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Norb and Dag star in a Western episode and face the robotic Kid Friendly.

Episode Summary[]

Norb and Dag arrive in a Western town, dressed as cowboys. Norb is excited to meet the infamous outlaw, Kid Friendly. Dag has his undies in a bunch and is cranky. But Norb ignores his brother's mood and goes to explore the town. He notices a bunch of coffins lying around and enters a saloon to investigate. Dag refuses to go,and says he will disagree with everything Norb says and does due to his crankiness.

At that moment, Kid Friendly arrives and introduces himself to Dag. He pulls Dag aside for a "chat." Norb checks out the saloon and sees all the people inside motionless, with giant smiles on their faces. Norb recognizes this as Kid Friendly's handiwork and runs to warn Dag. But the Kid is giving Dag a comfy chair and even his favorite sandwich. But Dag snaps back to his foul mood before he can be killed with kindness. Norb grabs Dag and runs off, but Kid Friendly waddles after them. The beavers escape to a corral, but the Kid has already beaten them there. He presents the beavers with two Hoppity Horse toys, and Norb happily rides his. To his worry, he can't stop smiling. Dag refuses to ride the toy or smile for Kid Friendly. The Kid brandishes his "Fun Gun" and threatens to shoot Dag, but while he is distracted, Norb straps him to the Hoppity Horse, and sends him bouncing off.

The beavers run off again, but Kid Friendly chases them from building to building. Eventually, they lure him to a school that they have rigged with dynamite. Norb presses the detonator, and the school explodes while the Kid is still inside. But Kid Friendly's metal hand emerges from the rubble, and Dag comments on how scary he is. Norb asks why Dag isn't cranky anymore, and Dag says that the explosion unbunched his undies. The beavers flee again, now that Dag is more likely to smile.

Kid Friendly chases them to Tooth Hill, where his victims are buried. The beavers hide behind a tombstone, but the Kid starts blasting the stones apart with his gun. Norb proposes that they run in opposite directions, so at least one of them will escape. The Kid shoots the last tombstone to pieces, and the beavers run away from each other. Kid Friendly merely grins at Dag, then at Norb, causing them both to smile and sweat. Norb notices a shiny plaque from the destroyed headstone on the ground, as does Dag. The two of them pick up the pieces and face them towards Kid Friendly. The robot's reflection causes him to smile so hard his face unhinges, and he explodes into bits.

Norb and Dag make their escape from the town riding on a pair of cows. But, while they ride into the sunset, the pieces of Kid Friendly turn to liquid, and form a puddle. Kid Friendly rises from the puddle, good as new, and laughs evilly as the episode ends.

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Production Information[]

  • Keith Kaczorek, the writer for this episode, co-wrote the lyrics with songwriter Charlie Brissette.
  • The character of Kid Friendly got his name from the fact that the writers received notes to "keep it [the series] kid friendly".[1][2]

Trivia[]

Allusions[]

  • Sergio Leone - The trademark closeups of the late Italian film director, producer and screenwriter are used throughout the episode.
  • Westworld - The premise of a Western theme-park with robotic cowboys that turn murderous was taken from the 1973 film.
  • Once Upon a Time in the West - The creaking windmill is taken directly from the opening scene of the 1968 film. A variation of "Farewell to Cheyenne", from the movie's soundtrack, plays throughout the episode.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Kid Friendly refers to Norbert at one point as "Blondie", the nickname for Clint Eastwood's character in the 1966 film. The "three-way" showdown is a recall to the climax (as well as the one from the film A Few Dollars More).
  • "Rhinestone Cowboy" - After Norb gets on one of the hoppedy horses, he exclaims "I'm a rhinestone cowboy!", which is a reference to the 1975 country song.
  • A Fistful of Dollars - A song similar to the Overture from the 1964 film plays at several points.
  • Hang 'Em High - At one point, Norb says to Dag "Yes way, Dag 'em high...", which is a reference to the 1968 film. Also, one of Norb and Dag's hiding places was inside the Hang 'Em High School.
  • The Terminator - Kid Friendly's true form is similar to that of The Terminator. Everything from the infrared vision and red eyes (similar to T-800) to how he melds himself back together (just like T-1000) is taken mostly from Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Gallery[]

The image gallery for The Legend of Kid Friendly may be viewed here.

Cast[]

References[]

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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