The Oblongs

Season 1 Episode 7

Flush, Flush, Sweet Helga

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 13, 2001 on The WB



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Debbie: (gasps) Crashers! and that fat girl has My locket!
      Helga: Debbie! It's Me, your best friend, Helga... and I'm not fat, I'm Zaftig.
      Milo: (Grunts) I can't get the locket off. the clasp is covered with fat.
      Helga: Zaftig! It's covered by Zaftig.

    • Helga (stuck in the sewer and surrounded by food): Hey guys! Want some egg foo young? Peggy: Helga, you're supposed to be losing weight! Helga: It's not my fault. All this stuff just fell through the manhole. So I'm not Kate Moss, big deal@ Milo: Kate Moss isn't stuck in a sewer. Helga: Oh I don't know. When you think about it, is there really any bigger sewer than the world of professional modeling?

    • (being stung by wasps)
      Mikey: The candy's stinging me!

      (seeing the American flag)
      Debbie: Look! The Ralph Lauren flag!

      (Debbie's locket is stuck on Helga)
      Milo: I can't the locket off. The clasp is covered by fat.
      Helga: Softing! It's covered by softing!

    • Pickles: Make a wish!
      Milo: I wish I was dead...
      Susie: If you say it aloud, it won't come true.

    • Mayor Bledso: Here you go sweetie, this one's from daddy,
      (screaming, now addressing crowd)
      and I dare any of you little candy asses to come up with a better gift!
      Debbie: Oh daddy, a locket,! Give us a kiss!
      Bledso: Ain't got time for kissin'.
      Debbie: K!

    • MIlo: Mom, we've got to get helga out of the sewer! She's not losing weight! She'll have to live down there and get married down there and have kids down there, then her kids will marry each other and have more kids and they'll be hillbillies in the sewer and the banjo playing will drive us insane!
      Pickles: Finally, someone's making sense!

    • (Police show up and take over the Oblongs bathroom)
      Bob: Sheriff, with all due respect, you can't just show up and commonder our toilet.
      Sheriff: Sorry, law of imminent domain.
      (pinches Pickles butt)
      Pickles: Hey!
      Sheriff: Imment domain.

    • Reporter: Tune in at eleven when we'll be talking to the next door neighbor of the man who made the velvet box the locket came in.

  • Notes

    • First appearance of Johnny 'The Mayor' Bledsoe.

    • This episode was first broadcast on Cartoon Network on September 1, 2002.

    • During the "Bobbing for Laundry" scene, Biff and Chip are visible in the background for a split second. This is the only time that they appear in this sequence. The reason is that this scene was actually created as a 30-second promotional short, "Birthday," which varied slightly from what ended up in the episode. The original short opened with Pickles saying "Time for an Oblongs birthday party!" Then it went into the bobbing for laundry scene and ended with Bob being pulled out of the basket. The animation and voice-overs in this scene were just slightly different.

  • Allusions

    • The frog Helga sees stuck in a spider web in the sewer, about to be eaten by a hungry spider is Michigan J. Frog, the mascot for The Oblongs home, WB.