Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 3 Episode 5

Duchess Of Wails

Aired Unknown Sep 23, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Duchess is adopted by Mac's neighbors, and Foster's doesn't want to take her back. Meanwhile, Terrence told Mac that his mom is thinking about moving to Singapore. It's up to Mac and Bloo to get rid of Duchess. They try to frame Duchess for what they did to their home, but it only makes the family love Duchess even more. Mac and Bloo have no choice but to return her back to Foster's. However, Terrence decides to help the others back at Foster's Home to keep Duchess away.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • One of the most emotional "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends" episodes I've ever seen.

    That's all I could say.
  • Duchess of Wails is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny! Duchess gets adopted by Mac's neighbors, but is not happy about it

    a good episode for all fans to watch if they love Duchess!

    Duchess of Wails is a good episode,but not my favorite.

    (That is the one with the slumber party.) Duchess is forced to move into the ApppleBees,Mac's neighbors. But she

    was not at all happy about it. She wants her bed,her pillows,her humidifier,her dehumidifier,and a bathtub. She

    wants to go home. The noise made Mac's mom want to move!

    Reluctantly, Mac and Bloo try to take her back,but noone wants her.annnnnnnnnd then a very very very very very bad thing happens. Terrance wants Duchess to stay at the Appple Bees. Will Mac and Bloo get her home? Great episode.moreless
  • This was a well written episode...

    This was a very funny and interesting episode to say the least. Duches is treated like royalty but she in my view is a real pain in the neck to say the least and she should not be treated like this be the others at the home. The advertising they used to try and get rid of her got me laughing since it was such a funny thing to see how much they don't like her one bit. The family who adopted Duches was really happy and strange to see since i dont believe anyone in real life would be so strange but i am rambling on this was a well written episode and you should see it whenever you can.moreless
  • Duchess is a big meanie! A very dramatic and tragic episode,

    This is an episode that shows us how mean and erm.. mean Duchess can be.

    The beginning music sounded very duchessy and I also felt sorry for all the friends. It also seemed unusual Madame Foster was catering to Duchess's needs.

    Anyway, the Applebees seemed like the Flanders of "The Simpsons". But only thing is, well they seem more idiotic. And also, everything that happens, they perhaps take it in a too optimistic way.I did like how Mac and Bloo sabotaged the Applebee's flat and how they tried to get Duchess back. The fighting scene was like Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. It was incredibly interesting to watch and I liked this episode because it showed the less-jerky Bloo. And it was also good to hear the music from Adoptcalypse Now?. I was filled with happy feelings when Singapore was mentioned. I mean, I live there and its quite rare to hear the country being spoken. (By the way,Singapore got seperated from Malaysia in 1965).

    The only thing I disliked was that Terence got away with his crime and that Bloo and Mac had to cater to every of Duchess's needs. They looked soo sad.

    Overall, a really tragic episode made exciting.moreless
  • Duchess is adopted by the Applebees, Mac's neighbors. and Foster's doesn't want to take her back. Terrence told Mac that his mom is thinking about moving to Singapore. Mac and Bloo try to get rid of Duchess..moreless

    Duchess is adopted by The Applebees, Mac's neighbors. and Foster's doesn't want to take her back. Terrence told Mac that his mom is thinking about moving to Singapore. Mac and Bloo try to get rid of Duchess. They try to frame Duchess for what they did to their home, but it only makes the Applebees love her more. Mac and Bloo have no choice but to bring her back to Foster's. Terrence decides to help the others back at Foster's Home to keep Duchess away. This episode was funny. I thought I saw an orange imaginary friend who looked alot like Trogdor from Homestar Runner.moreless
Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Daughter Applebee / Sporty Daughter

Recurring Role

Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Sporty Dad

Recurring Role

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Mother Applebee

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • The morning after Bloo and Mac vandalize the Applebee's apartment, Mac's still in his pajamas and says they should be "waking up any minute now". When they hear their plan didn't work, Bloo immediately kidnaps Duchess and they run out the door with her. Terrance chases them, reaches the house first and tells Frankie and Herriman "They'll be here by night fall", and Frankie answers "You mean, within the next two or three minutes?" By the time Mac and Bloo arrive with Duchess, it's dark out.

    • Throughout the second half of the episode, the show begins more towards the Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers.

      Characters and scenes as follows:

      Terrence enters the door as Aragorn enters Helm's Deep. And speaking to Foster, Frankie and Mr. Herriman much like Grima Wormtongue.

      Madame Foster, when she make her speech to the imaginary friends, her dialogue is part King Theoden and Saruman (including his word "To war!"). When lead the defense, she play as Aragorn.

      After Bloo resembles the Eye of Sauron, freezing rain pours as much as the movie's.

      Eduardo shoots the apple before Foster says fire resembles one of the Yeomen archers.

      When Foster orders Wilt to stop them, Wilt plays the role as Legolas.

    • During Duchess' morning routine, she was being treated like royalty. You'd think that Duchess would eat something more royal than cereal.

    • Singapore is not actually in Malaysia. It was part of Malaysia, but separated in 1965 and today is its own country.

    • When Bloo puts his clown mask on, his hands are bare, but when he says that his mask matches his mittens, his mittens are on.

    • The final line of the Foster's motto reads "We will house and nurture forever more.", but nurture is spelled out nuture.

    • The resistance formed by Madame Foster to prevent Duchess from being brought back to Foster's by Mac and Bloo is a parody of the climatic battle between Rohan and the Uruk-hai at Helms Deep from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The battle even followed the order how the battle was fought in 'The Two Towers; replacing sharpened carrots with arrows. Madame Foster even shouts out dialogue similar to King Theoden and or Aragorn's commands as he and his men fought of the Uruks.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Duchess: (To Mac and Bloo) Get outta my way Blinkie and Clyde!

    • Ugly Dad: Now if we adopt you, will you promise to be good?
      Duchess: Now if I let you adopt me, will you promise to be less ugly?!
      (Ugly family's mouths gape open in shock)

    • Mac: (About the Applebees) It's like they're immune.
      Bloo: Well we'll have to make them mune... by any means necessary.
      (Pause as the clocks tick)
      Mac: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
      Bloo: Sandwich break!
      Mac: (At the same time) Sabotage!
      Bloo: Oh, right. Your idea's much better. Sabotage.

    • Mr. Herriman: How long?!
      Terrence: They'll be here by nightfall.
      Frankie: You mean four or five minutes?
      Terrence: (Dramatically) Yes.

    • Bloo: If I were in charge here, I would kick her botox to the curb. So, what's the dealio?
      Mr. Herriman: Ah, it's a fine question you pose. This visual aid should explain what, indeed, the dealio is.

    • (Mac and Bloo are straining, while carrying Duchess)
      Mac: Singapore's not -- that -- far away.
      Bloo: Yeah, and I hear that they got -- great cheese in -- Wisconsin.
      (Mac sighs, and Duchess whacks Bloo with a brush)

    • Madame Foster: Show 'em what's up, doc!

    • Mac: Duchess is living next door?! (Screaming) NO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O!!!
      Duchess: Quiet out there!
      Mac: (Silently to himself) No-o-o-o-o-o!
      (Later, Mac and Bloo are laughing out loud when...)
      Duchess Quiet out there!
      (Mac and Bloo giggle)

    • Madame Foster: Granny Smith, Red Delicious, FIRE!!!

    • Mac: Singapore, here I come!

    • Terrence: (As the Foster's gang stare at him angrily) Um, uh, as they say in Wisconsin, Sayonara! (Runs off)

  • NOTES (18)

  • ALLUSIONS (11)