Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 1 Episode 7

Dinner Is Swerved

Aired Unknown Sep 10, 2004 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

When Mac visits Foster's, Bloo wants to show him something up on the roof, though when it's time for them to go back downstairs, they find themselves lost and unable to get downstairs. With Bloo becoming unstable due to hunger and Mac potentially getting in more and more trouble with each passing minute, will they manage to find their way back down before it's too late?moreless

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  • Dinner Is Swerved is probably my current number-one favorite episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

    I don't think I've laughed so hard while watching a children's cartoon. I LOVE THIS EPISODE!

    Bloo and Mac get lost in the mansion after going all the way up to the roof just so Bloo could show Mac that the corner of his apartment could be seen from up there. Bloo's late for dinner, Mac's late to get back home. Bloo goes crazy from hunger. Hilarity ensues. No matter how many times I watch this episode it still remains funny and is a complete joy to watch, even if I have memorized the really funny parts from watching them over and over again. You can never get tired of Foster's and the episodes you consider to be the best. It's a natural winner!moreless
  • The episode was well written to make people laugh. Well the story line was short, cause Bloo and Mac was lost and that was it. But still the episode didn't disapoint.moreless

    Well i give Coocoo my best vote in this episode. She was just so funny! She had to eat everything; she even ate the T-Shirt from Eduardo.

    The other thing was the way Foster's has been lined up. It's so entertaining to watch and you will always get a laugh. Like when the search team to find Bloo and Mac lay down and everyone was saying CoocooCoocoo.

    Then there came the imaginary food friend. It was a really nice way to bring it. I mean an obese kid making the imaginary food friend was briliant. So this was a very short story line made entertaining very nicely.moreless

    i love this episode and its a good episode for this season i think that all the fans in this series will love this episode. before i was even a fan of this show i loved this episode i love it cause bloo is real funny in this episode this episode is awsome i tihnk that everyone will love this episode this episode is real funny cause its confusing at some parts but then you will understand it lol so yeah i recomend everyone to watch this episode and i give this episode a 10/10 good episode loved it ! :)moreless
  • Bloo and Mac get lost in the home while trying to get to the ground floor. Since Bloo isn't present, Mr. Herriman refuses any other imaginary friends to eat until Bloo shows up. After awhile, he sends Wilt, Coco, and Eduardo to find Bloo and Mac.moreless

    This episode is one of the main reasons I like this show so much. Out of the five I have watched from the DVD so far, this by far had me laughing the most and hitting the rewind button more than ever.

    I think it really comes down to the character of Bloo in so many different aspects. The two prime ones are voice and animation. The voice actor, while first coming off as an annoying voice, really nails the different situations. A good example in this episode was when he was explaining the use of the clothes to Mac; the simple "I love you" at the end is hilarious. Then, on top of it, the animators make Bloos', and other characters', movements so spot on for humor. To go along with the speech mention before, the way Bloo moves and shifts his eyes when talking, while subtle, just adds even more to the hilarity.

    A very, very good episode, I would recommend this one to people new to the show without hesitation. I even go out of my way to show people the section right near the middle where Bloo and Mac are on the roof talking about the pizza man. "No sheets."moreless
  • It's dinner time, and Mac and Bloo are lost in the house. Will they be able to find their way to the dining room?

    This was a really funny episode. I think it's funny that Bloo dragged Mac to the top of the house just to show him the view of his apartment. I also thought Bloo's plan of finding their way back downstairs was funny. Leaving behind a trail of dirty laundry? Ha! That's both funny and wrong. The part where Bloo and Mac were talking to Duchess was funny too. I laughed when Mac and Bloo came back to her room to steal her sheets as a means of diving out the window. It was funny to see them dive out the window, but when the camera zoomed out, it showed that they only dived 1/5 the distance to the ground.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

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Friend #1

Recurring Role

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Pizza Guy

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Charlie (The Chicken Leg)

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Bloo: (Sounding as if he's reading) Oh no, I am lost! Where is Mac? Oh look, a trail of clothes. I will follow it! (Follows trail of clothes) Oh Mac, I have found you! This helpful trail of clothes has shown me where I have been, and where I have not. Thanks to them, I am saved from my lostedness. Oh thank you helpful trail of clothes! I love you!

    • Bloo: You're stupid. You just can't appreciate the little things in life.
      Mac: Like the corners of apartments?
      Bloo: Yes, you're a stupid and terrible person because you have no appreciation for the corners of apartments.
      Mac: Oh well...

    • Wilt: They probably are trapped on the roof.
      Coco: Coco Coco Coco Co!
      Eduardo: Si.

    • Frankie: Now everyone eat!
      Mr. Herriman: Stop!
      Frankie: Eat!
      Mr. Herriman: Stop!
      Frankie: Eat!

    • Bloo: Mmm! Bloo want chick'e tonight! Oh, you look so finge' lickie good!

    • Bloo: Wait, wait! Where are our trails? I swear I dropped a pair of tightie-whities right here.
      Mac: How can you tell?
      Bloo: Trust me, handling someone else's drawers is something you don't forget.

    • Mac: What did you just say?
      Bloo: (Turns round and smiles crazily) Ant.
      Mac: No, before that.
      Bloo: An.
      Mac: No, no, before that.
      Bloo: Like?
      Mac: Before.
      Bloo: Look.
      Mac About... nine words before that.
      Bloo: Er, hi.
      Mac: And after that?
      Bloo: Pizza.
      Mac: And after?
      Bloo: Look? No, man!
      Mac: 'Hi pizza man'?
      Bloo: HELLO! (Waves)

    • Duchess: You asked if I could tell you how to get downstairs, and I can. You never asked if I will, and I won't.
      Bloo: Why I oughta...and I will!

    • Bloo: I might be crazy, but what if this house...
      Mac: Yeah?
      Bloo: Is actually an imaginary friend...
      Mac: So?
      Bloo: That eats clothes?!
      Mac: You're right.
      Bloo: I am?!
      Mac: You are crazy.

    • (Bloo picks up clothes)
      Bloo: Hey, I just got an amazing idea.
      Mac: You're going to eat socks?
      Bloo: (Sarcastic) Yes, I'm going to eat socks.

    • (Duchess opens trap door)
      Bloo: Trap door?
      Mac: Yup.
      Bloo: I hate this hhhhhoooouuussseeee!

    • Frankie: (Making eyes to Herriman) I'm sowwy, Mr. Hewwiman. I've been a bad girl.

    • Bloo: No sheets!
      Mac: (Gasp) Bloo!

    • Bloo: It smells so... Eww!
      Mac: Eww? I thought it smelled amazing.
      (Sees Duchess eat)
      Mac: Eww...

    • (After calling pizza parlor)
      Bloo: Oh, yeah, not so smart, are you! Who's got the brains baby?!?!
      Duchess: Oh, yeah?! Tell me genius, if you don't know how to get downstairs, how will you be able to answer the door when your precious pizzas arrive?!?

    • Bloo Why I oughtta', and I will. (Picks up Duchess's phone) So help me, I'm going to use this!
      Duchess: Go ahead!
      Mac: Don't provoke him! He's crazy from hunger. He'll do it!
      Bloo: Oh, yeah, I'll do it!
      Duchess: I dare you!
      Bloo: That's it! (Puts phone on table and orders pizza)

    • Bloo: This house is crazy, crazy. I'm so hungry, hungry. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

  • NOTES (10)


    • Eduardo: ¿Dónde está esa pollo loco?

      Eduardo was concerned of the whereabouts of a demented imaginary chicken character Bloo and Mac ran into in this episode. The question is an indirect reference to the name of popular fast-food restaurant chain El Pollo Loco, who's one-time slogan ("Crazy For Chicken") was in itself an off-beat play on the translated phrase.

    • Episode Title: Dinner Is Swerved
      Dinner Is Swerved is a spoof of the famous line "Dinner is Served."

    • Bloo: Oh, you look so finge' lickie good!
      What Bloo is saying in Madmanese, half translated to English, is "Finger lickin' good," which has been KFC's longtime slogan. The slogan was once translated into another language, and said "Eat your fingers off" in that language rather than "Finger lickin' good."