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Recap / Monster High Boo York Boo York

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The Big Apple never spooked so good.
Catty Noir goes through creative and personal frustration, and Cleo gets invited to a lavish gala in Boo York—that she's allowed to bring "a friend or two" to. Frankie, Draculaura, Clawdeen, Catty, Operetta and Deuce all go with her. Also, while they're in town a comet hurtles towards the city. And there's singing, and rapping. Obviously.

In Boo York they meet Elle Eedee, Luna Mothews, Mouscedes King, Astranova and Seth Ptolemy/Pharaoh (who's been put into an Arranged Marriage for the sake of a new dynasty).

Tropes Out Of The Big Apple

  • All Part of the Show: Although the "Steal the Show" number is actually a huge effort to get the crystal back, the audience thinks it's part of the musical and loves it.
  • Ancient Astronauts: The ancient comet that the Egyptians used to make promises under turns out to be an alien spaceship whose pilot was trapped in suspended animation.
  • Badass Boast: Basically the entirety of "Steal the Show"'s lyrics.
  • Bad Job, Worse Uniform: Luna's one-time stint as a sapient billboard for a pizza place has her dressed as a giant pizza slice.
  • Big Applesauce: Boo York is a stand-in for New York, complete with the Lady Liberty. Only she's got an eye for a head.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Hexiciah's lab from Freaky Fusion has now been cleaned up and put to use as Ghoulia's.
    • When discussing musicians with Catty, Pharaoh mentions Casta and the Spells, and Catty shows him that "The Witching Hour" is her ringtone.
  • Cringe Comedy: Everything about Deuce at the brunch— Nefera's manipulations don't help any.
  • Dance Party Ending: Natch, (especially for a musical) and thanks to the magic of livestream, in two places at once.
  • Frothy Mugs of Water: It's pretty obvious they pulled some censorship at the Gala—Lux is seen holding a wineglass full of nonspecific blue liquid.
  • Ironic Echo: Cleo says she must "give the people what they want" when announcing she'll take all her friends along in the creepateria. They cheer her on. At the gala, she later says this again to herself after Nefera convinces her everyone wants her betrothal to Seth. In her head, she hears the cheering again.
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  • "I Want" Song: "Search Inside".
  • Location Song: "Boo York, Boo York". Which also doubles as an "I Am" Song for Pharaoh and a Let's Duet for him and Catty.
  • Mundane Utility: Toralei uses the magical crystal that can grant you anything to... improve her singing.
  • Musical Episode: Or in this case, musical special.
  • Produce Pelting: Happens to Toralei along with Unwilling Suspension after the ghouls nab the crystal back from her. Ouch.
  • Race for Your Love: Deuce and Catty do this to save Cleo and Seth respectively, while the ghoulfriends race along with them to save their friends.
  • Robot Girl: Elle Eedee, which gives her problems three times when the comet ship sends out waves that short out electronics in the area.
  • Running Gag: Monsters finding Ghoulia working on the comet, and thinking she's playing a video game. By the end, she's amassed quite a crowd, and nobody knows any better.
    • The ghouls running into Luna working menial jobs while she's waiting for her big break.
  • Spanner in the Works: Nefera's plan might have worked if she hadn't given the crystal to Toralei and Toralei hadn't used it to give herself Catty's voice instead of just throwing it off the bridge like she was supposed to.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Nefera convinces Deuce to leave Cleo so she can get Cleo to marry Seth, but Cleo never wanted to break up and as soon as Deuce comes back to protest the engagement she goes running back without a second thought. The box for their dolls' two-pack invoked this, describing them as the Comet-Crossed Couple.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Steal the Show"
  • The Stinger: Astranova engages in an in-class banjo/guitar duel with Operetta, which spurs the other students into loud and boisterous accompaniment right up until Mr. Rotter tells them to knock it off. Astranova then hovers down the hallway to her locker, until she gets a video call from two out-of-this-world friends of hers.
    Astranova: All the lands, all the high schools that we thought were just stories - they're real!
    Apple White: Ooh, fableous!
    Raven Queen: So it is true!
  • Villain Song: "Empire"
  • Wham Shot: Astronova talking to Apple White and Raven Queen on her iCoffin.
  • Writer's Block: Catty has this in regards to her music, and it's one of the reasons she gave up being a star to go to Monster High; she doesn't feel right about singing love songs when she's never been in love herself. Going to Boo York and meeting Pharaoh fixes her issue.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: Post-breakup Cleo is a sight to behold.

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