Penny For Your Laughs
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Season 1, Episode 5
Production Information
Air DateDecember 1, 2012
Written byStory by: Julie McNally-Cahill
Tim Cahill
Evan Gore
Heather Lombard Teleplay by: Evan Gore
Heather Lombard
Supervising directorDallas Parker
Directed byJoel Dickie
Episode Guide
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"Hey, Penny Ling. You have a soft heart. And a head to match!"
Pepper Clark

Penny For Your Laughs is the fifth episode of the first season of Littlest Pet Shop.

Overview

After realizing her lack of humor lately, Pepper decides to perform insult comedy. At first, it goes great, but she ends up hurting one of the most sensitive of all the pets. Meanwhile, Blythe befriends the Biskit Twins after she stands up to a bully harassing them.

Summary

Blythe is on her way inside Littlest Pet Shop when she meets the pets and reveals a package for Pepper. An eager Pepper quickly pulls out her new pudding-filled shoes. However, when she tries them on and begins to dance around in them, she sees everyone else would rather play with the box and the ripped-up pieces of newspaper inside. After asking about this and being told that her pudding gags are not very funny anymore, she begins to mope. It is then Blythe suggests she should try a new comedy routine from an alternate source of comedy, then takes off for school after she cleans up the pudding.

After considering her words, Pepper tried to find a comedic inspiration when she notices a slobbery dog coming inside. She comments on it, then mentions the man who brought in the dog, and also Mrs. Twombly's off-key whistling. This is enough to make everyone laugh, except Penny, who finds the comments to be kind of rude. She asks Russell for his opinion, but he claims Pepper would not purposely try to hurt anyone's feelings and it is all in good fun.

At school, it is time for gym class and everyone is playing basketball. That is, except for the Biskit Twins, who would rather just stand around and are terrified of the ball. Vi Tannabruzzo starts to harass and pick on the Biskits for their clumsy playing until an agitated Blythe decides she cannot take watching this anymore. She approaches Vi and tells her off for acting so mean, accidentally insulting her height, which seems to make her leave. The twins, very happy and affectionate, thank Blythe for helping them. She does not seem to mind so much, but when they go on to claim her as their new best friend, she begins to have her concerns.

Meanwhile, at Littlest Pet Shop, Pepper is busy making jokes at everyone's expenses and they all seem to find it amusing still. Penny asks Minka about this, but Minka insists she is just taking it all too seriously, which makes Penny a little upset. She decides to just separate from the others for a while.

At school, Blythe joins Youngmee and Sue, who are discussing Youngmee's complicated lunch. They question her BFF situation with the Biskit Twins, but Blythe just thinks they overreacted to her defending them earlier and is sure they are over it by now. However, that seems to be far from the truth when she is handed a gold laminated note from the twins to attend lunch with them. This frustrates her friends after she decides to go and visit them and becomes very impressed by the large, four-course meal.

Back at Littlest Pet Shop, everyone continues to laugh away at Pepper's jokes, but they slowly become aware of how rude they sound, starting with Russell getting angry and ending with Sunil slumping onto a box sadly. However, Pepper does not want to stop and decides to target the sensitive Penny, thinking she would find it funny since she has not been laughing nearly as much as them. Zoe tries to warn her against this, but she does not listen. Penny hesitates, realizing Pepper may be targeting her now, with Russell even warning Pepper to be gentle with Penny. She assures Russell not to worry since she is a professional and knows exactly what she is doing. Pepper goes on with her joke and laughs, but when she sees everyone else glaring at her, she turns to see just how upset Penny is.

Russell flat-out tells her it is offensive. However, she decides to tell another joke instead and is told she went too far, which she does not understand until she sees Penny crying. As she stands back, everyone tries to comfort Penny, but it is not any use and she runs off for some alone time.

Back at school, as Blythe is preparing to leave, she sees Sue and Youngmee nearby. She does not see why they are upset about lunch with the twins and she claims she only did it to be polite. She makes an attempt to clear things up when a present is suddenly dropped into her hand. She presses the button on the touch screen to see the twins have left her a message. Youngmee and Sue storm off as Brittany and Whittany grab Blythe and take her shopping while they sing about their new friendship. At first, she is uncomfortable, but ends up going along with them, only realizing something is wrong when she laughs evilly.

At the pet shop, everyone keeps up with their attempts to comfort Penny, but to no avail. They look over at Pepper and she criticizes herself for being so rude like that when it was not her intention. After Minka points out that Pepper did not do it on purpose, it is enough to give her a great idea.

At the mall, Blythe and the Biskit Twins are using makeup when the twins reveal they have come up with some special poses for Blythe to practice. They then see a red-haired girl nearby and begin to pick on her, to which Blythe also contributes – until realizing it is Sue.

Back at Littlest Pet Shop, Pepper tries to use comedy to make Penny laugh. However, it does not work and she starts to imagine things in song.

At the mall, the twins begin to insult Sue, but this makes Blythe realize she did mess up in befriending them and she resigns as their friend from this point on, stating they would not have true friends and she only liked the stuff compared to the twins themselves. Being friends with two horrible girls who make fun of others isn't worth it. They then leave Blythe once they get all of their items back and Sue approaches while Blythe apologizes for what happened.  

After leaving, Blythe goes to Littlest Pet Shop and finds everyone in a gloomy mood. Pepper admits what happened and now she does not know how to fix it, and Blythe admits that a similar thing happened to her today and Pepper just has to apologize. Pepper does just this and asks Penny to be her friend again. At first, Penny stays quiet, but then quickly grabs Pepper in a hug before handing her a gift: A pistachio pudding pie. She has Pepper smell it, then shoves it into her face. At first, Pepper is shocked, but then she laughs and everyone else follows.

Songs Featured

Cast

Trivia

Errors

  • After Pepper makes a joke about Zoe's head and the pets laugh, her posture changes in the next shot.
  • When Pepper is trying to cheer Penny Ling up, she juggles Russell, Sunil, and Vinnie. A little later, some of them disappear.
  • As Brittany says, "Yeah! What is wrong with you?" to Blythe, her lips briefly move out of sync.

Quotes

Main article: Penny For Your Laughs/Transcript
Blythe: Maybe you need a new shtick.
Pepper: I already have plenty of sticks. Unfortunately, they're filled with pudding.
"I mean, asking me to try a new shtick is like asking that bulldog to keep the slobber in his mouth."
—Pepper
"Maybe because you breathe as loud as Niagara Falls!"
—Pepper
"You know, Mrs. Twombly's whistling is so bad, the birds have to cover their ears!"
—Pepper
"Hey Minka! You got that faraway look! The farther away you get, the better you look!"
—Pepper

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
What's Next?
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