The Emperor's New School

Season 1 Episode 1

Rabbit Face

Aired Weekdays 4:00 PM Jan 27, 2006 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

Rabbit Face
Kuzco faces his first threat of losing his position as Emperor when he struggles in P.E. and his teacher threatens to flunk him if he can't win a race with Kronk. However, Principal Amzy (who is really Yzma) tells Kronk to turn Kuzco into a turtle so he has no chance of beating Kronk, but instead, Kronk gives Kuzco the wrong potion and he ends up as a rabbit.moreless

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  • just like the movie probably why a lot of people do not watch this show but the later episode got better and better rabbit face was a average episode rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiihhhhhhhhhhhhhhttttttttt

    just like the movie probably why a lot of people do not watch this show but the later episode got better and better rabbit face was a average episode

    one of the good parts were kuzco tells the viwers about the characters

    but the emperor new school made me loves kuzco and forced to watch the movie which I loves both movie and series.

    favorite saying to to to to to to to to to to tot to to to to to to to the serect lab

    kuzco version to to to to to to to to the not so serect lab

    kuzco talk buddy byemoreless
  • A bumpy start. It had some bad jokes, but it could appeal to certain people.

    This episode overall wasn't that wxciting. I don't think it appealed to me that much. I think that this episode took alot of thought into consideration, and i appreciate that, but it was pretty boring. Kuzco gets turned into a rabbit. Blah blah blah. That was a plot that seems like I've heard somewhere. From here it looks as if the show needs improvement or it'll go straight down.
  • Very good season and series premiere opener!

    I was so excited about the show before it premiered. But once I saw this episode, it made it worth the wait! The episode had an amazingly good storyline, the characters were awesome, and it was just great! This episode really got the show going. It let us meet the characters, the setting, everything. I was very impressed with this episode. The episode was wrote very well and it resembled the movie, which is what I like. If only the other episode's (that have aired so far) were as good as this one. I can't wait for an episode similar to this episode.moreless
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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • During-Credits-Blooper: Malina is holding a squirrel instead of a scroll.

    • Running Gags Throughout The Series:

      1) Yzma or someone else says "Pull the lever, Kronk" and something happens to them but not Kronk. This was also done in the movies.
      2) Someone is talking to Kuzco, then Kuzco becomes distracted and ignores what they're saying.
      3) Yzma goes over a strange plan for Kuzco to fail, and tries something else. This was in the movie as well.

    • In the scene where Yzma is sawing off the tree branch, she has no lipstick on.

    • The beginning segment was almost identical to the opening segment in the original movie.

    • There is a game on the official website that goes along with this episode.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Kuzco: (as a rabbit) Hey, Malina. I didn't get an answer about Friday night.
      Malina: Uh, Kuzco? Have you, uh, seen yourself lately?
      Kuzco: (as a rabbit) Well, I'm always to admired my handsome... face?! I'm an ugly rabbit! Rabbit face! It's just not my face, it's all of me! I'm a rabbit with an ugly rabbit face!

    • Malina: Kuzco?
      Kuzco: (as a rabbit) Malina? So, you come to laugh like everyone else, right? Rabbit face? (laughs sarcastically) Yeah.
      Malina: Hey, I wouldn't laugh at your rabbit face. Your Kuzco face is funny enough.

    • Kuzco: This is Kuzco Academy. You never believe it but that sad rabbit you're looking at was one of students here. Not just any student neither. That student was an emperor. My name's Kuzco and I am that sad rabbit.

    • Kronk: Ya know I could just run the race. There is really no need to go to all this trouble.
      Yzma: Then what will I do for the rest of the show?
      (15 second pause)
      Kronk: Riiiiiiiiight.

    • Yzma: How can I make Kuzco lose the race? Oh I know. First I'll turn him into a hippopotamus. Then I'll put the hippo on a diet. Then I'll invite him to dinner. And then I'll feed him and feed him and feed him until he gets so big, he can't even move. It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

    • Kuzco: And Yzma's got a little help. Actually a big help. Kronk.
      Kronk: Once Kuzco fails school I'll become-- Uh, wait. What will I become?

    • Kuzco: I'm going to bed. Goodnight. (Kuzco walks up the stairs and we hear) Waaaaah! What am I going to do? I'm a loser. Loser-face. Waaaaaaaaaah!

    • Kuzco: (Overvoice) Someone is trying to make sure I fail. Yzma, the wrinkled ugly one. OK. I added the "wrinkled ugly one" part.
      Yzma: Once Kuzco fails school, I'll become empress. (Does an evil laugh, coughs and her teeth fall out)

    • (Kuzco jumps over a large gap, hits the Finsh Line Tarp, goes all the way back to the palace and lands in the fountain. The fountain squirts him in front of the finish line)
      Yzma: You've got to be kidding.

    • Pacha: Kronk, is there a reason you stopped by?

    • (After Kuzco lands in the fountain)
      Kuzco: Look, my butt's in the fountain.

    • (Stopping the screen, Kuzco comes out with a red marker.)
      Kuzco: Hey, hi there. Okay, Principal Amzy here is actually the evil Yzma in disguise. A-M-Z-Y. Y-Z-M-A. Like no one's going to figure that one out.

    • Yzma: Pull the lever, Kronk!
      (Kronk pulls the lever and a giant hand smashes Yzma)

  • NOTES (4)


    • Mr. Moleguaco's name is almost a switch of the word "guacamole". Interestingly enough, it dates from the Aztecs, not the Incas.

    • The name Kuzco is a play off of the word Cusco, a town in Peru 70 kilometers southeast of the infamous Machu Peccu, a modern wonder of the world.

    • Many of the jokes--Kuzco stopping the film and scribbling over the screen, the "wrong lever" bit, and Kronk's potion mix up--are lifted straight from The Emperor's New Groove.

    • There is a scene when Kuzco is training and he is using a rope and tree branches as leverage to lift Tipo and Chacha on bags. This is very similar to a scene in Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles where Mr. Incredible is training the same way, only using trains.

    • Kuzco's rabbit form looks very similar to Rabbit from The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh.

    • Tipo: Nuh-uh!
      Chacha: Yeah-huh!
      The repetitive use of these phrases in an argument is an allusion to a famous argument from the original movie.

    • The scene where Kuzco goes to make a huge jump across a canyon is an allusion to a scene from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron.

    • Title: Rabbit Face
      This is an allusion to a line used in the movie The Emperor's New Groove. Kuzco complained about having a "llama face" when he was turned into a llama.