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"Hollywood Hop Pop" is the first segment of the forty-eighth episode of Amphibia.

Synopsis

Hop Pop tries to make it as an actor in Hollywood.

Plot

Anne takes the Plantars to Hollywood for the day to show them around. Hop Pop immediately becomes smitten with his surroundings and runs off despite Anne warning him to stay close in case Mr. X returns. Hop Pop ends up in line with a group of elderly actors and befriends a human doppelganger of himself named Humphrey Westwood. He allows Hop Pop to audition before him, despite the fact that he has been waiting for his big break for 45 years. Hop Pop, thinking he is auditioning for a play is confused, but when he is told that he is perfect in every way, Hop Pop declares "Say What!?", earning him the part. Hop Pop begins to feel guilty, despite Humphrey congratulating him.

The next day, Anne discovers that Hop Pop auditioned for a commercial which has quickly picked up steam and has become popular. Unfortunately, this also means that Mr. X has seen it and heads to Hollywood with Jenny to capture him. Anne and the Plantars head into town to see if they can stop the ads, but it is too late and Hop Pop gets a call from big time director Mitch Harbor to star in his next feature film. Not wanting to pass on the opportunity, Hop Pop heads to his office, which is in a water tower, just as Mr. X arrives. A chase throughout the movie studio and its various productions ensues with Anne, Polly and Sprig chasing Mr. X while he chases Hop Pop.

Just as Hop Pop arrives at the office, he runs into Humphrey who he learns is a janitor for the studio and still happy for him. Feeling guilty, Hop Pop tells Humphrey that he wants to give the part to him as he knows he has been waiting for years for this moment. Humphrey goes in and gets the part just as Mr. X barges in with a SWAT team and is humiliated once again. Anne, Polly and Sprig are relieved to see that Hop Pop is okay and he admits that the opportunity rightfully went to Humphrey. As they head home on a golf cart, Hop Pop admits that he has finally gotten over acting and wants to go into directing instead. A claim that results in Anne shoving him out of the golf cart.

Cast

Additional voices

Trivia

General

  • Beginning with this episode, the intro is slightly altered to now depict the Core possessing Marcy.
    • Oddly enough, the Core's original body can still be seen active behind Marcy.
  • Hop Pop's declaration of "Say What!?" was foreshadowed in the episode "Stakeout" when he makes the exact same declaration. Anne chuckles and tells him that the made the "perfect sitcom catchphrase".
  • Anne kicks Hop Pop out of a moving vehicle like she did twice in "Quarreler's Pass" and at the end of the same episode.
  • Jenny is comfirmed to be female.
  • The studio which hires Hop Pop is called "ABD Studios", which is likely a homage to ABC Studios.
  • This is the second time Bill Farmer and Wallace Shawn worked on a project together, after 1995's A Goofy Movie.

Cultural References

  • One of the auditionees in line resembles Master Roshi from Dragon Ball.
  • Mitch Harbor is a parody of film director Michael Bay.
  • Brentthistle Manor is a parody of Downton Abbey.
  • Mitch Harbor's office being in a water tower is possibly a reference to Animaniacs.
  • Two posters on Mr. X's refrigerator feature his voice actor RuPaul, the host of the drag competition series RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Mr X's fridge also features sprites similar to the arcade game Space Invaders and a magnet that resembles the Xenomorph from the Alien franchise.
  • Mr X is a fan of a show called Judge Julie, an obvious parody of Judge Judy.

International Premieres

  • November 21, 2021 (Canada)
  • December 22, 2021 (Singapore)
  • January 5, 2022 (Australia & New Zealand)
  • February 4, 2022 (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand)
  • March 16, 2022 (Israel)
  • March 23, 2022 (United Kingdom & Ireland)
  • April 6, 2022 (France, Poland)
  • April 12, 2022 (Spain)
  • April 13, 2022 (Germany)
  • June 21, 2022 (Portugal)

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Media
AmphibiaChibi Tiny TalesDisney All-Star Racers
Characters
Anne BoonchuySprig PlantarPolly PlantarHop Pop PlantarBessieOne-Eyed WallyLeopold LoggleIvy SundewFelicia SundewSylvia SundewMaddie FlourRosemary, Lavender, and GingerMr. FlourSadie CroakerStumpyAlbus DuckweedTritonio EspadaApothecary GaryMayor ToadstoolToadieChuckSasha WaybrightMarcy WuZappapedeBarryCaptain GrimePercyBraddockGiant HeronsFroboLysil and AngwinGeneral YunanBog, Fens, and MireLady OliviaKing AndriasJacindaWigbert RibbitonPriscilla PaddockPearl PaddockCaptain BeatrixMr. BoonchuyMrs. BoonchuyThe CoreDominoDomino IICloak-BotTerriDr. JanAlly and JessMolly JoHumphrey WestwoodMr. XDr. FrakesLeifBarrelMother Olm
Episodes
Season One: "Anne or Beast?/Best Fronds" • "Cane Crazy/Flood, Sweat & Tears" • "Hop Luck/Stakeout" • "The Domino Effect/Taking Charge" • "Anne Theft Auto/Breakout Star" • "Sprig Vs. Hop Pop/Girl Time" • "Dating Season/Anne Vs. Wild" • "Contagi-Anne/Family Shrub" • "Lily Pad Thai/Plantar's Last Stand" • "Toad Tax/Prison Break" • "Grubhog Day/Hop Pop and Lock" • "Civil Wart/Hop-Popular" • "Croak and Punishment/Trip to the Archives" • "Snow Day/Cracking Mrs. Croaker" • "A Night at the Inn/Wally and Anne" • "Family Fishing Trip/Bizarre Bazaar" • "Cursed!/Fiddle Me This" • "The Big Bugball Game/Combat Camp" • "Children of the Spore/Anne of the Year" • "Reunion"

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"

Locations
AmphibiaWartwood SwampToad Tower Newtopia (Newtopia Castle) • Los Angeles
See also
Welcome to AmphibiaNo Big DealCalamity BoxSuspicious IslandFwagon
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