Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 5 Episode 2

The Buck Swaps Here

Aired Unknown May 18, 2007 on Cartoon Network
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When the Fosters gang goes to a swap meet, Edwardo gets his hands on a $100 bill after a thief loses it. Everyone gets greedy and they want the bill causing chaos.

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  • Funny episode

    The only parts I find hilarious were: Bloo getting that statue of a mongoose attacked by cobras, Eduardo dressed as Shirley Temple, Eduardo carrying a big safe (filled with cash) and the two men that look like the Mario brothers. I love how everyone got Ed a dollhouse, even though he is too old for that.
  • The Buck Swaps Here: The Foster's gang and a pickpocket fight over an 100$ bill that Eduardo found.

    The Buck Swaps Here: So Bloo wants a statue that actualy costed him 300 bucks, Wilt wants lemonade, Herriman wants to investigate it, Eduardo wants a dollhouse, Mac wants the complete "Space Wars" collection, Madame Foster wants to spend it with her own stuff, Frankie wants...what is it again, Cheese wants...he actually dosen't appear, and Coco wants to eat it(what a waste!)for a 100$ bill, and a pickpocket wants it back. One of the best Eduardo episodes. It was also good that Eduardo and the others arrested the money theif and bought Eduardo what he wants instead of what Frankie, Wilt, Madame Foster, Bloo, Mac, Herriman, and Coco wants. Lastly, it was good that Mario and Luigi appear as a cameo. The events were very good.

    Plot: The plot turned out to be overall good since it's about fighting over a dollar.

    Character: It was a little out of character because of the 100$ bill fight.

    Originality: It was okay.

    Action: The chase scene has a little action....I don't know.

    Final Grade: B-moreless
  • Seeing Mario and Luigi finally appearing in a Foster's episode as a cameo, Eduardo being a sissie and not acting his age, everyone was surprised to see Eduardo kept lots of riches inside his safe & a hilarious chase for the $100.moreless

    I find this episode very interesting and hilarious. I love the part where the Foster's gang, perhaps some other people were chasing Eduardo and ran past two men who obviously look exactly like Mario and Luigi. It's about time they appeared as a cameo! ^_^ But it's pretty funny when they whacked the theif with their mirror. XD I can't remember which of the Mario Bros. said something. Anyhoo, I can't believe Eduardo was playing with Darbie dolls! Isn't he a bit old for that? He clearly acts like a sissie in the episode. O_o When I saw a cameo of Mario and Luigi, I was totally suprised and I shouted, "What the heck?! What are they doing here? Shouldn't they be at the Mushroom Kingdom instead of holding a mirror?" It was pretty unexpected for me, never expected Mario and Luigi appearing in an episode of Foster's. I think Craig McCracken might be a fan of the Mario series just like I am. Actually, I'm a massive fan of the franchise as well as the character himself. It's one of my biggest obsessions right now and so is American Dragon: Jake Long. I do enjoy watching the chase for the $100. Seems like everyone was out of their ever lovin' minds! =P But what's even more suprising is Eduardo keeps loads of cash, gold, jewels and whatnot inside his safe which leads to everyone standing there for lots of minutes or seconds and Mr Herriman fainted. I think this is one of the best episodes I've watched in my opinion.moreless
  • I love this episode. It is awesome and I felt so sorry for Wilt. Dehydration. Its a very sad thing.

    I love this episode. It was funnt and awesome. I really felt sorry for Wilt. He's my fav character. Dehydration. What a sad sad thing. The weird thing is that Coco was in a tux and Herriman was in a wedding dress, considering that they were pretending to be husband and wife in "My so called wife". I would have to say Wilt deserved his lemonade. I wondered if he did get that lemonade.moreless
  • This is my favorite episode since the show started!

    When Bloo, Wilt, Edguardo, Coco, Frankie, Mr. Herriman, and Madame Foster go to a swap meet, a greedy pickpocketer is going there too. The pickpocketer finds a onehundred dollar bill but it falls into Edguardo's hands after Edguardo scares him off(not on purpose). Everyone at fosters that are at the swap meet wants to do something with the bill. Bloo wants a mongoose and cobra sculpture, Wilt wants lemonade, Coco wants to eat it, Mac wants his rocket wars collection( he sold it in One False Movie), Edguardo wants a dollhouse with dolls, Frankie wants A Zambini( some sort of cleaning machine), Madame Foster wants him to spend it on her stuff, and Mr. Herriman wants him to invest in it. After they run through a a clothing shop, a spray-painting shop, and a wheel store Edguardo throws it over a brick wall. Then dozens of bills float down from the heavens. The gang at fosters uses them to buy the dollhouse for Edguardo.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


Guest Star

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle


Guest Star

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

40 Year Old Son/Lemonade Salesman

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In "One False Movie" Mac's toy collection was called Space Wars. In this episode, it's explained that this is his toy collection, but it's now called Rocket Wars.

    • If they go through a wheel shop, why would the pickpocketer ride skis, Mr. Herriman ride a pogo stick and the salesman guy ride a boat?

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Mac: Ed, don't listen to him. He doesn't need it, it's not magic, and he's not dying.
      Bloo: Life...slipping...away... Need...cobra...magic... (gasps) Good...bye...Ed! (Collapses on the ground)
      Eduardo: Bye bye!

    • Bloo: What? Ripoff artist!
      Mac: No, not again!

  • NOTES (15)

    • Credits: Mr. Herriman gets some financial advice from Eduardo.

    • This is the first time since "Bloooo!" where we see Frankie without her trademark green hoodie for a majority of the episode.

    • This marks the first time we see Mac riding a bicycle.

    • What does everyone want with that $100 bill?
      * Bloo: A mongoose attacked by four cobras statue.
      * Eduardo: A pink dollhouse.
      * Mac: His old "Space Wars" toy collection which he sold in "One False Movie".
      * Wilt: Lemonade.
      * Mr. Herriman: Investing it.
      * Madame Foster: Spend it...on her stuff.
      * Frankie: A Zambini cleaning machine.
      * Coco: Wants to eat it.

    • During the chase scene after they get mixed up in a costume store, here is what each character is wearing:

      * Eduardo - A Shirley Temple (or Goldilocks) costume, complete with blonde corkscrew curl wig.
      * Mr. Herriman - A wedding dress.
      * Bloo - A Devo Hat.
      * Mac - A rainbow afro wig akin to that worn in "Go Goo Go".
      * Madame Foster - A viking helmet and star-shaped sunglasses.
      * Frankie - Cowboy boots and an aviator's helmet.
      * Coco - A tuxedo.
      * Wilt - A scarf.
      * Antiques salesman - An Easter Bunny costume.
      * Pickpocket - A robbers outfit.

    • We learn that Eduardo has a feminine side in this episode, playing with girl's dolls.

    • Bloo goes to jail the third time - but gets out in time to apologize to Eduardo.

    • Eduardo keeps a safe in his toy chest full of money, diamonds and gold bars.

    • Listen Closely: 1) The "Deo" theme music can be heard as Frankie and Eduardo pass the Zambini stand. 2) The chase music from "Adoptcalypse Now" is played in the chase scene through the swap meet.

    • Flashback: Mac goes over the top when he sees his old "Space Wars" collection, even adding that he sold it to raise money in "One False Movie". Later, in the chase scene, he wears a rainbow colored wig just like the one in "Go Goo Go." Also after the antiques salesman raises the statue' s price to 400$, Bloo says "Why you rip off..." and Mac immediately says " Oh, no. Not again." The obviously refers to the episode "Store Wars" in which Bloo kept calls everyone in the mall as a "ripoff artist" and then he kicked them in the shins.

    • Human Debuts: Pickpocket, Antiques Dealer.

    • Title Card: A crowd of people. Probably from the swap meet.

    • Running Gags: Everyone interested in the $100 bill.

    • This episode was shown on the Cartoon Network website on May 15, 2007, four days before it premiered on TV.

    • The three teenage friends of Goofball John McGee are shown in one scene.


    • After all of the characters are wearing different clothes during the chase scene, Coco is seen wearing a tuxedo and Mr. Herriman is wearing a wedding dress. This seems to be recurring roles for these two characters considering they had to pretend to be married in the episode "My So Called Wife". However, in this episode, their parts are reversed.

    • Doll: Darbie
      A parody of Barbie but also found on Dexter's Laboratory, a series Craig McCracken worked on before creating The Power Puff Girls and Foster's.

    • Zambini: Floor resurfacing, anyone?

      The "Zambini" and the look of it, are outright parodies of the Zamboni, a ice resurfacing machine that is used in hockey and skating rinks.

    • Bloo wears a red hat similar to the kind that the 1980's band Devo wore in their video "Whip It."

    • Two men that look like Mario and Luigi from Mario Brothers are shown carrying a large mirror in one scene. A group of people run past the men but the mirror doesn't break at first. The mirror breaks later when someone runs into it. The scene is similar to one from the movie "What's Up, Doc?" involving a large mirror.

    • Episode Title: The Buck Swaps Here

      The title of this episode, The Buck Swaps Here, is taken from the pet phrase "The Buck Stops Here", which was used by Harry S Truman, who was President of the United States from 1945-1953.