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Recap / Big City Greens S 1 E 3

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The Greens go to an indoor swimming pool where Cricket becomes scared over the high dive; Tilly thinks Melissa the goat has the spirit of a dog and enters her in a dog show.

Swimming Fool:

  • An Aesop: Face your fears. When something seems scary at first, it's important to conquer it.
  • Bottle Episode: Most of the episode takes place at the pool the Green family visits.
  • Daydream Surprise: When Cricket jumps off the high dive, he splashed into the pool so hard that his body parts detach in the water...then it’s revealed to be just a daydream he had.
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  • Face Your Fears: What Cricket learns.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: While the crowd is distracted by Cricket jumping off the rafters, Bill runs to the locker room while hiding his crotch and butt with his hands.
  • High-Dive Hijinks: Cricket attempting to go off the high dive, but getting too scared to dive once he gets up there.
  • Slippery Swimsuit: Bill's swim trucks get sucked up in the jets of a jacuzzi, leaving him naked. He spends most of the episode avoiding to get out of the jacuzzi.

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Tilly’s Goat:

  • All Animals Are Dogs: Tilly thinks Melissa the goat wants to be a dog, although Melissa shows no signs of Delusions of Doghood.
  • A Day in the Limelight: For Tilly and Melissa.
  • Reality Ensues: Despite heroically saving the dog show judge's dog from being crushed, Melissa doesn't win the dog show (because she's a goat, and had been doing terribly for the entire contest). The judge adds that, with all the damage Cricket caused trying to sabotage the competition, the kids are lucky she's not calling the police.
  • The Reveal: Remy reveals he’s allergic to dogs.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Remy keeps trying to pet dogs, even though it's obvious that he's dreadfully allergic to them.
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