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Recap / OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes S 1 E 42 Let's Watch The Pilot

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K.O., Rad, and Enid watch the Lakewood Plaza Turbo pilot.


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  • Animated Actors: The episode treats the show as fictional and the animated characters as actors—which also happen to have the same names as the characters.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The episode is basically several of the show's characters doing a commentary on their own pilot.
  • Child Prodigy: Enid accuses K.O of acting pretentious just because he's an acting prodigy. It's subverted when K.O explains how hard he works and about all the acting classes he takes just to keep up with her and Rad. He even brought his acting coach with him to the interview.
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  • Fake-Out Opening: The episode begins with the opening titles for Stage Left, a dignified interview show hosted by Crinkly Wrinkly. He is promptly hit with a chair by bombastic news anchor Dynamite Watkins, who conducts the interview.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: Enid is embarrassed at the outtakes of her tripping over her loin flap.
  • Homage: Boxman's nigh-absence from the pilot is explained by scenes being cut because they were sent to the wrong animation studio by accident—the results of which looked like Tiny Toon Adventures, specifically Kennedy Cartoons, even doing the Kennedy kick dance.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Played with. There's tension between actor versions of the characters and Actor!K.O. comes off as a little snotty, but ultimately proves to be just as kind-hearted as regular K.O.
  • Meet Your Early Installment Weirdness: The characters keep pointing out the stylistic differences between the pilot and their present appearance.
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  • Pepper Sneeze: Used to explain what happened to K.O., Enid and Rad’s noses in the pilot. Rad was carrying a crate full of pepper when he trips and spills it all over. They sneeze so hard their noses fly off and get stuck on the wall, so they put them on sale.
  • Shout-Out: K.O.'s hairstyle was based around Harry Styles.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Title: Enid and Rad are annoyed that the title was changed to K.O.'s name.
  • Vocal Dissonance: "Real" Darrell actually has a very deep voice, with his in-show one accomplished by Rad dubbing him over (in reference to Ian Jones-Quartey voicing both in real life).
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