythe, Zoe, Pepper, and Minka stuck in the dumbwaiter.
And again in "The Secret Treasure of Henrietta Twombly" the pets enter the Dumbwaiter and try to make it rise, but halfway up they realize they aren't strong enough and the whole thing crashes to the bottom and even further by smashing through the floor into a subterranean cave. Though luckily, this worked out for them, since it led them straight to the treasure they were looking for.
Epic Fail: In "Pawlm Reading" the phony pet psychic's analyses of the pets are not only incorrect, but also the exact opposite of what they're really like.
Blythe does this in "Penny For Your Laughs" at the end of the first musical number.
The Biskits throughout most of "The Expo Factor", and Their pet chinchillas in "Two Pets For Two Pests".
Blythe (Pretending to be angry): Are your pets... laughing at me?
Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Throughout the entire series, there has been a German Shepherd as a background character. note not to be confused with the Canine Cop in Super Sunil who was also a German Shepherd in The Expo Factor, he is finally given a voice, and he's German.
Fantastic Racism: In Penny Ling's story in "So Interesting" when the watering stone was stolen, they immediately accuse the goblins, since goblins are well, goblins... it turns out the Goblins are very friendly and do not steal.
Flanderization: Blythe's dad. He was always the stereotypical bumbling/clueless parent, but in Helicopter Dad, he becomes the stereotypical "embarrassing" parent as well.
Buttercream seems to get less coherent with each new episode.
When the show started, Fisher Biskit was simply a stern businessman, nothing more. Further and further into the show, he becomes more shady and corrupt such as selling an illegal water cobra, selling cheap water bottles that explode when trying to open, and intention to decimate a public forest for profit.
As of the season three premiere, Fisher seems to have taken a level in dumbass, as he can't understand why LPS has become more popular than his store, sends his idiot daughters to spy on LPS, and then uses their "intel" to make an incredibly moronic business decision. If this keeps up, he'll be an older, male version of the twins in no time.
Not to mention seeing the pets in a Totem Pole Trench moronically thinking it's an actual man despite Zoe's face is clearly visible. And wanting to make the "man" Vice-President for no other reason than... "it was walking around awkwardly"
Follow the Leader: It's pretty clear this show is trying to follow in the footsteps of a certain other Hasbro reboot, and even shares some of the same cast and writers and airs alongside it.
Freudian Slip: In "Blythe's Crush", Blythe keeps slipping in the word "cute" when describing how she bumped into Josh.
Full-Name Basis: The panda bear is more often than not referred to as "Penny Ling", and rarely ever just "Penny".
Funny Background Event: In "Topped With Buttercream". During the "Sweet Shop" song, Buttercream sings atop of a candy covered table surrounded by the other pets. During this time, Penny Ling takes a bite of the table. Later, Minka and Penny Ling jump on plates of jello. Minka bounces, but Penny Ling gets stuck.
Also, Youngmee eating all her aunt's ice cream while the latter was trying to find the key to the sweetshop.
In "Secret Cupet" Russell and Penny Ling in ridiculous outfits, are awkwardly pretending to be a romantic couple to lure out the Secret Cupet. Cue Blythe looking at them in the background with probably the best "What the hell...?" face in the entire show.
Fun with Acronyms: Literally. The fashion school Blythe hopes to attend is called "Fashion University North", or "F.U.N." for short.
Gender Reveal: Tootsie, Mary Frances, Princess Stori. The writers seem to like this one.
Seems to be a Take That at pet owners who never bother to figure out what gender their pet is.
Many viewers were led to assume "Sweet Cheeks" was a girl for most of the episode.
Growling Gut: Russell, Vinnie and Zoe are so far the only pets who are prone to this trope. It also happens to Blythe in one episode during a daydream she has.
Heel-Face Turn: Played with when Roger sings to the Biskits about the joys of working hard and being nice. It's a textbook musical Heel-Face Turn, with the girls joining in and discovering that Good Feels Good...for the length of the song, anyway, and then they instantly revert. Apparently they just enjoyed singing, and it didn't matter to them what the lyrics were.
Averted in "Secret Cupet", which she confides to Youngmee that she likes him but is too awkward to talk to him.
Heroic BSOD: Minka gets hit with one in "Bad Hair Day" when she's pressured by the rest of the pets to create art that will propel them all to fame and fortune.
Blythe has one in "Alligators and Handbags" and a very minor one in "Feud for Thought"
High-Pressure Blood: In "Bakers and Fakers", because the Biskit Twins' poorly-made cake of themselves is filled to the brim with red borscht berry filling, this trope ensues when the cakes' "heads" slide off.
Hilarious Outtakes: Parodied in "Sweet (Truck) Ride" when the pets are trying to record a re-enactment of the accident.
Hippy Teacher: Blythe comes in late for class and gives not being "mentally ready" as an excuse. Mr. Banks responds by making the entire class take a "mental break".
Human Ladder: The pets have done this a couple times in the series, but it has yet to become a standard technique of theirs.
Alluded to in "What Meme Worry?" after Sunil's meme getting a million likes, Vinnie asks how much a million is. Russell says that if a million mongooses stood on each-others shoulders they'd be really really high up. Vinnie then says "Sounds really heavy for the Moogoose on the bottom" which Sunil admits that's what he feels like.
I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin: In "Topped With Buttercream", the pets get high on too much sugar. This is way exaggerated with the pets actually showing some symptoms of drug use, like extremely small irises, jitteriness, disorientation, eye twitching, trembling, nausea, strange and aggressive behaviour and hallucinations (though this is partially Truth in Television if you introduce sugar to people who never had it before). Penny Ling even had a straight-on Mushroom Samba. It ends in them dressing in tribal sugar-themed outfits and behaving more or less insane.
Insane Troll Logic: In "Bakers and Fakers" when Whittany and Brittany learn the winners will earn half a grade, they come to the conclusion that since there's two of them that's one whole grade for both of them.
The Biskits AGAIN in "The Nest Hats Craze!", while holding Blythe against her will.
"Like, if you didn't want to be tied up and held against you will, you like, never would've become a celebrity."
He appears again in "Super Sunil" as the Biskets' Chauffeur.
Interspecies Romance: In "Sweet Pepper" Pepper (a skunk) falls in love with Captain Cuddles (a weasel).
In "The Expo Factor" Sunil (a mongoose) had a crush on Delilah (a cat).
In "Sleeper" Penny Ling (a Panda) develops a crush on Otto Von Fuzzlebutt (A raccoon) note though maybe a little justified since Pandas and Raccoons are said to be distant relatives
In "Secret Cupet" Baa Baa Lou (A Goat) falling in love with an unnamed female Pig.
Russell (A Hedgehog) falling in love with Penny Ling (A Panda), Vinnie (A Gecko) falling in love with Minka (A Monkey) and Sunil (A Mongoose) falling in love with Pepper (a Skunk)
Intoxication Ensues: When the pets go on a sugar binge in "Topped With Buttercream". Penny in particular starts hallucinating.
Invisible Parents: Owners, anyway. Part of the premise is that the store is a day camp for the pets that their owners leave them at. Throughout season one, Zoe's owners are the only ones who make a physical appearance.
Though not stated directly, in "So Interesting" Pepper said she was on the bus with her owner. She was standing right by the feet of a dapper looking man with a mustache, so chances are high he may be her owner.
Ironic Name: One of the Biskit twins is named Whittany and has black hair, while the other is named Brittany and has white hair.
Killer Rabbit: Dolores the Slow Loris tries to be this. she is completely adorable, and has a high-pitched squeaky voice, but piss her off and she'll put a horrible curse on you (or at least she'd like to)
The Littlest (Pet) Shop That Wasn't There Yesterday: The pilot kind of plays up this angle, with Roger remarking that he didn't notice it before, and then a shot of Mrs. Twombly peeking out of the blinds while tense music plays. The shop turned out to be pretty mundane, save for the animal communication abilities it apparently gave Blythe. It's then parodied when Blythe hears the air conditioner and thinks the shop is purring.
Though subverted in the second episode where Jasper says he "Loves that store" meaning it's been there for some time.
Loads and Loads of Characters: In the first episode we meet Blythe (1) her dad (2) seven pets (9) the store owner (10) the Biskit twins (12) three school friends (15!) and several others who may or may not be reoccurring characters. For a show aimed at younger viewers, this is... somewhat ambitious to say the least.
Lots of Luggage: Blythe packs a mountain of luggage for an all-summer fashion camp, although some of this is supplies she'll need for drawing and designing.
Made of Explodium: In episode 3 when Blythe makes Zoe a sweater out of her fur it promptly bursts.
Magic Realism: Apart from Blythe's ability to talk to animals and the occasional cartoony gag, the show is pretty down to earth.
Merchandise-Driven: Notably in two episodes. "Topped with Buttercream" to showcase the Candy Pets toyline, and "The Very Littlest Pet Shop" where in they're not even trying to hide the fact the episode is one big shout-out to the toyline as a whole, though if anything it seems more of an "cute reference" than "BUY OUR TOYS!"
Mind-Control Eyes: In "Gailbreak!", Sunil hypnotizes the Biskit Twins; after this, their eyes contain the same concentric circles as his.
Mind Screw: In "Bad Hair Day" Minka is having a fantasy that she is making art by splashing paint around, which some splashes on Blythe. Blythe immediately ends the fantasy yet is still covered with the paint.
Missing Mom: Blythe's mother is never mentioned or seen even when she and her dad are moving.
And "Mean Isn't Your Color" confirms that Roger is single.
Also, the Biskit Twins' mother is never shown, and the only relative we see of Youngmee is her aunt. Seriously, does anyone have a mother on this show?
Youngmee brings up her parents in "Feud for Thought". It's possible they still live in Korea and she keeps in contact with them.
And in episode 13 Sunil is mistaken for a movie star.
Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: The rats in "What Did You Say?". At first they appear to be antagonists, but then the leader agrees to help Vinnie get back home and even goes out of his way to rescue Vinnie when he's captured by the episode's true antagonist.
Multi-Part Episode: The series premiere "Blythe's Big Adventure Part One" and "Blythe's Big Adventure Part Two".
National Stereotypes: Seriously averted in "Fued for Thought" one would likely expect the two Koalas to have Australian accents and say "G'day mate" but it's completely flipped on it's head, as they're instead old fashioned American hillbilly stereotypes
Paper-Thin Disguise: In "Bakers and Fakers" the Biskit twins wear trench coats, hats, and mustaches in an attempt to appear as Newspaperist... er Journalist, in order to figure out what the gang is doing to make their cake. The gang is completely aware of who they are but still humor them.
Parental Neglect: In "Helicopter Dad", the Biskit twins notice Blythe's dad is at the school, and we get this dialogue:
Brittany: Whittany, look who brought her own, like— wait, what's that person called, who, like, takes care of you?
Whittany: Like, a care-type person?
Brittany: That's it! Ugh, look who brought her own, like, care-type person with her today.
Makes us wonder how their relationship with their "care-type person" is like...
From what we see later, the problem is that he takes an active interest in their growth and expects them to work hard and get ahead honestly, when they'd actually prefer a neglectful Dad who just throws money at them and spoils them in lieu of genuine love and support.
"Grounded" shows another side. Rodger while spending time with them was acting like a loving father figure would, giving them attention and playing games with them. Something they had never experienced before then, and they felt "real happiness" for the first time because of that.
Averted with Russell as he seems to be gradually heading into a pet modeling career (with no choice in the matter) though he's easing into it, and even admitted it's starting to become fun, he doesn't seem to care regardless if he does it or not.
In "Terriers & Tiaras" when she is first interviewed she's rendered catatonic with camera shyness and can't say anything other than her name.
Also Russell when he is chosen by the draw to be Blythe's model for the Expo, in The Expo Factor. He is terrified.
Pet the Dog: Fisher Biskit provides an instance in the climax of "Grounded" by encouraging Roger to hurry home to Blythe.
Pie in the Face: Penny throws a pistachio pudding pie into Pepper's face after the latter apologizes.
Place Worse Than Death: The Largest Ever Pet Shop is describe as this in episode 1. When we actually see the inside of the store in episode 4 it turns out said description might have exaggerated a bit.
Playing Cyrano: In "Trading Places", Zoe (Who has a large blemish on her nose) asks Penny to talk to her crush Digby for her.
Poke the Poodle: Fun Russell's zany antics include: switching the positions of two pet beds, not flossing his teeth, and not separating his laundry.
Pseudo Crisis: In "Dumb Dumbwaiter" Mrs. Twombly locks Penny, Russell, Sunil and Vinnie in a cage, inadvertently hindering their efforts to save their other friends from the dumbwaiter. After the break, Penny just undoes the latch with her paw.
Though the show may have been parodying this trope. (Like they parody everything else)
Puppy-Dog Eyes: The pets somehow manage this on Blythe near the end of "Blythe's Big Adventure Part One," even though Littlest Pet Shop toys are known for being in perpetual Puppy-Dog Eyes mode. Needless to say, it's adorable.
Zoe does this to Blythe in "Terriers and Tiaras", so she can be in the reality show. It almost doesn't work, until the pets used a flashlight, watering can, and violin music to make it more sad.
Russell does this to Penny Ling when he asked her if he's too serious in "Russell Up Some Fun".
Sunil is also very well known for this. He seems to do it at least once or twice in almost every episode he's in.
Buttercream does this to Blythe in "Sweet Pepper".
Blythe falls victim to this again in "Secret Cupet".
Put on a Bus: The Biskits' butler Francois at the end of "The Expo Factor".
The Bus Came Back: In "Two pets for two pests" he is once again/still employed by the Biskits for whatever reason. Likely because the Twins were too young, and thus had no jurisdiction on firing him, so he was technically never fired
Ragequit: Mrs. Twombly in "Dumb Dumbwaiter" after the cans she's trying to stack into a pyramid collapse for the fifth time.
Pepper, after Zoe and Russells' (Fantasy) help talk show stops being about helping pets and instead simply to fuel their egos.
Reality Warper: Their fantasies seem to imply this at times. Especially in "The Very Littlest Pet Shop", where it seems implied that Vinnie threw them all into a fantasy adventure without warning, so they thought it was really happening, the others finally catching on that it was just a fantasy when things started to go weird
Retcon: In "Commercial Success", Littlest Pet Shop's motto was revealed to be "We don't sell pets. We cater to them." However, several times in season one, it was shown to have pets for sale, such as snakes and turtles.
Reverse Polarity: Russell claims doing so to a cash register will disable the Biskits' robot. The other pets are a bit incredulous.
There's a subtle gag the second time she does it: the first thing she pulls out is icing pops, which were what she was looking for the first time.
Running Gag: When someone hugs Russell one of his spines gets stuck in their face.
"Dumb Dumbwaiter" gives us a constantly collapsing pyramid of cans.
Once per episode with Buttercream, has her spewing insane gibberish, a character saying "what?" her saying "what" back and her ears twirl together when untwirl as she sighs, then follows up with her catchphrase: "Aaanywhooooooo..."
This running gag is averted for laughs in "The Treasure of Henrietta Twombly" where Pepper asks a question, Buttercream responses with "Do you mean... *says complete gibberish*" and starts to prepare position for the ear twirl. Yet instead of saying "what?" Pepper says "No" and walks away.
Scooby-Dooby Doors: A certain hedgehog partakes in one of these in "Eight Arms to Hold You"
Secret Test of Character: Old Bananas's supposed grouchiness and disappointment in Pepper is actually a facade meant to prepare her for the hardships of show business, as revealed when Pepper finally wins him and the pets over with her comedy.
The Fashion Magazine owner, Mona Autumn, whom Blythe pitches her designs to who is extremely critical and yells at everyone for the tiniest things, she admits to Blythe that she acts that way to secretly separate the determined from the buttkissers.
Though regardless, despite she is now very friendly with Blythe, she is still naturally scary.
Seven Deadly Sins: You would think that since there are seven pets, they could represent the Seven Deadly Sins. To an extent, they kind of do, but not perfectly. It ultimately depends on the episode.
Penny Ling best represents Gluttony.
Vinnie best represents Wrath.
Zoe represents Lust, Pride, Greed and Envy all rolled into one!
None of the pets really represent Sloth.
Seven Pets, One Costume: It was discussed throughout "Shanghai-Jinks" that the pets were to perform the classic Chinese Dragon act in honor of Mrs. Twombly's ceremony in Shanghai. At first, they had to perform it without Penny Ling since she was off having dinner with her relatives. Things go moderately well until they got the tail of the costume caught on a nail on the floor of the stage, but fortunately, Penny Ling showed up just in time to get in the tail and save them.
Sequel Episode: War of the Weirds seems to be one to Standup Stinker, as it's filled with callbacks and nods to the earlier episode.
In "Frenemies", Penny Ling remarks that Vinnie looks cute without his tail.
In "The Expo Factor - Part 2", as the pets are resting on the cushions in Blythe's kiosk, Penny notes how they're soft "like Sunil's belly", reacting to the others' surprise with almost word for word Did I Just Say That Out Loud?.
"Secret Cupet" seems to have been written for no other reason than to play around with this trope.
Blythe faceplants hard when attempting the long jump. And again when attempting to skateboard.
Small Name, Big Ego: Despite the Biskits priding themselves on being "super cool" and "super popular", they seem to be very unpopular at school (unless they're giving away free stuff), and they seem to have no actual friends. Lampshaded in "The Expo Factor Pt. 1".
Brittany: Don't tell anyone Whitney, but I forgot about that ippy effy thingy.
Whitney: Who would I tell?
This is confirmed in "Two Pets For Two Pests" Where Brittany admits that people only like them if they're giving things away for free.
Sneeze of Doom: Blythe sneezes and gives herself away when she is hiding behind the pets from her father in "Helicopter Dad".
Also, in "Pawlm Reading" Sunil is on a skateboard: "I will be perfectly safe if I do not move a muscle - ah-ah-ah-CHOO" ZOOM *CRASH*
Something We Forgot: At the end of "Books and Covers" Whittany forgets to get Brittany her ointment and she's still locked in the girls' room.
Sophisticated as Hell: In "Penny for Your Laughs" Whittany and Brittany taste test some lemonade like it's wine.
Springtime for Hitler: Blythe attempts to get Sue to stop copying her style by wearing mismatching clothes. It fails when everyone loves them.
Squee: In "Topped With Buttercream", Blythe and Youngmee do this when they learn they'll be working neighbors.
Stand-Up Comedy: Pepper takes this hobby up when she realized her pudding gags are getting old.
In "What Did You Say?" during the musical number Pepper is dressed as a doctor.
The B-plot of "Inside Job" is about bees.
At the end of "The Very Littlest Pet Shop" during a Mind Screw, in which reality goes berserk (revealing it was an Imagine Spot all along), Zoe's head turns into a giant eyeball. Zoe is an seeing-eye dog.
In "Tongue Tied" both Zoe and Russell do this in their "Pet Advice Talk Show" fantasy, becoming so self-absorbed they start completely shunning the pets they were supposed to help in the first place. With Zoe, many may not be surprised, but Russell becoming shallow and egotistic caught many viewers off guard.
Totally Radical: Blythe's use of internet acronyms comes off as this. In fairness, the adults do occasionally poke fun at it.
All the pets perform a rather impressive one in the episode, "If the Shoe Fits", so that they can sneak into the Biskit's birthday party along with stilts and fake arms. Zoe was the head of course since the whole purpose was for her to see her favorite band performing live. Hilarity Ensues so many times since Fischer and Roger wanted to meet them, and not to mention, Pepper's musk, Penny Ling's appetite and Sunil's balancing problems on the stilts caused so many problems, but surprisingly, they managed to make it through the whole party without getting caught (only Blythe figured out it was them).
Surprisingly despite Penny Ling is the biggest and strongest, she was in the middle, not the bottom.
The alien costume that Sunil, Zoe and Penny Ling wear in "Stand-Up Stinker" is basically this. Even though Zoe and Penny Ling were sticking their heads out, it was all part of the act.
And Vinnie at the beginning of "So You Skink You Can Dance".
Vague Age: Blythe, her friends and the Biskit Twins don't have stated ages, nor is it said what grade they're in. They're in high school, so they're at least 14.
Taken Up to Eleven with the pets. Even if you know how fast each animal ages in comparison to humans, the show never explicitly says how long each pet has been alive for, even further that each pet ages at different rates. Though one would likely assume they're teenagers if anything by the way they normally act, yet sometimes the pets will act like they're much younger if the script calls for it.
The Biskits' music video may count since the lyrics are just pretty much "We're better than you" over and over.
Two For One.
"Biskit Twins Rhapsody" kind of flip-flops this. It starts off with the Biskits praising themselves as shallow brats, but as the song goes on they proclaim their redemption, wanting to work hard and help others.