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Recap / Big City Greens S 1 E 2

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Cricket is tasked to do the Green Family Rite of Passage where he must wrestle an animal before sundown to become a true Green, but there aren’t as many wild animals in Big City; while setting up the family food truck, Cricket finds a blue potato and believes the whole family has become unlucky because of it.

Cricket Versus:

  • An Aesop:
    • Never give up.
    • Your foe might have been with you all along.
  • Loophole Abuse: The rules of the Green rite of passage are to pin down "the toughest critter around." After failing to find an animal tough enough to fight in the city, Cricket decides to fight Gramma, since she's the toughest around. Gramma allows it.
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  • Match Cut: After Cricket successfully pins Gramma down on three completing the rite of passage, the view dissolves from a shot of him standing heroically atop her to the same image sewn on the family quilt.
  • Race Against the Clock: Cricket has until the sun sets to pin an animal down and complete the rite of passage, or he won’t be a Green anymore.
  • Rite of Passage: The Green Family has one — find an animal, wrestle it, and pin it down for three seconds before sunset.


Blue Tater:

  • An Aesop: Don’t believe everything you hear, some stories might not be true.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Cricket has to decide whether to put the potato in the sour cream and end the bad luck, or destroy it and the bad luck would go on presumably forever. He chose the latter, which ends up giving them good luck instead.
  • Noodle Implements: To perform the ritual to counter the effects of the blue potato, Gramma needs snake venom, dirt from a freshly dug grave, and sour cream. She already has the first two in her purse, but Tilly keeps eating the sour cream.
  • Only Sane Man: Tilly is the only one who doesn’t believe in the blue potato's bad luck story.
  • Superstition Episode: The episode revolves around Cricket and the Greens suffering bad luck because of the potato.
  • Two-Headed Coin: Tilly's "lucky penny" is actually two pennies glued tails side to tails side so that it always lands on heads.

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