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Recap / Wander Over Yonder S 2 E 6 The Cool Guy The Catastrophe

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The Cool Guy

Lord Hater's next invasion is put on hold when he ditches Peepers and joins Emperor Awesome to hang out, resulting in him acting like a party-loving dude like Emperor Awesome and making Peepers feel left out.

Tropes appearing in The Cool Guy:

  • Accidental Misnaming: At the beginning, Emperor Awesome calls Lord Hater "Lord Harry".
  • An Aesop: Being "cool" is relative. But what's not cool is looking down on others that don't fit one's idea of "cool".
  • Continuity Nod: Hater mentions his pet, Captain Tim.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Hater vs. Awesome at the end, though to be fair Hater caught Awesome by surprise.
  • Demoted to Extra: Wander and Sylvia only appear at the very end.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Hater looks noticeably discomfited as Emperor Awesome starts to rag on Peepers, since they happened to run into the latter by accident.
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  • Failed Attempt at Drama: Peepers attempting to march out of Hater's ship as Emperor Awesome laughs at him; Peepers slips and slides down. Hater's little second-in-command still tries to take off the planet.
  • Friendly Enemy: Peepers and Sylvia seem to be developing this sort of relationship, where they let out a simultaneous "sigh" after Hater chases Wander at the end.
  • Hannibal Lecture: This counts since he is the villain. Peepers gives an awesome one when Emperor Awesome tries to mock him: he points out that "nerds" get things done in the world, because they set goals and make plans. Emperor Awesome in contrast has done nothing great because he doesn't have any goals in life.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Lord Hater blasts Emperor Awesome once he sees that he's about to pummel Peepers, yelling out, "Nobody picks on Peepers but me!"
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  • Insult Backfire: Peepers is proud to be a nerd, no matter what other people say.
  • Model Planning: Hater and Peepers use models to plan out their invasion, which Emperor Awesome dismisses as toys. In the end, Wander and Sylvia join in with models of their own.
  • Not So Different: Sylvia and Peepers at the end share a mutual sigh over their companions chasing each other with their models.
  • Rousing Speech: Peepers gives one to the Watchdogs when they proceed with the invasion without Hater.
  • Talk to the Fist: This was Awesome's response to Peepers's Hannibal Lecture; fortunately Hater intervenes.
  • Villain Episode: One that focuses mostly on Lord Hater and Emperor Awesome.
  • Villainous Friendship: Peepers and Hater solidify this. They play together with mini-figures while planning the invasion of a planet, and when Awesome picks on Peepers, Hater comes to his defense.
  • Villain Protagonist: Peepers and Hater for this episode.
The Catastrophe

Sylvia's attendance at watching a jellyfish migration is disrupted when Wander becomes obsessed with funny cat videos, resulting in him missing everything. But Sylvia discovers that the videos are part of a more fiendish plot.

Tropes appearing in The Catastrophe

  • Amusing Injuries: Sylvia suffers through several of these, first at the factory making Baby Cakes video players, then again while trying to out-do Lil Bits as a viral video star.
  • Badass in Distress: Wander this time, and we know it's bad when he starts acting like a kitten.
  • The Bus Came Back: Lil Bits returns, only now calling herself "Baby Cakes" and looking much cleaner.
  • Call-Back: Lil Bits is back to get revenge for the humiliation she suffered from Wander and Sylvia the last time they met in "The Stray".
  • Cute Kitten: "Baby Cakes", the cat in the videos that Wander falls in love with - who is actually Lil Bits acting out a new Evil Plan.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Real vending machines in Japan carry items like the ones that Wander finds, including the cellphone. The planet seems to be modeled off Tokyo with its giant display screens.
  • Epic Fail: Sylvia at first when trying to snap the citizens out of their brainwashing.
  • Got Me Doing It: Upon confronting Baby Cakes, Sylvia repeatedly catches herself talking in her Elmer Fudd Syndrome way of speaking.
  • Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight:
    Baby Cakes: Making these videos is soooo insulting to my intelligence, but it'll all be worth it when the galaxy is under my control!
  • Here We Go Again!: After Wander and Sylvia leave after the battle with Little Bits goes viral, one of the town residents spots a snail... and then it goes viral in their place.
  • The Internet Is for Cats: Lil Bits attempts to conquer the galaxy by posting cute viral videos of herself.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: Wander and the citizens' eyes turn green when being hypnotized by the video.
  • Missing the Good Stuff: Wander is so enthralled by the cat videos he misses the jellyfish migration. Fortunately, he gets a second chance later.
  • Overly Long Gag: Wander saying "Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaasseeeeeeeeee?"
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: This is how Sylvia recognizes Lil Bits in her cat videos.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Tempting Fate: Right before deciding to go to the jellyfish migration, Sylvia asks, "What could go wrong?" Sure enough, Wander... wanders off.


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