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"Bon Bon the Birthday Clown" is the twenty-seventh episode of the animated series Star vs. the Forces of Evil. It premiered on November 21, 2016 and it is the fourteenth episode in the second season.


Star has second thoughts about attending a dead clown's séance, when Jackie asks Marco to go to the school dance with her.


100 years prior, Bon Bon the Birthday Clown was performing for the mayor of Echo Creek on his birthday when some trick candles he was using, suddenly explode, severely wounding him. On his death bed, he promises the mayor that he will return in 100 years to make them all laugh again. In the present, Star and Marco are getting ready for the school dance. While Marco is nervous, Star tries to calm him down. Janna arrives to tell Star that she has baked a cake for Bon Bon for his inevitable return. When she tells her that it will be at 7:00, Star is devastated as she promised to be Marco's dance partner. When she turns around, she sees Marco talking to Jackie-Lynn and learns that she asked him out and he said yes. Marco is bothered that he will not be able to dance with Star, but she tells him that she had the ritual with Janna planned and therefore everything works out for them. The group get ready at the Diaz house where Star and Janna collect supplies and Marco prepares himself for the dance. Jackie-Lynn arrives and once Marco reveals himself, everyone (minus Janna) is taken in by his well dressed appearance. Star is visibly bothered, but nevertheless supports Marco and Jackie-Lynn going out.

Star and Janna reach the cemetery where Glossaryck and the book have also followed. Janna and Glossaryck get into a friendly argument about Bon Bon's nose being either plastic or flesh when Star interrupts them about Marco. She angrily claims that Marco asked her out and then turned around to ask Jackie-Lynn, but Janna points out that she openly supported the two going out with one another and that she should not be bothered by it. Marco and Jackie-Lynn arrive at the school dance where the latter deduces that the former is using notes to create an interesting conversation and tells him to just be natural. As they enter the building, they see that the dance is a disaster. Nobody wants to dance, the basket ball team did not cancel and Miss Skullnick is hogging the dance floor to herself. When Principal Skeeves insists that everyone wear a corsage, Jackie-Lynn convinces Marco that they should just go on a real date instead and they leave. At the cemetery, Star begins picking apart Jackie-Lynn which finally annoys Janna. She responds by "accidentally" deleting the photo of the two that they took before they went to the dance. While it calms Star down, she is still visibly disturbed.

Marco and Jackie-Lynn are in the park trying terrible snacks when the latter asks why he is so nervous all the time. Marco admits that he thinks she is cool and is afraid of messing up, but she tells him that he has always messed up since she has known him. She tells him that she likes him because even though he is always messing up, he picks himself up and keeps moving forward. Marco admits that he has never ridden a skate board before and Jackie-Lynn excitedly decides to train him (having hidden two helmets and a skate board under her dress). At the cemetery, Star tries calling Marco on his phone, but he left it on the park bench. She continues to call, leaving fifty-seven messages. Janna and Glossaryck have both fallen asleep, but Star takes the opportunity to use the all seeing eye spell (which she finagles from a drowsy Glossaryck) and sees Marco and Jackie-Lynn having a good time. In her anger, she accidentally breaks one of the wheels and causes them to wipe out, but they recover. Afterwards, they kiss, but Marco witnesses the blood moon and pulls back.

Star accidentally wakes up Janna just in time for Bon Bon to arrive, but it turns out to be Ludo who attacks them. Marco sees his phone and he and Jackie-Lynn race to the cemetery. Star battles Ludo, Eagle and Spider while Janna faces off with the rats. During this time, Star creates a black hole to suck Ludo away (which also ends up sucking the real Bon Bon). When Marco and Jackie-Lynn arrive, Star is overcome with jealousy and the portal explodes and becomes more severe. Ludo uses the opportunity to get the book (along Glossaryck), thus forcing Marco to go and save her from the portal. Jackie-Lynn and Janna aid too just long enough for the portal to close. After making sure that Star is okay, Marco checks on Jackie-Lynn making her feel sad again. As Star tells Marco that she lost and the book and Glossaryck, he hugs her, promising that they will get them back. Meanwhile, Glossaryck is forced to serve Ludo, his new master.


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Season Two: "My New Wand!/Ludo in the Wild" • "Mr. Candle Cares/Red Belt" • "Star on Wheels/Fetch" • "Star vs. Echo Creek/Wand to Wand" • "Starstruck/Camping Trip" • "Starsitting/On the Job" • "Goblin Dogs/By the Book" • "Game of Flags/Girls' Day Out" • "Sleepover/Gift of the Card" • "Friendenemies/Is Mystery" • "Hungry Larry/Spider With a Top Hat" • "Into the Wand/Pizza Thing" • "Page Turner/Naysaya" • "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown" • "Raid the Cave/Trickstar" • "Baby/Running with Scissors" • "Mathmagic/The Bounce Lounge" • "Crystal Clear/The Hard Way" • "Heinous/All Belts are Off" • "Collateral Damage/Just Friends" • "Face the Music" • "Starcrushed"
Season Three: "The Battle for Mewni" • "Scent of a Hoodie/Rest in Pudding" • "Club Snubbed/Stranger Danger" • "Demoncism/Sophomore Slump" • "Lint Catcher/Trial by Squire" • "Princess Turdina/Starfari" • "Sweet Dreams/Lava Lake Beach" • "Death Peck/Ponymonium" • "Night Life/Deep Dive" • "Monster Bash" • "Stump Day/Holiday Spellcial" • "The Bogbeast of Boggabah/Total Eclipsa the Moon" • "Butterfly Trap/Ludo, Where Art Thou?" • "Is Another Mystery/Marco Jr." • "Skooled!/Booth Buddies" • "Bam Ui Pati!/Tough Love" • "Divide" • "Conquer"
Season Four: "Butterfly Follies" • "Escape from the Pie Folk" • "Moon Remembers/Swim Suit" • "Ransomgram/Lake House Fever" • "Yada Yada Berries/Down by the River" • "The Ponyhead Show!/Surviving the Spiderbites" • "Out of Business/Kelly's World" • "Curse of the Blood Moon" • "Princess Quasar Caterpillar and the Magic Bell/Ghost of Butterfly Castle" • "Cornball!/Meteora's Lesson" • "The Knight Shift/Queen-Napped" • "Junkin' Janna/A Spell with No Name" • "A Boy and His DC-700XE/The Monster and the Queen" • "Cornonation" • "Doop-Doop/Britta's Tacos" • "Beach Day/Gone Baby Gone" • "Sad Teen Hotline/Jannanigans" • "Mama Star/Ready, Aim, Fire" • "The Right Way/Here to Help" • "Pizza Party/The Tavern at the End of the Multiverse" • "Cleaved"

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