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Recap / Ready Jet Go S 2 E 12 Who Messed Up The Treehouse Fact Or Fiction

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First aired: April 15, 2019

Who Messed Up the Treehouse?
Written by: Rachel Lipman

Each kid brings their personal project up to the tree house, and each contributes to a huge mess. Now they can't do anything in the tree house because it's too messy, but none of them want to clean up the other's mess. They have to learn to share the responsibility and clean it together.

  • An Aesop: Problems aren't going away unless you help solve them. We should all take care of the place we live.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Sunspot tries to tell the kids that they all made the mess, Mindy thinks that a parade of squirrels came into the treehouse and made a mess.
  • Continuity Nod: Sean's project involves making paper airplanes, a reference to the events of "Scientific Sean".
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The kids all make a huge mess in the treehouse. None of them want to take responsibility for the mess. They try to find different places to play, but they don't work out. They eventually realize that this problem isn't going away unless they do something about it, and that they only have one treehouse, so they have to learn to share the responsibility and clean it up. This is a metaphor for the trash problem on Planet Earth, and how Earth is the only place we can live, so we have to take care of it.
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  • Face Palm: Sean does this at one point.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Jet says "It's those darn squirrels again!"
  • Green Aesop: The episode's lesson serves as this, saying that we should try to keep the Earth clean.
  • It's a Long Story: Jet says this when Sean asks why he has an egg in his ear.
  • Never My Fault: No one wants to take responsibility for their actions, at least initially. They eventually learn to share the responsibility and clean it together.
  • Questioning Title?: The episode's title is a question.
  • Stage Magician: Jet tries to be a magician to make the trash disappear, with failed results.
  • Title Drop: Done by Mindy.
  • Trash of the Titans: The conflict of the episode stems from the kids all making a mess in the treehouse and not disposing of their trash properly.
  • Understatement: Everyone thinks they only left a little mess in the treehouse. However, the treehouse is incredibly messy, making this an understatement.

Fact or Fiction?
Written by: Christie Insley

When Mindy tells Jet that clouds are made of cotton candy, and defends this idea because she heard a friend say so, Sean and Sydney set out to show her how to separate fact from fiction through research! Celery takes them up into the clouds to see for themselves.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Lillian gets the most focus thus far.
  • Agent Mulder: Lillian, Jet, and Mindy, who all believe that clouds are made of cotton candy until they're proven wrong.
  • Agent Scully: Sean and Sydney, who don't believe that clouds are made of cotton candy. No one believes them until they're proven right.
  • An Aesop: If something is too good to be true, it probably is. Do your own research to find out if something is true or not.
  • Continuity Nod: Celery says that Bortronians have excellent hearing, which was previously mentioned in "Just the Right Distance From the Sun".
  • Creating Life Is Unforeseen: Carrot tries to make caramel-pickle cookies, but gives up. He stores the cookie dough in the fridge and it somehow gains sentience, meaning that Carrot created life. There must've been something in that Bortronian baking powder.
  • The Ditz: Lillian, who unironically believes that clouds are made of cotton candy all because she heard a kid at school say so.
  • Gainax Ending: At the end of the episode, the caramel-pickle cookie dough that Carrot stored in the fridge comes to life and befriends the gang. This is a rather odd scene that makes no sense in relation to the rest of the episode, and is never brought up again.
  • Head Desk: Sean does an epic one when Jet rules in favor of Lillian.
  • Kangaroo Court: The kids set up a court in order to determine whether clouds are made of water or cotton candy. Sean says that clouds are made of water, while Lillian says that clouds are made of cotton candy. The judge, Jet, is clearly biased seeing as he believed that clouds were made of cotton candy, so he rules in favor of Lillian, much to Sean's annoyance.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Sean lampshades how Celery always seems to know when the kids want to go to space.
  • Questioning Title?: The episode's title is a question.
  • Shout-Out: A baking powder similar to Arm & Hammer appears in this episode.
  • Solid Clouds: Jet, Lillian, and Mindy all believe that clouds are made of cotton candy, although at first Jet thought that clouds were made of cotton balls and wanted to take a nap on them. However, a trip to the clouds proves that they aren't solid.
  • Strawberry Shorthand: Mindy says that she likes strawberry ice-cream.
  • Super Senses: Celery mentions that Bortronians have excellent hearing.
  • Take a Third Option: When the kids are learning what opinions are, Mindy says that strawberry ice-cream is the best, while Sean says that chocolate is the best. Due to his hatred of ice-cream, Jet says "Ew! None of the above!".
  • That Cloud Looks Like...: Happens at the beginning of the episode.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: The episode's sub-plot involves Carrot trying to make caramel pickle cookies.

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