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Recap / Dragons Riders Of Berk S 1 E 3 Animal House

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The dragons accidentally terrorize the local livestock, leading to a food shortage. The teens have to set out to familiarize the animals with their dragons.

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  • Bait-and-Switch: Gobber's story on the time he had his mother move in with his goat.
    Gobber: She was mean, ornery, ate everything in sight. The goat was so scared of her, she couldn't give milk!
  • Chekhov's Skill: The protective circle the dragons form with their wings; Toothless and Stormfly make one at the beginning to save their riders from an avalanche, and at the end, all the dragons form one to protect the teens, Stoick, Gobber, and the livestock from a blizzard.
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  • Fainting: Several sheep comically faint when a Monstrous Nightmare flies over them.
  • Hostile Weather: Thanks to Bucket's bucket, the Vikings know that a blizzard is coming, right when their livestock are to stressed to give food.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: The twins mistake Stoick and Gobber for yaks in the blizzard. Gobber's indignant yell of "Do I look like a yak to you?!" happens right when he's in the same pose as the yak next to him.
  • Intimate Healing: Discussed, after Hiccup and Astrid recount about how they were briefly stuck under the snow, Fishlegs points out that they could've shared body heat in case the dragons didn't save them. The two react with embarrassment.
  • Shout-Out: The scene where Hiccup and Astrid are sledding down the hill on their dragons is identical to the penguin sledding scene from the first episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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  • Spoof Aesop: The first moral of Gobber's story is "mothers and goats don't mix."
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