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"The Funk"
S1e16a Peepers "Something to remind yourself"
Peepers tries to cheer up Hater
Season: 1
Production code: 116a
Broadcast number: 36
Story by:
Lauren Faust
Craig McCracken
Johanna Stein
Ben Joseph
Tim McKeown
Darrick Bachman
Alex Kirwan
Written by:
Darrick Bachman
Ben Joseph
Storyboards by:
Steve Day
Eddie Trigueros
Directed by:
Eddie Trigueros
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
January 23, 2015
Disney XD US Premiere:
November 25, 2014
International Debut:
December 5, 2014 (Disney XD Brazil)
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Paired with
"The Enemies"
So you're in a bit of a...slump. That's fine, happens to everyone. You just need to do something to remind yourself how fun evil can be!

— Commander Peepers

An invasion to a planet is put on hold when Lord Hater is bored with all the same things they do. Peepers attempts to cheer him up with various methods to get him back to his usual self, unaware that Hater will soon be taught a lesson because of this.

Episode Summary[]

S1e15b Wander "Whoa, you're tiny!" Whoa! You're tiny!


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Commander Peepers and the other Watchdogs invade a planet called Cluckon and Peepers introduces Lord Hater with a huge entrance. However, he does not appear. He does it twice over and Hater is still not there. Peepers then comes inside Hater's room and he is on his bed covered in a blanket. He tells Peepers (he starts mumbling for a few times) that he's not in the feeling for being evil anymore. Commander Peepers commands all the watchdogs to come back into the ship and tell the Cluckon citizens (which are chickens) that they are still almost conquered, which confuses them.

Peepers and the watchdogs do many things to cheer Hater up (blowing up a moon, terrorizing people, awaking demons, etc) but all their attempts fail. Later, Lord Hater tells Peepers that when he first started wanting to be evil when he used to just pick on the "weak and defenseless", but is now tired of his new responsibilities and others things. Peepers soon thinks of an idea that will likely get Hater to be evil again.

He fixes up Hater's old van and brings him at night to these unusual-looking and seemingly dumb aliens called Mooplexians. Hater and Peepers then do many immature pranks on them (spitballs, water bucket trick, loogies, etc). In the morning, Lord Hater feels evil again and shouts out the same introduction Commander Peepers said earlier this episode and has his big ego again.

Just then, the Mooplexians then fly up to the skies and one of them uses their stems to connect it to Lord Haters and Commander Peepers heads. Using telepathic torture, he explains that they actually have high intelligence, possess endless knowledge, and spend their real lives in their minds. They flick Hater and Peepers into the van and go back into their brainless states. Wander and Sylvia arrive on their planet, since Wander seeks their wisdom, but Sylvia is in disbelief in how stupid they seem.

Transcript[]

For a full transcript of The Funk, click here.

Songs[]

End Credits[]

One of the Watchdogs is asking Lord Hater and Commander Peepers if they are alright while knocking on the door to Lord Hater bedroom. In the bedroom it shows Lord Hater and Commander Peepers still in their brainless states yet traumatized about what the aliens did to them.

Gallery[]

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The image gallery for The Funk may be viewed here.

Quotes[]

Cluckon 1: I don't get it.
Watchdog 1: Oh, our leader, Lord Hater was supposed to show up and act all evil and stuff but—
(The Watchdog gets zapped by Peepers.)

Peepers: Sir, you missed your cue. The Cluckons won't surrender without you.
Hater: So? What's the point anyway?
Peepers: What's the point?! Sir, if Cluckon falls, we'll control all of the Zegma System! All of it! Just like we've always dreamed of doing!
Hater: (mumbling) 'm nt flng t nymr.
Peepers: You're peeling apples to the core?
Hater: (mumbling) 'm nt flng t nymr.
Peepers: Stealing pennies from the store?
Hater: (mumbling) 'm nt flng t nymr!
Peepers: Earring fell on the floor?
Hater: I SAID I'M NOT FEELING IT ANYMORE!!! Evil used to be all RAAARRR, YEAH, WOO! Now, it's just all...eh. Know what I mean?

Mooplexian: We tire of the sense of superiority you seem to garner from picking on the physical shells that we happen to inhabit. Perhaps you need to see just how insignificant your so-called "greatness" really is. Little do you know that we have evolved beyond impressive corporeal forms. Our real lives are spent in our minds. We sail the seas of cosmic consciousness, a vast and endless ocean of knowledge, in which you are nothing more than a minuscule molecule drowning in misunderstanding. Now back in your van, sad little man, and never forget how you, Lord Hater, are so not the greatest in all the galaxy. Now be off with you.

Wander: Oh, great and noble Mooplexians, we humble ourselves in the presence of your all-knowing wisdom. (no response)

Sylvia: Seriously? We came all this way to see these guys?
Wander: (gets Sylvia to kneel) Ultimate cosmic knowledge comes in all shapes and sizes. (to the Mooplexians) Forgive her! She knows not what she does.

Sylvia: So how long do we have to stay down here?

Background Information[]

  • "Funk" is defined as a state of severe depression, which fits well with Hater's mood throughout the episode.

Trivia[]

  • Wander and Sylvia are restricted to 30-second cameos at the end of the episode. This is the first episode to completely focus on Lord Hater and Peepers and have Wander be a minor character.
  • This episode gives another name of one of the Watchdogs: Greg.
  • Fourth episode that is from the point of view of someone other than Wander and Sylvia for the majority of the time. ("The Bounty," "The Brainstorm," "The Gift 2: The Giftening").
  • Second time Hater refers to himself as "The Greatest in All the Galaxy." ("The Greatest")
  • Fourth episode where Sylvia appears but her name is not said ("The Bad Guy," "The Ball," "The Gift 2: The Giftening"). This is also the first episode where Wander appears but his name is not said, not counting the song played in "The Nice Guy."
  • Sixth episode where Wander and Lord Hater don't interact with each other. ("The Prisoner," "The Little Guy," "The Bounty," "The Stray," "The Big Job")
  • Fifth time someone says "Hate's great! Best villain!" ("The Greatest," "The Little Guy," "The Brainstorm," "The Date").
  • Second episode where Sylvia is not present until the final scene ("The Picnic").
  • This is the first time Lord Hater actually succeeds in a scheme (when a moon is blown up).

Continuity[]

  • Hater hides himself in the pink blanket the Watchdogs gave him in "The Gift 2: The Giftening".

Errors[]

  • As Peepers talks with Hater after putting on stand-by the invasion, none of the Watchdogs behind them have arms.

Allusions[]

  • KFC - The Cluckons resemble rooster versions of Colonel Sanders, the mascot and founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, the popular fast food chain.
  • Luke 23:34 - Wander references the last words of Jesus Christ at the cross when he says, "Forgive her. She knows not what she does."
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - Lord Hater and Peepers play the same prank that Bloo plays on Mac's mother and Terrance in the episode "Infernal Slumber", by spraying shaving cream into a sleeping person's hand, then tickling their nose, making them cover their face in the cream.

Production Information[]

  • Craig McCracken confirmed this episode and it's basic plot at Comic-Con 2014. [1]
  • This episode will air as part of Disney XD's Pranksgiving programming gimmick, since Hater does a lot of pranks in the episode.
  • This episode was made available to verified Watch Disney XD app users and Disney XD On Demand Users starting November 19, 2014.
  • May 30, 2014 was Race Day at the Disney Television Animation studios and the Wander team raced a remote-controlled model of the van from this episode. Dan Povenmire of Phineas and Ferb tweeted a photo of the model noting that the van talks.[2]

International premieres[]

  • December 5, 2014 (Disney XD Brazil)
  • January 18, 2015 (Disney XD Canada)

Cast[]

References[]

Previous:
"The Helper"
Episodes Next:
"The Enemies"
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Season 1
"The Greatest" | "The Egg" | "The Picnic" | "The Fugitives" | "The Pet" | "The Good Deed" | "The Prisoner" | "The Bad Guy" | "The Troll" | "The Box" | "The Hat" | "The Little Guy" | "The Ball" | "The Bounty" | "The Hero" | "The Nice Guy" | "The Time Bomb" | "The Birthday Boy" | "The Tourist" | "The Day" | "The Night" | "The Lonely Planet" | "The Brainstorm" | "The Toddler" | "The Fancy Party" | "The Epic Quest of Unfathomable Difficulty!!!" | "The Void" | "The Party Animal" | "The Gift 2: The Giftening" | "The Date" | "The Buddies" | "The Liar" | "The Stray" | "The Big Job" | "The Helper" | "The Funk" | "The Enemies" | "The Rider" | "The Gift"
Shorts
"The First Take" | "The Smile" | "The Killjoy" | "The Theme Song" | "The Bathroom Break" | "The Planetary Conqueror" | "The Sharpshooter" | "The Glitch" | "The Caller" | "The Whatever" | "The Big Finish"
Season 2
"The Greater Hater" | "The Big Day" | "The Breakfast" | "The Fremergency Fronfract" | "The Boy Wander" | "The Wanders" | "The Axe" | "The Loose Screw" | "The It" | "The Cool Guy" | "The Catastrophe" | "The Rager" | "The Good Bad Guy" | "The Battle Royale" | "The Matchmaker" | "The New Toy" | "The Black Cube" | "The Eye on the Skull Ship" | "The Secret Planet" | "The Bad Hatter" | "The Hole...Lotta Nuthin'" | "The Show Stopper" | "The Cartoon" | "The Bot" | "The Family Reunion" | "The Rival" | "My Fair Hatey" | "The Legend" | "The Bad Neighbors" | "The Party Poopers" | "The Waste of Time" | "The Hot Shot" | "The Night Out" | "The Search for Captain Tim" | "The Heebie Jeebies" | "The Sick Day" | "The Sky Guy" | "The Robomechabotatron" | "The Flower" | "The End of the Galaxy"
Miscellaneous
"The Pilot" | "2012 San Diego Comic-Con trailer" | "2015 San Diego Comic-Con trailer" | "The Hiatus"
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