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"The Funk" is an episode of Wander Over Yonder.

Plot

An invasion to a planet is put on hold when Lord Hater is bored with all the same things they do. Peepers attempts to cheer him up with various methods to get him back to his usual self, unaware that Hater will soon be taught a lesson because of this.

Episode Summary

Commander Peepers and the other Watchdogs invade a planet called Cluckon and Peepers introduces Lord Hater with a huge entrance. He does it twice and Hater is still not there. Peepers then comes inside Hater's room and he is on his bed covered in a blanket. He tells Peepers (he starts mumbling for a few times) that he's not in the feeling for being evil anymore.

Commander Peepers commands all the watchdogs to come back into the ship and tell the Cluckon citizens (which are chickens) that they are still almost conquered, which surprises them. Peepers and the watchdogs do many things to cheer Hater up (blowing up a moon, terrorizing people, awaking demons, etc) but all their attempts fail. Later, Lord Hater tells Peepers that when he first started wanting to be evil when he used to just pick on the "weak and defenseless", but is now tired of his new responsibilities and others things. Peepers soon thinks of an idea that will likely get Hater to be evil again.

He fixes up Hater's old van and brings him at night to these unusual-looking and seemingly dumb aliens called Mooplexians. Hater and Peepers then do many immature pranks on them (spitballs, water bucket trick, loogies, etc). In the morning, Lord Hater feels evil again and shouts out the same introduction Commander Peepers said earlier this episode and has his big ego again. The aliens then fly up to the skies and one of them uses their stems to connect it to Lord Haters and Commander Peepers heads.

He tells them that they are have high intelligence, will forever learn endless knowledge, and spend their real lives in their minds. They flick Hater and Peepers into the van and go back into their brainless states. Wander and Sylvia arrive on their planet, since Wander seeks their wisdom, but Sylvia is in disbelief in how stupid they seem.

Songs

End Credits

Lord Hater and Peepers are in Hater's room on his bed still traumatized from their experience with the Mooplexians.

Quotes

Cluckon 1: I don't get it.
Watchdog 1: Oh, our leader, Lord Hater was supposed to show up and act all evil and stuff but—
(The Watchdog gets zapped by Peepers.)


Peepers: Sir, you missed your cue. The Cluckons won't surrender without you.
Hater: So? What's the point anyway?
Peepers: What's the point?! Sir, if Cluckon falls, we'll control all of the Zegma System! All of it! Just like we've always dreamed of doing!
Hater: (mumbling) 'm nt flng t nymr.
Peepers: You're peeling apples to the core?
Hater: (mumbling) 'm nt flng t nymr.
Peepers: Stealing pennies from the store?
Hater: (mumbling) 'm nt flng t nymr!
Peepers: Earring fell on the floor?
Hater: I SAID I'M NOT FEELING IT ANYMORE!!! Evil used to be all RAAARRR, YEAH, WOO! Now, it's just all...eh. Know what I mean?


Mooplexian: We tire of the sense of superiority you seem to garner from picking on the physical shells that we happen to inhabit. Perhaps you need to see just how insignificant your so-called "greatness" really is. Little do you know that we have evolved beyond impressive corporeal forms. Our real lives are spent in our minds. We sail the seas of cosmic consciousness, a vast and endless ocean of knowledge, in which you are nothing more than a minuscule molecule drowning in misunderstanding. Now back in your van, sad little man, and never forget how you, Lord Hater, are so not the greatest in all the galaxy. Now be off with you.


Wander: Oh, great and noble Mooplexians, we humble ourselves in the presence of your all-knowing wisdom. (no response)

Sylvia: Seriously? We came all this way to see these guys?
Wander: (gets Sylvia to kneel) Ultimate cosmic knowledge comes in all shapes and sizes. (to the Mooplexians) Forgive her! She knows not what she does.

Sylvia: So how long do we have to stay down here?


Background Information

  • "Funk" is defined as a state of severe depression, which fits well with Hater's mood throughout the episode.

Trivia

  • Wander and Sylvia are restricted to 30-second cameos at the end of the episode. This is the first episode to completely focus on Lord Hater and Peepers and have Wander be a minor character.
  • This episode gives another name of one of the watchdogs: Greg.
  • Fourth episode that is from the point of view of someone other than Wander and Sylvia for the majority of the time. ("The Bounty", "The Brainstorm", "The Gift 2: The Giftening").
  • Second time Hater refers to himself as "The Greatest in All the Galaxy". ("The Greatest")
  • Fourth episode where Sylvia appears but her name is not said ("The Bad Guy", "The Ball", "The Gift 2: The Giftening"). This is also the first episode where Wander appears but his name is not said, not counting the song played in "The Nice Guy".
  • Sixth episode where Wander and Lord Hater don't interact with each other. ("The Prisoner", "The Little Guy", "The Bounty", "The Stray", "The Big Job")
  • Fifth time someone says "Hate's great! Best villain!" ("The Greatest", "The Little Guy", "The Brainstorm", "The Date").
  • Second episode where Sylvia is not present until the final scene ("The Picnic").
  • This is the first time Lord Hater actually succeeds in a scheme (when a moon is blown up).

Continuity

Errors

  • As Peepers talks with Hater after putting on stand-by the invasion, none of the Watchdogs behind them have arms.

Allusions

  • KFC - The Cluckons resemble rooster versions of Colonel Sanders, the mascot and founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, the popular fast food chain.
  • Luke 23:34 - Wander references the last words of Jesus Christ at the cross when he says, "Forgive her. She knows not what she does."
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - Lord Hater and Peepers play the same prank that Bloo plays on Mac's mother and Terrance in the episode "Infernal Slumber", by spraying shaving cream into a sleeping person's hand, then tickling their nose, making them cover their face in the cream.

Production Information

  • Craig McCracken confirmed this episode and it's basic plot at Comic-Con 2014. [1]
  • This episode will air as part of Disney XD's Pranksgiving programming gimmick, since Hater does a lot of pranks in the episode.
  • This episode was made available to verified Watch Disney XD app users and Disney XD On Demand Users starting November 19, 2014.
  • May 30, 2014 was Race Day at the Disney Television Animation studios and the Wander team raced a remote-controlled model of the van from this episode. Dan Povenmire of Phineas and Ferb tweeted a photo of the model noting that the van talks.[2]

International premieres

  • December 5, 2014 (Disney XD Brazil)
  • January 18, 2015 (Disney XD Canada)

Cast

Gallery

References


v - e - d
Wander Over Yonder logo
Media
TV Show: Wander Over Yonder "Mickey Mouse

The Shorts: The First TakeThe SmileThe KilljoyThe Theme SongThe Bathroom BreakThe Planetary ConquerorThe SharpshooterThe GlitchThe CallerThe WhateverThe Big Finish

Episodes
The GreatestThe EggThe PicnicThe FugitivesThe Good DeedThe PrisonerThe PetThe Bad GuyThe TrollThe BoxThe HatThe Little GuyThe BountyThe BallThe HeroThe Birthday BoyThe Nice GuyThe Time BombThe Fancy PartyThe TouristThe DayThe NightThe Lonely PlanetThe BrainstormThe Party AnimalThe ToddlerThe Epic Quest of Unfathomable Difficulty!!!The VoidThe LiarThe StrayThe DateThe BuddiesThe Big JobThe HelperThe FunkThe EnemiesThe RiderThe Gift 2: The GifteningThe Gift

Season 2: The Greater HaterThe Big DayThe BreakfastThe Fremergency FronfractThe Boy WanderThe WandersThe AxeThe Loose ScrewThe ItThe Cool GuyThe CatastropheThe RagerThe Good Bad GuyThe Battle RoyaleThe MatchmakerThe New ToyThe Black CubeThe Eye on the SkullshipThe Secret PlanetThe Bad HatterThe Hole...Lotta Nuttin'The Show StopperThe CartoonThe BotThe Family ReunionThe RivalMy Fair HateyThe LegendThe Bad NeighborsThe Party PoopersThe Waste of TimeThe Hot ShotThe Night OutThe Search for Captain TimThe Heebie JeebiesThe Sick DayThe Sky GuyThe RobomechabotatronThe FlowerThe End of the Galaxy
Shorts: The First TakeThe SmileThe KilljoyThe Theme SongThe Bathroom BreakThe Planetary ConquerorThe SharpshooterThe GlitchThe CallerThe WhateverThe Big Finish

Characters
WanderSylviaLord HaterCommander PeepersWatchdogsEmperor AwesomeFist FightersBinglebopsKing BingleborpDoom DragonFleeblebortCaptain TimBadlands Dan • Papa Doom • William Wimperson • Oink • TrollPrince CashmereLords of IlluminationWestleyMooseBeezaSir Brad StarlightKing DraykorPrincess Demurra • Harvax • Stok • Trudi TravelerPlanet Janet • Maurice • King of Flendar • Princess of Flendar • Huckleberry Knucklehead • Queen Entozoa • Lost and Found Guy • Intergalactic Guru • Destructor • Thrax • Little Bits • General Outrage • Wild Card • Brainz • Clipper • RyderLord Dominator • Olive • Dr. Screwball JonesSourdough the Evil SandwichStella Starbella • Mittens • King of Sherblorg 7Mandrake the MalfeasantSchmartiansGeneral McGuffinSomething the So and SoThe Black Cube of DarknessKragthar • Those Two Guys from that Time • Major ThreatAndy the Watchdog • Drill Sergent Watchdog • Chef Watchdog • Dog Walker Watchdog • Giuseppe • Beep Boop • DorothyGramBill, Phil & GilMelodie • Angela • Jamie & Hank • David • Butler of the High Gnee Council • Gluteus Maximus • High Gnee Council • Orbble & Wilmur Wright • Princess of Binglebopolopolis • Chad • Princess Remora • Slug Boss • Nephew Slug • Slug Grandchildren • Mummy Thugs • Pitt Beast • Ripov • Arachno-Queen • Frankenstein Alien • Phantomimes • Ms. MyrtleNeckbeard • Bitties • Robomechabotatron • Giant Bee
Organizations/Groups
Lord Hater's Army • Insurgent Generals • Wander and Sylvia • Bounty Hunters • Lord Dominator's Army • Galactic Villain Leaderboard
Locations
Lord Hater's Spaceship • Binglebopolopolis • Doomstone • Baaaaa-halla • Phunulon • Ballzeria • Buster • Doom Arena • Planet Ziziks • Flendar • Lord Dominatior's Spaceship • Arachnomorph Homeworld
Songs
Season 1: Wander Over Yonder Main ThemeHot Dog Eatin'Bronco's BuckMother and Child Y'allLet's Get AwesomeCommander Peepers' ThemeLord Hater's ThemeDo You Know the Button SongLord Hater's Skeleton Face MetalMy Best BuddyWhat's in the Box? • Ride Sylvia Ride • Westley's Song • If You Wander Over YonderThe Tale of Brad StarlightIt's Your Happy Birthday • Here Comes Wander Now • Take it Easy, Sylvia • Sylvia • Shake Your Deadly Venom Sac • Banjo • Hater and the Queen • Inside Your Mind • Dance Competition • A Night to Remember • The Best Buds Shake • Best Friends Forever • Positive Song • Brahms' Lullaby • Helper • Bein' Evil is Good • Hidin' and Seekin'

Season 2: This Guy's the Real Deal • Hello Song • Gettin' Ready For the Big Day • Gelatinous Bob's • Hater Makes It Better • Let the Pun Fit the Crime • Commander Who's Made His Last Command • Starbella's Theme • We're Gonna Party Like It's Your Last Night AliveAsk Her a QuestionThat's How We'll Get HerLet's All Go Meet DominatorYou're the GreatestI'm the Bad Guy

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