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Recap / Corner Gas S 6 E 15 R 2 Bee Too

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A-Plot: Hank buys a remote-controlled robot online. Jealous, Davis spends a lot of money on a replica R2-D2, which turns out to be a plastic garbage can with silver tape.

B-Plot: Tired of Brent only ordering the same foods, and despite Emma’s warning, Lacey makes him try new dishes. However, Brent's expanded culinary tastes turns him into a snobby food critic.

C-Plot: Wanda and Oscar combat a beehive at Corner Gas.

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Tropes referenced:

  • Bee Afraid: Oscar and Wanda's plot.
  • Break the Haughty: Lacey initially brags about Brent liking new food, but then he turns against everything. Lacey has to humbly approach Emma for help, who had warned Lacey she was playing a dangerous game. Emma forces Lacey to admit she was wrong before she's willing to help.
  • Caustic Critic: When Lacey encourages Brent to try new foods instead of just eating chili cheese dogs, he quickly evolves into one of these, unable to enjoy any food (not even Emma's cooking) until eating a chili cheese dog returns him to normal.
  • Exact Words:
    Emma: I'm not gonna say "I told you so." Karen?
    Karen: She told you so.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language:
    Brent: I'm in the mood for an "amuse-gueule". What do you recommend?
    Lacey: I recommend you stick to the English language. Do you even know what that means?
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  • If It Tastes Bad, It Must Be Good for You: Brent believes in "If It's Bad For You, It Must Taste Good", since he is unsure whether or not he likes chicken Kiev until he's told it's unhealthy, then immediately decides he does.
  • Manchild:
    Davis: [seeing Yarby for the first time] Oh, cool! Robot! Jealous me!
    Wanda: You become more like a 12-year-old girl every day.
  • Non-Verbal Miscommunication: Lacey attempts to read Emma's lips so she can describe a dish (which is secretly Emma's) to Brent. She has a tough time and has to correct herself twice.
  • Nutritional Nightmare: How Emma views the chicken Kiev Lacey has Brent try. Brent, not so much:
    Emma: Chicken stuffed with butter? That's just gross, and unhealthy.
    Brent: Ooh! Big fan of unhealthy!
  • Now You Tell Me: Brent gives a scathing review of a plate of macaroni and cheese while Emma is sitting behind him, becoming visibly incensed. Lacey then points out it was Emma's cooking, not The Ruby's.
    Brent: That would have been useful information eleven seconds ago.
  • Pun-Based Title
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Brent fakes it just to turn the sarcasm back at Lacey.
    Brent: I'll have a chili cheese dog.
    Lacey: (sarcastic) Ooh, big surprise.
    Brent: Shouldn't be, I have one every day.
    Lacey: I was being sarcastic.
    Brent: (sarcastic) You were?!
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness:
    Davis: I always wanted a robot. I love robots. Robot.
    Wanda: You know, I previously studied animatronic engineering at a Technical Institute.
    Hank: Yeah, yeah. We're talkin' robots here, okay?
  • Shaped Like Itself:
    Brent: [trying chicken Kiev for the first time] It's interesting.
    Lacey: What does that mean?
    Brent: It means it's of interest.
  • Shout-Out: A pretty big one to Star Wars. There is even an Imagine Spot that parodies the famous Princess Leia holographic message.
    Leia!Karen: Davis, you're my only hope. I need to borrow your stapler.
  • Too Good to Be True: Davis should have realized that the actual R2-D2 wasn't going to be sold online for a relatively cheap price.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The only way Brent can be broken out of his hatred for all cooking is by eating a chili cheese dog.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: The bee problem is resolved by utilizing Hank's robot Yarby and the fake R2-D2.
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