After Wander comes down with a cold, he depends on Sylvia to take on his many duties helping others but also trying to help at the same time.
The episode begins with Sylvia and Wander sleeping in a cave, Sylvia wakes up and becomes surprised because she woke up before Wander does. When he woke up, he looked and acted differently, frazzled, a little red-eyed and dizzy-like, he couldn't play the banjo right nor sing. When Sylvia asked if he was sick, he insisted that he was the farthest thing in the world from being sick. Sylvia didn't agree, offering him some rest so he could feel better instead, saying that she could do everything herself. She asked Wander to stay in the hammock and rest while she got some firewood. At first he was okay with it, but then decided to help her. Suddenly it began to rain, drenching both of them and making Wander a little more sick. Sylvia insisted that he didn't have to do anything and to just ask if he needs anything. Wander then asked for a glass of water. When she went to get it, she saw Wander again doing it himself, so she asked him more firmly to stay, but he didn't. He also tried to help Sylvia start the fire (which he ended up sneezing on it thus extinguishing it) Sylvia tries to explain that sometimes he has to take care of himself first. Wander protests, stating that he's already behind on his morning helping routine, and that if he doesn't help terrible things might happen. Sylvia retorts and and tells him its not the end of the universe which causes wander to come close to freaking out. Sylvia then offers to do the routine for him. Wander is hesitant but Sylvia insists she can do it, stating he's helped her many times, and that it's time her time to help him. She then tells him to tell her the things to do and she'll do them.
Wander tells her all the things he does and Sylvia does the things he asked, giving breakfast to the locals (including plants and animals), scratching Buster behind the ears, turning off Hater's alarm clock ( which results in her being attacked by Captain Tim), giving Black Cube banjo lessons, making Peepers soles bigger, feeding Emperor Awesome's white tigrexes (Wander shows up to put clove on the meat and sneezes, resulting in Sylvia getting attacked). Sylvia then wraps wander in his blanket as he tells her the watch dogs need a referee,mop the floor at the Blorpees (Wander tells her she missed a spot and sneezes). Sylvia duct tapes him to the hammock as he tells her to see if anyone in Okeydokeyia needs help, hit the snooze button again (and she gets attacked again), change Huckleberry Knucklehead's diaper, throw out anything that doesn't have a name in the Watchdogs' fridge, return any lost socks (The sock she finds turns out to be Wander's sock and Wander has followed her, again). She ties him down with rope as he tells her to hit the snooze button one last time. she does but Wander sneezes, waking Tim up. Sylvia chains wander as he tells her the last thing to do: water Lord Dominator's cactus he left for her, but then states that its too dangerous and he'll do it for her.
On Dominator's ship, Sylvia searches for the cactus, grumbling when she hears Wander sneeze loudly.
She finds him shivering and panting, his fur tinted yellow-green with colorful spots on him, his eyes red. Sylvia grabs him and takes him to where the cactus should be, turns out Wander had dreamed about giving her a cactus, he then states they should get her a cactus.
Back at the cave Sylvia has Wander in a box and orders him to rest. At this point, Wander is now green. Sylvia is amazed at how much he does while she's asleep. Wander states she's a heavy sleeper. Sylvia decides to nap just then Wander yells, alerting Sylvia, he worriedly tells her they forgot to visit Miss Myrtle. He tells Sylvia he visits her every week and brings cookies so they can chat. Sylvia tells him it's not the end of the universe, and Wander gets hysterical. Sylvia then tells him she'll see Miss Myrtle if he promises to rest. Wander promises and dozes off. He suddenly wakes up, yelling about how Sylvia forgot the snicker-doodles.
Sylvia arrives on a shell which she thinks strange for an old lady to live, she finds out that Miss Myrtle is an ancient turtle and Sylvia is standing on her shell.
Wander manages to free himself and get an orbble bubble to see Miss Myrtle. when he arrives he finds Sylvia telling Miss Myrtle a joke she got from Dominator. Miss Myrtle then sees Wander who is shocked that the universe is alright.
Miss Myrtle tells him Sylvia told her he was ill, so she understands why he couldn't come, using her powers she restores Wander's color and places him in his hat stating its alright to let others help and that it's not the end of the universe.
Wander and Sylvia laugh, Wander drowsily smiles and says "it never hurts to let someone help." Wander then falls asleep.
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According to Frank Angones's testimony on his tumblr blogs, initial plans for the episode involved the idea that “every time Wander caught a cold, it was a galactic crisis because his antibodies would be so helpful to the illness that it would become unstoppable”. This meant that Sylvia needed to track down the "best medical doctor in the galaxy", who, in a transparent allusion to fellow loopy sci-fi show Doctor Who, would have been voiced by David Tennant and shared many traits and mannerisms with the Doctor (Doctor Who's protagonist).
- Fifth appearance of Huckleberry Knucklehead. ("The Toddler", "The Gift", "The Cartoon", "The Heebie Jeebies")
- Sixth appearance of Captain Tim. ("The Pet", "The Little Guy", "The Eye on the Skull Ship", "The Bad Neighbors", "The Search for Captain Tim")
- Fourth appearance of the Black Cube. ("The Fancy Party", "The Battle Royale", "The Black Cube")
- Second appearance of the Galactic Guru. ("The Epic Quest of Unfathomable Difficulty!!!")
- Sylvia tells Ms. Myrtle the same joke Lord Dominator told her in The Night Out.
- Huckleberry Knucklehead makes another appearance when Sylvia helps him change his diaper.
- Once again, Sylvia goes to the Statue of the Galactic Guru from "The Epic Quest of Unfathomable Difficulty!!!" to find the owner of the missing sock. It turns out that the sock belongs to Wander.
- The refugees from "The Secret Planet" reappears when Sylvia serves food for them.
- Michelle and the other citizens from "The Helper" make their second appearance in this episode.
- Jack McBrayer as Wander
- April Winchell as Sylvia
- Keith Ferguson as Lord Hater
- Tom Kenny as Commander Peepers
- Piotr Michael as Ms. Myrtle
"The Heebie Jeebies"
"The Sky Guy"