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Due to the show's strong themes of family, there are plenty of heartwarming moments scattered all throughout the series.

  • The first episode of the series "Space Chicken" has Cricket immediately calling over Remy to help him and Tilly launch a chicken into space, leading to their friendship. Knowing how much of a Lonely Rich Kid Remy was prior to the series, it tugs at the heartstrings seeing him so surprised and elated that he's finally made some friends.
  • In "Steak Night", after Cricket loses the steaks, Tilly manages to manages to cheer him up.
    Tilly: But the Cricket that I know never gives up when it comes to family.
    • And she's right. During the fight with the robot who mistakes the steaks for a bomb, Cricket was willing to put his life on the line just so his family's Steak Night won't be ruined. It mixes with a tear jerking moment when Cricket wrestles with the robot on the tracks, not caring that a train is on the way. Then we get this beautiful moment of dialogue:
    Cricket: You said it yourself! Steaks are the heart of Steak Night!
    Bill: No, that's wrong! Steak Night isn't about the steaks! It's about family! We can afford to buy more steaks, we can't afford to buy another Cricket!
  • "Coffee Quest" brings true development between Cricket and Gloria in complete contrast to how they started in the beginning of the show. While the episode starts off with them at their usual disagreements, they start to bond once both agree that Chip Whistler (who might show some attraction to Gloria) is a creep. In their task to bring the cafe the last coffee bag in Big City, the two begin to trust each other.
    • While hiding from Chip and his workers, Gloria allows Cricket into her apartment, where he begins to see a side of Gloria he had never seen. When learning that her small apartment is due to her barista's salary, Cricket shows some empathy given how long it's taken to fulfill his debt.
    • The episode itself reveals that Cricket and Gloria aren't that different from each other: Gloria isn't from Big City, actually having moved from the suburbs known as Benford Park. When Cricket asks why she's so hard with him, Gloria confesses that she herself is working hard to try and fit in Big City, while Cricket and his family seem to already fit in without even trying. Moment of Tear Jerker when, through Gloria's talking parrot, reveals how much she misses home.
      • What makes the moment sweet is how supportive and caring Cricket is to Gloria during this. The smile she makes when he admits to assuming she was from Big City is everything.
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    • The episode almost ends with Cricket walking out of the cafe, both he and Gloria feeling rather dejected upon the fact he's cleared his debt and won't have to work together anymore. It results in Gloria wrecking the cafe and Cricket blaming himself for the mess do they resume working as a team.
  • In "Phoenix Rises", there's the flashbacks of Cricket and Phoenix bonding, emphasizing how much the dog means to him.
    • Phoenix reuniting with the Green family after they thought they lost her for good.

      • The icing on the cake for this episode is the introduction of Nancy Green, whom the kids are overjoyed to see on account of being in jail for the duration of Season 1. The way Bill playfully teases about how she finally got out of jail shows they do get along well.

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