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"Newts in Tights" is the first segment of the fifty-fifth episode of the Disney Channel animated series, Amphibia.

Synopsis

While on a recon mission, Anne and Sprig confront an old mentor.

Plot

Anne and Sprig are surveying a caravan lead by newts that are loyal to King Andrias when a small boy named Jojo Potato is found in their pathway. He turns out to be a distraction as a group of hooded newts arrive and attack the whole caravan. Anne and Sprig are impressed, but find themselves cornered by the rebel newts. They are revealed to be lead by Tritonio Espada who claims to neither be working for Andrias, nor the resistance and has no interest in doing so. He takes Anne and Sprig to his camp where he reveals his backstory as a street urchin who had to do what it takes to survive. He agrees to help liberate another caravan of valuables and in return, he will join the resistance.

While Anne and Sprig distract some mind controlled snakes, Tritonio's newts go to liberate the caravan, only for it to be full of drones who attack and capture them. Unable to break his code of the street, Tritonio flees; leaving a bewildered Sprig and Anne to chase after him. Tritonio plans to pack up and leave, but Anne angrily confronts him; accusing him of having genuine attachment to his crew and leaving, simply because he feels that he needs to rather than wants to. As the newts face the robo judge, Anne and Sprig arrive to rescue them, with Tritonio finally coming to his senses and using his strategizing skills to defeat the robo-judge.

Anne once again asks that Tritonio join as he is a great strategist and he thanks her for opening his mind, while also complimenting her on how much she has changed. Back at the rebel base, Anne and Sprig are lead by Sasha to a secret door with a slot that Hop Pop found while trying to look for the bathroom. Sprig deduces that the family book with the picture of the Calamity Box would fit in it and they do so with the door opening. Inside is a small bedroom along with a red envelope, but when Sprig examines it, it is blank. The group lament that the reveal was disappointing and leave, but Sprig pockets the letter before exiting the room as well.

Cast

Trivia

  • The episode title is a reference to the Mel Brooks film, Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
  • Little Louise is named after Little John from the Robin Hood story.
  • Along with "Fight or Flight", according to Matt Braly, these episodes are the last "fun ones" since from "The Three Armies" up until the series finale, all of these episodes are going to be plot relevant.
  • Anne briefly uses her powers when she throws Tritonio's family sword at him.
  • It's revealed that some Toads and Newts have joined King Andrias.
  • The secret room that Hop Pop discovered most likely belongs to Leif for the following reasons:
    • The Planter family tome with the Calamity Box was the key to open the door to the room.
    • There is a carving of the Mossman on the desk.
    • The hanging cloak has a stylized L on it (the door has the same L, but was flipped upside-down to appear as a P for Planter).
    • A royal envelope contains a seemingly blank letter in it (Leif wrote secret messages that can be seen with special lenses).

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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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