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"Friend or Frobo?" is the second segment of the thirty-fifth episode of Amphibia. It aired on March 27, 2021.


Desperate for fun, Polly breaks out on her own and finds an unlikely new friend in the process.


Anne, Marcy and the Plantars are out shopping for the day and decide to stop by the seed store. Marcy reveals her love for seeds, something that Hop Pop shares and they both enter with the intent to spend a long time inside. A very bored Polly suggests to Anne and Sprig that they go out and get caught up in another misadventure, but they want to spend time playing a game on Anne's phone and believe that they have matured enough to simply do what they are told and add that they need to be responsible for Polly's safety. In an act of defiance, Polly makes a mess by destroying a bag of seeds and claims that Anne and Sprig are responsible when the owner angrily asks for them to clean it up. As Anne and Sprig start cleaning, Polly sneaks away.

Polly attempts to get into trouble, but her small appearance and lack of any real skill causes her to get brushed over easily. While walking by some trash, she finds something moving and realizes that it is the giant robot that had been following the Plantars this whole time. She quickly learns that it mimics everything that she does and upon comparing it to the robot from Anne's game, takes to calling him Frobo. Polly has Frobo perform various things for her all throughout the town and cause some minor destruction. However, when Polly teaches him to jump into a water fountain, Frobo ends up causing major damage, finally alerting everyone to his presence. Polly tries to calm everyone, but Frobo uses his laser vision to destroy a weather vane angering everyone.

As the townsfolk prepare to attack Frobo, one person accidentally kicks Polly. Frobo becomes angry and begins to attack everyone. Anne and Sprig, finally done with cleaning the seeds, join in to fight Frobo, but are easily taken out. Polly finally stands up for Frobo and claims responsibility for his actions and apologizes for not treating him right. Frobo then utters "Polly", making her cry. The citizens are still angry and Polly has Frobo say his next word, "Sorry", which everyone casually accepts. Hop Pop and Marcy finally come out of the store and see Frobo for the first time with Marcy impressed with his appearance. Hop Pop is won over when he sees that he can garden, as well as make toast. Anne and Sprig briefly deduce that he came from the fort from early on the journey to Newtopia, but immediately abandon this idea.


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  • The episode title is a reference to Friend or Foe.
  • The episode's plot is very similar to the 1999 Warner Bros. animated film The Iron Giant, which was directed by Pixar director Brad Bird.
  • Frobo finally catches up with Anne and the Plantars since "Fort in the Road".
  • Anne and Sprig act more mature in this episode.
  • Anne suspiciously states that "some of us sound different" when referring to Sprig. This is most likely a reference to the fact that Justin Felbinger, the voice of Sprig, was entering puberty when the series was being recorded and thus his voice is slightly changing.
  • When Frobo tosses Anne and Sprig to the side, Anne's body is spread in a similar fashion to Peter Griffin's body from Family Guy whenever he violently falls down while Sprig is lying in Yamcha's dead pose from Dragon Ball Z.
  • When Marcy excitedly brings up buying tomato plant seeds, Hop Pop states that she probably should not have bought them. He might be referring to the same tomato plant monsters from "Hop Luck".

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Season Two: "Handy Anne/Fort in the Road" • "The Ballad of Hopediah Plantar/Anne Hunter" • "Truck Stop Polly/A Caravan Named Desire" • "Quarreler's Pass/Toadcatcher" • "Swamp and Sensibility/Wax Museum" • "Marcy at the Gates" • "Scavenger Hunt/The Plantars Check In" • "Lost in Newtopia/Sprig Gets Schooled" • "Little Frogtown/Hopping Mall" • "The Sleepover to End All Sleepovers/A Day at the Aquarium" • "The Shut-In!" • "Night Drivers/Return to Wartwood" • "Ivy on the Run/After the Rain" • "The First Temple" • "New Wartwood/Friend or Frobo?" • "Toad to Redemption/Maddie & Marcy" • "The Second Temple/Barrel's Warhammer" • "Bessie & MicroAngelo/The Third Temple" • "The Dinner/Battle of the Bands" • "True Colors"
Season Three: "The New Normal" • "Hop 'Til You Drop/Turning Point" • "Thai Feud/Adventures in Catsitting" • "Fight at the Museum/Temple Frogs" • "Fixing Frobo/Anne-sterminator" • "Mr. X/Sprig's Birthday" • "Spider-Sprig/Olivia & Yunan" • "Hollywood Hop Pop/If You Give a Frog a Cookie" • "Froggy Little Christmas" • "Escape to Amphibia" • "Commander Anne/Sprivy" • "Sasha's Angels/Olm Town Road" • "Mother of Olms/Grime's Pupil" • "The Root of Evil/The Core & The King" • "Newts in Tights/Fight or Flight" • "The Three Armies/The Beginning of the End" • "All In" • "The Hardest Thing"

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