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The Hedgehog in the Plastic Bubble
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Season 2, Episode 23
Production Information
Air DateMarch 29, 2014
Written byAdam Beechen
Supervising directorDallas Parker
Directed byJoel Dickie
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Sunil's Sick DayStandup Stinker
"Russell's losing his quills. Blythe's locked herself in her room with some mysterious illness. It's all too horrible for words!"
Zoe Trent

The Hedgehog in the Plastic Bubble is the twenty-third episode of the second season of Littlest Pet Shop and the forty-ninth episode overall.

Overview

Blythe and Russell find themselves in isolation due to real, but mostly imagined circumstances.

Summary

Blythe is busy putting on her shirt while talking to Youngmee about the Fergus & Annabelle book. Foreshadowing the lunacy ahead, Youngmee states that a simple read of the book may make Blythe feel like she is "in the story". Youngmee then emails Blythe the Prince Kissies theme song for immediate download. As it plays, both girls begin squealing with Blythe repeatedly jumping on the bed and Youngmee going in over a dozen circles in giddy abandon. After listening to the download, she realizes she has three red blotches on her head. She searches it up on the Internet, only to find out it is called "Geri-Beri."

Meanwhile, at the day camp, Russell is wearing a mask, asking if he is close. The other pets giggle when Zoe and Minka suddenly come in, alarmed about Blythe's Geri-Beri. Zoe expresses herself by "dancing". The pets giggle some more (not about the Geri-Beri, about Russell), but Russell suddenly bumps into Penny Ling, making her get stuck by a quill. Minka pulls it out and adds it to her collection.

Roger checks up on Blythe who convinces him she is sick. Her dad heads to the airport. Meanwhile the other pets let Russell know that his quills have been coming loose frequently and have resulted in several injuries. To prevent future harm, Russell paints himself red stating that the color will make his friends know to stay away. This does not prevent a curious Zoe from getting stuck by one of Russell's quills when he accidentally backs into her. After whimpering away a short distance, Zoe lets him know she has problems seeing red. Minka removes the quill from Zoe and the dog goes into another spell of dancing.

Blythe decides to download the captivating romance novel and dives in while Russell isolates himself in a Babel of Tupperware outside the pet center to keep his friends safe. Once again this plan goes awry when Sunil tries to enter the plastic fortress by removing a box, thus sending the rest crashing down on him and Russell. Russell's next idea, covering himself in bubble wrap keeps his friends safe, but also restricts him from moving freely and joining his friends for a fresh lunch. Unwrapping himself Russell resolves to leave the pet shop. The other pets panic and take the dumbwaiter up to Blythe's room.

Once there, they find they cannot enter as Blythe weighed down the shaft door with a paperweight. Worse still, reading the novel has made Blythe delusional (or "Demetrius" as Vinnie calls it, based on a personal experience). Blythe refuses to remove the weight and open the shaft door, thinking she is Annabelle and her friends to be Fergus or Stevius or a gloombot (a lackey for the villain in the romance novel). Next, the pets travel to the roof and lower Vinnie along the wall to enter through Blythe's apartment window. Blythe shuts him out, thinking him to be Annabelle's boyfriend Fergus. She continues to fantasize as Annabelle and stops her friends entering through the air duct by blasting the song she downloaded earlier, forcing the pets to retreat and to Vinnie's chagrin, come into point-blank range of Pepper's skunk spray. Blythe subsequently delivers an aside as Annabelle, contemplating a future of loneliness until she hungers for the taste of noodles given a strong Ramen aroma. She exits the room and finds the pets had cooked Ramen noodles to lure her out. Her vampire delusion fades and admits she got carried away just as Youngmee had hinted. The pets tell Blythe that Russell is planning to leave the pet shop. She is at a loss though, fearing her Geri-Beri is contagious until Roger comes home. He deduces that the spots on Blythe's forehead are acne and that the Geri-Beri symptoms are really side-effects from staring at a computer for too long.

This brings Blythe to conclude that Russell's ordeal has mirrored her own and does some research. Blythe enters the day camp and stops Russell, bindle in paw, from leaving and tells him he is going through quilling, a process that occurs a couple of times during a hedgehog's life where a hedgehog loses its quills without intending to. Blythe and the pets celebrate playing in the bubble wrap Russell had brought out earlier.

Cast

Trivia

  • Over a month before this episode aired in the United States, it aired on United Kingdom on February 28, 2014.
  • The book that Blythe reads is a parody of Twilight.
  • In Blythe's imagination, she dresses like Selene from the Underworld film franchise.

Continuity

Errors

  • When Russell is painted red, he leaves behind red pawprints, even though the bottom half of him was not painted red.

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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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
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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 14
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