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"The Hole...Lotta Nuthin'"
Wander bored while keeping the black hole plugged
Season: 2
Production code: 212a
Broadcast number: TBA
Written by:
Todd Casey
Storyboards by:
Eddie Trigueros
Directed by:
Eddie Trigueros
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
Disney XD US Premiere:
February 1, 2016
International Debut:

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Paired with
"The Show Stopper"

When Wander uses his finger to plug up a black hole, he trusts Sylvia to keep it plugged until she returns with something to seal it. But doing so causes a lot of trouble for him, from getting hungry, tired and having to put up with Hater's insults.

Episode Summary[]

The episode opens to Wander and Sylvia being pulled by a small black hole. Sylvia yells that this black hole's going to suck up the galaxy unless they plug it. Wander reassures her that they'll be able to plug it, then gets sucked into it. Fortunately, the black hole is too small for Wander to fit in, and he seals it by sticking his finger into it. They feel victorious...then quickly get bored. Wander pulls a cork out of his hat and sticks it into the black hole, but it gets sucked in. He tries several tools, until he finally gets his finger sucked in again. Wander is upset that he'll be standing there forever. Sylvia tells him that she'll find a permanent plug for him, then leaves to do so.

Wander tries to convince himself that there's tons of fun stuff for him to do, but fails. He wants to sit down, but can't. He pulls over a nearby rock to sit on with his foot, breaking his foot in the process. Wander begins to fall asleep, pulls his finger away, and gets his head sucked into the hole. He gets out, and plugs the hole up again, his shoes suddenly untied.

Wander's stomach starts to growl. He looks around, and sees that the only thing to eat is an apple on a nearby asteroid. He throws a rock at the asteroid, but it floats away when it enters space. He starts reaching for it in a crazed state, and his finger slips, making the black hole suck on the apple. Wander decides to use this, but the black hole pulls the entire tree into itself. Wander feels disappointed, but then notices another apple just out of arm's reach. When Wander tries to grab it, it rolls away...and hits Hater.

Hater takes a bite out of the apple. Hater taunts Wander, but he is overjoyed that Hater is there with him. He explains why he's there, and asks Hater's help against boredom. Hater takes this chance to drive Wander crazy. He does an insulting imitation of Wander, then bites the apple. He realizes that Wander is hungry, and eats the whole thing. Wander suggest that Hater use his lightning magic to seal the black hole, but Hater tauntingly reminds Wander that he said he was bored, so what's the rush? "Let's have some fun...friend."

Hater insultingly mimics Wander some more with his bad imitation of "When you wander over yonder." Wander finally gets fed up with Hater's idea of fun, but Hater just keeps ribbing him. When Wander starts rubbing his temples, Hater seems to have a change of heart. he pretends to call Sylvia, then pretends that Sylvia says that she's not coming back and never liked him. Hater taunts a heartbroken Wander until he starts whimpering. Hater fakes that he realizes what he's been doing wrong, and he needs a hug (sitting far away from Wander).

Hater stops the act, and teases Wander about how he can't wander anymore. He teases Wander about how he can't live by his "never hurts to help" idea. Wander is crestfallen, realizing that Hater is right. Then, he realizes what Hater is telling him and snaps out of it, seeing that he's been selfishly thinking about his boredom when he's saving the galaxy. Hater gets thanked for motivating & reminding Wander that it never hurts to help. Hater goes crazy, refusing to give Wander the satisfaction of something positive about this situation pushes him over & unplugging the black hole. Hater gets his finger sucked in. Wander thanks Hater for taking up the helm with a hug, before providing him company "forever and ever and ever and ever...."

Later, on the Skullship, Commander Peepers guilts Hater by reminding him that he could've simply left Wander to his doomed eternal fate (considering he can't do anything else), while a Watchdog works on Hater's new prosthetics. Sylvia arrives on the planet with several items to plug the hole with. Then Wander shows her Hater's dismembered arm, with it's finger in the hole.


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Memorable Quotes[]

Hater: Sorry, sorry. Let me see what I can do. (makes a phone with his hand) It's ringing. Hellooo Sylvia. Yes, this is Lord Hater. Yeah, I know, funny hearing from me.

Wander: Is she okay? Has she found something to plug up the hole?

Hater: Yeah, so I'm here trying to help Wander and I was wondering if you-- mm-hmm. Yeah-- (Laughs) oh grob, yeah! TELL me about it. What? Oh, sure. Uh-huh. All right. I'll tell him. YOU TOO, YOU *Indistinct* Mm-Hmm. Bye. (hangs up) (to Wander) She says you have a dumb face and she doesn't like you and she's never liked and she's never coming back because your face is so dumb.


  • There were unused scenarios that would have taken place between the showing of the title and Wander wanting to sit down, but were cut out for time:
    • Wander making noises and saying "black hole" a few times (also shown in the second season Comic-Con trailer)
    • Wander naming the planets from the current galaxy, the planets from the other galaxies and the folks he met in alphabetical order
    • Wander attempting to play his banjo one-handed
    • Wander trying to make friends and swap origin stories with a bug, whom he names "Crawley"
    • Wander getting cramps in his arms and left leg
  • The Watchdog Scientist makes his second appearance in this episode ("The Big Job").
  • This is the third time part of the episode title appears, with a the other part appearing seconds later ("The Epic Quest of Unfathomable Difficulty!!!", "The Gift 2: The Giftening").
  • When Lord Hater teases Wander at one point, he repeatedly says "Mustard or Mayo?" while holding two sandwiches in the same manner as Wander did in "The Picnic".
  • This is the second time Lord Hater mockingly sings "If You Wander Over Yonder" (The Good Bad Guy).
  • This is the fourth time the phrase "Never hurts to help" is said out loud ("The Nice Guy, "The Wanders", "The Good Bad Guy").
    • Said phrase was proven to be useful in this episode as it causes Wander to snap out of his funk and cheer up.
  • Commander Peepers was limited to cameos in this episode.
  • Lord Hater hates apples.
  • As of this episode, Hater's arm is removed and replaced by a robotic lookalike and his real arm is now plugging the black hole.
  • This episode reveals Wander hates being helpless and becomes crestfallen if there's no one to help him, as revealed in "The Wanders".
  • Hater partially mentions the episode's title when he says, "You're just a hole lotta nuthin'".
  • Wander is finally annoyed by a villain or antagonist's insults about him, when he managed to ignore them in "The Troll".



  • At the end of the episode a medical Watchdog tests the reflexes of the mechanical hand Lord Hater now wears and closes the access panel in the same manner as the medical droid did for Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
  • The face Hater makes upon learning how helpless Wander is is remarkably similar to the Grinch's "Wonderfully Awful Idea" from Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • Wander singing "forever and ever and ever" is similar to when Kiki does the same thing at the end of "The Island Girls" sketches on All That.
  • It's a Wonderful Life - Lord Hater telling Wander "This is a very interesting situation. One doesn't get in a situation like this everyday." paraphrases George Bailey's reaction to encountering Mary hiding naked behind the hydrangea bushes.

Production Information[]

Background Information[]




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Episodes Next:
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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"
"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"
"The Pilot" | "2012 San Diego Comic-Con trailer" | "2015 San Diego Comic-Con trailer" | "The Hiatus"