Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 2 Episode 11

Bye Bye Nerdy

Aired Unknown Jul 01, 2005 on Cartoon Network
out of 10
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Episode Summary

After beating Mac's high score in a video game, Bloo goes to rub it in his face at school. But he is horrified when he comes to the conclusion that Mac is a nerd. When Mac arrives, Bloo quickly works to make Mac cool, but none of their ideas work. But just as Mac says he doesn't care about being cool, the coolest kid in the school, Jamez Withazee tells him that the fact that he doesn't want to be cool, makes him cool, and invites him to 'The Rock.' As Mac is not at Foster's at 3 o' clock because Jamez tells him that Foster's is for nerds, Mr. Herriman is very quick to ensure that Bloo gets adopted. Now Bloo must find Mac, while at the same time avoiding adoption! Will bloo find Mac before he gets adopted?moreless

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  • I felt sorry for Mac in this episode.

    In Bye Bye Nerdy, Mac was trying to look cool when he was going to school, but it didn't come out well. His classmates were making fun of him that he just got that coolnes from magazines and television ads, which made him a nerd. Then, the coolest kid in the school, Jamez Withazee (I think that's how it's spelled) explains to Mac that saying that he's not cool makes him cool. But at the end of the episode, Jamez thought that Mac was not cool when Bloo came. Then all the kids were laughing at him and Mac is a nerd again.

    I felt very sorry about people making fun of Mac in this episode. This is why I didn't give this a good rating.moreless
  • Well, humor was just average. Tim McKeon's first work... but not great.

    In this episode, Bloo was acting rather stupid, like how he did in "Phone Home" when he made the poor guy in the suit suffer bruises.

    I disliked the premise of this episode that "be yorself", but how can you be yourself? I mean I can't because I don't even know my own personality and i am preety sure no one else is themselves. I always hate it when shows say "be yourself", i don't even know what that means. So are they saying if you are a failure you still fail? And if you are fat you stay fat? Or if you are merciless, you stay merciless? There is no meaning to "Be Yourself".

    The humor in the episode was quite well done despite the unoriginal plot.

    Overall, quite a sad episode which could have done better.moreless
  • Take it with a grain of salt, and be who you really are.

    This episode may not be the best of the bunch in the bananas world of Foster\'s but we do learn a valuable lesson here.

    Because Bloo beats Mac\'s high score in a Space Invaders-type game, he runs down to tell Mac and rub it in his face...only to see him doing extra schoolwork, not knowing that Mac spit-wadded another kid, and earned no recess for that day, but detention.

    Bloo concludes (or so it seems) that the shy, bright child who created him is a nerd. Eduardo thinks that\'s \"estupido\" (Spanish for stupid), and then asks Mac to be cooler, circa 1987 to be exact. Well, after being laughed at, Mac goes back to his normal self and denounces it, which is overheard by Jamez With A \"Z\", who just happens to be the coolest kid in school, and invites him down to \"The Rock\" at 3 PM the next day...the time he always visits Foster\'s.

    With Mac\'s absence, Blooregard is put up for adoption by Mr. Herriman, and an mad chase (complete with a spoof of a line from \"The Blues Brothers\" movie, announcing that he has 106 blocks to Mac, half a mind, a full bladder (from drinking too much juice), that it\'s Tuesday and he is wearing sunglasses as well as the opening montage from \"Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery\") right to \"The Rock\", ending up in a nerdy disguise. All in all, a good episode for this series.moreless
  • to think i waited for this.

    This had a good first act but it lost the 7 points with all the stupid humor and dumb kids at mac's school. this introduced james whitazee Your average shallow popular kid (a cleshay if you ask me). the ending was just stupid. after mac made that speech all those shallow idiots still call him a nerd. this episode sucked pretty much

    PS look at the high scores and read stinky the bad videogames guy's highscore was. thats right that was a lame joke too.moreless
  • The worst episode!

    I hated this episode. It totally sucked @$$! It was painful to watch, like my classification says. I like FHFIF, but this episode just sucked! This along with Sweet Stench of Success, Imposter's Home for etc., and Room with a Feud needs to get taken out of the series! Then it will be perfect.
Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Kid #2 / Skater Kid

Recurring Role

Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Parent / Random Friend

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Jamez Withazee / Bully

Recurring Role

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