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Recap / Wander Over Yonder S 1 E 14 The Party Animal The Toddler

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The Party Animal

When Emperor Awesome prepares to party a planet to bits, it's up to Sylvia to stop him.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Emperor Awesome's role in this episode is more malicious and vengeant than his past appearances.
  • A Day in the Limelight: For Emperor Awesome, who gets to serve as the main villain instead of Lord Hater as usual.
  • Dance Off: Emperor Awesome challenges Wander to a dance-off because he's offended that anyone can party as hard as he can. While he's taking it deadly seriously, Wander treats it like the most fun ever, and easily wins both the contest and the adoration of the crowd.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Emperor Awesome makes parties so intense, they destroy the planet he's partying on!
  • Go-Go Enslavement: When Emperor Awesome invites Sylvia to dance onstage, she sees it as an opportunity to stop him. Only he puts her in a cage to be a go-go dancer.
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  • Leitmotif: Emperor Awesome's "Let's Get Awesome" song is threaded throughout the blasting of the music across the planet.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Inverted. The bodyguards refuse to allow Sylvia to enter the party. Sylvia protests that they want her to wear an outfit and makeup; they confirm this is true. What she comes up with is not attractive, but the bodyguards consider it good enough to allow her entrance.
  • Sore Loser: After being humilliated by Wander, Emperor Awesome leaves the planet, but not before calling it too lame for him to party on.
  • Up to Eleven: What Awesome cranks his speakers up to tear the planet apart. The volume needed to accomplish this is literally 11.

The Toddler

Wander and Sylvia are in a planet-sized mall. They consult the "You Are Here" sign to get their bearings and discover that the nearest exit is three days away. Sylvia heads over to a concession stand to get supplies. When she returns, she discovers Wander has befriended a giant pink, blonde, bediapered toddler he has taken to calling Huckleberry Knucklehead.


Sylvia decides that the only way to get the kid off their hands is to drop him off at security or, failing that, find his parents. Wander agrees, but the pair have dramatically different ideas about how to get the child to come along with them. Wander's, predictably, is free-form fun: let the child do as he wants. Sylvia's approach is more strict and sensible. Knucklehead, of course, prefers Wander's approach. Sylvia gets stuck with the bill as Wander feeds the kid lollipop after lollipop the size of Wander's own head.

They find a pair of aliens who look just like Huckleberry Knucklehead from the back, only to find they're snide teens, offended and disgusted at being considered adults, let alone parents. Wander and Sylvia are accused of being awful parents. Wander takes umbrage at the insult; Sylvia simply points out they're not his parents. The child tuckers out from the sugar rush wearing off and the chase all over the mall, falling asleep on Sylvia and crushing her. This leads to her and Wander getting into a whispered argument about whose approach with the kid is more effective. But despite keeping their voices down, the argument wakes Huckleberry and he runs off, upset that they're fighting.

The child leads them all over the mall until they corner him on an upper level. He's about to lean too far back and fall! Wander suddenly changes his tack and strictly tells the giant alien baby "No!". Syliva flips her tactic as well and picks up Wander, brandishing him at the kid and going "Look! Lollipop!" The crowd that has been watching and screaming in terror cheers as the pair lead the giant baby back to the Security desk — where his parents have finally showed up: two tiny little bugs.

They're delighted to have their baby back (surprise: his name really is Huckleberry Knucklehead) and hope he hasn't been too much trouble. Wander says the kid was no problem at all just before the baby shoves him into his mouth and Sylvia scolds him to drop it.


  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Sylvia and Wander. But mostly Sylvia.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: Turns out to be the case in the end. While Wander proves Sylvia's point that putting his foot down is more effective at discouraging Huckleberry from doing something he shouldn't, Sylvia also proves Wander's point that encouraging Huckleberry with something he likes will get him to listen.
  • Cute Giant: Huckleberry.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Huckleberry becomes very upset when he sees Wander and Sylvia fighting.
  • Gigantic Adults, Tiny Babies: Inverted. Huckleberry is around three times the height of Sylvia (and big enough to suck on Wander like a lollipop), but his parents are two beetle-like aliens the size of actual beetles.
  • Is That Cute Kid Yours?: Sylvia has to repeatedly tell people that she and Wander aren't the baby's parents.
  • Namedar: Wander correctly guesses the baby's name as Huckleberry Knucklehead, much to Sylvia's surprise.
  • Ocular Gushers: When Huckleberry cries, his tears soak all passersby.
  • Papa Wolf: Wander gets seriously angry when a woman insults Huckleberry.
  • Significant Double Casting: Sylvia's angered insists that she and Wander aren't the baby's parents is made funnier by the fact that his actual parents have the same voice actors as Wander and Sylvia.
  • Straying Baby: A straying giant baby that causes destruction as he walks around.


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