Drawn Together

Season 2 Episode 12

The Lemon-AIDS Walk

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Aired Thursday 10:30 PM Feb 22, 2006 on Comedy Central
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Captain Hero is determined to win the AIDS walk, no matter how many steroids he must take to be the best walker around. Wooldoor gets in trouble at the mall for stealing some candy.

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  • Captain Hero is determined to win the AIDS walk, no matter how many steroids he must take to be the best walker around. Wooldoor gets in trouble at the mall for stealing some candy.moreless

    9.0
    A friendly badminton competition against the former cast of Drawn Together reveals a shameful secret about Captain Hero: he is terrible at sports. He tries to drown his sorrows in lemonade at a lemonade stand that Clara and Wooldoor have set up, but no one wants to tolerate his drunken behavior. Foxxy comes by asking for someone to sponsor her in the upcoming AIDS walk, which gives Captain Hero an idea. Realizing that walking is something he\'s perfectly capable of, Hero tells Foxxy that he won\'t sponsor her; rather, he\'ll enter the AIDS walk himself and win it.



    Foxxy tries to tell him that the AIDS walk is a charity event, not a competition, but Hero won\'t hear of it. He immediately begins training, only to run into another obstacle when he realizes he isn\'t even a champion walker; the elderly women at the mall can walk rings around him. He realizes he is in need of some outside help, which he finds at the mall\'s nutritional center when the employee there hooks him up with some steroids. The steroids make Hero\'s body big and powerful, but they also make him even more difficult for the other housemates to deal with than usual. After Foxxy finds out his secret, the housemates stage an intervention for him, which he responds to by killing everyone in a steroid-fueled rage.



    Deciding he doesn\'t belong in the Drawn Together house anymore, Captain Hero decides to go somewhere he can be accepted and understood, and ends up befriending and moving in with Popeye. He and Popeye have a great time training together until Popeye suddenly dies of AIDS one day. Popeye tells Hero that he contracted the disease by sharing contaminated steroid needles. With his last dying breath, Popeye asks Captain Hero to get clean, and hopefully prevent others from suffering the same fate. Hero does just this, showing up at the AIDS walk completely restored to his old self. Hero ends up \"winning\" the AIDS walk completely clean by killing or horribly injuring all the other walkers, resulting in no money being generated for charity. Hero ignores the crying spokeswoman and walks off with his \"prizes\", the basket holding names for a raffle, and an AIDS quilt.



    Meanwhile, Wooldoor is having fun running the lemonade stand with his good friend Clara, at least until Spanky Ham, playing the bad boy, induces Wooldoor to leave the lemonade stand behind and go with him on his motorcycle to the mall. The pair go to the mall candy store together, but as the two are in line, Wooldoor suddenly realizes that he doesn\'t have the money to pay for the candy he\'s holding. Spanky urges Wooldoor to just steal the candy- after all, that\'s what a cool person would do. Wooldoor panics and runs out with the candy in tow. After a showdown with the security guard, Wooldoor is caught and taken into custody in the mall security office. He is held there for a while and then let go, but once he gets out, he finds his whole world has changed, and he is unable to adjust to life on the outside again.



    In an attempt to find some normality, he goes back to Clara at the lemonade stand, only to discover she couldn\'t wait for him, and has given his job away - to Spanky Ham, of all people. Wooldoor freaks out, and then finally decides that he cannot deal with life as a \"free man\". He must go back to the mall, repeat his crime, and be sent back to \"prison\" (actually, the Mall Security/Lost & Found Lounge).



    He returns, and after going on a Looney Tunes-style crime spree, is caught again. Clara shows up to tell Wooldoor not to despair, that she\'ll wait for him this time, even if he\'s held in custody for 28 whole minutes. Wooldoor is let out for good behavior after 15 minutes, but when he tries to find Clara, he is told she left 10 minutes ago.



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  • Good episode revolving around Captain Hero.

    9.0
    I don't get why so many people hate this episode it was a good one. The jokes were funny, and it had a hilarious story. Hero is determined to win the AIDS walk, for his dear friend Popeye who had contracted the disease through sharing needles. Hero starts taking steroids, at the end during the walk, Hero ends up killing all the walkers with heat vision and other powers. He just wants to win and does'nt care what happened to everybody else, he even celebrated when he crossed the line first. Also Wooldoor got in trouble for stealing candy at the mall. Really good episode I enjoyed watching it.moreless
  • Another Captain Hero episode and not a good one at all. Don't you just want to scream 'ENOUGH!!'

    5.7
    The main plot of the episode is once again focused on Captain Hero. They abuse his character way too much and even good plots start to look bad, when they annoy you and yes, Captain Hero became annoying ages ago. I have no idea why the producers/authors think that people want to see so much of him, after all, the show was suppose to have 8 main characters, not one main and 7 supporting. The plot itself wasn’t that good at all. There was some few really good moments (for example, when they show He-Man, The Thing and other butched-up comics’ characters taking steroids) but I frowned more than laughed. It’s a pity, because the beginning was good and unexpected and I actually hoped for some old DT/new DT action. I should have known better, there’s no place enough for 8, how would they fit 16?

    The sub-plot, this time focused around Wooldoor, with some cameo from Spanky and Clara was even worse. Do they lose their touch or what!? There was one, literally, ONE moment that made me laugh (candy-shop theft, if you must know), the rest was so predictable, that all supposedly funny moments were ruined for me. I simple KNEW what would happened and that’s not good in any show, especially a show that’s suppose to be unpredictable.

    Overall – one of the weakest episodes EVER.moreless
  • Another great episode for a great show.

    9.0
    This episode was great with it poking fun at steriods and doing time in the security/lost and found lounge for minutes. Captain hero got hooked on steriods to walk in the aids walk but in the end he was a raging, small dick, big muscle loser. He went clean after he promised popeye he would when he was dying. Wooldoor spent and did time for stealing candy during which clara found a new partner for her lemonade stand -spanky-. when wooldoor got out he made a point of how different it was on the outside so he went back to the mall and went crazy to get thrown back into the security/lost and found lounge. All in all a great show with many cameos of other characters thrown in - popeye,olive oil, heman, peter and lois(family guy) and many others. this show was great hopefully next episode is a good one to.



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  • With South Park of course still on the off-season, Drawn Together continues its season tonight with another great episode.

    8.1
    Episode #19 - The Lemon-AIDS Walk - 2/22/06





    With South Park of course still on the off-season, Drawn Together continues its season tonight with another great episode.



    As the housemates play a game of badminton with another group of assorted ripped-off cartoon characters, the gang finds out that Captain Hero ... sucks at sports! In fact, athletics happens to be his "kryptonite."



    In order to redeem himself, Hero realizes that he must join in on the AIDS research charity walk. Of course, as he tries to train for the big marathon, he realizes he ... totally sucks at walking in general. So he ends up turning to .. steroids! Hero then becomes addicted and ends up stealing money from the rest of the housemates (his "sponsors") to bulk up more and more!



    After Foxxy finds out she stages an intervention with the others to try to help him, but Hero murders all of them (of course, it's Drawn Together, so they don't stay dead forever). Captain Hero hooks up with Popeye, who trains him and supplies him with more steroids. Hero ends up forgetting why he started bulking up in the first place ... until Popeye dies and he finds out that he had contracted the AIDS virus from sharing steroid needles.



    Promising to "win" the "race" clean, Hero participates in the AIDS walk and ends up killing everyone else involved in some horrible fashion ... before anyone finishes 1 lap! Although he thinks he "wins" the race, Hero makes it so that they don't raise jack squat for the cause!



    Meanwhile, Spanky tries to corrupt Wooldoor by getting him to smoke and do illegal things - like steal candy from a department store (when the security guard was standing right next to him). Wooldoor ends up spending some time in jail and after he returns, he finds out that Spanky has taken his place in Wooldoor and Claras' Lemonade Stand! Traumatized, Wooldoor decides the only thing he can do ... is go back to the mall and keep stealing candy.



    Clara discovers his disturbing plan to continue the vicious cycle of stealing and getting caught and tries to stop him. As Wooldoor runs all around the mall away from the cops, Clara tells him that this time she'll wait for him no matter how long he's gone ... after he's taken away by the cops, he's back out in just 15 minutes ... only to find that Clara left 10 minutes ago.



    The show ends with a short cartoon featuring Judge Fudge.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • After Captain Hero starts walking and killing everyone, he chops a telephone pole and it crushes and electrocutes people. Among those people was the AIDS walk announcer. She gets crushed and electrocuted, but minutes later, she is yelling at Captain Hero, completely unharmed.

    • When Spanky gives Wooldoor a cigarette, Wooldoor puts the lit end of the cigarette in his mouth.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • (Wooldoor is running from the security guards)
      Clara:(In a vent) Psst. Wooldoor, up here. We can escape through this vent.
      Wooldoor: No! I don't want your help.
      Clara: Oh, Wooldoor, I'm sorry I didn't wait for you. You deserved better.
      Wooldoor: Oh, Clara. That's all I ever wanted to hear. (security guards run around the corner and tackle Wooldoor) Go home Clara, forget about me, like you've forgotten the social advances of the past fourty years.
      Clara: No Wooldoor. I promise I'll wait this time. No matter how long it takes. I will wait!
      Security Guard: Really? You know it's gonna be like 20, 25 minutes.
      Clara: I don't care if it's 28 minutes. I'll be right here.
      Wooldoor: Oh, Clara.
      (15 Minutes Later)
      Wooldoor: Clara! They let me out early for good behavior. Clara?
      Security Guard: Sorry dude. She took off like 10 minutes ago.
      Wooldoor: Ahhhh! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

    • Clara: I think you've had enough lemonade, mister.

    • Popeye: It's times ya knew. I've contracted the deadly AIDS virus from sharing steroid needles.
      (displays hand covered with bloody needles)
      Captain Hero: AIDS? How come I've never heard of this "AIDS"? They should have a walk or something to raise awareness.

    • Spanky: Hey, Wooldoor. Jump on. Let's do something cool.
      Wooldoor: I can't, Spanky. It's Sunday. You know, my special day to make lemonade with my bestest friend, Clara.
      Spanky: Well, unless you're making lemonade on Clara, that's nothing special.

    • Spanky: All right, team. Let's make these guys eat shuttlecock.

    • Xandir: Oh, I'm so proud of you, Hero. You're like the son the courts will never allow me to have.

    • Clara: (in the confession room) I never should've betrayed my dear friend Wooldoor. I went to his room to apologize, but what I saw there shocked me.
      Toot: (using the toilet while eating a burger) Goddammit, I'm busy! But you can use the sink if you wanna.
      Clara: Ew!
      Clara: (in the confession room) After taking a grunt in the sink, I went to Wooldoor's room. But what I saw there shocked me.
      (sees badly drawn pictures depicting Wooldoor's robbery plan)
      Clara: Oh my gosh. Wooldoor's going to steal again. I must stop him before he flushes his life down the sink!

    • Captain Hero: (referring to Toot) Shrek 2 was right. What kind of man is bad at doing sports games?

    • Spanky: (to Hero) Dude, your the worst athlete I've ever seen, and I've been to like every Special Olympics game. There's this one guy, who's basically just a head on a spring, and he's way better than you!

    • Transformer: Proceed to main title sequence.

    • Foxxy: (loudly) Oh you must be here to see Captain Hero, 'cause you are a twelve-year-old girl and a donkey.
      Captain Hero: (runs into the living room) Really? Matthew Brodrick and Sara Jessica Parker are here? Hey, what gives?

    • Popeye: Oh, I'm weaks at the finish
      'Cause AIDS beats out spinach.
      I'm Popeye the dyin' man
      Of AIDS.

    • Wooldoor: Hey, uh, boss, can I go to the potty? Please?
      Foxxy: How many times do I got to tell you? You don't have to ask me. Maybe an hour in the hole will teach you!
      (grabs Wooldoor and throws him in a hole in the floor covered by a piece of tin)

    • Foxxy: Captain Hero, you're the second to the last person I never thought I'd see again.
      (cut to confessional room)
      Foxxy: Oh, little Timmy. Mommy misses you.

    • Captain Hero: Out of the way subplot! Main story coming through!

    • Wooldoor is sitting on the edge of the street holding a lemonade cup. Lois and Peter Griffin from Family Guy walk past. Peter tosses a coin in Wooldoor's cup.

      Lois: Why'd you give him money? You know he'll just spend it on lemonade.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The badminton game didn't seem fair, since the original cast was made of only six characters.

    • Look hard: Captain Hero steals a jar in Foxxy's room crudely labeled "abortion money". This is more than likely the place where Foxxy keeps the money she saves up for all the abortions she's hinted towards in past episodes.

    • Look hard: After Spanky starts working at the lemonade stand, the price of lemonade goes up 2 cents. At the beginning it was 5 cents, but later the sign was changed to say 7 cents.

    • Captain Hero finally got his wish of having a twelve year-old girl and a donkey in the house. He wished for this back in "Hot Tub".

    • The scene where Wooldoor is released and talking about life after the security hold is almost an exact copy of the scene from Shawshank Redemption when Brooks is freed. This is the second time Wooldoor has been cast as a parody of Brooks.

  • ALLUSIONS (21)

    • Ren & Stimpy
      In the beginning during the badmitton game, there is a match between the current Drawn Together cast vs. the old Drawn Together and the old cast features a parody of the character Stimpy from Ren & Stimpy.

    • Prison Break: When Foxxy enters Wooldoors room, there are a lot of schemes sticking to the wall. Wooldoor seems to have planned being put back to jail very sophistically. Michael Scofield, the main character of Prison Break, had also a very sophisticated plan to free his brother, which he also had put together on the wall.

    • Steroids in the MLB
      When Captain Hero went to the Baseball game to play baseball is a resemblance to Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, and Jason Giambi who took steroids to win baseball games.

    • Shawshank Redemption: The scene when Wooldoor discusses his life after prison is a parody of what Brooks does in the 1994 film.

    • Cherry Falls
      At the end of the scene where Wooldoor steals the candy first time, the security guard kills the hostage and we see blood run down the waterfall; this is a reference to the end of the film Cherry Falls.

    • Super heroes
      Spider-Man, The Thing, and Hercules (among others) can be seen in the house Captain Hero goes after leaving the Drawn Together house.

    • Popeye
      Before Popeye dies, he sings: "I'm weak at the finish 'cause AIDS beats out spinach, I'm Popeye the dying man, "of AIDS". This is a parody of his theme song, "I'm strong to the finish 'cause I eats my spinach, I'm Popeye the sailor man!

    • GNP (Guy's Nutrition Place): Parody of GNC (General Nutrition Center), a nutrition/supplement store

    • Short sequences: The sequences where Captain Hero shoots the steroids, it goes through his bloodstream, his eye dilates, he gets more acne, and his penis shrinks. This is a parody of the film, Requiem for a Dream.

    • Captain Hero: I was becoming more powerful than I ever imagined. Soon Popeye and I would be powerful enough to rule the entire galaxy as father and son. Which, unless I'm completed misguided, is the reason why I started taking steroids in the first place.

      This line sounds quite similar to the line Darth Vadar used to try to convince Luke Skywalker to join him on the Dark Side in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

    • Both Blue Stimpy, a parody of the red Stimpy of Ren and Stimpy and Lois Griffin from Family Guy are voiced by their original voice actors, Billy West and Alex Borstein.

    • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law : The Mall security cop is drawn to resemble the Court Bailiff on this Cartoon Network Adult Swim show.

    • The Fugitive: The scene with Wooldoor on the waterfall parodies the famous scene in the movie version of The Fugitive between Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.

    • Popeye
      This episode features Popeye and his wife in it. Popeye's head is also shown in the sky which is a reference to the opening credits of the 1960's Popeye cartoons made for TV.

    • Shaft and Charlie's Angles: The opening credits for "Judge Fudge" is a parody of the Shaft theme and Charlie's Angles TV opening credits.

    • Captain Hero: If I could walk that way, I wouldn't need steriods.

      Parody of the punchline to an old joke, "If I could walk that way, I wouldn't need talcum powder" (hence the off-camera person booing)

    • Captain Hero: Shrek 2 was right.

      Captain Hero calls Toot the name of the computer animated Dreamworks film, Shrek 2.

    • The Hamburger Helper glove, a Transformer, Stimpy from Ren & Stimpy, a political cartoon drawing, Thomas the Tank Engine, and the creature from Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are are in the badmitton match with the cast.

    • Mall Cop: "We got a RU486 in progress."

      The code for Wooldoor's second crime has the same name as the abortion pill.

    • Wooldoor is wearing a hat and grinding the lemons like the famous fast food stand Hot Dog on a Stick.

    • Although their faces are not shown, Lois and Peter Griffin from Family Guy can be seen walking by Wooldoor when he's sitting on the curb holding one of the lemonade cups. Peter drops a coin into his cup, while Lois advises him that he'll just spend on more lemonade. She was voiced by Alex Borstein, who does her usual voice in Family Guy.

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