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  • In the episode "Interview With a Campfire" at the end when they are watching the video.
  • In "Truth or Consequences," Pangborn suggests that Dil should learn to be normal. Didi goes into Mama Bear mode in response for essentially wanting to make her son unhappy and without identity.
    • Stu's uneasy wincing and cringing at the scene makes it clear standing up to an ex-wrestler without flinching is no small feat.
    • This goes a long way from the Didi who wanted to be a textbook mom. She didn't decide to stand up for Dil's individuality because Lipshitz said so, that choice was her own.
  • Part 2 of "Dude, Where's My Horse" is one big CMOA.
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  • The second half of "Rat Traps", with the gang, under Chuckie's leadership, going all Home Alone against a pair of robbers. Even Harold, who had tagged along with them as a Sixth Ranger (or ninth), gets a little Moment of Awesome by using his skating abilities to recover the loot from the criminals.
  • "Coup Deville" where Lil is at a party at her friends' house after spending the whole episode trying to disassociate herself from Phil. The friends start joking about Phil and their jokes become more mean spirited. Lil finally realises her mistake and angrily tells her friends off, defending Phil and then storming out of the party. The episode then ends with us finding out she did go on vacation to Twins' Canyon with her family after all.
  • "Lucky 13" has the gang discover that Savannah deliberately sabotaged Angelica's birthday party because she felt like it, so they come up with an elaborate plan to get her to cancel her own party so that everyone ends up going to Angelica's instead. When Savannah angrily shows up at the party, she tries to get the other kids to leave but they refuse to.
  • "The Old & the Restless" has Tommy defending his grandfather with a very memorable line. No, really.
    Tommy: "You know what, Sean? My Grandpa may do embarrassing stuff, but he's still my Grandpa! SO SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE!!"
    Sean: (immediately backs off in complete shock)
    • Also is a Heartwarming Moment.
  • The climax of "R.V. Having Fun Yet?" has Didi decide she is going to make up her own damn mind about what to do with repairing her relationship with Tommy, about raising the kids, and also about getting the kids to their location without looking to Lipshitz for guidance; For once, after about 11 years of being a Mother, she decides to use her own mind, heart, instincts, and the help of her friends without paying heed to the doctor who "knows more about being a Mommy than anybody".
  • "Bad Blood" has Grandpa Lou watch Tommy and Dil again... along with Boris. Things get hectic between the two grandparents, resulting in a fight and a battle to see which 'act' the 'Rats like better. This results in a few funny moments up until Dil reveals that he's stolen an alien autopsy tape. Tommy, of course, reacts negatively to the situation, which results in an argument and fight between the two brothers. The guy whom Dil has stolen the tape from comes to 'get' Tommy, because he's the 'older brother,' only for Lou and Boris to scare them off. This was not only a Heartwarming Moment, especially since we see neither of the grandparents that much in this series, but also a moment of Awesome, because they stood up for their grandsons.
  • In "River Rats", Tommy is revealed to have a fear of being underwater. Despite being reassured by Chuckie that he doesn't think less of him, Tommy still is obviously uncomfortable. Then Phil trips and falls into the river and Chuckie freezes up. After only a brief hesitation, Tommy leaps into action, diving in after Phil and even pushing through his fears when he ends up underwater. No fear gets in the way of Tommy Pickles helping his friends!
    • It honestly shows that, deep down, Tommy is still the same brave kid we've always known. He's just uncomfortable with revealing a weakness, even to his friends. But nothing is stopping him from helping his friends.
  • "Susie sings the Blues" may not show the con artist getting her comeuppance. But Alisa inadvertently gets Susie out of her blues over being scammed when she downplays Susie's singing talent as a "great hobby". What Susie says in response just proves that despite being tricked, Susie's love for what she does can't be extinguished by some con artist's petty little scam, and no doubt she'll go further in life than said con artist.
    Susie: Singing isn't some knitting-needle-book-club I do in my spare time, it's who I am! It's what I do! (Realizes to herself) ...and still do! And I'm not gonna let some Con-Artist in a fake designer jacket stop me.


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