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* And at the end of the episode, Prickly returns to Third Street School, [[{{Blatant Lies}} ostensibly because Superintendent Skinner made a poor pay offer]]. Yet, in spite of what [[{{Jerkass Facade}} Prickly tells them]], you can infer that [[{{Jerk with a Heart of Gold}} Prickly decided to stay to prevent Slicer from making life at Third Street School miserable]].

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* And at the end of the episode, Prickly returns to Third Street School, [[{{Blatant Lies}} ostensibly because Superintendent Skinner made a poor pay offer]]. Yet, in spite of what [[{{Jerkass Facade}} Prickly tells them]], them, you can infer that [[{{Jerk with a Heart of Gold}} Prickly decided to stay to prevent Slicer from making life at Third Street School miserable]].


** The use of a highly [[TropesAreNotBad cliched trope]] still manages to be a heartwarming moment. As Spinelli improves in her dancing, the tutor keeps mentioning a "little girl from old country" that Spinelli reminds her of. After the recital...

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** The use of a highly [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools cliched trope]] still manages to be a heartwarming moment. As Spinelli improves in her dancing, the tutor keeps mentioning a "little girl from old country" that Spinelli reminds her of. After the recital...

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[[AC:No Strings Attached]]
* While four of the gang get trapped in the Ashleys' clubhouse due to their paranoia, it is nice to see Mikey and Gus bringing Miss Finster and three of their kindergartener friends with them to the wrestling match.

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* Gus goes to Ms. Finster because of Gelman's bullying and she chews Gelman out and threatens to bring him to the Principle is she catches him bullying any student on her playground, sure it doesn't work to stop him but it is nice to see she has zero tolerance for any bullying in her school, and takes students complaints seriously.


* The episode straddles the line between Tearjerker and CMOH. One one hand, Mikey's relationship with Ms. Salimony (the music teacher who teaches him to believe in himself so that he can discover his repressed singing talent) is one big CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. But then we see Mikey convinced that he's genuinely ''in love'' with his 25 year-old teacher ''and'' that she loves him back, only to walk in on her accepting her boyfriend's marriage proposal. Even though Mikey's romantic fantasy is impossibly naive, it's still heartbreaking to see him run off crying and then hide in the bathroom in a HeroicBSOD. The final scene, where he sings "Nobody Knows the Troubles I've Seen" while gazing longingly at Salimony and saying farewell to her, hits both ends.

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* The episode straddles the line between Tearjerker and CMOH. One one hand, Mikey's relationship with Ms. Salimony (the music teacher who teaches him to believe in himself so that he can discover his repressed singing talent) is one big CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}. But then we see Mikey convinced that he's genuinely ''in love'' with his 25 year-old teacher ''and'' that she loves him back, only to walk in on her accepting her boyfriend's marriage proposal. Even though Mikey's romantic fantasy is impossibly naive, it's still heartbreaking to see him run off crying and then hide in the bathroom in a HeroicBSOD. The final scene, where he sings "Nobody Knows the Troubles I've Seen" while gazing longingly at Salimony and saying farewell to her, hits both ends.



--> '''Gus:''' (dejected) I guess I lost the battle, sir.
--> '''Colonel Griswald:''' (proudly) Yes, but it looks like you won the war.
* Earlier in the episode- Gelman is beating Gus to a pulp, when T.J. steps in and stands up for Gus, saying that Gelman will have to beat him and the gang up too if he attacks Gus. And then the entire student body joins in. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. [[DirtyCoward Gelman finally gives up when his physical strength isn't enough anymore]]

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--> '''Gus:''' (dejected) I guess I lost the battle, sir.
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'''Colonel Griswald:''' (proudly) Yes, but it looks like you won the war.
* Earlier in the episode- Gelman is beating Gus to a pulp, when T.J. steps in and stands up for Gus, saying that Gelman will have to beat him and the gang up too if he attacks Gus. And then the entire student body joins in. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. [[DirtyCoward Gelman finally gives up when his physical strength isn't enough anymore]]


--> '''Colonel Griswald:''' Yes, but it looks like you won the war.

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--> '''Colonel Griswald:''' (proudly) Yes, but it looks like you won the war.


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* As shady as they all are it is nice to know Randall actually comes from a happy family and both his parents, though they are as weaselly as he is, are loving and only want the best for him.

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* The ending of the episode is narrated by an adult Hector, reminiscing the day Gus defended him.
-->'''Adult Hector:''' They say you can't judge a book by its cover. I guess the same is true of a kid. Even I didn't think [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay Safety Man]] had it in him, but boy did he. Eventually I stopped calling him "Safety Man" and started calling him Gus... But in my heart, he'll always be El Diablo. My hero.

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* After the Mayor ignores T.J.'s heartfelt apology during the hearing and is about to sentence them, Principal Prickly furiously yells at him that the six are good kids who don't deserve this kind of punishment. Though he was bullied into backing off, it was still awesome of him to show such care toward the kids.



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*** The context of it. Thanks to Thaddeus T. Third the Fifth, after every mean-spirited punishment the kids have been put through, they are [[EarnYourHappyEnding rightfully forgiven]] for they accidentally did.


* I don't know why, but I always get the warm fuzzies seeing Mikey cradling T.J. in his arms (after the latter got a black eye)..

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* I don't know why, but I always get the warm fuzzies seeing Mikey cradling T.J. in his arms (after after the latter got gets a black eye).. eye as a result of the Dodgeball Wall.



* The ending counts as well. It turns out that Randall has been blackmailing King Bob with a photo of the older boy being forced to try on dresses at the mall; he was there with his sister, who made him model the outfits. TJ devises a plan to help, and a little while later, King Bob's servants pass out copies of the photo to everyone on the playground. Bob tells the story of what happened, and the kids open the photos, which initially leads to mocking laughter--and that's when TJ steps up to talk about the humiliation his own older sister puts him through. Vince and Spinelli share their own stories, and soon, all of the kids are united behind the idea of [[BigBrotherBully siblings who tease them]]. Without his bargaining chip, Randall is stripped of his powers, a grateful King Bob undoes all of his harsh rules, and recess is restored to normal.

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* King Bob appreciates the Gang's loyalty to him and trusts them enough that he's willing to show them what Randall has been blackmailing him with.
* The ending counts as well. It turns out that Randall has been blackmailing King Bob with a photo of the older boy being forced by his older sister to try on model some dresses for her at the mall; he was there with his sister, who made him model the outfits.mall. TJ devises a plan to help, and a little while later, King Bob's servants pass out copies of the photo to everyone on the playground. Bob tells the story of what happened, and the kids open the photos, which initially leads to mocking laughter--and that's when TJ steps up to talk about the humiliation his own older sister puts him through. Vince and Spinelli share their own stories, and soon, all of the kids are united behind the idea of [[BigBrotherBully siblings who tease them]].them]] (or cousins in Gus's case). Without his bargaining chip, Randall is stripped of his powers, a grateful King Bob undoes all of his harsh rules, and recess is restored to normal.


* The ending, when it turns out that [[spoiler:the kids who buried the "treasure", actually being old toys that made them happy as kids, were Principal Prickly and his friends when they were in fourth grade]].

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* The ending, when it turns out that [[spoiler:the kids who buried the "treasure", actually being old toys that made them happy as kids, were Principal Prickly and his friends when they were in fourth grade]].grade. Prickly is so excited that the treasure was found that he immediately calls one of his friends, who is implied to be serving on the Supreme Court, to tell him]].

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* TJ and the gang show up at the yoyo expo to support Gretchen, despite previously complaining about her constant practicing.
-->'''TJ''': Look guys, Gretchen's our friend, and if yoyoing is that important to her, then you know what we gotta do.
-->'''Gus''': Cheer our brains out?
-->'''TJ''': Like our lives depended on it.



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* The opening, where Gelmans previous victim Georgie leaves him behind forever after a year of bullying as his family moves away.
--> '''Gelman''': Come back here you worm!!
--> '''Georgie''': Forget it Gelman, I'm moving and nobody knows where! I'm free, FREEEE!!! *moving truck drives away*
--> '''Gelman''': *rages impotently* RAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!


* And at the end of the episode, Prickly returns to Third Street School, [[{{Blatant Lies}} ostensibly because Superintendent Skinner made a poor pay offer]]. Yet, in spite of what [[{{Jerkass Facade}} Prickly tells them]], you can infer that [[{{Jerk with a Heart of Gold}} Prickly decided to stay to prevent Skinner from making life at Third Street School miserable]].

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* And at the end of the episode, Prickly returns to Third Street School, [[{{Blatant Lies}} ostensibly because Superintendent Skinner made a poor pay offer]]. Yet, in spite of what [[{{Jerkass Facade}} Prickly tells them]], you can infer that [[{{Jerk with a Heart of Gold}} Prickly decided to stay to prevent Skinner Slicer from making life at Third Street School miserable]].



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*And at the end of the episode, Prickly returns to Third Street School, [[{{Blatant Lies}} ostensibly because Superintendent Skinner made a poor pay offer]]. Yet, in spite of what [[{{Jerkass Facade}} Prickly tells them]], you can infer that [[{{Jerk with a Heart of Gold}} Prickly decided to stay to prevent Skinner from making life at Third Street School miserable]].

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