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** [[UpToEleven If that wasn't worse]], her car, along with ''all'' of her belongings was about to be towed away after her parking meter expired. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Luckily, the Greens stopped it before it was too late]].


** [[TheWoobie Gloria]] [[HeroicBSOD finally breaking down]] after Cricket's family made more things worse for her, as well as her reveal of why she is in the building in the first place: she is leaving Big City back to her parents after proving she cannot take care of herself. Unlike Cricket, she doesn't have a family or anyone to look out for her through her tough times.

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** [[TheWoobie Gloria]] [[HeroicBSOD finally breaking down]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero after Cricket's family made more things worse for her, her]], as well as her reveal of why she is in the building in the first place: [[WithAFootOnTheBus she is leaving Big City back to her parents after proving she cannot take care of herself. herself.]] Unlike Cricket, she doesn't have a family or anyone to look out for her through her tough times.



--> '''Gloria:''' Today is my three-year anniversary of moving to Big City. ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Three. Years.]]'' And yet, I'm still in the same, crummy job in the same crummy apartment. Moving here was supposed to be a stepping stone to Paris. What a joke. It's time to throw in the towel.

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--> '''Gloria:''' Today is my three-year anniversary of moving to Big City. ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Three. Years.]]'' And yet, I'm still in the same, crummy job in the same crummy apartment. [[TragicDream Moving here was supposed to be a stepping stone to Paris. What a joke. ]] [[DespairEventHorizon It's time to throw in the towel.]]

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* "Elevator Action"
** [[TheWoobie Gloria]] [[HeroicBSOD finally breaking down]] after Cricket's family made more things worse for her, as well as her reveal of why she is in the building in the first place: she is leaving Big City back to her parents after proving she cannot take care of herself. Unlike Cricket, she doesn't have a family or anyone to look out for her through her tough times.
--> '''Gloria:''' Oh, give it a rest, Cricket! You don't even know how lucky you are! If I had someone in this stupid city looking out for me, I '''[[PunctuatedPounding wouldn't. be. leaving!]]'''
--> [''later'']
--> '''Gloria:''' Today is my three-year anniversary of moving to Big City. ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Three. Years.]]'' And yet, I'm still in the same, crummy job in the same crummy apartment. Moving here was supposed to be a stepping stone to Paris. What a joke. It's time to throw in the towel.


** Cricket and the Greens seeing Chip detonate all of Elkins Street before their very eyes. Their expressions following such even tells all.

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** Cricket and the Greens seeing Chip detonate all of Elkins Street Big Coffee and the apartment complex before their very eyes. Their expressions following such even tells all.all.
** Prior to this, the kids catching their neighbors having been evicted from their apartments and lost hope, prior to leaving Big City after Chip buys the complex.


*** Not only is Big Coffee demolished, but ''their rooftop garden as well.'' The garden that Cricket suggested to help Bill level up is gone now, and Bill is back to square one.
*** As far as the promos tell, there might've still been people inside the apartment complex when it was being detonated, so characters that live there, such as Brett, Mr. Grigorian (and Anoush)? It's implied Chip ''killed them.''

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*** ** Not only is Big Coffee demolished, but ''their rooftop garden as well.'' The garden that Cricket suggested to help Bill level up is gone now, and Bill is back to square one.
*** As far as the promos tell, there might've still been people inside the apartment complex when it was being detonated, so characters that live there, such as Brett, Mr. Grigorian (and Anoush)? It's implied Chip ''killed them.''
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** The fact that to this day, Nancy is the only one who has not encountered Chip, and it's possible she's unaware of the fact the Greens' legacy is threatened to be ruined right now.

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** The fact that to this day, Nancy is the only one who has not encountered Chip, and it's possible she's unaware of the fact the Greens' legacy is threatened to be ruined right now.now.
* "Chipocalypse Now":
** Cricket and the Greens seeing Chip detonate all of Elkins Street before their very eyes. Their expressions following such even tells all.
*** Not only is Big Coffee demolished, but ''their rooftop garden as well.'' The garden that Cricket suggested to help Bill level up is gone now, and Bill is back to square one.
*** As far as the promos tell, there might've still been people inside the apartment complex when it was being detonated, so characters that live there, such as Brett, Mr. Grigorian (and Anoush)? It's implied Chip ''killed them.''


-->''I drove her away, I was self-centered and mean. Another dark tally for your list, Cricket Green.''

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-->''I --->''I drove her away, I was self-centered and mean. Another dark tally for your list, Cricket Green.''



-->''It's not about presents, it's about being kind! Something you wouldn't get, in your evil mind!!''

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-->''It's --->''It's not about presents, it's about being kind! Something you wouldn't get, in your evil mind!!''


-->''I drove her away, I was self-centered and mean. Another dark tally for your list, Cricket Green.

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-->''I drove her away, I was self-centered and mean. Another dark tally for your list, Cricket Green.''


*** She even delivers her message to Cricket, showing he completely failed to understand TheTrueMeaningOfChristmas and only cared about himself the whole time.

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*** She even delivers her message to Cricket, showing he completely failed to understand TheTrueMeaningOfChristmas the TrueMeaningOfChristmas and only cared about himself the whole time.

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* "Green Christmas"
** Cricket's MelancholyMusicalNumber as he realizes all those disasters were indeed his fault, especially making Tilly upset when she is caught ruining Christmas after the fallen tree.
-->''I drove her away, I was self-centered and mean. Another dark tally for your list, Cricket Green.
*** The second to last verse of the song is a DarkReprise of "The Best Part of Christmas", appropriately called "The ''Worst'' Part of Christmas". The song itself is also a somber version of his "Good Deeds" number, which contrasts with the villainous "If I Can't Have Christmas".
*** Even before that, Cricket even says a Christmas without presents is no Christmas at all. RealityEnsues indeed.
** Tilly ending up on the naughty list as well. She completely breaks down in tears and cannot bring herself to say a word.
*** Her MelancholyMusicalNumber, "Christmas is Busted", shows how upset she is and how she sees being on the naughty list unlike her brother.
*** She even delivers her message to Cricket, showing he completely failed to understand TheTrueMeaningOfChristmas and only cared about himself the whole time.
-->''It's not about presents, it's about being kind! Something you wouldn't get, in your evil mind!!''
** Bill being abandoned on Christmas Eve. Even the sight of a Christmas special makes him feel lonely.
** When everyone is going home, Bill is the only one excited about Christmas, while everyone else is sad and quiet -- Cricket for almost ruining Christmas, Tilly for what her brother did, and Nancy and Gramma for not being able to find a gift for Bill. He assumes they're saving their enthusiasm for Christmas Day, but there's much more than that.


** Seeing Chip wallowing on the floor believing he really is a joke is this mixed with comedy.

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** Seeing Chip wallowing on the floor believing he really is a joke is this mixed with comedy.comedy.
** The fact that to this day, Nancy is the only one who has not encountered Chip, and it's possible she's unaware of the fact the Greens' legacy is threatened to be ruined right now.


*** Chip's expansion plan is going to be right where the Green house is. That one special farmhouse that had been saved every generation is finally going to be destroyed.

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*** Chip's expansion plan is going to be right where the Green house is. That one special farmhouse that had been saved in the family was threatened to be sold every generation if the kids don't act up, and this time if they don't fight back, it is finally going to be destroyed.


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*** Even the mood is continued into the end credits, No happy upbeat song "Do It All Again" this time, instead we get a spooky ominous theme against the outside of Big Coffee at night, shut down and boarded up. It gets progressively darker as the credits start to end.


* In "Cricket's Place", Cricket looks out his apartment window and sees his family enjoying ice cream sundaes without him, except Bill, who's so torn up that Cricket's gone that he can't bring himself to eat any ice cream.

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* In "Cricket's Place", Cricket looks out his apartment window and sees his family enjoying ice cream sundaes without him, except Bill, who's so torn up that Cricket's gone that he can't bring himself to eat any ice cream.cream.

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* "Chipwrecked":
** The whole last minute of the episode takes this UpToEleven.
*** Chip's expansion plan is going to be right where the Green house is. That one special farmhouse that had been saved every generation is finally going to be destroyed.
*** Gloria panicking in a TroubledFetalPosition.
*** Cricket's HeroicBSOD upon realizing Chip has won. Earlier, he treated Chip as a joke and did not care about it, and now he sees him as a true enemy to the family.
** Seeing Chip wallowing on the floor believing he really is a joke is this mixed with comedy.


* Most of "Cricket Versus" can be considered this seeing that Gramma was actually literal when she stated Cricket could not keep his last name if unable to fight a wild animal. Feeling practically like a black sheep to the family because of a tradition could strike anyone who might have similar family issues. Good thing Gramma was willing to reconsider by the end of the episode, before Cricket managed to finally earned his title.

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* Most of "Cricket Versus" can be considered this seeing that Gramma was actually literal when she stated Cricket could not keep his last name if unable to fight a wild animal. Feeling practically like a black sheep to the family because of a tradition could strike anyone who might have similar family issues. Good thing Gramma was willing to reconsider by the end of the episode, before Cricket managed to finally earned earn his title.


* Cricket getting rejected by Gabriella in "Valentine's Dance". Up until this moment, he thought love was a bad thing and it could take things away, and once he finally sees the light, he is turned down by his crush, because he constantly avoided her and asked Remy instead. Cricket then feigns disgust and leaves them be, while eventually adapting a face of resignation before he goes offscreen, knowing his chance to dance was all for nothing.

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* Cricket getting rejected by Gabriella in "Valentine's Dance". Up until this moment, he thought love was a bad thing and it could take things away, and once he finally sees the light, he is turned down by his crush, crush. Not only does she state that she didn't love him in the first place, but because he constantly avoided her and asked she went on to ask Remy instead. Cricket then feigns disgust and leaves them be, while eventually adapting a face of resignation before he goes offscreen, knowing his chance to dance was all for nothing.

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