Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 3 Episode 4

Imposter's Home For Um...Make 'Em Up Pals

Aired Unknown Sep 16, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Goofball John McGee comes to Foster's, who is a total pain. Frankie thinks he's a teenage kid passing himself off as a imaginary friend, who always needs help on homework, needs to wash his jerseys, and eats all the food that Frankie bought from the store, but everyone else believes otherwise. So now, Frankie is out to prove him as a fraud. But is he really the fraud Frankie thinks he is?moreless

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    As if Frankie doesn't go through enough shit already. Why do you like seeing Frankie in pain writers? The Goof ball character is also very annoying, rude, and very unlikable. Worst of all, everyone at the house is just stupid, how can nobody think that Goofball is a human with a clown's nose, but they can identify Frankie in disguise easily? Where's the logic?
  • I think this episode was terrible.

    I believe this episode was to teach you the moral not to judge people on their appearance. However, it did it a terrible way. Frankie was in the wrong for misjudging him, but this episode was too mean-spirited. It wasn't funny to see Frankie go through all that humiliation and torment. I don't like Goofball because he was just a character designed to ruin things for Frankie. Although he does apologize at the end, it doesn't make up for a mean-spirited episode. I rate this a 1/10/moreless
  • Three words: This episode sucks!

    As much as I love and adore Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends this is by far their darkest hour, and at their worst. The plot is that Frankie is working really hard to go to a concert, but a new imaginary friend seems to be causing her trouble, and making things a living nightmare for her. The new friend's name is Goofball John McGee, and he is by far one of the most obnoxious, rude, uncaring, unlikable, and worst friend ever created and shown on this show. Goofball says that he has an owner in Canada, and has to wait for his owner to arrive. Goofball does not even look like an imaginary friend, until the end, and nobody believes Frankie's claims at all. How can they do that to Frankie? No one sides with her, and they all think he's a real friend. He looks 99% human, and dresses like a clown. How can no one agree with Frankie? Everything John does hampers Frankie's attempts to go to the concert. He has friends over and they wreck the place, and Frankie has to clean it up. It makes no sense at all. Goofball should have cleaned up since he had friends over and messed up the house, so he should have cleaned the mess up. Then there was when Goofball and Bloo ate the food Frankie brought home, and was forced to get more only to come home and see pizzas being delivered to the house. Having enough, Frankie dresses up like a new friend, but is only exposed by Goofball. For her so called "betrayal of trust" Frankie is not allowed to go to the concert. So after all that crap Frankie went through she's not allowed to go to the concert?! She worked hard, and this so called "betrayal" is all that's needed for her to be barred from the concert? To make it short since I am starting to lose my sanity now over how bad this episode is, Goofball IS an imaginary friend, but has an elephant nose. It raises a good question as to why Goofball couldn't just remove the nose in the first place to prove Frankie wrong. That's all he needed to do is remove the nose, and Frankie wouldn't have to go through all that suffering. The episode ends with Goofball being picked up by his owner, and going back to Canada. There were virtually no funny moments at all, ever, in this episode. The only very microscopic funny thing was Frankie being an imaginary friend, but that is not saying much at all. Every character was mean, and very mean spirited. Bloo was very annoying. Mac was only in a cameo appearance and did nothing to help Frankie. Wilt was just like Mac. Mr. Herriman was really cruel to Frankie even after all the work she did. Nobody but Frankie was likable, and the rest of the characters were terrible. About the only other good thing about this episode was that this was the last episode Craig Lewis wrote. Craig Lewis has also written other infamous episodes like Beat with a Schtick, Everyone Knows It's Bendy, Squeakerboxxx, and Where There's a Wilt, There's a Way. I guess Craig McCracken had enough with him, and booted him off the show. For so many wrong reasons, this episode is the worst one of this beloved show. The plot is terrible, the humor is nonexistent, the writing is atrocious, and the characters act nothing like the ones that got me into Foster's in the first place. If I ever see that Goofball guy enter America ever again, I will find him, and beat the living daylights out of him, and send him back to Canada in pieces. Avoid this episode at all costs, and never look back upon it.moreless
  • It's a good episode. Why does almost everyone why reviewed it hate it?

    It's probraly because I'm not one of the people who feel sorry for cartoon characters when something bad happens to them. I even laughed when Frankie got that sad, funny look on her face when Herriman amde her clean the floors Anway this episode made me laugh. It wasn't perfect but it was good. I for one like Goofball. I like how mad Frankie got when Goofball was annoying her especially when Bloo and Goofball make Frankie go back to the market. I also like the scene where Goofball is talking about his creator where he says "he lives up there." talking about Cananda because Mr. Herriman thought he meant heaven. Anyway I liked the episode even if Frankie missed her concert. At least Mac and everyone else got to go.moreless
  • WORST EPISODE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Glass broken due to high levels of screaming*

    How could they do this to poor Frankie! Unbelievable! I think Craig Lewis is the worst writer, He wrote this episode, not to mention the meanest!!! This episode needs to be reported to the authorities because its a crime aganst animated characters! also the people who did the voices for these characters, at least for Frankie! I agree with Baucon that Characters like Frankie in this one for example are treated poorly and are highly abused. I can't believe she wasn't even able to go to the concert! She could've just busted out! There was nobody to stop her because Mr. Harriman wasn't even there! If the doors were locked I'm sure there was tools around the house to bust out like a kitchen knife!! Aarrgh! Too many bad things happening to Frankie! And I think she's pretty too! This has got to be the worst episode in Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends at least. When There's A Wilt There's A way/Everyone knows its Bendy was the Second worst, and I think Squeakerboxxx was the Third worst. And I've noticed that all three of these Craig Lewis was the writer and they all show a particular character getting treated badly: Frankie in this episode I'm reviewing, Bloo in Squeakerboxxx, and Wilt in When there's a Wilt there's a way, and as for the Bendy one? well everybody except Frankie and Mr. Harriman, and Bendy. So in conclusion Craig Lewis should be fired if he hadn't already for Animated Character abusing and suffering (especially the one with Goofy John Mcgee) and these three episodes I've mentioned here, if they can't be cancelled then they should be shown as little as possible. Frankly in my opinion these three episodes should never be able to touch the TV screen again. *look at Baucon's review to see more reasons*moreless
Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Pizza Delivery Guy/Teenager #1

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

John "Larry" McGee/Cashier

Recurring Role

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

"Goofball" John McGee/Beagle-Puss Imaginary Friend

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • At the end, Bloo still thinks Goof Goof is a real imaginary friend even though he was there when Frankie was unmasked.

    • After Frankie gives all the money in the "Frankie's Right, Bloo's Wrong" jar to the pizza guy, she later dresses as an imaginary friend. When Mac knew that it was Frankie, she gave all the money in the jar to Mac so he doesn't tell anyone. However, she already gave all the money to the pizza guy. It's possible she may have had one extra quarter in the "Frankie's Right, Bloo's Wrong" jar.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Bloo: We can't find Frankie anywhere!
      Wilt: What are we gonna do?
      Sleeping bag imaginary friend: Who's gonna tuck me in...?
      Lips with a body imaginary friend: Who's gonna brush my teeth?
      Eduardo: Who's going to starch and iron my fancy dress shirts?
      Bloo: You don't have any fancy dress shirts.
      Eduardo: But what if I get some?!

    • Goofball: Hey, kids, who wants some candy?
      (The baby friends stop crying and look up longingly from their cribs)
      Frankie: Goofball, they can't have candy! That'll keep 'em up for hours!
      (The baby friends begin crying again)
      Goofball: Tsk, tsk, Frannie. Bringin' their hopes up and instantly smashing them down.

    • Frankie: (Impersonating as an imaginary friend, speaking with a goofy voice) I'm, uh, Goof Goof McGoof.
      Imaginary Friends: Hi there, Goof Goof.
      Frankie: Look at me, (Acting goofy) blah-blah-blah, bleh-bleh-bleh!! I'm a wacky make 'em up. (Knocks down an object)

    • Goofball: He live in -- uh, you know that place... (Points upward) ...up there...
      Mr. Herriman: (Stunned) Oh... I'm so sorry. (Points upward) Do you mean there?
      Goofball: No, no, up there, that place with -- uh, the bacon.
      Frankie: Canada?
      Goofball: Yeah, yeah! That's the place -- up there, uh, Canadia.

  • NOTES (18)