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

Plot

While helping a planet's inhabitants evacuate from a volcano, Wander notices the only ones left to save are a family of birds, who are trapped on it. Sylvia refuses to believe this will work, so Wander convinces her to think positive.

Episode Summary

On a paradise planet, Wander and Sylvia have just finished rescuing some inhabitants from a volcano, Mt. Krackyourbigtoa, which is shortly about to erupt. Sylvia is about to relax with a drink, but Wander swims back to the volcano revealing that not everyone was rescued, much to her chagrin.

Sylvia follows Wander to the top of the volcanic cone to find a tree with a nest holding a mother bird and her three babies trapped. Sylvia isn't up for it, but Wander is determined to save them. After Sylvia tells him it's impossible to save them, Wander is unpleased by this and tells Sylvia they can do this and she needs a "positive can-do-titude". Just as he reaches the nest though, the mother bird gets angry and zaps him every time he attempts to save them.

Eventually, the birds are saved, but the tree their nest was in falls into the volcano. While escaping, one of the birds, Scaredy, runs away from them and heads into a hole, worrying Sylvia. Wander attempts to remind everyone about their positiveness, but they end up inside the volcano, where Scaredy rejoins them.

Wander sees the volcano's hole, revealing they're saved. Sylvia doesn't think they can do this, but Wander points out they can, since she can bridge a gap they're in front of. After getting pleading faces from Wander and the birds, Sylvia manages to bridge the gap, but an eruption causes them to fall off, only to safely land on some ground below.

Another eruption causes part of the platform they're on to break away with a bird, Alan, still on it. Wander tells Alan to be positive and jump to the other side, but he only manages to do it a little bit. Luckily, Sylvia saves him. Soon after this though, the entire platform breaks away, sending everyone down the lava. Wander spies a stalactite near the hole and Sylvia breaks their platform so they surf the lava, and everyone grabs onto the stalactite and climbs to safety.

They return to where they started and Wander sings a short song about being positive, which Sylvia doesn't agree on. Wander tries to convince her again, but he is soon proven wrong when the volcano begins to break apart and smoke constantly blocks their way. Wander sadly admits to the birds he wanted to help them escape, but now he has nothing left to do. Sylvia however, has her own plan to get them to safety, and Wander agrees with her. She jumps into the volcano, and it explodes, causing everyone to fly out on a stalagmite and land safely on the beach.

Sylvia finally gets her drink, and Wander is happy her plan worked. Sylvia agrees on being positive like her friend and didn't even doubt him a bit, but this is proven untrue, ending the episode.

Songs

End Credits

Sylvia keeps trying to sip her drink, but is constantly zapped by the mother bird until she is unconscious and the mother bird steals her drink.

Quotes

Sylvia: Wait for me, tiny umbrella.


Wander: See, kids? Sylvia's got it right. You just have to look deep, deep down and find that spark in yourselves! And—

Sylvia: Enough pep talk! Just hurry!

Wander: Sorry. (imitating Edward G. Robinson) Meh! I'm gonna pick up your kids, see? And then I'm gonna hug 'em, see? And you're not gonna like it, see? Meh! Meh!


Sylvia: Tiny!

Wander: Alan.
Sylvia: Alan?

Wander: It just looks like an Alan! Do something, okay?!


Wander: Question: What do you call that pointy thing that hangs down from a cave?!

Sylvia: Not the best time for a geology quiz, Wander!

Wander: Just wondering if I should yell "Grab onto that stalagmite!" or "Grab onto that stalactite!"


Background Information

  • Running gags:
    • The mother bird zapping Wander or Sylvia.
    • The volcano obstacles getting more dangerous.
    • Wander telling Sylvia to stay positive.
  • This is the first episode where the title shows up twice (once in its normal spot and once at the end).
  • Lord Hater and Peepers do not appear in this episode.
  • The title has little to do with the episode's main plotline.
    • According to Craig McCracken, the title only applies to the lie Sylvia told at the end, but since they were not allowed to put it there for the first time, they made it appear twice. He later told it was a joke.[1]
  • This is the first episode to have only two voice actors. (Specifically, Jack McBrayer and April Winchell)
  • This is the last Season 1 episode where Lord Hater is absent.

Trivia

  • The names Wander gives to two of the birds are Scaredy and Alan. The third bird is unnamed.
  • Third episode where only Wander and Sylvia speak ("The Egg", "The Hat").
  • Fourth episode to focus on Wander's giving nature. ("The Fugitives", "The Good Deed", "The Nice Guy")
  • Wander is revealed to have three toes, as told by his skeleton showing when the mother bird zaps him.
  • The proper term Wander needed to yell while he and the others are surfing down the lava is "Grab onto that stalactite!" Stalactites hang down from the roof of caverns, whereas stalagmites form upwards from the ground.
  • This is the first time where Wander uses a "profane" expression completely on his own, not while imitating anyone. He cries out "Oh, for zinglezangles sakes!" when his view of the mainland is obscured by smoke.

Continuity

None.

Errors

  • When Wander is spinning his banjo in the air, when we see a close-up part of his arm can be seen on the bottom of the screen, without the hand.
  • It is unknown why Wander and Sylvia don't use their orbble juice to escape the volcano rather than go through the obstacles in it. It could be that it was too hot to use it, however, or that they had none.
  • Wander names the lavender bird Scaredy, but later on it is called Alan.
  • When we first see Mt. Krackyourbigtoa, the upper edges are cracked apart and uneven, making it uneasy to stand there. However when Wander and Sylvia reach the top. the edges are perfectly smoothed out.
  • Sylvia eyes are different sizes when she is bridging a gap.
  • Wander's stubble began to disappear when he's asking Sylvia about the stalactite.

Allusions

Production Information

  • This episode was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.[3]
  • Multiple storyboards from the episode, the last of them being from "The Tourist", were posted with the file name "the_luau.png", making fans think that "The Luau" was the name of the episode. Craig McCracken later confirmed on Twitter that "The Luau" is not an episode.
  • This episode was made available to verified Watch Disney XD app users and Disney XD On Demand Users starting November 5, 2014.
  • This episode's animatic has not aired on TV, but was posted on Craig McCracken's Tumblr along with The Stray's. This is the only time where an episode's animatic was revealed via the creator instead of a later airing on TV.

International premieres

  • October 25, 2014 (Disney Channel Netherlands)

Cast

References

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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