Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 4 Episode 10

Emancipation Complication

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Aired Unknown Nov 10, 2006 on Cartoon Network
7.7
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When a pen that looks like Abraham Lincoln is caught with a student cheating on a test by Mac's teacher, he is saved by Mac and Blooregard along with his au pair, a green ogre type. The Lincoln pen cons Madame Foster into a new plan to adopt an overcrowded home to unsuspecting adoptors for a fee, then take over the house and plan to turn the home into a casino. Mac finds this out the hard way as Wilt becomes a flagpole and Eduardo becomes a shell of his former self, as it were, and is put with Mr. Herriman and Frankie in a locked closet. What will Bloo do to save the house, and will Madame Foster get control of the house back?moreless

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    10
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  • Least favorite episode of my favorite show

    6.5
    I didn't care for this episode too much. With the exception of Bloo in the classroom at the beginning of the episode, it just wasn't funny. And it was kind of humiliating to the characters whom I adore. It might be insulting to the real Abe Lincoln too, since they didn't even change his name. The song and seeing everyone dance to it was just kind of...eh...for lack of a better term, uncomforting. It was just weird. And I actually like musicals, so that's not a biased statement. I have to admit it's always fun watching the animation and listening to the voices and SFX, and trying to catch something new I had never noticed before.moreless
  • A talking pencil comes to Fosters and makes big cash. Wow.

    7.9
    Well Mac sees that his teacher throws a talking imaginary friend pencil into a closet. He and Bloo rescue the pencil and his lackey, not knowing that he's evil. So slowly the pencil takes over with the unsuspecting Madame Foster's help. Soon Fosters has sold all its friends. By the time Frankie, Mr.Heriman, and Mac figure out, they get locked in a closet by the pencil's lackey. Then Bloo comes and unlocks the closet to get batteries. But then gets then pen and trades him for batteries dooming them all. In the end, Madame Foster comes to the rescue and apprehends the pencil. It was a pretty good episode alltogether.moreless
  • Not my fave but characters save this!

    6.9
    When a student steals like a pen made in the shape

    Of Abraham Lincoln, Mac & Bloo save the pen

    But when that "pen" becomes huge trouble for everybody, it is up to Bloo & Mac to turn everybody back into their old selves and that they also have to help Madam Foster from losing the home. Not my fave but still, love the characters.
  • I didn't like this episode.

    3.8
    For me, this was the worst episode in Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends history. Usually, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends is a really funny show, but this one was not funny at all except for Bloo playing the little game. The song was really weird and the credits weren't that good. Do not get me wrong, I still like the series, but this particular episode was poorly written. Abraham Lincoln and his pal were really stupid and their evil scheme might have worked, but he's just an imaginary pen for crying out loud! I'm sorry, but this episode receives a 3.8 from me.moreless
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

Wilt

Sean Marquette

Sean Marquette

Mac

Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Mr. Herriman

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Sally

Recurring Role

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Mother/Teacher

Recurring Role

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Crying Friend/Can

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Mac: Foster! No! That thing wants to turn this place into a casino by selling all the imaginary friends!

    • Mr. Herriman: Oh, all of the friends are gone! We're doomed! Doomed!
      Mac: No, not all of the friends!
      (Zooms outside where Bloo is playing his little game)
      Mac, Frankie, and Mr. Herriman: WE'RE ALL DOOMED!

    • (Market Yourself Yourself Song:
      Little Lincoln: When someone says an imaginary friend's just made up of games and smiles, you say we'll show you brother, we can be so much more worthwhile. You are all so unique and special with a bounty of things to offer. (To big-haired guy) You got some tasty hair (Pointing at King Arthur imaginary friend) and who don't like King Arthur?
      Ball: I can play Jax all day!
      Scarecrow: I scare the crows away.
      Elephant: I can be my very own zoo.
      Bloo: What? What? Who?
      Can: I can be a can.
      Car: I can drive you far.
      Star: We can traverse through space cause I'm a superstar!
      Little Lincoln: That's the stuff! (To crying friend) Say, little friend, what's wrong?
      Crying friend: Everyone seems to have a purpose. Discovering something new, I can't keep from crying. What on Earth can I do?
      Wilt: Why, with that river of tears you're crying, you can be the Carwash King.
      Little Lincoln: That's what I'm saying everyone. It's called mar-ket-ing!
      Everyone: Gotta market yourself everybody so everyone will see. Gotta market yourself everybody and be all you can be. Gotta market yourself everybody so that everyone will see. Gotta market yourself everybody and be what you can be. (Market yourself! Market yourself!) Gotta market yourself everybody so everyone will see. Gotta market yourself everybody and be all you can be.
      Little Lincoln: So, come on down everybody! Grab a hammer,paint and glue! We'll make banners, posters, even signs and get rid of all of you.
      Foster: If we all stick to Abe's plan...
      Herriman: Pitching in and helping out...
      Wilt: We'll all find loving families...
      Frankie: I still have my doubt...
      Coco: (In tune with song) Coco Coco Coco Coco Coco Coco Coco. Coco Coco Coco Coco Coco Coco Coco CoCO!
      Boy: Can I say goodbye to work and chores and spend more time in the mud?
      Dad: Just go and pick a friend, my son, and let them do all that crud.
      Everyone: Market yourself, market yourself!
      Little Lincoln: So step right up there Sally. Just choose anyone you see. But before you go, be sure to have your parents pay the fee.
      Eduardo: Gotta market yourself everybody and become what you can be. Gotta market yourself everybody so that everyone will see.
      Everyone: Gotta market yourself everybody so that everyone will see. Gotta market yourself everybody...
      Little Lincoln: So I can make money! (Long awkward pause) For the hoooooouuuuuussssse!

  • NOTES (11)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Bloo: Goes "Looney"

      In the very beginning of the episode, Mac brings Bloo into school, hoping to anger the teacher enough so that Bloo can get locked in the closet, and save the friends within the closet. Bloo jumps out of Mac's backpack during class, and causes a large confusion. Bloo's manner is a homage to Daffy Duck, the star of the popular gag cartoon "Looney Tunes", who would often jump around an area randomly screaming "Wahoo!" and mock-kissing the person he was trying to agitate, like Bloo does in the scene.

    • Little Lincoln mentions the phrase "big blue marble". Big Blue Marble is the name of a US TV series from 1974-1983 that featured stories about kids and a pen pal service the viewers could take part in.

    • Little Lincoln (in his Brooklyn accent) refers to himself as the 47th US President, but Abraham Lincoln was in fact the 16th US President.

    • The villain in the video game Bloo plays throughout much of the episode is Lord Beeblebrox. This a reference to Zaphod Beeblebrox, a character from Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy.

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