Tilly finds an old ventriloquist dummy to use for Big Coffees Open Mic Night, but it constantly creeps Cricket out; the Green family plays the People Watching game where they make up stories based on the various citizens they find, but Bill has trouble making one of his own.
- An Aesop: Its important to tell someone that youre afraid of something, otherwise it could get worse.
- Demonic Dummy: Hiya Henry, the dummy that Tilly finds, gets on Crickets nerves throughout the episode.
- Glowing Eyes: Henry appears to have these when sleeping with a panicking Cricket.
- Nightmare Sequence: Cricket has one where Hiya Henry has control over himself and the family, turning them into dummies.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Cricket goes, What...the...heck?! when he sees Henry for the first time.
- Reflective Eyes:
- Cricket when he first sees Henry.
- Henry in Crickets nightmare just before he turns into a dummy himself.
- Shout-Out: Hiya Henry is a parody of Howdy Doody.
- Sudden Eye Color: Cricket and the others suddenly gain eye colors when they turn into dummies in Crickets nightmare.
- Art Shift: Each of the Greens stories has a distinct art style. Nancys is the regular animation style with a brighter color scheme, Bills is various crayon drawings, Crickets is based on a comic book, Grammas is old fashioned, and Tillys is in the style of 1930s cartoons.
- Fantasy Twist: Bill's stories are of the characters doing mundane, every day stuff, instead of the exciting, fantasy scenarios the others come up with.
- Framing Device: The episode is framed by the Greens telling stories about the citizens they see.
- I Have No Son!: Gramma threatens to disown Bill if he doesn't come up with a good story.