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  • S 3 : Ep 8.1


    Aired 3/18/10

  • S 3 : Ep 7.2

    Taste Buds

    Aired 3/11/10

  • S 3 : Ep 7.1

    Weekend at Shnitzel's

    Aired 3/4/10

  • S 3 : Ep 6.2

    Chowder's Magazine

    Aired 1/28/10

  • S 3 : Ep 6.1

    Old Man Thyme


  • Cast & Crew
  • Tara Strong


  • John DiMaggio


  • Dwight Schultz

    Mung Daal

  • Liliana Mumy


  • Dana Snyder


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  • In the fantasy town of Marzipan, a very succesful kitchen is run by Mung Daal. But Mung is also a teacher.A young child by the name of Chowder is the well-known chef's apprentice. Chowder believes that one day, he will be a widely respected chef like the one he is working with. However, Chowder has a problem. He cannot stop gorging himself on the culinary delights by which he finds himself surrounded.And when you mix in a rock monster named Shnitzel and a bad-tempered wife, Truffles, then there`s nothing less than absolute chaos to be found in Marzipan. Character Bios: Chowder - A small, eccentric, and slightly overweight child who wants to become a great chef. The problem is he will eat any culinary concoction he finds himself tempted with. Chowder's pet is Kimchi, who is a cloud of "stink". He's a Cat/Bear/Rabbit thingy Mung Daal - A food genius and Chowder's master. He is teaching Schnitzel and Chowder how to be chefs. He knows of rare foods like the "No Fruit". He is like a father to Chowder. Truffles - Mung Daal's wife, Truffles is a bit moody,and it doesn`t` take much to get on her bad side. She serves as a mother for Chowder. Shnitzel - A professional chef who works at Mung Daal's Catering. All he says is "radda", although the other characters have no problems understanding him. Panini - The same species as Chowder, who has a crush on Chowder (who does not return her feelings), who thinks she is Chowder's girlfriend, and lets him know this at every time she can. She is also Ms. Endive's apprentice. Ms. Endive - A chef who teaches culinary skill to Panini with strict discipline. She is often unkind, and considers Mung Daal to be her inferior rival. She is tall and pudgy. Gazpacho - A wooly mammoth who is a storekeeper, selling strange food to customers. Kimchi - A stink cloud that is Chowder's best friend and pet. Most people don't want to be around Kimchi because of his smell. He often just follows the group. Chowder just seems to ignore his smell. Theme Song: Mung Daal: You take the moon, and you take the sun... Chowder: You take everything that seems like fun! Truffles: You stir it all up, and when you're done... Shnitzel: Rada rada rada ra-ra rada rada! All: So come on in, feel free to do some looking Stay a while, 'cause something's always cooking Come on in, feel free to do some looking Stay a while, 'cause something's always cooking Yeah!moreless

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    • (Panini, sipping juice from a box, stares lovingly at Chowder, who tries to get away from her, but she's blocking his passage.) Panini: Hi, Chowder! Chowder: Uh... hi. (The two stare at each other for several seconds. Panini smiles, but Chowder just looks at her blankly.) Chowder: Why are you staring at me? Panini: Because.... Chowder: Because why? Is there something on my face? (He gently rubs his cheeks.) Panini: When we were shopping today, we picked up some powdered flearts. (She offers him a fleart - a heart-shaped cookie.) You want one? Chowder: What do they taste like? Panini: Taste it and find out. Chowder (not believing her): Is it salty? Panini (trying to convince him): Well, taste it and find out. Chowder (still not convinced): Is it spicy? Panini (a bit angry, holding the fleart closer to him): TASTE IT! (Chowder then grabs the fleart from Panini's hand and eats it.) Panini (dreamily): I love flearts. (bats her eyes) They're famous for romance. Chowder (coughing out some crumbs): Romance is a little dry. Panini (offering Chowder her juice box): Have a sip of my juice? (Chowder takes a few sips)

    • Mung: (after the stink sack explodes) Aw, Shnitzel! What did you eat, man?!

    • Mung: It's been a few hundred years since I've made this, so we have to confront the really...really...really big book of recipes. Chowder: Excitement! Mung: A little lower please, Shnitzel. (Shnitzel lowers Mung and he accidentally smacks in to the book) Too low! (Gets pulled up) Now, we'll need the following ingredients.

    • (The telephone rings several times, until Truffles answers it) Truffles: Hello! Mung Daal Catering Company! You book it, we cook it! Ah, you'd like to place an order? Ah, terrific! (The customer's dialogue is deliberately unintelligible) Truffles: Oh, you mumble, darling. Could you please spell that? (The customer's dialogue is deliberately unintelligible) Truffles: Excellent! Oh, you spelled it wrong, so spell it again. Customer: Uh, is that really any necessary? Truffles: Well, look, which one of us is the chef here? Me or you? Customer: You? Truffles: Oh no, not me; I am the chef's wife, but I'll tell him what you want. He will know you don't know how to spell.

    • (Chowder throws up a marching band guy) Marching Band Guy: Thanks for the ride. (All marching band guys march out) Mung Daal: Sweet beans in a basket. Shnitzel, if you would.

    • Panini: Oh my gosh. That is the sweetest thing anybody ever done to me. You're the best boyfriend in the whole world. (kisses Chowder)

    • Mung: Gazpacho! My man! What's new? Gazpacho: I did a sit up this morning. Mung: That's teriffic! Maybe tomorrow, you can go for two. Gazpacho: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa...WHOA! No need to get crazy.

    • (the customer has just received the Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin, which Chowder wants to eat) Mung: Hurry, run for it! I can only hold him off for so long! Book it, man, your life depends on it! Truffles: And please, come again soon. Mung: That went well. Truffles: Oh, yes. Shnitzel: Radda.

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    Notes (257)

    • This episode breaks the fourth wall when Mung tells Shnitzel to clean the kitchen and he cleans the scene up.

    • A special sketched version of "Chowder's Girlfriend" is found on the Chowder DVD volume 1 disc.

    • Panini does not appear in The Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin.

    • Credits: Mung Daal shows Chowder how to decorate a boo-bear pie. Then he tells Chowder to go to bed.

    • We learn that Ms. Endive hates boys because her fiancĂ© did not show up at her wedding.

    • Introduced Foods and/or Recipes: Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin 12-Legged Cave Frog The No-Fruit Grabbles Powdered Flarts Balloon Animal Cookies Boo Bear Pie

    • Froggy Apple Crumble Thumpkin is an acrynom for the word, "FACT".

    • Look Closely: In the Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin as Chowder runs home, you can see Gorgonzola in the background in the beginning of the episode.

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    Trivia (233)

    • Goof: Panini tells Chowder in this episode that she's breaking up with him and they can still be friends, but in following episodes she keeps trying and saying Chowder is her boyfriend.

    • Look Hard: In "Chowder's Girlfriend", the first time Chowder goes over to Ms. Endive's, he enters through what looks like the back door. (How would he know how to go that way, anyway?) But in all his succeeding visits there, he goes through the front door (even ringing the doorbell), where Panini answers him.

    • Since "The Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin" is a full screen format episode, it wasn't shown correctly on the Chowder DVD volume 1 disc.

    • Panini makes her first apperance in Chowder's Girlfriend.

    • The animations were different in The Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin than future episodes. For example, the interior of Mung Daal Catering Company is different than usual, Truffles doesn't have a pattern on her dress like she did in future episodes, Gazpacho is wearing purple clothes instead of blue, Shnitzel's pattern is a bunch of squiggles and curls rather than straight lines, and Mung's ears are bigger.

    • If the little monster from the no-fruit is disliked by Mung and the others, why was it liked by Panini?

    • If Panini said that she needed her space and they could just stay friends, then why in later episodes, she bothers Chowder trying to kiss him or get close? Response: Panini likes when Chowder plays hard to get.

    • In Chowder's Girlfriend, they had grabbles. But in The Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin, they had apples instead of grabbles.

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    Allusions (168)

    • Family Guy: There are a couple similarities in this episode with the Family Guy episode To Love and Die in Dixie. When Mung Daal is looking at the dish and says "it's easy to mistake for bad feet, or good cheese" it is nearly a direct quote of when Brian says when walking in the broken down safe house, "this smells like bad meat, or good cheese." Also when Shnitzel has that creature continually attack his face it is very similar to when Peter continually has a Raccoon attack his face throughout the entire episode.

    • Characters' Names: 1) Chowder - Thick soup. 2) Mung Daal - a spicy stew with beans. 3) Truffles - A sought-after edible fruiting body of a group of subterranean ascomycete mushroom. 4) Shnitzel - A thin cutlet of veal, usually seasoned, that is dipped in batter and fried. The word is suppose to be spelled with the letter "c" between "S" and "h." 5) Panini - Italian sandwiches made usually with vegetables, cheese, and grilled or cured meat. Her name is a plural noun for Panino. 6) Miss Endive - An Indian plant (Cichorium endivia) cultivated for its crown of crisp succulent leaves used in salads. 7) Gazpacho - A chilled soup made with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, and herbs. 8) Gorgonzola - A pungent, blue-veined, pressed Italian cheese made of cow's milk. 9) Kimchi - A Korean dish made of vegetables, such as cabbage or radishes, that are salted, seasoned, and stored in sealed containers to undergo lactic acid fermentation.

    • Giant holding up Marzipan City: Atlas The giant holding up Marzipan City resembles Atlas, a giant said to be holding up the sky in Greek myth. He even has the Greek beard.

    • Lord of the Rings Mung Daal runs up a volcano called "Mount Fondoom" and throws the Burple Nurples in the volcano. This is a spoof on how Frodo has to throw the ring in the fires of "Mount Doom".

    • Episode Title: Burple Nurples It is a spoof of the term, "purple-nurple."

    • Cinamini An allusion to Cinnamon. It is also a combination of Cinnamon and Mini, which is fitting, because Cinnamini Powder shrinks whoever goes near it.

    • Man on Radda Radda Radda card In the Monopoly game, there's a card like this, but the man is holding a newspaper and yelling Extra Extra Extra! In this episode, it's just a guy yelling "Radda Radda Radda" at nothing.

    • The rolling gum ball scene and music An obvious reference to the Playstation 2 video game series Katamari Damacy.

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  • Fan Reviews (233)
  • Nosalgic

    By NatT96, Dec 09, 2013

  • COME on in theres something yummy cooking

    By Madchatterbox, Jul 08, 2015

  • Aden and mine favorite show from cartoon network from a long time

    By ethanwelch33, Feb 22, 2015

  • Oh my god, it's one of my unforgettable shows!

    By bautistakenrick856, Sep 20, 2014

  • This show saved CN from its downhill going.

    By Oldnickolodeon34, Sep 13, 2014

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