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Recap / Big City Greens S 1 E 11

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Out of desperation to have a friend, Tilly lies to a conspiracy theorist about the gargoyles at a nearby building; Cricket tries to get a big profit by selling fake food to a supermarket.

Gargoyle Gals:

  • An Aesop: Don’t just fake something because you want to make friends; it’ll only make you feel guilty.
  • Alliterative Title: Gargoyle Gals.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Andromeda asks Tilly how the latter dares to spy on her while she's spying on other kids.
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  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Tilly's reason to lie to Andromeda.

Supermarket Scandal:

  • Alliterative Title: Supermarket Scandal.
  • Big "NO!": Cricket screams one at the end of, and in response to, his Imagine Spot of the customers eating the fake food.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In order to make a sale, Cricket disguises some random objects as farm produce and doesn't worry about the consequences until Bill asks if he knows how the people who eat the fake food will react.
  • Foreshadowing: How the money Cricket gets from tricking Chip will be spent is foreshadowed twice.
    • First, when Chip tries to buy the food he needs from Bill, he makes a mention about reselling it for double the price. Cricket gets one half of the money from selling real food and the other half from selling fake food and has to spend it all to buy back the fake one.
    • Later, when Chip pays for both the real food and the fake one, he tells Cricket not to spend everything in one place unless the place is Wholesome Foods. Cricket has to spend it all at Wholesome Foods to buy back the fake one.
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  • Irony: The distraction provided by Tilly accidentally led Bill to find customers but Cricket had already sold everything real and fake by the time Bill took the customers to his stand.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Cricket buys back the fake food to keep people from finding out it's not real and it costs all the money he got from selling it and the real food.
  • Meaningful Name: Upon taking a bite of a fake apple, Chip Whistler gets a chipped tooth and starts making whistle noises whenever he talks.
  • Never My Fault: Chip blames the Greens for what happened when he tried to eat a fake apple but it was his own fault for ignoring Cricket's warning about it being fake.
  • Or My Name Isn't...: Chip ends his declaraion of revenge with "or my name isn't Chip Whistler".
  • Produce Pelting: Cricket's Imagine Spot features his family receiving this treatment for the fake food trick.
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  • Take Our Word for It: We never actually see how much it cost to buy all the fake food.
  • Tempting Fate: When the Greens go to Wholesome Foods to buy back the fake food, Cricket says they can't draw attention to themselves. Chip then notices the Greens and announces them to the customers as the people who supplied all the food being sold at the place.
  • Torches and Pitchforks: Cricket's Imagine Spot features angry customers using these against his family.

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