The Grudge Won't Budge / Putting The Fun In Fun Houses
: Ep 23 -
"The Grudge Won't Budge"
Max is looking for some cold fun. However, there's none to be had outside the playroom. That's not a problem, the dragons are all going to Dragon Ice Park, so Emmy and Max go to Dragon Land to join in the fun. There, they find that Zak is upset with Wheezie. It seems that she was being careless and ended up breaking his prized snoot flute. Emmy doesn't understand why Zak's still upset with Wheezie. Didn't Wheezie apologize? She did, but Zak's still angry. She never should have been messing with it in the first place. Zak doesn't seem to be in the mood to forgive Wheezie, so the matter is dropped for the time being and everybody heads to the Ice Park. On the way there, Zak and Wheezie have some trouble with their flight. Wheezie thinks Zak's playing some sort of game, but Zak denies doing anything. Everybody else arrives ahead of Zak and Wheezie at the Ice Park, where they see an odd and disturbing sight: the frozen form of Quetzal. They're worried that something bad happened to Quetzal, but then he steps out from behind. The ice block isn't Quetzal after all, it's just a sculpture. Quetzal calls it "Self-Portrait." Well, he did, until Wheezie and Zak come crashing into it, causing it to fracture and then crumble. They still don't know what the problem is, but Quetzal does. He sees that Zak is holding a Grudge. The Grudge comes out from hiding behind his head. Quetzal tells him that the only way he can get rid of it is to talk things out. The Grudge blows Quetzal off, he wants to know who Zak is going to listen to: Quetzal, or his own feelings? Quetzal goes off, saying that he hopes Zak decides to get rid of the grudge soon and noting that he'll have to work on a new sculpture: "Self-Portrait #2." Everybody decides to have a fun on the ice, but the Grudge continues to weigh Zak and Wheezie down, making it difficult for them to skate. (Although none of the dragons have any skates on.) The gang all tries to pull the Grudge off, but that doesn't work. It would seem that it's up to Zak to get rid of it. He tells it to go away, but inside, he's still mad at Wheezie, so that doesn't work. The gang remembers what Quetzal said, that Zak needs to "talk it out," although at first Ord thinks that Quetzal said "walk it out." Zak talks it out. At first, he just says he's angry, which only serves to make the Grudge even more excited. But Emmy gets him to keep talking. Zak says that he's also hurt. He feels that by breaking his snoot flute and being so careless, Wheezie showed that she doesn't care about his feelings. Wheezie speaks up. She does care about his feelings, in fact, if she didn't, she wouldn't have been trying to fix the snoot flute all day. She shows him her efforts. It's not really fixed, but it's obvious that Wheezie was trying and she did care. Zak finally forgives Wheezie and the Grudge falls away, griping that he thought that he had finally found a place to stick around for a while. With the Grudge gone, they're finally able to have fun.
"Putting the Fun in Fun Houses"
Max and Emmy are cleaning up the playroom. Well, Emmy is at least. Max seems to want to just play. Emmy complains that they're supposed to be cleaning, but then the dragon scale glows. The dragons are calling them, so Emmy decides that they can put off their cleaning till later. In Dragon Land, the dragons lead them to the amusement park. There's a new attraction, although they don't have any idea what it is. So they'll all be surprised when the get there. It turns out that the new attraction is a funhouse. Everybody picks partners and heads in. Cassie heads in, but then she finds that she's missing her partner. Ord doesn't want to go into the funhouse. He heard Emmy saying that it's dark in the funhouse and there are scary things and he doesn't want to go in. Everybody tries to help, using different strategies. Emmy figures that if they go in holding hands, it won't be so bad. Ord gets through one portion of it, some tickly streamer paper, but then runs out when he sees himself in a funhouse mirror. Ord figures that maybe if he covers his eyes, he won't be so scared. He tries again, but this time ends up running out when he gets to a part that simulates a thunderstorm. He wants to go in with his eyes closed and his ears covered, but Zak notes that if he does this, it's pretty much like he's not even going in and it wouldn't be any fun. Wheezie has an idea, what if everyone were to go in first before Ord, and then they could tell him exactly what happens, so he won't be so scared. They do this, but he's still too scared to make it all the way through. Ord comes up with his own idea, since he's too scared of this funhouse, they could build their own funhouse. That way, they'll know exactly what's in it. Zak and Wheezie volunteer their knuckerhole and the gang goes off to gather materials. Arlo the garbage dragon helps out, letting them have the pick of the dump to get what they need. They build the funhouse and Max accompanies Ord on trip through. There's squishy pillows, a blast of cold air, a slide and more. Ord loves this funhouse and he's not scared. He tries to return to the amusement park funhouse, but he's still too scared of that. So everybody returns to the funhouse they built, to go through it again. Back in the playroom, Max suggests that he and Emmy should build their own funhouse. Emmy agrees, just as long as they can clean it up before Mom can complain about it.moreless