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"Hop Luck" is the first segment of the third episode of Amphibia. It premiered on June 19, 2019.

Synopsis

To win a village cooking contest, Anne leads the family on a quest to make pizza.

Plot

While showing pictures of her cat, Domino, to Sprig and Polly, Anne picks up an unusual smell in the air. Sprig claims he unfortunately knows that the smell is and reveals that Hop Pop is trying to cook for the pot luck competition the town hosts every year. Hop Pop's cooking is considered the worst and the loser, which is usually the Plantars, have to spend a night in the cage of shame. Not wanting to see her frog family suffer, Anne suggests that they make something new after determining that Hop Pop's cook book is "old and dumb". She settles on making a pizza, something which is foreign to the Amphibians, and Sprig and Polly agree with Hop Pop reluctantly going along with it.

They head to the bakery to get dough which they can only get from the owner if Sprig agrees to marry his daughter Maddie, a socially awkward and creepy child. Anne forcibly agrees, much to Sprig and Hop Pop's displeasure. They then wrangle cow-a-pillars for Mrs. Croaker to get cheese and, while not shown, apparently fight off aphids to get basil. Hop Pop continuously suggests they make something simple that does not require drastic measures, but Anne will not have any of it. They next go get tomatoes which are revealed to be part of a giant Venus flytrap like creature, the carnivorous tomato plant. Anne once again tries convincing the Plantars to help her get the tomatoes, but they get eaten by the creature and all of their ingredients get destroyed the stomach acid while they're inside the plant.

Anne apologizes for getting them into danger with Hop Pop admitting that he liked the fact that at least Anne had tried to help the family and that was "worth something in his books". Anne remembers about the traditional book recipe and asks Hop Pop if there is anything else in the book about the tomato plants and he finds out that the neck is the most delicious part eaten raw. They escape and take a tomato with them to cook into an old recipe of Hop Pop's instead. At the pot luck, Mayor Toadstool begins testing all the delicacies, arriving last at the Plantars. He commences to eat Hop Pop's latest dish, complimenting the tomato, and tells them that while it is the best dish they have made, it was still the worst and the family once again sits in the cage of shame. Anne asks if she can also join them in the cage, stating if they couldn't share pizza at least they could share this. Anne finds out too late that the losers are thrown with "shame nuggets" as the family are pelted with rotten fruit while Hop Pop sighs and declares tradition was such a beautiful thing.

Cast

Trivia

  • The giant tomato plants resemble the Piranha Plants from the Super Mario Bros. franchise.
    • Anne and the family escape the tomato plant by eating it, clearly referencing the film Alien (1979).
  • The frog that was lifted away by dragon flies in the first episode returns, apparently still being carried away by them.
  • This is the first appearance of Maddie as well as the first episode that features a subplot involving her and Sprig's supposed betrothal.
  • This episode also features the first mention of Anne's cat Domino.

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Media
Amphibia
Characters
Anne BoonchuySprig PlantarPolly PlantarHop Pop PlantarBessieOne-Eyed WallyLeopold LoggleIvy SundewFelicia SundewSylvia SundewMaddie FlourSadie CroakerStumpyAlbus DuckweedApothecary GaryMayor ToadstoolToadieSashaMarcyZappapedeCaptain GrimePercy
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"
Locations
AmphibiaWartwood SwampToad Tower
See also
Welcome to AmphibiaCalamity Box
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