Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 1 Episode 9

Berry Scary

Aired Unknown Sep 24, 2004 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

As a new day begins at Foster's, with everyone enjoying their favorite television program, The Loved and the Loveless, a new friend named Berry enters the house as sweet as can be, though with one glance on Bloo became love struck and determined to make Bloo love her back, though there is one thing that truthfully stands between her and Bloo, and that is Mac. When Mac and Bloo are trying to win a world record, Berry gets mad. After many schemes to try to get rid of Mac, Berry tries to tell Bloo that Mac is stopping him from winning the world record. When Bloo says that to Mac, he gets mad and doesn't want to break a world record anymore. But Berry makes Bloo the almost world's largest rubber band ball and both of them will put the last rubber band to make it the biggest. Meanwhile, Mac is running to Foster's so Bloo and Mac can put on the last rubber band, but will Mac get there in time before Berry and Bloo put on the rubber band?moreless

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  • One word: FUNNY

    I loved it when Bloo kept forgetting Berry's name. I think that was a pretty good episode. The only thing that would make it perfect is that instead of a giant rubberband ball, Bloo and Berry would be about to kiss, but then Mac yells NNNNOOOOO! That would be so cool, but then the best part would be cut out.

    Bloo:Who said anything about love Heather?

    Berry: My Name Is Berry!

    Bloo: Really, because you look like a Heather

    LOL Makes me laugh every time. I wonder if Berry ever got off the giant rubber band ball?

    Best Foster's episode of the season. :-) LOLmoreless
  • Not one of my favorite episodes of this show.

    This show has a lot of great scoring episodes, but this barely made it, it lacked something I liked about this show and it didn't seem to have it. Well this nasty little all act alike polite girl named Berry comes to Foster, and immediatly falls in "love" with Bloo. Too bad Bloo doesn't love her back. When Mac comes along, Berry gets real jealous of him being Mac's best friend and trys to use Bloo's selfish-ness against him which works out of her. But in the end Mac and Bloo realize that thier friendship is too important for a world record and send Berry flying a rubber band ball. Yeah, it was a great episode but too well average for me. But it was still great.moreless
  • While the rest of the House is obessed with this this Soap Opera called "The Loved and the Loveless" The New Friend is psycho-crush on Bloo.

    The Soap 0prea kinda follows the story about Mac,Bloo and Berry!

    The new friend,Berry,seems sweet and cute.she also has a crazy crush on Bloo-who never gets her name right and is obessed with breaking a world record-

    Berry does all kinds of nice things for Bloo,he doesn't care about them but she thinks he does.

    Mac comes to the house,trouble starts.

    Berrys sees that Bloo likes Mac way more than her and is very jealous about it.

    While Mac and Bloo try to break a record Berry tries to get rid of Mac-any many ways.

    Mac knows she's crazy,Bloo doesn't,and Berry wants Mac out!

    Berry easily convices Bloo Mac is in the way of his record so he should get rid of him.

    Bloo tells Mac he's slowing them down so Mac gets mad at Bloo,leaving Bloo with Berry.

    the rest of the House(Frankie,Wilt,Edwardo,Coco,Wilt) think they make a cute couple,Mac is still upset with Bloo.

    he goes home-Terrance is watching the same Soap 0pera-Mac thinks about how much Bloo does mean to him so goes to to Foster's to stop Berry.

    Berry has made a giant Rubberband Ball for her and Bloo,1 more rubberband and it'll be the World's Biggest Rubberband Ball Ever.

    Mac cuts her Rubberband and Mac&Bloo finally finsh their World Record,while Tying Berry to it.

    Berry finally loses it-

    Berry screaming-This was suspose to be ARE world record!this was suspose to be are Rubberband ball of Love!

    Bloo-whoa,whoa,who said anything bout love,Heather?


    Bloo-really?cause u look like a Heather to me^_^

    Berry-IT'S BERRY!Berry!Berry!Berry!Berry!Berry!(Ball starts moving)Ber-uh-oh!(Ball rolls out House)AHHHHH!

    Berry sets a World Record herself=Longest-time-an-Imaginary-Friend-has-been-tyed-to-a-Rubberband-while- rolling-around-a-city.

    Mac-i can't belive it

    Bloo-i know,a giant Rubberband ball,why didn't we think of that?

  • When a new imaginary friend by the name of Berry moves into Foster’s and develops a psycho-style crush on Bloo, hilarity follows.

    Let me start out by saying that I really enjoyed this episode. The whole premise of it was great in my opinion. A new imaginary friend moves into the house and develops a crush on Bloo, only to become increasingly psychotic when she realizes that Mac is the “only thing” that stands in her way.

    I find the episode to be pretty much flawless. Bloo’s ignorance towards Berry (especially with mixing up her name when talking to her) was perfect and fit in wonderfully with Berry’s character. Mac’s attitude towards the situation was also great (especially in the scene when Berry’s “cutting” crispy squares and Bloo’s walking on stilts, balancing plates.)

    Another great thing was tying in “The Loved And The Loveless” with the episode, with the show following very similar events as to what was happening in Foster’s.

    Overall, I found this show totally awesome. It’s one of my favorite episodes for sure and I look forward to seeing Berry return in future episodes.moreless
  • This is such a funny episode.

    I think the only issue I have with this storyline is that Bloo is playing with a paddle ball in the beginning and I think this episode should come after, if not right after, the episode: The Big Leblooski. If you've seen that episode, I'm sure you know what I mean.

    Whatever. Who cares! This is a funny episode!

    Yes, well, Berry is a funny character, and I really like how Bloo is totally oblivious to her loving him. I also really like the slow motion shots of Bloo when we are looking through the eyes of Berry. You got the first one where he's messing around with the paddle ball and it eventually winds up in his mouth, and you got another one where they're at the dining room table and he's pigging out and it ends with him slamming his face onto a slice of cake.

    Oh man, this episode is so funny.moreless
Sean Marquette

Sean Marquette


Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Coco/Madame Foster

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Frances "Frankie" Foster/Duchess

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Blooregard "Bloo" Q. Kazoo

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr


Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Mr. Herriman

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle


Recurring Role

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Orange Friend

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Slade/Head-Banging Friend

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Bloo starts interfering with The Loved and the Lovedless show, it immediately pauses at the scene with the nurses. How is that possible if it is a television program and nobody could have paused it?

    • There is a huge "cake mistake." First, Bloo is eating cake. Then, he's eating pie. But that was just the appetizer of the goof: Bloo had just finished the cake before he was seen eating pie. There wasn't even pie on the table in that scene.

    • You see Bloo eating a corn dog with mustard. Soon, when he is finished eating it, the stick holding the corn dog changes into a fork.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Mac: You may be selfish, you may be self-centered, you may have sold me out for a rubberband ball, but you'll always be my best friend.

    • Slade: How could I have been so foolish? I'll fight for us to the end!

    • Terrance: Ummmm I stuck!!!

    • Bloo: You're holing me back.
      Mac: Holding you back?
      Bloo: Exactly!

    • Bloo: Me, me. Is it Me?
      Berry: It's MAC, MAC, MAC!
      Bloo: That was totally my next guess!

    • News Reporter:(on TV) An imaginary friend, strapped to the World's Largest Rubber Band ball is about to surpass the record for greatest ditanse travelled while strapped to the world's largest rubber band ball!
      (Berry appears behind the reporter on TV screaming) Well that's really something!
      Mac: I can't believe it!
      Bloo: Yeah I know. A giant rubber band ball, why didn't we think of that?
      (Mac hits himself in the forehead)

    • Berry: (to Mac) You don't give up, do you?
      Mac: uh...Berry? Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm starting to get the feeling maybe you don't want me around...
      Berry: Ohh don't be silly (she pulls out a knife from behind her) you're Bloo's best friend. I know Bloo's feeling for me could only ever be a fraction (she stabs something below her) of what they are for you. I mean some might say that you're really (she stabs the ground again repeatedly) cutting into my time with Bloo, just as I'm carving out a nice little niche for myself...But not for me. I'd never say that. (she pulls up a plate of what looks like Rice Krispie Squares) Crispy Rice Square?
      Mac: Uh that's okay...I kinda gotta get going.
      Berry: Really?! I mean...really? That's too bad...It was nice knowing you! So sorry I'll never see you again, don't worry your pretty little head about Bloo I'll take good care of him Bye!

    • Frankie: Oh just look at them! Have you ever seen a cuter couple?

      Frankie: Oooh, a little sour under all that sweetness!
      Eduardo: And a little loco!!
      Bloo: Whoa, whoa, who said anything about love, Heather?
      Berry: MY NAME'S BERRY!
      Bloo: Really? 'Cause you look like a Heather to me.
      Berry: BERRY BERRY BERRY BERRY BERRY BERRY BERRY BERRY BERRY BERRY... (The giant rubber band ball begins to roll off the stage) Uh-oh. (Berry is rolled out of the house)

    • Bloo: He's the chocolate to my peanut butter!
      (Friend appears from toilet)
      Friend #1: The salt to your pepper!
      (Another one comes)
      Friend #2: The pop to your corn!
      Bloo: The sizzle to my whizzle!
      (Friends run away)

    • Frankie: This is just like what happened on The Loved and the Loveless.
      Wilt: You mean when Slade was lost at sea?
      Eduardo: And he came back with a new face and a weird accent?
      Frankie: Actually, I was thinking more of the one with the two friends, the girl, and the giant rubber band ball.

    • Berry: Berry.
      Bloo: Right, like Strawberry.
      Berry: More like Blooberry.

    • Bloo: This is Mac.
      Berry: (Holding statue of Bloo made out of macaroni) And this is macaroni! 4,938 pieces to be exact!
      Bloo: Yeah, yeah, just put that there with the other stuff. (Points to things Berry made for him, like chairs and pillows with pictures on)

    • Bloo: Yeah, you have a real eye.
      Berry: (Gasp) I have an eye!
      Bloo: Two of 'em.
      Berry: (Ecstatic) Two of 'em!

    • Mac: Let's just forget that Berry ever came into our lives.
      Bloo: Who?
      Mac: Exactly.
      Bloo: No, seriously. Who are you talking about? (Mac slaps himself on the forehead)
      Bloo: What?

    • Berry: (To Mac) But don't you worry your pretty little head. I'll take perfect care of Bloo.
      Mac: Don't you worry your pretty little head. I come to visit Bloo every day. Right, Bloo?
      Bloo: (On stilts) Yep. Every...

    • Terrence: Keep it down in here!! I'm trying to watch my story... uh.. I mean... I GOTTA GO HIT SOMETHING!!

    • Bloo: You sure can doodle a snicker.
      Berry: (In a high, gaspy voice) I can doodle a snicker?!

  • NOTES (12)

    • Fast Forward: 1. In "The Bride To Beat", the whole scene based on The Graduate would be repeated. 2. Berry would return in "Affair Weather friends" disguised through much of the episode as a rich toymaker's son named Barry Bling.

    • When Mac is in his room, near the photo of him and Bloo there is a poster in the back that reads "Spacer Wars" which is an obvious spoof on Star Wars.

    • Kids' WB! airdate: July 30, 2005.

    • Animation Studio: Boulder Media, Ltd.

    • Look Hard: The book "Blockheads' Guide to CGI Animation" is an in-joke to let you know that Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is a series done with Macromedia Flash and Adobe After Effects among other computer programs.

    • Title Card Sound: Psycho-style music.

    • Imaginary Friend Debut: Berry.

    • Mac and Bloo break a world record for the world's largest rubber band ball, and Berry breaks a world record unintentionally for traveling on said world's largest rubber band ball. According to the Guiness World Records Site, the world's largest rubber band ball mark is held by John J. Bain, whose ball weighed 3,120 lbs. in 2003 when it was weighed in Wilmington, Delaware. Also, we see Blooregard try to put clothespins on his face in an attempt to set a record. Guiness reports that in Manchester, England, Gary Turner put 159 clothespins on his face on November 27, 2004.

    • Credits: Clips of Bloo calling Berry all the different names listed below.

    • Terrence makes his first appearance since the pilot episode.

    • Running Gags: 1. Bloo keeps forgetting Berry's name, and forgetting many other things. 2. Whenever romantic music plays, it just turns out to be an imaginary friend doing something. 3. Unlikely people (like Mr. Herriman and Terrence) have to see The Loved and the Loveless. 4. The TV show The Loved and The Loveless keeps on saying things according to what is going on. (Example: When Mac is walking away because Bloo ditched him, the show said "I have never felt so betrayed before" or something similar.) 5. When Berry sees Bloo and slow motion starts, Bloo does something stupid like smash his head in the ice cream. 6. Mac and Bloo constantly trying to set a world record and Berry constantly interfering. 7. Mac or Berry cutting something and saying, "Hmm... something doesn't fit."

    • Names Bloo Calls Berry: Gary, Jerry, Larry, Dairy, Cherry, Mary, Carrie, Terry, Heather.


    • Frankie, Wilt, & Eduardo: Mentions Slade from The Loved and the Loveless

      In Teen Titans, another show on Cartoon Network, the main villain is Slade, a shady, strange voiced man with a mask. (Slade is mentioned getting lost at sea and returning with a weird accent and a new face.)

    • Mac: (Runs back home to make up with Bloo)
      The scene where Mac is running back to the home to make up with Bloo, is a reference to the movie The Graduate when the Dustin Hoffman character is running to the church to stop the wedding of his girlfriend. this scene was repeated in "The Bride To Beat."

    • Bloo: Whoa, whoa, who said anything about love, Heather?
      This is a play off the 1989 dark comedy Heathers starring Winona Ryder and Shannen Doherty as a pair of high school students named Heather.

    • Book Title: Blockheads Guide to...
      A spoof of the popular books with the titles as The Complete Idiot's Guide to [subject] and [Subject] for Dummies. The "Blockheads" reference comes from the Peanuts comic strips, where Lucy occasionally tells Charlie Brown that he is a "blockhead."

    • n/a: The Loved and the Loveless
      The Loved and the Loveless TV show is a hilarious parody of the TV soap opera, The Young and the Restless.

    • Bloo: Mac? He's the best, Jerry, the best.
      This is referring to the popular show, Seinfeld. Kenny Banya, a rival comic, kept saying that Mendy's was "The best, Jerry, the best!" when Jerry owed him lunch.

    • Berry: Very Berry glad...
      Berry's manner of speech is also reminiscent of an 80's cartoon, Strawberry Shortcake, which was revived in 2007 on CBS. Strawberry Shortcake and her friends would say, berry in place of the word very throughout the cartoon. So the phrase, is like saying very very glad. Instead they replaced the second very with berry.

    • Episode Title: Berry Scary
      "Berry Scary" is probably a reference to the usual Strawberry Shortcake joke. Everything is "Berry" (i.e. Berry Fun.)

    • Bloo: Laugh it up, featherball!
      In Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo says "Laugh it up, fuzzball" to Chewbacca. This may be a parody of that line.