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Gramma: What's this for now?

Season 1

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  • "Welcome Home":
  • "Space Chicken":
    Tilly: I have seen danger... and I love it.
    • Cricket's out of nowhere bear traps.
    • We get this bit from Cricket and Tilly.
    Cricket: Tilly, what's the most impressive thing you can think of?
    Tilly: Uh, chocolate volcano.
    Cricket: No, we need something that makes your eyes go wide, and your heart beat fast!
    Tilly: Uh... uh... a vanilla volcano!
  • “Steak Night” had this bit:
    Bill: We can buy more steaks, but we can’t buy another Cricket!
    Tilly: I’ve tried!
  • In "Cricket's Place", there's Cricket's message to his dad written on the fence: EAT IT.
  • In "Axin Saxon," Tilly assumes Gramma destroyed her beloved Saxon (Nancy accidentally did it while trying to clean the toy) and swears unholy vengeance until Gramma apologizes.
    Tilly: I will break you, old woman!
    • Nancy becomes increasingly scared of telling the truth, mostly out of fear Tilly will hate her and also because Tillie's getting creative in her ideas of revenge. She's at one point training one of the chickens to mutilate Gramma and has the bird practice on a dummy.
      Tilly: Remember Priscilla, you'll get more seed when the job is done. Now MAIM HER!
      • When it cuts back to Tilly and Priscilla, the chicken's ripped the dummy to shreds.
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    • Gramma initially derided Tilly for playing with Saxon by stating how, when she was Tillie's age, she buried all her dolls in the yard. It then cuts to a mini graveyard complete with tombstones and a single red rose on the ground while organ music plays in the background. Gramma then adds she has no idea who keeps leaving flowers.
  • "Cricket's Biscuits" shows Cricket and Tilly desperately trying to get Gramma to make more of her delicious "Feel Better Butter Biscuits." Being told Gramma only makes them when people get badly injured, the kids make up two dummies and toss them off the nearby building while Gramma's watching. She's horrified as the dummies become increasingly wrecked, until they land on someone's grill and are set on fire. The owner calmly flips the dummies over the balcony railing, which only freaks Gramma out more.
    Gramma: WHY WOULD HE DO THAT?!
    • When Gramma finds the "Injured" kids, she says they can have biscuits after she RESETS THEIR SPINES. She then takes out an archaic looking contraption and straps Cricket in.
      Gramma: I'd say this won't hurt much, but I ain't no liar.
    • Gramma made the biscuits for Bill after he lost part of his finger. He jokes he's considered cutting off another one to get more of those biscuits. And then he picks up a knife.
      Bill (holding a knife): Surely I don't need ALL of them...
    • Cricket and Tilly try to make their own biscuits. They... do not succeed, to put it mildly.
      Bill: Did you really think you could simply "Bake 'em on your own?"
      Tilly: Yes.
      Cricket: You always tell us to believe in ourselves.
      Bill: FOOLS, BOTH OF YA!
      Tilly: Rude!
      Cricket: Yeah Dad, what the heck?
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    • Gramma's got her room set up booby traps, including a spike pit and explosives. Bill and the kids find this out the hard way.
  • From "Green Streets":
    • Keys eating a bread bowl. Gloria's expression says it all.
    • Cricket spraying lemon juice in his eyes, trying to get Benny to talk.
  • "Harvest Dinner":
    • Cricket and Gramma insulting the pie in the window.
    Cricket: I hate you! I HATE YOU, STUPID PIE!
    • The mean rooster. 'Nuff said.
    • To distract Tilly so Cricket can switch his papaya with her paprika, Gramma utters, "Meow." Tilly falls for it.
  • The one-off character Dr. Enamel being voiced by Fozzie Bear. Literally. We have Eric Jacobson voicing Fozzie voicing another character. I'm going deeper, Leo!
    • Even better, Fozzie is listed in the credits As Himself while Eric is credited as Fozzie's "personal handyman".
  • In "Sleepover Sisters" Cricket has a hard time sleeping without Tilly. He briefly tries to bunk with Bill and Gramma.
    • Bill gets incredibly hot when he sleeps and thus gets very sweaty.
    • All Cricket did was open the door to Gramma's bedroom, and he finds her brandishing her sword in her sleep screaming "Go back from whence you came, Prince of Darkness! The girl's soul is MINE!" He has no idea what that's about and had no desire to find out.
  • From "Volunteer Tilly", the anchorwoman on TV says, "Today in world news, for the first time ever, nothing happened." Which could be ridiculous as something has to happen, like someone being born, the birthday of a celebrity, or the announcement of someone's death.
  • Cricket's story in "People Watching", which is, of course, an over-the-top action flick with explosions and ludicrous Ass Pulls left and right. Special mention goes to the end where the repeated double takes between the businessman and the man who turned out to be his brother are illustrated by Cricket in reality by him spinning around in circles at a break-neck speed.

Season 2

  • The Green's new Vrum smart car in "Car Trouble" keeps thinking the overenthusiastic Cricket is a "fussy baby". Cricket takes offense, until the car hands him a cookie.
    Cricket: Oh... well in that case, I am a fussy baby. Ga-ga goo-goo.
    • When the car offers the option to name it, Bill starts thinking it over before Cricket impulsively names it Dr. Bubblebutt. To rub it in, the AI insists the name is permanently locked in.
  • Alice as the Swamp Witch in "Urban Legend", with Cricket as her "Imp".
    • She threatens bystanders with a spell for every day of the week from her pill dispenser.
    • When she asks Cricket to curse a man, Cricket throws a piece of paper that reads "Your curs'd." Bill rewrites it so that he's not cursed (and correcting his spelling besides) and adds "Have a burg on me."
    • Cricket drinks some "Devil's Brew" (stagnant water from a rain barrel) and does some histrionics before very clearly dragging himself behind the barrel and pushing forward a chicken wearing his loincloth. The people actually think he turned into a chicken.
      Tilly: Never drink barrel water.
      • At the end a neighbor asks if he can try the barrel water to which Tilly adamantly states "YOU DON'T. DRINK. BARREL WATER!"
    • She makes the bystanders think she can fly by putting her costume and a walkie talkie on a kite. Then the kite breaks away and lands on electrical wires.
      Alice: Dang it, those are my only spare glasses.
      • The bystanders cheer thinking Alice is destroyed until she reveals herself shouting "SWAMP WITCH CAN'T DIE!"
    • Tilly frying a dozen eggs at once. According to Bill, it's not the first time she's tried it.
  • Cricket's Good Angel, Bad Angel fighting inside his head in "Wishing Well", occasionally hitting his brain, causing him to twitch, go momentarily blind, and even get briefly smarter.
    • The end of the episode has the good Cricket flying off into the sky now that they're done. The bad one? Gets dragged into Hell.
  • The entire virtual fight in the farm simulator in "Level Up", made funnier by the hilariously terrible and glitchy video game graphics the game uses:
    • The avalanche of chickens.
    • Gramma Alice constantly ends up stuck rotating in circles, much to her ire.
      Alice: "Don't patronize me, boy! This world is broken!"
    • Tilly ends up putting in a secret tornado cheat code by mashing buttons while trying in vain to pet a sheep within the game, causing a real "Tilly Tornado" that sends everyone flying. The clincher is everyone wondering where Alice is afterward while she is sailing off into the distance ("DANGIIIIIIIT!") and inexplicably explodes into a mushroom cloud upon landing, prompting her to Rage Quit the game.
  • "Bad Influencer":
    • When Cricket mistakes "Ichaboi" for "itchy boy".
      Cricket: Itchy boy? Are you an itchy boy? Grandma's got lotion if you need any.
      Remy: You haven’t heard of Ichaboi? Have you been living under a rock?
      Cricket: (sidestepping in front of a rock with "home sweet home" painted on it) No.
    • Ichaboi is one heck of a Large Ham for everything he says.
    • GROUT
    • Gramma popping up in Tilly's video and saying "What's this for now?".
  • "Green Christmas", along with being a Christmas Episode, is also a Musical Episode. During the opening number, Nancy wonders how the others can just break into song.
    • Bill has Christmas trees on every room in the house, including the ''bathroom''. It's planted in the toilet.
    • Alice's verse is about the three ghosts that keep telling her to be more generous and how much she hates them.
    • The struggling man in Hudkins.
    • Cricket's sudden Freudian Slip about the Hudkins tree disaster during the final song. When Bill overhears, he tries to cover it, as if he doesn't want to get grounded on Christmas for what he did and start all over again.
    • Bill drinking loads of eggnog himself.
  • "Reckoning Ball":
    • The humiliating video of Chip.
    • Tilly tries to call the police and cheerfully hopes they sic dogs on Chip when he returns.
    • Take a good look at what it says on the forgiveness contract. "Hey, we know we did a bad so we wrote this to prove we are really, really sorry. We admit it. We goofed up! Hope it's all water under the bridge. Please don't sue us!"
    • Chip's exhaustion-induced hallucination of Cricket carrots attacking him. Apparently, he buried the kids' bikes during such.
    • After Chip falls and chips his tooth.
    Cricket: If he hadn't already chipped his tooth, that's where he would've done it.
  • "Clubbed":
    • Andromeda drinks from bags instead of cups. Why? She thinks the moon is a giant brain that controls the stock market.
    • The Running Gag of Bill spoiling Constellation Battles, much to Cricket's annoyance.
    • "Oh my gosh, Keightlynn, Kaity-Lynn, and Caitlin with a C!"
    • The bouncer's Easy Amnesia:
      Tilly: Your name is Valumus Grimmsberry. You're the head snake charmer at the Big City Zoo. Now go on, you don't wanna be late for work.
    • Tilly and Andromeda's Failure Montage as they try to knock Gloria unconscious.
  • "Impopstar":
    • Pretty much EVERY scene involving Amaryllis. Zillon's apparently well familiar with her and nonchalantly deduces she probably trapped Cricket inside her creepy abandoned mannequin warehouse.
    • Cricket and Zillon's surprised reactions when they finally see each other.
    • Zillon is probably as much as a Cloudcuckoolander as Cricket is. He claims Phoenix is his "grandfather", sings while giving Gramma the remote, and puts the trash in the fridge — or as he puts it, the "trash box". No wonder Tilly was not fooled by this.
    • Gramma trying to use the word Grsnarft in a Scrabble-sequel game.
  • "Desserted":
    • "How can you be out of money? You’re a bank!"
  • "Friend Con":
    • Bill instantly drawn to a stand with dirt.
    • Bill and Joe repeatedly saying "Good ol'" when they reunite, which irritates the kids.
    • After the kids overhear Chip and he and his Mooks round on them, Tilly decides to take them down; but first, she asks Cricket to close his eyes as she's going to "make a mess". He does so, but opens one eye to take a peek as she jumps in to attack. Cue the Smash Cut to them being beaten up.
    • When Chip is hit with Gramma's swag sack, he loses all his teeth except the titanium one, and boy is he embarrassed.
    Cricket: I'm not even gonna laugh. I have nightmares about that.
    • Gramma's entire subplot of collecting the free "swag".
  • "Flimflammed":
    • Tilly and Gramma trying to assemble a jigsaw puzzle, which the latter mistakes for a broken picture. Said puzzle depicts a starless night - i.e. it's completely black. Furthermore, it has no edge pieces, because outer space has no borders.
    • Bill seeing Gloria furiously chasing Cricket into the house, then reasoning that Cricket deserves it.
    • Gloria's Nightmare Face is this combined with Nightmare Fuel. Also counts as a "Heeeere's Johnny!" shout-out.
    • What did Cricket spend Gloria's rent money on? A wedding cake with himself as the bride and groom.
    • The guy who shows up with an overly large skull at the end, asking about the Skull Slimmers that no one else wanted.
  • "Gabriella's Fella":
    • Cricket hasn't gotten over his crush on Gabriella, to the point that if he's even ten feet before her, he is barely able to get a single sentence out.
    • Remy asks Cricket if Gabriella likes "dressage", which is competent horse dancing. She replies she likes things that aren't stupid, prompting Cricket to burst into giggles as she grins at him. This results in the following exchange.
      Remy: Dressage isn't stupid! How dare you!
      Cricket: Uh...how dare you?
      Gabriella: You're being...weird.
      Remy: YOU'RE BEING WEIRD!!
      Cricket: You're bein' weird.
      Gabriella: Uh...I'm...going to get more paint. (promptly leaves in a huff)
    • Vasquez's overly romantic spiel as Cricket tries to impress Gabriella. No wonder she's so miffed by this.
      • And not to mention his unrequited crush on Rashida.
    • "DOUSE ME HEAD IN PAINT!"
    • Though Gabriella asking Cricket to go out with her is totally heartwarming, what's comical about this is Cricket asking if they have to hold hands all the time, send each other presents like flowers, and especially, smooch a lot. She amusingly dismisses of those for now, instead starting out with just telling people that they're dating.
    • Tilly's entire subplot when she takes over the community center when Sue is out. Even her modifications to the gym add up to it.
  • "Cheap Show", ALL OF IT.
    • The whole episode is a complete reference to meta; for example, Bill refuses to let the kids go to the street fair because "production costs" are low.
    • Tilly's storyboard pitch. Japanese man included.
    • After the flashback to "Fill Bill":
      • Not to mention the Greens are still banned — Bill tried to enter once, only to get kicked out.
    • The family retreating into their imaginations.
    • Cricket mentions he'll miss his favorite TV show Little Country Blues and presents his t-shirt of the main character with his catchphrase, "Dingo-dango." It obviously helps that this is a Self-Parody of Big City Greens itself!
    • "The people at home expect entertainment!" People at home, as in, the people watching the show itself.
    • The largest example of this would be after the blackout, Tilly tells Bill that Cricket "broke the fourth wall" when the lights were out, confusing Bill. Tilly points toward the "fourth wall" (us) and everyone looks in that direction — then the camera cuts to the actual fourth wall with a hole in it.
  • "Present Tense":
    • The Kawaii photo booth. Nuff said.
      • Cricket also mispronounces Kawaii as "Koala" at one point.
    • The girl eating yogurt Gramma finds in the play tubes.
    • Tilly's Friend to All Living Things tenancies take a huge detail here; instead of whacking the pop-up moles in the whack-a-mole game, she praises them, believing they should be respected. When Bill shows her the right way to play the game, she's mortified.
    • Tilly and Bill's Death Glare at each other when singing happy birthday to Remy.
  • "Quiet Please":
    • The inner workings of Cricket's brain.
    • Cricket showing signs of ADHD, such as the inability to pay attention and read due to his overly stimulated brain, and having a hard time staying quiet.
    • Whenever the Greens use sign language to Tilly's suggestion.
    • Cricket's reactions to the other Greens' books. He rejects the murder mysteries because they're too long, Tilly's choice of drama because they put him to sleep, and the Lil' Abe collection because they cause him to think of other things.
      • At one point, Cricket has an inner argument with his brain.
    • Cricket stepping on a fallen BLEGO brick on the stairs, causing him to yell in agony.
      • When he stepped on the same brick a second time when heading upstairs, Tilly simply picks up the brick, puts it in her pocket, and calls Cricket out in sign language.
      Tilly (sign language): Was that so hard?!!
    • Gramma annoying the librarian with her hearing aide.
    • The librarian is this combined with Nightmare Fuel. She has really good hearing and ejects anyone who makes even the slightest of noise, especially a barely audible whisper. Especially when Bill pulls a Heroic Sacrifice to save Cricket, he ends up banned from every library worldwide, and on his first visit nonetheless.
    Bill: I didn't know they had that authority.
  • "Chipocalypse Now:"
    • The face Chip puts when Nancy pins a bunch of statues over him.
    • When Chip pulls a Wounded Gazelle Gambit on Nancy, Officer Keys arrests Nancy, what is funny is how he pins her.
      • And then how he changes the tone of his voice when arrests her:
      Officer Keys: (Serious Voice) Nancy Green, you're under arrest. (Cheerful Voice) Again!
    • Remy acting like a lost children to distract Chip's bouncer squad and they falling for it, despite being an obvious trap.
    • Gloria coming to live with the Greens and not wanting to talk about it.
  • "'Rent Control"
    • "Ba-na-na-na-na-na-na! Ba-na-na-na-na-na-na!"
    • When Tilly sees Gloria's phone recieve an incoming call from her parents and goes to answer, Gloria panics, as does her parrot.
    Gloria: Wait, don't!
    Parrot: Wait, don't!
    • "Gloria's our mommy!"
  • "Date Night":
    • Gramma's reaction when she hears Cricket has a girlfriend.
      Gramma: (a la Sanford and Son) I'm comin' for you, Ernest! I'M COMIN' FOR YA!!
    • After picking up Gabriella for their movie date, Bill keeps interrupting their conversation by playing a sappy love ballad over the radio and drowning it out. When it gets to the yodel, they scowl and Cricket slowly turns in the direction of Bill, giving their clear expression of What.
      • Bonus points: The song was sung by Cricket's voice actor doing his best Johnny Cash impersonation.
    • The waiter trying to suppress his anger while listening to Bill botching the pronunciation of every Italian word in the menu.
    • The Running Gag of Cricket and Gabriella repeatedly reminding Bill that "this is NOT a date!"
    • Cricket and Gabriella's pranks on the rich folk, but one of them takes the cake:
      Italian man: Somebody toucha my spaghet!
    • The last line, which doubles as Heartwarming in Hindsight.
      Bill: I'll be tellin' all about this at your wedding!
      Cricket: Whut?
  • "Bleeped":
    • Apparently, "blort" is a cuss word in this universe.
    • Bill stops Cricket from his Cluster Bleep-Bomb by shoving a basketball in his mouth.
    • The "We Blortin'" song by Lil' Cuss.
    • The spooky interlude.
    • The Running Gag of Tilly trying to perfect her Incredibly Long Note so it can be loved by living things. One attempt results in the doors of a squash court busting to bits, while her ending result rounds up a herd of zoo animals.
  • "Sellouts":
    Tilly: Psst. Do you know why we're sittin' here?
    Cricket: I dunno, but I think Dad's having a meltdown.
    Bill: DAD IS NOT HAVIN' A MELTDOWN!
    Cricket: ...'Kay.
    • All of the Greens' methods of bringing in customers are HILARIOUS.
      • Cricket stages a literal Publicity Stunt where he zooms down a ramp in a rollerskate coated in honey and jumps into a bathtub, releasing bath bubbles from his buttocks. It backfires when one of the chickens Gloria let out pecks at the lower post, breaking the ramp and causing Cricket to fail, culminating in the bath bombs exploding.
      • Tilly suggests making a "personal connection" with her customers. She proceeds to hypnotize a customer, Angela, by gazing into her eyes and subconsciously telling her to buy the vegetables. She succeeds, and the lady falls under... but then they get so close that they literally "connect" by having their eyeballs touch, and she flees the scene in disgust.
      • Gramma suggests fear is what best motivates a sale, so she repeatedly screams at customers trying to implant fear into them so that they're so scared of the other stands that they'll have to come to the stand. One joke takes the cake:
      Gramma: If you don't eat enough veggies, your body will shrivel up! Like a grape in the sun! I'M ONLY 25.
  • "Ding Dongers":
    • The transition to Tilly's part of the episode:
    Tilly: Where's Tilly going?
    • Tilly's part in general. Getting worried about Phoenix's toot getting them banned and constantly apologizing despite Phoenix's oblivious smile.
    • Gloria's reaction to Ding Donger's complete weirdness.
    Gloria: Well, it was going to happen one day. Your old pal Goria is finally too old for the internet. This is yours now. I'm free!
  • "Animation Abomination": The completely absurd and exaggerated depiction of the animation process for an animated TV show in general, with special mention going to the show being sent to an animation studio in South Korea via a giant catapult that flings the show and storyboards, tied to a giant boulder, directly to South Korea, and then the finished animation being sent back from there the same exact way.
  • "Gloria's Cafe" has Officer Keys go undercover to see what's behind the "ghost cafe" and eventually Gloria and the Greens are caught red handed. But they don't notice it's him until he takes off his wig and scarf!.. and his fake mustache... and put his police hat back on.

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