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Kids in the Hall

Kids in the Hall title card

Episode
Season 2, Episode 8
Airdate
August 27, 2011
Writer
Storyboard
Supervising Producer
Director
Production code
215
Fanboy and Chum Chum, professional Hall Monitors, at your service.

— Fanboy

Kids in the Hall is episode 8b of Fanboy and Chum Chum season 2.

Kyle writes a 3,000-word essay to be readmitted to Milkweed, and Fanboy and Chum Chum become the school's Hall Monitors. It's a crazed school ruckus as Kyle tries to get outside and Fanboy and Chum Chum keep holding him up in this wild, school hallway adventure.

Plot

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Fanboy and Chum Chum deciding to be the Hall Monitors of the school.

Kyle sits at his desk one morning, stating that his application to Milkweed is almost complete and the last thing he needs to submit is a 3,000-word essay, and is working hard to get it just right. At the same time, Hank announces he's accepting applications for the position of Hall Moniter. He thinks Kyle should do it, but he declines. Just then, Fanboy and Chum Chum come in and decide to have the job. They vow to serve and protect all hallways! They planted a bug (cat) under Hank's wig, and set up three cameras all over the classroom. Hank tells F&C that they got the job and Fanboy tells him he won't be sorry. Chum Chum wonders if it pays because he went a little over budget on camera 4.

Not even a few seconds later, Fanboy and Chum Chum march to the hallway wearing sashes and hats, representing the Hall Monitors. Fanboy tells Chum Chum that the sash is not just a bold fashion statement, but a solemn symbol of responsibility and safety. Their moment of honor is suddenly disrupted when the students come barging into the hall, shouting chaotically and acting crazy. Fanboy tells everyone to slow down, and they stop. They then quote: "Now girls to the left, and boys to the right! And keep that skateboard outta sight!" Learning that it rhymed, they burst out in laughter.

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Kyle trying to write his readmission essay.

In a dark classroom, Kyle hears all of this while working on the essay, stating he can't concentrate with all the racket. He uses a spell to slam the door shut and proceeds to finish up his essay, only to get a call from Professor Flan, via crystal ball. Professor Flan wonders where the essay is, which is what Kyle promised Kyle to deliver. Kyle tells him that he's sending it on carrier griffin because the messenger service is out of owls. The griffin that Kyle got, however, is ill-tempered, and is against him. Professor Flan doesn't mind and is just returning from a raspberry festival in Provance, but seagulls attack him and he tells Scrivener Elf, who is pulling the chariot he's on, to mind where he's going. Scrivener Elf said they would've took the tunnel, but Flan declined at this time of day. He then tells Kyle that he'll be at the school in person to pick up the essay, and Kyle thanks him, vowing to not keep him waiting as he exits the room.

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The hoedown dance.

Kyle finishes the essay, but he gets stopped by the kids square-dancing, and Yo suddenly gets him dancing with her. This, of course, came from Fanboy and Chum Chum, performing as a square-dance band! Fanboy claps and bangs a frying pan and Chum Chum blows a jug, while Sprinkles, the class bear, plays the tub bass. They tell Kyle that it started due to telling the kids to slow down, and they also have a greased pig contest. They ask Kyle to dance with them, but Kyle says no, and has an essay to deliver, only to see a goat chew up his essay. Just as he starts searching, Fanboy carries him back to class, and everyone else goes back to class as well. Kyle shouts that he must delever his essay post haste, and the scene fades to black.

Later, Kyle writes another essay, but gets stopped by Professor Flan, who is angry due to his head burning in the sun. Kyle promises he'll be there, and rides his broomstick through the hall. The Hall Monitors catch him speeding, and want him to pull over. Kyle fakes the word "pull over" and talks about the pullover kind of shirt. He was knocked down suddenly, and Officer Fanboy is mad at him due to speeding (his speed was 115 mph). Kyle says he's going to meet a "giant magic custard" (Professor Flan) who's expiring in the sun, but Fanboy searches his broom hickle to find Necronomicon. Necronomicon didn't want to go to a prison library again (due to everyone hiding chisels in his pages). Kyle suddenly distracts them with his crystal ball, showing them that he sees every hallway in school with it. He tells them to lean towards it to see hallways they've never dreamed of, but they lean in too close and get sucked into it, to the netherworld of oblivion.

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A three-headed dog wanders into the hall.

Kyle was about to head for the exit door when he suddenly encounters a portal, in which Fanboy and Chum Chum jump out. Kyle wonders why they're here, and Chum Chum says the oblivion place is awesome. Kyle hopes they closed the portal door, and they did, but they left the doggy door open and a cerberus comes out. Kyle tries to fend it off, but it swallows his essay. Fanboy tells him that it's not done eating yet. Chum Chum suggests Kyle use his wand, and Kyle chants an incantation while waving it to make the cerberus leave. To Fanboy, however, he takes the wand stating he's taking too long and throws it into the portal and the cerberus chases it. F&C go into the portal after it, thinking it's running in the halls, and the portal closes.

Kyle realizes he has no time left to write another essay, so he instead gives Professor Flan a stickynote. On it is a picture of him, a heart, and Milkweed. It represents he has an undying devotion to anything alluding to Milkweed. Professor Flan rejects at first, but then, he accepts it because the elegance of its simplicity warms him to his slippery center. He gives Kyle an application to sign with his wand, but Kyle forgot he lost the wand to the dog, which Fanboy and Chum Chum bring back with them. Kyle scolds the cerberus and it gives him back the wand, only to not leave him alone. Fanboy says it did a trick for him, and Chum Chum it now has to have a treat. The dog then spies Professor Flan, stating he's a big enough treat, and swallows him. Annoyed, Professor Flan denies the re-admission.

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Kyle accepting to be a Hall Monitor.

Kyle is upset once more, stating his readmission process will now be reset, a bit. Fanboy is sorry for him, but tells him that there's always a spot for him in the the Hall Monitors, to which Kyle gleefully accepts as it wouldn't hurt to befoot his extra curriculars. Chum Chum gives Kyle spoons to play in the square-dance band, and the band starts up again while the students come back to dance. Kyle thinks for a moment, then he gets happy and peppy, stating he does have the teeth for it. Instantly, he begins singing stamping his foot, while playing his spoon instrument, happy to be a Hall Monitor with Fanboy and Chum Chum. The three boys continue to play happily together, and the episode is over.

Transcript

For a full transcript of Kids in the Hall, click here.

Songs

Gallery

Giant magic custard
The image gallery for Kids in the Hall may be viewed here.

Running Gags

  • Kyle saying "My essay!"
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum halting Kyle from delivering his essay.
  • Kyle's essays getting eaten.
  • Kyle falling to the floor or getting trampled.
  • Fanboy planting cameras in unusual locations.
  • Kyle getting calls from Professor Flan.
  • The Cerberus annoying Kyle.

Trivia

  • It's shown that Milkweed Acadamy is stylized like a castle, as shown in Kyle's stickynote.
  • Scrivener Elf is shown to work for Professor Flan as well as for Kyle.
  • Kyle has been seen on the screen more times than Fanboy and Chum Chum, although Fanboy and Chum Chum had the longest time on the screen during the first hallway scene. Plus, Kyle was mostly focused on as he was on the screen throughout the episode. This makes Fanboy and Chum Chum's story the B-story and Kyle's story the main one.
  • This episode could explain why Kyle turned Professor Flan into raspberry flan (shown in "Wizboy").
  • If you look closely at the title card, you'll see the Milkweed Acadamy symbol on Kyle's paper.
  • If you look closley as Kyle square-dances with Yo, you can see their feet moving together at the same time. Also, in the first few shots, they hold each others hands for a while, just before Kyle only extending his hands for only Yo to hold them a few shots later.
  • If Fanboy and Chum Chum were to stay in the dimension of oblivion, the series would've come to an immediate end. The series would've also ended If Kyle would've just signed the contract when Fanboy hands him his wand.
  • First episode in which Kyle warms up to Fanboy and Chum Chum at the end of the episode instead of throughout.
  • Kyle is revealed to have a nana (grandmother). Originally, he was going to mention her at the beginning of "I, Fanbot" but it wasn't used for time. The bit was re-installed into this episode.
  • First time Fanboy and Chum Chum were annoyed or angry with Kyle's readmission to Milkweed.
  • In some regions, the dialogue "Sir, have you had any potions or elixers today?"/"What? Maybe one at breakfast, but that was hours ago. I mean --" was removed, due to complaints of drunk driving.

Continuity

Goofs

  • When we see Kyle finishing his essay, the lights in the room he's in are off, but when he is going to exit the room, the lights are on. Therefore, when we see him finishing his second essay, the lights are on, but when he peeks into the hall the lights are off.
  • On the title card, Kyle's turnover collar is red instead of yellow.
  • When the square-dance band is first shown, Fanboy is clapping rather than playing the frying pan. At the end, when they show up again, he is playing the frying pan.
  • When Kyle says "My essay!" while running down the stairs, his mouth doesn't move.
  • On the title card, Fanboy and Chum Chum wear blue and black hats with sunglasses, but in the episode, they wear white and red hats with sashes.
  • In this episode, Fanboy and Chum Chum make a lot of wardrobe changes. They are first seen in their regular wear, then Hall Monitor uniforms, then hobo outfits, then police wear, then their regular wear and finally, their hobo outfits.
  • At the finish, when the square-dance band starts up again, Sprinkles' tub bass overlaps Chum Chum's hay bale.
  • When Yo picks up Kyle and dances with him, they are in front of the dancing kids behind them. In the next shot, however, they are near the band, and Michael and Cher have immediately taken their previous spot.
  • When Kyle makes a weird face after being trampled by the kids, you can see that his ears are tilted downward, but then they return back to normal when he says "I simply want to get this very important essay -- " This error happens again when Kyle says "Oh dear, this might set my re-admission process back...a bit."
  • Kyle is not wearing a pullover; pullovers have a zipper down the neck. Also, pullovers are usually fully long-sleeved, Kyle's shirt sleeves stop in the middle of the lower arm.
  • As the main 3 see Professor Flan get eaten, they are on the street. After Professor Flan says "Denied!" they are in front of the school on the sidewalk.
  • Sometimes, while Kyle is playing the spoons, his cape overlaps his right leg.
  • The way Kyle plays the spoons at the end is totally impossible to do in real live. When real people play the spoons, they usually bang them on their knees.
  • At 18:57 when we see the image of F&C jumping out of the portal reflected in Kyle's eyes, they are jumping out together, but in the next shot they are jumping out one by one as they knock Kyle to the ground.
  • At 19:02 after Kyle is knocked to the ground, Chum Chum blinks and his left eyebrow goes through his eye and if you look closley, he has two left eyebrows at once.
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Fanboy screaming with a closed mouth.

  • When Fanboy is about to crash into Kyle, he is screaming even though his mouth isn't open enough, but in the previous shot it was open fully.
  • Professor Flan said he was returning from a Raspberry Festival in Provance, but the closed captions only say "I was just returning from a raspberry festival."
  • When Nancy twisted Kyle's arm around, this would be impossible to do in real life. Therefore, Kyle's arm would've got sprained or would've broke.
  • When Kyle said "Get off!" his head was abnormally large, but returned to normal size right before he gets thrown to the ground.
  • At the beginning of the episode, the camera zooms in on the right side of the school and cuts to the classroom. This indicates the classroom is on the right side, but in "Little Glop of Horrors" the cafeteria is on the right side.
  • At 15:57 when Kyle says "Where's my essay?" part of his center brace can be seen through his upper lip.

Allusions

  • Kids in the Hall - The title is a reference to the comedy troupe as well as the CBC show of the same name.
  • Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas- The song played sounds similer to the song "Barbecue" by the jug band. Also, Sprinkle's tub bass is similer to the one Emmet Otter played.
  • Spongebob Squarepants- The 3,000 word essay is a reference to the 800-word essay Spongebob wrote in the episode, "Procrastination". The plot of this is similar to the episode "Hall Moniter".
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- The "Dog-Guardia Leviosa" spell is a reference to the "Wingardium Leviosa" spell from the book and movie. The Three-Headed Dog is a parody of Fluffy as well. Also, the Milkweed Academy symbol in the paper that Kyle holds on the title card shares the same design as the Hogwarts coat of arms, except it's shaped like a shield and does not have a ribboned motto at the bottom.
  • The chase scene parodies a classic police/speeder interaction, and the part where Fanboy asks if Kyle had any potions refers to alcohol.

Cast

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"Risky Brizness"
Episodes Next:
"Frosty Mart Dream Vacation"

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