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Recap / Big City Greens S 1 E 25

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When the Greens attend a Valentine's Day dance, Cricket develops a crush on a girl who wants to dance with him; Cricket joins Keys on patrol to catch a litterbug gone loose in Big City.

Valentine's Dance:

  • An Aesop: Love can't take something away, it's an experience that gives you something special.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Cricket gets called off by Gabriella and never gets to dance with her, but he does get to dance with Gloria whose date never showed up.
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  • Bottle Episode: The episode takes place mostly inside the community center, with the exception of the opening scene.
  • Crush Filter: Gabriella gets one when Cricket spots her.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Cricket ends up losing his dance with Gabriella due to his attitude toward her and that she didn't really love him in the first place and never accepted her request.
  • Imagine Spot: Cricket repeatedly imagines himself having a romantic relationship with Gabriella when attempting to get his mind off her.
  • Luminescent Blush: Cricket gets one when he first sees Gabriella.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Cricket finally agrees to accept Gabriella's love and dance with her, but she refuses, revealing she doesn't really love him and because he acted weird around her, she asked Remy instead.
  • Valentine's Day Episode: As told by the title.
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  • What Is This Feeling?: Cricket when he notices Gabriella and experiences love.
  • Wingding Eyes: Cricket’s eyes turn into dust clouds when Gabriella encounters him at the pool.

Green Streets:

  • Banana Peel: The plot begins when Cricket slips on one and vows to find whoever threw it on the sidewalk.
  • Eye Scream: When interrogating Benny, Cricket repeatedly squirts lemon juice in his eyes to get him to talk.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Cricket manages to teach Keys how to be tough, but it all goes downhill when he finds out he was the litterbug and Keys turns against him.
  • Hired to Hunt Yourself: Unbeknown to Cricket, the litterbug he was trying to bring to justice was himself. He had been carelessly tossing garbage all over the place, which he only discovers when he views the surveillance footage.
  • Oh, Crap!: Cricket's reaction to realizing that he was the litterbug.
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