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Recap / Amphibia S 1 E 12 Girl Time

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VERY girly Girl Time!
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Anne decides to give Polly some long-overdue girl time, whether Polly wants it or not.

This episode has examples of:

  • An Aesop: There is no "right way" to be a girl or a boy. What's important is being comfortable with being you.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Anne decides to take out Polly to a girls' night out, and isn't going to take a no for an answer.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs:
    Polly: You and Sprig are always getting mobbed or eaten or eaten by mobs!
  • Femininity Failure: Polly doesn't really want to be girly in the first place, so she struggles with everything Anne puts her through, from wearing dresses to enjoying the spa.
  • Girls' Night Out Episode: Anne tries to have some long overdue time with Polly.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Anne is enjoying the scones at the tea room, until she's told that they are made with dung beetles.
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  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: At the end, it's revealed that Sprig and Hop Pop enjoy a good spa day.
  • The Lad-ette: Polly, due to being raised in an all-male household. Anne tries to "fix" her by taking her out to do girly stuff, but in the end, it's Polly's masculine attributes (namely, her spitting skills) that save the day.
  • Ms. Red Ink: Anne quickly runs up an enormous debt with Hop Pop's IOUs. It comes back to bite the whole family when the business owners realize Hop Pop isn't good for it.
    Sprig: [with manacles] These chains represent our burden on society!
    Hop Pop: Dang it, Anne, how much did you spend?!
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: If Anne had bothered to check if Hop Pop had any money in his wallet, her spa day with Polly wouldn't have wracked up such a debt with the townsfolk.
  • Raised by Dudes: Anne assumes that Polly's lack of femininity comes from the fact that she was raised by two men, her grandfather and her older brother.
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  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Oh, yes indeed! Anne looks terrific in a medieval dress, clean hair, and a complete pair of shoes, to boot!
  • Super Spit: Polly, despite being a tiny tadpole, is able to spit tens of meters.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: In the last episode, the villagers were treating Anne like a cross between the Elephant Man and Bigfoot. In this episode, it seems like they've all gotten used to her.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: A variation. In the case of Polly, it's more like "We need our Tomboy back".
  • Work Off the Debt: If not for Polly's spiting prowess, Anne and the Plantars would've had to harvest eggs from giant vicious spiders to pay off their debts in a debtors' prison.

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