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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Most of the entire episode (save the end) is shot with a single camera that is implied to be Oona's own video camera. There are cuts and static transitions, though, and the camera ends up being nearly broken during the battle at the climax of the episode.

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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Most of the entire episode (save the end) is shot with a single camera that is implied revealed to be Oona's own video camera. There are cuts and static transitions, though, and the camera ends up being nearly broken during the battle at the climax of the episode.



* TimeSkip: Oona ends up spending ''years'' in the alternate dimension, as evidenced by her video journal, which chronicles the time she spends in the dimension. For Olympia and Otis, however, Oona was only gone for a few seconds.

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* TimeSkip: Oona ends up spending ''years'' nearly a year in the alternate dimension, as evidenced by her video journal, which chronicles the time she spends in the dimension. For Olympia and Otis, however, Oona was only gone for a few seconds.


* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: While stuck in the alternate dimension, Oona found the time to write an [[{{Biography autobiography]] on her life.

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* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: While stuck in the alternate dimension, Oona found the time to write an [[{{Biography [[{{Biography}} autobiography]] on her life.

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[[caption-width-right:350:When you're the SoleSurvivor of Precinct 13579, even rare privileges become unbearable after a while.]]
'''''The Scientist'''''

'''Airdates:''' October 22, 2018 [[note]] PBS Kids premiere[[/note]], April 2, 2018 [[note]] TVO Kids premiere[[/note]]

Oona gets zapped to an alternate dimension and must figure out a way to get back home.

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* AnotherDimension: Oona finds herself lost in a dimension that looks near-identical to Precinct 13579, but there are two differences.
** There are no agents aside from Oona herself, as they've been replaced with pink-colored exercise equipment.
** Things are inverted, such as the lights turning on when Oona turns the light switch in her lab downwards. This has an impact on Oona's gadgets as well, as gadget numbers are flipped, causing their functions to change (like gadget #4, the Hairbrush-inator, creating garlic bread, as it serves the function of gadget #40, the Garlic-Bread-inator).
* BreatherEpisode: Along with "Saving Agent Orson", it's a generally lighthearted episode before the season finale.
* BriefAccentImitation: Averted. Oona imitates Ms. O at one point during the {{Montage}}, right down to drinking juice, having a PrimAndProperBun, and wearing a two-rowed necklace made out of paper. However, she doesn't imitate the Director's accent in any way.
* ChekhovsSkill: Oona decides to spend her time in the alternate dimension working out. This ends up giving her a huge strength and agility boost against the rapidly-growing plant at the climax.
* ContinuityNod: Oona accidentally traps herself in an ice block by firing what is supposed to be the Clean-Your-Clothes-inator, but turns out to be the Freeze-inator. Unsurprisingly, [[Recap/OddSquadS1E26RobertPlantGameTime her predecessor also froze himself in an ice block before,]] but he managed to drop his gadget rather than use the wrong one. He also didn't spend ''4 days'' in the ice block like Oona did.
** Oona fires what she believes is the Napkin-inator, but is really the Grow-inator. This causes a nearby plant to grow rapidly and spread throughout the entire bullpen, similar to what Olive and Otto had to fight off in "Robert Plant". However, while the eponymous plant didn't seek to actively hurt Olive nor Otto, the plant in this episode directly attacks Oona.
* {{Determinator}}: Oona manages to invoke an aversion of the trope on herself, as she tries to discourage herself from figuring out how gadgets work in the alternate dimension. However, she plays the trope straight when she says that Scientists never quit.
** She also plays the trope straight on herself when she needs to get gadget #89 from the lab, but needs to defeat the crazy growing plant invading HQ.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Oona's status as the SoleSurvivor as well as the absence of other agents and her mental health becoming frayed throughout the episode, in addition to her recording found footage of herself for any other potential survivors, is very reminiscent of someone who has survived some widescale disaster, like a tornado or an apocalypse.
* EnemyWithout: The "clone" of Oona, seen talking to the "real" Oona throughout the episode, could potentially be seen as this, as it appears to mostly be a manifestation of the Scientist's thoughts, both positive and negative. For the cherry on top, Oona has this to say at the end of the episode:
--> '''Oona:''' But...the real thing I battled was...myself, and I won.
* FailedASpotCheck: Oona has been hiding in a closet for over 6 months, and suddenly realizes that there's a light that's right next to her when she says that she can't see her whiteboard.
--> '''Oona:''' I wish I found that ''6 months ago!!''
* FakeInteractivity: Oona invokes this trope at times throughout the episode, though she doesn't rely heavily on it.
* FakeVideoCameraView: Averted. Though Oona is recording herself via a video camera (doing a "video journal"), there's no frame or "REC" button. Instead, Oona simply says that the red light is on at the beginning of the episode.
* FriendshipMoment: Oona hugging Olympia and Otis after being trapped in AnotherDimension for nearly a year is very [[invoked]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] to see.
* TheGlomp: Oona glomps Olympia and Otis after returning from the alternate dimension. While Olympia is caught off-guard by it, Otis, being an AffectionHatingKid, is shown looking visibly disgusted.
* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: While stuck in the alternate dimension, Oona found the time to write an [[{{Biography autobiography]] on her life.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Most of the entire episode (save the end) is shot with a single camera that is implied to be Oona's own video camera. There are cuts and static transitions, though, and the camera ends up being nearly broken during the battle at the climax of the episode.
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: As Oona becomes bored in the alternate dimension, the music slowly winds down to a halt.
* MinimalistCast: Only the Main 4, minus Ms. O, have speaking roles. The episode focuses primarily on Oona, as she is the only character to be featured up until the end.
* {{Montage}}: One occurs as Oona has fun in the alternate dimension's headquarters.
* MotorMouth: Oona delves into this while telling Olympia and Otis about her experience in the alternate dimension. It's enough to give ''Olympia herself'' a run for her money!
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Oona was transported to AnotherDimension when accidentally knocking over the Dimension-inator while on her way to get another gadget for Olympia and Otis.
** She also nearly causes the downfall of Precinct 13579's Headquarters in said dimension when firing various gadgets to figure out how they work. By doing this, she manages to cause a plant to grow rapidly enough to spread throughout Headquarters.
--> '''Oona:''' Ohh boy!
* OffModel: When Oona hides in a closet from the out-of-control plant, she records another entry in her video journal. While she says it's #218, it looks like she's actually saying that it's entry #285.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: While in the alternate dimension and thinking about how gadgets function in it versus in the real world, Oona takes the time to exercise with the pink exercise equipment littering Precinct 13579. As a result, she not only manages to make it a near-CurbStompBattle with the out-of-control plant, she crushes a gadget in her hand with ''ease'' (albeit accidentally). She's strong enough that she could potentially rival ''[[TinyTyrannicalGirl Ms. O]]'' in sheer strength.
* PrimAndProperBun: Oona sports one of these during her imitation of Ms. O, in addition to the Director's trademark two-rowed purple necklace.
* PuppetShow: Oona uses this as a way to convey to those who watch the footage of her, and by extension the audience, how she became stuck in AnotherDimension.
* SanitySlippage: Being trapped in AnotherDimension with no other people and things becoming inverted doesn't do wonders for a person's mental health, as Oona soon discovers.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Oona is forced to retreat when a nearby plant begins to grow rapidly due to her firing the Napkin-inator at it (which serves the same function as the Grow-inator gadget).
* ShadowDiscretionShot: Part of Oona's battle with the plant is only shown in silhouette.
* SoleSurvivor: Oona is the only agent left in the alternate dimension. While she has food to keep her sustained, the lack of people as well as a lack of things to do puts a strain on her mental health fairly quickly.
* TalkingToThemself: Oona does this very often while in the alternate dimension.
--> '''Oona:''' Okay, here's the deal. The fact that things don't work the same here is a big problem, because the only way for me to get back home is by zapping myself with the Dimension-inator gadget. But guess what?
--> '''Oona:''' Ooh, I know!
--> '''Oona:''' Yes, Oona?
--> '''Oona:''' Gadgets don't work the same here either.
--> '''Oona:''' Bingo!
* TemptingFate: Oona is more than happy with being stuck in AnotherDimension due to having the run of the precinct's Headquarters and finding all sorts of things to do, as well as having lots of garlic bread to eat. However, she becomes bored eventually, and soon realizes that she needs to get out.
* TimeSkip: Oona ends up spending ''years'' in the alternate dimension, as evidenced by her video journal, which chronicles the time she spends in the dimension. For Olympia and Otis, however, Oona was only gone for a few seconds.
* YearInsideHourOutside: Oona ends up spending 218 days in the alternate dimension, or more than ''half a year.'' When she gets back to the real world, however, she finds that she was only gone for a mere few seconds.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Oona decides to give this speech to herself before she goes to retrieve gadget #89.
--> '''Oona:''' You can do this.
--> '''Oona:''' You really think so?
--> '''Oona:''' Look, I know I've said some stuff these past 6 months, but...deep down, I want you to know: I always believed in you.
--> '''Oona:''' Aw. Thanks.
--> ''[the two "Oona's" look at each other]''
--> '''Oona:''' All right. Let's-
--> '''Oona:''' [[FinishingEachOthersSentences -do this.]]


* KidsDrivingCars: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed.]] Though Orson is the primary driver of the ice cream surveillance van, it's revealed that he's gotten a large amount of speeding tickets in a ''single day,'' which he apparently hasn't paid off or settled in court (if he can do those things, that is).

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* KidsDrivingCars: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed.]] Though Orson is the primary driver of the ice cream surveillance van, it's revealed that he's gotten he managed to get a large amount bunch of speeding tickets in the span of a ''single day,'' which he apparently hasn't paid off or settled in court (if he can do those things, that is).


* KidsDrivingCars: Lightly [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed.]] Though Orson is the primary driver of the ice cream surveillance van, it's revealed that he's gotten quite the large amount of speeding tickets in a ''single day,'' which he apparently hasn't paid off or settled in court.

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* KidsDrivingCars: Lightly [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed.Deconstructed.]] Though Orson is the primary driver of the ice cream surveillance van, it's revealed that he's gotten quite the a large amount of speeding tickets in a ''single day,'' which he apparently hasn't paid off or settled in court.court (if he can do those things, that is).


* BondVillainStupidity: Just as the X's are wheeling Orson out of Headquarters in his high chair, Olympia stops them and says that she can tell them a story that can change their mind. Instead of ignoring her, Xavier invites her to do it, but asks her to do it quickly.

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* BondVillainStupidity: Just as the The X's are wheeling have every chance to wheel Orson out of Headquarters in his high chair, Olympia stops them and says that she can tell them a story that can change go through with their mind. Instead firing of ignoring her, Xavier invites her him from Odd Squad. Instead, they linger around to do it, but asks her listen to do it quickly. agents' stories of how Orson helped them.


* BreatherEpisode: Along with "The Scientist", it's generally a low-stakes episode before the season finale (due to StatusQuoIsGod).

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* ContinuityNod: Olympia brings up how [[Recap/OddSquadS2E11ExtremeCakeoverAJobWellUndone Orson has won Agent of the Month many, many times before.]] Bonus points for Xena's loud, continuous '''''"WE'RE FIRING THE BABY!!"''''' being a substitute for Oona's [[SanitySlippage psychotic screams.]]
** The Hydraclops (as a species) makes a return after having not been seen since [[Recap/OddSquadS1E17RiseOfTheHydraclopsOIsNotForOld "Rise of the Hydraclops"]]. However, this Hydraclops is stated to be a relative of that episode's Hydraclops, and has brought his sister.
** Ms. O mentions how upset she was to lose another Headquarters. Her losing numerous Headquarters over the course of her leadership was previously brought up in [[Recap/OddSquadS1E33OVsTheBallcanoAssistantsCreed "O vs. the Ballcano"]].


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* ContinuityNod: Olympia brings up how [[Recap/OddSquadS2E11ExtremeCakeoverAJobWellUndone Orson has won Agent of the Month many, many times before.]]
** The Hydraclops (as a species) makes a return after having not been seen since [[Recap/OddSquadS1E17RiseOfTheHydraclopsOIsNotForOld "Rise of the Hydraclops"]]. However, this Hydraclops is stated to be a relative of that episode's Hydraclops, and has brought his sister.
** Ms. O mentions how upset she was to lose another Headquarters. Her losing numerous Headquarters over the course of her leadership was previously brought up in [[Recap/OddSquadS1E33OVsTheBallcanoAssistantsCreed "O vs. the Ballcano"]].


* HiddenDepths: It's revealed that Orson is a [[GooGooGodlike superpowered baby.]] Among his powers are the abilities to fly, clone himself, and grow to tower over a majority of the main cast. The X's learn this the hard way.

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* HiddenDepths: GooGooGodlike: It's revealed that Orson is a [[GooGooGodlike superpowered baby.]] has superpowers. Among his powers are the abilities to fly, clone himself, and grow up to 100 times his size, enough to tower over a majority of the main cast. The X's learn this the hard way.most, if not all, every single agent in Precinct 13579.

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'''''Saving Agent Orson'''''

'''Airdates:''' October 22, 2018 [[note]]PBS Kids premiere[[/note]], April 2, 2018 [[note]]TVO Kids premiere[[/note]]

The X's want to kick baby Agent Orson off the Squad.

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* AbsenteeActor: Apart from a {{Flashback}} in Olympia's story, Otis doesn't appear in this episode.
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: Oona has this to say to the members of Ms. O's team fighting against the two Hydraclops.
--> '''Oona:''' I know what you're all thinking. ''[agents exchange surprised reactions]'' So I'm just gonna go ahead and say it. The sister is the one without the eyebrows. Kinda hard to see from this distance, but trust me!
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: One of Orson's superpowers is the ability to grow to ginormous proportions, to the extent where he towers over both Oona and [[LittleMissBadass Ms. O]] and all they can do is stare at him in utter fear and disbelief.
* BareHandedPuppetry: Multimedia Mike puts on a PuppetShow using his hands to represent Lady Bread and Father Time. Otis in particular is left dumbfounded and simply stares in disbelief.
* BerserkButton: Orson will '''''not''''' let Precinct 13579's Headquarters be abandoned, even in the face of danger. And may God have mercy on any enemy, human or creature, who threatens to attack it.
* BondVillainStupidity: Just as the X's are wheeling Orson out of Headquarters in his high chair, Olympia stops them and says that she can tell them a story that can change their mind. Instead of ignoring her, Xavier invites her to do it, but asks her to do it quickly.
* BreatherEpisode: Along with "The Scientist", it's generally a low-stakes episode before the season finale (due to StatusQuoIsGod).
* CassandraTruth: The X's refuse to believe any of the agents' stories surrounding Orson, nor do they believe Orson made art pieces to commemorate agents' victories, like his drawing for Olympia and Otis and his clay sculpture for Orson. When they question Ms. O's story, she actually has an addendum to it that can prove its honesty: the bullpen's ceiling, which was painted to commemorate Orson's heroic efforts in driving away the Hydraclops siblings.
* ContinuityNod: Olympia brings up how [[Recap/OddSquadS2E11ExtremeCakeoverAJobWellUndone Orson has won Agent of the Month many, many times before.]] Bonus points for Xena's loud, continuous '''''"WE'RE FIRING THE BABY!!"''''' being a substitute for Oona's [[SanitySlippage psychotic screams.]]
** The Hydraclops (as a species) makes a return after having not been seen since [[Recap/OddSquadS1E17RiseOfTheHydraclopsOIsNotForOld "Rise of the Hydraclops"]]. However, this Hydraclops is stated to be a relative of that episode's Hydraclops, and has brought his sister.
** Ms. O mentions how upset she was to lose another Headquarters. Her losing numerous Headquarters over the course of her leadership was previously brought up in [[Recap/OddSquadS1E33OVsTheBallcanoAssistantsCreed "O vs. the Ballcano"]].
* ChildHater: It's implied with both Xavier and Xena. They fire Orson simply for acting like a baby and refuse to let their verdict up even when Olympia informs them that Orson ''is'' a baby, and napping, crying and eating mushy food are normal things. In response, they tell Olympia that Orson can come back to Odd Squad once his teeth grow in. This is despite the fact that [[BoomerangBigot not only is Odd Squad a kid-only organization, but the X's themselves are children.]]
* ClothingDamage: Orson's suit ends up being ripped at the seams when he grows, and the clothing that isn't (somehow) ripped shrinks along with his growth. In addition, he grows big enough to have his toes burst out of the top of his shoes.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Olympia and Otis are able to look at an abstract painting and confirm that Mike is saying villains meet at the grocery store. Show them a sketch of the inside of a library, however, and they're at a loss.
--> '''Olympia:''' Hmm...
--> '''Otis:''' Yeah, this is a hard one.
--> '''Olympia:''' Yeah.
--> '''Mike:''' Really? Are you serious?
--> ''[Otis and Olympia continue looking at the picture; Otis covers his eye with his hand]''
--> '''Olympia:''' Maybe a place with rectangles live?
--> '''Mike:''' It's a library.
--> '''Olympia:''' ''[unsure]'' Ooooohhhh!
--> '''Otis:''' ''[unsure]'' Yeah- yeah, I- I- I see that.
--> '''Mike:''' You still don't see it.
--> ''[Otis and Olympia give various "no's"]''
** There's also this exchange before Ms. O tells the X's about her experience with Orson.
--> '''Ms. O:''' This case was all work, no play.
--> '''Owen:''' Wordplay! Nice! ''[goes to high-five Ms. O]''
--> '''Olympia:''' ''[stops him]'' Not now.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Of all the places Orson decides to play with his blocks, he does it in the same interrogation room that Otis and Olympia happen to be in. And of all the places he decides to eat pie, he decides to do it while in disguise in the Security agents' living room.
* DerailedTrainOfThought: This exchange occurs between the X's and Olympia when the former is about to take Orson away.
--> '''Olympia:''' Wait! I can tell you a story about Orson that will change your mind.
--> '''Xavier:''' Can you do it quickly?
--> '''Olympia:''' Can I do it quickly? Of ''course'' I can do it quickly. If there's one thing my friends have told me-
--> '''Xena:''' ''Quicker!!''
* {{Determinator}}: Averted for Oona, who immediately gives up when Ms. O says that they don't have time to launch multiple shots at the two Hydraclops siblings with two catapults; they only have one shot with one catapult. She manages to keep up the "I give up" attitude even when Ms. O explains that they can use a Venn diagram to choose their weapon to launch.
--> '''Ms. O:''' It needs to be something that's gooey and yellow.
--> ''[[{{Beat}} beat]]''
--> '''Ms. O:''' ''[in unison with Oona]'' Egg yolk.
--> '''Oona:''' ''[in unison with Ms. O]'' It's hopeless.
--> ''[Ms. O shoots her a DeathGlare]''
--> '''Oona:''' Or egg yolks. Let's go egg yolks.
** Ms. O and her team also avert the trope after their one shot is dodged by the siblings, who are set to attack Headquarters.
** It's played straight for Orson, however. [[BerserkButton And]] ''[[BerserkButton how.]]''
* DodgeTheBullet: The Hydraclops siblings end up dodging Ms. O's team's egg yolk attack by ducking, which ruins their chances at defeating them. (At least, until [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Orson]] comes in...)
* DoubleAesop: In this episode, the audience learns not one, not two, but ''three'' mathematical lessons, each presented by different characters: one on bar graphs (Otis and Olympia), one on pie charts (Owen and the other Security agents), and one on Venn diagrams (Ms. O, Oona, and their team of agents).
* EveryoneHasStandards: Even though the X's are [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses,]] they provide Orson with a generous care package upon his firing, which includes some pureed peas, a ball, and a rattle.
** Xavier also has to hold back from [[CutenessProximity fawning over Orson.]]
* FightingBackIsWrong: Once again, it's [[ImpliedTrope implied]] -- Ms. O can't actively stop the X's from firing one of her agents with what authority she has. She ''can,'' however, tell them a story to try and get them to change their minds, and she has no problem with telling them that her story is actually legitimate compared to Olympia's and Owen's stories.
* FiringDay: Subverted. The episode's premise is that the X's are planning to fire Orson simply for acting like a baby. When Olympia and Owen protest against the verdict and give stories as to how Orson helped them, they refuse to believe them...that is, until Ms. O tells her story of how Orson beat back two Hydraclops, shows them the mural of the feat painted on the bullpen's ceiling, ''and'' shows them Orson's superpowers, at which point they decide he can stay employed with Precinct 13579.
* FlatWhat: Otis gives one when Multimedia Mike says he's going to start "multimedia-ing".
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Orson being fired from Odd Squad, as well as StatusQuoIsGod taking full effect and allowing him to stay, is potential foreshadowing for the Season 2 finale, where he is promoted to Director of Precinct 13579 following Oprah's promotion to the Big O.
* FreezeFrameEnding: The episode ends on a freeze-frame of [[TalkingAnimal the dog]] that serves as a RunningGag in the episode.
* HiddenDepths: It's revealed that Orson is a [[GooGooGodlike superpowered baby.]] Among his powers are the abilities to fly, clone himself, and grow to tower over a majority of the main cast. The X's learn this the hard way.
* InSeriesNickname: PlayedForLaughs with Owen, who says that people call him "Icky-Owen-Quickie". When Olympia says that she's never heard anyone call him that, he says that he's got a few Maintenance workers calling him that. Of course, considering [[TheDitz who Owen is,]] it's up for debate whether anyone actually calls him that.
* KidsDrivingCars: Lightly [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed.]] Though Orson is the primary driver of the ice cream surveillance van, it's revealed that he's gotten quite the large amount of speeding tickets in a ''single day,'' which he apparently hasn't paid off or settled in court.
* LegionOfDoom: It's revealed that the villains of Odd Squad are all part of a "Villain League", where said villains come up with ideas on what odd things to do and puts them in action. However, they don't have a set headquarters, and instead meet at places like the grocery store and the park. Olympia and Otis eventually manage to put an end to the League with Orson's help.
* LowerDeckEpisode: While the Main 4, Owen, and the X's all have prominent roles, the episode mostly focuses on Orson.
* MasterOfDisguise: While in the room of a house, some of the Security agents are shown being disguised as things like the inside of a grandfather clock and a plant. Others, like Owen and Ozlyn, hide in things like couches and side tables.
* MissingStepsPlan: Owen and the other Security agents are trying to catch the Shapeshifter, so Owen decides that everyone should disguise themselves as various items in their living room. Unfortunately, he doesn't factor in ''when'' the Shapeshifter is going to come into the room. Subverted, as the Security agents do manage to catch the Shapeshifter even while undisguised and having lunch.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: This episode reveals that Orson has the ability to grow to 100 times his size, fly, and clone himself. However, he has never been shown to have any superpowers before this episode.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Played with. Ms. O doesn't get into too much detail about how Orson beat back the Hydraclops siblings, but she did have artists paint the event on her precinct's bullpen's ceiling to commemorate the feat.
* OffscreenTeleportation: The dog that serves as a RunningGag in the episode appears right between Owen and Ms. O after the X's decide that Orson can stay employed with Odd Squad.
* PopCulturePunEpisodeTitle: The episode title is a reference to the film ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.
* PowerFloats: Orson's {{Flight}} ability manifests in this manner, as he can only float in mid-air.
* RenaissanceMan: The aptly-named [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Multimedia Mike]] does multimedia work for villains, from audio/visual work to arts and crafts. He can also put on a PuppetShow, play guitar and sing, and paint abstract paintings (the painting he does make of which Olympia and Otis deduce that he's saying villains meet at the grocery store), among other things.
* RunningGag: The dog that can say the names of various agents like Owen and Ms. O.
* SelfDuplication: One of Orson's superpowers is the ability to make copies of himself. Said copies can also hover in mid-air like the original Orson can.
* SeriesContinuityError: Olympia tells the X's that Orson is the only agent who can drive the ice cream surveillance van. However, [[Recap/OddSquadS2E4TheOTeamShowMeTheMoney "The O Team"]] revealed that Owen has a driver's license, and Olive drove the ice cream truck when transformed into a spaceship in TheMovie.
* SpiritualSuccessor: The episode can be considered one to [[Recap/OddSquadS2E17TheCherryOnTopinatorSir "The Cherry-on-Top-inator"]], as it shares many common elements.
** Agents telling stories about something beloved that has helped them in the past.
** Another agent seeking to get rid of said beloved something and dismissing the stories told to them.
** A verbal RunningGag ("The Cherry-on-Top-inator" with Oona's psychotic screams, and this episode with Xena's "We're firing the baby!")
** Similar dialogue. [[note]] For example, when Owen says that he can tell the X's a story involving Orson and how he saved the Security agent's life, Xena asks if it involves Orson playing with baby toys, which Olympia's story, previously told, had. "The Cherry-on-Top-inator" had Oona asking the storytellers if their stories involve the eponymous gadget in some way.[[/note]]
** However, there are also some differences between this episode and that one -- namely, the "beloved something" being a person and not a gadget, the stories being in generally the same style (instead of having different styles), and characters appearing who weren't in "The Cherry-on-Top-inator", like Ms. O and Owen.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Naturally, Orson gets to stay in Precinct 13579.
* StupidestThingIveEverHeard: Numerous agents comment on how the X's firing Orson is "the craziest thing I've ever heard".
* TalkingAnimal: A RunningGag in the episode involves a dog who can say the names of people. However, that seems to be as far as his speech capability can go.
* TerribleArtist: Orson isn't that skilled of a drawer, but for some reason, Olympia can tell who is who in his pictures. Justified, as he ''is'' just a baby.
* WorldBuilding: Downplayed. This episode reveals that there are 100 Security agents currently employed at Precinct 13579 in total. They also have their own living room, [[RuleOfFunny for some reason.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: True to their nature as being [[HateSink hate sinks]], the X's have no problem with firing Orson from Odd Squad simply for doing things that babies are known for doing (crying, sleeping, and eating). They begin throwing his stuff in a box as all he can do is watch and cry (as he is unable to speak). Luckily, Olympia happens to be passing by and confronts the X's.
* WrongAssumption: Played with. Orson is shown doing regular baby things like playing with toys, and even doing things that are impossible for him to do on his own at his age (like pick up a spoonful of pie and eat it), which numerous agents take as him telling them what to do. Whether Orson is actually trying to help them or is just being his usual self, though, is up for debate. The X's even refuse to believe the stories the other agents are telling them about how Orson helped them because they believe that he is being his usual baby self and doing things one would expect a baby to do, versus deliberately helping agents out.
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