Watch For Falling Idols: The creators of "Thunderbolt", which is Lucky's favorite show, is coming to the farm to film a new episode. However, when Lucky finds out that his idol, Thunderbolt, doesn't do his own stunts, he looses faith in him. Will Thunderbolt be able to regain Lucky's respect, or will he remain a fallen idol?moreless
voice of Lucky
Colonel, Ed Pig
Various Voices including Princess
voice of Perdy
Lucky told Thunderbolt that they met at the Grutely County Fair. However, he's refering to the episode, "Close But No Cigar", which aired after this episode.
Director: (about Lucky) What is this? Some kind of miniature cow?
Roger: That, sir, is a puppy.
Director: Ah, we'll make it work!
Rolly: I think I'm in love.
Lucky: In love? With Dumpling?
Rolly: It all happened like Cadpig said, so it must be love.
Spot: Maybe it's just gas.
Dumpling: Mirror, mirror, in the sty, no-one's more gorgeouser then I!
(After watching a romance film)
Cadpig: (crying) That was so sentimental.
Rolly: Give me a break.
Lucky: Or a barf bag.
(Rolly's wearing a very weird costume.)
Rolly: I can't see.
Spot: That makes you the luckiest one here.
(Rolly is showing his love to Dumpling; Cadpig provides the poetry for him.)
Cadpig: Oh, Dumpling, beloved...
Rolly: Oh, Dumpling, you mudhead!
Spot: He's dead.
Cadpig: Uh... uh... your eyes are limpet pools, and your lips are cherries.
Rolly: Your eyes are lizard drool, and your lips are hairy!
Cadpig: (disgusted with Rolly's flubbing) No, no, you doofus!
Rolly: No, no, you doofus!
Spot: Oh sure, he gets that one right!
Cadpig: Have you never felt the pangs of Toujour L'amour?
Rolly: I pulled a groin once.
Lucky: I had ringworm.
Spot: Does moulting count?
Cynde Clark and Steve Granat were nominated for the 1998 Annie Award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production" for this episode.
The episode 'Swine Song' is referred to in the episode 'Spot's Fairy God-Chicken'.
In this episode, we learn that Rolly has a hearing problem.
Cadpig attempting to tell Rolly exactly what to say so that he can successfully woo Dumpling is a reference to the 1897 play, Cyrano de Bergerac.
In '101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure', the plot involving the main pup discovering his hero is a fraud is borrowed from 'Watch for Falling Idols'.
Rolly: I pulled a groin once. – This is likely a reference to the episode 'Home is Where the Bark Is', where Rolly had pulled a groin muscle in that episode.
Lucky: I saw all of your movies: 'Indiana Bones', 'Dog Star Wars', 'First Bloodhound'...
Those are spoofs on the George Lucas movies, Indiana Jones and Star Wars, and the Ted Kothceff film First Blood.
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