Drawn Together

Season 3 Episode 3

Spelling Applebee's

Aired Thursday 10:30 PM Oct 19, 2006 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

Foxxy refuses to participate in a house Spelling Bee to win a gift certificate to Applebee's. The truth comes out that Foxxy used to be the best speller in all the land, but had fallen far from grace after a violent racial incident at a Bee years earlier. Spanky convinces Foxxy to go for the title once again. In the meantime, Captain Hero discovers Clara has a secret sexual fetish for car crashes. Hero causes wrecks to get Clara off, but does she really love him? Or is she just using him for the car crashes?moreless

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  • Foxxy was a spelling bee champion.

    Was a pretty big step down from the last episode but the orgasms were hilarious. The only plot that seemed interesting was Clara & Hero's plto The car crashes being a fetish, a strange plot. Risky but effective. I couldn't stop laughing. Though Foxxy's plot seemed like a good plot in the beginning but after the Peanuts game show, I lost interest of the plot & it seemed dry. Sorry the only plot was Clara's.I like when all the princesses die. "That's the last time I let Mulan drive!" That was hilarious! A very good plot foreshadowing some love in future.moreless
  • Foxxy Love attends a Spelling Bee competition while Captain Hero falls in love with Princess Clara.

    This was the first episode I ever watch of Drawn Together and I LOVE it! I couldn\'t believe how harsh Princess Clara was towards Captain Hero and he certainly did taught her a lesson about playing with other people\'s feelings and the consequences of car accidents. I\'m glad that Foxxy overcame her fears of words meaning the same thing and winning the Spelling Bee. Love the Popular Media jokes they used in here (the cast from Snoopy, the reference to Rocky and the story about the cajoined twins I think I heard once on the news).

    Princess Clara got what she deserved. No wander why she always wind up as the loser, she IS one.moreless
  • Probably one of the funniest episodes this season.

    This was actually funny from the start, I like the spoof of the movie what was it called (crash??) Clara is a kinky thing really!

    Although Hero did not help, but one thing I have never understood with Hero is is orientation, is he bi, curious what? because the writers seem to have made him more gay than ever before and his storyline is becoming confusing in regards to which way he will swing!

    Foxy's spelling bee was funny, although I could have sworn back in season 1 they made out that she had a tough time spelling etc.. but at least they made it more interesting with the 'Knickers' comment.moreless
  • Moral of today's stories: Don't Ever mess around with the emotions of an insane superhero, & you can't keep a good spelling girl champion down! :idea:

    Finally! An episode that Doesn't portray Captain Hero as either a completely homophobic gay person or bi-sexual at best! Captain Hero finally gets lucky with Princess Clara! But when Captain Hero realizes she doesn't love him, just the pain he's causing people in car crashes, he first ensures Princess Clara will never see another car crash as long as she rejects him, & when Princess Clara refuses his love a second time, Captain Hero reveals he turned the tables on Princess Clara by killing the friends she chose over Captain Hero. Princess Clara realizes she made a huge mistake in the person she chose to dump! Also, because of Foxxy's tendency to not take any racial, ethnic slur non-sense, she made a mistake when instead of 'knickers', she thinks the spelling judge is saying another word entirely which won't be repeated here, where people are sensitive to it! Fortunately, Spanky proves to be a real pal to Foxxy, helping her get her confidence back and taking her stride all the way against the defending opponet of Hadji! Foxxy finally gets over her fears, and finds the courage to spell the word she had long been afraid of spelling! This great episode was only made better by the fact it got Really random in places, & the fact we learn Xandir has something against Tori Spelling as he only keeps saying, "She Knows What She Did!" I can't wait to see "Drawn Together" in it's newer, earlier Wednesday time slot! Enough said, true believers! :Dmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Hadji: Don't give that bitch a statue! Give her some balls!
      Foxxy: What did you say, Hadji?
      Hadji: You heard me, chump. I am the #1 spelling bee contender, but you're too scared to face me!
      Foxxy: I ain't scared of nothing except dying alone, so unless you wanna marry me, which I would like very much, I will take you any time!
      Hadji: How about right now?

    • Charlie Brown: Oh yeah! We beat you worse than Linus' dad beats him!
      Linus: You'll protect me, won't you, Blue Blanket?
      Charlie Brown: Applebee's, here we come!

    • (Clara reads the note)
      Clara: (gasps) Captain Hero, did you write this?
      Captain Hero: Um, if I did, would you want to go out?
      Clara: I don't know, Hero. We're roommates. It could get messy.
      Captain Hero: (to walkie-talkie) Take out the cat!

    • (When Foxxy says she won't be in the spelling bee)
      Toot: Foxxy, is it because you can't read? If so, AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • Foxxy: I was once the best speller in all the land.

    • Judge: For the win, your word is...illogical. As in: You being allowed to compete after someone else has already won is highly illogical.

    • Foxxy: Not so fast. Don't forget about the Foxxy.

    • Man at Bar: Foxxy, you can't run away from your problems, unless your problems are with some kind of tortoise.

    • Xandir: (Gasp) I'm going ot be late for the spelling bee! Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God!

    • Clara: (reading Hero's note) If you want to see your cat again, you will go out with me.

    • Foxxy: Make it look like...our living room!

    • Captain Hero: Seeing Clara so brave and so strong unlocked feelings inside me. Feelings that I usually reserve for socks filled with warm mashed potatoes.

    • Homeless Guy: Spare some change, ma'am?
      Clara: Ugh, get a job.

    • Wooldoor: Uh. D-O-G. Cat.
      Judge: Oh. Close, but that's not the correct spelling of "centrifuge".

    • Judge: Miss Love, for the win and your sixth consecutive spelling bee championship. Your word is....knickers.
      Foxxy: (angrily) Could you please repeat that word?
      Judge: Knickers.
      Foxxy: Use it in a sentence.
      Judge: It's wrong to mix whites with colored knickers.
      Foxxy: You racist son of a bitch!
      (Foxxy chokes the Judge)

    • Toot: I'd give Spanky's left testicle for an Applebees coupon.
      Spanky: Too late. I already gave that testicle to my one true love: Cancer.

    • Homeless Guy: You are so dead after school.

    • Toot: Goddammit! Get your own dam food!
      Captain Hero: Oh, I can't. Everytime I go to the lunch store I pass by a really mean bully who makes me give him all my lunch money!

    • Snow White: That's what we get for letting Mulan drive.

    • Spanky: You'll be the biggest thing to come out of spelling since Tori's fat head.
      Foxxy: Why you dissin' on Tori?
      Spanky: She knows what she did.
      (Dramatic music playes as the backround goes dark)

    • Captain Hero: (Dressed as a dog in a dress) So, you like?
      Xandir: Nah, too Tori Spelling.
      Captain Hero: Why you dissin' on Tori?
      Xandir: She knows what she did.
      (Dramatic music playes as the backround goes dark)

    • Xandir: When I found Captain Hero in my closet crying, and not masturbating, I knew something was wrong. So I took him out to do the one thing that always cheers him up: Trying on wedding gowns!
      (cut to Bridal Shop, Hero comes out of the fitting room in a gown)
      Captain Hero: What do you think? Too Princess Di?
      Xandir: Oh, Hero. I brought you here to get your mind off slutty princesses and car crashes.

    • Spanky: Hey look! The 7-11 is hiring!
      Hadji: Mom and Dad got fired?

    • Captain Hero: And remember kids: Never mess with the emotions of a dangerous lunatic.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (13)

    • When Harry Met Sally:

      The old lady saying "I'll have what she's having" is a line from the movie When Harry Met Sally said by a restaurant patron after Meg Ryan's infamous fake orgasm.

    • Pac-man/Flava Flav
      During Captain Hero's award ceremony, he says that he is one man with three personalities. He then acts like a hispanic person, a baby, Pac-Man, and Flava Flav.
      Pac-Man is a popular video game character from the 1980s and Flavor Flav is a rapper and TV personality.

    • Sports Illustrated/Wheaties
      After Foxxy is declared World Champion of spelling, she is seen on Spelling Illustrated and Wheats. These are parodies of Sports Illustrated magazine and Wheaties cereal.

    • Star Trek
      "Housemates, report to the holodeck for an important announcement."
      A holodeck is a fictional technology from Star Trek that simulates some sort of environment. The holodeck depicted in the show is similar to the ones shown in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    • Crash
      Clara's sexual arousal from car crashes is a parody of the novel and 1996 movie, Crash. The novel, written by J. G. Ballard, and movie are about a subculture of car-crash fetishists.
      The theme is also playing on the fact that two of the worlds most famous princesses both died in car crashes, namely Princess Diana of Wales and Grace Grimaldi of Monaco.

    • Malcolm X:

      Wooldoor mentions Malcolm Q, Foxxy's misspelling of Malcolm X's name. Malcolm X was a prominent, respected African American and Muslim leader in the United States.

    • Freakazoid!:

      Captain Hero runs through the crowd making flying noises with his arms outstretched as if he was flying in the exact same manner as the superhero star of this show, Freakazoid (who always traveled that way because he couldn't fly)

    • There are a few songs heard through this episode, which include the following: "No Easy Way Out, Rocky's Training Montage" (played off-key,) REM's "Everybody Hurts" sung by Captain Hero, & Bonnie Tyler's " Holding Out for a Hero."

    • Johnny Quest:

      The character of Hadji comes from the classic 1964 Hanna-Barbara animated series, Johnny Quest, and its subsequent reiterations in 1986 and 1996 respectively.

    • Rocky:

      The Rocky movie series is parodied a lot in this episode. The fact that the episode is about a former champ who's fallen from grace, getting tangled up with an opponet who is far superior, the training montage between Master and student, and Hadji's line of "I must break you" comes directly from Rocky IV, along with his mohawk that is a reference to Mr T's appearence in Rocky III.

    • A Boy Named Charlie Brown
      There are many references to the animated movie in this episode. Prime examples of this include someone proving themselves in a spelling bee, whenever someone got a word wrong they would simply 'pop' off of the screen, Linus' need for his security blanket, and Charlie Brown's signature "Ugh!" whenever he fails at something. Also, Charlie Brown's flying into the air and landing on his back when Foxxy pulls away the Applebee's gift certificate is exactly what happens when Lucy pulls away the football.

    • Disney Princesses:

      The fellow princesses that Clara is seen hanging out with in this episode are Snow White, Ariel, and Sleeping Beauty who all of course come from classic animated Disney movies. Mulan (from the animated Disney movie of the same name) is also mentioned, but not seen.

    • Where's Waldo?:

      Clara dresses like Waldo as she says to Hero, "You'll know where to find me."

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