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Recap / Big City Greens S 2 E 19

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During Remy's birthday party at Snuggly Pete's, Cricket scrambles to get the ultimate gift but simultaneously keeps ditching Remy and missing out on the fun he had planned with him; After almost getting in a dirt bike accident, Cricket becomes dystychiphobic and resorts to sheltering himself indoors.

Present Tense:

  • An Aesop: It's not what you get for your friend that matters. What's more fun than that is spending time with each other.
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  • All for Nothing: Cricket manages to win the T. rex, but Remy doesn't care about it anymore because a) Cricket kept ditching him to win more tickets, and b) he only caused more trouble when bringing it to him.
  • Birthday Episode: For Remy.
  • Break the Cutie: Remy is almost reduced to tears when Cricket keeps ditching him.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Sprig from Amphibia is seen as a stuffed doll. However, in one episode of Amphibia, Cricket was also seen as a stuffed doll. It's enough to make your head explode.
  • Disaster Dominoes: Cricket runs in to deliver the prize stuffed dinosaur he won, but then he slips in vomit and the toy falls on Remy's cake. What's more, the lit candles fly up to the ceiling and activate the sprinklers, soaking everyone.
  • Feud Episode: Tilly and Bill's plot becomes this.
  • Four Is Death: Remy's cake is brought out in party room #14. No guesses to what happens after Cricket comes.
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  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: A claw machine at Snuggly Pete's contains stuffed animals of characters from other Disney Television Animation shows, such as Rufus, Agent P, Bill Cipher, Wander, Star Butterfly, Sprig Plantar, and King.
  • Happy Birthday to You!: Sung at Remy's birthday.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In trying to win Remy a prize, Cricket keeps neglecting him, who only wants to spend time with his best friend. When Cricket finally wins it, he accidentally causes an accident trying to bring it to him, which further ruins Remy's party.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Alice hears a mother worried that her son hasn't come out of the jungle gym; upon hearing this, she has flashbacks to her army days and goes inside to rescue the child, declaring "no man left behind!"
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After Cricket accidentally starts a fire in the party room and the sprinklers frighten Remy's guests away, they are not seen again for the rest of the episode.
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  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Tilly falls in love with the moles in the Whack-a-Mole game, and is horrified to learn that you have to whack them to play the game. To Bill, moles are a farmer's worst enemy, and takes sadistic glee in hitting them; this leads to an argument with Tilly.
  • Win Him a Prize: Cricket tries to win Remy a stuffed T. rex that is worth one thousand tickets.

Hurt Bike:

  • Absentee Actor: Gramma is absent.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Cricket has somehow forgotten not to be impulsive since "Cheap Snake", as after his accident, he begins to freak out when he finds himself thinking before doing.
  • An Aesop: Don't devote your life to living in fear or you'll miss out on everything.
  • Face Your Fears: What Cricket had to do near the end.
  • Four Is Death: Cricket's dirt bike is numbered 94. Guess what happens!
  • I Think You Broke Him: Nancy tells Bill that they broke Cricket.
  • Made of Explodium: The dirt bike explodes after Cricket makes the jump.
  • My Life Flashed Before My Eyes: When Cricket is about to crash, this happens.
  • Near-Death Experience: Cricket crashes the dirt bike into a wall trying to jump a ramp, and the bike then gets run over by a truck. Realizing he nearly died, Cricket becomes terrified of getting in accidents.
  • One Episode Fear: Cricket's fear of getting in accidents which lasts this episode only.
  • Safety Worst: Cricket gets so freaked out about getting hurt he covers himself and the whole house in bubble wrap.
  • Series Continuity Error: After almost having his accident, Cricket freaks out when he begins to think before doing things; however, he learned that lesson back in "Cheap Snake" and was totally cool with it.
  • Shout-Out: After clearing the ramp at the end, Cricket slides his bike like Tetsuo in AKIRA.
  • Status Quo Is God: In the end Cricket gets over his fear, but Nancy decides he's better off without a dirt bike.

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