Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 4 Episode 2

The Big Picture

Aired Unknown May 05, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

The residents prepare for the annual house photo. Meanwhile, Bloo and Mac search for an answer behind a weird photo of Foster's taken years ago, Eduardo gets an "extreme makeover" from Duchess that surprises the other residents, Coco realizes she needs to lose weight and Wilt has trouble being in the house photo without getting his head cut out from the banner.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • This episode is a fine example of what the picture day traditon is all about.

    This episode is very excellent and well written. I love the fact that Duchess has appeared in it and that almost all the friends appeared in it. I love that in the episode every person has their own problems to solve and that Goo come in at the last moment, a few hours before the picture is taken. This episode entales a very special example of picture day, which is taken annualy at schools or at certain companies or at certain homes or in families. It is very important that they have made the Friends like one big familY, which is why this episode is one of my favorites.moreless
  • An episode where mac, bloo, and cheese are trying to find out why in oneof the pictured nobody is there and then the next year everyone is there.

    This episode was actualy pretty funny. This episode was the first one mydad saw. My favorite part, well one of my favorite parts, was when Mr.Herimun was flipping through the pictures really fast and it showed Frankie getting bigger and Madame Foster getting smaller. Ya ya ya yaya ya ya ya that was funny. A part that i thought was wierd was when Mac "found it out" and goo started doing the Moon walk and stuff. ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya! Funny stuff, funny stuff. and that was some of the reasons why i like this episode.moreless
  • The Return of Goo and Cheese!

    The episode was so funny, I missed the first airing to watch the new SpongeBob. But the episode got me laughing.

    The first act was medicore at best, except when Bloo said, "Keep going, I wanna see Frankie as an old lady!" The second and thrid acts were beginning to be funny with Bloo's ficitonal thoughts: From the galatic overlord to the rise of the robots to Coco speaking to the Imaginary Vampires. Then, Goo makes an appearance and Cheese and Mandy made a small cameo.

    That was a funny episode!moreless
  • This episode is pretty good, and well put together, but something was missing. The mystery of what happened to Wally is still at large ( to me).

    If I were to say so myself, this episode is a mystery with these questions answered:

    1.Why was everybody gone that one year

    2.Did Wally do anything with this

    3.Where is Wally the next year

    4.What does Frankie look like as an old lady

    This episode is pretty good, and well put together, but something was missing. The mystery of what happened to Wally is still at large ( to me). The mystery of Frankie, well just draw apicture of a mixture of Maddam Foster and Frankie, then just show it off at your friends or kids if they have been asking the same question.moreless
  • 0nce again Foster's is the reason of my death.

    This ep was funny,creative,had mystery,i was happy to see Goo again and really was a good Ep of Foster's.

    (The Story)

    Every year Madam Foster has people take a picture,even thoughs who don't want to(Herrimen and Frankie).Everyone has issues about Pictures(like in real life)their too tall(Wilt),fat(Coco),worry about what they look like (Edward)or if they make it it(Kamery).

    Frankie has to wait infront the Stairs with her gandma(likes she's done since she was a baby) but she leaves her grandma with a cadboard-her.

    Meanwhile Bloo(who has no clue about pranking pictures) and Mac are trying to find out a Foster's mystery.One year Everyone at Foster's was gone(sept Frankie&M.Foster).Bloo thinks they were all taken by aliens,nijis,M.Foster really replaced them all with Robots...

    Mac thinks they were adopted but returned(one by Mandy from GA of B&M)

    Neither are sure-Bloo is,but Mac shoots him down.But Bloo notices a pranster in al the pics(Wally,,he looks like a Wally)who falls in love with his genuis.

    Mac-why wasn't he in he next year's picture?

    Bloo-he was probally adopted

    Mac-would u adopt him?


    Herrimen,being the strict Rabbit he is,is having problems with the Picture-which he'd like to be canceled.

    Anyway,no one will tell Mac&Bloo about the Picture,which makes them even more cruious.

    Mac-wha can u tell us about him?(ponitng to Wally)

    Camery-i haated Wally!

    Mac-how'd u know his name is Wally?

    Camery-he looks like a Wally,doesn't he?


    Bloo-will,u owe me a sorry


    Bloo-i was right about him being a Wally


    bloo-i wanna sorry,cause i was right and u were wrong

    (Mac hits himself with Photobook)

    Goo comes over cause Herrimen thinks they need more friends.And of course,is HAPPY,to see Mac.

    she tries to help them but agrees with Bloo on the Zoombies.

    During one part,Goo and Mac think the story was Wally set the clocks back and all the friends missed it cause they were late.They're happy,Bloo isn't,he thinks Wally did better-and he did.

    So when all the friends are finally ready,Mac's in,Edward get an ugly new make-out from Duchess(wipes off),Goo's in,Camery gets a mirrior so he can be in the Picture,and just when eveyone is about to Take a nice pic-Bloo pulls a Wally!moreless
Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Frances "Frankie" Foster/Duchess

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny


Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Coco/Madame Foster

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Blooregard "Bloo" Q. Kazoo

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr


Sean Marquette

Sean Marquette


Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle


Recurring Role

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Super Tall Kid/Wally

Recurring Role

Candi Milo

Candi Milo


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (17)

    • This is the second appearance of goo

    • If the picture is taken right after they fall from the trap staircase the stairs shouldn't be shown in the picture.

    • While Cameary tries to demonstrate, to Mr. Herriman, on how he can be in the picture, we see George Mucus standing on the steps in the Foyer; but afterward we see Duchess walking past the line of imaginary friends standing in the Waiting Room, waiting to get their spots on the stairs, and one of those friends she walks by is George Mucus.

    • Why would Mac and, Bloo ask the new guy about Wally if Bloo was at Fosters before him?

    • Goof: Mr. Herriman asks Wally to tell all the friends that the picture was re-scheduled and, Wally only knew about it so, wouldn't Mr. Herriman be in the picture too?

    • Duchess states that she is not standing next to Eduardo because she doesn't like the way he looks. Yet she's been standing next to him in the picture all those years ago.

    • It seems strange how Frankie's dress could fit her in all the shots, unless she kept buying a same dress, but with a different size nearly every year.

    • Wally doesn't appear in any of the pictures, until Bloo starts flipping through.

    • Nobody has ever adopted Wilt, Mr. Herriman or Camery.

    • Frankie appears in 30 of the 34 pictures, meaning that she must be over 30, however Frankie is 22 as she said in Frankie My Dear.

    • Wilt appears in all 34 pictures, Eduardo in 31 pictures, and Coco appears in 32. Therefore, Coco Wilt and Eduardo must all be over 30.

    • When Mr. Herriman flips through the photo album, the friends are in all the pictures.

    • Goof:
      When we see one of the pictures, Madame Foster is much taller and Frankie is very small, although in "Trouble with the Scribbles" When Frankie was small, Madame Foster was the same height as she is now.

    • Goof:
      Although Mac (at the end of the episode) found out that the clock on the strange picture said five but the others said six, All of the pictures' clocks keep changing five - six - twelve - twelve thirty (half past twelve).

    • Earlier when Mac and Bloo were looking in the photo album when they found the mysterious picture the clock said 6:00 but later when Mac thinks he figured out the mystery the clock says 5:00.

    • When Bloo imagines Eduardo taking all the friends into the past, another Eduardo is clearly shown. Bloo clearly stated that Eduardo invented a time machine, so he might have invented it in the future and brought it back to the past (which would be in this case, the present).

    • When Dutchess gives Eduardo a makeover for the picture, she shaves his unibrow. When it is time for the picture, Ed's unibrow as back.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Duchess: Let's see what I have to work with. (Rips of Eduardo's face mask)
      Eduardo: Yeooouuuuch!
      Duchess: Ohhh, it's worse than I ever imagined. Your skin is pasty, your pores are enormous, and those eyebrows hehhhhh show me the back. Just as i feared... hairy. It will not be easy but I think I can help.
      Eduardo: You make me look extra special good for the picture. But why you help me? You hate everyone and only help yourself.
      Duchess: I am helping myself. Your name is E, mine is D, which means we are next to each other in the photo. I am not about to stand next to someone who looks like a vagabond. Why you're almost as bad as Coco. (Points to Coco) Look at that unruly hair, skinny stick legs, and that belly, atrocious.
      Coco: Co? (Runs away)
      Duchess: Sit down and I shall begin the transformation.

    • Bloo: They were all ready to take it, when a galatic overlord took them all...
      Mac: You all ready said that.
      Bloo: Hunh? No. This is different. Instead of Madame Foster, Frankie built the robots.

    • Bloo: Bleep Bloop Blop Bleep.
      Mr Herriman: I beg your pardon?
      Bloo: Don't play smart with me harry. Or should I say model Six Five One O' Four.

    • Mac: Frankie, do you think you could tell us what happened in this picture? (Slight pause)
      Frankie: Oh, I know what you're up to, and you're not fooling me again! (Runs out of the room)
      Mac: That was weird.

    • Coco: Coco co!
      Mac: When did I call her fat?

    • Duchess: Excuse me! Important person coming through!

    • Duchess: Beauty is pain, darling! Now let's see if we can remove all of that big old skin!

    • Mac: If it has to do with pirates, gladiators, or space invaders I don't wanna hear it... Bloo starts to say something Or ninjas.

    • Mac: His name's really Wally?
      Camery: Yeah, he looks like a Wally doesn't he?

    • Bloo: Were's Wally, where's Wally, where's Wally?

    • Herriman: Say "Cheese," everyone!
      Coco: Cheese.
      (Friends run)

    • (Mac imagines all the friends being adopted, then being returned. A boy appears with fuzzy friend)
      Boy: Too fuzzy!
      (Fat tall boy appears with Wilt)
      Fat Tall Boy: He's too short.
      (Mandy appears with happy, smiling friend)
      Mandy: Too happy.

    • Frankie: (Holds a cup of coffee while half asleep) I just don't know why we have to get ready so early.
      Madame Foster: Because it would only last for an instant this way it lasts all day. Now stand up straight, knees bent, head back, smile. (Frankie stands with her knees bent, head back, back up straight, and a frown on her face.) I said smile! (Waves cane angrily at Frankie.)

    • Eduardo: You make me look extra good for the picture. But why you help me? You hate everyone and only help about yourself.

    • Bloo: But Mac, I want to go back up stairs and make fun of people.
      Mac: Shhhh Bloo! I want to see this.

    • Frankie: (To Coco) You're not fat. Not everyone likes something about themselves. Take me for example, I don't like being so skinny, so I broke the scale in the bathroom so it reads ten pounds heavier!
      Coco: (Eyes go wide) Co! Co co coco. (Walks away)
      Frankie: I wish. (Starts eating cookies sadly)

    • Goo: Wilt, Coco, and Eduardo were walking, and walking, and walking, and then, there was chocolate milk on the ground.
      (Wilt, Coco, and Eduardo gasp, and Cheese floats in from screen right)
      Cheese: I like chocolate milk.

    • Bloo: (After looking though the Foster's photos) Keep going, I wanna see Frankie as an old lady!

    • Goo: But you told to not make imaginary friends ever ever again!
      Mr. Herriman: Yes, I realize I did say-
      Goo: And I mean never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever-
      Mr. Herriman: MISS GOO! Yes, I realize I did say that, but this is a very important situation!

  • NOTES (23)

    • The first seven residents of Foster's were:

      Madame Foster
      Mr. Herriman
      Uncle Pockets
      and two other friends.

    • It seems strange how in the next-to-last picture, Frankie seems to shrink a bit, and Madame Foster seems to grow, however in the last picture, Frankie grows again, and Madame Foster shrinks a bit.

    • We see Bloo's fingers for the first time.

    • This is the first time Coco says something other than "coco." During one of Bloo`s "explanations" of the weird picture, she says "cheese" in a very deep voice.

    • All the friends stands on the stairs while Frankie and Madame Foster are on the floor every year for the photograph.

    • When Mr. Herriman shows the house photos as a flip book, Madame Foster is as tall as Frankie present day, and Frankie is Madame Fosters present height in the past. So basically, Madame Foster shrinks as Frankie grows up.

    • When Mac and Bloo look at the old photo where there are no friends in it, Frankie doesn't look a day older. How can that be when the photo was taken years ago?

    • Coco suddenly becomes fat when Duchess describes her.

    • Animation Studio: Cartoon Network Studios

    • Frankie wears the same dress every year for the photograph.

    • This is the first time Coco speaks, but only in Bloo's mind.

    • When Mr. Herriman shows the Foster's photos to Mac and Bloo, watch how he shows them; it's almost like a flipbook, with Madame Foster and Frankie's appearances changing as it goes along (with Frankie getting taller and Madame Foster shrinking).

    • Uncle Pockets appears in some of the pictures.

    • Running Gags:
      1) Bloo looking for "Wally" in the album.
      2) Coco thinking someone has called her fat.
      3) Everyone being interrupted by something while they try to tell Mac and Bloo the secret behind the weird photo.

    • The mystery of one of the Fosters' pictures is that Wally played his annual yearly prank which caused everyone to fall through the stairs. Bloo does this prank for this year's picture.

    • In her early years, Madame Foster was a tall, fat lady until she shrunk to short size in later years, explaining her being short.

    • Credits: Bloo is walking down the street and sees Wally. He tells Wally that he found out about the disappearance about the cast in the picture. Wally then shocks Bloo with a joybuzzer.

    • Goo and Cheese make their second appearances in this episode. This is also the first time they are in the same episode, but aren't in the same scene until Infernal Slumber. This also the first time Duchess and Goo are in the same episode, but only appear in the same scene when the picture is about to be taken and before everyone falls down through the stairs.

    • Mandy from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy makes an appearance to return an imaginary friend, claiming that he was "too happy". Surprisingly, she was shown in Billy and Mandy animation, not Foster's.

    • The New Guy from "Beat With A Schtick" is featured in this episode twice.

    • Imaginary Friend Debuts: Miss Iris, Camery, Shorty, "Wally", Miss Mirrorbelle.

    • Title Card: Photgraph being taken.

    • Duchess makes her first appearance since Duchess of Wails.


    • Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

      Mandy from "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" makes a short cameo when Mac imagines her as a child who returned an imaginary friend because it was "too happy".

    • When Bloo mentioned that Wilt knew there was an eclipse in the past and claimed he was a magician who will block out the sun in medeval times in one of his stories is a reference to, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain.

    • When Bloo says the time travel theory Eduardo's suit resembled That of Mork from the 70's tv show Mork And Mindy.

    • This episode is sort of based on the famous book series, "Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys".

    • n/a: Hootenandy the Owl
      Hootenandy the Owl returns in this episode when Mac and Bloo ask the friends what happened. Hootenandy resembles the owl from the Tootsie Pop commercials.

    • "Wally": Where's Waldo?
      Wally is based on the old "Where's Waldo?" books. He's also the second imaginary friend named "Wally", as a wall by that name was seen in Duchess of Wails.