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Recap / Kaeloo S 3 E 1 Lets Play The Very Special Episode

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In this 26-minute-long special, Kaeloo and Mr. Cat destroy Smileyland and the main four must work together to rebuild it.


"Let's Play the Very Special Episode" contains the following tropes:

  • Agony of the Feet: One of the mini-Bad Kaeloos bites Mr. Cat on the foot.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: A slight variant is used. The main four use a machine to extract the bad thoughts in their head, which are then personified as miniature versions of themselves. For example, one of Mr. Cat's thoughts, which represents greed, is portrayed as a miniature version of himself holding stacks of cash and yelling about how nobody can touch any of it.
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  • Art Shift: Kaeloo interrupts the theme song and complains about it before making her own 2D intro to the show.
  • Aside Glance: Mr. Cat has an Imagine Spot of himself being massaged by several clones of Kaeloo. The real Kaeloo, standing next to him, gives an annoyed look to the audience as all she can see is Mr. Cat blushing and drooling.
  • Baby Talk: Mr. Cat does this to one of the miniature Bad Kaeloos.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Stumpy manages to almost erase the rest of the characters from existence, and then even though he spares them, he tricks them into thinking they've been forgiven and then takes over the animation studio making the show.
  • Body Sled: Kaeloo uses Quack Quack to sled down a hill.
  • Book-Ends: The episode's conflict starts with a fight between Kaeloo and Mr. Cat and ends with them reconciling and Holding Hands.
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  • Cerebus Call Back: This episode shows flashbacks to several episodes where Stumpy was abused or made fun of by his friends. Those episodes are funny to watch by themselves, but not when you see the poor kid remembering them with tears in his eyes and the other three realizing with dismay just how cruel they've been.
  • Christmas Episode: The episode starts with the main four celebrating Christmas on August 13th.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat see a bunch of screens depicting almost every time in the show so far where they abused or made fun of Stumpy.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Mr. Cat (of all people) gets this when he sees the miniature versions of Kaeloo.
  • Cutting the Knot: Mr. Cat bypasses the barrier by blasting it open with a bazooka.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Stumpy nearly erases the rest of the main four from existence because of the constant abuse they've given him over the course of the series.
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  • Extra-Long Episode: This episode is 26 minutes long, whereas regular episodes are only 7 minutes long.
  • Failures on Ice: Kaeloo tries to show Mr. Cat all the fun activities that one can engage in during winter. She tries to show him ice skating, but he can barely move without falling.
  • Fainting: One of the animators faints when Stumpy walks up to them at the end of the episode and informs them that he is taking over the show.
  • Force-Field Door: The door leading to the magical staircase is a force field door. Only the Pure of Heart may pass through it; anyone who isn't pure gets an electric shock.
  • Foreshadowing: Episode 63 and Episode 72 foreshadowed the events of Episode 105, namely Stumpy becoming evil and taking control of the world.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Kaeloo says the trope name almost word-for-word to Quack Quack for nearly getting them all stuck on a planet where everything is made of yogurt.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Kaeloo's intro to the episode portrays Mr. Cat with these.
  • Group Hug: The main four have one at the end of the episode, with Stumpy in the middle.
  • Holding Hands: Realizing that they are about to be erased from existence, Mr. Cat softly smiles at Kaeloo and holds her hand.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: Stumpy breaks into the animation studio making the show and takes over script-writing.
  • Hypocrite: Kaeloo is perfectly fine with ruining Mr. Cat's plan to sunbathe and relax by turning it into a snowy day, but the moment he turns her snowy day into a sunny one, she starts yelling at him. Somewhat justified in that Kaeloo did her best to accommodate Mr. Cat's needs by providing him with a fireplace and a cozy couch to curl up on.
  • Ignoring by Singing: Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat until she finds out that the real villain of the episode is Stumpy and Mr. Cat was trying to stop him.
  • Imagine Spot: Kaeloo has a brief Imagine Spot where the main four sit on the couch at home and drink drinks, and she and Mr. Cat smile at each other and clink their mugs together.
  • "I Want" Song: Stumpy sings a song explaining how he wants people to stop abusing him and treat him better.
  • Moment Killer: Mr. Cat ruins the main four's Group Hug by taking advantage of the moment to grope Kaeloo's butt.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Kaeloo, Quack Quack, and Mr. Cat, are extremely disappointed in themselves when they realize how horribly they've treated Stumpy over the years.
  • Not Me This Time: Kaeloo naturally assumes that the antagonist is Mr. Cat. It turns out that Mr. Cat was trying to stop the real antagonist, Stumpy.
  • Only the Pure of Heart: It's stated that only people with pure hearts should activate the switch. The circumstances end up allowing Stumpy, who is not pure of heart, to do it.
  • Out-of-Character Moment:
    • Mr. Cat suffers from Cuteness Proximity upon seeing the mini-Kaeloos.
    • Eugly, who is normally one of the nicest characters in the show, is seen laughing at Kaeloo when she gets insulted by Olaf.
  • Percussive Therapy: When Mr. Cat gets angry at Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack, he goes around kicking sheep and smashing trees with golf clubs in order to calm himself down.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: One of the mini-Mr. Cat's whacks the real one in the face with a baseball bat, hard enough to actually hurt him.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: Stumpy gives one to the rest of the main four in the climax of the episode.
    Stumpy: I love you a lot, guys... you know that, right?
  • Silent Treatment: Kaeloo decides to give this to Mr. Cat until she finds out that he's innocent.
  • Skewed Priorities: Stumpy rejoices about the planet getting destroyed because he doesn't have to go to school anymore. And then he finally panics, because he realizes that... there's no phone signal and he can't contact his girlfriend.
  • Sniff Sniff Nom: Kaeloo finds a strange white liquid on the ground. She sniffs it, and then she dips a finger in it and licks it, and she finds out that it's yogurt.
  • Stylistic Suck: Kaeloo introduces all the characters in the style of moving drawings on a sheet of ruled paper, and her drawing of Stumpy is absolutely terrible. Lampshaded by Stumpy himself.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Kaeloo's reaction to Quack Quack turning Smileyland into a new planet named "Yogurtland", where everything is made with yogurt and the only person who isn't completely miserable about this is Quack Quack.
  • Unperson: Happens to Ursula, but this is thankfully fixed. It also almost happens to Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat, thanks to an angry Stumpy wanting payback for the way they always treat him.
  • Wham Episode: Stumpy takes over the animation studio and decides to write all the episodes himself from now on.
  • You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: While desperately trying to convince Kaeloo that he's telling her the truth, Mr. Cat uses her real name instead of a nickname.

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