Season 1, Episode 6
Episode name pun on: The bust sculpture along with the term "in trouble"
Busted title card
Airdate: September 3, 2004
Director: Craig McCracken
See also
"The Trouble With Scribbles"
"Dinner is Swerved"

"Busted" is the fourth episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.


The episode starts with Bloo peacefully waking up in the morning, but, immediately, Mr. Herriman starts bossing him around. This goes on through breakfast and agitates Bloo more and more every time. Finally, Bloo can't take it anymore, and demands to know what this is all about. Mr. Herriman informs Bloo that he has already broken a house rule by not being able to be adopted, so if Bloo breaks anymore rules, he won't be able to live there anymore. This scares Bloo, and he vows to stand still so he won't get into trouble.

But when Mac, Wilt, Coco, and Eduardo ask him what he's doing, they can't understand what he’s saying. Bloo, being frustrated, starts moving all over the place and ranting, so he doesn't see Madame Foster's bust until it shatters on the floor after he bumps into the stand it was resting on.

Well, obviously Bloo just broke a rule and prepares to leave until he thinks that he can break more house rules to cover up the fact that he broke a house rule and will be able to stay. This takes the five of them on a wild ride trying to repair and replace the bust that Bloo busted, which makes many messes that Frankie has to clean up, even though she was already assigned to fix a problem in all the bathrooms.

As a last resort they ask the real Madame Foster to mime her bust. For that, they cover her in flour, making a mess in the kitchen. When Mr. Herriman comes along, she successfully stays still and the plan seems to work. Unfortunately, Mr. Herriman walks by and insults Frankie to the bust, not knowing it's Madame Foster. Madame Foster cannot hold in her anger and sticks her tongue out, blowing a raspberry at Mr. Herriman. He turns around in fury, blaming Bloo, and they let Madame Foster go.


  • Mr. Herriman's prized possession is a bust of Madame Foster.
  • Mr. Herriman owns at least a hundred of Madame Foster busts to replace them when broken.
  • This episode shows every Imaginary Friend in the entire house has their own set of chores and responsibilities. This is later forgotten just to have Frankie do everything.
  • When Madame Foster blows a raspberry at Mr. Herriman after he insults Frankie, his monocle breaks in shock. This is the first time we see both his eyes.