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Finn struggles with his morality after Princess Bubblegum tells him to kidnap the Ice King for no apparent reason.

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  • As You Know:
    Finn: Our secret mission to capture the Ice King is underway! ...Though I probably shouldn't stay stuff like that out loud.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Finn pretending to die so the Ice King will wail in anguish.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    Princess Bubblegum: Please... I beseech your aid, in the name of common decency!
    Ice King: Sooo, lemme get this straight... You're hitting on me.
    Princess Bubblegum: (angrily) NOOO!
  • Faking the Dead: Finn does this to Ice King to make him feel remorse. It works.
  • Flipping the Table: Done by Princess Bubblegum, both in the title card and the cartoon proper.
  • Foreshadowing: The Ice Crown crying is played for laughs, but it's the first sign that the crown is sentient.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The page in Bubblegum's book that depicts Ice King's screams as the cure has 5318008 on the other page ("boobies" spelled with numbers backwards).
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  • Gratuitous German: Bubblegum's first line in the episode is "ich bin hier," German for "I'm here," and she shouts in German at the end while trying to flip the cot before fainting on top of it when her people are saved.
    Princess Bubblegum: Ich bin so glücklich, ich könnte, ich könnte... (faints)note 
  • Not Me This Time: The Ice King insists he's "committed no recent crime". Turns out he is the cause of the plague affecting the Candy People, only accidentally.
  • Poor Communication Kills: If only the princess had explained sooner why she wanted the Ice King.
  • Running Gag: Princess Bubblegum flipping tables out of anger. Subverted at the end, where it looks like she's about to flip a cot, but instead she collapses on it.
  • Title Drop: Bubblegum does this when Finn and Jake decide to free the Ice King.
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