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Recap / We Bare Bears S 1 E 16 Panda's Sneeze

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It's allergy season in San Francisco and Panda becomes a cute sensation when a Vine video of his very cute sneeze goes viral, which does not go unnoticed by Nom Nom, which culminates in a cuteness contest.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Ice Bear's Robot Me goes crazy as soon as he leaves it alone for two seconds.
  • Bland-Name Product: One of the sites featuring Panda's viral video is Humgrub, a play on Internet news site Buzzfeed.
  • Brick Joke: During the events of the episode, Ice Bear builds a robot clone of himself off-screen, which eventually escapes him and goes on a rampage. Later, after the contest, the robot comes back, destroys the cuteness trophy, and essentially kidnaps Nom Nom.
  • Clickbait Gag: There's a Spinning Paper segment done with cell phones and laptop computers showing articles about Panda's viral video. One of them features a Buzzfeed parody with secondary links like "20 Struggles That Toad Owners Have" and "Little Girl Drinks Water, You Won't Believe What Happens Next!"
  • Continuity Nod: Panda's video ends up on the "Mornings with Marie" web show first seen in episode ten.
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  • Foreshadowing: While waiting for their pizza, Panda notices a portrait of Nom Nom in the middle of a "wall of celebrities" photo collection, which Ice Bear throws in the trash, foreshadowing Nom Nom's involvement in the episode's plot.
  • Frank's 2000-Inch TV: Nom Nom watches his own viral videos (and Panda's) on a enormous tablet computer.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The secondary weblinks in the Spinning Paper bit:
    20 struggles that toad owners have :/
    Little girl drinks water, you won't believe what happens next!
  • Funny Background Event: The background plot of Ice Bear building a robot clone of himself.
  • Instant Humiliation: Just Add YouTube!: Panda's sneezing video makes him an instant star, which the shy Panda doesn't wish to be.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After the way Nom Nom acted throughout the episode, Ice Bear's robot arrives to the contest and destroys the cuteness trophy and kidnaps him. And what makes it better is it was something Ice Bear created, so Ice Bear got back at Nom Nom.
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  • Luminescent Blush: Ice Bear does this rather than confirm that Panda is indeed "cute".
  • Plot Allergy: Panda's allergies (this time, to pollen) once again factor into the story.
  • Rebel Relaxation: Grizz attempts to look cool by leaning on everything.
  • Robot Me: Ice Bear builds a robot clone of himself. It naturally goes on a rampage.
  • Shout-Out: The entire episode is a reference to the "Sneezing Baby Panda" viral video.
  • Spinning Paper: A variation is done with cell phones and laptops as Panda's video becomes famous.
  • There Was a Door: Ice Bear's robot keeps breaking through walls.
  • Villain Ball: Nom Nom would have gotten exactly what he wanted out of Panda if he hadn't started sabotaging him.


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