So Weird

Season 1 Episode 6

Simplicity

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Aired Monday 7:00 PM Feb 15, 1999 on Disney Channel
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Fi and the gang stay in a small town where mischievous gremlins break everything that's mechanical.

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  • Oh no! It's the attack of the gremlins!

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    The gang arrives in the old-old-fashioned town of Simplicity, only to have the tour bus break down suddenly. Fi sees several other cars broken down as well, and wonders what's going on.



    Molly is here to see Tad Raxall, the world's richest computer genius. She wrote and sang a jingle for him a year and a half ago (before she began her music career again) and wants it off the air so people will start taking her seriously.



    Fi soon makes the discovery that gremlins are the cause of the technical breakdown, and believes they are causing things to break down because they are angry that they didn't get any credit for helping the Industrial Revolution begins. Fi rewrites Molly's Star-Dot-Star jingle into a sort of apology, and the bus starts working again. Copies are handed out to all the people who are stranded in the town.



    At the end, we realize that the townspeople have been hatching the gremlins purposely.





    I was wrong. "Sacrifice" isn't my least favorite episode. This one is. I mean, it DOES have story threads that will come up later, but it's just too silly. Tad's speaking mannerisms are quite annoying.

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • TRIVIA: The song Star-Dot-Star is performed by the whole cast and was merely a quick way for Molly to make some quick cash. The 'remix' is about how people can live without technology in the city of Simplicity, where the episode takes place.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Fi (narrating): We started off pretty happy. Everybody just went out hunting and gathering and brought home enough for the cave wife and cave babies. Then, came agriculture, which made things even easier. Now you didn't have to keep packing your stuff, moving around to make sure there was enough food for everybody. Or enough straw, anyway. Then, in the 19th century, came the Industrial Revolution. All of a sudden, everybody and his brother was inventing machines to make things even easier. Once that got rolling, we went from light bulbs to laptops in no time. Now don't get me wrong, I'm as addicted to technology as anybody. But I do wonder sometimes. If we depend on technology too much, I mean, what happens if it ever starts to break down?

    • Tad: I don't hear any singing!

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title: Simplicity

      There are two possible explanations for this episode, one is Tad Raxall's obsession with technology making everything simple or the town's disregard of technology and simpleness of life.

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