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Spawning salmon invade the beavers' lake, and Norb and Dag try to get them to go away.

Episode Summary[]

Dag and Norb are sleeping in the morning when they hear something hitting their house. As Dag opens the window, a school of salmon jumps in. Dag and Norb see a bunch of salmon jumping outside their window. Norb thinks Dag did something to offend them. The salmon start slamming against the house. Dag attempts to fight back with boxing gloves, an umpire outfit, and a football helmet. He is unsuccessful fighting back when he gets hit into the water and then back into the house.

Norb shows that salmon are not one of their natural enemies, so there must be a reasonable explanation for their actions. Dag dresses up as a salmon in order to get near the salmon and capture them. When it goes wrong, he then attempts to dump a truck of cement into the stream. After petrifying all of the salmon in the water, the cement cracks and breaks. The salmon knock Dag into the path of the cement, filling him up with cement.

After all of his shenanigans, Dag and Norb see the news on TV and see that their dam is blocking the salmon from swimming upstream to spawn. Since neither beaver is aware of what the word "spawn" means, Dag tries to explain it as an acronym for "Smashing Property and Womping Norb," concluding that the salmon are after Norb. Norb tries to settle things with the salmon peacefully.

Dag gets in trouble with bears when he brings them to the stream and there are no salmon there. He finds all of the salmon inside the house with Norb settling on a peace accord. Dag thinks Norb's betrayed him, so he sends the bears into the house after the salmon, but finds the bears even making peace with the salmon. Norb tells Dag what "spawn" actually means, convincing him to sign the peace accord. The salmon are able to swim through the house, but after they are done, Dag opens the hatch in the floor, flooding the house with baby salmon.

Production Information[]

Trivia[]

  • According to Daggett, "spawn" means "Smashing Property And Whomping Norb."
    • "Spawn" actually means to give birth, so that is why there are many baby salmon in the end.
  • Throughout the majority of the episode, Dag and Norb pronounce "salmon" as "salm-uhn" rather than "sam-uhhn".
    • Also Norbert does pronounce salmon correctly when he says, "Alright Dag, what did you do to those sam-uhhn?"
  • This episode reveals that Norb wears reading specs.

Errors[]

  • When Dag writes "spawn" on the blackboard, he writes "S-P-A-W" diagonally but then suddenly "N" appears without him writing it. There also isn't a blackboard scratching sound to indicate that he wrote it offscreen.
  • When Dag first sends the bears to the lake, there are four bears. But when he sends them into the house, there are only three.
  • Near the end, Norbert has 2 eyebrows.
    Doubletrouble

    Proof Nobert is an alien!

Allusions[]

  • Simon Says - The title is a pun on the game where "Simon" issues instructions to the other players to get them eliminated.

Cast[]

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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