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Fridge Brilliance

  • In "The Accidental Pup Star", Rebound became excited when her person, Agatha, returned home and broke into song, which was recorded by a little girl. When Rebound told Lucky about it, she was afraid of how much trouble she would be in. While Cookie and Squirt felt it was a reason to panic, Lucky told her it was no big deal, and just to be more careful the next time. There's a good reason Lucky didn't get angry. Talking to a human — his human — was how he was able to return to the pound at the end of "Lucky Gets Adopted".

Fridge Horror

  • Assuming she wasn't just making a colorful threat, had McLeish's mother ever actually made mince meat pies out of dogs?
  • None of those jars McLeish trapped everyone in in "The Truth Is In Hear" had air holes in the lids, does that mean he was willing to suffocate all those dogs, Olaf and HIS OWN MOTHER on the off-chance they were really aliens? Granted the jar HE was trapped in had air holes, but the Pound Puppies could've made those, NONE of the jars HE trapped everyone in even HAD THOSE!
  • Crazy Cat Man Bernie's cult of cats in "Hello Kitten" raises enough Fridge Horror in itself. Spoons barely avoided their fate. Even worse, Ace was perfectly fine with dumping her off with this loon as long as she never was around a dog.

Fridge Logic

  • In "Toyoshiko!", Lucky insisted that the namesake robot dog's memory needed to be erased to keep humans from finding out about their operation, a fact Toyoshiko ultimately comes to believe herself. The problem is that the Pound Puppies are a worldwide network of dogs who not only talk, but communicate with each other using electronic equipment, sneak numerous puppies (not to mention themselves) in and out of the pound, don costumes and blend in with human society, take trips of thousands of miles, etc., all without the knowledge of humans. Hence, the plot of the episode rests on the fact that the Pound Puppies could do all those things without people being any wiser, yet would be unable to keep a robot dog hidden.
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  • Similar logic in "When Niblet Met Giblet" makes their budding romance even sadder. Considering the Pound Puppies have placed puppies as far away from... wherever they are... as Milwaukee and Alaska, not to mention Lucky's rescue mission to Canada, and given their proficiency at creating logistical solutions out of human transportation, it would seem that what amounts to about a day's foot travel would be a piece of cake to arrange.
  • While logistics also plays a role in the dumbfounding logic of third-season (series?) finale "Lucky Moves Away", it is the plot conflict itself that is the most baffling. To summarize: Dot's father was promoted, which means that Dot and Mr. Chewy..., err, Lucky would have to move with her. If he did move, Lucky would have to leave the Pound Puppies. Let's count the problems with this, shall we?
    1. The Pound Puppies have been shown to have agents in England, France, Kenya, and China. They don't have even one team in Miami that he can be placed with?
    2. If they don't have a team in Miami for whatever reason, Lucky is the perfect agent to start one. His team has placed every single dog they've been charged with. This means that the Pound Puppies would let a superagent walk because his people moved. Speaking of which...
    3. That also means that the Pound Puppies have no protocol for agents whose people move. Repeating: A worldwide organization whose sole focus is placing dogs with loving families has no means of keeping agents when their families relocate.
    • I was under the impression that it wasn't so much leaving the Pound Puppies altogether that was the problem. It was leaving a team with which he was so friendly and familiar. It's perfectly normal to be sad to say goodbye to one's friends, after all.


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