Time Squad

Floral Patton / Orphan Substitute

Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 11/26/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Floral Patton: General Patton is running a flower shop. The Time Squad has to help Patton discover for himself that his love for military tactics and lack of human compassion only belong in one place- in the U.S. Army. Orphan Substitute: Tuddrussel and Otto get into a fight while on a mission to visit George W. Bush in 2002. Otto leaves Tuddrussel and Larry to cool off and unfortunately runs into his "Nun too holy" former caretaker Sister Thornly, who quickly steals him back to the orphanage. But Tuddrussel especially does not notice and makes Larry desperately try to find another genius orphan who can help them out.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Pamela Adlon

    Otto Osworth

  • Mark Hamill

    The Lawrence "Larry" 3000

  • Rob Paulsen

    Beauregard "Officer Buck" Tuddrussel

  • Dave Wasson

  • Carlos Ramos

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Luke Warm Finale

    By grizzly_tizzle, Apr 22, 2014

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • (Another 5 mintues later... The Spelling Bee champ) Spelling Bee Kid: Condiment, C-O-N-D-I-M-E-N-T. Condiment. Larry 3000: He's a spelling bee champion, you idiot! It's he doesn't know one drop about history! Spelling Bee Kid: History, H-I-S-T-O-R-Y. History. Larry 3000: (in shame) Oh!

    • *What happpen did Christopher Columbus works as a hotdog vendor? Oops, without Otto here's a different kid that substitutes with the Time Squad did.* Buck Tuddrussel: Okay kid, what's the deal of this guy? The Math Kid: Huh, how should I know? i'm a math genius not a history whiz! Buck Tuddrussel: There's more we he came from. *5 minutes later... a violin kid plays* The Violin Kid: Mmmmmmmm... *Another 5 Minutes later... a boy genius named Dexter (from Dexter's Laboratory)* Dexter: Uh, I'm not an orphan! Buck Tuddrussel: Ooooh... Grrrrrr!!!

    • In Orphan Substitute: *Larry 3000 looking a Otto's photo album from the Orphanage* Larry 3000: Snotto, tht's so cute! Otto: I hated that nickname!

    • Patton: So how about it? You boys wanna join up? Your uncle Patton needs you! Larry 3000: Ha! Oh! Sounds delightful! Buck Tuddrussel: Uuugh... What? Patton: What about you, maggot! Buck Tuddrussel: SIR YES SIR! Patton: And the training begins. For the next few days, you three are going to think, walk, sleep and eat flowers. *Tuddrussel eats a bunch of flowers* Patton: BOY! WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR MALFUNCTION? Buck Tuddrussel: ooooh, but I taught he said... Patton: I WAS USING A DANG METAPHORE! Buck Tuddrussel: Oh, sorry.

    • Gen. Patton: Oooh, I gonna try that. Buck Tuddrussel: Hey! Where's the battlefield, the tanks, the screaming, the wounded. All that I see is a bunch of stupid flowers. Patton: (Offscreen) STUPID FLOWERS!?!?!?!? (Fist punches Tuddrussel so hard, his head spins. Tuddrussel gets punced again and is sent flying.)

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    Notes (3)

    • Sister Thornley makes her second appearance

    • This episode is the SERIES finale.

    • Dexter makes a cameo in this episode.

    Trivia (4)

    • From Otto's orphanage scrapbook; A picture of Otto cutting sugar cane in Florida looks awfully sad on it's own. You see him sweating in the hot sun without a shirt on, terrified of a snake that's in the cane stocks. Look closely and you'll see that the snake has obviously bitten him on the arm, which you can see clearly in the form of two dots. Even more disturbing, you can see a couple of marks on his back that look real suspicious, take note that in the background, Sister Thornly is shown in silhouette holding what appears to be a whip.

    • Harking back to early 90's Saturday Night Live, a former president George H.W. Bush comes on with a Dana Carvey-esque voice saying,"Now come on, not gonna cry now. That wouldn't be prudent. It wouldn't be presidential."


    • Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory makes a cameo appearance in "Orphan Substitute."

    • Dexter's glasses are a different colour from the ones in the series.

    Allusions (2)

    • Floral Patton makes a few allusions to Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.  Such as Patton yelling phrases such as "What is your major malfunction?!"

    • Part of Floral Patton: "Patton The Head"
      The part where Patton is giving his employees a speech behind an American flag is from the 1970 movie "Patton".

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