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Recap / Big City Greens S 1 E 4

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Cricket is left in Tilly’s care when Bill and Gramma go to the hospital; Cricket discovers Bill used to be a gymnast but he never realized his dream.

Cricketsitter:

  • Accidental Public Confession: While Cricket is waiting in the X-ray room, Tilly accidentally leans on the microphone:
    Doctor [as Tilly accidentally leans on the microphone button]: He must have taken a pretty hard hit. What happened?
    Cricket: Huh?
    Tilly: Well, I guess I can tell you, but this is one of those doctor-patient confidentiality things. So, I was supposed to look after Cricket, but he kept doing a lot of crazy stuff, so I had to scare him a little bit, but instead he got hurt, and it's all my fault, and I'm so overwhelmed that I might fall asleep. [Tilly falls asleep on the button]
    Doctor: What? Wake up!
    Tilly [wakes up]: Oh, wow, it makes me feel so much better to get that off my chest.
    Cricket: What?!
    Tilly: Cricket, no no no no! You weren't supposed to hear that!
    Cricket: I thought you were looking after me, but you were only looking after yourself!
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  • Babysitting Episode: Tilly has to babysit Cricket while Bill and Gramma are out.
  • Bavarian Fire Drill: After Tilly's Scare 'em Straight gets Cricket hurt, she disguises him in a soldier's uniform and rushes him to the Big City medical center:
    Desk Nurse: There's a 45-minute wait.
    Tilly: This brave soldier will be dead in 45 minutes! His wounds need attention now!
    Desk Nurse: What happened?
    Tilly: He's real hurt, see? [Tilly touches Cricket's right arm]
    Cricket: Owwww!
    Tilly: We're losing him!
    Desk Nurse: Oh my, right this way, please.
  • Companion Cube: Saxon, Tilly's burlap sack friend, makes his debut in this episode.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: When Cricket enters the X-ray machine, you can briefly see a metal plate on the back of his skull.
  • Literal-Minded: Cricket's bucket list is a list of fun things to do with a bucket. He finds Tilly's notion of a list of things to do before you die morbid.
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  • Scare 'em Straight: Tilly attempts this with Cricket (who is attempting numerous reckless deeds involving buckets and was not listening to anyone). It backfires when Cricket gets his shoulder dislocated.

Backflip Bill:

  • An Aesop: Never give up if you wanna achieve your dreams.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Bill may have won sixth place, but the good news he finally got to show off his acrobatic skills for the first time in years, and Cricket couldn't be prouder.
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