Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 2 Episode 10

Sweet Stench Of Success

Aired Unknown May 27, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

When Bloo becomes jealous of Eduardo and the other friends for appearing on TV, he pretends to be a very sick friend in order to appear, despite the fact that it is only for friends up for adoption. A Hollywood agent named Kip Snip soon turns him into a star, but starts to treat him badly and won't let him see Mac. When Bloo tries to quit, he is informed that he signed adoption papers and has no choice in the matter. Can Mac and Bloo ever be re-united?moreless

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  • Very funny show indeed

    Bloo gets very jealous when Eduardo becomes "famous" for appearing on tv

    As he wants to get fame and fortune

    He signs with a producer named Ken

    At first Bloo loves it and enjoys the attention

    Later though he finds out that fame & fortune isn't what it's cracked up to be

    In the end, he misses his friends and wants to be reunited with Mac

    Mac at first, things Bloo is better off enjoying the fame and fortune

    Until Bloo types a secret coded message

    Wiii it be too late though?moreless
  • This episode has to be my most faverite was because of the angst

    This episode has to be my most faverite was because of the angst and any episode showering attention of Mac and Bloo is awesome in my book. The scene with the stars and "I Miss You" was the best. Plus there was Bloo being so desperate to see Mac again...kip hmm what can I say about kip I do admit there were times I wanted to hug him and times I wanted to strangle him but he was pretty a interesting character and I loved his facial expressions and lines

  • Sweet Stench of success is a great and funny episode and I enjoyed to watch it. The best!

    This episode is great. A funny and drama episode. I like the part when Bloo and the gang were singing the song Deo. I felt sad for Bloo because he didn't eat anything when he became a star and he was just sleeping in a small cage, that was so bad. The best part was when the gang and the crews were fighting while singing the Deo song. A great and funny episode of Foster's and I enjoyed it. The best!moreless
  • I love this episode!!

    Sweet stench of Success is like one of my favourite episodes of Foster's Home for Imaginary friends ever!! It is so funny and cute and adorable and very very hilarious!! I mean Bloo looked so cute in the episode. I like this episode a lot and every time this episode comes on I make sure I watch it. Those phrases and stuff they say in the episode are also very funny like the one "Got the O get Deo!" , "What's the big Deo?" or "Deo with It!" I like this episode a lot just like I like a lot of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.moreless
  • The middle of the episode seemed to drag.

    I liked the idea of the episode at first, but it turned into something I've seen many times before, without adding much new jokes. A conflict arises from lack of communication, so the ending is predictable. Even so I did enjoy watching the events that lead up to the ending.

    Many of the ways that some of the characters acted seems so out of character, and that added to the disappointment of the episode. I had hoped that they would be able to add new life into a tired storyline, but maybe they didn't try hard enough to do so.moreless
Sean Marquette

Sean Marquette


Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Coco/Madame Foster

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Blooregard "Bloo" Q. Kazoo

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr


Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny


Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Frances "Frankie" Foster/Duchess

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Erin Peterson/Deodor Ann/Erin Peterson

Recurring Role

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Cop #2/Stage Pa

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

News Anchor/Sweaty Salesman/Pompous Bearded Guy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • During the "sentemental music" section (where Bloo and Mac are looking out the windows from their respective sleeping areas) you can see a full moon while it's raining. Although it's normal to see the moon while it's raining, when it switches to Bloo for the first time, you also see stars in the background. This would be a mistake as if it was raining out it would be too cloudy to see the stars that brightly.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Bloo: (Mumbled) I wanna be a celebrity.
      Kip: What's that? Can't hear you!
      Bloo: (Clearer) I want to be a celebrity!
      Kip: Good, that's what I thought now get into your cage like a good celebrity.

    • Mac: (On Foster's porch talking about Bloo) I looked right into his eyes guys! And he looked into mine!
      Wilt: What did you see?
      Mac: Nothing!

    • Bloo: (Singing) Kip Snip is his name, producin' is his game! He promised me lots of fortune and fame... and now I can't go home and he's to blame! Yah! No, no, no! I can't go home and he's to blame! But I'm De-o, oh, oh. I'm De-o. And... I can't, yah!... Go, yah! Hoooome! Someone save me from this man tonight!

    • Bloo: Doctor! Doctor! My wife thinks that she's a porcupine!
      Doctor: Gee, that's a prickly situation.
      (They dance)
      Bloo: Doctor! Doctor! I swallowed a roll of film!
      Doctor: Gee, let's hope nothing develops!
      (They dance again)
      Bloo: Doctor! Doctor! Kip the producer forces me to sleep in a cage!
      Doctor: Sounds like you're a little too tense! (The doctor dances, but Bloo doesn't) Wait, what did you say?

    • Wilt: (About Bloo) At first, he did funny songs and sketches like "My Evil Producer Has Kidnapped Me and Won't Let Me Go," "The Somebody Save Me Magic Show," and "I Get By With a Little Help From My Imaginary - -" (Slaps himself on the forehead) Man, I am so stupid!

    • Bloo: Got B.O.? Get DEO!
      (Later, in Spanish) ¿Tienes B.O.? ¡Consiga DEO! (Translation of the above)

    • Kip: You think I care my product stinks? You think I care about how people smell? I don't care! (Audience gasps) In fact, DEO brand deoderant makes people smell worse!
      Audience: Nooooooooo.
      Cop #1: That's it pal. We're taking you downtown.
      Cop #2: You're going to be spending the rest of your life rotting in prison.
      Kip: Arrest me?! For what?
      Cop #2: Article 254, section E: false advertising!
      Kip: Noooooooooooo! (Audience cheers)
      Bloo: Well, that's our show. And now, a word from our sponsor.
      Eduardo: (Wearing a potato costume) Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes, potatoes! Everyone eat potatoes! (Off to the side, Mac and the gang look speechless) This spud's for you! (Pulls a potato out from his soap costume)

    • Bloo: Hey, Ted!
      Todd: It's TODD!

    • "Spunky Reporter" Erin Peterson: Why don't you tell us a little about yourself?
      Eduardo: ... I'm purple...
      Erin: Uh-huh... anything else?
      Eduardo: ... I... like potatoes...
      Erin: Well, there you have it! Eduardo is purple and likes potatoes! Be sure to check our web site for more information. I'll be back next week for another "Friday's Friend" along with "Monday's Pet" and "Wednesday's Lost Socks and Missing Keys." Back to you, Ted.
      Todd: It's Todd!

    • Kip Snip: Come with me. We're going to make you a star!
      Bloo: Wow! A limo!
      Kip Snip: Yeah. My car is right next to it.

    • (After Bloo's debut as DEO, at the end of the ad we hear this)
      Announcer: Deo with it! Strong enough for an ape yet pH balanced for you.

    • Bloo: It's the roll-on I was born to play!

  • NOTES (12)

  • ALLUSIONS (13)

    • n/a: Nice Burger
      This is a reference to Good Burger, a cult comedy movie starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, which started as a series of sketches on Nickelodeon's All That.

    • Todd being called Ted is similar to a running gag in Pokemon where everyone calls Butch of the other Team Rocket (with Cassidy) a different but similar name

    • Reporters: Appearances
      The news reporters in this episode look like the reporters in the movie Osmosis Jones.

    • Erin Peterson: Back to you, Ted.
      Todd: The name's Todd!
      The renaming of Todd as Ted as well as his look are likely references to actor Ted Knight, who was best known as the bumbling anchorman Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

    • n/a: A Movie Studio & Hokeywood
      Look at the exterior shot of the movie studio. It closely resembles the famous gate at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, and the "Hokeywood" sign is a parody of the famous Hollywood sign.

    • n/a: Kip Snip
      The character name of Bloo's Hollywood producer, Kip Snip, may be based on a character from the Broadway and movie musical Little Shop of Horrors named Skip Snip.

    • n/a: DEO Packaging
      The packaging as Bloo dressed as DEO is oddly similar to that of Mennen's Speed Stick brand of deodorants and anti-persprirants.

    • DEO Announcer: Strong enough for an ape yet pH balanced for you.
      A reference to the Secret brand of anti-persparant and deodorant line of products made for females that say "Strong enough for a man but made for a woman."

    • Episode Title: Sweet Stench of Success.
      It refers to the title the 1957 movie The Sweet Smell of Success.

    • Eduardo: This spud's for you.
      This is from the popular 1970's and 1980's Budweiser slogan "This Bud's For You" and from a 1975 Saturday Night Live advertising spoof called "Spud Beer" where the jingle includes the slogan "This spud's for you."

    • Announcer: From Hollywood, California, it's The Deo Good Time Variety Hour, starring Deo!
      There was a series on CBS from 1969 to 1972 titled The Glen Campbell Good Time Hour which may have been derived for the title of the show where Bloo rats out Kip Snip.

    • Announcer: And now we return to Inside the Actor's Mind.
      This reference comes from the title of the Bravo series Inside the Actor's Studio.

    • Announcer: Tune in next week as Deo jumps the shark.
      When "jumping the shark" is used, it means that a show has run past its prime. The term comes from an episode of Happy Days set in Hollywood where Fonzie (played by Henry Winkler) jumps over a shark tank on water skis.