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Recap / Tuca And Bertie S 1 E 09 The Jelly Lakes

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  • Agony of the Feet: Bertie tries kicking the motorcycle of the person who cut her off, but she just ends up injuring her foot.
  • Angrish: Bertie devolves into this when she gets cut off in traffic.
  • Baleful Polymorph: One of the old ladies jogging through the mall slips on some boba Tuca left on the floor. She's left behind since she "belongs to the mall now" and transforms into a kiosk.
  • Advertisement:
  • Bland-Name Product: "Girl Things" is a spoof of the children's jewelry store Claire's.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: Giant crabs are an endemic risk to the Jelly Lakes.
  • Good-Times Montage: Two.
    • Tuca and Bertie singing and seeing all sorts of cool sights during their road trip.
    • Tuca and Bertie running around and doing fun things at the Jelly Lakes Mall.
  • Leave the Camera Running: The opening of the episode is mainly in silence, focusing on Tuca and Bertie on an awkward road trip.
  • Ocular Gushers: Tuca and Bertie have a post make-up cry that ends up flooding the entire inside of Bertie's car. Cue the volume of water ripping the doors open.
  • Rape as Backstory: When asked why she's so hesitant to swim in the jelly lakes, Bertie tells Tuca that a lifeguard there molested her when she was twelve, scarring her for life and destroying her love of swimming in the process.
  • Advertisement:
  • Totally Radical: The "Girl Stuff" commercial. The mall itself apparently used to be this.
  • Written Sound Effect: Bertie's "SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT" winds up working as a makeshift road when she accidentally goes through a broken path.
  • Visual Pun: After Bertie mentions on how she freezes up all the time, she literally becomes encased in ice when Speckle suddenly calls her.


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