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Recap / Big City Greens S 1 E 8

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Cricket Green and his family move from the country to Big City to live with Gramma; when Cricket and Bill accidentally disturb a nest of raccoons in the garage, they invade the house.

Welcome Home:

  • Buses Are for Freaks: The Greens ride a bus to gramma's house and finds that everyone there is some sort of weirdo.
  • But I Read a Book About It: Cricket claims to be an expert on the Big City, even though he's never been there, because he read a book about it once.
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  • Origins Episode: This episode details the Greens' move to Gramma's house, and subsequently their first day at Big City.
  • Sewer Gator: Cricket suggests the family use the sewers as a shortcut. He opens a manhole, only to come face to face with an alligator.
  • Swallowed a Fly: Cricket when he sticks out his head out the car window while singing. He comments upon it, then has a whole swarm hit him in the face.
  • The Worm That Walks: Cricket tries to befriend someone at the bus, but he turns out to be a horde of rats hidden inside a hoodie.



  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: On top of all the raccoons uniting together, they can throw rocks, slam doors, and even operate a reclining chair.
  • Becoming the Mask: Tilly pretends to be a raccoon to infiltrate the pack, but soon finds herself enjoying it too much.
  • Jump Scare: A raccoon does one in the final shot.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: While Bill wants to set up traps and wait for the raccoons to fall in, Cricket has no patience for that and just wants to attack the raccoons head on.
  • Two Rights Make a Wrong: Bill and Cricket's plans constantly sabotage each other, usually Cricket scaring the raccoons away from the traps but Bill stopping him before he can actually catch any.

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