Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 1 Episode 4

Store Wars

Aired Unknown Aug 20, 2004 on Cartoon Network
out of 10
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Episode Summary

It's Madame Foster's birthday and Frankie has forgotten the one thing necessary for any party, the streamers! As Mr. Herriman orders her to go get some, Bloo, Eduardo, Mac, Wilt, and Coco tag along as well. They have five minutes left until they can leave, so they stop a one store and Frankie falls asleep in a vibrating chair and when she wakes up, everyone left to different places. Will Frankie be able to get to the party in time?moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Great Episode

    I think this episode is the reason why Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is so popular,this is how it goes if a creator of a cartoon wants its cartoon to be popular it needs to work very,very,very hard on the first episode.This episodes about,It's Madame Foster's birthday and Frankie has forgotten the one thing necessary for any party, the streamers! As Mr. Herriman orders her to go get some, Bloo, Eduardo, Mac, Wilt, and Coco tag along as well. They have five minutes left until they can leave, so they stop a one store and Frankie falls asleep in a vibrating chair and when she wakes up, everyone left to different places. Will Frankie be able to get to the party in time.moreless
  • Frankie heads to the mall but ends up losing friends in the mall and she has to find them in time for Madame Foster's Birthday.

    It's Madame Foster's birthday and Frankie forgets to get streamers. When she's about to go, Mac asks if he can go. She answers yes. Blue then wants to go. Coco then wants to go. Eduardo then walks to go. Wilt wants to go. A few minor friends also want to go. Frankie says yes and hurries off to the mall. While there, the friends get spread out looking in stores. Frankie realizes that they are gone so starts looking, frantic. She collects each friend and apologizes to a store clerk which Blue kicked in the shin. In the end they buy a masage chair and race to Foster's. Once they get there, Madama Foster opens up the masage chairs and hops on. She loves it. Overall Store Wars deserves 10.moreless
  • frankie and the gang get lost in a mall

    this episode is about frankie, bloo and the others get lost in the mall for me i think this episode is better then the first episode for some reason cause this episode is more funny and exciting and bloo is way more funnier in this episode then in the first episode like the part when bloo calls the worker in the store "you ripoff artest!" or somthin and then kicks him in the chin that was real funny also i liked it when bloo stole some stuff and then the officers were going to arrest so then some officers say its the wrong guy cause hes dark blue and one offiers said that he was light blue and then diccuesd what color was he light blue or dark blue? then at the end bloo said that he did stole the stuff and the officsers chased after him anyway i rate this episode a 9.0/10moreless
  • Frankie's "innocent" trip to the mall ends up to be a scavenger hunt for imaginary friends.

    This episode was one of the funniest episodes I have seen in Foster's Home. Bloo made me laugh once again! He kept on kicking, and then he thought it was against the law for anybody to go to the mall if they didn't have any money, or at least thats what he told Coco. But when Frankie took them to the mall, Coco somehow got hired as a mall cop, Wilt was too busy holding the front door open for people that he never even got a chance to go in the mall, and of course Bloo was the worst, running around calling people rip-off artists and kicking them. I love this episode.moreless
  • The Foster's Friends all get lost in a mall

    I love this episode. It's so funny because , well to start, Coco starts with no money. And within one day and alot of jobs she buys a masaging, spelling?, chaira that's like idk 3000 dollers. And then Wilt dose not even go anywhere, he just stands at the door holding the door ope for everyone. Then eduardo is just running away from "strangers". Frankie she fell asleep on the masage, spelling?, chair. Then when she woke up she had to try and find everyone. And then Mac was the "voice of reason"in this episode. And Bloo was the one that made everything go wrong in this episode.moreless
Sean Marquette

Sean Marquette


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


Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Mr. Herriman

Sean Marquette

Sean Marquette


Recurring Role

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Information Clerk

Recurring Role

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle


Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When the two security guards who start arguing about Bloo's color first come up to them, one mentions that they've heard about an imaginary friend stealing couch cushions and kicking people in the shin, but the security guard who called the alarm on Bloo hadn't said anything about couch cushions or shin kicking when calling the other security guards.

    • When Mac is telling Frankie where Bloo, Eduardo, and Coco are, he mentions that Bloo "kicked him in the shin and ran off." As he says that Bloo kicked him in the shin, he points at his knee, not his shin. The shin is the area of the leg between the knee and the foot.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Frankie: (Shouting) GET IN THE BUS! GET IN THE BUS!!!

    • Frankie: Are you crazy?! The party starts in half an hour!
      Mr. Herriman: Plenty of time.

    • (Eduardo falls over exhausted from running; security guards advance Eduardo, Mac, and Frankie)
      Frankie & Mac: (To Eduardo) Strangers! Strangers! Strangers! Strangers! Strangers!..
      Eduardo: Strangers?! Aaaaghhh! (They run off)

    • Frankie: Listen you bird, airplane, plant, THING, if you don't, I'm gonna......
      Coco: (Over P.A. system) Coco coco coco coco coco!
      Frankie: Thanks...

    • Information Booth Lady: If you need help, there's this great little place, not too far from here, that finds lost imaginary friends. It's called Foster's...
      Frankie: I know, I know. I work there.
      Information Booth Lady: Not very good at our job, are we?

    • Frankie: Coco, thank goodness. C'mon, we're got security on... (Looks closely at her uniform, puzzled.) Why are you wearing...? (Realizes she's now a security guard.) Oh, don't tell me!
      Coco: Coco coco coco coco.
      Frankie: Turn myself in? Are you you nuts?!
      Coco: Coco, coco coco co.
      Frankie: Coco, whose side are you on anyway?
      Coco: (Angrily) COCO, COCO, COCO, COCO, COCO!
      Frankie: Oh yeah? Go on! I dare ya, Sister!
      (Coco calls for security)
      Frankie: MAC, ED! RUUUUN!

    • Frankie: You're not getting Madame Foster a massage chair for her birthday!
      Bloo: (In massage chair) Bbbbbuuuuuut iiiiit's awwwwwwesoooooooommmme!
      Frankie: Bloo, I can't afford that if you break it!
      Bloo: Doooooooooooooonnnnnn't swwwwwweeeeeaaaaat iiiiiit, Frrrrrrrrannnnnnnkieeeeeeeee.
      (Bloo pushes Frankie in the chair)
      Frankie: Do you know howwww muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuchhhh thiiiiiiiiiiiiiis thiiiiiiiiing cossssssssssssssts? Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaah!

    • Worker At Pointier Image: That blue guy is adorable. When I told him how much the chair was he (In harsh voice) called me a "rip-off artist" and kicked me in the shin!
      Frankie: I'LL PULVERIZE HIM! (runs off to find Bloo, Mac, Coco, & Eduardo)
      Worker at Pointier Image: Good luck with that.

    • Bloo: Hey buddy, put this on my back, come on, be a pal!
      (Store worker puts a dancing cactus on Bloo; cactus start's dancing at Bloo's voice)
      Bloo: Blahdy, blahdy, blahdy, blah... Try two!
      (Two dancing cactuses)
      Bloo: (Babbling) You got any friends?
      (Friends join in unwillingly)
      Bloo: (Babbling) I'll take them, how much? (Cut to outside after store worker tells him) WHAT!? I don't have that kind of money! RIPOFF ARTIST!
      Store Worker: (Offscreen, as Bloo runs away) OW, MY SHIN!

    • Frankie: Here's your streamer, Bugs.
      (Frankie throws a pink streamer on Mr. Herriman)

    • Officer #1: They said there was a light blue shoplifter kicking people in the shin! That you?
      Bloo: Of course not! As you can see, I'm not light blue. I'm regular blue.
      Officer #1: No, he's light blue.
      Officer #2: No, he's right. Light blue is more a Robin's Egg Blue. He's more of a cerulean.
      Officer #1: No, azure!
      Officer #2: No, really. I took an art class once. He's cerulean. Maybe even indigo.
      Many Security Guards: Azure! Cerulean! Indigo! Light Blue! Sky Blue! Cornflower! Are you blind? He's navy!
      Bloo: (Walking away) Well, let's just all agree that I'm not light blue. And I didn't steal it. I paid for it.
      (Officers start chasing him)
      Officer #1: Come back here, you azure punk!

    • Mac: (Explaining where his friends are) He called me a rip-off artist for some reason, kicked me in the shin, and ran off. So I don't know where they are.

    • Coco: COCO, COCO!
      Bloo: Rip-off artist?!
      (Coco kicks Bloo in the Shin)
      Bloo: OW! MY SHIN!

    • Security Guard: What's the matter, wittle guy? Are you lost? (Eduardo snivels) Oh, don't worry. I am a big stwong security guard. I'll help you find your family.
      Eduardo: (Angry) Don't talk to me like that! I'm no baby!
      Security Guard: Ah! Sure! Sure! Sorry! Just don't hurt me!
      Eduardo: Okay...

    • Frankie: (To Mac) Mac, I'm so glad to see you. You are the voice of reason among raving lunitics!

  • NOTES (12)

    • On the Season 1 DVD Commentary, Mac and Frankie attempt to get Bloo to sign an apology letter for the incident(s) in this episode for Frankie to go back to shop, yet Bloo found a way to trick them into blaming Madame Foster for all of it. We do learn some things about Frankie, like the fact that she went to the prom with Wilt as well.

    • Fast Forward: 1) The lady at the information counter in the mall would wind up working as a teller at a bank where Bloo and Mac make a withdrawl in "I Only Have Surprise For You." 2) The young teenager in the store that sells the dancing cactai would later appear in "Mac Daddy" as the prospective adoptor of Cheese and Crackers, then works at the concession stand at the movie theatre in "Cheese A Go-Go". 3) Bloo is about to use the line "rip-off artist" again in the episode "The Buck Swaps Here", but before he could kick the person, Mac stops him right there.

    • Imaginary Friend Debut: Harold.

    • Coco drives the bus for the first time in this episode.

    • Kids' WB! airdate: July 9, 2005.

    • Coco's Jobs at The Mall: Fast-food server, information desk clerk, security guard.

    • Animation Studio: Cartoon Network Studios.

    • Listen to the music in the mall. It's an easy-listening version of the Foster's theme.

    • Title Card Sound: Bloo saying "Blahdy, blahdy, blahdy...".

    • Look Hard: 1) When the gang is following Bloo to find the directory, they pass the store Victorian Indescribles showcasing a skimpy outfit. While they pass this, Mac and Bloo are widely smiling and Eduardo hides his eyes. 2) Look for a sign when Mac and Frankie meet Coco at Weiner On A Stick selling "Mad Cow Beef Dip." 3) The sign at the Furnitur store where Bloo buys seat cushions has German lettering.

    • Credits: Bloo with the cactai on his back with the people holding them on, and he's going "blahdy blahdy blahdy...." etc.

    • Running Gags: 1. Bloo constantly calls people "rip-off artists" and kicks them in the shin through the second half of the episode. 2. Coco keeps getting new jobs.


    • Shades of Blue
      In one scene the officers are trying to figure out what kind of blue Bloo is. The shades of blue are Alice blue, Azure, Baby blue, Blue, Cerulean, Cerulean blue, Cobalt blue, Cornflower blue, Dark blue, Denim, Dodger blue, Indigo, International Klein Blue, Light Blue, Midnight blue, Navy Blue, Periwinkle, Persian Blue, Powder Blue, Prussian Blue, Royal Blue, Sapphire, Steel Blue and Ultramarine. Blooregard Q. Kazoo aka Bloo is actually Cornflower Blue and one of the officers actually got it right, however others later said that the officer was wrong, although the police officer was right.

    • Color Shades
      Police officers: Azure! Cerulean! Indigo! Light Blue! Sky Blue! Cornflower! Are you blind? He's navy!
      The police are saying different shades of blue.

    • Frankie: Listen, Peter Cottonbutt...
      This is a reference - albeit sarcastic - to that Easter song and TV special Here Comes Peter Cottontail.

    • n/a: Furnitur Store
      The German furnitur store is clearly a reference to IKEA, which is based in Sweden.

    • n/a Victorian Indescribles, Pointier Image, Seared
      The Victorian Indescribles, Pointier Image and Seared stores are spoofs of the stores named Victoria's Secret, The Sharper Image and Sears respectively.

    • Episode Title: Store Wars
      The title is obviously a pun on words of the Star Wars series of movies.

    • Frankie: Here's your streamer, Bugs.
      When Frankie says this to Mr. Herriman, she's referring to Warner Brothers famous gray cartoon rabbit, Bugs Bunny.