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Bye Bye Nerdy
Season 2, Episode 11
Episode name pun on: 'Bye Bye Birdie'
Bye Bye Nerdy title card
Airdate: July 1, 2005
Credits
Director: Craig McCracken
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"Bye Bye Nerdy" is the 11th episode in season 2 of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

Plot


SPOILER: Plot details follow.


After beating Mac's high score in a video game, Bloo goes to rub it in his face at school, but is horrified when he comes to the conclusion that Mac is a nerd. When Mac arrives, Bloo quickly works to make Mac cool, but none of their ideas work. Just as Mac says he doesn't care about being cool, the coolest kid in the school, Jamez Withazee tells him that the fact that he doesn't want to be cool, makes him cool, and invites him to 'The Rock.' Since Mac takes up this offer and is not at Foster's at 3 o' clock, Mr. Herriman is very quick to ensure that Bloo gets adopted, but in the end Bloo makes it to the rock and gets made fun of by all of the kids, which makes Mac stand up for him and realize that being cool isn't everything.


Spoilers end here.


Reception

This episode has been widely hated due to how insulting this episode is to "nerds", the scene were Bloo gets made fun of by every kid has been criticized for being extremely cruel and mean-spirited, the ending were Jamez Withazee gets both Bloo and Mac laugh at by the kids has been highly criticize for being down right mean-spirited and curl, and the worst part, Jamez Withazee and the kids get off scot-free with no consequences whatsoever.

Trivia

  • The episode title is a pun for the Broadway musical, Bye Bye Birdy.
  • The video game that Bloo played is called "Super Mega Blasteroids 9."
  • The line "It's a 106 flocks to Mac, I've got a full bladder, half an idea where I'm going, it's Tuesday, and I'm wearing sunglasses.", said by Bloo and after, Frankie says "Hit it!" is a reference to the 1980 movie, "The Blues Brothers" where Elwood says, "It's a 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.", then Jake says "Hit it!".
  • Mac Breaks the fourth wall but addressing improper lip syncing

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