Since kid-shows can't survive anymore without merchandising (and this could be their last show), the cast brainstorms to find something worth marketing. Water seems their best opening strategy, since its plentiful, so they market it along with the notion of a water shortage. Elsewhere: Fear of shortages has Nasti buying up shackles, Valerie buying cabbage by the gross, and Blip bracing for a dearth in quarters. Mr. Schidtler institutes a scratch-n-sniff reward system. Kevin nukes a sofa. Promotional t-shirts abound. Valerie endeavors to become a Ravon door-to-door cosmetic saleslady, using Justin to practice on (for which he takes his surly customer role far too seriously). New bedtime stories come complete with commercial interruptions. Barth develops new and recyclable burger containers. Blip develops a new, enhanced video game that fails to include a crucial element. Marjorie opens her own lemonade stand. Camp Green Slime's trip-for-two deal keeps dissatisfied campers coming back. ... Written by
Did You Know?
Nasti's having heard late-night talk show host Johnny Carson declare a shackle shortage refers to Johnny Carson once commenting on a toilet paper shortage. The comment was part of a joke, just a flippant side comment, but the public took it for real and bought up all the toilet paper, thereby creating a shortage that previously didn't exist (and prompting Johnny Carson to publicly allay everyone's fears shortly thereafter). See more
Before Lisa's soaking, Justin and Kevin wear shoes, but afterward they're barefoot. See more
Just last week I bought a t-shirt from the local newspaper with the name of it printed across the front, but when I asked them if they would help me put an ad in the paper to advertise my bike, they told me that I'd have to pay for that, too. Now, what I want to know is: How come I've got to pay to advertise in the paper and then pay again to advertise the paper on my chest?