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Marsha, Marsha, Marsha

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha title card

Episode
Season 1, Episode 12
Airdate
March 13, 2010
Writer
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Supervising Producers
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Production code
114
Transcript
Come naptime, you're gonna take...a PERMANENT nap!

— Marsha

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha is episode 12a of Fanboy and Chum Chum season 1.

Fanboy and Chum Chum end up in the kindergarten where they're mistaken for kindergartners, and are forced to attend the class the whole day. Once there, they try to escape due to running into Fanboy's rival Marsha, who had to repeat kindergarten and will do anything to get rid of Fanboy forever.

Cast

David Hornsby as Fanboy

Nika Futterman as Chum Chum

Candi Milo as Marsha, Ms. Olive

Jeff Bennett as Mr. Mufflin

Plot

Fanboy and Chum Chum are pretending to be spacemen who landed on a strange planet. When Chum Chum says that the "planet" is inhabited by "aliens", the boys spin their "ship" (merry-go-round) around to power it up. But they spin the "ship" too fast that they fly up into the air and land in another schoolyard with kiddie rides. Chum Chum realizes he and Fanboy landed on the kindergarten playground and Ms. Olive, the teacher, mistakes them for her students. Fanboy declares that he and Chum Chum leave, but they can't go through the gate because it was "big boy proofed".

So, the boys go inside and decide to relax for the day, then go home. Fanboy then spots a tall girl with deep red hair in pigtails, who comes forward to him. The girl introduces herself as Marsha, and Fanboy noticed that she was sent back to kindergarten after he sneezed up on her placement test a long time ago, when Marsha was chipper. Marsha is now so mad at Fanboy, she plots to kill him! Fanboy panics and Chum Chum teams up with him to escape. After several failed escape plans, they have no luck when naptime comes. Fanboy says to Ms. Olive that he doesn't have to nap and turns on the record player, but it plays a lullaby and the kindergarteners go to sleep, and Ms. Olive gives him a gold star. Ms. Olive then tries turn the lights off but Fanboy keeps turning them back on, so she lets him to nap in the playhouse. There, Fanboy finds a message above the door, reading "Marsha was here". He then follows a series of pictures on the wall to another message, that reads, "Marsha is here". Marsha had snuck into the playhouse!

She had just begun to attack Fanboy when he shook the house, bumping the record player. The tune changes to a dance song called "the bunny dance", which turns out to be Marsha's favorite dance. She runs out of the playhouse to join the other kindergarteners, and Chum Chum leads Fanboy up to the roof, where he made an airplane out of popsicle sticks. The boys get into the plain and it launches off the roof good, heading for home. Fanboy wonders if Marsha will make it out of preschool, but thinks she'll never will. Marsha was holding on to the rod of the wheel sight to stop Fanboy from escaping with Chum Chum but gets hit by a seagull and was brung back to the kitergarten and closes the episode by saying, "I'll get you, Fanboy!"

Transcript

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Songs

​Gallery

Fanboy notices Marsha staring at him
The image gallery for Marsha, Marsha, Marsha may be viewed here.

Running Gags

  • Fanboy and Chum Chum try to leave kindergarten but are blocked.
  • Fanboy turning the lights off.
  • Chum Chum being oblivious to the fact Marsha is evil.
  • Chum Chum being distracted by various activities.

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first appearance of Marsha, Fanboy's rival, as well as Miss Olive, the kindergarden teacher.
  • Miss Olive looks like Fanboy and Chum Chum's French teacher Madame Lavache except she does not have a beret and glasses.
  • This episode was formerly known as "Preschool Prison", and before that, "Marsha Returns."
  • In some regions, the line "Somebody's been drinking their milk" was removed, as the line can be misinterpreted as meaning a lady has big breasts. The line actually refers to the fact that milk makes bones grow and Marsha is very tall.
  • Kyle does not make any appearances in either this episode or "Secret Shopper".

Goofs

  • When a window closes, Fanboy looks in the direction of the window closing as he reacts to it. However, the fifth window that closes is on the right, but when Fanboy reacts to it, he looks to the left.
  • After Fanboy picks Chum Chum up while talking about why Marsha doesn't like him, he briefly lets him go. Chum Chum is flying, but his cape isn't waving.
  • When the flashback starts, Nancy isn't wearing her glasses, and then Hank goes up to younger Marsha, Nancy is now wearing her glasses. Also, Yo's color pallet is duller than usual in the same scenes.
  • When Fanboy says "Best of luck, Marsha" Fanboy gives a thumbs up and if you look closley, a transparent copy of Fanboy's thumb can be seen on young Marsha's shirt.

Allusions

  • The Brady Bunch - The title is also the phrase said by Jan in the Brady Bunch episode "Her Sister's Shadow." Jan says "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia," and the names "Marsha" and "Marcia" are homophones.
  • Sonny With a Chance - In the flashback of chipper Marsha, when Fanboy shows Chum Chum the pencils stuck in his nose, he says: "Hey, Chum Chum! Check me out!" This is a reference to the Check-It-Out Girls sketch on So Random.
  • Annie - Marsha acting cute whenever Ms. Olive is around may be a reference to Ms. Hannigan, who is really mean, and acts nice whenever someone else is here.
  • The Simpsons - Marsha's evil plan is to get revenge on Fanboy, just like Sideshow Bob's evil plan is to get revenge on Bart Simpson.
  • South Park - Marsha's evil plan is to get revenge on Fanboy, just like Trent Boyett's evil plan is to get revenge on Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman and Kenny McCormick.
  • Chicken Run - Fanboy and Chum Chum were trying various attempts to escape, Just like Ginger, Fowler,Mac, Babs, Bunty, and The Other Chickens. Fanboy and Chum Chum are escaping from Kindergarten on the plane, Just like Ginger, Rocky, Fowler, Mac, Babs, Bunty and The Other Chickens were escaping from Tweedy's Chicken Farm on the plane. Also the seagull pushes Marsha back to Kindergarten, which is referenced to Mrs. Tweedy falls back to Tweedy's Farm.
  • Teletubbies - When Marsha said "I have to make a tinky-wink!", she is making a reference to Tinky-Winky of the Teletubbies. Although toddlers also say tinky-wink as a synonym for "pee-pee."
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