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Recap / Coconut Freds Fruit Salad Island S 2 E 2 Monkey Business Sir Nut A Lot

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Original airdate: May 13, 2006

"Monkey Business": While he and the other fruits are helping Mr. Greenrind to build an eco-porch, Coconut Fred discovers a rare rainbow-bottomed monkey, names it Happy, and teaches it how to be civilized when it upsets Mr. Greenrind.

"Monkey Business" contains the following tropes:

  • Color-Coded Emotions: Happy's butt changes color depending on his mood. For example, it turns blue when he is sad and red when he is angry.
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  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: A rainbow-bottomed monkey, that is.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: Happy is referred to as a rainbow-bottomed monkey, referring to his color-changing butt.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: The fruits give Happy a shirt and pants to wear.
  • Mood Ring Eyes: A mood ring butt, actually. Happy's butt changes color depending on how he feels.
  • Talking Animal: Coconut Fred imagines Happy into being able to speak near the end of the episode.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Mr. Greenrind gets confused by Slip and Slide about Happy's name since they don't say it coherently, and asks why anyone would name an animal "Pink Banana Butts".

"Sir Nut-a-Lot": Coconut Fred turns Fruit Salad Island into a video game where he and his friends must stop Butchy from marrying Cindermelon (actually Mr. Greenrind in a princess outfit).


"Sir Nut-a-Lot" contains the following tropes:

  • Alliterative Name: According to his card, the ogre is named Mr. Ogre Ong, which repeats the letter "O".
  • Art Shift: The art style changes to resemble an 8-bit game when the fruits enter the Donkey Kong-esque bonus level at the end of the episode.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The items Coconut Fred obtains throughout his quest end up becoming useful at Butchy's castle, despite not looking like they could be of major value - he opens the drawbridge to the castle using the garage door opener, uses the fake fruit bowl to distract Butchy's demon minion, and calls on the ogre who gave him his card to deal with Butchy himself.
  • Exact Words: Just as the Island turns into a video game, Butchy drops a child fruit into a pool, which turns into a lava pit filled with crocodiles, and asks the fruit to "Say 'uncle', you dork!" The fruit's response? "Uncle, you dork!"
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  • Konami Code: Coconut Fred uses the code near the end of the episode to summon a pipe to escape from a hydra monster and go directly to Butchy's castle.
  • Market-Based Title: Known as "Sir Cocolot" in Latin America.
  • Pac Man Fever: The video game Coconut Fred plays at the beginning of the episode plays 8-bit music. This episode was released around the time the GameCube was still a thing, long after 8-bit gaming was originally around.
  • Parental Bonus: The whole thing with Coconut Fred and Butchy being dressed as Final Fantasy VII characters seems to be a reference aimed at older viewers who are more likely to be familiar with the game.
  • Parody Episode: Mostly parodies Final Fantasy VII, with Coconut Fred as Cloud Strife and Butchy as Sephiroth.
  • Save the Princess: The gang's goal is to save Mr. Greenrind a.k.a. Princess Cindermelon from getting married to Butchy.
  • Shout-Out: The entire episode is one big video game reference. Aside from all the Final Fantasy VII shout-outs, Slip and Slide wear clothes resembling those of the Super Mario Bros., Bingo becomes Navi from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and the end of the episode parodies the original Donkey Kong.
  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Coconut Fred reaches Butchy's castle right after the priest at the wedding says this, and just in time to object to the wedding and show Butchy what for.
  • Sudden Anatomy: Coconut Fred spawns a nose when he is asked during a game of Simon Says to touch his nose with his tongue.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Coconut Fred speaks in this style throughout the episode as the Cloud-like hero.


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