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Recap / Fanboy And Chum Chum S 2 E 12 Slime Day

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  • Absentee Actor: Although all of the kids are present, only Lupe, Yo, Duke, Chuggy, Nancy and the cheerleaders speak.
  • An Aesop: The answer to your problem can come from even the place where you'd least expect it. It might even be with you all along.
  • Big "NO!": By both Fanboy and Chum Chum when they finally manage to say the secret phrase and get the biggest slime ever, though it comes in the form of the last word "know".
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  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The episode begins with Mr. Mufflin addressing the audience and giving them the secret slime phrase and that you can't tell anyone else.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Although Fanboy's prediction story is fake, the mind-erasing chips part was somewhat real as they have them on the back of their heads.
  • Dramatic Irony: The audience knows from the start that the slime phrase is "I don't know", but Fanboy and Chum Chum think their friends literally don't know it.
  • Medium Blending: The final act mixes animation with live action as the boys fly to Nickelodeon Studios.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The phrase to get slimed is "I don't know." Seriously.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Among the kids who were excited about Slime Day, Kyle is one of them.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Fanboy and Chum Chum are not really good at Charades, and it shows.
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  • Shout Out: At one point, the mosaik sequence from The Brady Bunch is parodied.
  • Victory and Defeat: Inverted. Mr. Mufflin manages to teach the boys the secret phrase through Charades, but when they put it all together, they use the things Mr. Mufflin used instead (Dollarnator Doughnut Nose).
  • Whole Plot Reference: To Nickelodeon! Slime is a common element used for the company, and the boys even visit the studios. Fanboy also utters the company's jingle when reading its copyright mark, and the episode ends with its original theme playing.


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