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One False Movie
Season 3, Episode 11
Episode name pun on: the phrase "one false move"
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Airdate: February 10, 2006
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Director: Craig McCracken
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One False Movie" (episode number 37) is the 11th episode in season 3 of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

Plot


SPOILER: Plot details follow.


Mac is assigned by his teacher to make a home movie for class about his friends at Foster's. Unfortunately he lets Bloo advise him on it, and Bloo edits it into a humorous film with flatulent sound effects. Surprisingly Mac's peers and even the school principal find it funny and advise him to enter an upcoming film festival using a theme of friendship. Mac shows the first film to the other Foster's residents, but Eduardo, who thought the fart noises came from him instead of from the sound effects, feels embarrassed when the other friends laugh at him so he writes a fan letter to a children's television show for advice.

Bloo, Coco, Wilt and Camcordy help Mac to make T-Rexatron Alienwolf III, A Prequel In Time: The Unrelenting. Bloo starts throwing the budget around though, which leads Mac to sell all his collectible toys and steal from Madame Foster in order to keep paying Bloo. Bloo spends the last of the money on a party and leaves the VHS tape of the film near Eduardo. Eduardo has trouble hearing his advice show over the party, so he steals the tape and records over the ending of the film. At the film festival, most of the film has very little to do with the topic of friendship, and Eduardo's show taped over the ending causes Mac to lose the contest.

Back at Fosters, Mac tries to explain to Madame Foster what he did but it's revealed that Madame Foster bought all her things that Mac sold. Mac then puts a coin the piggy bank he once sold stating that he's been punished without an allowance until he's thirty. Outside, Bloo is upset that they lost and states that they couldn't lose. Mac then reveals to Bloo that the movie didn't have an ending, with Bloo explaining that audiences don't care about endings, then the episode ends just as he is talking.---- Spoilers end here.


Trivia

  • Bloo casts Tom Hanks in a minor part in T-Rexatron Alienwolf III, A Prequel In Time: The Unrelenting.
  • Eduardo's favorite TV show is Lauren is Explorin', an obvious spoof of Dora The Explorer.
  • This was the first episode produced in 2006.
  • The director of Lauren is Explorin' is obviously drawn to resemble (and is also voiced by) the creator of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Craig McCracken.
  • Lauren is Explorin' is named after Craig McCracken's wife, Lauren Faust.
  • Lauren is Explorin's creator calls for Lauren in the office when he realises that he has to make the best episode yet. This is an in-joke and compliment to his wife that she has produced the best work on his shows
  • Rexatron Alienwolf III, A Prequel In Time: The Unrelenting spoofs numerous cliches used in movie trailers.
  • While making the film, Bloo is seen shooting a scene referencing the bullet-time effect of The Matrix.
  • Bloo buys a megaphone that was supposedly owned by the famous director of the classic Hollywood era, Cecil B. Demille.
  • The online auction website Schmebay is a spoof of eBay.
  • When Mac shows Bloo's edited version of his class assignment to the other imaginary friends, Mr. Herriman, who is usually big on rules and proper manners, finds the fart noises humorous and laughs at it. A similar thing was done to Herriman in "World Wide Wabbit"; Someone dubbed over a video of Herriman singing the Funny Bunny Song for Madame Foster with fart noises and posted it on the Foster's website.
  • During the scene of Bloo's movie where Wilt and an unnamed alien (presumably an alien-like imaginary friend) dance, the music is a thinly-veiled pastiche of Smash Mouth's "All-Star".
  • This is the only 22 minute episode in the series to have a "The End" card after the episode, as they were only oherwise used in the 11 minute episodes.
  • When Mac puts the movie in to school, he isn't wearing his backpack. After he says "It isn't what it looks like", he has his backpack on. After the camera pans back to him, he isn't wearing it. However, after the teacher gives the tape to the principal, he is wearing it again.
  • During the end credits, Mac and his friends were on the couch watching Lauren is Explorin' with Eduardo when he said "Excuse me", and everyone became grossed out and they wave their hands because of his flatulence.