Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 3 Episode 12

Setting a President

Aired Unknown Feb 17, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Everyone in Fosters is sick of Herriman's rules, so Frankie decides that she should run for president. Bloo hears about this and decides to take an opportunity. Bloo seems to have the most chances of winning but Frankie tells them that she helped them every day. Frankie now is having the upper hand but Herriman might have a trick under his rabbit sleeve. Who will win in the end: Frankie, Bloo, or Mr. Herriman?moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Everyone has had it with Mr. Herriman's rules so Frankie runs for president.

    This episode starts out good with Mr. Herriman making everyone alphabitize their trash. Personially I think Mr. Herriman is a bad leader. He will only give 1 pillow to 2 head Fred, He won't give anyone a break even though their last break was 5 hours ago and his bedtime rules has an owl friends waking up when he should be sleeping. With those rules and more it's easy to see why people want Frankie as president. So Mr. Herriman gets Bloo's help in order to win the election. I especially liked their catchy songs they used to convince everyone that Frankie is a bad person. Frankie wins the election but Mr. Herriman seems depressed without the job so she gives it back to him because of that and the low price that she gets paid. Good episode and great songs.moreless
  • This episode is the best one yet!!!

    This episode was so great I could'nt beileve it. The writers wrote it so well and it really made me think about the president of the united state election. I don't know why. It just does. but still it was a great episode and had alot of Frankie and i am glad. because she is a great charicter. i think this was a great episode.
  • This was a episode like no other!

    This episode was to funny that it almost made my want to cry.Fosters home is trying to have a new president because mr.Herriman has some dumb rules and everyone wants him voted out.When Bloo learns about this he takes advantage of it and decides to run for president.Everyone starts liking Bloo at first but they now know that Bloo was only talking jibberish.Frankie on the other hand had a soft feeling for them and reminded them of how it was to be cared for.Everyone liked her from now on.Mr Herriman decides that he must team up with the Master Blooregarde:o.They make up funny commercials about her and she gets mad.this was a good episode for this show it had alot of great qualities.I liked it when they made the funny commercials.This was one om my favorite episodes.

  • This episode is really funny and great! not at the end but it is ok. A great episode.

    This episode is really really funny. This episode is great and I enjoyed watching it. I like the part when Frankie and the imaginary friends were watching what Bloo and Mr.Herriman made. Like the song and funny face of Frankie. The song was funny and Bloo and Mr.Herriman were dancing while singing the Mr.Herriman song. This episode is very funny and they vote who is gonna win. If I'm in this episode, I will vote for Frankie because she deserves to win because she was really nice to the imaginary friends and to everybody. Not like Mr.Herriman who is very strict and the imaginary friends need to do what he says. At the end it was not funny because Frankie made Mr.Herriman back at the Foster's home and his old job, to be the president of Foster's home.moreless
  • Adam Pava's first (and hopefully the only) bad episode he had written for.

    "Setting A President" was a very disappointing episode for me to watch, as I thought there were few errors in this episode.

    The story for this episode begins when Frankie, after being fed up by Mr. Herriman's rules, decided to run for President against the victorian-era rabbit. But like any election, Frankie and Herriman goes to length to win the election, and it's only the voters that determines who wins or not.

    The characters were completely out of character, as I feel they were too brutal towards to Bloo, as well as some major errors in the continuation Mac brought up from Season 1 to 3.

    Like Lauren Faust's "Where There's A Wilt, There's A Way/ Everyone Knows It's Bendy", I hope this is the only bad episode that Adam Pava just written about.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


Sean Marquette

Sean Marquette


Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Mr. Herriman

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Hootin' Andy

Recurring Role

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson


Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Mall Santa/Manager/Race Track Owner/Jackie Khones

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Goof: When Wilt asks Jackie Khones his name, Wilt says that it's the law to look him up in the book and give him a fun sticker that says "I Voted". Giving him the sticker is not the law, but it isn't against the law.

    • It seems that Frankie's pay is larger than Mr. Herriman's even though he is the president of the house.

    • Why would Frankie and Mr. Herriman get paid? Foster's is a non-profit organization. The only money it gets is from donations, and that money should only be for buying food and paying bills.

      Correction: While the majority of the money a Non-profit earns through donations and events goes towards their cause, they also have employees they need to pay, so that the Non-profit can continue to do its good work. They are almost just like any other business, although their employees usually get paid less than their corporate counterparts. Most non-profits can not run on volunteers alone. Beside I am sure Frankie needs a salary just like any other person with a job.

    • Bloo said that all of the things Mac named that he's done Bloo said they all were all Mr. Herriman's fault. This is not true. Mr. Herriman did not even appear in "Frankie My Dear" or "Squeakerboxxxxxxx", and in "Cookie Dough", Bloo was the boss of Mr. Herriman!
      Reply: I think someone missed the point of the joke here. Maybe this thought will help: expecting logic from Bloo is like expecting rationality from a psychopath.

    • When the advert said that 22 years ago Frankie could barely speak a word and spent most of her time sleeping and crying, Frankie claimed it to be all lies but 22 years ago was when she was born so it wasn't all lies. Unless Frankie wasn't born a baby.

    • When Mac mentions bad things Bloo has done, he mentioned sabotaging Frankie's date. Sabotaging Frankie's date turned out to be a good thing because Dylan was a jerk.

    • Bloo progressively says 2+3 should equal 6, 7, and "even 42". This could be an unintentional, mathematical joke, since 6 multiplied by 7 equals 42.

    • One of the campaign ads said that Mr.Herriman had been running the house for thirty years, but when we saw Mac interviewing Uncle Pocket's former children in "Bloo Done It", some of them had gray or white hair.
      Reply: Uncle Pockets is probably quite old. He must have been around for a while before he came to Foster's.

    • When Frankie is shown as a baby, we see her with a full head of hair. Babies get their hair when they are two or three years old.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Frankie: (after hearing the song, at Mr.Herriman's office, banging on the doors) Bloo! You dirty, rotten, cheating, stinking little.
      Bloo: Name calling. That's what you sunken to? For shame, Frankie, for shame.

    • Wilt: Hey Jackie. Name please.
      Jackie: You know my name.
      Wilt: I know, but you have to tell me so I can look you up in this book. It's the law.
      Jackie: (Folds arms) I hate politics.

    • Frankie: You can have... my old job.
      Mr. Herriman: No, no I think it's for the best. Besides I like my new job.

    • Frankie: A vote for me is a vote for freedom!
      Wilt: Wow! You got my vote!

    • Herriman: Miss Frances is going to win!
      Bloo: Really? I haven't noticed.

    • Frankie: Not so fast, rabbit! I'm throwing my hat in the ring, too!
      Eduardo: She doesn't even wear a hat!

    • Mr. Herriman: As usual, you are only putting in half the effort of the others, Two Head Fred.

    • Eduardo: Senor Mac, which is the right answer to win the sticker?
      Mac: There's no right answer, Ed. Just punch who you want to win.
      Eduardo: I don't wanna punch no one.
      Mac: Punch the hole on the paper next to your choice for president.
      Eduardo: Oh, OK. (Slight pause) Which one is that?
      Mac: Whoever you want. (Walks away)
      Bloo: I'll help you out, Ed.
      Eduardo: You will? Gracias, gracias, Senor Bloo. (Hands Bloo ballot)
      Bloo: No problem. Just punch here next to Mr. Herriman.
      Eduardo: But I think I want to pick Senorita Frankie.
      Bloo: Yes, but on this, you punch who you don't want to win.
      Eduardo: Oh. (Punches Bloo and claps his hands) I like voting.

    • Bloo and Mr. Herriman: (Singing) Frankie, Frankie, Frankie!
      Bloo: She's awfully fat and stanky!
      Bloo and Mr. Herriman: Frankie, Frankie, Frankie!
      Mr. Herriman: She's mean and old and cranky!
      Bloo and Mr. Herriman: Frankie, Frankie, Frankie!
      Bloo: Her mind's an utter blankie!
      Bloo and Mr. Herriman: Frankie, Frankie, Frankie!
      Mr. Herriman: She never says please or thankie!
      Bloo and Mr. Herriman: Frankie, Frankie, Frankie!
      Bloo: She deserves a spankie!
      Bloo and Mr. Herriman: Frankie, Frankie, Frankie!
      Mr. Herriman: She once robbed a bankie!
      (Both inhale deeply)
      Bloo and Mr. Herriman: Herriman, Herriman, Herriman!
      Bloo: He's a very merry man!
      Bloo and Mr. Herriman: Herriman, Herriman, Herriman!
      Mr. Herriman: He's not at all a scary man!
      Bloo and Mr. Herriman: Herriman, Herriman, Herriman!
      Bloo: He's got a golden manly tan!
      Bloo and Mr. Herriman: Herriman, Herriman, Herriman! Let's all vote for Herriman!
      Bloo: (Speaking) Also Frankie is dumb.

    • Mr. Herriman: Frankie's a doo doo head.

    • Bloo: You know, my opponents say five, but I say that five is not good enough! I say six or seven! Or even forty two!

    • Bloo: (Looks as if he has something to say something, then stops) Herriman smells like poo.
      (Everyone cheers)
      Mr. Herriman: But he's just mudslinging! (Gets mud thrown at him) I should have seen that coming.

  • NOTES (12)


    • Abraham Bloo

      When Bloo is on the debate, he has a beard which makes him look like Abraham Lincoln.

    • Mme. Foster: Quote from Spider-Man.
      Madame Foster says to Frankie "with great power comes great responsibility" this is a reference to the movie Spider-Man, in which Peter Parker/Spider-Man is told the same thing by his uncle.

    • Answer: 2+3=42
      Bloo's answer to 2+3, 42, is a possible refrence to Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy by Douglas Adams, in which the answer to "Life, the universe, and everything", was Forty-Two.

    • Name: Billy the Squid
      Reference to "Billy the Kid".

    • Disclaimer: From the 2004 Presidential Election in the USA.

      When Mr. Herriman says "I'm Mr. Herriman and I approve this message", he refers to the new disclaimer that was used during the 2004 USA Presidential campaign between incumbent George W. Bush and opponent John Kerry.

    • Episode Title: Setting A President.
      From the phrase "Setting a precident."