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Recap / Littlest Pet Shop 2012 S 3 E 26 Its The Pet Fest Part 2

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Story by Julie McNally Cahill & Tim Cahill and Guy Toubes
Teleplay by Guy Toubes
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After a Previously On… segment, the episode picks up directly where Part 1 left off: Blythe nervously ambles around the entrance to the park, thinking of what to do now that she cannot use Downtown City Park for the Pet Fest, with Youngmee attempting to calm her down. Her words are to no avail, however, as Blythe suffers an emotional breakdown, convinced that the Pet Fest is done for. Youngmee consoles Blythe with telling her the Biskit Twins are sorry, then growling at them to scare them into apologizing. Blythe then asks the twins to call their father Fisher to see if he can find a place for the Pet Fest. Whittany gives her father a call, but he refuses, calling her out on her irresponsibility. Without any ideas left, Blythe asks Youngmee sarcastically where she can find a place that will set aside the space needed for the Pet Fest, promising to eat her shoe if there is. Mrs. Twombly walks up and suggests the Pawza Hotel, and a shocked Blythe regrets what she said about shoes. Blythe calls Sophie at the Pawza, and Sophie agrees to hold the Pet Fest there, no questions asked, and a delighted Blythe, Mrs. Twombly, Youngmee, and the pets get into the Littlest Pet Shuttle. Before they take off, Blythe requests the Biskit Twins, still standing by their limo, to tell everyone who comes by the park that the Pet Fest has moved to the Pawza. Recalling Fisher's berating them on their lack of responsibility, Whittany hands the task over to François via calling Fisher over the phone. Fisher, not pleased at her behavior, orders François to drive the limo back to the mansion by himself, stranding Whittany and Brittany at the park entrance to force responsibility onto them.

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At the Littlest Pet Shop, Jasper films a commercial to promote the Pet Fest. Blythe demonstrates the events that will go on at the festival, emphasizing the appearances by the Soul Patches with Jasper discussing their collaboration with the Endangered Animal Fund and their poster pets. Vinnie and Sunil, watching Jasper's TV commercial, assume these animals are endangered due to their clumsiness, and Vinnie decides to be the endangered animals' guards, protecting them from themselves, though not before accidentally hitting Sunil on the nose.

Everyone having moved their operations to the Pawza Hotel, Russell dedicates a room to the "Pet Fest Fun Park," having filled it with tunnels, slides, a zip-line, and toys on the floor. Russell makes sure everything he has planned for the Pet Fest Fun Park is present as Pepper, Zoe, and Minka play around. However, Zoe points out to Russell that she hasn't heard him mention anything about their planned stage, so to reassure her, Russell tells her the location of that stage. Zoe, walking over in that direction, is overjoyed and, keeping in mind that Heidi is a professional, requests lasers, smoke, and a hydraulic platform for herself. Russell brushes it off as Blythe walks into the room, announcing to the pets that there isn't much time to prepare. The pets walk off, and Russell and Blythe compare their clipboard, his Clippinator 3000 with triple holding power versus her Powerclip X7, which extends outward for long lists. The two toast each other via their clipboards and head out. As Blythe is about to enter an elevator, she sees Madison in there, also heading up, and they discuss how they feel about the Pet Fest's change of venue. While in the elevator, Blythe continues to make sure everything is present. The second floor contains fashion booths for pets and people, the third floor has a dance room, and the fourth floor has food-related exhibits. With everything on Blythe's checklist accounted for, Blythe feels relieved, as the time is approaching for the Soul Patches to arrive.

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A limo pulls up to the Pawza with a crowd standing by the entrance. Disembarking are the Soul Patches' pets, including Heidi. Zoe emerges from the hotel to greet an enthusiastic Heidi, with Russell coming shortly afterwards to introduce the two of them to his stage. The path that Zoe, Russell, and the Soul Patches' pets take has them pass next to the Endangered Animal Fund's poster pets, but Sunil and Vinnie, attempting to protect them, force the group on a detour.

With the Soul Patches' pets where they need to be, Blythe officially opens the Pet Fest. The attendees come pouring in, and Adam and the Spider Monkeys start performing. Interest gathers around Youngmee's pet treats, which the animals now like, as some pets are having fun at the Fun Park and Josh readies himself at the Blythe Style booth. Blythe, on cloud nine, proclaims that nothing can go wrong when she suddenly sees Madison and Bernard Solid again, both of them with regretful expressions. Bernard gives bad news to Blythe: The Soul Patches will be unable to perform at the Pet Fest because there's no area for them to set up. This puts Blythe into a panic, frantically going through her checklist. Madison tries to help by showing the stage the pets put together, but, unprofessional handiwork aside, the stage is much too small for humans to use. Blythe, desperate, asks Madison if there's any other possible location, but Madison says that the only unused space in the Pawza is the roof. With that in mind, Blythe rushes to the roof to try to create a stage. When they leave, Russell introduces Zoe to the stage. Zoe is horrified at its condition, but Russell tells her that it's the best they could do with squeaky hammers. Pepper does not mind, however, and starts a stand-up act from out of the blue. After one joke, which the audience is unamused at, Russell tells Pepper to wrap it up so that Zoe and Heidi can go onstage. Pepper, realizing she doesn't know the name of the following act, asks the two dogs what they're called. They provide different names, so she declares them "Undecided" and clears the way for them.

The curtain pulls away to show the other four members of the Soul Patches' pets' band, with Zoe and Heidi rising up from the middle. The platform, however, is just a wooden board, lifted upwards by Penny, Minka, and Russell pulling on ropes with a pulley system. They quickly run out of stamina, and Zoe and Heidi come crashing back down. Zoe, appalled, asks if that was his hydraulic lift, so Russell apologizes and tells her that they couldn't afford a real one. Zoe then inquires about the other special effects, with Penny showing the "laser light show" as a flashlight she intended to turn on and off and the "smoke machine" as Minka jumping on a bag of flour. Zoe deems the stage unacceptable and kicks a support for the stage in frustration, causing it to come crumbling down. Sunil and Vinnie, sensing the quaking, rush over to protect the white leopard and the polar bear, respectively, and announces they are safe.

As the rooftop stage gets finished up, Bernard voices his awe at what he sees. All of a sudden, Madison screams, breaking Bernard's sunglasses again, which means the Soul Patches are here. Jason #1, Jason #2, Hayden, and Dustin, standing behind Blythe, are equally impressed by the stage, but Jason #1 regrets that they cannot play there—Ted, their bassist, is cowering behind the door. Jason #1 explains that Ted has a crippling fear of heights, and the Soul Patches cannot go on without him.

A bit later on the rooftop, Jason #1 and Dustin attempt to coax Ted into stepping onto the outside area, but he simply retreats further into the elevator hallway. Blythe, feeling like there's no hope left, rants to Youngmee, who has since traveled up to the roof, but Youngmee explains that although Blythe has had repeated setbacks to the Pet Fest, there was always someone else there who provided Blythe with the means needed to keep going. Blythe tells her that this simply meant the Pet Fest was something she could not do herself, but Youngmee points out that this has always been a collaborative effort and that Blythe is full of friendly support. Blythe realizes Youngmee is right but is stumped as to who to turn to to help Ted onto the stage. As a last resort, she tries contacting the Biskit Twins.

Brittany and Whittany, still stuck at Downtown City Park's entrance, get a call from Blythe telling them that the Soul Patches need their help. Without a limo or any money though, the twins have no means but to walk. Whittany grumbles that it'll take a long time, but they proceed anyway for the sake of the Soul Patches.

With Russell at the drawing board and back, the pets attempt to perform onstage again. This time, Heidi and Zoe are raised onstage by a car jack. The jack malfunctions though, and the platform crashes again. Zoe, livid at Russell, blames him for ruining their act, but Heidi says that dramatic entrances are for the Soul Patches and that Heidi and her group just like to sing and play music. Although Ocho crashes into Zoe from the zip-line, Zoe gets up feeling better than ever, inspired.

Blythe walks past the wooden barricade Sunil and Vinnie have erected around the Endangered Animal Fund trio and asks what they're doing. Sunil and Vinnie tell Blythe that they are protecting the three of them from danger. Although Blythe tries to elaborate what an endangered species is, neither Sunil nor Vinnie understand what Blythe means. Before she can explain further, Madison contacts Blythe through her walkie-talkie that the Biskit Twins have made it to the Pet Fest. As she leaves, Blythe tears off a piece of tape, causing the fortress to collapse around an annoyed group of Endangered Animal Fund poster pets.

Night has fallen, and the Biskit Twins have been assigned to stand on a platform extending upwards from the Soul Patches' stage, with Ted being instructed to look upwards at them to not feel so high up. Before they head onstage, Blythe provides fuzzy hats for each of the Soul Patches, themed on their pets.

As the pets' performance begins on the small stage, Zoe and Heidi enter the stage via the zip-line, inspired by Ocho. At the same time, the Soul Patches begin their song, "Pets and Humans." As Zoe and Heidi wrap up their music, they lead the other pets up the elevator and onto the rooftop, where they reunite with their owners and anyone else they feel a connection to.

With the Pet Fest wrapped up, Jason #1 announces to the crowd at the entrance that the Pet Fest managed to bring in an unprecedented amount of money towards the Endangered Animal Fund, so much that Blythe has been named a special ambassador to the organization. When Blythe steps up to the podium, she explains that a lot of credit should also go to Youngmee, as Youngmee came up with the idea for the Pet Fest and that she helped maintain Blythe's sanity when things were going wrong; and to the pets of the Littlest Pet Shop, who helped with much of the event's setup and continue to inspire Blythe every day. When Jason #1 tells Blythe that everything has gone perfectly for her by the end, Blythe notices Josh in the audience waving at her. Blythe is lovestruck for a few moments but then says that she feels like she's forgetting something.

Meanwhile, the Biskit Twins are left stranded on the platform high above the Soul Patches' stage, after everyone else has left. Brittany suggests they leave, but Whittany counters that there's no limo to pick them up. The lights at the Pawza then go out.

This episode contains examples of (YMMV entries go here):

  • As Himself: As in Part 1, Heidi Klum plays a canine version of herself.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Blythe's Powerclip X7 clipboard telescopes downwards, meaning her writing surface is uneven if she extends it.
  • Bishie Sparkle: In Act 3, when Heidi talks to Zoe about not needing special effects, sparkles appear all over the screen.
  • Butt-Monkey: The Biskit Twins were rewarded for their helping out with being stuck high up at the Pawza with everyone forgetting about them.
  • Call-Back: Blythe was able to call Whittany because Blythe learned the Biskit Twins' phone number in "Winter Wonder Wha...?"
  • Climactic Music: "Pets and Humans," the song sung by the Soul Patches that this two-parter built up towards.
  • Completely Missing the Point: Whittany takes Fisher's attempt to teach her responsibility by calling on François to do the next thing Blythe directly asks her to do.
    • Like with the Biskit Twins in Part 1, Vinnie and Sunil don't understand the concept of endangered animals. They simply believe these creatures are clumsy.
  • Compressed Vice: Ted's fear of heights seems to dissipate entirely a few moments after walking onstage. He is seen looking up for one shot, but he stops doing so once "Pets and Humans" begins. It's likely that Ted became focused on his music, however, and was able to forget about being high up.
  • Continuity Nod: Cashmere pops out from Whittany's purse to hand her her cell phone. That Whittany keeps a pet in her purse parallels how Finola treats her pet Sweet Cheeks.
    • The museum from "A Day at the Museum" can be seen across the street from the Downtown City Park entrance.
    • Jasper is in charge of the Pet Fest's promotional video. His talents for producing commercials was shown in "Commercial Success."
    • Madison returns in this episode. Not surprising, as Madison was a key part of the Pawza Hotel's opening, where this episode's Pet Fest takes place.
    • Mary Frances and Genghis are present on the second floor as Blythe and Madison ride up the elevator.
      • Mary Frances is seen again on the pet slide after the Pet Fest opens.
    • The third floor, as Blythe and Madison travel upwards, has each of the bands Bernard Solid promised would be at the Pet Fest rehearsing, except for the Soul Patches. From left to right, they are Polar Vortex, Adam and the Spider Monkeys, and the Doll Smilies.
    • As Blythe and Madison go up the elevator, Sugar Sprinkles and the llama from "The Sister Story" are present on the fourth floor.
    • Youngmee has her pet treats on display that she created in "The Secret Recipe."
    • After the Pet Fest opens, Sweet Cheeks and L-Zard can be seen riding the zip-line.
    • Josh can be seen putting one of Blythe's fuzzy hats she started producing in "Why Can't We Be Friends?" at Blythe's Pet Expo stand from "Blythe's Big Idea."
      • Blythe has created more fuzzy hats, for the Soul Patches themed on their pets.
    • Esteban is present in Pepper's stand-up comedy audience. So are Tiger, Tootsie, Genghis, and Scout, though in separate shots.
    • Russell previously helped organize and coordinate a major stage event in "Blythe's Big Adventure - Part 1."
    • In addition to the above-mentioned pets, Lemasque, Cairo, and Delilah join the crowd when the actual music show begins.
    • John and Clarissa make a cameo during "Pets and Humans" when Zoe explains her relationship with her owners.
    • Jason #2 connects with Philippa (center) during "Pets and Humans."
    • Youngmee providing the inspiration for the Pet Fest occurred in "Proud as a...Peacock?"
  • Cosmic Plaything: Blythe starts feeling like one by the time she learns about Ted's acrophobia. She previously had to find the nerve to speak to Jason #1, was given two weeks to set everything up, was denied access to Downtown City Park, and forgot to provide a stage for the Soul Patches.
  • Depending on the Artist: The Soul Patches band member identified as "Ted" in this episode was "Hayden" in "If the Shoe Fits."
  • Distant Duet: A variant, sung via two groups rather than two people. "Pets and Humans" is sung taking turns between the Soul Patches on the roof and Heidi and Zoe in the Fun Park until the songs merge and the pets travel up the elevator to join up with the humans on the roof. In addition, the music on the roof has more of a rock bent, whereas the Fun Park music has a more EDM flavor. The two styles also combine at the end of the song.
  • The Ditz: Madison, as usual. For some reason, she didn't take into consideration that the Soul Patches are normal-sized human beings.
  • Don't Look Down: Ted's acrophobia is relieved during their performance by him doing the opposite: Looking up.
  • Dynamic Entry: Zoe is obsessed with having one. She ultimately decides on entering the stage via the zip-line like with Ocho.
  • Fake Band: The Soul Patches are the big draw of the Pet Fest, but we also see the Doll Smilies, Adam and the Spider Monkeys, and Polar Vortex.
  • Finale Credits: As a season finale, the end credits, instead of playing an instrumental version of the opening theme, plays a truncated instrumental version of "Pets and Humans."
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: Unlike in Part 1, where repeated screams from Blythe and Youngmee keep breaking Bernard's sunglasses, it does not happen until the Soul Patches arrive late into Act 2 of this episode.
  • Hair Decorations: Blythe wears a gold flower-decorated hairband.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The Biskit Twins temporarily lend their assistance to Blythe in order to allow the Soul Patches to perform.
  • Heroic BSoD: Blythe suffers one at the beginning of this episode. She almost gets another one in Act 3. In both cases, Youngmee calms her down. Blythe acknowledges this at the end of the episode.
  • Homemade Inventions: Russell eventually finds a way to provide the light show Zoe asked for using squeaky hammers, found objects, and resourceful lighting.
  • Hope Spot: When finding out that Ted cannot play on the roof, Madison offers to step up, only to remember she cannot play the bass guitar.
  • Hypocrite: Vinnie mocks the Poster Pets for having bad coordination, then attempts to dance and falls off the table. Vinnie then accidentally jabs Sunil in the nose when he vows to not let anyone at the Pet Fest get hurt.
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: In Act 1, where there would be the regular popping pawprints wipe, there are popping Pet Fest logo wipes instead.
    • In Act 1, Jasper holds a Pet Fest poster in front of the screen, covering its entirety.
    • The elevator doors close after Blythe finishes inspecting in Act 2, then open to show the outside of the Pawza Hotel.
    • The lead guitarist of Adam and the Spider Monkeys (presumably Adam) slides across the stage, approaches the camera, and slides out in Act 2 to show Youngmee at her pet treats booth.
    • Youngmee's pet treats fall down right afterwards.
    • Sweet Cheeks glides across the screen in Act 2.
  • Insane Troll Logic: The solution Blythe and the Biskit Twins come up with to help Ted's acrophobia is absolutely ridiculous and illogical, but it works.
  • It's All About Me: Zoe expects her performance stage to have a rising platform for her.
  • Jump Scare: In-universe. Zoe surprises Russell when asking about her stage.
    • It happens again when Blythe goes to the elevator and sees Madison in there.
  • Laughing Mad: During Blythe's panicking at the park.
  • Letting the Air Out of the Band: During the Previously On sequence, when the Biskit Twins forget to obtain a permit to use the park.
  • The Men in Black: Sunil and Vinnie dress the part as the so-called bodyguards for the Endangered Animal Fund's spokes-creatures.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: When Blythe believes the Pet Fest is finished due to not getting the park permits.
  • Move Along, Nothing to See Here: Spoken word for word by Sunil, then Vinnie when the Soul Patches' pets try to greet the Endangered Animal Fund's mascots.
  • Multi-Part Episode
  • Odd Name Out: The Soul Patches go by Jason #1, Jason #2, Hayden, Dustin, and Ted. Ted features prominently in Act 3.
  • Panty Shot: Considering the Biskit Twins are wearing skirts and standing directly above Ted, Ted gets a perpetual one when he plays onstage.
  • Previously On…: Below is a list of tropes used in the previous episode that are reused for the Previously On sequence.
  • Primal Fear: Ted, of the Soul Patches, is acrophobic and thus terrified of playing on a rooftop.
  • Rack Focus: Used during Jasper's video promoting the Pet Fest.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Fisher will not let the Biskit Twins acquire a location for the Pet Fest as he wants them to learn a lesson about responsibility. He does not know about Blythe's involvement, though Blythe lampshades it.
    Blythe: This is the moment Fisher Biskit decides to show good parenting skills?
    • When Fisher finds out the twins didn't learn a thing, he then orders François to drive the limo away, forcing the two of them to stay at the park entrance and do what they're asked to do. This would be pretty irresponsible of Fisher as a father to leave his daughters to fend for themselves if not for the Lighter and Softer setting of this series.
  • Recurring Extra: In addition to the many re-appearances listed under Continutiy Nod above, Jason #2's scene is set at an event where many of Blythe's classmates can be seen, suggesting he attends, or used to attend, the same school as Blythe.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Russell isn't sure if Blythe is being sarcastic or not when she says she isn't panicking, though she may have been in denial at that moment.
    Russell: Blythe's saying the right words, but I'm sensing she doesn't mean them.
  • Season Finale
  • Sequel Episode: Obviously following up on Part 1, but also from "If the Shoe Fits" via the Soul Patches, "Proud as a...Peacock?" with the inspiration for the Pet Fest, and "A Night at the Pawza" with the Pawza Hotel as a setting.
  • Shrinking Violet: A scene in "Pets and Humans" shows that Jason #2 was shy until he found out his pet made for a good conversation starter.
  • Special Guest: Heidi Klum.
  • Squee!: Madison joins in on it this time. Bernard is as prepared as always with spare sunglasses in case they break.
  • The Stoner: Madison's mostly blank facial expressions and her moon logic gives off this impression.
  • Tempting Fate: Blythe says she'll eat her shoe if there's a place to hold the Pet Fest immediately without needing to obtain a permit. Naturally, Mrs. Twombly suggests the Pawza.
  • This is No Time to Panic: Youngmee tells Blythe not to panic at the beginning of the episode.
  • Tough Room: The audience does not seem the least bit impressed by Pepper's comedy.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The commercial for the "It's the Pet Fest!" two-parter shows the Pet Fest at the Pawza Hotel, indicating they wouldn't use the park.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Not only does each of the Soul Patches pets uses the same instrument as their owner (except for the cat, who doubles up on guitar and keyboards)note , but they also have the same haircut as their owners (except for Ocho, the octopus because octopi usually don't have hair).
    • That aside, Bernard Solid apparently has a pet squirrel, or has befriended a squirrel, who has the same gap in its teeth as he does.
  • Verbal Tic: Heidi is just as much into randomly yodeling as she was in the previous episode.
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Blythe says, "Nothing can go wrong now!" in Act 2 right before realizing she didn't provide a stage for the Soul Patches.
  • Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: With Minka and Russell handling special effects, where is Penny Ling during "Pets and Humans"?

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