Fillmore!

Season 1 Episode 5

Red Robins Don't Fly

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Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Oct 12, 2002 on ABC
8.9
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Red Robins Don't Fly
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During an undercover sting operation, boxes of Band candy were accidentally discovered in the lake. The candy is traced back to the Red Robins - seemingly a school club in the same manner as Girl Scouts who make record sales of their award-winning taffy. In reality, the Robins strong arm their competition (stealing candy and cookie dough, cheating in selling taffy, messing up signs of competitors), and the Safety Patrol have been trying to catch them in the act for a long time. Ingrid goes undercover as a Red Robin, but she fits the role all too well and becomes the shoe-in for becoming the leader of the Robins when Malika, the current leader, graduates. Fillmore discovers that Malika used to be Vallejo's partner who also infiltrated the Robins, but was seduced and overcome by the dark side. Will Ingrid find the secret Vault of stolen goods and shut down the Robins for good, or will Ingrid also turn to the dark side as Malika did?moreless

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  • Ingrid goes under cover as a red robin to prove that they are no good and maybe she likes it a little too much!!!

    10
    This is my favorite episode!!! i could watch it over and over agian and never get bored. i especially like the little plot twist about Malika being vallejo's old partner it was entertaining. i'm not quite sure why i like this episode so much.....maybe its the great plot line or the fact that this episode focuses more on my fave charater Ingrid Third!!! i love to see her go undercover cause it works foe her lol....i really enjoy vallejos worry for his crew and its pretty great. "too new" that is a lame excuse for anything so it was nice to see ingrid over come it. especially at the end when shes like oh i have other plans and turns that girl down!!!moreless
  • Lives up to the hype

    9.9
    In my past wanderings all over cyberspace many of the Fillmore fans I have meet have classified this as one of their favourite episodes. After watching it I can see why.



    It's got a nice mix of angst, drama, and humour. I like the back story about Malika and how everything is linked (the AV club being where the vault is - sorry for ruining that for anyone). I also like how it showed the choices kids who are considered "different" have to face. And the fact that Fillmore has such faith in Ingrid is moving.



    I think the fact that the Safety Patrol get together to do stuff (other than catching bad guys) after school, is, well, cute. So, I really like this episode. I think it's great, well-written and pretty funny too.moreless
Wendie Malick

Wendie Malick

Principal Folsom

Orlando Brown

Orlando Brown

Cornelius Fillmore

Danny Tamberelli

Danny Tamberelli

Joseph Anza

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Ingrid Third

Horatio Sanz

Horatio Sanz

Jr. Commissioner Vallejo

Jeff Probst

Jeff Probst

Vice-Principal Raycliff

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Jenna

Guest Star

Lynsey Bartilson

Lynsey Bartilson

Malika

Guest Star

Anthony Stewart Head

Anthony Stewart Head

Professor Third

Guest Star

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Karen Tehama/Lab Coat Kid #2, Pioneer Meghan

Recurring Role

Kyle Sullivan

Kyle Sullivan

Geeky Kid/Danny O'Farrell

Recurring Role

Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

Voice of Melba, Braces Girl, Pioneer Annie Mae

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • You'd think that the Safety Patrollers would take off their sashes after school ...

    • The twins switch places whenever they are standing quite frequently throughout the episode. (You can tell because one of the twins has blue eyes and other twin has green eyes)

    • Maybe Malika made the words 'X A/V Club' in mirror writing on purpose so that Ingrid could read it even though she was filming herself in the mirror.

    • Ingrid isn't wearing her sash when she says, "Give it up, Malika." But in the next shot, she's wearing it.

      Correction: After Malika's comment, she has finished putting the sash on. You can see her pulling it on in the early shot.

    • When the Patrol are playing cards, Anza's hand of cards changes from spades to hearts in almost every shot.

    • The words "X A/V Club" at the end of Malika's video to Ingrid should be in mirror image - Malika was filming herself in a mirror.

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Title: The title Red Robin's Don't Fly is based in the title of popular 70s song "Fly Robin Fly".

    • Character: Malika
      Malika's attitude (and her Red Robin hat in particular) is very similar to the attitude of Carmen SanDiego from the Computer game/TV series, 'Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego?'. Like Carmen, Malika is smart and is very tricky to catch. Also like Carmen, Malika used to be a Safety Patroller (Carmen used to be an ACME detective), but then she crossed over to the Red Robins (Carmen quit working for ACME and crossed over to the dark side). Unlike Carmen, the Red Robins troup was already around before Malika became the leader, whilst Carmen formed her own criminal organization, VILE.

    • Professor Third: Band Candy Connection
      Anthony Stewart Head, who voices Professor Third, is better known as Rupert Giles from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". In a Season 3 episode, "Band Candy," Giles is transformed into a teenager when he eats magical band candy.

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