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"Hiya Henry" is the first segment of the twenty-fourth episode of Big City Greens.

Synopsis

Tilly tries ventriloquism for the Big Coffee open mic night with a new dummy named Henry. Everyone loves the act except for Cricket who is horrified by Henry's wooden appearance and believes the doll is evil. He decides to take matters into his own hands, but does not want to hurt Tilly's feelings.

Plot

While working at Big Coffee, Cricket notices that Gloria is putting up flyers for Big Coffee's open mic night. She explains to him about the event and Cricket gets excited about the idea of performing a talent of some kind. He convinces Remy to join him as his assistant and Tilly to join the show. Tilly is confused as she is unsure if she even has a talent of any kind, but Cricket gets her to agree as it would be fun. Back at home, Tilly digs through the garage for anything that catches her interest. She gives up, but then notices a trunk in the corner and opens it to find an old fashioned ventriloquist dummy. She names it Henry and shows him off to the family. While Remy, Bill and Gramma Alice find "Henry" hilarious, Cricket is horrified by its appearance. He tries to tell everyone of his concern, but everyone believes that he is jealous of Tilly's talent.

Cricket has trouble sleeping at night as he feels that Henry is watching him and trying to distract him from the stunt he will perform tomorrow. When he tosses a pillow at him, Tilly assumes that he is trying to make him comfortable and has Henry "sleep" with Cricket. He has a nightmare that a monstrous Henry has turned his whole family into dummies including himself and awakens believing that the dummy has evil intent. Not wanting to hurt Tilly's feelings, he takes Henry into the backyard and digs a grave for him hoping that Henry will just "die".

The next day at open mic night, Tilly cannot find Henry, but Cricket tells her not to worry. After Gloria's bizarre poem, Cricket attempts to perform his stunt: jumping over the audience and hitting a target with a stick (Remy could not find a samurai sword). To his shock, Tilly finds Henry and begins performing her routine with him. Everyone is laughing except for Cricket who is horrified. Fed up, he jumps up on stage and destroys Henry in front of the whole audience. He finally comes clean about his hatred of Henry and how he did not want to hurt Tilly who is nevertheless saddened that her act is in shambles. Cricket then decides to become her dummy and they carry on the routine together to the applause of everyone.

Cast

Trivia

  • Cricket is revealed to have automophobia, the fear of ventriloquist dummies.
  • When Tilly redresses Henry, he resembles Slappy from the Goosebumps television adaptation.
  • Gloria is shown to be interested in beat poetry.
  • Oddly enough, we never actually see Nancy's reaction to Henry even when she sees Tilly start to perform with him.
  • Hiya Henry is a parody of Howdy Doody.
  • When the Greens turn into dummies in Cricket's nightmare, Cricket's eyes are revealed to be blue, Gramma's are brown, and Tilly's are green, like Bill's.
  • Moral: It's important to tell someone if something is making you uncomfortable.

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Media
Big City GreensChibi Tiny TalesRandom RingsMiss Tilly's Fun Time TV MinuteBig City Greens: ShortsgivingBroken KaraokeTheme Song TakeoverChibi Tiny TalesDisney All-Star Racers
Characters
Cricket GreenTilly GreenBill GreenAlice GreenGloria SatoRemy RemingtonNancy GreenPhoenixOfficer KeysBennyKiki KitashimaWeezieBrett EzeAndromedaChip WhistlerRussell RemingtonRashida RemingtonVasquezAlexander and TerryMiriam ChoJuan PabloCommunity SueMaria MediaAlucard GrigorianGwendolyn ZappGabriella EspinosaGreglyGood Ol' JoeDon and DawnBash and Bella
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Episodes
Season One: Space Chicken / Steak NightCricket Versus / Blue TaterSwimming Fool / Tilly's GoatCricketsitter / Backflip BillGramma's License / Bear TrappedPhoto Op / Remy RescueGridlocked / Mama BirdWelcome Home / RaccoonedFill Bill / Critterball CrisisParade Day / DIY GuysGargoyle Gals / Supermarket ScandalBarry Cuda / Suite RetreatFamily Legacy / Paint Misbehavin'Rated Cricket / Homeshare HoedownCricket's Shoes / Feud FightBreaking News / CyberbulliesTilly Tour / Dinner PartyCoffee Quest / Phoenix RisesBlood MoonBig Deal / Forbidden FelineUncagedHarvest Dinner / Winner WinnerNight Bill / Cheap SnakeHiya Henry / People WatchingValentine's Dance / Green StreetsHurty Tooth / Sleepover SistersTrailer Trouble / Mansion MadnessPark Pandemonium / Cricket's BiscuitsSkunked / Axin' SaxonCricket's Place / Volunteer Tilly

Season Two: Cricket's Kapowie / Car TroubleUrban Legend / Wishing WellElevator Action / Bad InfluencerGreen ChristmasReckoning Ball / ClubbedImpopstar / Football CampHeat Beaters / Bill-ieverShark Objects / Dream WeaverLevel Up / Wild SideGarage Tales / Animal FarmDesserted / The GiftedTime Crisis / Gramma DriverTilly Style / I, FarmbotFriend Con / FlimflammedGreen Acres / Dolled UpGabriella's Fella / Cheap ShowGreen Mirror / Cricket's TicketsTimes Circle / Super Gramma!Present Tense / Hurt BikeQuiet Please / ChipwreckedChipocalypse Now'Rent Control / Pool's GoldBig Resolution / Winter GreensMages & Mazes / Okay KaraokeDate Night / The RoomBleeped / SelloutsFast Foodie / Spaghetti TheoryDing Dongers / Animation AbominationThe Van / Bat GirlCousin Jilly / Gloria's Café
Season Three: Squashed!
Cancelled: Hands-On History

Songs
Big City Greens Main Title ThemeDo It All Again • Fun, Fun, Fun • Tilly's Bird Song • This Day Is A-OK • Barry Cuda • Funtopia • The Best Part of ChristmasGood Deeds Are Good IndeedIf I Can't Have ChristmasChristmas is BustedNo Christmas At All • Miss Tilly's Fun Time TV Hour • Crispy's Sundae Challenge • Can't Never Give Up (My Pickup Truck)Back Off!Ask My KazooThinking Is HardSing My Song
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