The Sweet Stench of Success
Season 2, Episode 10
Episode name pun on: "Sweet Smell of Success" movie
The Sweet Stench of Success title card
Airdate: May 27, 2005
Director: Craig McCracken
See also
"Beat with a Schtick"
"Bye Bye Nerdy"

"The Sweet Stench of Success" is the 10th episode in Season 2 of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Here, Bloo finally gets the opportunity to become a celebrity star who is beloved by all, only to realize that celebrities don't have it easy.


In the episode, Bloo sees that Eduardo is on TV, and becomes jealous. Bloo goes to the news office and pretends to be a sick friend up for adoption. After returning home, Frankie and the others are mad at Bloo for faking that he lived in the cold streets. The doorbell rings, and Bloo goes to answer, where Kip Snip, a Hollywood agent, awaits to give him the offer to be a star attraction. Bloo goes with Kip in his limo, and becomes a star after advertising for various Deo-brand Deodorant commercials and advertisements.

After hours of work, Bloo sets off to go home, when Kip stops him to explain that actors don't get to go home. Kip makes Bloo sleep in a cage, refuses to feed Bloo any food, and Bloo cannot contact Mac. Bloo tells Kip the next morning that he quits, and Kip explains (in a mean way) that the contract Bloo signed wasn't an acting contract: it was adoption forms, so Kip is now Bloo's guardian. Bloo organizes the Deo Variety Hour to showcase propaganda against Kip.

Mac thinks Bloo does not want him anymore, until one day, Bloo sends a secret message in morse code across TV, saying "Help me! Help me! Help me, Mac!" Mac, Wilt, Ed, and Coco then set out to the TV station and rescue Bloo from Kip. Bloo sings a song about how he might be enslaved for the rest of his life when Mac and company arrive to save him. At the end of the song, Kip kidnaps Bloo again and (in a mean way) tells him he owns him forever. But when all hope for freedom seems to have faded, Bloo, fed up with Kip's shallowness, smacks him hard in the face before reuniting with Mac and getting Kip to confess that Deo-brand deodorant doesn't actually make you smell any better--in fact, it actually makes you smell worse! The police then arrest Kip for false advertising, although they didn't show it on screen, he is also in prison for treating Bloo like a slave. Bloo happily returns to Foster's.

The episode ends with Eduardo singing about potatoes.


  • One of the flashbacks Mac and Bloo have is of Bloo pouncing on Mac in House of Bloo's (after Mac tells Bloo he can stay at Foster's).
  • Kip Snip says he's a Hollywood producer, but the Hollywood sign in the background at the studio reads "Hokeywood."
  • Ed's line "This spud's for you", at the end of the episode finishing his song about potatoes, is likely a parody of Budweiser Beer's classic tagline "This Bud's for you".
  • Madame Foster and Mr. Herriman are absent in this episode.
  • Fridays Friends Is A reference to real life new's segment Wednesday's Child.