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The Lady of the Lane shows Dag what it would be like if he had never been born.

Episode Summary[]

During an afternoon of movies in the dam, Norb shows off his latest film titled "Citizen Norb." Everyone is impressed, except for Dag who is eating a bag of sleep-inducing cookies. Norb then shows off one final video, a tape titled "Dag-nificent Moments" which consists of several of Dag's most embarrassing moments. Dag takes offense, but Norb tells his brother to lighten up, with Treeflower adding that they're laughing with him, not at him (except for Truckee). Dag retorts that they wouldn't be able to laugh at or with him if he weren't there to laugh at or with. Norb suggests that he is running away, a suggestion Dag happily takes up.

Dag soon sets off on his own. After a brief struggle with nature, he stumbles across Laverta Lutz's campsite. She offers to show him how things would be if he had never been born, shoving her inhaler over Dag's snout. As the smoke clears, Dag thinks that nothing has changed and tries to return home. Losing his way, he spies a fancy house with a sign outside reading "Chez Condo du Norberé" and goes inside to ask for directions.

Inside the house, Dag soon finds himself surrounded by a crowd of guests. A fancily dressed Norb soon arrives and introduces himself as Monsieur Norberé. He explains to Dag that the entire gathering is in honor of his housemate Stump, who has grown into a giant redwood tree. Looking around the house, Dag begins to realize that everyone's life is better off without him: Barry is an international action film star, Bing is just as annoying as ever, Truckee is the eloquent and polite owner of a trucking company, and Norberé is a wealthy hairdresser who is also in a relationship with Treeflower. This last fact has Dag convinced that everyone is playing a trick on him, and he begins to destroy everything in the house to prove it. He chews through Stump, causing him to come crashing down on the house.

As Dag runs away from the carnage he has caused, he comes upon a fit young Laverta Lutz jogging along the side of the road. He begs her to return him to the present, but she refuses. However, after being hit by traffic and reverting to her present appearance, she agrees to send Dag back. Dag wakes up back in the dam at the kitchen table, the entire experience having been a dream brought on by the sleep-inducing cookies he was eating earlier. Norb comments that he knew Dag wouldn't really run away, and Dag gives his brother a big hug.

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Gallery[]

The image gallery for It's a Spootiful Life may be viewed here.

Allusions[]

  • It's a Wonderful Life - The episode, both the title and plot, is a reference to the 1946 American fantasy comedy-drama film.
  • Citizen Kane - Norb's film Citizen Norb is a spoof of this 1941 Orson Welles film.
  • "Walk on the Wild Side" - An instrumental version of this 1972 song by Lou Reed is heard when Dag meets Laverta Lutz in his vision.

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VEEpisodes
Season 1
"Born to be Beavers" - "Up All Night" - "A Dam Too Far" - "Long in the Teeth" - "Gift Hoarse" - "Go Beavers!" - "Box Top Beavers" - "Salmon Sez" - "Beach Beavers a Go-Go" - "Deranged Ranger" - "Muscular Beaver" - "Fish and Dips" - "Enter the Daggett" - "Bug-a-Boo" - "Mission to the Big, Hot, Thingy" - "I Dare You" - "Stinky Toe" - "House Broken" - "Tree's Company" - "Guess Who's Stumping to Dinner?" - "Fancy Prance" - "H2Whoa!" - "The Bing That Wouldn't Leave" - "You Promised!" - "Bummer of Love" - "Food of the Clods"
Season 2
"Beaver Fever" - "Same Time Last Week" - "Kandid Kreatures" - "Fakin' It!" - "Muscular Beaver 2" - "Stump Looks for His Roots" - "Tree of Hearts" - "Dag for Night" - "Un-Barry-ble" - "Another One Bites the Musk" - "The Mighty Knot-Head" - "Pond Scum" - "Utter Nonsense" - "Endangered Species" - "Lumberjacks' Delight" - "Zooing Time" - "Friends, Romans, Beavers!" - "Big Round Sticky Fish Thingy" - "The Day the World Got Really Screwed Up!" - "If You In-Sisters" - "Alley Oops" - "Open Wide for Zombies" - "Dumbwaiters" - "Sans-a-Pelt" - "Gonna Getcha"
Season 3
"My Bunnyguard" - "What's Eating You?" - "Omega Beaver" - "Bite This!" - "Spooky Spoots" - "Up All Night II: Up All Day. The Reckoning" - "Muscular Beaver 3" - "Sang 'Em High" - "In Search of Big Byoo-Tox" - "Moronathon Man" - "The Legend of Kid Friendly" - "Silent But Deadly" - "Tough Love" - "A Little Dad'll Do You" - "Pass It On!" - "Stump's Family Reunion" - "Muscular Beaver 4" - "Act Your Age" - "Too Loose Latrine" - "Pack Your Dags" - "Daggy Dearest" - "Dag's List" - "Mistaken Identity" - "Easy Peasy Rider" - "Stare and Stare Alike!" - "I am Not an Animal I'm Scientist #1" - "Norberto y Daggetto en El Grapadura y el Castor Malo" - "The Loogie Hawk" - "Kreature Komforts" - "Oh, Brother?" - "Das Spoot" - "Sqotters" - "Long Tall Daggy" - "Practical Jerks" - "Nice & Lonely" - "Soccer? I Hardly Knew Him!" - "Brothers... to the End?" - "Euro Beavers" - "Slap Happy" - "Home Loners" - "Ugly Roomers" - "Finger Lickin' Goofs" - "Strange Allure" - "Partying is Such Sweet Sorrow"
Season 4
"Chocolate Up to Experience" - "Three Dag Nite!" - "Fat Chance" - "Dag in the Mirror" - "Canucks Amuck" - "Yak in the Sack" - "Driving Misses Daggett" - "Big Fun" - "Moby Dopes" - "Present Tense" - "It's a Spootiful Life" - "The Mom from U.N.C.L.E." - "House Sisters" - "Muscular Beaver 5" - "Vantastic Voyage" - "Blacktop Beavers" - "Specs Appeal" - "Things That Go Hook in the Night" - "Damnesia" - "The Posei-Dam Adventure" - "The Big Frog" - "Dag Con Carny" - "All in the Colony" - "Line Duncing" - "Beavemaster" - "Deck Poops" - "Dagski and Norb" - "Shell or High Water"
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