Man Buys Vase for £1, Finds Out it is £80,000 Treasure Belonging to Chinese Emperor

Man Buys Vase for £1, Finds Out it is £80,000 Treasure Belonging to Chinese Emperor

A rare and beautiful Chinese vase was bought from a charity shop for £1 but is about to go up for auction with a reserve price of £80,000 after the lucky buyer found out it belonged to a Chinese Emperor.

The small, bright, spring daffodil, pear-shaped vase was made especially for a Qianlong Emperor who reigned from 1735 to 1796 AD, yet it somehow made its way to a charity shop in Hertfordshire in England where it was sold for only £1.

The tasteful and exceptionally lucky buyer attempted to sell the rare and unique Chinese vase on eBay and was soon “flooded with offers”, which encourage him to take the relic to Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers' in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, who surprised the buyer with its true value.

The vase, which sold for just £1 at a charity shop, is now listed in an auctioneers’ magazine with a reserve price of £80,000 because of its heritage linking it to the famous 18th century Qianlong Emperor. A report in The Daily Mail says “the eight inch vase has the family rose marked upon it”, which informs specialists that it “wasn't for export, but for one of the emperor's palaces.”

The vase which was bought from a charity shop for £1 could sell for £80,000 (Picture: Sworders /BNPS)

Wall Mounted Hand-Crafted Happiness

The delicate yellow vase, which encourages positive and hopeful emotions, was carefully designed to be hung from a wall and therefore has a flat back. It is decorated with carefully detailed floral decorations across its public face.

This most beautiful and intricately painted vase is inscribed with an imperial phrase which translates to “praise incense”.

Two iron-red seal marks read “Qianlong chen han” - the Qianlong Emperor's own mark. Additionally, it says 'Weijing weiyi' which means “be precise, be undivided.”

Yexue Li is head of the Asian art department at Sworders and he told reporters that the owner was unaware of its significance so he “put it on eBay with a very low starting price to begin with and there was a lot of interest.” And this interest was no doubt partly inspired by similar events only last year concerning another chance discovery of rare Chinese porcelain.

The Chinese vase was designed to be wall-mounted. Picture: Sworders /BNPS

The Shock of the $19 Million Chinese Vase

In July last year, an Ancient Origins article covered the incredible story of a Qing Dynasty Chinese porcelain vase discovered in a French attic that sold for 16 million euros (US$19 million) at auction. The price stunned everyone, including all the associated experts, and this vase was valued so greatly because it promised to deepen specialists understanding of Qing porcelain vases in the 18th century, and according to reports at the time it was predicted to “boost interest even further in Chinese art.”

Going by the interest shown towards this new vase over its day or two on eBay, it would appear that last year’s one certainly did “boost interest in Chinese art” and we will all know to just what extent on 8th November when the vase goes under the hammer. And while it’s valued at £80,000, it might fetch a much higher price for it truly is a special handcraft.

According to Yexue Li “The enamel on the vase is special because it uses yangcai (foreign) enamels on a yellow ground - a special colour traditionally reserved for the emperor.”

The Chinese vase that sold for $19 million (Sotheby’s)

Another Spectacular Price Possibly?

The shocking sale price of last year’s Chinese porcelain vase began with Sotheby’s placing a reserve price of €500,000 to €700,000 ($590,000 – $825,000) before the auction. However, Sotheby’s staff were amazed that the price eventually reached “20 times its guide price”, fetching 16 million euros ($19 million).

Last year’s vase was purchased by a mystery Asian buyer whose name and nationality are still unknown, and it makes you wonder if he might swoop in once again with his open cheque book, which is clearly targeted at snapping up Asian cultural treasures. If he is again prepared to pay 20 times the reserve price of £80,000, this £1 vase might reach £1.6 million pounds. Well, theoretically anyway!

And finally. Let’s have a moments silence for the charity shop worker who bagged up the rare Chinese vase and took that £1 for it. If he had just popped his own £1 into the till and taken it home… It is doubtless that this person is still rocking in a chair, knees grasped by arms, sucking their thumb in a darkened room. Thinking, a lot, about the sometimes brutally unfair nature of life.


Broken Treasure

Cousin to the Dead Pet Sketch, this plot involves one of the main characters accidentally breaking or losing another character's treasured item or Charm Point while they're away. Now they must repair it, get it back, or get a new one before the other character comes back and sees what happened.

A common subversion is for the plot to end with a Milholland Relationship Moment. This is frequently the other character, at the end, explaining that the item wasn't as valuable as the first character thought - in fact, it's nearly worthless. A more sappy variation is for the other character to come back, find the broken item, see the attempts to fix it, and forgive the first character, saying that they aren't angry or upset because love is more valuable than the material thing.

On the other hand, it's also common for the owner (oblivious that the item is broken/lost) to reveal that the item was in some way much more valuable than the other character had previously thought. Over the course of the story the owner reveals more and more information about the item's sentimental or monetary value, not to mention all the wonderful plans he has for the item for some important upcoming event. He may go on about it so much it makes you wonder if he's passive-aggressively revealing that he knows.


Contents

Air Buddies

The narrator, Sniffer, introduces the Air Buddies, RoseBud, Buddha, Budderball, MudBud, and B-Dawg and explains their sport talents and personalities. After that, Noah and Henry and their parents leave to go to a basketball game with Buddy and Molly. The pups refuse to be left alone and bored, grab their toys, only to be blocked by their babysitter, Mrs. Niggles and get baths instead. Afterwards, Mrs. Niggles tells them to take naps. B-Dawg decrees that no one shall tell him to take a nap, and leads the pups out to watch the babysitter. Buddha notices the babysitter is 'finding her inner peace' and as she naps, the pups play their favorite sports with their toys and Mrs. Niggles's yarn. After all the victory, Budderball climbs up the counter to claim his prize Mrs. Niggles's blueberry pie. After throwing it onto the ground, Mrs. Niggles wakes up, but she's tied up by her yarn. Then the pups hear their parents coming home, and because everything is a mess, Mrs. Framm thinks it's time to find the Buddies new homes. Meanwhile, Selkirk Tander tries to impress Mr. Livingston's son, Bartleby Livingston by showing him a female tiger for his birthday, but Bartleby wanted an animal he can play with. He wants Air Bud (Buddy) because Buddy can play sports. Mr. Livingston offers $500,000 if Selkirk can get Buddy. Selkirk then sends his nephew Grim and assistant Denning to capture Buddy. At school, Noah and Henry collect every kid's profile sheets and photos, and after looking at girls and boys who would make good owners, the family decides to call the new owners tomorrow. Grim and Denning arrive at Buddy's home, only to see Buddy and Molly at the same time, thinking there are two Air Buds or they are mates. The next morning, the pups decide to run away. Grim and Denning follow them, and manage to catch Budderball by luring him with a doughnut. The other Buddies go and find Budderball but they are captured as well and used as bait to catch Buddy and Molly. Buddy manages to free the Buddies but Denning traps him with a net. Molly tries to save Buddy but is captured too. The Buddies ask Sniffer for his help and where Buddy and Molly were taken to. Sniffer explains that Buddy and Molly were taken to wine country, and refuses to help because he has lost his sense of smell. In wine country, Selkirk is pleased that Denning and Grim captured both Buddy and Molly so he can have them breed puppies and sell them for money. When Grim explain that Buddy and Molly already had puppies and Denning let them get away, Selkirk tells them to lock the dogs in the wine cellar and go and capture the puppies and threatens that if they don't catch the puppies, they will be fed to the tiger. Grim and Denning go back to Buddy's home to capture the Buddies but no luck. The Buddies have sniffed their way to the outside cinema, where Grim and Denning are watching One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The Buddies find their way to the projection room and walk right in front of the projector, their shadows attracting Denning and Grim's attention. The Buddies then find a snack bar and start eating. Grim opens the projector, temporarily blinding himself. A female customer orders a box cup of popcorn, and Budderball tumbles out of the box—her scream is heard by Denning and Grim who then slip on a wet floor. Next, the Buddies run into a motor bike gang. Still blind, Grim knocks the motor bikes over, while Denning also collides with the motorcycles, furiously calling the Buddies and the man at the movie projection booth double-crossing bottle-suckers and various other nasty names related to double-crossing. Grim and Denning knocking over the motorcycles with their clumsiness infuriates the gang, who then tie Grim and Denning in front of the cinema screen and begin throwing soda, candy, and popcorn at them. Grim and Denning catch up to the Buddies, chasing them to a farm. The Buddies meet Billy the Goat and Belinda the Pig, who help the Buddies escape from Grim and Denning. The Buddies lure Grim and Denning into a stable and escape through a small hole as Billy locks Grim and Denning in. The Buddies go through the forest then meet the Wolf who leads them to wine country. A skunk's spray enables Sniffer to smell again, so he calls Noah and Henry and they go off to find the Buddies. Buddy and Molly manage to escape to find the Buddies. Budderball falls into a hole, which Buddy and Molly dug, forcing the Buddies to help. Noah and Henry are led by Sniffer through the same farm that the Buddies went through. Noah and Henry are ecstatic and overjoyed at finding Grim and Denning being held prisoners by Billy the goat, and immediately depart to report them and turn them in to the authorities over Grim and Denning's protests. Bartleby and his father come to collect the dogs but instead finds the Buddies. Bartleby and his father then put the Buddies in a limousine, when Noah, Henry, Buddy and Molly come to rescue the Buddies. Budderball falls into one of the wine containers and gets drunk. Bartleby catches Budderball but is caught by Sniffer. Noah, Henry, and the dogs release barrels towards Selkirk and Mr. Livingston the barrels break the wine container. Selkirk and Mr. Livingston fall in, as the container cracks open. Washing out of the container, Sheriff Bob arrives to arrest Selkirk, Denning, and Grim. The Buddies apologize to Buddy and Molly they understand and say they're ready for their new owners. Budderball decides to stay with Bartleby because he needs a friend.

Snow Buddies

The film follows the story of Buddy and Molly's puppies in Washington. After saying goodbye to their owners one morning, they decide to play hide-and-seek when Budderball finds an ice cream truck. RoseBud spots him and follows him in an attempt to help. Hilarity ensues when Buddha finds them both in the truck and B-Dawg and MudBud end up in the truck which is shipping to outside the town of Ferntiuktuk, Alaska. In Alaska, the puppies meet Shasta, a young husky whose owner, 11-year-old Adam Bilson, is determined to win the Alaskan sled dog race. Jean George III is a very mean, irritable, cantankerous man with a bad temperament, and would readily take victory away from fellow competitors and possibly also hurt them if they try to get their victory back. The puppies take a vote to help a grateful Shasta to pursue his dreams. Unfortunately, as Shasta has no parents, this puts the puppies in a predicament as there is nobody to teach them how to become snow dogs and the local population of older puppies sneers at the thought of them learning how. Luckily, they find Talon, his father's mentor, in the mountains. Although initially reluctant, Shasta manages to persuade Talon into teaching the uncanny puppies into becoming his new protégés by reminding him that "It's not the size of the dog that counts but the heart of the team". When Shasta introduces Adam to his new sleigh team, he is delighted at the prospect of his dreams coming true and the team pursue vigorous training routines often to comedic effect. Adam begins building a new sleigh with his team of hard-working puppies. Talon proudly watches as the team's efforts come to fruition and it seems as though they are cooperating as a team. The older town huskies, however, are not impressed and begin to plan their downfall. They reveal to the Buddies that Shasta's parents died when the ice beneath them shattered to dishearten them. Back in Washington, Buddy and Molly find Budderball's toy football on the back of the ice cream truck and proceed to take the same route the puppies did to Alaska. Talon calls the puppies to the mountain lake one night to view the Northern Lights before he departs telling Shasta that he knows all he needs to know and that he can become the great leader that his father was. The following morning, the puppies enter the race with Adam. After being reminded by how treacherous the race is by the sheriff, the puppies begin their trek. Meanwhile, Buddy and Molly go looking for the puppies in Alaska where the rescue dog Bernie informs them of their participation in the race and, without further hesitation, the trio try to find the puppies. Mr. Bilson also begins looking for Adam. The team manage to make it to the midway checkpoint without much difficulty. The sheriff finally checks his email and finds out that the puppies in his town are actually the missing puppies from Washington. The snowstorm becomes more and more dangerous as Mr. Bilson gets snowed in and Adam's main competitor and owner of the rival snow dogs begins cheating by sabotaging the competing sleds. Adam and the team take shelter in an igloo provided by an Inuit until the storm subsides. They come head to head with Jean George III and Adam gets injured. Adam then recovers. Jean George's dogs get into trouble when the ice beneath them shatters. He continues and abandons them while Adam and the puppies begin a rescue operation despite Shasta's fears of his parents' deaths. The puppies pull the dogs out of the icy water and Jean George continues the race without any gratitude and abandons their rescuers. Budderball can't believe that Jean George would abandon them, and he describes Jean George's actions as betrayal. Budderball angrily describes him as an obnoxious, dirty freak. Rosebud says that she and her brothers must be betrayal-free, and that her team continue the race without giving up. Buddha confidently emphasizes their speed and endurance, and Budderball confidently emphasizes their strength. Jean George's dogs realize they owe nothing to their owner and everything to Shasta and the puppies, and so, slow down causing Jean George to lose the race. Adam is victorious and the puppies reunite with their parents. Jean George gives out to his dogs and they respond in kind by chasing him around the Arctic. All seven puppies return home via airplane. They land and live happily ever after.

Space Buddies

The film starts as Buddha (Field Cate) and his owner, Sam (Nolan Gould), are star-gazing. As a shooting star passes, Sam makes a wish that he can touch the moon. The next day is the day of his school field trip to Vision Enterprises to watch a test launch of the Vision 1 spacecraft. However, since no pets are allowed to go, he has to leave Buddha at home. Buddha meets up with his siblings, Budderball (Josh Flitter), RoseBud (Liliana Mumy), B-Dawg (Skyler Gisondo), and MudBud (Henry Hodges), and invites them to come with him to go to see the test launch. They hide in the school bus, which soon arrives at the Vision Enterprises. The dogs go to a space-suit machine and put on space-suits before following the students, who are being led by Dr. Finkel (Kevin Weisman). The dogs get aboard the space shuttle Vision 1. At Mission Control in the Vision enterprises, Pi (Bill Fagerbakke) confirms they are ready for launch. Meanwhile, the dogs take a close look around until they are sealed in the shuttle, which prepares for launch. Astro (Ali Hillis), who will be piloting the shuttle from Earth, launches the shuttle, and it flies to space. At Mission Control, the humans realize the third tank of gas in the shuttle was never filled. With ten hours until the gas runs out, they look for solutions. They eventually decide to pilot the spacecraft to the old R.R.S.S. (Russian Research Space Station). They contact the cosmonaut living in the space station, named Yuri (Diedrich Bader), telling him to refuel the Vision 1. As Vision 1 connects to the space station, the dogs decide to explore the space station, and they meet a dog called Spudnick (Jason Earles) who is under the care of Yuri. Spudnick explains that Yuri is quite content to stay in space, yet he wishes to go home. Yuri finds the dogs and becomes happy because the buddies can keep them company. The buddies are trapped in the kitchen and are saved later by Spudnick. After Yuri connects the fuel hose to the Vision 1, the fuel starts to leak from the hose. Meanwhile, the buddies and Spudnick rush back to Vision 1 to escape. Yuri activates lock-down to trap the dogs. They manage to get to the Vision 1. Yuri tries to stop them, banging on the control switches. However, sparks drop on the fuel, causing an explosion. The dogs escape from the R.R.S.S. as it explodes. Yuri barely escapes using the "Cosmo-pod escape vessel". The Vision 1 travels to the moon. Soon after, the Vision 1 approaches and lands on the moon (Before this event had occurred, B-Dawg had mistaken the moon for the "Death Star"). They soon begin to get out of the Vision 1 and walk around the area within the place they had landed. Mission Control finds that the sounds from their space helmets happen to be soft barks, and conclude they are golden retriever puppies, and this is broadcast on the news. The children find out through the news ("We're live at Vision Enterprises, where quite a furry tale is unfolding. It seems five golden retriever puppies have been accidentally launched into space."). The dogs, while on the moon, meet a ferret named Gravity (Amy Sedaris), who is their mission control assistant. But since their only communication is from audio, they don't know he's a ferret. He orders them to get back on the Vision 1. When returning to Earth, the path is changed by an unworthy Dr. Finkle. The path's telemetry is reverted into a meteor shower. The "auto-avoidance system" takes control of the Vision 1, rotating and shifting heavily between every meteor in its path. However, the Vision 1's data communications antenna is busted to the right when it becomes struck by a meteor. Budderball is sent to repair the antenna by doing a space walk outside of the Vision 1. At Mission Control, the adults are puzzled about the change of the telemetry course of the Vision 1 when Sam accuses Dr. Finkle of changing the path. As Dr. Finkle denies it, Pi uses the security camera to confirm that Dr. Finkle was indeed at the desk at 7:49pm, the time when the telemetry course was changed. As Dr. Finkle is taken away by security, Sam approaches Dr. Finkle and calls him "Dr. Stinkle." The mission control center receives Yuri's distress signal in the Cosmo-pod before the Vision 1 enters the atmosphere through the blackout zone. They wait 4 minutes till' they arrive, but they arrive early. The Vision 1 ends its mission by slowing down on the take-off strip. The dogs find out Gravity is a ferret, and so that Budderball replies he is related to skunks. Yuri crashes his pod, and is rescued by some soldiers, telling them he comes from space. Pi awards the dogs wings of true heroism, with their title as "Space Buddies". They review what they did (Budderball was taught how to eat his vegetables from the trip). Once at home, Buddha gives Sam a moon rock he had taken from his journey, fulfilling his wish of touching the moon. The film ends with Spudnick back at home with his old owner, Sasha, saying, "It is the journey and friendship that matters the most."

Santa Buddies

The film begins at the North Pole with Santa Claus (George Wendt) and his dog, Santa Paws (Tom Bosley), taking a look at the magical Christmas Icicle, which is melting because of nobody believing in Christmas anymore and if it continues to melt, Christmas will be gone forever. Puppy Paws (Zachary Gordon) is Santa Paws' fun-loving son. He gets tired of the North Pole and finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list for eating the Thanksgiving turkey and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary puppy. The film then moves forward to the Buddies (Field Cate, Liliana Mumy, Josh Flitter, Skyler Gisondo, Ty Panitz) in Fernfield, who also don't have any Christmas spirit. They believe that their father is Santa Paws and that the naughty list is a way to scare them to behave. However, Sniffer (Tim Conway) replies that Christmas is about giving and a holiday they must learn to respect. The Christmas Icicle makes a big crack and shuts off the power at the North Pole and makes the reindeer weak and powerless (earlier before he left the North Pole, Puppy Paws stares at the icicle stating "I wish Christmas would just disappear" causing it to crack). Puppy Paws makes it to Fernfield to find Budderball in his home and Budderball himself introduces Puppy Paws to his siblings and Puppy Paws causes trouble to each of the Buddies: Budderball gets framed for eating the gingerbread cookies as he tries to get back on the nice list, B-Dawg gets beaten by Puppy Paws at dancing who even breaks a vase, MudBud teaches Puppy Paws to roll in the dirt, and unaware not to shake dirt out of his fur in the living room, he makes holiday shapes of the dirt spots causing Mudbud to wear a cover-up coat for the rest of the day, RoseBud gets an extreme Christmas makeover, and Buddha's meditation statue gets turned into a snowman as Puppy Paws explains that the snowman is "what citizens of the North Pole medidate in front of". Therefore, due to the incidents, the Buddies want Puppy Paws to leave. But they learn that he isn't hurting them as they are hurting themselves and decide to treat him with compassion. Suddenly, Puppy Paws gets dognapped by a dog catcher named Stan Cruge (Christopher Lloyd) and takes him to the pound. There, Puppy Paws meets a puppy named Tiny (Kaitlyn Maher) who is wishing for a Christmas miracle and sings a song about miracles, which teaches Puppy Paws himself about the true meaning of Christmas. The Buddies, along with an elf dog named Eddy (Richard Kind), have come to the rescue. With Tiny and Eddy still in the pound, the elf dog speaks to Stan that he knows the dog catcher always wanted a puppy for Christmas, but his mother was allergic to dogs and never got one, which made Stan hate Christmas and become a dog catcher. Eddy becomes free from the pound and changes Stan. With help from an elf named Eli (Danny Woodburn), Christmas spirit returns, the Christmas Icicle stops melting, and the North Pole is back in business, with Puppy Paws and the Buddies making it to the North Pole. The reindeer are not able to fly, and Puppy Paws and the Buddies volunteer to save Christmas ( it is revealed the Buddies remembered what Shasta taught them). A changed Mr. Cruge brings Tiny over to the child who has been asking for a puppy as a Christmas present and Tiny herself says her goodbye to the Buddies and Puppy Paws. After their last delivery, Santa Claus and Santa Paws arrive in Fernfield and Santa makes the Buddies (including Budderball) on top of the nice list, Puppy Paws becomes part of Santa's family, and the Buddies say farewell. Stan gets invited to dinner with Tiny's new family and the film ends with the entire town, led by Stan, singing "Silent Night" in front of Fernfield's Christmas Tree as celebrating the holidays.

Spooky Buddies

The story starts off in Fernfield on Halloween night in 1937, where the townspeople storms to the mansion where Warwick the Warlock has gathered the ingredients in order to summon the Halloween Hound. The ingredients follow: his spell book, his staff and five souls of puppies with the same blood. In the mob, a young boy named Joseph Johnston owns Pip, one of the puppies, who has been stolen by Warwick alongside with his siblings. When the Halloween Hound sucks out Pip's soul, the spell is uncompleted as the sun has rose, so Pip's soul is left to float about the house leaving his body stone empty. Warwick is nearly arrested, but he dives through a mirror swearing revenge. Joseph takes Pip's stone body while his father takes Warwick's spell book. The Sheriff takes Warwick's staff and announces to the townspeople that he would board up Warwick's house to prevent anything else from happening. The scene then moves 74 years later in the present Fernfield where the protagonists, the Buddies, are on a field trip to Warwick's mansion with their owners, Alice, Billy, Pete, Sam, and Bartleby. When the class go to the graveyard to see Pip's memorial stone, Billy finds himself scared of the appearance of the gravedigger, Mr. Johnston. Overhearing that the legend says that if you say "Halloween Hound" three times in front of Warwick's portal/mirror, you would release the Halloween Hound, B-Dawg, who is a "scaredy cat" tries to overcome his fear by doing the legend. Pip's ghost tries to warn the Buddies, but B-Dawg is terrified by him and accidentally completes the reciting. Billy hasn't come up with his Halloween projects and decides to do Warwick With the help of Sheriff Dan, he borrows Warwick's evidence file and staff. His mother, Janice, buys him his costume for trick or treating which is a A Christmas Story-esque bunny suit, having had misheard him saying, "Hip Hop Rabbit," when he meant "Hip Hop Rapper." He goes as Warwick and humiliates B-dawg in the bunny suit. He meets up with his friends and the Buddies and they go trick or treating. Two punks, Rodney and Skip, who had scared the class earlier on during the trip go to the mansion to explore. They witness the release of Warwick and the Halloween Hound and Warwick who step out of the mirror. Warwick thinking that Rodney and Skip released them turns them into mice after accusing them of stealing his staff. Warwick learns from his owl assistant, Hoot, that his staff is in the hands of Billy. He immediately sets off to search for it and his spell book. When he and the Halloween Hound leave the mansion, Pip can also leave too. He goes to search for the Buddies. The kids' teacher, Mrs. Carroll and her husband, Mr. Carroll, dress up as Mr. and Mrs. Frankendude. Warwick is petrified by all the kids in their Halloween costumes and Pip disguises himself as a child ghost so he can move around more easily. The Buddies get terrified of him and causing them to get separated from their owners, but Pip is determined to convince the Buddies of the Halloween Hound and continues to pursue them. The kids come across a house which Billy recognizes from a photo from Warwick's criminal files. Billy realizes that the house belongs to the Johnstons. When Mr. Johnston tries to warn Billy and the kids about the staff, but Billy is terrified and runs off. Meanwhile, the Buddies seek help from a gypsy puppy named Zelda but Pip finds them. He convinces them to help him get back in his body. Zelda tells him that if he doesn't do so by sunrise, he would a ghost forever. He, Zelda, and the Buddies go to Deputy Sniffer, Sheriff Dan's dog, for help, only to be found by the Halloween Hound. While they escape Sniffer confronts the Halloween Hound, only to have his soul sucked out. Warwick finally confronts the kids and demands Billy to give him back his staff, and he unintentionally releases magic from it knocking Warwick into a coffin. The kids escape as he starts pursuing them. Pip, Zelda, and the Buddies arrive at the graveyard where they find Pip's body as a monument. Zelda starts chanting the spell to return him to it which successfully works. He, now as a normal dog again, thanks the Buddies and runs off to celebrate. The Halloween Hound suddenly appears behind Zelda and the Buddies. Like Sniffer, Zelda confronts him and her soul is also sucked out. He then holds the Buddies hostage by taking them back to Warwick's mansion. Warwick uses Mr. Carroll to get his staff back but he ends up getting into the Halloween party where the costume competition is being held and wins. When Billy tries to convince Sheriff Dan that Warwick and the Halloween Hound have been released, Warwick interrupts by finally getting his staff back. He turns Sheriff Dan into a monkey which everyone thinks it's a magic act. The kids try to escape, but are cornered by Warwick who believes that they have his spell book. They are saved by Mr. Johnston who knocks Warwick out with his shovel. He takes them to a chapel saying that dark magic can't enter. Warwick pursues the kids and Mr. Johnston and threatens the former for the spell book using the Buddies. The Buddies are locked up in a cage with Hoot guarding them. Pip returns to the mansion and persuades Hoot that he can change and to free the Buddies. Hoot unlocks the cage and lets them escape. The Halloween Hound returns and seeing Hoot's betrayal sucks his soul out as punishment. The Buddies and Pip are cornered by the Halloween Hound. Pip willingly sacrifices himself by telling the Halloween Hound that he took his siblings' souls and he was the only one left to complete the spell. The Halloween Hound sucks his soul out. Rodney and Skip help the Buddies escape by opening a secret panel behind the fireplace which they run through. The Halloween Hound then goes to open the portal saying, "I'm not waiting for that idiotic Warwick any longer." It is opened and everyone in Fernfield falls under control. Mr. Johnston and the kids return to the mansion with the spell book. Warwick uses his magic to paralyze Mr. Johnston and takes it back, only to realize that it is actually the Bible. The Buddies hide in the kitchen where Budderball starts devouring pickled eyeballs. The Halloween Hound finds them and B-Dawg comes up with a plan. Just when the Halloween Hound is about to suck Budderball's soul out, B-dawg signals him who farts, releasing out gas, repelling the magic and causing the Halloween Hound to have his own soul sucked out. The kids and Mr. Johnston find Warwick paralyzed after opening the Bible and Billy takes his staff. Billy chants the reversing spell and manages to complete it just as the sun rises. Warwick tries to take Billy with him into the mirror, but Mr. Johnston grabs him and shoves him into it. When Alice worries about his return, Mr. Johnston takes the staff and breaks the jewel entwined in it. The mirror shatters to prevent Warwick from returning. Sniffer, Zelda, Hoot, Pip and his siblings' souls return to their bodies. Sheriff Dan, Rodney, and Skip are turned back into humans while the townspeople return to normal having no memory of being under control. Mr. Johnston is reunited with Pip as well as the kids being reunited with the Buddies. The kids bid goodbye to Mr. Johnston who has located Pip's siblings' owners and travels around America to return them. The Buddies bid farewell to Pip who thanks them for helping him defeat Warwick. The film ends with the kids waving goodbye to Mr. Johnston as he drives off with the caravan and the Buddies.

Treasure Buddies

The film opens with a pickpocketing monkey named Babi who tells his nephew how he met the Buddies. Their great uncle, Digger was the partner of an archaeologist, Thomas Howard, who retrieved one half of a dial which would lead to Queen Cleocatra's tomb. He never found the other half and retired. The scene then switches to present Fernfield where Thomas is giving his grandson, Pete, a tour of the Egyptian exhibit. The Buddies are also there. Pete stays behind with Thomas who gives his dog, MudBud, Digger's bandanna. A British archaeologist, Phillip Wellington along with his cat, Ubasti, meets Thomas in his office and reveals to have the other half of the dial, and insists on bringing him and Pete along for the ride, but refuses to bring along MudBud due to certain allergies. Fortunately, the Buddies stowaway in Phillip's DC-3 Douglas airliner via a box of TNT. In the climax, Phillip is revealed to be a kleptomaniacal grave robber who challenges Thomas to a fierce duel after Ubasti is turned to stone after wearing Cleocatra's collar, he escapes with it but is captured by the Nomads, tied to a camel and (per request) is placed under the custody of the British embassy. Thomas and Pete are declared national heroes along with the Buddies and the collar is put on permanent display in the museum in Fernfield.

Super Buddies

The Buddies find five magical rings from the planet Inspiron. Each one gives them unique super powers. Budderball gets super strength, Buddha gets mind-control, RoseBud gets super speed, B-Dawg gets super elasticity, and MudBud gets invisibility. Together, the Buddies must use the rings responsibly with the help of Megasis/Captain Canine in order to stop a power hungry extraterrestrial warlord named Commander Drex, who wants to take the rings for his own and full dictatorship of Inspiron. The Buddies soon learn that you don't need to have super powers to become a superhero.


Reception and accolades

Ratings

The Golden Girls debuted on September 14, 1985, in its 9:00 pm Saturday-night timeslot, following a broadcast of the Miss America contest and preceding another new comedy series, 227. The debut episode garnered a 25.0 household rating and a 43 share, which translates to a reach of 21.5 million homes. It was the highest-rated program of the week, and the highest-rated premiere of a program in two years. [6]  The show also elevated the ratings for Saturday nights, which were on a steep decline in the years preceding its debut. After five episodes, the series was averaging a 21.5 household rating, landing among the top-20 highest-rated programs. [7][8]

Critical reception

On Metacritic, a site which uses a weighted mean score, the season scored a 82/100 from six critics, translating to "universal acclaim". [9]

Accolades

See also: List of awards and nominations received by The Golden Girls

At the㺦th Primetime Emmy Awards, The Golden Girls won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. [10]  Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White received nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, with White winning for her performance in the episode "In a Bed of Rose's". [11]  Estelle Getty received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. [12]  Barry Fanaro and Mort Nathan won the Emmy award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the episode "A Little Romance". Susan Harris also received nomination for the award for the pilot episode. [13]  Directors Jim Drake and Terry Hughes each received a nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for their work in "The Heart Attack" and "A Little Romance", respectively. [14]  At the㺫rd Golden Globe Awards, the series won the award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. The four lead actress were each nominated for the award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, with Getty tying with Cybill Shepherd for the award. [15]  Jay Sandrich won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series for the episode "The Engagement" at the㺦th Directors Guild of America Awards. [16]  The series was also nominated at theقnd TCA Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. [17]


Contents

Toby Cavanaugh is a shy person who was blackmailed by his paternal half-sister Jenna, to have sexual relations with her, saying that she would tell their parents that Toby had been forcing her, in having sex with him, and they would surely have believed her. Alison told the Liars that she saw Toby spying on them from his tree house and watched them change clothes, and they believed her. Alison and her friends tried to get revenge on him by throwing a stink-bomb into the Cavanaugh's garage, which set the garage on fire and accidentally blinded Jenna, in the process. It is unknown whether anyone else was inside the garage. Alison blackmailed Toby into taking the blame for Jenna's "accident", by saying that she would tell the whole town about their affair

Commemorating September 1, the day he became free of Jenna, and coincidentally the same day Alison DiLaurentis went missing, Toby got a tattoo: "9/01 Free At Last". This (at the time), fueled the Liars beliefs that Toby killed Ali. After a year in reform school (in Maine), Toby returns to Rosewood where he is treated as a social pariah, and suspected of being an "A" - by The Liars - and also Alison's murderer (by the whole town). He convinces the girls otherwise, starting with Emily Fields when he befriends her. He helps Emily to come out and tell people that she's gay, something that she's forever grateful for. Toby maintains his innocence in Alison's murder, is eventually cleared, and even begins a long-term relationship with Spencer Hastings. (See Spoby.) 

When Mona Vanderwaal is sent to Radley after the events in the Season 2, the girls receive a text, "Mona played with dolls, I play with body parts". It can only be assumed that this message and the other escalating threats of Season 3 were from Toby. At the end of The Lady Killer, it is revealed Toby is a part of The A-Team alongside Mona. Spencer finds this out on their one-year anniversary, and ends their relationship because of it. Spencer is heartbroken and, throughout the season, this becomes increasingly obvious. Later, Spencer reveals to the Liars that Toby is a member of the "A-Team", and she has known about it for weeks.  

In Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Spencer follows Mona into the woods, where she finds a body on the ground surrounded by camping gear. The person is wearing a biker helmet and a leather jacket. Spencer doesn't realize who this could be until she recognizes a tattoo on the mystery person's side: "9/01 Free At Last". Thinking the body is Toby's, Spencer breaks down and begins to cry however, before she can lift the eye guard on the helmet for confirmation, Mona calls out from the woods, "He's dead," taking Spencer's attention away from the body and prompting her to chase Mona. Whether or not the body in the woods was actually Toby's was debatable and —at the time— unknown. However, in A DAngerous GAme, it was revealed that Toby is alive and that the body Spencer found was a John Doe. Toby meets Spencer at a diner (thinking she is Mona) to say that Hanna got the babysitting job. Spencer says "I know" and raises her head to look at him. Upon realizing it is Spencer, he confesses that he joined the A-Team to protect her, stating: "Everything I've done is so I could protect you." They reunite and Toby is kicked out of the A-Team.

In Season 4, Toby's storyline centers around the fact that he wants answers about his mom's death. "A" tortures him with information about his mom's supposed suicide, in which he makes deals with the devil. He gives the RV to "A" and Spencer is upset because it could have given them information. There is a strain put on his relationship with Spencer because she told the other Liars about him making deals with A. However, he comes to his senses in Now You See Me, Now You Don't, stating that he doesn't want A's version of the truth.

In Season 5, it's revealed that Toby went to London to find answers about Melissa for Spencer. His relationship with Spencer strengthens and scenes between them show that they are very much in love. Toby also becomes a cop however his graduation is put on hold when he gets in a car accident in Taking This One to the Grave, in which he breaks his leg.


Tropes:

  • Angrish: Retsuko's enraged Death Metal voice barely sounds like Japanese at all.
  • Animal Stereotypes: Kabae is a hyperactive and very annoying female hippo. She is also a huge gossip, and hippos have big mouths. Ton is a fat sexist pig who is literally a pig. Tsunoda is a Doe-eyed Gazelle. Tsubone is a mean, creepy komodo dragon. Fenneko the fennec fox is intelligent and a bit of a trickster. Although some characters do not fit the stereotype such as Haida, who is a spotted hyena, but doesn't have any of the traits associated with hyenas. The CEO is an elephant who isn't very smart. The main character, Retsuko, is meant to be a subversion of her stereotype. She is a very cute animal, but she is hiding a lot of anger and a very noncute hobby.
  • Art-Style Dissonance: The show is full of Ridiculously Cute Critters, and yet the show mainly explores surprisingly mature and dark themes, thus the art style goes completely at odds with the content. This includes topics such as work life issues, female workplace sexism, bullying co-workers (or being on the receiving end of it), and general life expectations. Retsuko often screams her inner frustrations out either in her head or at the Karaoke booth, and isn't above getting wasted on alcohol too. There is also copious amounts of swearing in the Netflix series, which really doesn't fit the age rating.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Most of the characters have this, with Fenneko being the most notable. P
  • Cathartic Scream: Retsuko blows off steam by singing screamo metal. When the stresses of her job get too much to handle, she'll escape to the women's room to scream and unwind.
  • Crapsaccharine World: The show is very brightly and playfully animated, yet it doesn't shy away from the fact that Retsuko's job is awful and her life is very stressful.
  • Crush Filter: When Retsuko fantasizes about her crush, his face turns from its blank stare to that of a shoujo anime character.
  • Death Metal: Retsuko sings Death Metal inside her head whenever she becomes enraged.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Retsuko's eyes glow when she is about to start one of her rage songs.
  • Idol Singer:
    • In one of the TBS shorts, Retsuko ends up dressing up and dancing like one during a company party. In Rage Mode, to boot.
    • Season 3 of the Netflix series introduces OTMGirls, an underground idol group who's still trying to make it big. Retsuko becomes the group's accountant after she accidentally bumps into their producer's van, and she later joins the group herself. She's later stalked and almost killed by a Loony Fan who doesn't like the direction the group is going in after she joined, and she ultimately quits because of it.
    • Retsuko's face changes to look similar to Gene Simmons when she is enraged, with similar black marking around her eyes, and an Overly Long Tongue.
    • In season 3, Retsuko describes the F guitar chord as an unbreachable double wall, with the neck towering over a giant wall much like Attack on Titan.
    • Alliterative Name: The unofficial English subtitles give characters names like Ape Admin, Hog Honcho, and Buffalo Boss.
    • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: One episode ends with Retsuko warning the viewer to beware of flu season after she gets infected by Kabae who comes to work despite being clearly too sick to work.
    • Casanova Wannabe: Amir likes to talk himself up as a cool ladies' man, but is clearly desperate, pushy and unpopular.
    • Catchphrase: Most episodes end with Retsuko saying "Ashita mo ganbare saan" which can be translated as "I will do my best tomorrow". The fansubs usually translate it as "Gotta get reddy for the next day!" or something similar.
    • Chainsaw Good: In one episode, an enraged Retsuko imagines herself cutting her desk in half with a chainsaw.
    • Chick Magnet: Haida takes advantage of his good looks to receive special treatment from his female supervisors. Retsuko herself finds him attractive, but is pissed off by his attitude, and gets especially annoyed when he tries to fob off work onto her.
    • Christmas Episode: The first Christmas episode shows Retsuko spending Christmas Eve drinking booze alone. One year later, another Christmas episode shows her frustrated that her Christmas is exactly like the last one.
    • Cluster F-Bomb: Some fan translations of Retsuko's songs are like this.
    • Color Failure: Retsuko loses all color when she is shocked by how poorly Kabae treated a book that Retsuko loaned to her.
    • Comically Missing the Point: One short has Retsuko tring to show a new co-worker how to do something important for their job while they're eating something crunchy. She politely asks the co-worker to stop. She goes back to explaining when the co-worker starts eating a financier (a small square cake), because it doesn't crunch. Retsuko rages and tells her to stop eating while she's talking, period, and the co-worker agrees. then brings out a banana.
    • Compliment Backfire: In one short, Anai/Doug and Retsuko are being chastised by Ton/"Hog Honcho", who calls out Retsuko, saying that she wasn't committed to the company and probably looking to get married and skip out at the first opportunity. Anai breaks in, defending her by pointing her strong sense of responsibility and that she's a model employee &mdash and that she has no social life, will never get married and will probably stay right where she is for the next ten years. Even Ton thinks that's a bit much.
    • Disproportionate Retribution: Once Retsuko, Eaglette, and Gori were staying at a spa and Gori couldn't stop snoring. Eaglette tried looking up a solution for it and Googled "how to make gorillas stop breathing" kinda freaking Retsuko out.
    • A Dog Named "Dog": The unofficial subtitles give several of the characters names like this, such as Ape Admin, Hog Honcho, and Buffalo Boss. (At least some of them are translations of Japanese names that were puns on the species of the characters.) Ookami's name means means wolf in Japanese.
    • Double Standard: In one episode, Retsuko gets enraged when she sees that one of her female bosses is much nicer when correcting mistakes made by a handsome male coworker than when correcting Retsuko's mistakes.
    • Downer Ending: Most of the episodes don't end happily for Retsuko.
    • Dreadful Musician: As thanks for friending him and getting him obligatory Valentine's chocolate, Yagyuu/"Buffalo Boss", decides to write a song for Retsuko. We actually don't know if it's any good because Retsuko is too squicked out to listen, but she certainly dreaded it.
    • Dub Name Change: Many characters in the show have their names changed in the unoffical subtitles. For example, Tsunoda's name is changed to Giselle as a pun on her species (her being a gazelle). At least a few of these are Woolseyisms that preserve the punniness of the original Japanese pun names.
    • The Eeyore: In one episode, Retsuko gets frustrated with an armadillo who won't stop saying bad things about herself no matter how much Retsuko tries to encourage her.
    • End-of-Series Awareness: Episode 100 has Retsuko getting a phone call and learning that the series was losing its spot on Ō-sama no Brunch. She responds by saying she wants an extension and ends by saying "Keep Up The Support" to the viewers.
    • Eyes Always Shut: Eaglette/Washimi rarely opens her eyes. Because she doesn't have facial muscles, opening her eyes is the only expression she ever makes besides her neutral face.
    • Furry Reminder: Washimi can't make facial expressions because she is a bird. Another character is a gorilla who pounds on her chest when she is excited.
    • Genki Girl: Kabae is a very hyper hippopotamus.
    • Gilligan Cut: In one episode, Retsuko is enraged because she doesn't want to get out of bed, but then her rage song is suddenly cut off to her on the train, headed to work.
    • Gratuitous English: Some of Retsuko's rage songs have English in them. The only word the yoga instructor ever says is "protein."
    • Hot-Blooded: Anai/"Doug" has has a very loud, very eager attitude&mdashwithout the competence to back it up.
    • Hypocrite: One short has Gori, Washimi and Retsuko joining a mixer. Retsuko's worried because all the men they're meeting are handsome and have amazing jobs, but Gori and Washimi tell her to be calm and act natural. At the mixer, Retsuko's dazzled by the men, but notices to her surprise that Gori and Washimi seem perfectly calm. then she sees Gori sucking her gut in as hard as she can and Washimi pushing her chest out with equal force.
    • Imagine Spot: In the shorts, most of the times Retsuko enters Death Metal Mode and starts raging seem to occur within her head. Her reactions in the real world seem to be considerably less severe with people rarely noticing anything weird. During the Idol Singer incident mentioned above, for example, she apparently put on an actual, normal idol performance.
    • It Runs in the Family: Retsuko's grandmother is prone to the same kind of outbursts.
    • Kick the Dog: In one episode, Retsuko tries to score points with Ton by refilling his drink for him, and he tells her she is pouring the drink wrong because the label on the bottle is facing down, then he makes a very sexist comment.
    • Leitmotif: Plays whenever Retsuko becomes enraged.
    • Love Confession:
      • Subverted in one episode where it appears to Retsuko (and the audience) that Haida is about to give her one. In actuality, he was simply trying to ask her to complete some of his work for him. She's understandably pissed after she learns the truth.
      • In another episode, Ookami does something similar. When Retsuko gets her hopes up, he asks if he can borrow some money since he impulsively spent the last of his. Retsuko is understandably upset by this.
      • Only Retsuko can turn making curry at the company barbecue into a metal-fueled warzone.
      • In another episode she does the same thing when buying Valentine's Day chocolate for her crush and having to fight her way through a crowd.
      • Ton wants the conditioner on during a Heat Wave. Retsuko wants it off, since she sits directly under the vents. How do they resolve this? By one-upping each other at the thermostat singing a Rage Mode duet, of course.
      • And only Retsuko could turn trying to peel off a label from a flower vase into an epic battle. She loses.
      • Episode 41, where Retsuko tries to rent a movie, ends with a plug for the show's DVD release.
      • Episode 92, in which Retsuko buys mooks with dubious promotional items, promotes the franchise's mook.
      • Episode 58 involves Retsuko's paranoia that the mug she gave to Washimi/Eaglette was used for a toilet brush. Luckily, Washimi is much kinder with Retsuko's gifts than her other coworkers.
      • Adaptation Expansion: Since each episode of the TBS series is only a minute long and therefore basically presented as a scene without context, it's not surprising that this version shows more of the reasoning behind the situations Retsuko gets into (for instance, why she decides to join yoga).
      • Adaptation Personality Change: Several characters are adapted to more extreme personalities.
        • Fenneko is a more calculating Deadpan Snarker.
        • Ton came across as sexist mostly by being older and out of touch with modern societal standards, but here he deliberately taunts Retsuko to her face with even more flagrant sexism.
        • Komiya is the most notable change, going from a neutral Casanova Wannabe to an antagonistic Yes-Man.
        • Haida goes from being a flippant playboy who coasts on his looks to being Retsuko's close friend with a crush on her.
        • Anai in the shorts is a Nervous Wreck with an annoying habit of asking way too many questions. In the Netflix series he at first seems much calmer but goes berserk with threatening emails at any perceived slight.
        • More generally, in the TBS shorts, a lot of Retsuko's rage comes from dealing rude, insensitive, or simply clueless coworkers. In the Neflix series, most of her coworkers are less annoying, so that more focus can be given to her frustration with Ton.
        • For all the Funny Animals and humor that makes it look like a kids show, the terror of someone like Retsuko losing their job is played depressingly straight.
        • After it got out that Retsuko was dating Tadano, she spends a few days away from work to get away from the gossip. Naturally her friends are worried about her well being. Not at all helped by the fact that Tadano is actively encouraging her to stay with him in his limo (implied to be where he actually lives) instead of going out or seeing her friends. The end result is that it looks like he's kidnapped her.
        • When Gori and Haida start stalking Retsuko, they see her get into a van and arrive at the airport with a man and 3 other women, Gori theorizes that The man is planning to sell Retsuko to the highest bidder, AKA Human trafficking.
        • "At the count of 10, I will _______." Said by Retsuko to herself while she's privately decompressing her stress and anger. The blank is usually her assuming a desirable facade like "be a model employee" or "go back to being a happy girlfriend". Could also be a Mad Libs Catch Phrase.
          • The final scene in Season 3 has her do this in retrospect of her life thus far. It has a noticably different tone than her usual.
          • Haida (the hyena) was originally a minor character who had barely any interaction with Retsuko. Here he's a friend of hers and has a thing for her. Though some of the characters that Retsuko did interact with a lot in the original shorts have been demoted to background characters with almost no lines. Beyond that, he had a few moments of trying to use his supposed good looks to attract females and get them to do his work, which annoyed her. Conversely, in the Netflix series, he's much kinder, possibly being the least sexist male in the show, and openly has a crush on Retsuko.
          • Fenneko also has more screentime and is more talkative with Retsuko and the other co-workers compared to the original TBS shorts where she was a minor character.
          • Resasuke also has a bigger role in the later episodes, despite only showing up three times in the TBS shorts.
          • The manly yoga instructor only appeared in one episode of the TBS shorts, but in this series, he plays an important role in the plot of the series by helping Retsuko become friends with Washimi and Gori. He appears once more in Series 2 in the background when Retsuko, Gori and Washimi go to the gym.
          • An even bigger case happens when everyone finds out that Retsuko and Tadano are dating .
          • Season 1 ends with Retsuko breaking up with Resasuke and, while heartbreaking at first, she manages to move on and continue her life, even with the lumps she ends up taking.
          • Season 2 ends with Retsuko and Tadano breaking up. They are both in tears over it, however they still part amicably and both have friends comforting them.
          • Season 3 ends with Retsuko almost being killed by a stalker, thus almost losing both her livelihoods out of fear. While she's talked out of it by Haida, she does end up quitting the idol group she was a part of, though, at the same time, her relationship with Haida has grown significantly.
          • When Resasuke's first introduced, one of his friends describes him as a potted plant. In the final episode, he can be seen returning home after his breakup with Retsuko and greeting an entire apartment full of them with an "I'm home".
          • In Season 3, Retsuko admits to spending money to try and win a physical CD in her VR boyfriend game Fenneko chides her by asking if she even owns a CD player any more. In episode 6, she brings up the same point when the band manager wants to print physical copies of their single , and he promptly suggests exactly the same marketing strategy Retsuko was suckered in by.
          • Puko, Retsuko's bohemian friend from school. A less egregious example, as she spends at least half the year overseas.
          • The lemur assistant to the yoga instructor, who provides the actual yoga lesson while the latter simply works out as in the original.
          • "Short Timer": Retsuko accidentally lands her head on the copier when Puko hints at a job offer, making tons of copies of her ecstatic face. By the end of the episode, Ton is using one as ammunition for a threat to fire her if she doesn't keep pace.
          • "Walking Down the Aisle": Retsuko gives 30,000 yen, a traditional donation, to a married couple at a wedding she attends. Her rage face at resistance to letting it go is what transitions into the title. then it's revealed 30,000 yen is a majority of her food money and she's hiding in the archive room to prevent Haida and Fenneko from seeing a sub-standard lunch.
          • "The Duel": Retsuko's metal rage moments are usually her complaining about her position and life. This includes the hilarious "MATRIMONIAL FREEDOM!" in "Walking Down the Aisle". "The Duel" presents this in a more serious context: calling out Ton for his behavior and exploding at him, and the only reason she gets away with it is because it happened at an office party and everyone except Retsuko is drunk enough to hardly remember anything.
          • In "A Good, Hard-Working Girl", Retsuko visits the store "ALP", which she doesn't usually visit, and gets mildly harassed by an employee trying to get her to buy something ("no pressure!"), Played for Comedy regarding overly-cheery salespeople. In "The Dream Ends", Retsuko visits there with Resasuke and tries to buy one of the dresses she was looking at before to impress him. but Resasuke is so bland he can't make a decision, which irritates Retsuko enough to go hide in the bathroom and try to convince herself things are fine.
          • In the first episode, Tsunoda's rather reliable and popular presence on social media is played as a joke. When Retsuko starts mirroring Tsunoda's social media in "Metal Christmas", it's treated as a joke. When Tsunoda posts a social media pic showing her going out with someone on Christmas while Retsuko is stuck late in the office and without anyone to spend Christmas with, it drives Retsuko into a rage.
          • Resasuke has a rather blank and unemotional face and a mole just under his nose, but after Retsuko falls for him she sees him with a more attractive, stereotypically Bishōnen face with a mole under his left eye.
          • The trope is discussed when Haida realizes he's Loving a Shadow and tells Retsuko the idea he has of her is the one in his head. Instead of this tearing down his perception of Retsuko entirely, he wants to get to know who she really is.
          • Haida in season 3 is asked why he likes Retsuko so much. He can't say, only that he does.
            • Subverted during the scene with Fenneko. Haida is one of the few people who saw Retsuko underneath her "nice girl" façade , which was revealed to be his motivation in wanting to know her more.
            • Any of Retsuko's love interests, who start out all seeming perfect but contain something that makes her not get together with them. Best notes are season 2's Shirota (who fits perfectly but Retsuko just can't call him back in time and he's taken before her second date) and Tadano (who fits all her specifications but doesn't want to marry or have kids) .
            • Inui for Haida. Inui is near perfect for Haida and has almost no flaws, and she and Haida are together for the majority of season 3. Haida, however, cannot get Retsuko out of his mind and admits to Inui he can't be with her in the finale.
            • In season 2, when Tadano and Retsuko go on a date. He shows that, despite being unable to go past a beginner's level driver class, he's able to drive his private jet perfectly, while Retsuko was shown to be a very good driver. This foreshadows that the two have very different personalities and it's an early hint they won't be able to bridge that gap by the end of the season. In fact, when they do break up, Tadano is shown happily driving his jet while Retsuko happily drives a car, and both driving in opposite directions.
            • In season 3, Retsuko becoming involved with OTM Girls is foreshadowed by Gori and Anai becoming involved with their own personal projects: a match-making app and writing a book respectively. Both are told not to neglect their day job.
            • Retsuko about to unleash some death metal screams.
            • Director Ton when he's raging. Ton's eyes glow a lot.
            • There's Retsuko herself, who presents herself as a demure office worker but in reality represses lots of anger from people assuming that they can shift their responsibilities onto her without consequence. And in a less personal example, she's talented at singing death metal.
            • Fenneko starts the series appearing aloof and indifferent to the drama around her, and even messes with a few of her coworkers for fun. As the show goes on, however, she's revealed to care deeply about her friends, both acting protectively toward Retsuko and assisting Haida in his mission to win Retsuko over. In addition, she has a keen eye for social media and gleams surprising amounts of information about people from what they post online.
            • Tsunoda’s interactions with Retsuko and others are laden with passive-aggressiveness disguised as politeness, and she has a habit of blatantly sucking up to Director Ton to avoid the mistreatment he directs to other employees. As a consequence, much of the staff badmouths her behind her back. She’s completely aware of what everyone thinks of her and doesn’t care one bit, reasoning that her sycophantic actions are worth it if they make Ton and the work environment in general less abusive. In addition, she’s fully aware of Fenneko’s social media sleuthing, and exploits it by loading her accounts with things she know will anger Fenneko.
            • Director Ton shifts his own work onto employees who already have their hands full and pushes menial tasks onto the women in his workforce, all the while berating them for not getting their doubled or tripled workload finished on time. To top it all off, he’s a literal sexist pig. Much of his bitterness toward his employees comes from mistreatment he endured from his own boss, which was acceptable when he was an underling but isn’t seen as lightly now that he’s a boss himself. And despite his constant slacking off, the final episode shows that he’s more than qualified for his position by crunching down on a week’s worth of work in day using only an abacus. And in the final episode he gives Retusko some surprisingly useful relationship advice.
            • Gori is seen in many departments as a glamorous, high-ranking woman who has complete control of her life. Despite this, she nonetheless possesses deep insecurities about how other people see her.
            • Washimi is seen as the strongest and most stoic woman in the entire company, and backs it up by intimidating her own boss from doing stupid things. However she can be just as prone to shenanigans like the rest of them, especially when around Gori. Gori even notes that she wiggles her tail uncontrollably whenever she's really happy, but only her closest friends know this. It turns out that she was married before, and divoriced a scant 4 months later. This is actually why she has a more pessimistic view of love and marriage than Gori.
            • The yoga instructor, despite seeming like Dumb Muscle, is actually quite perceptive of people. To wit, she notices Retsuko's difficulty in opening up to Gori and Washimi and helps the latter two by giving Gori the number to the song Retsuko sings at the karaoke parlour, which is needed to break the ice between them.
            • Even minor comic-relief characters are subject to this. Kabae, for example, is absent for much of the final episode of series 1, on account of being arrested for espionage, of all things (the show never specifies much else about it). In series 2, her motherly side, paired with her ability to deal with her three unruly children, allow her to calm Anai down, after even big bad boss Ton had cowered when confronted by him. In addition, her gossipy nature turned out to be extremely useful in digging up info about Retsuko's weird date with Tadano, on par with Fenneko's sluthing ability.
            • Resasuke could be interpreted as a deconstruction of this trope. Out of the main cast, he’s the character who (unwittingly) presents his inner self the most outwardly …and is regarded as an eccentric Black Sheep by the office for it. But despite being good-natured, he’s self-centered to a fault, which is part of what ultimately ends his relationship with Retsuko. On the other side of the coin, he also appreciates and enjoys Retsuko’s death metal singing when she finally reveals her penchant for it to him, rather than regarding it as unusual.
            • The penultimate scene of the first season discusses this trope: Haida admits that he’s probably not attracted to Retsuko herself, so much as who he perceives Retsuko to be, and in dating her wants to learn who she really is.
            • Tadano appears on the surface as a lazy drop out college kid when we see him take his driving test (and fail multiple times), but he's actually an entrepreneur who not only can fly a plane on his own, but also has seemingly infinite amounts of money at hand. He is also reliant on the AI he programmed himself, which, among other things, drives for him.
            • Anai in season 2. He is the complete opposite of everyone else in this department, being a chipper and eager employee straight out of college, much like Retsuko was implied to be, but becomes a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who aggressively bullies Retsuko and the rest of the department into doing his work for him. When this manages to extend to Tsunoda and Director Ton, he even becomes The Dreaded because no one can stand him.
            • When the sadistic Tsubone actually looks concerned and the literal chauvinistic pig Ton gives a heartfelt advice to Retsuko, you know tht things have hit rock bottom.
            • When Retsuko is about to unleash her Metal Scream only to immediately back down saying "I'm scared" from Anai's bullying , you know the guy's trouble.
            • Haida, usually an upbeat Nice Guy, getting truly angry and sullen is usually a sign the comedy is about to level off a bit and the drama is about to be ramped up. Played with in the case of Tadano, where the drama is already getting ramped up and Haida's anger turns to fanboying.

            List of episodes

            The following is a list of episodes for Season 15.

            An intriguing character is mysteriously introduced in the episode's ending.

            Sato and Takagi almost kiss until they realise that Kogoro,Ran and Conan are in the backseat of the car.

            It is revealed that Shinichi and Aya made a pact four years ago that he would someday become a real detective, and she a real actress.

            The waitress of Café Poirot, Azusa Enomoto, reported she received strange messages from a boy, suggesting he might be kidnapped or trapped in a location without food and water. The only way to find him is by reading his text messages. The boy only knows how to send, but does not know how to receive. Conan must put the clues he gives to find out his location.

            Conan imagines Ran in a wedding dress. Lots of Sato and Takagi moments!

            Sonoko is again upto her "love-love" strategies,while Ran gets jealous over Shinichi again.

            Sonoko gets a surprise visit from Makoto

            Shows connection of the Black Organization in the death of a mysterious person killed by Kir.

            Shows Gin and Vodka talking about how Mizunashi Rena got into the Organization and a mysterious foreign woman in black confronting the boy who witnessed the accident.

            Shows confirmation of Vermouth's involvement to the child. Also shows about the Black Organization and a person named Hondou.


            Oops, Clumsy Me!

            The 44th episode of the series, and the second episode of Season 3. When The Professor breaks Blossom's new pink heart vase (which she spents her entire allowance on), he goes through great lengths of getting, by Oppressor Plutonium.

            Blossom buys herself a red heart vase, with her allowance money. She puts it on top of her dresser for safe keeping. Professor walks in and proudly happy for Blossom doing a great job around the house. As he walks out, he suddenly trips over and crashes into the dresser causing the heart-shape vase to break.

            Blossom gets upset for her vase to break, after spenting her entire allowance on it. Professor says sorry to Blossom, where at the point she goes into a deep depression.

            Professor feels bad for Blossom, making him go to the store to buy a new vase. Professor finds out there is one heart-shape vase avalible in store. Oppressor Plutonium suddenly confronts the Professor, saying he is also trying to buy a heart-shaped vase for his daughter, Berserk. Professor Utonium is then forced to fight with Oppressor Plutonium.

            Back with Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, and The Rowdyright Boys

            playing video games. While Breaker and Buttercup are competing against each other, Blake tries to comfort Blossom, but she keeps being depressed. Blake tells her maybe she was being a bit harsh on The Professor by her depression. Blossom finally over it, agrees with Blake, and feels bad for The Professor.

            Back with the fight, Professor and Oppressor finally see the vase. Oppresser races to get it on the table, but trips and knocks the table on him knocking him unconsious. The vase is thrown in the air. Professor tries to get but trips. However the vase safely lands in his hands making him happy. He pays for it and then heads home.

            Back with Blossom, she feels bad for her father and feels sorry for herself for being in a depression. Then the Professor arrives. Blossom immediately says she's terribly sorry for her actions towards him. The Professor forgives her, and then shows her the vase. Blossom doesn't feel she deserves it, until The Professor convinces her, she does deserve it.

            Meanwhile, the scene goes to The Powerpunk Girls inside their house watching TV. Oppressor Plutonium arrives sadly saying he failed Berserk, but she forgives him, as well as saying they'll get back at The Powerpuff Girls. Oppressor Plutonium hugs his daughter.


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            Background [ edit | edit source ]

            Tara was a native of Charming, California and wife to Jax Teller. Tara's mother died when she was nine years old. According to ATF Agent June Stahl, she had a "drunk daddy," and Tara has described him as a "bit of a packrat." She was Jax's high-school girlfriend, and during this era she got a crow tattoo on her lower back representing her connection to SAMCRO. Tara was arrested in Jax's company at least three times in 1996, namely for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and possession of stolen property. Tara left town when Jax was 19, trying to get away from small-town life and the heavy-handed influence of the club. According to Gemma this all but broke Jax's heart.

            After leaving Charming she moved in with a cousin of her father's who lived in San Diego, studied at University of California, San Diego where she graduated with honors, attended medical school in Chicago (Feinberg Medical School at Northwestern University according to her file in "Fun Town" but "Loyola Med" according to Agent Stahl in "Better Half,") where she was at the top of her class, and then went on to her internship in Chicago Presbyterian. While in Chicago she dated ATF agent Josh Kohn, and got pregnant by him, but had an abortion at six weeks.

            Kohn became intimidating at a certain point in their relationship so she took out a restraining order against him. She told Hale that she had to go to three precincts before successfully getting a restraining order. She doubted law enforcement's ability to protect her. After an eleven year absence, Tara returned to Charming, "the only place [she] ever felt safe." She thought if law enforcement failed to protect her, SAMCRO could.

            Season 1 [ edit | edit source ]

            She worked as a pediatric resident, specializing in neo-natal and prenatal care, at the local hospital, St. Thomas. A capable physician, she often tended to Jax's gravely ill infant son Abel Teller during the infant's hospitalization, assisting the surgeon during Abel's operations.

            She lived in her childhood home, which her father left to her by her when he died. (She also drives a Cutlass her father had parked in the garage under "two tons of old newspapers.")

            Upon her return to Charming, Tara's relationship with Jax was largely tentative, based primarily on their mutual concern for gravely ill Abel, until ATF Agent Kohn came to town looking to continue their relationship on the pretext of investigating the Sons of Anarchy. Afraid for her life, she sought Jax's help in driving off Kohn. Jax stabbed Kohn's car on her behalf, beat him bloody in an altercation at Floyd's barber shop, and then escorted him out of town. After Kohn returned in the dead of night and attacked Tara in her own home, she shot Kohn in the gut, and then called Jax for help.

            The couple discussed the matter and, against the backdrop of Kohn's continued abuse and haranguing, Jax decided the best course of action was to shoot Kohn in the head, thereby putting a permanent end to his intimidation tactics and bullying. Tara and Jax then fell into each others arms and made love while an iPod played the Andy Williams song "Can't Get Used to Losing You" on repeat.

            Following Kohn's killing, Jax and Tara seemed to settle into a largely healthy and positive romantic relationship. Tara spent more time with Jax at the clubhouse, played nice with Gemma and worked to heal wounded club associate Cameron Hayes. The Jax-Tara relationship was seen to disintegrate after his ex-wife Wendy Case returned from rehab.

            In the penultimate season-one episode "The Sleep of Babies," Tara is seen sleeping alone while Jax and Wendy make love. In the final episode of the first season, "The Revelator," Tara tells Jax that she has arranged to return to Chicago as she doesn't believe she is cut out for life in Charming. This makes Jax angry and he storms off. At the end of the episode Tara is seen to have changed her mind, as she turns up at Donna Winston's funeral, and Jax and Tara share a kiss.

            Season 2 [ edit | edit source ]

            Season 2 shows Tara officially becoming Jax's "old lady," and becoming integrated into the club's world. After Gemma was raped, she turned to Tara for medical help. Tara encouraged Gemma to seek out counseling to deal with the psychological repercussions of the attack, but Gemma was reluctant. However, Tara's help with Gemma, along with her help raising Abel, seemed to help heal the rift between Tara and Gemma. Tara's connection with Jax and SAMCRO, on the other hand, causes problems for her at work. Gemma accidentally broke Tara's nose after Tara startled her. However, one of the hospital administrators, Margaret Murphy, believed that Jax was responsible for the injury and warned Tara about the problems her association with Jax could cause her. Later, Margaret files a "hostile work environment" complaint against Tara after Gemma confronts the administrator about the hospital's desire to move Chibs to another facility because his insurance situation. Chibs later complains of head pain and is able to stay at the hospital. Margaret accused Tara of coaching Chibs with his symptoms and had Tara's privileges suspended. When Jax decided that he wanted to go nomad, Tara was upset that he made this decision without talking to her, but unlike just about everyone else connected to the club, she felt like it might be the right decision, given the tension between Jax and Clay. Gemma lets Tara know that as Jax's "old lady", Tara has considerable prestige and respect in the club after other women in the club defer to her, and that she shouldn't "take any shit" from anyone.

            Later, Tara confronts Margaret after a verbal exchange that gets ugly, with Tara choking her and punching her in the face. Tara tells Margaret "I know where you live, I know where your kids go to school" and informs her that the cops are on SAMCRO's payroll and that the club runs Charming. Tara advises Margaret to keep her mouth shut and retract her complaint. Margaret, face bloody, quickly agrees. In the season two finale, Tara attempted to convince Gemma to not get revenge but was unsuccessful. She was present at Jax's home when Cameron Hayes appeared, killed Half-sack and then tied her to Abel's cot before kidnapping Abel Teller. She was seen being consoled by Chief David Hale.

            Season 3 [ edit | edit source ]

            Tara is still saddened by the kidnapping of Abel. As time goes by, Jax is constantly pushing her away. While visiting Gemma when she was on the run, Tara helped Gemma kill her father's caregiver and Tig helped them cover it up. She later reveals to Gemma in the hospital that she is six weeks pregnant with Jax's child. After Jax breaks up with Tara, she catches him with Cara Cara porn star, Ima. Later in the day Tara is at Jax's house packing. He apologizes for what she saw earlier, but she feels he wanted her to see it, because he wants her gone and he knew it was the one thing that would drive her away. She expresses that she thinks he is doing because he hates her for what happened to Abel, but he continues to say that it is to protect her and she still doesn't believe him.

            When Tara leaves Jax's house it is shown that recently ousted Calaveras MC leader, Hector Salazar has been secretly stalking her and Jax. The way Tara starts feeling and her anxiousness to keep the baby a secret from Jax permanently indicates she might be thinking about getting an abortion. Gemma convinces Tara to wait until Jax gets back and look into Abel's eyes before she does anything. Gemma wants Tara to try to mend the relationship because Jax hasn't been thinking clearly since Abel's abduction.

            She ultimately helps Gemma escape custody so that she can accompany Clay and Jax to Belfast. Recently Tara was asked by Lyla if she knew of any clinics that did abortions. After she goes with Lyla to have the procedure done they have a conversation about why Lyla is doing it and as it turns out Lyla is having the same problem with Opie that Tara is having with Jax he won't open up to her in fear of what might happen. After the conversation Tara sets an appointment for herself to have an abortion as well.

            Later, Tara reveals to Margaret Murphy that she is going to have an abortion and Murphy offers to drive her to the clinic. During a staged car accident, the two women are taken hostage by Hector Salazar and his girlfriend Louisa. Salazar found Tara's location through information from Jacob Hale, Jr., the corrupt businessman who is trying to become the mayor of Charming. While Tara and Margaret were being held by Salazar, Margaret was crying and panicking Tara was calm and cool about the situation. She even tells Margaret to try and get some sleep. When Tara gets a chance to go to the bathroom she looks for something to use as a weapon. She breaks off a peace of the mirror and Salazar's girlfriend breaks into the bathroom.

            Tara cuts her neck and is close to escaping with Margaret until Salazar arrives. After a stand off Tara tells him that his girlfriend is in the bathroom bleeding badly. She says that she will keep his girlfriend alive if he lets Margaret go. After they leave the house Salazar's girlfriend dies in the car and Salazar grabs Tara, throws her on the car and puts a gun to her head. Salazar takes Tara to Jacob Hale's office, where he takes Hale hostage as well. When he makes his demands one of them is for Jax to come in.

            Tara sees him pull out a knife and he tells her that he plans to kill her and make Jax watch and then kill Jax. When Jax comes in, Salazar is about to kill Tara, but is stabbed by Jacob Hale. Jax wrestles the gun from Salazar and gives it to Tara and tells her to kill anyone who is not a cop. When the whole ordeal is over with Jax and Tara go to doctor for an ultrasound to make sure the baby is healthy. Jax and Tara go to Gemma's house where she sees Abel and happily holds him and welcomes him back home. In the season finale Tara has become more involved in the club.

            She drives Jimmy O back to the garage with him in the trunk after SAMCRO buys him off the Russians, Jax makes sure that she wears a bulletproof vest to insure her safety in case something goes wrong. When Stahl tells the club about the deal Jax made with her, which was actually a trap by the club to kill Stahl and Jimmy, she hugs him goodbye for fear that the club will kill him in prison. In the closing minute of the season 3 finale, Tara reads letters from John Teller to his mistress Maureen Ashby implying that Gemma and Clay would be responsible for his death should it happen.

            Between Seasons 3 and 4 [ edit | edit source ]

            Bridge between end of Season 3 and beginning of Season 4: By the end of season 3 when Jax and the other Samcro members were hauled off to prison, Tara is a little over 8 weeks pregnant. However, in a special feature "appisode" (titled: Tara and Piney)- that took place day 85 of Jax's incarceration a pregnant Tara is shown about 5 months along. In this appisode, Tara goes to Piney for information on John Teller's death but is rebuked and told not to investigate further and that the past was "dead and buried". In another special "appisode" (titled: Second Son) - which bridges the gap between seasons Tara and Gemma visit Jax in prison. Tara has just given birth to baby Thomas, and she brings the baby to meet Jax for the first time. Jax is overjoyed. He apologizes for missing the delivery and promises he wouldn't miss anything important ever again.

            Season 4 [ edit | edit source ]

            At the beginning of Season 4 Tara is waiting to greet Jax on his return home. When Jax arrives he and Tara spend a little time with Abel and Thomas before Jax has to go inside the clubhouse for a meeting. When Tara and Jax meet at their house later, they waste no more time and begin making love. Jax then proposes to Tara by putting a ring on their son Thomas's finger. Before Tara can fully accept they have a serious talk about the future of their family. Jax explains that he is done with SAMCRO, but he has to stay until Clay steps down as president because he and Gemma won't let Jax walk away without conflict.

            He does assure her that as soon as Clay retires and once he has saved enough money to avoid living off his wife he will leave SAMCRO and they will start fresh as a normal family. Later, at Opie and Lyla's wedding, Jax is the best man and Tara is the maid of honor. The next day Tara and Jax are having breakfast with their sons when they see on the news a story about four dead bodies found at the construction site of Charming Heights. She asks Jax to tell her all he knows about it. He tells her it was retaliation for him getting stabbed in prison. Later on she encounters Gemma in her office who asks why Tara is not wearing her engagement ring. Tara simply tells Gemma that she and Jax are just waiting for the right time to tell everyone. Later at the clubhouse a distraught Tara is reunited with Jax after he is rescued from the Russians. There she discovers, along with Jax, that the clubhouse had been trashed by Sheriff Roosevelt.

            To lighten up the mood she decides to announce her and Jax's engagement. During the season (and before) Tara has become more fearful of the consequence's of being involved with SAMCRO and increasingly begins to think about the effect it will have on her sons. This leads Tara to make the decision of leaving town with her sons until things settle down. Tara is also conflicted about the letters from Maureen Ashby. Gemma has found out she has them and tries most of the season to obtain them and destroy them. Piney also shows interest in them as a way to blackmail Clay, but Tara keeps them protected. Clay finds out about the letters and he is so fearful of them getting out, that he takes out a hit on her life from Romeo.

            Eventually after confronting Gemma about the letters, Tara admits that she is not capable of showing the letters to Jax, feeling that if he knew who his father truly was, Jax would get deeper into the club out of guilt, therefore getting him further from her. Tara eventually heads to a medical conference in Oregon and takes Abel and Thomas with her, most likely for an indefinite stay. Jax accompanies her and on the way there the assassins hired by Clay try to kill her.

            Tara survives thanks to Jax, but during the fight her right hand gets smashed in a van door. However it is later revealed she was never in fact in any real danger since her kidnappers were FBI agents staging the 'kidnapping' but planning to debrief her once safely away from the club. Her hand is repaired, but the nerves are terribly damaged. Her doctor affirms it is unknown if it is permanent but she feels otherwise and believes her career to be over. Jax, extremely upset himself, tries to comfort her, but Tara has become distant and asks him to leave her alone. She feels that now their future is set and they will never get out of Charming. She's later encouraged by Jax that everything will go as they had planned, which Tara barely believes.

            During the day she's visited by Jax's ex-wife Wendy, who makes it clear that she wants to know Abel better, as she gave up custody but not the right to know him. This unnerves Tara who feels she should be Abel's true mother and becomes fearful that Wendy will take him away from her. Wendy leaves her number and Tara smashes her hand into vase of flowers, wailing in anger. She's later put under psych watch and restrained to her bed. Jax begins to feel at a loss as how to take care of and comfort her.

            Later Gemma comes to see her and confesses that it was Clay who wanted her dead because of the letters, which she gives to Gemma. She reveals later to Gemma that she was full aware of her plan to have Clay killed by Jax and hide the letters that involve her and Unser, to prompt Jax to stay as President. Tara gives Jax a blood thinner to inject into Clay, who is recuperating at St. Thomas. She demands that Jax, in front of Gemma, that he will kill Clay and come get her and the boys, so they can leave Charming forever.

            This plan fails as Jax is forced to stay due to the influence of Romero Parada and Luis Torres who are undercover CIA agents. They need SAMCRO to provide weapons and transport drugs or they will crush the club. Understanding that Jax has to become President, Tara decides to remain with him. With Gemma watching, Tara stands behind a notably unresponsive Jax at the head of the table, one arm draped around him, mirroring a photo of Gemma and John Teller at the season's finale.

            Season 5 [ edit | edit source ]

            The season begins with Tara's hand in a cast unable to perform surgeries. Despite losing ability to operate, she supports Jax as President of SAMCRO. The couple lacks certainty of "where it all goes," but Jax is clear that "no matter what happens, I want you to be my wife." Tara mocks the romanticism of a spontaneous wedding at Diosa to which Jax jokes, "I killed a Fed for you . nothing says true love like capital murder." A judge marries them in a quick ceremony with wedding rings that belonged to Gemma and JT. Tension rises between Tara and Gemma over controlling the family. Tara places Abel and Thomas in hospital daycare with Jax's support. Tara gains power by shutting out Gemma, who is not on visitor list at first. Gemma tries to hurt Tara by using Wendy to threaten a custody suit. Tara stands firm by warning Gemma not to hurt her or her family or Jax "might kill you." Tara strategically plans squashing RICO case with Lowen, Bobby and Jax. She volunteers at Stockton State Prison‏‎ and asks Otto to recant his RICO statement.

            Tara extends an olive branch to Gemma by placing her on daycare visitor's list and allowing her to watch the boys. Gemma is stoned when she wrecks her car with Abel and Thomas in the backseat. Tara punches Gemma when she confesses to being high while driving with the boys. Tara's fears intensify over the increasing threats to her family she starts to defend and protect them in Gemma-like ways. Tara cuts her out of the family, but agrees to let Gemma back in if she helps Jax with getting intel from Clay on plot to undermine his leadership. Tara receives good prognosis for her hand and gets recruited for a surgical job in Oregon. Meanwhile, Otto agrees to Tara's plea on RICO if she will bring him Luann's crucifix.

            Tara's career is on the line when she is investigated as an accessory to Otto's brutal murder of a prison nurse that was killed with Luann's crucifix. Jax assures Tara that they will get through the investigation just like they get through everything else to which she quips, "that's what scares me." She becomes guarded when Jax doesn't walk away after meeting his goal to save the MC with RICO shutdown. She is pressed to reply to the offer and internally struggles with moving on as it is the "last chance" for her and Jax to get out of Charming. While meeting to prepare Tara's defense, Lowen prompts Tara to think about legal custody of sons if anything was to happen to her. Tara agrees to Providence job offer before telling Jax.

            Wendy confronts Tara with reality of risk associated with MC and shows her the shoulder bruise from the force of Jax jamming a speedball needle into it. Tara gasps with shock realizing that Jax is losing his way. The prison nurse's brother, Lee Toric, confronts Tara at the hospital and threatens to avenge her death. More than ever, Tara needs someone trustworthy to name as guardian of her sons in case of imprisonment or death. Tara has no permanent nerve damage and will be able to operate again. Tara requests clarity from Jax who does not come clean about intimidating Wendy.

            Gemma confronts Tara about Providence offer and threatens Tara "I'm done with your power push." Gemma threatens to tell investigators that Tara planned kill of innocent nurse to reverse RICO. Tara enlists Wendy as guardian and is now more determined to pull her sons out of Charming's "cesspool." Jax disapproves of Wendy as Guardian, but Tara insists it is her 'job as an old lady to be strong . when and where [he] can't be." She tells him she accepted job offer in Oregon to spare them from becoming like Gemma and Clay, which will force the boys to relive their mistakes.

            The season ends with Tara's arrest for conspiracy to commit Pamela Toric's murder.

            Season 6 [ edit | edit source ]

            She's released from county with a soft cast around her hand again from getting into a fight with one of her fellow inmates. After her release, Tara visits TM to drop off the boys to get her hand checked. When she comes to pick them up, she reveals to Gemma that she is eight weeks pregnant with Jax's third child.

            After a number of failed attempts to get herself and her sons out of Charming (including a false pregnancy and subsequently faked miscarriage to bar Gemma Teller-Morrow from gaining custody of Abel and Thomas, should Tara go to prison), and after Tara and Jax's relationship was tested (Tara and Jax are having problems with her being behind bars for her involvement in the death of a nurse. Jax is seen at the end of episode 1 cheating on Tara with Colette Jane, an escort handler) Tara finds herself at odds with everyone she was supposed to be able to trust and chooses to use the bullet she pulled from Bobby Munson's shoulder as evidence necessary to grant her witness protection, in turn making her a rat and a liability to the MC and to Jax himself.

            In a last-minute plot twist, Jax finds Tara at a park in Lodi. They talk for several minutes and then the scene cuts to the motel room Tara had been hiding in. The two come to an understanding and Jax surrenders himself to the mercy of DA Tyne Patterson in exchange for Tara's immunity for all the crimes she committed on behalf the MC, specifically that of the murder of Pamela Toric, for which she was accused in season 5 but did not have anything to do with. The DA agrees to what Jax offers her after a few moments of reluctance to believe that he will come through. With that, Jax has let Tara know that he truly loves her and their sons more than anything. They cry and make love. Tara and Jax agree to meet the DA at the Teller home at 6pm after he spends his last hours as a free man with his sons. He tells Chibs and Bobby he will most likely be sentenced to 25 years, with parole in 10, 7 if he's lucky. Tara gets home earlier than expected and the house is empty, save for Eli, the sheriff, who entered the house with her so they could talk in private and he could help her bring her suitcases into the house, as she decided not to run away and do what Jax asked of her raise their sons.

            Death [ edit | edit source ]

            When Eli leaves, stating he'll be outside, Tara calls for Wayne, assuming his truck outside meant he was in the house. Caught off guard, Gemma comes out of the laundry room and lunges for Tara, who cannot escape in time. Gemma hits her with an iron but doesn't knock her out. Tara struggles against Gemma's beating and her head is badly smashed on the sink, where Gemma then attempts to drown her. In one of the show's most gruesome moments, Tara struggles for several seconds before Gemma grabs a barbecue fork and stabs Tara multiple times in the back of the head and her neck. Blood gushing out of the back of her head, Tara collapses and dies.

            Lt. Roosevelt walks in on the scene and discovers Gemma sitting on the floor next to Tara's body, in obvious shock. Gemma is mumbling incoherently about how it had to be done because she was going to rat out the MC. Roosevelt tells her she didn't rat out the MC, and that Jax is giving himself up to protect her. Immediately after this, Juice walks in, sees the scene, shoots Lt. Roosevelt twice in the back and then comforts Gemma. After this he begins cleaning up the murder scene.

            Jax returns home to say goodbye, only to find her lifeless along with Eli. Jax breaks down in tears, cradling her body as Patterson arrives and observes the carnage.

            Season 7 [ edit | edit source ]

            Tara's death has a deep impact, particularly to Jax and Abel who both become depressed and withdrawn. Gemma and Juice conspire to pin Tara's murder on the Chinese (who, at the time, had a beef with SAMCRO) causing Jax to torture a man pointed out by Gemma at his housewarming party in Stockton and killing him in the same manner Tara was killed. Unser and the new San Joaquin Lieutenant Althea Jarry investigate her death and eventually discover that the man blamed for the murder was in Las Vegas at the time of Tara's death.

            In "Suits of Woe", Juice finally admits the truth to Jax, who is shocked and stunned at the revelation. Despite Nero's attempts to talk Jax down out of the possibility of murdering Gemma, Jax finally avenges Tara's death by shooting Gemma in the head, who refuses to fight back and has calmly accepted her fate. In the series finale, Jax places his wedding ring on her tombstone and kisses it before departing. Jax finally completes what Tara had died trying to do by sending Abel and Thomas out of Charming to stay at the farm with Wendy and Nero, and even selling the house and all of his possessions to help pay for the financing.


            The Busy World of Richard Scarry, Season 3

            This fully animated series is based on the books by Richard Scarry, which parents worldwide rely on to teach valuable lessons. Busytown is an enchanting place that's abuzz with energy and life. Young audiences love to sing and laugh along, as Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm make their way through the day. The residents of Busytown always make time for a song and a smile.

            The Knights of Busytown / Cave Pig / Bucketman in Busytown

            A game of Knights of the Busytown Round Table ends when Sally doesn't want to be the fair maiden in distress anymore. She decides to build her own castle in the Cat family's backyard, while Huckle and Lowly build one too. Then when Hilda suggests they combine both castles to make a big one, all the kids get to play together and the fair maiden is none other than Hilda Hippo. / Bump and Thump are inventors from pre-historic times, and on this busy day they come up with great ways to make life easier for the Cave Pigs. But when the Cave Pigs don't appreciate the first house, or the first dinner table and plates, Bump and Thump fear they've failed. that is until our great inventors combine all that day's failures and make the first ever wagon. Now this is the kind of fun Cave Pigs love. / Mr. Frumble buys a new TV antennae but his attempts to get better reception land him stuck in a paint-splattered garbage can and looking like a 'Bucketman From Outer Space'. He causes panic in Busytown until Huckle and Lowly see him in danger and hurry to help. They rescue Mr. Frumble and even help him get perfect TV reception.

            A game of Knights of the Busytown Round Table ends when Sally doesn't want to be the fair maiden in distress anymore. She decides to build her own castle in the Cat family's backyard, while Huckle and Lowly build one too. Then when Hilda suggests they combine both castles to make a big one, all the kids get to play together and the fair maiden is none other than Hilda Hippo. / Bump and Thump are inventors from pre-historic times, and on this busy day they come up with great ways to make life easier for the Cave Pigs. But when the Cave Pigs don't appreciate the first house, or the first dinner table and plates, Bump and Thump fear they've failed. that is until our great inventors combine all that day's failures and make the first ever wagon. Now this is the kind of fun Cave Pigs love. / Mr. Frumble buys a new TV antennae but his attempts to get better reception land him stuck in a paint-splattered garbage can and looking like a 'Bucketman From Outer Space'. He causes panic in Busytown until Huckle and Lowly see him in danger and hurry to help. They rescue Mr. Frumble and even help him get perfect TV reception.

            Billy Dog Gets Glasses / Cordelia's Debut / Lowly Joins the Circus

            When Billy Dog finds out he needs glasses he thinks his life is over. Professor Dog tries to convince him that glasses are just a tool, but Billy still doesn't want to wear them. That is until he sees glasses that are just like Sergeant Murphy's goggles. Billy gives them a try and realizes glasses are a pretty good thing indeed. / Cordelia is a dedicated stage manager during Shakespearean times who dreams of being an actress. But, during this time in history, women aren't allowed on stage - that is until it looks like the show WON'T go on and Cordelia takes center stage to play the lead role. And with the help of her assistant stage manager, Cordelia transforms Shakespeare's new play into a 'Comedy of Errors'. / Lowly Joins The Circus When the circus ringmaster sees Lowly doing some tricks he gives him an offer he can't refuse to join the circus. Lowly loves all the attention of being a circus star in the big top, but when it's time for the circus to move on, Lowly has second thoughts. He realizes being a star in his own family is what he really wants, so Lowly the Wonder Worm retires.

            When Billy Dog finds out he needs glasses he thinks his life is over. Professor Dog tries to convince him that glasses are just a tool, but Billy still doesn't want to wear them. That is until he sees glasses that are just like Sergeant Murphy's goggles. Billy gives them a try and realizes glasses are a pretty good thing indeed. / Cordelia is a dedicated stage manager during Shakespearean times who dreams of being an actress. But, during this time in history, women aren't allowed on stage - that is until it looks like the show WON'T go on and Cordelia takes center stage to play the lead role. And with the help of her assistant stage manager, Cordelia transforms Shakespeare's new play into a 'Comedy of Errors'. / Lowly Joins The Circus When the circus ringmaster sees Lowly doing some tricks he gives him an offer he can't refuse to join the circus. Lowly loves all the attention of being a circus star in the big top, but when it's time for the circus to move on, Lowly has second thoughts. He realizes being a star in his own family is what he really wants, so Lowly the Wonder Worm retires.

            The Big Dare / Oliver's Sandwich / Pig Will Won't

            When Billy Dog hears the gang telling stories about the ghosts in the abandoned mill, he boasts he's not afraid of ghosts - and he'll prove it - and dares everyone to follow him in. But when the other kids refuse, Billy goes in anyway and gets stuck, and Huckle must get Sergeant Murphy to come to the rescue. / Young Oliver is the Earl of Sandwiches' clumsy butler, and he has a huge crush on Catherine of Roastburry. But alas, Oliver is but a butler and fears Catherine will only notice him if he does something great. And that's just what Oliver does when a new type of lunch is demanded, and he invents the most famous food ever the sandwich. / Imagine a Busytown with two Pig Won'ts. That's just what happens when the ever helpful Pig Will gets a bump on the head and turns into another Pig Won't. Now Pig Won't sees just how 'difficult' he is when he says "I won't" all the time. And when Pig Will's back to his old self, Pig Won't promises to say "I Will" more often. but he WON'T say it too often.

            When Billy Dog hears the gang telling stories about the ghosts in the abandoned mill, he boasts he's not afraid of ghosts - and he'll prove it - and dares everyone to follow him in. But when the other kids refuse, Billy goes in anyway and gets stuck, and Huckle must get Sergeant Murphy to come to the rescue. / Young Oliver is the Earl of Sandwiches' clumsy butler, and he has a huge crush on Catherine of Roastburry. But alas, Oliver is but a butler and fears Catherine will only notice him if he does something great. And that's just what Oliver does when a new type of lunch is demanded, and he invents the most famous food ever the sandwich. / Imagine a Busytown with two Pig Won'ts. That's just what happens when the ever helpful Pig Will gets a bump on the head and turns into another Pig Won't. Now Pig Won't sees just how 'difficult' he is when he says "I won't" all the time. And when Pig Will's back to his old self, Pig Won't promises to say "I Will" more often. but he WON'T say it too often.

            The Best Birthday Party Ever / Martha's First Book / Locked Out

            There's a birthday disaster in Busytown Kenny and Lynnie are going to throw birthday parties on the same day. Huckle and Lowly want everyone to celebrate together, so they put their plan in to action. And once they get everyone into the same room, it's a big SURPRISE for Lynnie and Kenny who end up having the best birthday ever. / Little Martha wants so much to read books, but they are very rare because they must all be lettered by hand. So when Martha learns of Guttenbear, a man who has lots of books, she hurries to see if she can borrow one. When she finds Guttenbear busy inventing a laundry press, she helps him to modify it, and when they're done, the world is blessed with the invention of the printing press. / Mr. Frumble is locked out of his house. First he tries the windows, then an upstairs porch, but each attempt leaves his house in greater need of repair. And when Mr. Frumble 'borrows' Roger Rhino's wrecking ball, he finally gets in, though he no longer has a house. But he does have an umbrella, so when it starts to rain, he's nice and dry when he finds his house key in his pocket.

            There's a birthday disaster in Busytown Kenny and Lynnie are going to throw birthday parties on the same day. Huckle and Lowly want everyone to celebrate together, so they put their plan in to action. And once they get everyone into the same room, it's a big SURPRISE for Lynnie and Kenny who end up having the best birthday ever. / Little Martha wants so much to read books, but they are very rare because they must all be lettered by hand. So when Martha learns of Guttenbear, a man who has lots of books, she hurries to see if she can borrow one. When she finds Guttenbear busy inventing a laundry press, she helps him to modify it, and when they're done, the world is blessed with the invention of the printing press. / Mr. Frumble is locked out of his house. First he tries the windows, then an upstairs porch, but each attempt leaves his house in greater need of repair. And when Mr. Frumble 'borrows' Roger Rhino's wrecking ball, he finally gets in, though he no longer has a house. But he does have an umbrella, so when it starts to rain, he's nice and dry when he finds his house key in his pocket.

            Dad's Neat Job / The Discovery of America / Mr. Gronkle's Friends

            Miss Honey's new school project on what jobs your parents do has Huckle worried. He doesn't think his dad's job as a travel agent is very exciting - certainly not like being a police officer or a firefighter. But when Father Cat takes Huckle and Lowly to his travel office, they learn that being a travel agent is a great job, and Huckle and Lowly give the best presentation ever. / Dona Felipa hears about Admiral Columoose's trip across the ocean, and it is just the type of adventure she's has always dreamed of. So, with her less than willing husband, Amerigo, in tow, they stowaway on Columoose's ship. But when Felipa is discovered and thrown in the hold, Amerigo is all alone to help Columoose find his map and keep the ship afloat. / Mr. Gronkle's mother is coming to Busytown and she wants to meet all of her son's friends. Mr. Gronkle decides the only way that can happen is if he tricks some Busytowners into coming by his house at the same time his mother arrives. But when the 'invited' guests find out the truth, they throw a huge welcome party, and Mr. Gronkle learns he does have friends after all.

            Miss Honey's new school project on what jobs your parents do has Huckle worried. He doesn't think his dad's job as a travel agent is very exciting - certainly not like being a police officer or a firefighter. But when Father Cat takes Huckle and Lowly to his travel office, they learn that being a travel agent is a great job, and Huckle and Lowly give the best presentation ever. / Dona Felipa hears about Admiral Columoose's trip across the ocean, and it is just the type of adventure she's has always dreamed of. So, with her less than willing husband, Amerigo, in tow, they stowaway on Columoose's ship. But when Felipa is discovered and thrown in the hold, Amerigo is all alone to help Columoose find his map and keep the ship afloat. / Mr. Gronkle's mother is coming to Busytown and she wants to meet all of her son's friends. Mr. Gronkle decides the only way that can happen is if he tricks some Busytowners into coming by his house at the same time his mother arrives. But when the 'invited' guests find out the truth, they throw a huge welcome party, and Mr. Gronkle learns he does have friends after all.

            Denys At Camp / Peasant Pig's Gifts / Little Fixit

            Huckle and Lowly do their best to get Denys to participate in all the camp events, but he just doesn't think he's good enough to even try. But when Huckle and Lowly's canoe goes out of control, Denys doesn't have time to think - he just acts - and saves his friends. When Denys realizes what he did, he starts to like camp and learns that trying new things can be lots of fun. / Piggy Origami's granddaughter tells him of how perfect she wants her wedding to be - with cranes and swans and beautiful flowers - so he heads out to fulfill her wish. And when he sees discarded colour paper he gets a marvelous idea. The wedding party enters the garden and is amazed to find it full of colourful paper cranes and swans and flowers. Piggy Origami's gift is the invention of Origami. / Mr. and Mrs. Fixit are delighted to learn that they are going to have a baby. But they realize they don't have enough room, especially if they have twins, or triplets, or quadruplets! So it's time to renovate, and with the help of Huckle, Lowly, and Sally, the Fixit's build the best baby room ever. And when Little Fixit is born, the first thing he wants to hold is his father's hammer.

            Huckle and Lowly do their best to get Denys to participate in all the camp events, but he just doesn't think he's good enough to even try. But when Huckle and Lowly's canoe goes out of control, Denys doesn't have time to think - he just acts - and saves his friends. When Denys realizes what he did, he starts to like camp and learns that trying new things can be lots of fun. / Piggy Origami's granddaughter tells him of how perfect she wants her wedding to be - with cranes and swans and beautiful flowers - so he heads out to fulfill her wish. And when he sees discarded colour paper he gets a marvelous idea. The wedding party enters the garden and is amazed to find it full of colourful paper cranes and swans and flowers. Piggy Origami's gift is the invention of Origami. / Mr. and Mrs. Fixit are delighted to learn that they are going to have a baby. But they realize they don't have enough room, especially if they have twins, or triplets, or quadruplets! So it's time to renovate, and with the help of Huckle, Lowly, and Sally, the Fixit's build the best baby room ever. And when Little Fixit is born, the first thing he wants to hold is his father's hammer.

            The School Dance / The First Olympics / Hilda for President

            Hilda Hippo has planned a school dance and all the kids are very excited, except for Huckle. He doesn't know how to dance, and he's afraid he'll look silly. Lowly convinces Huckle to go to the dance, and with Cassie Cat's help, he makes it onto the dance floor and has a great time. The only problem now is how to get him to stop. / It's Alpha, Beta, Tri, Quint, and Quad's birthdays, and their father Zorbius comes up with a great way to celebrate a day of sporting activities. Together they invent all kinds of fun games, and when the mayor finds out he's totally thrilled. Why, they should hold similar games with the nearby villages! And they'll call them. the Olympics. / It's the first ever school elections and Billy Dog and Hilda enter the campaign race. But while Billy comes up with lots of ways to make the school better, Hilda thinks the way to get votes is through her friends' stomachs and spends most of her time baking. When Billy wins, Hilda realizes where she went wrong. And when Billy appoints her as Vice President she's delighted - they'll make a great team.

            Hilda Hippo has planned a school dance and all the kids are very excited, except for Huckle. He doesn't know how to dance, and he's afraid he'll look silly. Lowly convinces Huckle to go to the dance, and with Cassie Cat's help, he makes it onto the dance floor and has a great time. The only problem now is how to get him to stop. / It's Alpha, Beta, Tri, Quint, and Quad's birthdays, and their father Zorbius comes up with a great way to celebrate a day of sporting activities. Together they invent all kinds of fun games, and when the mayor finds out he's totally thrilled. Why, they should hold similar games with the nearby villages! And they'll call them. the Olympics. / It's the first ever school elections and Billy Dog and Hilda enter the campaign race. But while Billy comes up with lots of ways to make the school better, Hilda thinks the way to get votes is through her friends' stomachs and spends most of her time baking. When Billy wins, Hilda realizes where she went wrong. And when Billy appoints her as Vice President she's delighted - they'll make a great team.

            Mr. Frumble's Brother / Viking Pigs / The Perfect Wedding

            When Mr. Frumble doesn't arrive to meet his twin brother's train, Mr. Frumble's brother heads into town to look for him. Busytown is thrown into confusion as two Frumble's bumble about and no one knows who's who or what's going on. When they finally meet up with each other, it's time for Frumble's brother to head back to workville. but Mr. Frumble's the one to get on the train. / Pig Pigson's crew is less than enthusiastic about exploring - they row, and row, but never get anywhere, so they give up. Pigson decides that if he does something nice for his crew they'll perform better. He cooks them a big meal, and does their laundry. And when he hangs the wet clothes from the flagpole on his ship, the crew's delighted to see that he can now explore the ocean all by himself. / The Perfect Wedding When Miss Honey and Bruno Bear announce they are to be married, Hilda promises to make everything perfect. But everyone has a different idea of what's perfect. On the day of the wedding, the dress has one too many sleeves, the cake's got a huge banana on it, and the carriage is made out of a real pumpkin. But everything's still perfect because it's the happiest day of Bruno and Miss Honey's lives.

            When Mr. Frumble doesn't arrive to meet his twin brother's train, Mr. Frumble's brother heads into town to look for him. Busytown is thrown into confusion as two Frumble's bumble about and no one knows who's who or what's going on. When they finally meet up with each other, it's time for Frumble's brother to head back to workville. but Mr. Frumble's the one to get on the train. / Pig Pigson's crew is less than enthusiastic about exploring - they row, and row, but never get anywhere, so they give up. Pigson decides that if he does something nice for his crew they'll perform better. He cooks them a big meal, and does their laundry. And when he hangs the wet clothes from the flagpole on his ship, the crew's delighted to see that he can now explore the ocean all by himself. / The Perfect Wedding When Miss Honey and Bruno Bear announce they are to be married, Hilda promises to make everything perfect. But everyone has a different idea of what's perfect. On the day of the wedding, the dress has one too many sleeves, the cake's got a huge banana on it, and the carriage is made out of a real pumpkin. But everything's still perfect because it's the happiest day of Bruno and Miss Honey's lives.

            A Tough Test / The First Pyramid / The Big Date

            While Miss Honey's on vacation, Mr. John Tough is the class' substitute teacher, and boy does he work the kids hard - so hard that they don't like him very much. But, at the end of the week, they find out what he's been up to. They're going on an archeological dig to find fossils and dinosaur bones. The kids realize it was a good thing he worked them so hard and are happy to use all their new skills. / Imhotep is so busy designing a monument to honour King Sozer that he has no time to play with his son, Twomotep. But when Twomotep learns that the structure his father is building will fall down, he hurries to warn his father and in the process, comes up with the pyramid design. As a reward, the King gives Imhotep plenty of time to play with his son. / Scotty Dog invites Professor Dog out on a date, and Billy's shocked. Maybe Scotty wants to become his dad! Billy finds out what makes a good dad and invites himself along on the date to see if Scotty fits the bill. And after a perfect evening at the amusement park, Billy thinks Scotty's pretty special.

            While Miss Honey's on vacation, Mr. John Tough is the class' substitute teacher, and boy does he work the kids hard - so hard that they don't like him very much. But, at the end of the week, they find out what he's been up to. They're going on an archeological dig to find fossils and dinosaur bones. The kids realize it was a good thing he worked them so hard and are happy to use all their new skills. / Imhotep is so busy designing a monument to honour King Sozer that he has no time to play with his son, Twomotep. But when Twomotep learns that the structure his father is building will fall down, he hurries to warn his father and in the process, comes up with the pyramid design. As a reward, the King gives Imhotep plenty of time to play with his son. / Scotty Dog invites Professor Dog out on a date, and Billy's shocked. Maybe Scotty wants to become his dad! Billy finds out what makes a good dad and invites himself along on the date to see if Scotty fits the bill. And after a perfect evening at the amusement park, Billy thinks Scotty's pretty special.

            Inventor of the Year / Macaroni Polo / Lone Wolf At the Lighthouse

            An informative class on inventors inspires Huckle to invent things to make his life easier. The flying bicycle isn't such a great idea, and the automatic room cleaner upper doesn't work either. But when Huckle makes a suggestion to Mr. Fixit on how he can use the pipes he replaced at school, the school gets a new jungle gym and Huckle thinks he just might be an inventor after all. / Macaroni Polo is delighted to learn that he'll accompany his older brother, Marco, to China. At the court of Kublai Khan they are greeted warmly, until Macaroni knocks over a priceless vase. Macaroni decides to find a way to make it up to Kublai Khan, and he does so when he modifies the pasta balls in his soup. Macaroni invents the first ever macaroni, and that just might be how pasta made it back to Italy. / Everyone says the lighthouse keeper, Lone Wolf, is a grumpy old fellow. So when Huckle and Lowly beach their paddle boat right next to his lighthouse, they're pretty scared. But while Father Cat searches the foggy bay for Huckle and Lowly, they end up having a grand time playing checkers with Lone Wolf. And when he rescues Father Cat too, it looks like they've got a good new friend.

            An informative class on inventors inspires Huckle to invent things to make his life easier. The flying bicycle isn't such a great idea, and the automatic room cleaner upper doesn't work either. But when Huckle makes a suggestion to Mr. Fixit on how he can use the pipes he replaced at school, the school gets a new jungle gym and Huckle thinks he just might be an inventor after all. / Macaroni Polo is delighted to learn that he'll accompany his older brother, Marco, to China. At the court of Kublai Khan they are greeted warmly, until Macaroni knocks over a priceless vase. Macaroni decides to find a way to make it up to Kublai Khan, and he does so when he modifies the pasta balls in his soup. Macaroni invents the first ever macaroni, and that just might be how pasta made it back to Italy. / Everyone says the lighthouse keeper, Lone Wolf, is a grumpy old fellow. So when Huckle and Lowly beach their paddle boat right next to his lighthouse, they're pretty scared. But while Father Cat searches the foggy bay for Huckle and Lowly, they end up having a grand time playing checkers with Lone Wolf. And when he rescues Father Cat too, it looks like they've got a good new friend.

            A Fun-Time Riddle Race / The First Balloon / Billy Dog's Space Rock

            Who will win the first ever fun-time riddle race? Huckle, Lowly, or Billy? "When it's dark, look up and watch the show" is the last riddle and Huckle and Lowly hurry to the Busytown observatory. It's Billy who guesses right - the answer is the movie theatre. And in the end, he shares his prize with his two friends and they all sit back to watch the show Huckle chose - the stars in the sky. / Little Ember has many questions for her uncles, and Etienne and Joseph Mongolfier don't always have the answers. When Ember asks why somethings can fly and others can't, she gets the two brothers thinking. why indeed? In search of the answer, they build the first hot air balloon ever and fly it for the King of France. And little Ember gets the surprise of her life - a ride among the clouds. / Billy's delighted when his mother tells him he can borrow her meteorite for Show and Tell. Billy does lots of research and gives a great presentation, but misplaces the space rock and heads home without it. Seeing how disappointed his mother is, Billy's determined to find it, and with the help of Huckle, Lowly, and Mr. Fixit's newest invention, they make Professor Dog a very proud mother.

            Who will win the first ever fun-time riddle race? Huckle, Lowly, or Billy? "When it's dark, look up and watch the show" is the last riddle and Huckle and Lowly hurry to the Busytown observatory. It's Billy who guesses right - the answer is the movie theatre. And in the end, he shares his prize with his two friends and they all sit back to watch the show Huckle chose - the stars in the sky. / Little Ember has many questions for her uncles, and Etienne and Joseph Mongolfier don't always have the answers. When Ember asks why somethings can fly and others can't, she gets the two brothers thinking. why indeed? In search of the answer, they build the first hot air balloon ever and fly it for the King of France. And little Ember gets the surprise of her life - a ride among the clouds. / Billy's delighted when his mother tells him he can borrow her meteorite for Show and Tell. Billy does lots of research and gives a great presentation, but misplaces the space rock and heads home without it. Seeing how disappointed his mother is, Billy's determined to find it, and with the help of Huckle, Lowly, and Mr. Fixit's newest invention, they make Professor Dog a very proud mother.

            The Best Amusement Park Ever / The First Bridge / Say Cheese Please!

            Mr. Shaggy Sheepdog is going to close his amusement park, even though Benny, Harry, and Wolfgang think all the amusement park needs is some new paint and a good sweep. They set out to fix up the place, but to save Harry from a runaway roller coaster, Benny and Wolfgang end up making a new ride. And when word gets around, Mr. Sheepdog learns he's got a fun park after all. / The First Bridge Bump and Thump, our very inventive Cave Pigs are back in an all-new adventure as they try to make it over the river in search of berries. Their quest to get across leads to the invention of first life ring, a boat, a look-out tower, and then the first bridge. And with the help of their less inventive friend Clunk, they even invent jam. And all this on the same very busy Neanderthal day. / Say Cheese Please! The new class picture gives Miss Honey a great idea for a school project family portraits. It sounds a lot easier than it really is, especially if your family is as busy as the Cat family. Huckle just can't seem to get his family together in the same place at the same time. But when their family picnic is rained out, they take refuge in the car and Huckle snaps his picture - and a picture's worth a thousand words.

            Mr. Shaggy Sheepdog is going to close his amusement park, even though Benny, Harry, and Wolfgang think all the amusement park needs is some new paint and a good sweep. They set out to fix up the place, but to save Harry from a runaway roller coaster, Benny and Wolfgang end up making a new ride. And when word gets around, Mr. Sheepdog learns he's got a fun park after all. / The First Bridge Bump and Thump, our very inventive Cave Pigs are back in an all-new adventure as they try to make it over the river in search of berries. Their quest to get across leads to the invention of first life ring, a boat, a look-out tower, and then the first bridge. And with the help of their less inventive friend Clunk, they even invent jam. And all this on the same very busy Neanderthal day. / Say Cheese Please! The new class picture gives Miss Honey a great idea for a school project family portraits. It sounds a lot easier than it really is, especially if your family is as busy as the Cat family. Huckle just can't seem to get his family together in the same place at the same time. But when their family picnic is rained out, they take refuge in the car and Huckle snaps his picture - and a picture's worth a thousand words.


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