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Recap / Star vs. the Forces of Evil S1 E14 "Sleep Spells"

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Star has been sleep walking and casting spells, which leaves loads of odd, and dangerous creations in the Diaz home. Marco decided to use therapy to figure out why she sleep spells.


  • All There in the Script: Princess Smooshy's name isn't mentioned in the episode.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Marco's Mother chimes in that PhD stands for "pretty handsome dude", embarrassing Marco.
  • Badass in Distress: Two examples with Star:
    • The first, mundane one is that she's casting spells in her sleep which is dangerous for the Diaz family.
    • The second is when Princess Smooshy succeeds in carrying away Star and knocking her wand away— not even Ludo has done that.
  • Character Tics: Princess Smooshy and her "Camera phone *click*".
  • Cutaway Gag: Marco describes psychology to Star and she claims they have something like that on Mewni. Cut to a villager being launched out of a catapult.
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  • Face Stealer: Princess Smooshy wants to take off Star's face so she can disguise herself as Star and escape being taken to Olga's School for Wayward Princesses.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: Inverted. Marco puts on glasses when serving as a PhD for Star and Princess Smooshy.
  • Hidden Depths: Marco is actually a decent amateur psychologist, considering he's only on the 101 textbook.
  • My Beloved Smother: Star made a painting with her being constricted by a snake with her mother's hair style and crown, she later out right states that she is really bothered by her mother's constant reminders to act proper.
  • Newspaper-Thin Disguise: Princess Smooshy tries this when Marco chases her. It doesn't help that the paper she's reading has her face on the front page.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Princess Smooshy plans to pass as Star by using the latter's face.
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  • Sitting on the Roof: At the end for both Star and Marco.
  • Sleepwalking: Star doesn't just walk and talk in her sleep, she also cast spells through her wand, with naturally disastrous results.
  • Stupidest Thing I've Ever Heard: Both Star and Marco fall down laughing when Princess Smooshy tells them her plan to escape St. O's by stealing Star's face.
  • Supering in Your Sleep: Star is constantly casting spells in her sleep with Marco trying to find out why. It turns out she was doing it to protect herself from Princess Smooshy, a fugitive from St. Olga's Reform School who is trying to steal Star's face to (extremely poorly) disguise herself.
  • Throw the Book at Them: After his psychology fails to stop Princess Smooshy, Marco just knocks her out with his psychology book.
  • Transformation Sequence: Parodied when Marco turns into Dr. Marco, PhD. He even spins on the spot like Wonder Woman.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Marco admits that he's been feeling inadequate next to Star, but she insists that he's awesome.


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