Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 4 Episode 8

The Big Cheese

Aired Unknown Aug 07, 2006 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • Why couldn't they just make a small imaginary friend go through the window and unlock the door?

    • This is the first time everyone at Foster's admits they hate Cheese

    • The second time spunky reporter Erin Peterson interviews Cheese during the credits. Her legs and lower body have greatly decreased in size since the first time Cheese was interviewed.

    • When Mr. Herriman is shown installing the Home Security System, the instruction manual can be clearly seen propped up atop the box. However, in the next scene, Mr. Herriman reaches inside the box to retrieve the manual.

    • At the end Frankie is seen typing the code to the new security system while the door was closed. How did she get inside, it said system armed.

      reply: for secruity reasons a code lock door can be opened once before locking

    • If the house was going to be totally destroyed why didnt they just break a window and disarm it from inside?

    • How did Mac press the numbers if all Cheese was saying were notes?

      RE: Every number pad have a different sound, maybe the writers used that like reference, but that doesn't explain how Mac knew the sound of every number.

    • Bloo complains about being put on TV to be boring. However, in The Sweet Stench of Success, it was his dream to be noticed on live television. Then again, Bloo did state that it was his week long dream, so he may have gotten over the urge to be on TV.

    • When everyone is chasing Cheese, Eduardo is seen three times with his clothes on. But after they catch Cheese and bring him back to the house, Eduardo is seen with his towel on again.

    • Believe it or not, but The Big Cheese is also the name of an episode for two other Cartoon Network shows, Camp Lazlo and Dexter's Laboratory. Neither of them, however, have a character by the name of Cheese in their episodes.

  • Quotes

    • Cheese: I like candy. (Sucks on rock) Eewww, candy is broken. (Throws rock)
      Frankie: (Gets hit by rock, gets angry and turns to Mac) Help me, Mac. In all my life I have never met, seen or ever heard of anyone more insane, more aggravating, more capable of driving you to the very brink of insanity!
      Goo: Hiiioiiaiiiiiaaaiii everybody. Am I late for the news show?
      Frankie: Oh no.
      Goo: (Cheese following Goo and trying to imitate what Goo says and does) Hey Frankie, why is everybody outside are you gonna do the news show be outside 'cause I thought you were gonna do it inside cause of all your embarrassing acacia trees. 'Cause acacia trees went out of style in like 1993 and just like lemon trees didn't...
      Frankie: Goo!
      Goo: What?
      Cheese: What? (Imitating Goo)

    • Frankie: (After trying to open the door and seeing it still stuck, turns around and yells at Cheese) YOU! If you only listened to one of the one hundred times we told you...YOU... DON'T... LIVE HERE! GO HOOOOOOOOOOME!
      Cheese: (Turns around) Cheeeeeeeeeeese! (Unbeknownst to Frankie, spunky reporter Erin Peterson has taped this whole incident.)

    • Frankie: Quick someone think of another song. Something that's not scary.
      Bloo: (Sinister look in his eyes) I've got one. (takes a deep breath) Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts, Mutilated Monkey Meat (Continues singing as Frankie interrupts)
      Frankie: Bloo. Stop!
      (Cheese stops screaming)
      Mac: Wait Frankie, look! (Cheese us subdued and sucking his thumb)
      Bloo: Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts floating in my ice cream. And I don't got a spoon.
      Cheese: No Spoon? Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!
      Bloo: (Clapping his hands) This is fun.

    • Frankie: (Trying to comfort a screaming Cheese by singing) Rock a bye baby in the tree top
      When the wind blows the cradle will rock.
      When the bow breaks the cradle will fall--
      Cheese: (Stops screaming) Fall. (Resumes screaming)
      Frankie: Oh jeez. Uh, (Sings again)
      Jack an Jill went up a hill to fetch a pail of water.
      Jack fell down and broke his--
      Cheese: (Stops screaming) Broke? (Screaming continues)

    • Frankie: Hey Mr. Herriman, the news crew will be here at five so you better make sure your office.
      Mr. Herriman: (Nervously combing edge of carpet) Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear oh dear. (Frankie smiles and closes door) I'll be humiliated on live television. Oh dear, oh dear oh dear! (Ice cream splotches onto carpet)
      Cheese: (To Mr. Herriman, covered in ice cream) Hi, kitty.
      Mr. Herriman: Master Cheese, you do not live here! Go home! (Throws Cheese out of his office)
      Cheese: (Inhales rasply) Okay.

    • (Wilt walks down the walk path, he notices Cheese is holding his hand)
      Cheese: Where we going?
      Wilt: Well, um, I'm going to the store, you're going home. Remember?
      Cheese: I like the fair.
      Wilt: Well, maybe you could go home, and ask your owner, Louise if she'll take you to the fair. Okay?
      Cheese: Okay.
      (Wilt tries pulling back his arm, but Cheese won't let go)
      Cheese: I like the fair.
      Wilt: (Struggling to free his hand) Yes, I understand that, but I'm going to the store. Not the fair. And you need to go home!
      (Wilt lifts up his hand, and Cheese is still clinging to it, Wilt shakes it around which makes Cheese scream. Wilt stops for a breath then Cheese throws his arms in the air)
      Cheese: Do it again! Do it again! Do it again! Do it again! Do it again! Do it again! Do it again!
      (Wilt notices Cheese let go and runs off)
      Wilt: I'm sorry, Cheese, but you don't live here! Go home, please!
      Cheese: (Inhales rasply) Okay!!!!

    • Frankie: Mister Herriman, we're locked out of the house!

    • Everyone running back to Foster's carrying Cheese and Cheese is bouncing as the imaginary friend holds him up Cheese screams
      Cheese: Sooahoo!!! jigg-a-ly!!!!

    • Cheese: I have ringworm.

    • Frankie: Okay, Cheese...
      Cheese: Yes, yes?
      Frankie: ...on your turn...
      Cheese: Yes, yes?
      Frankie: ...I want you to sing...
      Cheese: Yes... (Starts flailing at the "candy") YES?!
      Frankie: (Pushing Cheese away) The secret code to the Security System!
      Cheese: (Pupils dilating widely) YAAAHOOO! Tinkle tinkle in a car, you should really use a jar! YAAAAY!

    • Erin Peterson: Do imaginary friends go to a happy, care-giving place when their creators are done with them? (In a serious tone) No! Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, a decrepit place that has fallen into a desperate state of disrepair, a place that buys candy... (Shows picture of Wilt holding candy) instead of even the simplest articles of clothing. (Shows Eduardo naked; Eduardo covers himself, tries to shy away from the camera, but the camera follows him, and starts crying) Tragic. Simply tragic. Even the care-givers are insensitive to the friends.
      Frankie: (To Cheese) GO HOOOOOOOMMMME!!!
      Erin Peterson: But with all hope lost, there is still courage buzzing around. Just ask this little guy.
      Cheese: Sprinkle, sprinkle, little bar, what I wonder is a cat.
      Erin Peterson: Even though all hope may be lost, this little guy gives everyone a reason to smile.
      Cheese: I have gingivitis.

    • Cheese: I...FOUND...A...CARROT!!!! (Stabs Eduardo with carrot)
      Eduardo: (Still naked) Senor Cheese you don't live here. Go home!
      Cheese: (Carrot comes out of the mouth, takes raspy breath) Okay.

    • Frankie: (After hearing Cheese make beeping noises similar to the ones on the security system; referring to the security code) Cheese knows the code!
      Bloo: Get him!

    • (Cheese steals the rocks that he thinks are candy from Frankie)
      Cheese: I like candy. (Sucks on the rock then takes it out of his mouth disgusted) Candy is broken.

    • Cheese: Can I have some fishy crackers?
      (Mac and Frankie talk ignoring cheese)
      Frankie: Did you get it all?
      Mac: Yeah. Yeah, I actually think I did.
      Frankie: Do it, Mac. Press "enter".
      (Mac is slowly about to touch the button when Cheese gets in the way and Mac pokes him in the eye into the keypad and the alarm goes off)
      Cheese: Yay! I like fishy crackers!

    • Frankie: Sing the song, Cheese.
      Cheese: (Sings) Baa baa black sheep... (Makes gun shot noise) Sheep? Ahhhhhh!

    • (Cheese is making beeping sounds)
      Frankie: Cheese, GO HOME!!!!
      Cheese: (Takes a deep breath) Okay.

    • Cheese: (Being interviewed by spunky reporter Erin Peterson in the end credits) I have scurvy. I have dandruff. I have athlete's foot. I have a tapeworm. I have mange. I have dermatitis. I have acne. I have enteritis. I have tonsillitis.

    • (Frankie bangs her head against the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends sign. Cheese follows.)
      Cheese: I like this game!

  • Notes

    • This is the first time Frankie admits she doesn't like Cheese.

    • The "random code" Mr. Herriman entered was: 4-1-7-1-7-4-1-7-7-1-4-7-4-1-4-7-4-2-7-1 long 8 key, followed by "Enter"

    • When the news camera is shown recording the imaginary friends scenes, Bloo appears in every scene. In the last scene, he is wearing a "I love FB" cap, which refers to the past episode World Wide Wabbit.

    • The music to get the code from Cheese made the house really messed up.

    • Third time we see Eduardo naked.

    • Animation Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

    • Credits: Cheese being interviewed by spunky reporter Erin Peterson telling about all his diseases. See the quote below for what he tells her.

    • The imaginary Prince Charming from Frankie My Dear returns on his horse, as does The New Guy from Beat With A Schtick. Also, Crackers from Mac Daddy, where Cheese debuted, makes an appearance.

    • Running Gags: 1. Cheese being told that he doesn't live at Foster's, being ordered to go home, agreeing, but never leaving. 2. Frankie sending Wilt to the store, and immediately discarding anything he brings back. 3. Bloo complaining about being bored.

    • Title Card: Tones being inputted.

    • Spunky reporter Erin Peterson from The Sweet Stench of Success returns.

    • Goo makes her seventh appearence in the whole series, her sixth in season four, and her fifth consecuative appearence.

    • Cheese apears for the fourth time in the whole series.

  • Allusions

    • After everyone gets locked out of the house, you see Frankie holding the instruction manual. The thing is the pages you would normally see on a book face to the right when you look at it but the pages in this episode are facing to the left when you look at it.

    • In many of the episodes, including this one, if you look hard enough, you can see the Power Puff Girls on Frankie's white shirt.

    • Cheese saying "Sprinkle, sprinkle, little bar, what I wonder is a cat", is possibly not only a reference to the famous poem, "The Star", but to Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland, where the Tea Mouse sings "Twinkle twinkle little bat, how I wonder what you're at."

    • Cheese: Fishy crackers!
      This is a clear reference to the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish brand of crackers. It's also possible he's referring to Barnum's Animal Crackers.

    • Frankie: Bugs Dummy.
      Another reference to the lead protagonist from Looney Tunes.

    • Cheese and Eduardo: Going Psycho.

      The scene with Cheese and Eduardo reminds us of the famous "shower scene" with Anothony Perkins and Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic thriller Psycho.

    • Title: The Big Chesse
      A slang term for the head honcho, the leader of the group.