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Recap / Big City Greens S 1 E 15

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Cricket has caught a fever and his family tries to do the things he was supposed to; To get back at the Greens, Chip Whistler opens a stand at Farmer's Market.

Cricket's Shoes:

  • The Bet: Cricket was dared by some kids to run through the dog park while wearing meat. Bill at first thinks the kids put him up to it, but it turns out Cricket made the dare himself without prompting.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Cricket's duties are working at the coffee shop, taking Remy to the trampoline park, and... running through the dog park while wearing meat.
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  • Chekhov's Gunman: Early on, Cricket defends the family's dog's position as a protector. The dog ends up protecting them from other dogs.
  • In Another Man's Shoes: By doing his daily duties, the other Greens learn what Cricket has to go through each day.
  • Sick Episode: Cricket is sick and has to stay in bed, so he passes his duties to his family.
  • A Taste of Defeat: Gloria had won Employee of the Month twice in a row and ends up losing to Tilly. Tilly later does something to disqualify herself out of pity.


Feud Fight:

  • Actor Allusion: Griffin McElroy voices the Pepper Merchant, and his voice is heavily based on Garfield the Deals Warlock.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: The Pepper Merchant that sells ghost peppers to Gramma has a green topknot and long red beard that makes his head look like a jalapeño pepper.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: Tilly wears a bedsheet to make it seem Chip's stand is haunted. Chip sees through her Paper-Thin Disguise but his customers don't even after he points out it doesn't even have eye holes.
  • Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce: The ghost peppers Gramma buys for her chili. They are hot enough to melt Chip's supposedly indestructible tooth filling.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Chip thinks Cricket's proposed truce was done with the purpose of making him look bad.
  • Evil Is Petty: Chip keeps throwing tomatoes at Cricket even when the latter disarms himself to propose a truce. Later on, he tries to get even with the Greens by taking a bite of each tomato at their stand so they can't sell them.
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  • Food Fight: The episode climaxes in a huge one that completely wrecks the farmers market.
  • In Medias Res: The episode starts with Cricket standing on a tomato pile and then we are shown how it happened.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Chip's petty revenge on Chip costs him his customers and his employees and his plan to sabotage the Greens' stand by taking a bite of every food there backfires horribly when he eats Gramma's peppers and they melt his tooth filling.
  • Never My Fault: Chip still blames the Greens for chipping his tooth with their fake fruit, when really, it was his own fault for chipping it in the first place because he disobeyed Cricket's warning.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Chip is more focused on hurting Cricket than on keeping a good image.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Chip. It makes his employees and his potential customers so disgusted they turn on him.

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