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Helicopter Dad
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Season 1, Episode 17
Production Information
Air DateFebruary 23, 2013
Written byEvan Gore
Heather Lombard
Supervising directorDallas Parker
Directed byJoel Dickie
Episode Guide
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"I just feel bad. We should spend more time together."
Roger

Helicopter Dad is the seventeenth episode of the first season of Littlest Pet Shop.

Overview

Blythe struggles to handle being with her father all day after he realizes they do not spend enough time together. Meanwhile, Minka tries to befriend a visiting tortoise who refuses to come out of her shell.

Summary

Blythe and Roger pull up to the school, where he is quick to begin unintentionally embarrassing her. She comments on this while students who pass by stop to laugh, then as she gets out he informs her that he wont be home until really late because of a flight. Blythe is understanding but he feels remorseful for this. To make him feel better, she tells him they can just set a date for some personal bonding time.

Inside school, Blythe is preparing for her first class when she happens to smell coffee. After she shuts her locker, she sees her father there, but before he can explain why he is there, her friends show up and think Blythe may be in trouble. Roger explains to Blythe that he got someone to cover the flight for him so he is going to spend the entire day with her. While Blythe is excited to see her father, they are forced to go to the nurses office after he accidentally gets a binder ring stuck in his hand.

After the nurse bandages him up, he flirts slightly while Blythe leaves the office. However, the moment he begins to discuss a rash she has, she grabs him and runs out in a hurry.

Meanwhile, at Littlest Pet Shop, Mrs. Twombly is trying to get a tortoise to come out of her shell. She announces her to the other pets, then warns them she is shy before leaving. Everyone is surprised and excited, but they cannot get the turtle to speak to them.

At the principal's office, Roger has managed to get himself and Blythe into trouble. When lunch rolls by, Blythe runs into Josh and Roger happens to notice her strange behavior and wonders if maybe she is not feeling good. He tries to ask Josh about Blythe, but she flees in a fit of nerves.

At the pet shop, Minka is the only one who has not given up on trying to get Olive to come out of her shell. Russell suggests she just gives up, but Minka refuses and claims that just because Olive hides, it does not mean she does not not want a friend. They find this hard to argue with.

At school, it is now gym class. Blythe is trying to play volleyball, but Roger only gets in the way and begins to speak to the Biskit Twins. He tries to encourage them to play, but they refuse and claim a medical condition is keeping them from playing. The coach then decides to stop Roger from playing anymore, after he breaks a light, injures her once again, and gets tangled in the net. He tries to reason with her, but the next class eventually comes along. He gets up to read a poem he dedicated to a young girl he was dating back then. He manages to severely embarrass Blythe, but before he can even read it, the class ends. At the locker, Blythe reveals her feelings to Sue and mentions the other incidents and he comes by to bring her a special hat for art class.

After school ends, Blythe and Roger walk into the pet shop while Mrs. Twombly smells the dog treats she has gotten recently. She asks them how their day went and while Roger enjoyed it, Blythe was less then thrilled. He then asks Mrs. Twombly how her day went and she explains that her sister was having some health problems and she has to deliver some medicine after work. Blythe offers to fill in for her so Mrs. Twombly can leave sooner.

While initially suspicious, Mrs. Twombly agrees and takes off. Blythe tries to escape her father, but it proves futile when he decides to follow her. They find Minka staring at a tortoise shell, which he comments on being reminded of his bike helmet and he takes a picture. Blythe informs him about Olive's antisocial behavior and he suggests they sing a song together. However, the song is really old and Blythe only sung it when she was little. Roger manages to convince her to sing and dance with him, but when she finds out Josh happened to be watching, she instantly freezes up from the shock.

Minka continues to try to play with Olive, who somehow keeps winning the card games they are playing. Minka criticizes Pepper for the way she speaks about Olive. While Penny Ling tries to make her realize it may be useless, Minka makes an announcement to the others.

In the other room, Blythe and Roger begin to clean up together. At this point, Blythe is simply trying to work, but Roger keeps messing things up and she eventually sits down with Minka and Olive. Minka introduces her and claims that even if Olive acts like she wants to be alone, she is sure that is not true. Blythe reveals her true feelings towards Minka, but when she hears her father coming, she grabs Minka and Olive and runs off to hide. But when she sneezes, he finds her and assumes they are playing hide and seek. Minka convinces her to tell him the truth and Blythe admits she is tired of being with him and wants to be alone. However, because she struggles, she accidentally yells and he sadly leaves.

Later on, Zoe is eating while observing Minka and Olive. Minka asks her to back away since she and Olive are now bonding. Zoe leaves, but not before criticizing the situation. Blythe begins to feel bad for the way she behaved, so she goes to apologize to her father. But when she cannot bring herself to do it, Blythe returns to the front of the shop and a man comes in. He announces he came to pick up Olive, when Roger recognizes the man and comes out. They explain to Blythe that Ken was a flight school friend of his and they begin to laugh about old times.

Russell finds Minka hiding underneath a bowl and he asks her what she is doing. Minka explains she thought she could bond closer with Olive when they go to do things later. He then says she cannot make Olive be her friend and she does not seem to want to be either before walking off. Minka tries to make Olive come from her shell to tell him she is her friend, but when she does nothing, Minka announces that she has finally gave up.

Suddenly, an unknown voice begins to speak and Minka finds that Olive has finally come out of her shell!

Roger and Ken are still going over their old memories and Blythe leaves to go and get Olive – whom she finds being rode on by Minka. When Minka announces how they want to spend all of their time together, this makes Blythe cry and take shelter in one of the playing structures.

She explains why she feels so upset and Roger and Ken walk in to find Olive. Blythe points out where Olive is and remains in the playing structure, so Ken walks over to pick up Olive before leaving. Roger then makes an attempt to get into the pet structure with Blythe, who explains that while she thought she wanted to be alone, she realized how she messed up and feels bad. Roger explains he understands why she got so upset, since he was kind of crowding her, but he only did it because they do not get to spend a lot of time together. Blythe claims once again that she is fine with this and is just happy to see him and spend the time with him that she can.

With that said, Roger tries to get out of the structure, but finds himself stuck. While it may be an annoyance, Blythe is happy and they spend the time singing and dancing as the episode ends.

Songs Featured

Cast

Trivia

  • Minka and the pets portray Scottish characters from Braveheart.

Errors

Coming soon!

Quotes

Main article: Helicopter Dad/Transcript
Minka: Hello, hello, hello, hello! Hi! Hello! Howdy! Hello! Hi! Hello, hello, hello! Hi! Hello! Howdy! Hello! Howdy! Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello! Hi! Hello! Howdy! Hellooo!
Russell: Minka, I think it's time to give up.
Minka: Give up? Give up? I am a monkey, (unsheathes a sword) and monkeys do not give up! Now who's gonna be a monkey with me?
Sunil: (gasps) (thud)
Russell: Well, you're pretty much the only monkey here.
Minka: Fine.
Josh: Uh, excuse me? Sorry to interrupt, but do you sell dog whistles?
Blythe: Uh, dog whistles? I don't think we do.
Josh: 'Kay, thanks anyway. Nice dance, by the way.
Roger: Huh, I guess this tortoise isn't very social. So, what's next?
Roger: What are you doing in here?
Blythe: (sobbing) Being alone.
Roger: Isn't that what you wanted?
Blythe: I-I thought I did. (sniffles) Dad, I'm really sorry I yelled at you and told you to leave me alone.
Roger: It's okay. I guess I was pretty overbearing today. It's just that I feel bad when I'm away so much.
Blythe: And I totally miss you. But we don't have to be together every second to have fun.
Roger: You know what? You're right. Let's get out of here.
Blythe: Okay.

Gallery

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References

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Littlest Pet Shop Episodes, Films, and Animated Shorts
Season 1
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Episode 1
Blythe's Big Adventure Part One
Episode 2
Blythe's Big Adventure Part Two
Episode 3
Bad Hair Day
Episode 4
Gailbreak!
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Episode 5
Penny For Your Laughs
Episode 6
Mean Isn't Your Color
Episode 7
Russell Up Some Fun
Episode 8
Blythe's Crush
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Episode 9
Dumb Dumbwaiter
Episode 10
Eve of Destruction
Episode 11
Books and Covers
Episode 12
So You Skink You Can Dance
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Episode 13
Lights, Camera, Mongoose!
Episode 14
Trading Places
Episode 15
Topped With Buttercream
Episode 16
Sweet (Truck) Ride
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Episode 17
Helicopter Dad
Episode 18
What's in the Batter?
Episode 19
What Did You Say?
Episode 20
Bakers and Fakers
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Episode 21
Terriers and Tiaras
Episode 22
Lotsa Luck
Episode 23
Door-Jammed
Episode 24
Frenemies
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Episode 25
Blythe's Pet Project
Episode 26
Summertime Blues
Season 2
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Episode 1
Missing Blythe
Episode 2
The Nest Hats Craze!
Episode 3
Eight Arms to Hold You
Episode 4
Heart of Parkness
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Episode 5
Pawlm Reading
Episode 6
The Treasure of Henrietta Twombly
Episode 7
What, Meme Worry?
Episode 8
The Big, Feathered Parade
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Episode 9
A Day at the Museum
Episode 10
Alligators and Handbags
Episode 11
Blythe's Big Idea
Episode 12
Commercial Success
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Episode 13
So Interesting
Episode 14
To Paris With Zoe
Episode 15
Super Sunil
Episode 16
Sweet Pepper
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Episode 17
Shanghai Hi-Jinks
Episode 18
Grounded
Episode 19
Inside Job
Episode 20
Plane it on Rio!
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Episode 21
Littlest Bigfoot
Episode 22
Sunil's Sick Day
Episode 23
The Hedgehog In The Plastic Bubble
Episode 24
Standup Stinker
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Episode 25
The Expo Factor - Part 1
Episode 26
The Expo Factor - Part 2
Season 3
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Episode 1
Sleeper
Episode 2
War of the Weirds
Episode 3
Some Assistance Required
Episode 4
Secret Cupet
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Episode 5
Hamster Hoods
Episode 6
Tongue Tied
Episode 7
What's So Scary About
the Jungle? Everything!
Episode 8
Two Pets for Two Pests
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Episode 9
Feud for Thought
Episode 10
Fish Out of Water
Episode 11
If the Shoe Fits
Episode 12
The Very Littlest Pet Shop
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Episode 13
The Secret Recipe
Episode 14
Winter Wonder Wha...?
Episode 15
Snow Stormin'
Episode 16
Back Window
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Episode 17
Room Enough
Episode 18
Why Can't We Be Friends?
Episode 19
Pet Sounds
Episode 20
The Sister Story
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Episode 21
A Night at the Pawza
Episode 22
Proud as a... Peacock?
Episode 23
Sue Syndrome
Episode 24
In the Loop
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Episode 25
It's the Pet Fest! - Part 1
Episode 26
It's the Pet Fest! - Part 2
Season 4
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Episode 1
The Tortoise and the Heir
Episode 2
Pitch Purrfect
Episode 3
Ivan the Terrific
Episode 4
Senior Day
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Episode 5
Littlest Pet Shop of Horrors
Episode 6
Game of Groans
Episode 7
The Tiniest Animal Store
Episode 8
Spendthrifty
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Episode 9
Un-vetted
Episode 10
Pump Up the Panda
Episode 11
Snipmates
Episode 12
Guilt Tripping
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Episode 13
Petnapped!
Episode 14
Steamed
Episode 15
Two Peas in a Podcast
Episode 16
Go Figure!
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Episode 17
A Doggie Biskit
Episode 18
It's a Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy World
Episode 19
Race Team: Buttercream
Episode 20
On the Same Page
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Episode 21
Paint a Picture, It Lasts Longer
Episode 22
Bake it 'Til You Make it
Episode 23
LPS: The Moosical
Episode 24
Seeing Red
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Episode 25
Littlest Pet Street - Part 1
Episode 26
Littlest Pet Street - Part 2
Animated shorts
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Episode 1
Tail-Rave-Ium
Episode 2
The Ladies of LPS
Episode 3
Littlest Pet Peeves
Episode 4
Eau de Pepper
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Episode 5
Where'd the Escargot?
Episode 6
Life of Cake
Episode 7
The Fire Hydrant Song
Episode 8
Naptime's a Ball
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Episode 9
Just Not Into It
Episode 10
Monkey Chase
Episode 11
The Biggity-Big Dog Show
Episode 12
Sour Puss
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Episode 13
So Like Bored
Episode 14
OmmmMG
Episode 15
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