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Recap / OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes S 2 E 6 Let's Watch the Boxmore Show

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Our heroes discover that the Boxmore security camera feed is the most entertaining thing ever.


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  • Bad Impressionists: Rad and Enid use a megaphone system to imitate Darrell's voice to trick the other robots into doing ridiculous things. The bots fall for the ruse despite neither Rad nor Enid making a terribly convincing effort to sound like Darrell (and it's particularly inexcusable in Rad's case because he and Darrell share a voice actor.)
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  • Big Brother Is Watching: Mr. Gar has installed surveillance cameras all over the Plaza, including some at Boxmore, complete with two-way speakers. The crew end up watching the Boxmore feeds like a TV show, and use the speakers to mess with the robots.
  • Broken Base: In-Universe; the bodega crew fight over who's the best on the Boxmore show.
  • Call-Back: Enid claims the only reason Rad sides with Shannon in the contest is because of his "weird little crush on her", referencing the events of "Rad Likes Robots".
  • Continuity Nod: Just before Mr. Gar scolds his employees, he says "YOU DISAPPOINTED ME" the same way Enid imagined he would in "We Messed Up".
  • Demon Head: Raymond when confronting Ernesto, and Mr. Gar when he tells the crew that they disappointed him.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Shannon and Raymond hit each other with Jethro.
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  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Shannon and Raymond aren't, Ernesto is, and Jethro is Jethro.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Mr. Gar derides the security camera feeds in favor of "quality scripted and board-driven content".note 
  • Not So Above It All: Mr. Gar scolds the others for watching the Boxmore surveillance feed like it was a TV show... then mentions that the show went downhill since Lord Boxman left, implying that Gar had been following the "show" as closely as his employees had. When the others express annoyance at this, Gar sheepishly admits that he just couldn't resist.
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  • Self-Disposing Villain: The episode opens with the Boxmore robots attacking the Plaza, only to fight each other over who gets to do it, and end up destroying each other. Lampshaded by Enid when she said that the robots did all their fighting for them.
  • Take That!: The episode pokes fun at trashy and exploitative reality shows that get people hooked.
  • There Can Only Be One: Darrell is giving the others challenges to see who gets to be Senior Deputy, saying at one point that there can only be one.
  • Whole Plot Reference: To Reality competition shows like Big Brother and Survivor, with a bit of The Apprentice thrown in. Darrell is pitting the other robots against each other for an "immunity bibble" and a chance to be his "senior deputy". There are even Confession Cam scenes, which make no sense since the "show" is surveillance footage that the Boxmore robots have no knowledge of.
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