The Life and Times of Juniper Lee

Season 3 Episode 11

Food For Naught

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Dec 01, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Food For Naught
June investigates as the monsters in Orchid Bay City become fierce beasts. When she discovers that the source of this is in the Runey Stix snack food, she tries to persuade Margie and Eloise to stop adding the Tarabok Weed in them. Will she succeed?

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  • June takes down an industrial system, awesome!

    This episode starts out with June being so relaxed because her bracelet hasn't beeped in days. Monroe warns her not to jinx them, but she doesn't listen. Ironically, her bracelet starts beeping and it turns out it was because a huge monster is tearing up the park. June immediately springs into action and almost banishes it, until a monster she knows named Gus runs up to her and stops her. Then he begs he not to banish the monster and use a reduction wand on it instead. She does and it turns out 'the rampanging beast' was also another monster she knew named Cletus. They later find out that he was turned into a rampent being by a product called "Runey Sticks" that make you wanna barf, but are also highly addictive(in 1 out of 4 magical beings) are turning all of Orchid Bay's monsters into...*rampaging monsters. June finds out the factory that makes them is owned and run by two old ladies. An extremely addictive ingredient known as 'Tarabok Weed' is put into these food stuffs, and causing all the trouble. June, Monroe, and Ray-Ray go over to explain the problem, and they seem to have gotten through to them.The ladies agree to air a commercial, and put a warning label on their product.But the results aren't what they expect. The TV commercial mainly talks about what their factory does for the magical world, such as making hockey teams for troll kids, and the only part that mentions the Tarabok Weed gives the warning so fast you can't hear it almost at all. And the warning label is so small you need a microscope to see it. Finally, the three go to swipe the weed from what appears to be a small cottage, but is actually a huge factory. They are found by the old ladies and June starts to fight with them.She eventually leads them through a narrow conveyor belt way and Monroe slams the door right in the old ladie's faces. But then the floor they're standing on, suddenly collapses and Monroe falls into a pool of concentrated Tarabok Weed, and turns into a monster. June is trapped under a piece of fallen machinery, and tells Ray-Ray to find the reduction wand for her. But it is traveling fast on another conveyor belt, and Ray-Ray has trouble keeping up with it, he does manage to catch up but it is already too late. The wand falls into a machine and is made into a Runey stick. Ray-Ray figures since he has a lot less magic in him than June, the sticks won't effect him(which they don't). Ray-Ray finds the reduction wand and tosses it to June. They turn Monroe back to normal, but while he was rampaging he destroyed the factory and nearly all the Tarabok Weed. Finally, everybody knows the truth about "Runey Sticks", and the old ladies are put out of business. But Cletus can't help himself but eat them, so Gus has to use a reduction wand again and again until he stops eating them.moreless
Pat Musick

Pat Musick


Guest Star

Kath Soucie

Kath Soucie

Ballet Instructor

Recurring Role

Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Colleen O'Shaughnessey


Recurring Role

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Cletus / Announcer #2 / Announcer #3

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • June: Well, that explains how Cletus can stand these things.
      Gus: Not really, he'll eat anything. (Cletus takes a bite out of the couch)
      Ray Ray: Dude, you are so paying for that.

    • June: (to Ray Ray) Eat! Eat like the wind!

    • Monroe: My, they certainly are industrious little old ladies, aren't they?
      Eloise: You bet your hairy butt we are.

    • (Monroe makes a variety of weird gestures after being exposed to Tarabok Weed)
      Monroe: Oh boy.
      (Monroe starts growing in size, his shadow being cast over June and Ray Ray)
      June and Ray Ray: Sweet Mary MacGonagall!

  • NOTES (4)

    • Other Magical Creature(s): Pus Trolls

    • Credits: June, Ray Ray, and Monroe seeing Margie and Eloise selling Runey Stix on the street. Gus recurringly using the Reduction Wand on Cletus whose still eating Runey Stix.

    • Main Villain Bio(s): Margie and Eloise - Old lady monsters that create Runey Stix to get rich. They use Tarabok Weeds as their ingredients, but don't care what June thinks.

    • 1 in 4 monsters have an allergy to Tarabok Weed, one of the main ingredients in Runey Stix. Symptoms of the allergy include gigantism and berserker fury - translated into English, those allergic will grow in size and attack anything in their path. Monroe happens to be in this 25%.