|The Little Peas|
|Episode name pun on: The episode "The Big Cheese" from season 4, which this episode is a retelling of.|
|Airdate:||November 22, 2007|
"Better Off Ed"
"Let Your Hare Down"
"The Little Peas" is the twelfth episode in season 5 of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. The episode aired on November 22, 2007.
SPOILER: Plot details follow.
This episode is directly connected with the same events in "The Big Cheese" through the eyes of a pint-sized imaginary friend named Peas, detailing how he helped Frankie turn a negative into a positive.
The episode starts with Frankie telling the whole house about the upcoming news report when Cheese shows up. Meanwhile, Peas, a green imaginary friend wearing a thimble, show a positive attitude about the situation and sets off to work. However, Peas sees that Cheese is still inside the house so he tries to warn Frankie. He finds Frankie carrying laundry at the entrance when Mr. Herriman calls every imaginary friend outside to test out the new security system. Frankie drops the clothes basket with Peas in and goes outside. Mr. Herriman locks the door, and Peas is the only imaginary friend still inside. He tries and tries to open the front doors so everyone can get back in, but he ultimately fails. But, while he fails to open the front doors, when he gets outside, he convinces Frankie to turn the broadcast around and use it to ask for charity. They then use the charity money to fix up Foster's and get a new security system, which Cheese immediately bypasses.
Spoilers end here.
- The episode was produced and aired during the 2007-08 Writer's Guild of America strike, which explains why most of it is recycled footage from "The Big Cheese".
- This is the last episode that premiered in 2007.
- This is Cheese's last major role in the series.
- The episode's title card was never shown in the U.S. or prints of it on Hulu, it is shown on HBO Max however.
- In this episode, Peas can't be heard by anyone unless he speaks in their ear or uses a megaphone. But in "The Bloo Superdude and the Great Creator of Everything's Awesome Ceremony of Fun That He's Not Invited To", he can be heard very clearly when Bloo almost steps on him.
- This is Erin Peterson's return and also her final appearance, which is actually a flashback episode of "The Big Cheese". Luckily, Tabby (along with Brock Bachman) had not made a further appearance after "Bloo's the Boss", as not being well-regarded as Erin.
- This episode has some mistakes/goofs compared to the original version of "The Big Cheese:"
- In the original version, when Frankie gave Mac the same bucket, it was gray. But in this episode, the bucket is purple.
- When Peas was about to go outside after hearing Mr. Herriman's order, the sounds of the buttons of the security system can be heard when Herriman tries to unlock the door, but when he put in the wrong password, this activates the alarm of the security system and Frankie says calmly to Mr. Herriman that the door is still locked. In "The Big Cheese," when Mr. Herriman put in the wrong password, this doesn't activate the alarm, and Frankie never talked calmly when she said that the door was locked, she talked with an upset behavior and angry attitude, adding that in the original episode, Mr. Herriman tried a second time to unlock the security system, while in "The Little Peas," was only heard one try.
- When everyone was imitating Cheese to get the password and he forced them to throw rocks to the mansion, the residents were throwing rocks for at least several minutes. While in the original episode, the residents only throw one rock for a person, making that this event only took roughly one minute or even less.
- When Peas was about to open the door with the rock, he fell from the upper part of the door by Frankie's angry slam to the door because Cheese spoiled the password in the last second, but the alarm wasn't activated. In the original episode, when Cheese ruined the chance to open the door, this activated the alarm.
- When Wilt sees the house destroyed and messy, in "The Big Cheese," the flag was not on the top of the mansion because it was broken off by Cheese, but in this episode, the flag is on the top of the mansion.