The Oblongs

Flush, Flush, Sweet Helga

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 5/13/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Milo and his friends crash a party thrown for the Mayor's daughter, Debbie Bledsoe, and they cause the Debbie's new locket to be tossed into the sewer. The zaftig Helga goes after the gift and gets lodged in the pipe, plugging it up like a human cork. The hill people and rescuers work feverishly to rescue... the locket, and leave Helga blocking the main water line -- just one flush away from the great beyond. Helga causes a disruption in the water supply to valley, but the hill people pay no attention -- until their water is cut off too.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Billy West

    George Klimer / James / Anita Bidet (Voice)

  • Pamela Adlon

    Voice of Milo Oblong / Jared Klimer / the Debbies (Voice)

  • Lea DeLaria

    Helga Phugly (Voice)

  • Jean Smart

    Pickles Oblong (voice)

  • Jason Sklar

    Chip Oblong (Voice)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Debbie: (gasps) Crashers! and that fat girl has My locket! Helga: Debbie! It's Me, your best friend, Helga... and I'm not fat, I'm Zaftig. Milo: (Grunts) I can't get the locket off. the clasp is covered with fat. Helga: Zaftig! It's covered by Zaftig.

    • Helga (stuck in the sewer and surrounded by food): Hey guys! Want some chinese? Peggy: Helga, you're supposed to be losing weight! Helga: It's not my fault. All this stuff just fell down here. So I'm not Kate Moss, so what? Milo: Kate Moss isn't stuck in a sewer. Helga: Oh I don't know. When you think about it, isn't there no bigger sewer then professional modeling?

    • (being stung by wasps) Mikey: The candy's stinging me! (seeing the American flag) Debbie: Look! The Ralph Lauren flag! (Debbie's locket is stuck on Helga) Milo: I can't the locket off. The clasp is covered by fat. Helga: Softing! It's covered by softing!

    • Pickles: Make a wish! Milo: I wish I was dead... Susie: If you say it aloud, it won't come true.

    • Mayor Bledso: Here you go sweetie, this one's from daddy, (screaming, now addressing crowd) and I dare any of you little candy asses to come up with a better gift! (squeals) Debbie: Oh daddy, a locket,! Give us a kiss! Bledso: Ain't got time for kissin'. Debbie: K!

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    Notes (3)

    • First appearance of Johnny 'The Mayor' Bledsoe.

    • This episode was first broadcast on Cartoon Network on September 1, 2002.

    • During the "Bobbing for Laundry" scene, Biff and Chip are visible in the background for a split second. This is the only time that they appear in this sequence. The reason is that this scene was actually created as a 30-second promotional short, "Birthday," which varied slightly from what ended up in the episode. The original short opened with Pickles saying "Time for an Oblongs birthday party!" Then it went into the bobbing for laundry scene and ended with Bob being pulled out of the basket. The animation and voice-overs in this scene were just slightly different.

    Trivia (2)

    • By what we've heard at this point we can infer that the Debbie's have different dads but the same mom.

    • Mayor Bledso's voice sounds slightly different in this episode than others.

    Allusions (1)

    • The frog Helga sees stuck in a spider web in the sewer, about to be eaten by a hungry spider is Michigan J. Frog, the mascot for The Oblongs home, WB.

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