Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 4 Episode 6

I Only Have Surprise For You

Aired Unknown Jul 27, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Bloo, along with the rest of the Imaginary Friends (besides Edwardo) and Frankie, plan a surprise party for Mac. However, Mac wants no part of it.

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  • What did Mac do to deserve this?

    Foster's has had its share of bad episodes, and this is one of them. Now granted this episode is nowhere near as bad as Imposter's Home, but this is still bad. The plot is that it's Mac's birthday, but unlike so many kids who look forward to it Mac is in constant fear because of Bloo. Bloo always humiliates Mac in front of his friends and family on his birthday by throwing a surprise party, and Mac hates them. Mac soon learns that everyone at Foster's is in on the surprise party, and does everything he can to stop it like ruining the cake, and destroying the party favors. Why doesn't he just leave Foster's and celebrates his birthday with his family instead? However Mac soon discovers there is another party set, and ready to go. Mac goes to the party, and destroys it completely. It all turns out to be a mistake though, for it's the birthday of another friends named Artie. After being chewed out by everyone, Mac decides to make it up by creating another surprise party for Artie. Mac even dresses up like a clown to help celebrate Artie's birthday. After doing all his clowning, Artie reveals himself to be Madame Foster, and it is a party for Mac to be humiliated at. Why did Mac need to be humiliated again at his birthday, and at Foster's? After everything he did to help the place out, and all his kindness he has given to the friends here he got rewarded with this? What did Mac ever do to deserve this anyway? Birthdays are supposed to be fun, and celebrating them with friends, and family not pulling pranks and humiliating the birthday boy or girl. It also makes me sick as to how the entire house followed Bloo, and thought this would be funny. Why did they stoop so low to Bloo's level. Everyone was a jerk in this episode to Mac, and an idiot.There were a couple of funny moments in this episode that made it bearable, but that's not saying much though. If I were Mac every birthday I would not go to Foster's, and spend my birthday with friends and family who won't throw surprise parties, and humiliate me. I'm surprised that Mac didn't yell at Bloo, and make him and everyone else fell guilty for all the stuff he did for Foster's, and then leave the place for the day. By far this is one of Foster's meanest episodes, and aside from a couple of funny moments in this one it's not enough to make me watch this episode, but at least it isn't as bad as Imposter's Home. If you haven't seen this episode yet, then don't worry you aren't missing anything at all.moreless
  • Painful to watch.

    To me, Foster's is one of the best shows ever. And then they made this episode. Foster's hardly makes bad episodes, and this one makes all the bad episodes look good.

    Mac is my #1 favorite character. He's so cute and sweet that I always wanna pick him up and hug him whenever he's upset. This was one of those episodes. I can see why the little guy didn't want a surprise party. He's always humiliated by them. Everyone was acting like a huge jerk to Mac in this episode. Even Frankie and Wilt (my other two faves, they're so sweet!). This is the episode that made me hate Bloo.moreless
  • Worst Episode Ever.

    This episode was like a huge middle finger to the audiance, they took everything we've known sice the show started and just threw it out the window. First of all, howcome everyone was so mean to Mac in this episode, although I could say Bloo tricked them but aren't they smarter than that? Second since when is Bloo smart? He's been an idiot since the second half of season one, and now he's some evil genius? Third, this ruined a perfect streak of great episodes, its up there with "Imposters Home for Make 'em up Pals" as a good nomination for the worst episode of a really great show. What was Craig thinking greenlighting this episode?moreless
  • Bloo and the gang are throwing Mac a surprise party. The problem: he refuse to have one at all.

    "I Only Have A Surprised For You" is perhaps the worst episode I have ever watch. Not only that, but this episode breaks the streak of very good episodes the first previous five have just before this one.

    It is Mac's birthday, and Bloo, along with everyone at Foster's, are preparing their friend a surprise party. However, unlike most kids in his age, he refuse to have one; the reason: he finds it very embarrasing whenever Bloo throws him at the wrong time. Upon learning this, he goes AWOL and attempts to stop this from happening, leading to a bitter sweet conclusion.

    This episode was very disappointing, as it reverted back to the episodes that is season 3. Some of the characters weren't being their true selves and the way it was portrayed ruined it.

    Overall, an episode that should be avoided.moreless
  • It's finally Mac's brithday....or is it?

    Not the best of the episodes, I have to say, but it was still entertaining none the less. Although, it was just that one scene about Mac's previous parties that made me laugh so hard. Everything else was just OK. But if it wasn't for Goo appearing in the episode, then I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much.
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


Sean Marquette

Sean Marquette


Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Mr. Herriman

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Bongo the Clown/B-Team Leader/Paper

Guest Star

Candi Milo

Candi Milo


Recurring Role

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Goo/Big Fat Baby

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Kid #1/Hillbilly Friend

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Also when Bloo searches for Mac in the hall he finds Mac's shoes sticking out from underneath the curtain and the curtain also bulges out in a rounded square shape (Mac's head). At the start one would assume that Mac placed an object there, shaped like his head, to mislead Bloo into thinking he was hiding behind the curtain (which was explained by the shoes of course), but when Bloo pulled the curtain away there was nothing there except Mac's shoes. Also when Bloo figures this out a net suddenly appears under him.

    • Artie turned out to be a costume, although Goo said she created him.

    • When Bloo sees Goo and Coco tied together, the tape dispenser is on the floor, however a few shots later it's tied on Mac's back.

    • rival and the TV Guide Channel listed this episode as "I Only Have A Surprise For You."

    • After Mac ruins Frankie's cake, and Bloo is walking down the hallway, you can see Mac's shadow on the wall next to Bloo. For that to happen, Mac must have been running beside Bloo and going ahead of him, so Bloo should've seen him.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Mac: Bloo never throws a surprise party at my birthday, because that way, it's a bigger surprise! My birthday is the only day I'm safe! Except one year he threw it at my birthday, becuase he knew I thought it was safe. So basically I'm never safe!

    • (After some of the balloons start popping)
      Eduardo: There's a bomb in the house!

    • Bloo: Oh, stop, two boys can hug.

    • Eduardo: Wait a moment! You pop the balloons!

    • Eduardo: (makes a balloon) All these balloons... they take my breath away!

    • Mr. Herriman: (to Mac) Master Mac, when you told me you hate parties, my chief concern was protecting this one from you, but I see now no party is safe from the likes of you. You will destroy each and every one, even if that means destroying lives in the process!

    • Bongo: (Freak out at the credits) This isn't Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, it's Foster's home for a bunch of crazy people!

    • Eduardo: (At Mac) Tu meano, senor Mac.
      Wilt: (At Mac) I'm sorry, but you need to TALK about your problems, instead of taking them out on a little Imaginary Friend!
      Coco: (At Mac) Coco coco coco coco coco coco co!
      Frankie: (At Mac) Like I don't have nothing else to clean.
      Goo: (At Mac) You stink.

    • Mac: It's party time! (To himself) No, wait, it's not. It's unparty time!

  • NOTES (10)


    • "Welcome to the party pal."
      Die Hard allusion

      After Mac has taken care of Coco and Goo, he faces off with Bloo. He has the tape dispenser taped to his shirtless back the same way Bruce Willis character has his pistol near the end of the film Die Hard.

    • Cy: Name
      Since he has one eye, Cy's name is doubtlessly taken from the Cyclops, a race of monsters from Greek mythology.

    • Artie: "I'm four years old."
      Artie's manner of repeating his age is likely a nod to the comedy of Bill Cosby. In the one man show, "Bill Cosby Himself", Mr. Cosby describes a recalcitrant child named Jeffery, who told everyone around him that he was "fou' yea's o'd".

    • Mac appears shirtless wearing camouflage pants and sporting the signature red headband of Rambo. Creator David Morell's character, John Rambo is best known from the action movie, Rambo: First Blood Part II. Mac also reenacts some of the scenes from the Rambo movies when he is stalking and laying traps for some of the friends.

    • Mr. Herriman: This isn't about sugar.
      This is a reference to Partying is Such Sweet Soiree.

    • Episode Title: I Have Only Surprise For You
      A pun on the 1930's song "I Only Have Eyes For You."