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"The Greatest" is the second episode of Wander Over Yonder, and the second episode to air. It premiered on September 13, 2013 on Disney Channel and aired on December 14, 2013 on Disney XD, making the series' official premiere.

Synopsis

Lord Hater sets out to control and win everything in the universe, including conquering the Binglebops and their planet, but his plans are soon diverted when he finds himself accepting Wander's series of challenges to prove once and for all that he truly is the greatest in the entire galaxy.

Summary

On a planet with love, the Binglebops are having fun while their leader, King Bingleborp, declares their Bingleberry Festival the best in the history of Binglebopolopolis. The fun is cut short, however, when Lord Hater declares it not the best as he lands his ship and the Watchdogs come out and Peepers announces the planet is now under Lord Hater's control. As the Watchdogs attack the Binglebops, Lord Hater takes King Bingleborp with him and barges into his castle, bragging to himself that soon every planet will be his and he'll be the greatest in the galaxy. As a result, the Watchdogs begin taking everything over and build a statue in Lord Hater's likeness, while the Binglebops worry who will save them now.

Not far from the festival, Wander and Sylvia are watching the action on a hill. Wander is excited to see the fairground rides and games, but Sylvia isn't up for it and states that everywhere they go, Lord Hater stops everything and conquers the planet and takes over the town, and is described as a "flarf narblin', no fun havin' jerk". She wants to fight and knows Wander should be crazy to try and stop Lord Hater, but then she realizes Wander is not with her anymore and notices him heading for the fair where the Watchdogs are waiting.

Wander meets the Watchdogs and they take him and pass him down while chanting "Hate's great, best villain" multiple times, thus massaging his back which was aching for days. At the same time, Sylvia charges toward them and punches them out of the way in a right-left pattern. Wander talks to the Watchdogs and tells them they need to relax, and wonders if their constant chanting will stop so they can join the fair. This makes them do just that.

Inside the Binglebop castle, Peepers is giving a long list of "Hater's Laws" showing the new rules for King Bingleborp, when he and Lord Hater hear the Watchdogs giggling. They look outside to notice the Watchdogs enjoying the fair, which angers Lord Hater to send Peepers after them. But when he gets to Wander and Sylvia enjoying the fun and aims his laser at them, Wander enjoys the fact he appears so cute and switches his hat with his helmet. Sylvia takes their picture, causing Peepers' eye to strain, and he spins around on the ground screaming as the Watchdogs laugh and Wander and Sylvia dance.

Lord Hater, upset at the fact Peepers let him down (according to King Bingleborp), interrupts the fun and rants about his evil things, thus making him the greatest in the galaxy. Wander and Sylvia are horrified, but Wander abruptly stops this by hugging Lord Hater and stating what he did is amazing. He then begins doing a series of crazy talents, wondering if Hater did any of them, ending with winning a trophy for the "Greatest in the Galaxy Contest". Lord Hater angrily roars, proving he didn't do any of them and accepts Wander's challenge, and they do a bunch of activities at the fair, all of which Wander does good at, but Lord Hater fails every one of them.

At the end of the contest, Wander begins impersonating various people such as the judge, and announces Wander as the winner (Lord Hater thinks he did at first). After Wander receives the trophy, Lord Hater complains about losing to him and hates everyone, and runs off to his ship to leave. Sylvia agrees what Wander did was awesome and asks for a high five, but Wander refuses and they hug instead, and the Binglebops hug them as well.

The fun is cut short again when Lord Hater begins shooting lasers all over the place, bragging to himself. Sylvia realizes what she said earlier and gets an idea. As they get chased, Peepers wants Lord Hater to let them go as the planet is theirs now, but he ignores Peepers and instead focuses on the trophy. Wander and Sylvia challenge Lord Hater to one last challenge: the first one to the town is the winner. This makes Lord Hater floor his ship so hard that it slams against the statue he built and lands on a moon in the distance, and the statue breaks revealing the Binglebop castle. The Binglebops celebrate Wander and Sylvia's victory and toss them into the air several times while kissing them all over.

Meanwhile, on the moon, Lord Hater and Peepers are worn out and burnt from the ship's crash landing, and are walking when they notice Wander and Sylvia. Wander says they wanted to stop by and give Lord Hater the trophy, as he won the last race fair and square. Wander gives him the trophy and he and Sylvia leave, and Lord Hater tosses the trophy away in frustration, detaching his arm in the process.

Songs

End Credits

The Wander Over Yonder End Title Theme is played.

Memorable Quotes

Lord Hater: Soon, every planet in the universe, will be mine! Even pathetic little specks like Banglebrop, all under the control of...LOOORD HATER!

King Bingleborp: It's Bingleborp.

Lord Hater: I'LL CALL MY NEW PLANET WHATEVER I WANT!
Wander: Travelin' through the universe'll do that to you, right? You know what I mean? Right? Right? Right? Right? Hey Sylvia, right?
Sylvia: RIGHT! (Punches the Watchdogs in this order:) RIGHT! LEFT! RIGHT! LEFT! RIGHT! LEFT!
Wander: There's a little park, and cute little buildings...games, and rides, and --

Sylvia: Rotting in one of Lord Hater's cells for the rest of our lives?

Lord Hater: I have mangled the minds of millions, I have tempted forth, torrential tides of tears! I have reduced the richest of republics, to revel, and ruin!
Wander: (as the Watchdogs carry him) I mean, don't you just wish that sometimes the consonstant... "Hate's great! Best villain! Taste cake! It's fillin'! Fix gate! Needs drillin'! Date Kate! She's willin'!" Would just stop?!
Peepers: Hater's Law 9,842: your new favorite TV program is Lord Hater's Torture Room and Fun Time Variety Hour. Hater's Law 9,843: your new favorite band is Lord Hater and the Harbingers of Doom.
Wander: Have you ever done this? (babbles like an idiot) Rooproopwhoop! Oohoohroop! Have you ever... (sticks tongue out) rolled your tongue? Have you ever done a ditty? (dances) Dididi duhduh duhduhduhduhduh. Have you ever stood on one foot? Outrun a kitten? Been to a roller rink? Found a penny? Moved a couch? Eat a hundred hot dogs? Have...you...ever... (reaches into his hat and pulls out a trophy) Won a trophy for the Greatest in the Galaxy Contest?

Sylvia: Huh? Have ya, have ya, have ya? (Lord Hater roars) Guess not.

Wander: (as a judge) And now, the winner, of the Greatest in the Galaxy Contest, uh, drumroll, please.

(as a musician, does a drumroll)
(normal) I'M SO NERVOUS!!!
(as a judge) You.
Lord Hater: YEAH!
Wander: (as a judge) No, the other guy, the one in the hat.
(normal) Hey, I have a hat!
(as a female model, carries the trophy and flowers)
(normal, takes them) Wow, what a neat surprise!
(as a fan) WHOO!!!

(normal) Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Wander: Later, Hater! Sure was fun playing wit' you!
Sylvia: That -- was awesome. (holds up hand) Come on, up top.

Wander: YOU PUT THAT FILTHY THING AWAY! And gimmie the good stuff! (they hug)


Background Information

  • This is the first episode of the series, and the series' official premiere.[1]
  • Running gags: Wander asking Lord Hater what he has done, Wander winning over Lord Hater, Lord Hater's arm falling off.
  • The title refers to Lord Hater's constantly referring to himself as the greatest in the galaxy and the contest he and Wander compete against each other in.
  • An instrumental scat variation of the theme song can be heard as the Watchdogs enjoy the fair.
  • This episode aired exactly a week after it aired in Disney XD Latin America and Disney XD Brazil, on Disney XD Poland, then it aired a week after it aired on Disney XD Poland.
  • When paired with The Egg, that episode's end credits are the same as this episode's end credits.

Trivia

  • First episode where a planet is named.
  • When Sylvia punches the Watchdogs in a "right left" pattern, she punches to the left with her right hand, then to the right with her left hand.
  • Lord Hater mentioning he's a number 1 superstar is said in "The Picnic" and "The Prisoner" as the password to deactivate the self-destruct.
  • Wander and Hater's challenges:
    • Hot Dog Chug
    • Ring Toss
    • Balloon Darts
    • Ball Toss
    • Test Your Strength
    • Sea-saw carnival ride
    • Arm Wrestling
    • Musical Chairs
    • Sack Race
    • Tug-o-war
    • Balancing on unicycles
    • Push-ups
    • Staring Contest
  • Disguises that Wander wears:
    • Judge
    • Drummer
    • Female model
    • Fan

Continuity

  • It is revealed in a later episode, The Lonely Planet, that Wander and Sylvia went to Binglebopolopolis for camping and Sylvia made waffles.
  • In "The Brainstorm", Lord Hater mentions Wander challenging him to some carnival games and a contest, which is what happened in this episode.

Errors

  • When we see Wander and Sylvia's shadows on the mountain, Wander is holding Sylvia's rein, but when we see them fully, Wander is not holding Sylvia's rein.
  • When the camera zooms out on Wander and Sylvia's close up as Wander is excited to see the Bingleberry festival, Wander's shoes are the normal light blue tint instead of the same violet tint as Sylvia. A few shots later, his shoes are violet tinted.
  • After Wander says "Howdy, fellas" the Watchdog on the right has the bolt on his helmet on the back of his head.
  • When Sylvia says "That was a blast" Wander's head shade disappears.
  • Errors in the closed captioning:
    • When Peepers reads the list of Hater's Laws, he says "Hater's Law 9,843" twice. However, the captions say "Hater's Law 9,844", possibly correcting it.
    • When Wander asks Lord Hater "Have you ever rolled your tongue?" the captions say "Have you ever looked at your tongue?"
    • In the song, they say "What's next? It's balloon dart throwin'" but the captions exclude "What's next" and "It's".
    • The captions list the Binglebops as "Dingle-bots", and everything to do with "Bingle" with "Dingle".

Allusions

  • Peanuts - When Wander and Sylvia dance after Sylvia strains Peepers' eye with the camera flash, at one point Sylvia does the same dance like Snoopy does.
  • The Powerpuff Girls - When the Binglebops kissed each other, it shows 3 hearts overlapping each other, similar to the usual ending background of every episode. Also, Wander asks Lord Hater if he ever rolled his tongue and sticks his tongue out, which is a reference to the episode "Nuthin' Special", where Buttercup curls her tongue but Blossom and Bubbles cannot. Coincidentally, The Powerpuff Girls is a show made by Craig McCracken.
  • Wander and Sylvia's entrance is a reference to the western film The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
  • Miller Light - The Watchdog's phrase is based off of Miller Light's slogan "Taste's great, less filling".
  • Track & Field - When Lord Hater is chasing Wander and Sylvia in his ship, he puts a pencil in his fingers so that he can rapidly press the two fire buttons. This technique was used by many players in the 1980s when they played games such as Track & Field which required rapidly and alternately pressing buttons to make the character run.

Production Information

  • In the Latin American version, this episode is called, "El más grande" (The Largest).
  • In the French version, this episode is called, "Le champion" (The Champion).
  • In the Brazilian Portuguese dub, this episode is called, "O Maioral" (The Foreman).
  • In Hungary, this episode is called, "A Legnagyobb" (The Utmost/or Maximal)
  • In Spain, this episode is called "El Mejor" (The Best).
  • This episode and "The Egg" aired right after the premiere of the 1-hour, Season 2 finale of Jessie called "G.I. Jessie".
  • This is the only episode in Season 1 to not involve Lauren Faust.

International premieres

  • September 15th, 2013 (Family Channel Canada)
  • December 7th, 2013 (Disney Channel Southwest Asia)
  • December 10th, 2013 (Disney Channel France)
  • January 11th, 2014 (Disney Channel Scandinavia)
  • January 25th, 2014 (Disney Channel Japan)
  • February 8th, 2014 (Disney XD Latin America and Disney XD Brazil)
  • February 15th, 2014 (Disney XD Poland and Disney Channel Romania)
  • March 29th, 2014 (Disney Channel Hungary)
  • April 17th, 2014 (Disney XD Spain)
  • May 18th, 2014 (Disney Channel Netherlands)
  • August 6th, 2014 (Disney XD Germany)
  • September 7th, 2014 (Disney XD Canada)
  • September 26th, 2014 (Disney Channel Russia)

Cast

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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