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Sequel Episodes in western animation TV shows.

  • The Amazing World of Gumball:
    • Both "The Burden" and "The Bros" act as sequel episodes to "The Shell", the latter moreso than the former. Each episode, all of which were aired on consecutive weeks, forms part of a loose trilogy about Gumball and Penny's relationship and Darwin's feelings towards it.
    • "The Nobody" deals with Darwin and Gumball finding out someone is living inside their house. It turns out to be Rob, who they saw floating around in "The Void", but didn't help, and got out on his own. In turn, "The Nemesis" is a sequel to "The Nobody", about Rob trying to take revenge for them abandoning him.
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    • "The Man" is about Richard coping with his mother finding a new boyfriend and that his father abandoned him. "The Signature" follows this up as Richard attempts to prevent them getting married, and ends up reuniting with his father. To a minor degree, "The Check" is a sequel to "The Signature", as the episode kicks off when Richard's new stepdad gives his grandkids a gift they start fighting over. "The Outside" follows up "The Signature", being about the Wattersons spending time with Richard's father (and finding out why he left in the first place).
    • "The Pest" deals with the (very minor) fallout from Anais rejecting Billy's friendship in "The Egg".
    • "The Awkwardness" is a sequel to "The Hug", both of which are about the relentlessly awkward meetings between Gumball and someone he doesn't know. "The Cringe" follows this further, as the two attempt to discover why things between them are always so awkward.
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    • In "The Nest", the monster that's been kidnapping citizens of Elmore turns out to be the Evil Turtle from "The Puppy".
  • The Angry Beavers, the episodes "Up All Night" and "Up All Night 2: Up All Day. The Reckoning". The first one concerns the beavers trying to stay up until morning, and eventually staying up until The Future. In the second one, they get back via a Deus ex Machina and decide to go to sleep, eventually falling asleep for so long that they wake up in The Future again. Also, the "Muscular Beaver" episode managed to have four Numbered Sequels.
  • Arthur: "The Blizzard" (Season 4) features the town pooling their food and coming together to deal with a power outage. A radio broadcaster makes wildly inaccurate forecasts. Much of this happens again during "The Blackout" (Season 12), with Dave Read remembering how bad the forecasts were.
  • Atomic Puppet does this a fair bit.
    • "Atomic Detention" ends with Joey and AP accidentally driving Joey's Apathetic Sadist Teacher Ms. Erlenmeyer into madness and supervillainy, and she ascends a portal into another dimension. It was seemingly forgotten for the next while, until "Erlenmeyer's Revenge", where Ms. Erlenmeyer returns to Joey's school, revealing that she has been transformed into the psychic Queen Mindbender by a malevolent alien entity from the dimension she entered.
    • "Tick'D Off" picks up immediately after "Survival of the Feltest" with Joey, his dad, and AP coming back home from their camping trip, and Joey finding that a tick from the campsite has embedded into his neck and it becomes sentient when Joey and AP power up.
    • "Monster Truck Invasion" sees the return of Zorp, the leader of the aliens from "Pizza Planet", in a new scheme To Serve Man. Then the episode ends with Zorp finding an astronaut chimp, which leads to the plot of "Buck Monkey".
    • "Lacer Takes Over" is a sequel to "These Shoes", as it turns out the malicious A.I. of the Lacer Hypertops has survived the destruction of its body to continue its scheme to lead machinekind in overthrowing humanity and find itself a new body.
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!:
    • The episode "A Day Unlike Any Other" ends with Captain America getting abducted by Skrulls. "Prisoner of War" later shows how Cap escapes them.
    • "Nightmare in Red" has the Incredible Hulk get arrested for false pretenses, and "The Deadliest Man Alive" has his teammates try to free him.
  • Batman: The Animated Series had "His Silicon Soul", which was a direct sequel to the 2-part "Heart of Steel", and "Day of the Samurai" which was a sequel to the earlier "Night of the Ninja". When the show became The New Batman Adventures, "Joker's Millions" followed up on a plot point briefly mentioned in the "World's Finest" Crossover with Superman: The Animated Series.
  • Bob's Burgers: The season one "Sexy Dance Fighting" was about Bob butting heads with Jairo, a handsome capoiera instructor who was stealing Tina's time and attention. In the season six episode "Sexy Dance Healing", Jairo tries to make amends after Bob injures himself.
  • Bump in the Night:
    • "It Sang from Beyond the Stars" and "Comfort Schmumfort" are both follow-ups to "Not of This Boy's Room", as they both featured the return of the alien duo Sleemoth and Gloog and alluded to Mr. Bumpy's first encounter with them.
    • "Made in Japan II" serves as a sequel to the episode "Made in Japan" and focuses on the return of Little Robot.
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command had an episode called "Strange Invasion", which had Team Lightyear end up on Roswell, a planet inhabited by stereotypical green-skinned and large-headed aliens who mistook them for a threat. The episode had a sequel in "Stranger Invasion", where the heroes returned to Roswell and had to help the inhabitants fight back against the invading forces of Evil Emperor Zurg.
  • ChalkZone had a considerable number of episodes that served as continuations to previous episodes.
    • "Follow the Bouncing Bag" is a sequel to "Hole in the Wall", where Vinnie Raton continues trying to carry out his scheme of discovering ChalkZone and exploiting the place and its inhabitants for profit.
    • "Disarmed Rudy" is a continuation of "Pumpkin Love", as it has Jacko try to get even with Rudy for "stealing" his bride.
    • There were a series of episodes devoted to Snap hosting a show where he has a Zoner sent out to shoot footage of ChalkZone wildlife or snoop on other Zoners. The individual episodes were "Beanie Boys to Men" (where Snap sent Spy Fly to observe the training of Skrawl's minions), "Wild ChalkZone" (where Snap tries to have Push obtain footage of blechy bugs), and "Journey to the Center of the Yeti" (where Snap tried to get Spy Fly to see if there were life forms lurking in the fur of the Yadda Yadda Yeti from "That Thing You Drew").
    • "Killer Breath" and "Doofus Penny's Grand Opening" were both sequels to "The Doofi". The former had Doofus Penny try to help Doofus Rudy create the perfect art model by using an invention to merge baby's breath with the killer bush in hopes of creating a baby bush that will stay still, only to plague ChalkZone with a terror aptly named Killer Breath. The latter had Doofus Penny drag Snap into a tour of her Scientastical Hall of Wondoors.
    • "Reggie the Red" had the episode's main conflict revolve around Reggie Bullnerd finding the piece of red chalk that nearly took over Rudy in "Battle of the Hands".
    • "The Further Adventures of Super Hero Snap" serves as a sequel to "Super Hero Snap" and has Snap help Generic Man recapture the villain Major Brand after she escapes from the secure yet humane correctional facility Generic Man took her to.
    • "Snap vs. BooRat" is a continuation of both Vinnie Raton's episodes and "Indecent Exposure", as it has Vinnie Raton and Terry Bouffant working together after discovering that they're both obsessed with exposing the existence of ChalkZone.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: Had plenty over it's run they may have well been Story Arcs.
    • Operation C.A.K.E.D (which were all named with a number at the end, save S.I.X) dealt with the K.N.D confronting the Delightful Children and trying to take their birthday cake away from them Only failing in the the sixth one due to some clever manipulation by the Delightful Children. Likewise the final episode, Operation I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S, was centered around this.
    • "Operation C.A.B.L.E.-T.V." lead into "Operation E.N.D".
    • "Operation: J.E.W.E.L.S.", "Operation: R.A.B.B.I.T.", "Operation: C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E.", and "Operation: L.I.C.O.R.I.C.E." and "Operation: C.A.R.A.M.E.L." detailed the story around Numbuh Five and her arch-rival, Heinrich
    • "Operation: E.N.D", "Operation: T.R.A.I.N.I.N.G." and "Operation: G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.S." which focused on Numbuh 2's brother, Tommy, training to be a K.N.D agent.
    • "Operation: P.R.E.S.I.D.E.N.T.", and "Operation: S.N.O.W.I.N.G." set up "Operation: E.L.E.C.T.I.O.N.S." Detailing the fiasco with the school president and the consequences that followed.
  • Occurs twice in Defenders of the Earth:
    • In "A House Divided", Ming turns the Phantom's estranged brother, Kurt (who believes he is the rightful Phantom) into N'Dama the Weather Demon and lures the Phantom and Jedda into a confrontation with him. Kurt/N'Dama reappears in "Family Reunion", where he is still out for revenge. His lust for power ultimately proves to be his undoing and he is Killed Off for Real.
    • In "The Evil of Doctor Dark", Ming turns to the evil magician Doctor Damian Dark (a former Shadow Lord and an old enemy of Mandrake) to seek the three pieces of the Orb of Konos, which has the power to grant immortality. The episode's sequel, "The Return of Doctor Dark", sees the Defenders (along with their friend, Mara), Ming's forces and Dark racing to find the pieces of the Orb; in the end, Dark (like Kurt/N'Dama) is destroyed as a result of his own greed.
  • The Family Guy episode "Internal Affairs" is a continuation of "Foreign Affairs", both go into Joe and Bonnie's deteriorating relationship.
  • Futurama:
    • In the episode "The Cryonic Woman" is essentially a sequel to the pilot episode (showing how far Fry's come, reminding us of what his life was like before he was frozen and showing how someone might suffer for being a Fish out of Water in his situation). They even pointed this out in the DVD commentary.
    • During the episode "Parasites Lost", among the many changes to himself via a beneficial worm infestation in his body, Fry gains the ability to play a holophonor (it is said that not many people in the whole universe can play it, and the few that could can't play it well), cementing his relationship with Leela. However, to find out whether or not she loves the real him, Fry induces a Pygmalion Snap Back by driving the worms out of his body. He tries playing the holophonor again, and as expected, he lost both his talent and his seduction over Leela. The episode ends with Fry practicing on the holophonor, but this is not revisited until "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", a Series Fauxnale centering on Fry's ability to play the holophonor.
  • Gravity Falls: Season 1 had "The Time Traveler's Pig", in which Mabel and Dipper steal a time traveler's time machine so that they can win a pig and impress Wendy at the same time (each time they try, only one succeeds), inadvertently getting the time traveler, Blendin, fired for losing his time machine to a couple of kids. Season 2 has "Blendin's Game", where a disgraced Blendin challenges the twins to a game of Globnar to win his freedom and a "time wish" in revenge.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy episode "Skeletons in the Water Closet" ends with Billy's mom going crazy because of Grim. "Grim vs. Mom" has her coming back to settle the score. And then there's the Nigel Planter episodes, and the Secret Snake Club episodes.
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi had at least three episodes that served as continuations of previous episodes.
    • "Hired Help" is a continuation of "The Oddyguard" and has Ami and Yumi try to help their former bodyguard Wall find a new line of work.
    • "B.C. Road Trip" revisits the prehistoric incarnations of Ami, Yumi, and Kaz seen in "Puffy B.C." and focuses on Caveman Kaz trying to find a way to make it easier to carry around the band's instruments.
    • "Manga Madness" was given a sequel episode called "Manga Madness, Part II", which had Ami and Yumi help their manga heroes Knoble Knight and Decibel Destroyer fight their archenemy Mr. Master.
  • The Incredible Hulk (1996) has "Helping Hand, Iron Fist", which served to this for the Iron Man episode "Hulkbuster", with Tony and Bruce already knowing each other (including both acting as a Secret Keeper for the other's secret identity), Tony trying to help Bruce cure himself of the Hulk, and Tony and Rhodey sporting tweaked versions of their season 2 designs.
  • Kim Possible:
    • The second season episode "Return to Wannaweep" is a sequel to the first season ep "Sink or Swim", in which Gill, a mutated former camper "buddy" of Ron's wreaks havoc. In the sequel episode, Wannaweep has been re-opened, and Gill has returned to his human form.
    • In the fourth season, "Oh No, Yono!" follows up on the introduction of Hana, Ron's adoptive baby sister in "Big Bother", with plotlines set up in the "Big Bother" coming to fruition in "Oh No, Yono!".
    • The events of the Grand Finale "Graduation" are triggered by Warmonga (and her mate Warhok) returning to Earth to get revenge on Kim and Drakken for defeating and making a fool of Warmonga in "Mad Dogs and Aliens".
  • In Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the episode "Goofy Babysitter" is a followup to "Goofy Baby", except instead of Goofy getting turned into a baby, Mickey and the rest of his friends end up transformed.
  • The My Life as a Teenage Robot episode "Raggedy Android" is about Dr. Wakeman making a suit that could disguise Jenny as a human, but doing such a rushed job that people were far more scared of it than Jenny. "Return of Raggedy Android" centered on a newer version of the Exo-Suit that actually worked and far too well. The latter had a Sequel Hook for another possible Sequel Episode (the Exo-Suit was still alive and took Mr. Mesmer as a new host) which was never resolved on-screen (though Mr. Mesmer was later shown to be fine, implying it was dealt with offscreen)note .
  • Phineas and Ferb: The Tag for "The Chronicles of Meap" consisted of an episode trailer for "Meapless in Seattle", which the creators had not intention of making. Unfortunately for them, the idea of revisiting Meap and Mitch got so popular that it led to the production of "Meapless in Seattle". Likewise, "Meapless" also ended with a fake trailer in the tag, this time with the narrator expressly declaring that they have no intentions to put these snippets together for a future episode.
    • "Meapless in Seattle" also expands on the B-Plot of "It's About Time", which saw Doofenshmirtz fighting a new nemesis, Peter the Panda, like he's having an affair in his relationship with Perry the Platypus. Doof, Perry, and Peter's relationship is expanded further in "Lost in Danville", in which Doofenshmirtz meets Professor Mystery, the other evil scientist.
    • "Tales From the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" is set 2 months after the Made-for-TV Movie and follows the lives of the second-dimension characters since Doof-2's defeat. It especially follows up on a Deleted Scene that introduced Vanessa-2, and her impaired teenage social life as her father banishes any guy who tries to ask her out.
  • The Pound Puppies (1980s) episode "Where Do Puppies Come From?", which had the Pound Puppies help out a dog named Rusty and his pregnant mate Lucy, was given a sequel episode in "Pups on the Loose", which had Rusty and Lucy entrust the Pound Puppies with looking after their new children.
  • The Powerpuff Girls:
    • "Supper Villain" is an episode about a neighbor of the Powerpuff Girls who decides to become a supervillain when they visit his house. "Just Deserts" sees his family joining him.
    • "Monkey See, Doggy Two" is about Mojo Jojo trying to redo his plan from "Monkey See, Doggy Do" more successfully.
    • "Aspirations" has Sedusa trying to restore her power after having her Prehensile Hair cut at the end of "Something's a Ms.".
  • Ready Jet Go!:
    • "Asteroid Belt Space Race" is a sequel to "Space Race", as it focuses on the rematch that Celery and Zucchini promised to have at the end of the latter episode, this time with Eggplant and Zerk involved.
    • "Racing on Sunshine" is a sequel to "Kid-Kart Derby", and takes place one year after said episode.
    • "Lone Star 2 - Rocket Kids!" is a sequel to "Lone Star", hence its title.
  • Recess: "The Big Prank" is about T.J. attempting to pull a prank on King Bob so he can officially earn the latter's former title of "Prankster Prince". "The Madness of King Bob" has Bob, jealous of T.J. getting more admiration for his pranks than he did when he held the title, abandon his post so he can pull a prank on T.J.
  • Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" has "Fire Dogs 2" which is a sequel to "Fire Dogs", an episode of the original series, though it has little to do with it apart from it starting where the original episode ended.
  • Rick and Morty: The Season 3 episode "The Ricklantis Mix-up" serves as a direct sequel to the season 3 premiere, "The Rickshank Redemption". In the latter episode, Rick broke out of prison and, in the process, pitted his two greatest enemies—the Galactic Federation and Citadel of Ricks—against each other, with both sides suffering heavy casualties and massive damage. The former episode then shows how the Citadel and the Ricks and Mortys living there have been repairing and recovering from the damage and what life has been like for them since. "Ricklantis Mix-up" also serves as a more indirect sequel to Season 1's "Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind", in that the true villain of that episode, Evil Morty, got away scot-free; here, we find out what he's up to now when he's revealed to be the newly-elected President of the Citadel.
  • Steven Universe is normally a continuity-heavy series where things that change in one episode are regularly called back to in another, and some episodes' plots are directly derived from earlier ones:
  • Taz-Mania had "Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty", and its follow up "Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty Part II", which saw an evil housecat owned by Taz's sister Molly try to kill Taz, and every single time Molly saw the two the cat would pretend to be the victim.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) had a couple. One was "Mr. Nice Guy", which was a sequel to the episode "Leonardo Lightens Up", as both plots involved one of the Turtles being affected by Donatello's personality ray. "Michelangelo meets Bugman" had a sequel that was, naturally, called "Michelangelo Meets Bugman Again". "Adventures in Turtle Sitting" was a spiritual sequel to "Back to the Egg", as both had some of the Turtles reduced to five years old which left the one(s) who kept their natural age to look after them (notably, Leonardo was turned into a five-year-old in both). "Menace, Maestro Please", was a sequel to "Name That Toon", and is notable for immediately following the previous episode unlike most cases.
  • Teen Titans:
    • In the season 1 episode "Masks", Robin creates the supervillain persona of Red X, with which he tries to deceive both his enemies and friends. In the Season 3 episode "X", a thief steals the supersuit Robin used and assumes said identity, with Robin dwelling over his previous actions.
    • The Story Arc of the second season surrounded Terra, which ended with her turning to stone from using her powers to save the city. After the fifth and final seasons resolved its own story arc, the very last episode, "Things Change", picks Terra's story back up when Beast Boy finds a girl who appears to be her, but with no memory of being so.
  • Teen Titans Go!:
    • "Be Mine" for both "Terra-ized" and "Opposites"; after a Previously On… segment, it picks up where "Terra-ized" left off.
    • In "Legs", Raven loses her cloak, and she creates a new superhero identity called Lady Legasus. Two seasons later, "Leg Day" sees the return of Lady Legasus, who helps the other Titans appreciate their legs more and reinvents them as the League of Legs, with Robin as Captain Cankle, Cyborg as Thunder Thighs, Beast Boy as The Calf, and Starfire as the Incredible Quad. The League of Legs make another appearance later in the season with "Arms Race With Legs", in which Lady Legasus must save the day when the rest of the league abuses their leg power.
  • The Transformers was not as continuity-driven as later installments, but it did have a few episodes that connected to each other despite not being a multi-parter. For one impressive example, the "Five Faces of Darkness" five-parter comes directly after the movie. "Thief in the Night" reveals what happened to Trypticon after fighting Metroplex in "Five Faces of Darkness". "Thief in the Night" is used to explain why Octane was banished by the Decepticons in "Starscream's Ghost". The ghost of Starscream would later reappear in both "Ghost in the Machine" and the Beast Wars episode "Possession". Starscream's immortality would later be used to explain Rampage's in "Bad Spark".
  • Wander over Yonder: "The Gift" for "The Gift 2: The Giftening"—despite the name, the first one is the P.O.V. Sequel that continues slightly past where the first left off.
  • We Bare Bears:
    • "Captain Craboo" is a sequel to "Emergency", with both episodes involving the titular crab.
    • "Crowbar Jones: Origins" is a sequel to "Crowbar Jones", although the episode itself revolves around making a prequel.
    • "Everyone's Tube" has a sequel called "More Everyone's Tube".
    • "Icy Nights" and "Icy Nights II" both involve Ice Bear facing the same antagonist.
    • The Halloween Episodes "Charlie's Halloween Thing" and "Charlie's Halloween Thing 2".
    • "Shmorby" revolves around the bears being given a device with the title character as an apology for the traumatic events of "Googs".
    • "Band of Outsiders" picks up where "Yuri and the Bear" left off.
    • "Rescue Ranger" is a sequel to "Creature Mysteries". "Tabes and Charlie" can also be seen as a sequel to the former two.


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