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Recap / Green Eggs And Ham 2019 S 1 E 8 Rain

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Sam and Guy spend the night in a cabin with Michellee and E.B.

Tropes appearing in "Rain"

  • Actor Allusion: Guy and E.B. go down a mud slide in a Shout-Out to Romancing the Stone, which also starred Michael Douglas (Guy).
  • Adaptational Villainy: The Goat. In the book, he was merely a normal goat whom Sam believes green eggs and ham taste good with. Here, he's a bounty hunter.
  • Animation Bump: The scenes of Guy and E.B. out in the woods are noticeably more fluid and exaggerated.
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  • Badass Boast: E.B. and Guy do this to defend themselves against the garoosters, animals known for being extremely judgmental.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: Stinkys Sinkhole, where Snerz's Yes-Man meets up with The Goat.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In his first appearance on screen, The Goat sports old man spectacles and a bit of straw in his mouth, looking like a harmless, weathered old farm animal. Seconds later, he beats up every patron in the Bad-Guy Bar, downs and entire can of soda in one go and crushes the can by head-butting it against the bar.
  • Brick Joke: Sam encourages Guy to bond with E.B., thinking it'll help his chances with Michellee, but Guy tells him that using her like that is "messed up." Later, when they go looking for the bean jar, E.B. realizes that Guy has a crush on her mother, and tells him that bonding with her just to help his chances with Michellee is "messed up."
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  • Broke the Rating Scale: Parodied. Snerz asks his Yes-Man, on a scale of ten to ten, how good his "Chickeraffe Dance" song is, and his Yes Man gives him an eleven.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Gluntz and the two prison guards "Awww!" over the mouse's tiny prison hat while gazing at it with glossy eyes.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: When Michellee tells him that she's vegan, Sam solemnly takes her hand and asks how long she's known, as if it's some sort of illness.
  • Did Not Think This Through: E.B. climbs into a garooster nest to get her mother's beans back, but as soon as she up there, Guy points out that there's no way to get them down.
  • The Dreaded: The Goat.
  • Frothy Mugs of Water: A closer inspection of the Goat's can that he drinks from indicates that the Bad-Guy Bar only serves Fizzy Pop.
  • Funny Background Event: The prison guards are seen continuing to play with the mouse's tiny hat as McWinkle tells Gluntz that they're in trouble with their boss.
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  • Fun with Flushing: Mr. Jenkins plays with the chord that flushes the toilet while getting locked in the bathroom.
  • Killer Rabbit: The Goat. See Bait-and-Switch.
  • Not So Different
    • Sam is hesitant about the prospect of making a tofu version of green eggs and ham and has to be told by Michellee that he doesn't know whether or not he'll like it until he tries it.
    • E.B. is annoyed to find out that Guy is even more of a stick-in-the-mud than her mother.
  • Metaphorgotten: By way of Who's on First? when Guy tells Sam to keep Michellee busy while he goes out to look for E.B.
    Guy: Whatever you do, don't spill the beans to Michellee.
    Sam: I thought you said you launched the beans out the ceiling?
    Guy: It's an expression.
    (beat)
    Sam: (even more confused) "I launched the beans out the ceiling." Hm, I gotta learn more expressions.
  • Nap-Inducing Speak: Sam tries to stall Michellee by asking her how she became a bean counter. She doesn't even finish her first sentence before he starts struggling to keep his eyes open, forcing him to use the many cliche practices to combat drowsiness (drinking coffee, doing jumping jacks, painting eyes on his eyelids, etc.). By the time she's finished he's snoring away in a chair. Justified when you remember that, within the narrative, Sam and Guy haven't slept for two days.
  • Pungeon Master: Michellee turns out to have a love of bean puns.
  • Rage Against the Author: McWinkle glares up at the narrator when he says that their mission isn't going well.
  • Reverse Psychology: Lampshaded when E.B. accidentally launches her mother's jar of beans out of the cabin.
    Guy: I told you not to do anything!
    E.B.: That's what made me want to do something.
  • Shipper on Deck: Sam tries his best to get Michellee and Guy together.
  • Shout-Out
    • Guy briefly channels Rabbit, both in his stuttering speech pattern and exaggerated body language, when E.B. accuses him of using her to get in good with her mom. Coincidentally, Guy and Rabbit share a German voice actor in Gerald Schaale.
    • The above-mentioned mud slide references Romancing the Stone.
    • When Snerz's personal maestro starts playing "Won't Get Fooled Again," he suddenly sports the same long, curly hair that The Who's frontman Roger Daltrey had in their heyday.
  • Vanity License Plate: The Goat has one that says "TROUBLE."
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: Michellee is still not convinced that Mr. Jenkins isn't a dangerous beast, despite what E.B. tells her, until she sees him sitting out in the rain looking terrified and how sad it makes E.B.
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