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Recap / Star vs. the Forces of Evil S3E26 "Holiday Spellcial"

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As Spider with a Top Hat prepares a Stump Day party for the spells in Star's wand, he also has to smooth things over between his friends and the "new guy", the All-Seeing Eye.


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  • The Cameo: Marco and Jackie briefly appear when All-Seeing Eye shows a clip of them standing by a broken vase.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: The All-Seeing Eye threatens to spoil the party by revealing all of the other spells' embarrassing secrets, like one of the Warnicorns being a scrawny guy in a "muscle suit" or Flying Pig drinking right out of the punch bowl.
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  • Dark Is Not Evil: What the All-Seeing Eye seems to be, though its lack of speech makes it kind of hard to tell. It exposes the other spell's secrets seemingly because it honestly thought that was the right thing to do, and later uses the same ability to fix the mess it unintentionally made; one could even argue that, as a spying spell, it was simply serving the purpose it was created for.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Averted with Flying Pig and Spider with a Top Hat.
    Spider with a Top Hat: Up high!
    Flying Pig: You mean "down low"?
    Spider With a Top Hat: [laughs] Because I'm short!
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After All-Seeing Eye starts causing fights at the stump day party, Spider With A Top Hat tries to relieve his stress by climbing physically into a stump-mug of punch.
    Spider With A Top Hat: What?! I'm trying to wallow!
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  • Exact Eavesdropping: The All-Seeing Eye may believe honesty is the best policy but it doesn't always retain context when it shares what it's seen.
  • Good-Times Montage: The All-Seeing Eye provides this by showing clips of the spells having fun together.
  • Honesty Is the Best Policy: The Seeing Eye keeps revealing people's secrets because it believes, to quote Marco, "It's always best to tell the truth."
  • Last-Second Word Swap: One of the Warnicorns gets mad at the Seeing Eye, and threatens to "whoop your... uh, eye, I guess."
  • Never My Fault: The scrawny Warnicorn both invokes and lampshades this after his friends ditch him in disgust due to All-Seeing Eye revealing he wears a muscle suit.
    Scrawny Warnicorn: [to All-Seeing Eye] This is your fault. All right. Instead of taking responsibility for my actions, I am gonna blame you for recording them, and then I am gonna pummel you.
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  • Noodle Incident: According to the All-Seeing Eye, Jackie once caused a vase to break by skateboarding, with Marco telling her that she should tell the truth about what happened.
  • Orphaned Punchline: We catch a bit of a conversation where Flying Pig is telling an anecdote that ends with "And then I said 'Forget about flying, you ever seen a pig do this?'", and he starts doing a dance.
  • The Quiet One: The All-Seeing Eye spends the whole episode silently staring at the other spells, not saying a word.
  • Quote Mine: The All-Seeing Eye can only communicate by playing clips of what it's previously seen. Unfortunately, it's privy to leave out any sort of context, such as when it showed Spider saying that he wanted to say all of the spells at the party stink; he was talking about how all of the spells didn't want to even try to be friends with Seeing Eye, but the Seeing Eye made it seem like he hated all of them.
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: When Spider With a Top Hat asks if his friends want him to un-invite the All-Seeing Eye from their Stump Day Party, he gets a resounding "Yes!"
  • Sequel Episode: This episode is a sequel of sorts to "Spider with a Top Hat", since it revolves around what the spells in Star's wand get up to when they're not helping her fight evil, particularly with the new addition.

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