|A Dope Trailer Is No Place For A Kitty|
The boys inspect their infested crop.
July 7, 2002
Librarian (Joanne Hagen)
Ricky and Julian struggle with an insect infestation in their dope crop and attempt to fix it, with disastrous results.
Plot Synopsis Edit
Bubbles is looking for his kitty, giving us his a tour of his shed, and showing off his bubble machine. One of his kitties, Daisy, doesn't seem to be as frisky as usual. Ricky and Julian arrive and bring back a different cat which they have been using to guard their dope -- he's just not working out. Ricky wants Bubbles to give them a better cat, since they are working hard to double or triple their crop.
Act One Edit
Ricky talks about the stress of his 'employment', and about how much is riding on the dope. Bubbles takes exception to their use of his kitties, then describes his devotion to the kitties of the park and how he feels he is their protector.
Ricky discovers that most of the plants they are growing are being eaten by insects, and the crop is in jeopardy. At that moment, Jim Lahey and Randy come snooping around; they seem to have the idea that they are growing pot in the Airstream. Lahey warns them that they are still on probation and threatens to call their probation officer. Julian sweet talks Lahey out of dropping the dime by glossing over the problem. Lahey gives Ricky a written warning, and leaves.
Bubbles is looking for two of his kitties, and remarks that many of his cats don't seem well lately. He suspects that something inside the park is making them sick.
Lahey and Randy pull Sam Losco's in his camper over for throwing a half eaten hot dog out the window, and Sam retorts that he is composting, not littering. Sam boasts that soon enough he will be running the park and he will do away with both of them when he is.
Bubbles tries to get advice from Losco about his cat, and Sam lies and tells him the cat is rabid and sends him away. Back at the Airstream, the boys wrestle with the pot bug problem, and Treena comes to visit. Julian tries to send her away, but she simply wants to wish Ricky good luck on his upcoming grade 10 exam. Julian wants Ricky to instead concentrate on growing the dope. Bubbles shows up and wants to know if Julian can help with his sick kitty problem, but they tell him that they have bigger issues. Bubbles walks away, frustrated with both of them.
Act Two Edit
Treena suggests the boys look up their problem at the library, and Ricky runs with it. Using his new school library card, they try to check out a book, but Ricky causes a commotion when he ends up smoking in the building and mouthing off to the librarian. Eventually he gets the right book, and identifies the insects as spider mites. Julian reads that they must quarantine the healthy plants, and use ladybugs to purge the mites,
They enlist the help of Cory and Trevor in moving the healthy plants and some of the hydro gear into Bubbles' shed (without asking him first), but there is some argument about the new electrical wiring. Ricky finishes it himself against Trevor's protestations and Julian runs off to tell Bubbles that they are borrowing his home for a while. Ricky takes Cory and Trevor to collect ladybugs.
Bubbles and Lahey follow the trail of his missing kitties, and they find out they are eating hot dog leftovers out of Sam's garbage. Julian arrives at that point. Just as they are about to confront Sam about this, they see and smell smoke coming from the general location of Julian's trailer. Ricky notices it at the same point, and they all rush to the scene.
They find that Bubbles' shed has burned to the ground and is nothing but a smoking pile of debris. Lahey sees the electrical panel and determines it to be the cause. Ricky blames the accident on Cory and Trevor's wiring job, and everyone buys it. Bubbles sifts through his charred belongings and finds the plant apparatus and Ricky says that they were just growing vegetables. Bubbles laments the loss of his antique bubble machine and starts to lose it. Ricky and Julian promise to get him another shed but Bubbles brushes them off and he leaves with Daisy, defeated. Julian and Ricky fret over the loss of their only bug-free plants.
Act Three Edit
Fed up, Bubbles grabs his slingshot and some nun-chucks and tries to attack Sam, who is having a BBQ with Barb, in an attempt to force him to clean up the garbage that is making his kitties sick. Sam threatens to take all the cats and have them put to sleep. Julian and Ricky arrive on the scene and break up the fight which Bubbles is losing. Julian says for him to clean the garbage up, or he's gonna beat him up in front of Barb. Sam agrees to clean the trash. Julian offers to let Bubbles stay with him, but Bubbles declines. Ricky admits that the disaster was mostly his fault invites him over for pickled eggs, but Bubbles says 'we'll see'.
Later that night, after they set the ladybugs loose on the plants, the gang lounge around the Airstream waiting for Bubbles, but he never arrives. In fact, he is curing his cats by feeding them grass, and is striking a deal with J-Roc to rent his van to sleep in until he gets a new shed. Treena finds him there and gives him a present -- some bubbles and a bubble wand.
Image Gallery Edit
- Bubbles mentions that the bubble machine was the only thing that his parents left him when he left, a fact that was later confirmed in the Christmas special, "Dear Santa Claus, Go Fuck Yourself".
- This episode explores that Ricky and Bubble's claim that Cory and Trevor are stupid may not be unfounded statements. Trevor does not know the difference between a lady bug and a caterpillar, despite the fact he is seeing and handling both at once. However in the same episode, Trevor points out that Ricky didn't wire the power for the clean dope plans right, and ends up being correct as it starts a fire that burns down Bubble's shed.
- Ricky: "They're everywhere! Like little piranigas!"
- Julian: "It's piranha, Ricky."
- Ricky: "That's what I said. Piranigas."
"It's a catch 23 situation."
"We're looking for some books on horviculture."
"We just gotta quantratine the plants, man."
"If I get my grade 10, I'll be kind of an equaller person to Julian on his level or thinkin' kinda train, and then I won't be able to be bossed around so much."
"It's not a ladybug, it's a canapillar."
"We'll have enough dope for ten prisons if you want. Supply and command, buddy."
Ricky's Knock Knock Jokes Edit
- Lahey: "What do you think your probation officer would do if I called him and told him that you were firing off guns and growing dope in the park?"
- Ricky: "He'd probably say 'knock, knock', you'd say, 'who's there?', and he'd say, 'a fuckin' idiot,' and tell you to fuck off. That's what I'd do."
Lahey's Shit Talk Edit
- Lahey: "I warned Losco about litter. He doesn't realize t he's up against. He's about to enter the shit tornado to Oz."
- Randy: "That would make Sam Dorothy, right Mr Lahey?"
"There will be no jeopardization of the people in this park."
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