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Recap / Adventure Time S 6 E 5 Sad Face

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While Jake is asleep, his tail goes to work as a clown in a traveling bug circus.


  • A Day in the Limelight: For, of all things, Jake's tail!
  • Circus Episode: The episode focuses on Jake's tail, which turns out to be living a double-life as a clown in a circus for bugs.
  • Doing It for the Art: In-universe example. Blue Nose would rather do artistic performances, but the audience hates them. The ringmaster forces him to do funny gags to bring in the money.
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  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When the ringmaster catches Blue Nose freeing the chipmunk he thinks Blue Nose is stealing it to start his own circus.
  • Heroic Mime: Being Jake's tail, Blue Nose can't talk. Despite this, he communicates well through body language.
  • I Lied: The ringleader promised to release the chipmunk if Blue Nose could bring in a better act to make more money. Blue Nose switches to a comedy routine that does just that, but the Ringleader plans to keep both his act and chipmunk since they bring in a lot of money.
  • Organ Autonomy: Jake's tale apparently has a mind of its own while he sleeps.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Blue Nose has a painted frown to signify his unhappiness with the circus. The only time he smiles is when his plan works and it's time for Jake to wake up.
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  • Something Completely Different: An episode featuring no previously established characters at all, apart from Jake's tail, which has an independent personality, and a brief scene with BMO and NEPTR at the start.

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