Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 2 Episode 9

Beat With A Schtick

Aired Unknown May 20, 2005 on Cartoon Network
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Bloo has a reputation for being a funny imaginary friend, though his jokes sometimes offend people. When Bloo cracks a joke about a new imaginary friend's height, the new guy challenges him to meet him outside at 4 o'clock. Will Bloo manage to find a way to dodge the challenge or will he have to face the consequences of his joke and possibly be severely injured?moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • This one felt a little bland compared to what I've come to expect from Foster's...

    This episode just didn't really grab me like most of the other episodes from Foster's Home. The jokes weren't as funny as I had come to expect, and a lot of the in-between stuff following up to Bloo's 'fight' with the gigantic imaginary friend felt like filler. It was almost as if the episode had not been fully developed. I have to give this episode one thing, though. A couple of the puns had me giggling for a moment, and as always the parts involving the deep-voiced stick imaginary friend did come out to be pretty funny. It's not a horrible episode by any means, just not as good as the rest.moreless
  • Mixed thoughts.

    Well. At first I liked it for only one reason. Not because of the comedy, or the story. But because of "The New Guy". But also because of him, the show was unoriginal. The New guy is a complete rip off of Snookums. A giant scarey monster from Jim Henson's The Muppets. Who starts out scarey and intimidating but is friendly under the skin. The New Guy even LOOKED the same and TALKED the same. The only difference would be that Snookums never did prop comedy. But they played up the character the EXACT same way as Henson. Now that I explained why it was bad, I must explain why I liked it. Because I personaly am a fan of The Muppets. And Snookums is one of my favorite characters from that series. So I was delighted to see someone else liked the same character enough to copy the idea. But I had to give it a low score for it's obvious copying of materials, i.e: Gallagher's "Sledge-o-Matic".

    Also Bloo admits, to Mr. Harriman, so many devistating pranks. Especially one of which that gets an imaginary friend deported!?(and the "i'll get you" joke wasn't that funny either). After this I can't imagine how Bloo would still be living there! I could imagine that if they obviously have had enough expulsions that they made up FORMS for it, that they probably have expelled friends for MUCH less! Now that I think about it, this episode is probably the WORST thought out episode of this show I've seen. Also, they take bets on who will win? Isn't betting illegal in most states? As for Bloo splattering at the end. That is kind of odd. Since he isn't exactly a blue blob like I originaly thought. I did see the pilot episodes and in it, he gets down on his knees. And he feels internal pain. Since it's a cartoon I won't get caught up on the physics. But that doesn't excuse the lack of imagination that was used to write the episode. I could probably pick at this episode for a long time, But I'm getting tired of talking like I know what I'm talking about.moreless
  • This episode was funny at times.

    When I say silly, I don't mean it is an especially funny episode. I mean that it was silly to make this episode. The whole episode has Bloo in a panic. This normally would be funny, but if you watch it, you'll understand why it really is predictable.

    There are funny moments, like I said, and you'll have to focus on them as they come quickly. During some of the funny parts, there seems to be some things that to fit together. You might say that nothing really happened in this episode, and that it really is just a filler.moreless
  • WHAT THE HECK???!!!

    Okay, okay, okay. What the heck was the ending of this episode all about??!!! People never are supposed to get hurt on this show!!! That's why I started watching it!!! But that stupid New Guy was all like "wham" and then, I paused it and it looked like Bloo splattered! That's just uncalled for!! I mean, it actually was a pretty good ep mosta the way through, then, this fraction of a second at the end ruined the whole thing.

    Well, okay, and also the part with Wilt. He was SO out of character. He never gets mad about anything unless it's REALLY bad. Darn it! They made him say that! I know deep down he wanted to be sympathetic, I just know it!!! ERRR!!

    Anywho, this ep would have been much better if not for character distortion and unnecessary violence at the end. Good day.moreless
  • This Episode Reeks

    Bloo Starts Making Fun of Imanginary Friends and Then Insults The New Guy and Bloo Thinks he's Out for Revenge and Everyone won't hid him and Everyone Bets Bloo will Die at 4:00 P.M but he doesn't but until he says his Act is Out Cold he Kills Him Poor Bloo.
Sean Marquette

Sean Marquette


Tara Strong

Tara Strong


Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Blooregard "Bloo" Q. Kazoo

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Coco/Madame Foster

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Frances "Frankie" Foster/Duchess

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr


Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Kindly Lady

Recurring Role

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Dinosaur Friend

Recurring Role

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Wheeled Friend

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The New Guy keeps changing size, sometimes Bloo is higher then his foot, sometimes lower. However it might be possible that Bloo is shrinking.

    • When Herriman is saying that Bloo's fight is a gentlemen's engagement, his monocole switched from his left eye to his right.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Bloo: But me, I'm tough and gritty. Like a tough, gritty flower. Grew up in the streets.
      Chester: I thought you grew up in Mac's apartment.
      Bloo: Which over-looked a street!

    • Eduardo: (After The New Guy squashes Bloo following his comment about his visual gags) That is the best punchline I have seen all day!

    • (Bloo is leading Eduardo through an excuse of them playing hide-and-go-seek to try to escape 'The New Guy' after he catches them in his room)
      Bloo: That's right, and that means you have to stay here and count to ten a hundred times while I go run and hide. For the rest of my life! (Runs out)
      Eduardo: (Looks up at The New Guy, speaking in a frightened voice) Uno, dos...tres?

      Mr. Herriman: What you do have... (Glances at Madame Foster's special indestructible clock) is precisely an hour and 14 minutes left before... well, let's just say you have an hour and 14 minutes left! Wahahahaha!!!

    • Bloo: (Writing more on his expulsion case, trying to get kicked out to avoid the house) Come on, let's spice things up, just like I did last week on taco night!
      (Short scene involving characters spewing fire)
      Mr. Herriman: Th-th-that was YOU?!? But I thought Jolly Buttons...
      Bloo:: Nope, me. I just framed Jolly.
      Mr. Herriman: We had him deported...
      Bloo: I know. He still sends me postcards!
      (Holds out a postcard saying "I will get you.")
      Bloo: And let's not forget The Dawn of a Thousand Lawnmowers...
      (Scene where Foster's is slightly off kilter and nearly tottering as ground is gone underneath)
      Bloo: Or the Eve of Two Thousand Water Balloons...
      (Wilt's eyes emerge from underwater inside the house)
      Bloo: Or the breaking of all of the clocks two hours ago, and last but not least, I'm getting into a fight this afternoon.

    • Madame Foster: Okay, according to our calculations, you have a one in a quadrillion chance...
      Madame Foster: (Blows a raspberry) Of lasting thirty seconds with the new guy!
      Bloo: Oh, him again.
      Madame Foster: And that's being generous. But if you past thirty seconds, to say, thirty-one seconds, that's just one itty-bitty extra second - MAMA GETS PAID! WHOO-HOO-HOO!
      Bloo: (Surprised about this devlopment) YOU'RE BETTING!? FOR ME!?
      Madame Foster: No, mostly against you, I'm trying to cover my bases. (Eduardo walks in injured) Oh, that isn't pretty.
      Bloo: Hi, Eduardo. You found me.
      Eduardo: Si, I found you. Now you're "it" and The New Guy was just warming up on me.

    • Wilt: I, for one applaud the New Guy. You're finally going to get what you deserve!
      Bloo: (Ecstatic) A race car bed? I'M FINALLY GETTING A RACE CAR BED!!!
      Wilt: No, you're getting your just desserts. A taste of your own medicine.
      Bloo: Is it bubble gum flavored?
      Wilt: No, it isn't... but you're going to take it anyway. Your days of insensitivity for us non-smalls will finally will be over... when the clock strikes four!
      Bloo: Not if I strike first.

    • Madame Foster: Because this lilly-livered creampuff is trying to avoid a crushing date with destiny, but as we all know, time waits for no man.
      Bloo: What about imaginary friends? Does it wait for imaginary friends?
      Madame Foster: Not on my watch.

  • NOTES (13)