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Recap / Peg + Cat S1E14 "Another Tree Problem"

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Peg is strolling along, talking about how everything is in its place... but is it? No! It turns out that Cat is stuck in a tree again! She asks how he got stuck and he replies that he will explain later, but tells her not to tell anybody that he is stuck as he finds it embarrassing. Peg, in her usual manner, thinks this is a really big problem, but Cat wonders why they cannot simply use the kaleidoscope, box, and book like they did before. Peg leaves to get those items and a cheeky bird gives Cat some flowers.


Peg, however, finds the pirates using the box and book as a boat and the kaleidoscope as an oar. She asks for them back, but the Pirates cannot return them. However, they let her borrow their actual boat, which has a trunk of junk in it.

When informed of the news, Cat is worried but Peg reassures him (in song) that there is more than one way to solve a problem. She then decides to look in the trunk of junk for ideas. The cheeky bird comes back, this time with wind chimes.

Meanwhile, Peg is looking for ideas and finds some items she thinks she can use. However, she steps on a spring, rolls on a barrel, and ends up breaking her junk and dangling from a fishing line. Ramone, who is working with circus giraffes, arrives and helps Peg down. Peg realizes the giraffes are nearly as tall as trees and asks to borrow them. There is a bit of awkwardness as Peg is not allowed to tell anybody that Cat is stuck in a tree, but Ramone lets her borrow them.


She brings them back and Cat tries to jump on the shortest giraffe, but finds it too far so he jumps on the tallest one instead. However, the tall giraffe is trying to shake Cat off and his fur is too thick for Cat to slide down. Peg Totally Freaks Out, but then the bird plays the wind chimes, inspiring Peg to put the giraffes in order (because the chimes were in order). Cat climbs down and, after a round of Problem Solved, explains how he got stuck: he wanted an apple but couldn't reach it, so he tried to climb a canoe, which washed him down the river. He rode back on a flamingo and a horse, the latter of which left him on a roof. He flew upwards on a kite, but the kite got struck by lightning and disintegrated, so he landed in a tree, but the apple fell down. However, Peg gives him an apple she put under her hat earlier.


This episode provides examples of

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: The giraffes wear collars.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Cat is indigo and the squirrels are yellow. Downplayed for the giraffes, who are yellow, but with pink spots.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The bird breaks the fourth wall to tell the viewers that it was the second time Cat was stuck in a tree.
  • Call-Back: Subverted. Peg wants to use the items from the previous episode but cannot.
  • Catchphrase: Peg says, "I am totally freaking out" and Ramone says, "I do what I can."
  • Cat Up a Tree: This episode is about Cat being stuck up a tree.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The wind chimes are seemingly useless but then inspire Peg to put the giraffes in order.
  • Continuity Nod: Many references to "A Tree Problem" are in this episode because of the similar plots.
  • Dressed to Plunder: The pirates wear typical pirate clothes.
  • Funny Animal: Downplayed for Cat, who walks on two legs and speaks, but is pretty catlike.
  • Pirate: Four pirates briefly appear.
  • Pun: Ramone tells Peg to "hang in there" while hanging from a fishing line.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Peg bumps into the spring, rolls on the barrel, and ends up dangling from the fishing line.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Peg mentions that she doesn't need the giraffes because Cat is stuck in a tree at all.
  • Talking Animal: The birds, giraffes, and squirrels can talk, but otherwise act like regular animals.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: The pirates say, "Arr!".
  • Tempting Fate: Peg talks about how everything is in its place, then immediately notices Cat stuck in the tree.
  • Totally Radical: Like many episodes, this features the phrase "totally freaking out".


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