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Who Let the Dogs In?
Season 1, Episode 11
Episode name pun on: Song Who Let the Dogs Out?
Who Let the Dogs In title card.jpg
Airdate: October 8, 2004
Director: Craig McCracken
See also
Foster's Episodes
"Phone Home"
"Adoptcalypse Now"

"Who Let The Dogs In?" is the eleventh episode in the first season of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.



SPOILER: Plot details follow.

Act 1

The episode starts with the doorbell ringing. As Frankie comes in the Foster's Lobby to get the door, a St. Bernard tackles her and begins licking her. A loving couple gets him off of her. Frankie asks the couple how she can help them. They then tell her that they just found the dog. Eduardo suddenly comes in and starts playing with the dog. The yellow haired man says that Eduardo found a friend. His pink shirted wife then says he should be very happy and asks Frankie if she takes in lost pets. But, Frankie tells them that the house is a home for lost Imaginary Friends, not pets, and says they can't take the dog. Eduardo overhears it. Frankie tells the couple to take him to the animal shelter which is 5 blocks down, but Eduardo carries the dog and shows Frankie that he's so cute. He then says that he needs a good home, tambien (which means too in Spanish), and begs her to let him keep him. After Eduardo sets the St. Bernard down, he tackles Frankie again, and he says he likes her. Frankie agrees that the dog's nice at all, but she tells Ed that Mr. Herriman has a strict No-Dog policy. She gives Eduardo the dog and wipes his saliva off her sweater. Eduardo asks why he has that rule even though doggies are nice. As Frankie attempts to explain why, Mr. Herriman hops downstairs to see who's at the door. He suddenly gets scared when he sees the dog, and holds onto the support beam. Frankie immediately grabs the dog and kicks him and the couple out of the house, much to their awkwardness. Frankie tells Mr. H that the dog is gone. She takes him back upstairs while he nervously says that dogs eat rabbits. Eduardo sadly looks at the dog out the window as the couple takes him away in their car.

In the dining room, Bloo shows Eduardo a device (that he made out of a damaged green soda can with tape and spoons on it) that will propel a machine through time. As he tells him that, he's sadly sliding his spoon in soup. Bloo then shows Eduardo that the wire on the device (called a transmitting techno-sitter) is effused perfectly with the bandage (called a cassadinal thermometer.) He gets excited that he and Mac are gonna have such a blast when he finish his time machine tomorrow. He wants to travel through time with his best buddy and asks Eduardo if he knows what he's talking about. At night, Eduardo walks outside taking out the trash, but then Bloo stops him so he can get something out of the trash bag. He finds a black fork. (He nicknames it as a coob-thorn-assiter) He gets mad at Eduardo for throwing it away, and walks back inside. Suddenly, when Eduardo opens the trash can, he hears whimpering and looks inside, but there's nothing in the trash can, so he puts the trash bag inside. He continues to hear the strange howling sounds. He looks inside another trash can, but it's empty too. Eduardo finally finds a nearby box and uncovers it, revealing a white puppy with brown ears. The puppy gets scared of Eduardo who screams in fear, and he hides back in the box. The puppy then peeks his head out. Eduardo looks at the cute puppy and smiles. He likes the puppy so much he wants to keep him. But, he also needs to keep him out of sight, because of Mr. Herriman's fear of dogs.

Eduardo peeks into the room and finds Bloo, Wilt, and Coco sleeping in bed. Eduardo tip toes in, only to get bitten in the arm by the puppy he found. He says "No, perrito, no" (perrito means puppy in Spanish). El perrito jumps and bites Eduardo's nose. He tip toes pass his friends, to his toy chest, and pulls the puppy off. He puts el perrito down and calls him bad. Eduardo opens the chest and shows el perrito sus beanie buddies. He says that he doesn't share them with anybody, but he'll give the puppy one to chew on, yes? Eduardo shows his puppy Paco, su beanie buddy favorito, (his stuffed bunny) but he can give it to the puppy if he likes. The puppy sniffs Paco and begins chewing on him. Eduardo then tucks him to bed and asks him if he likes the bunnies. The puppy yawns and goes to sleep. Eduardo says "Buenos Noches, perrito" (Meaning "Good night, puppy") and gets to sleep for the night.

In the morning, Eduardo wakes up and says "Buenos Dias, perrito." But when he looks down, he realizes that the puppy is missing! He jumps out of bed and yells out, "AHH! EL PERRITO!" He screams so loud he accidentally wakes up Bloo, Wilt (Who bunks his head on the bed.) and Coco (Who squawks). Ed covers his own mouth, but his friends think he said burrito, so he lies about himself having a nightmare about a burrito... again. He says sorry. Wilt gets up and yawns, so does Bloo who says he's starving. He suggests they should go and have breakfast, because he needs lots of energy to finish constructing his orphernometer before Mac shows up. (orphernometer is one of the nicknames of his time machine) Eduardo looks in the toy chest, under the mattress of his bed, and even behind Coco and Bloo, but no sign of el perrito. He runs out and yells out "Oh, no!". In his room, Mr. Herriman sees something by his step stool. Eduardo runs in and says "I'M SORRY! I'M SORRY! NO HURT EL PERRITO!" Mr. Herriman sees some hair on his bed and yells out "DOG!" Wilt and Coco walk in. Wilt tells Mr. H that he could be wrong of course, but the pile of hair isn't a dog. Mr. Herriman says it is a dog because he recognize a sort of fur anywhere. But Wilt tells him that there are a lot of hairy friends in Foster's. Wilt tells Mr. H that the hair could be anybody's Hair and says that could even be Eduardo's. Eduardo says Si and says it's his hair and tries to show that he's shedding, but nothing happens. Mr. Herriman Wilt and Coco are confused. Eduardo tries to shake his hair off, but it didn't work. He finally rips his hair off and screams in pain. He drops it and says he's shedding. Wilt, Coco and Mr. H all get shocked to see Eduardo naked.

In the dining room again, The Imaginary Friends are having breakfast while Mr. Herriman is still scared of dogs. Frankie asks him to relax because there are tons of hairy friends in the house and says that the fur was from one of them. Herriman says that Frankie is right. Suddenly, the friends feel licking, and Ringo Rango slaps Don Lickles for licking his leg because he has tongues for feet. A yellow furry friend gets licked too, and so do Socket Tubey, Fish, Chief Hoseynose, Belly Bob Norton, Jambalaya, Jackie Khones, Kip and Dip, and finally, Eduardo. Eduardo goes under the table and starts looking for el perrito again. He then finds him licking people's feet, and realizes he's heading towards Mr. Herriman! He runs under the table, causing it to bounce, shocking the other Imaginary Friends. Mr. Herriman gets so scared that he jumps into Frankie's arms. He tells Frankie that there's a dog under the table tasting him. As Frankie tries to tell Herriman that there's nothing under the table, Eduardo pops out and nervously says "Hola" Frankie asks Eduardo if it was him licking under people's feet. Nervous, Ed says Si. Then, he holds up Wilt's foot and says he loves licking feet. He, then starts licking Wilt's foot, much to the other friends' awkwardness. Eduardo says he loves the footy goodness, and continues licking.

Later, Eduardo is seen in the bathroom brushing his tongue, when suddenly he hears an "arf". He goes down the halls and slowly peeks at the puppy doing his business on the floor, and runs off. Eduardo tries to chase after the puppy, but he steps on something, he looks and sees that he stepped on dog poop. Mr. Herriman joins him and asks him what the horrible smell is. He sniffs the air and notices the poop. He wonders if it's what he think it is. Eduardo tries to say it's not, but Mr. H says that it is! Frankie comes over and gets shocked to the poop. Mr. Herriman leaps into Frankie's arms again and tells her that there is a dog in the house. He says it's undeniable proof. As Eduardo continues trying to lie about the poop not coming from a dog, He hears Bloo coming. Bloo is heard thanking Wilt and Coco for helping him. As they walk by, Bloo tells the guys that with their help, he'll get his apdordassiter running by the time Mac comes, but then he yells out "WHOA!" when he Coco and Wilt see the poop Eduardo stepped on. The other imaginary friends come in and all groan in disgust. Frankie asks Ed who pooped rather than a dog, Eduardo lies about himself doing it a third time. Sassyfrass then faints.

Act 2

Eduardo is in the garage cleaning the poop off his boot. In the Foster's Foyer, Mr. Herriman comes out suited holding a broom behind his back. He tells his horrible little monster to come out. He says he won't hurt him. He starts whistling and hears a noise from kitchen and runs towards it, so does Eduardo who yells out "La cocina!". Mr. Herriman slowly opens the kitchen door and finds the trash can tilted and shaking, and gasps. Eduardo comes out from another door and gasps happily. As the trash can continues to rattle, Mr. Herriman says "Ready, Steady Go!" and starts running towards the trash can. Eduardo says "Oh, no!" and runs toward the trash can as well. He uses his horns to send Mr. Herriman flying to the pile of boxes of food. Eduardo notices the puppy wasn't in the trash, Bloo was. He walks out of the trash can with 3 more instruments for his time machine. He says he hit the jackpot, and nicknames a red soda can as "A tys-mac-opacitor," the paper ball as "A jargon frugometer", and a busted cloth hanger as "A lymcid vocationer". He then notices Ed and says hi. Eduardo tells Bloo that he's not el perrito. Bloo walks away with his instruments and says that he most certainly is not a burrito. Eduardo sighs realizing that finding a puppy is harder than he thought and sadly leaves the kitchen.

After that, the puppy comes in the kitchen sniffing for something. He passes the trash can, then goes inside, grabs a bone and carries it out. On his way out of the kitchen, he steps in ketchup and leaves a trail of paw prints. Frankie then pushes Bloo back into the kitchen and says that the stuff he got is trash and demands him to put it back. Bloo does so and says he's just gonna go back in time and get them again. Confused, Frankie says "Excuse me?" Bloo straightens the trash can and nervously says that he said nothing. They both see Mr. Herriman in the pile of boxes. They come to him, and Frankie asks him what on earth happened. Mr. Herriman thinks there's a dog in the trash. Frankie rolls her eyes and tells Mr. H that she had enough of this "Hounds from Hades" business. She tells him that there's no way a dog could get in the house without somebody knowing. Mr. Herriman says "but" twice, but Frankie takes his pinkish purplish mittens, gives them to Bloo and says "No Buts." She tells Mr. H that when she was a kid, she was afraid of ghosts. So she just had to psych myself out of it. She tells Mr. Herriman to do what her parents told her to do. As she says that, she gives Bloo a black spatula a vegetable washing bowl, (He wears it as a hat) and an egg beater. Bloo decides to use them for his time machine. Frankie tells Mr. Herriman if he thinks he sees a dog, he just has to repeat to himself, "There's no such things as dogs." But she just realizes it's not right. Frankie suggests Mr. Herriman should say "A dog can't get in the house." But she realizes that it's not completely true. Frankie figures it out and tells Mr. Herriman to say "A dog is not in the house, presently." over and over. She asks him if he's got it. Mr. Herriman answers "I guess" Frankie happily tells Mr. Herriman that she has enough with the silliness and tells him that he's gotta relax. Bloo agrees and walks away with his instruments. Mr. Herriman agrees that Frankie's right, he unties the License 2 Grill apron, dropping a pillow off his tummy and starts saying "A dog is not in the house presently." Frankie tells him that there's some paperwork for him to sign waiting in his office... and snatches the apron saying it's her favorite apron and exits the kitchen.

Back in his normal dress, Mr. Herriman says the phrase again and says it's quite right. He starts hopping out of the kitchen and into the hallways. He calls himself silly whatever he was thinking. He goes down the halls and says the phrase over and over. Suddenly, he sees the trail of paw prints right in front of him. Hoping it's not a dog, Mr. Herriman follows them downstairs and into his office where he finds the bone covered in ketchup. He hears a chewing sound coming from his office chair, while yelling out, "A DOG IS NOT IN THE HOUSE PRESENTLY!!!" twice. He then screams as he sees Paco's head ripped off. He runs out of his office yelling out "FRANKIE, SAVE ME!!!" After that, the lost puppy is seen chewing on Paco's body. In the hallway, Mr. Herriman runs down and yells out "FRANKIE!! THERE IS A DOG IN THE HOUSE PRESENTLY!!!"

Meanwhile, Eduardo is in a red hallway, still looking for el perrito. He suddenly yells out "OW!" He finally finds el perrito biting his foot. He picks the puppy up and discovers that he ruined Paco. Eduardo tells el perrito not to run away anymore. He tells the puppy if he's gonna keep him, nobody, absolutamente nobody, can see him. and says "Comprende?" The puppy shakes his head no.

Eduardo then slowly opens the door to the room, only to find Wilt, Coco, and Bloo working on the time machine. (The time machine is made out of box with garbage and merchandise) Wilt and Coco spot the puppy. This frightens Eduardo. Not amused, Bloo bends an antenna for his time machine. Wilt picks up the puppy who starts licking him. He calls the puppy so cute. He then shows him to Coco, who starts sniffing him. The puppy barks and Coco starts playing with the him, much to Bloo's annoyance. Eduardo asks Wilt if they're going to tell Herriman. Wilt answers "No way." because then they'd have to get rid of him. Wilt asks Eduardo what the puppy's name is. And in that moment, the puppy bites Wilt's leg, so Eduardo decides to call him "Chewy". (because of that fact that kept biting) Mac then comes into the room and says hey to everybody. All his friends greet him. Bloo is glad that he can get help with his time machine. Mac happily tells the guys that they're not going to believe what he found. Bloo guesses a blop shmoomometer, which would be amazing. Bloo says it's exactly what he need to finish his time machine. But instead, Mac pushes a box with barking sounds in it. The others yell out "PUPPIES!" But Bloo says that he can't use puppies for his time machine. As the puppies pop out of the box, Mac tells the others that someone left them by the gate in front of his house. Eduardo shows Chewy that he now has Hermanos y Hermanas.

Everyone starts playing with the puppies, except for Bloo. Wilt calls one of the puppies a little cutie pie. Eduardo has one of the puppies on his head and says "Que chica Bonita" (Which means "What a pretty little girl"). He then tickles her. Coco puts 4 puppies in her nest and sits with them. Mac asks another one of the puppy who the stinky baby is. Starting to be jealous of the puppies, Bloo drops one of his instruments and gasps! Mac starts laughing while half of the puppies lick him. Bloo with a smile tells Mac that he's almost done with the time machine they were working on. He says that he figured if they both work on it together, he can have it up and running by tonight. Bloo asks Mac if it'll be great. Still laughing, Mac says yeah, but he's kind of busy playing with the puppies. He asks Bloo if he can help him tomorrow, maybe. Bloo yells out "Tomorrow?!". As he tries to say something else, Mac holds up a toilet paper roll and tells the puppy who's trying to bite it that he has to sit. Bloo snatches the roll and yells out "Mac, how could you?!" He tells Mac that he should know better and says that the roll is a very delicate frame-blue-bopitter. He attempts to keep it away from the puppies. Mac whistles and asks one of the puppies if he's ready to play catch, then he throws a tennis ball. The puppies go back and forth catching the ball, much to Bloo's annoyance. Bloo gets back his time machine and starts hammering. The guys start naming the puppies. Eduardo already named the first puppy Chewy, he names the second puppy Juanita and the third puppy Estela. Wilt tells his puppy in the right, that he can be Michael, he tells the puppy in the middle that she can be Magic, and he names the left puppy Kareem. Coco names the right puppy Coco, the middle puppy Coco, and the left puppy Coco. Mac names one puppy Backaroo, and the other puppy Lucy. He kindly lets grumpy Bloo name the 12th and last one. Bloo agrees, but he names the puppy "Stupid". Mac gets shocked. Bloo says hello to Stupid and asks her who's all dumb and useless. Mac drops Stupid and angrily asks Bloo why he's gotta be mean. Bloo says it's because all he ever wanted in life is a time machine so so he could go back in time with his bestest friend in the whole world. Little does he know, that he's letting Stupid chew on his time machine. Bloo tells Mac that all he did was showing up and getting all, "Ooh! Look at all the stupid, ugly puppies. They are all so much better than my awesome imaginary friend and his Super-Cool time machine. I think I'll play with them and ignore Bloo because I hate it." Suddenly, all the other puppies come by and chew on the time machine as well. Bloo yells out "Aah! What are they doing?! What are they doing?!" Mac tells Bloo that they're teething, and that puppies need to chew. He says "Yes, you do." As Bloo tries to stop them, Mr. Herriman calls them through a horn, and tells everyone that he's having an emergency meeting. He tells them to please come to Conference Room at once. Eduardo puts the puppies back into their box. Mac asks Bloo if he's coming. Bloo sadly answers "In a second."

As the others leave the room, Bloo sadly looks at his damaged time machine. He picks up a bowling pin a lamp core and a bandage. He suddenly hears barking coming from the puppy box. He then picks up Stupid and gets mad at her for thinking she can just waltz in the room and steal his buddy. Stupid licks Bloo. He tells her that he doesn't think licking will work on him. He tells her that he got her number. Bloo says that he knows underneath all the fur and slobber, and that Stupid is just a fiendish, manipulative, sinister mastermind of evil. Stupid then yawns as if she's sleepy. Bloo tells the sleepy puppy that she'll rue the day she tangled with Bloo the- blank - with Bloo. Stupid then goes to sleep. Bloo then puts her back in the box with the other puppies, and evil laughs as he pushes the box out of the room with him.

Act 3

At the Conference Room entrance, Boris the Florist walks through the doorway, along with Jackie Khones Socket Tubey and The Tortoise in the Air All The Imaginary Friends take their seats in front of the screen sheet. Frankie is standing next to the slide projector. Mac, Wilt, Eduardo and Coco watch as the lights turn off. Mr. Herriman stands in front of the screen sheet and tells the Friends that some of them may be wondering why he has called the emergency meeting. He then angrily yells out "WELL, I'LL SHALL TELL YOU!" He points to Clambake with his baton. Mr. Herriman says that someone has broke the most important, the most portentous, the most sacred rule of the house. Everyone gets shocked. Mr. H then tells them that someone has attempted to commit a most heinous and contemptuous act. He says that the attempt has been made on his life! Frankie gets confused and attempts to ask Mr. Herriman what on earth he's talking about, only for him to yell out "SILENCE!", Frankie angrily crosses her arms. Mr. Herriman says that someone has let loose hounds to destroy him, much to Frankie's annoyance. Mr. Herriman decides to present exhibit "A". He shows the pile a fur he found in his room.

Suddenly, Eduardo gasps as he sees Bloo sliding the box into the room. Bloo tries to tell Mr. Herriman what he's got in the box, but Eduardo tackles him, causing all the puppies to get out of the box and on the loose. Mr. Herriman orders Eduardo and Bloo to sit down immediately. Bloo sits down next to Mac with an evil grin. Eduardo also gets back in his seat, and tries to whisper to the others about the puppies. Mr. Herriman asks Eduardo if there's something he would like to share with the others. But Ed answers No, and says he has nothing to share about how there are absolutamente no puppies loose in the room. Mac, Wilt, and Coco all gasp when they hear this. So, Mr. Herriman decides to present exhibit "B." He says he found the sinister trail of blood on the floor. As he continues, Mac asks Eduardo how the puppies got loose. He hears Bloo saying, "Oopsie" and scolds him. Mr. Herriman then says that the trail of paw-prints led him to exhibit "C." The sheet shows the bone. Mr. Herriman thinks it's the remains of some unnamed victim. As he says it, one of the puppies sniffs his left foot. Clambake tries to tell Mr. Herriman that, but Mr. H silences him and continues. The puppy is about bite his foot, but Wilt grabs his tail and pulls him to keep him away from Mr. Herriman, much to the others' relieve.

Next, Mr. Herriman has been up to exhibit "D". The sheet shows Paco's head ripped off his body and a dog silhouette which looks like he's about to bite. The gang gasps as they see another puppy yawning on Boris' back in front of the slide projector light. As Mr. Herriman is about to explain, he sees the shadow and screams with fear. the shadow disappears and replaced with a hand shaped shadow. Mr. Herriman looks and Mac standing and trying to pretend he's making shadow puppets. He chuckles nervously. Grumpy Herriman then tells Mac that he supposes he thinks he's very funny, and orders him to take his seat immediately. Holding the puppy behind his back, Mac goes back to his seat. As Mr. Herriman points to Paco's head, he turns around revealing 2 puppies biting his cape. He hears a chomp, and sees Coco holding his cape in her beak. He frees his cape with his baton and tells Coco that he has just about enough of the nonsense. At that moment, a puppy appears on his head. Coco screams, but the puppy disappears. Mac appears next to Mr. Herriman wearing his hat while holding the puppy behind his back. Mr. Herriman snatches his hat back and yells out "MASTER MAC!" Another puppy appears sitting on his back. Coco grabs her with her leg. Mr. Herriman turns to her and yells out "MISS COCO!" Mac sees Wilt waving. He throws the puppy up in the air and into Wilt's hand. Mr. Herriman yells out "WHY, I NEVER!" Mac spots another puppy biting his baton and grabs it, and hides the puppy. Coco throws her puppy up the air and into Wilt's hand too. Mr. H grabs his baton back and says "WHAT ON EARTH?!" Another puppy appears biting his finger. Mac grabs him while Coco kicks Mr. Herriman so he can't see. Mac throws the puppy. Another puppy appears behind Mr. Herriman. Mac grabs her, and Mr. Herriman gets confused. Mac tosses the puppy into Coco's mouth. Mr. Herriman goes "WHAT?!" Coco tries to hide the puppy in her mouth, but she accidentally swallows her. Mac Wilt and Eduardo scream in horror. Mr. Herriman asks Mac and Coco what's wrong with both of them and orders them to sit. They do so. Coco then lays a plastic egg. Eduardo opens it revealing the last puppy.

Eduardo counts in Spanish to make sure that they collected all 12 puppies. He counts Siete, Ocho, Nueve, Diez, but stops at Once. He realizes there's one puppy missing! Madame Foster then appears outside and says "LOOK!" She says that she found the 12th puppy. Eduardo yells out "MADAME FOSTER, NO!" He tries to stop her, but he accidentally drops the box letting all the puppies run on the loose again! The others yell out "NO, NO!" as the puppies head towards Mr. Herriman, who holds up Paco's body. Just as he's about explain exhibit "E" he sees the puppies running towards him. Mr. Herriman screams and falls on the floor as the puppies jump onto him one by one. They then start licking him. As Mr. Herriman begins to be ticklish, all the imaginary friends gather around him and watch. Outside the house, it's night time.

At the next morning, Eduardo is inside the Foster's foyer holding su perrito, Chewy. He says sorry to him. His friends come over and sadly look at Chewy. Frankie then walks in, dragging scared Herriman, who begs her not to leave him. But as the door bell rings again, Frankie frees herself and asks Mr. Herriman to relax again and that the puppies will be gone in about 10 minutes. Mr. Herriman then hides behind the doorway as Frankie walks to the door and tells him that he'll never see them again. She grabs the knob and notices that the friends are gonna miss the puppies. She opens the door and a dog catcher walks in and asks her if someone called about strays. Frankie sadly answers yeah and says it's them. She walks to Ed and says sorry to him. Chewy opens his eyes and snuggles with Eduardo. Eduardo gasps as Frankie takes Chewy away and sadly watches as she puts him in the dog catcher's box. He covers his eyes, sad that he'll never see him again. Frankie gives the box back to the dog catcher. Everyone will miss the puppies, except for Bloo. Bloo tells the guys that it's too bad for the puppies.

Spoilers end here.


  • Wilt names his puppies Michael, Magic, and Kareem. These are references to famous NBA all-stars such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
  • Bloo agrees with Frankie telling Mr. Herriman to relax, saying “Frankie Says Relax!”. This is a reference to the song “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, more specifically the popular phrase “Frankie Says Relax” that is commonly associated with the song itself.
  • This episode's title is a reference to Baha Men's hit song, "Who Let the Dogs Out?".
  • In the Swedish dub of this episode, they changed Eduardo's replaced word of "burrito" into "bicycle" instead.
  • This is the first episode where Mr. Herriman actually calls Frankie by her biological name instead of "Miss Frances".
  • When Eduardo is showing Chewy his toys, a toy star can be seen that is shaped similarly to the Starman power up from the Super Mario series.
  • This episode reveals that Mr. Herriman has cynophobia (fear of dogs).
  • This is the 13th episode and the last made for Season 1, according to the production code.
  • This is the first official update of Frankie without strings hanging over her ears.