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"The Matchmaker"
S2e9a Sylvia stops Wander again
Sylvia halting Wander's letter delivery with an excuse.
Season: 2
Production code: 209a
Broadcast number: 54
Storyboards by:
Howie Perry
Directed by:
Eddie Trigueros
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
Disney XD US Premiere:
November 9, 2015
International Debut:
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Paired with
"The New Toy"
Wander, why would you want to get those two terrible terrors together?

— Sylvia

When Wander finds a love letter to Lord Dominator which doesn't state who it's from, he assumes it's written by Lord Hater and makes it his mission to deliver it to her. But Sylvia is worried for what will happen and keeps distracting Wander with various tasks, one after the other.

Episode Summary[]

In the garbage compactor of Lord Hater's ship, Sylvia desperately tries to stop the walls from squishing them, while Wander finds a note to Lord Dominator that he assumes is from Hater. As the walls continue closing in, Sylvia calls out to Wander to do something. After typing a code into a keypad, the two manage to escape the garbage compactor.

Now outside of Lord Hater's ship, Wander sees the letter as an opportunity to prove Lord Hater's love for Lord Dominator, but Sylvia denies this, knowing that pairing two evil overlords in a romantic relationship could lead to chaos. Despite this, Wander vows to stop at nothing to send the letter to Lord Dominator. As Wander splits from Sylvia to deliver it, she asks herself how she could stop Wander from his "crazy plan". Right on time, a train going at breakneck speeds whooshes by her, and she grabs on. The title of the episode temporarily changes to "The Crazier Plan". Wander, hearing Sylvia's "cries for help", he runs after the train. The train stops at the station and Wander goes off to deliver the letter. Sylvia quickly goes after him, but hides when she sees Lord Dominator's bots scanning the area. Convinced that Wander will out himself to the bots just to deliver it, she drags Wander into a restaurant and the title becomes "The Lunch Break". Sylvia begins to nap after the massive meal and Wander runs off yet again. The title changes many times throughout the episode. Suddenly, a weak-looking villain named Something the So and So stops Wander. He meekly tells them of his plan to conquer the galaxy, stumbling over his words many times. Wander quickly asks him if this is really what he wants to do, and he awkwardly apologizes and walks away. Sylvia grabs a bunch of brochures and shows him all the tourist attractions, but they've already went to most of them. Then, a brochure for Ye Olde Timey Candlestick Makers pops up, and Wander is fascinated. However, he says they'll do it after he delivers the letter. Sylvia frantically tries to delay him with people in need like a lost baby or a box, which relates to previous episodes like "The Toddler" and "The Box". Wander is beginning to think that Sylvia wants to stop him, and she responds by lying about how she would never do so. She backs into the Dominator bot, and as a last resort snatches the letter from Wander.

They go into an interdimensional door. Sylvia is chased across several strange dimensions, the title changing each time they go into a new one. They crash out of the door and Wander reclaims the letter. Sylvia dejectedly tells him wants what's best for him, because they are friends. He then asks her if she trusts him. Sighing, Sylvia responds that she'll follow him in any choice he makes. They go together, and the title becomes "The Matchmakers". They start to go up to the bots, but Wander stops Sylvia halfway. He sneaks behind them and casually puts the letter in the mailbox. Sylvia collapses.

We flash to Lord Dominator's ship for an epilogue, where she tears open the letter, which is dirty, crumpled, and looks like it was written by a child. She reads it, and it just asks her whether she likes him, with a checkbox for yes and no. She confusedly asks who it's from.


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Memorable Quotes[]

Background Information[]

  • Wander breaks the fourth wall when he suggests spending 11 minutes on a fight with Something the So-and-So. A normal episode usually lasts 11 minutes.


  • This episode uses many title cards. ("The Nap," "The Lunch Break," "The Overpriced Lunch" "The Crazier Plan," "The Surprise Villain," "The Funnest Thing Ever," "The Status Quo," "The Topsy Turvy," "The CaveMen," "Esahc Esrever Eht," "The Epic Quest," "The Toddler," "The Box," "The Nice Guy," "The Invisibles," "The Little Guys," "The Last Resort," "The Dark Ages," "The Babies," "The Kaiju, (Kaiju means Monster)" "The 8-Bit," "The Old Folks," "The Nega Dopplegangers," "The Mechs," "The Oldsy Timesy," "The Missing Scene," "The ???," "The Swap," "The Wrong Characters," "The Wacky Misunderstanding," "The Matchmakers," "The End," "The Epilogue," and occasionally a repeat of "The Matchmaker")
    • In these these title cards, several refer to previous episode: "The Epic Quest" (of Unfathomable Difficulty!!!), "The Toddler", "The Box" and "The Nice Guy".
  • This is the second episode where an episode's title appears more than once ("The Liar").
  • This is the first episode to have live-action elements (in this case, Wander (Jack McBrayer with the hat still on) chases Sylvia (April Winchell) with the letter during "The ???" scene).
  • This is also the first time that different styles are used.
  • This is another episode where the title finishes a sentence.
  • Foreshadowing: Wander looking at a map at the space coaster station gives the hint he wants to put the letter in the mail, instead of giving it to Dominator in person.
  • This is the second time Wander is annoyed with Sylvia ("The Toddler").
  • The title appeared 42 times throughout this episode.
  • This is the second time Peepers appears in an episode but doesn't speak. ("The Void")
  • The diversions Sylvia comes up with, and how Wander avoids them, in order, are as follows:
    • Gets lost on a runaway train; it stops at the space coaster station, which Wander uses to his advantage.
    • Grab a bite at a snack shack; she falls asleep while Wander does not, so he decides to deliver alone.
    • Sets up a fight with Something the So and So; he politely declines it and reminds him of something else to do with his life.
    • Suggests something from brochures; he immediately comes up with conclusions to every one.
    • Shows various other problems; he immediately solves them in anger.
    • Takes the letter away, leading to a high speed chase where he wins.



  • When Sylvia is attempting to distract Wander by showing him the brochures, Wander dismissed one as saying, "It will just turn out to be Old Man Jenkins," a common theme in Scooby-Doo episodes. Another is dismissed with similarities to items in Raiders of the Lost Ark like the giant boulder.
  • Star Wars IV - A New Hope - The scene where Wander and Sylvia are stuck in the trash compactor mirrors the exact scene when Luke, Leia and Han Solo are stuck in the trash compactor in the movie.


Production Information[]

  • This episode's title was originally revealed on Zap2it.

International Premieres[]

  • February 16, 2016 (Disney XD Turkey)



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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"