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"Night Bill" is the first segment of the twenty-third episode of Big City Greens.

Synopsis

Cricket and Tilly become suspicious when they notice that Bill is sneaking out at night. They follow him and discover that he is working at a call in center run by a sadistic adrenaline powered boss. The kids decide to race him to free their dad.

Plot

Cricket and Tilly are playing with the junk in their front yard when Bill arrives with two brand new bikes for them and two tickets to the movies. The kids are excited, but Tilly notices that Bill is tired. Cricket chooses to ignore it however and enjoy their new gifts. While using the bathroom in the middle of the night, Cricket sees Bill leaving with a duffel bag, but does not say anything about it. The next morning, Bill buys doughnuts for the kids from "the fancy place downtown" and the kids once again notice that Bill is tired and sleepy. Despite Cricket trying to convince Tilly to just sit back and let Bill do whatever he is doing so that they can enjoy the new things he is buying for them, Tilly coaxes Cricket to help investigate Bill's midnight runs. They sneak into the bed of the truck as Bill drives to a building deep in the city. The kids enter and discover that it is a strange and bland office building full of incredibly glum looking employees who are trying to sell an energy soda called Beef Up over the phone.

The kids see that Bill works under a mean and abusive man named Jyle Donelan, a man who drinks his own product and brags about his past of having won "season 14 of the hit 90's competition show, Global Fight Race". The kids confront Bill about his new job and he reveals that he felt ashamed seeing his children playing with the junk in the yard and felt that he has not become a good provider. Out of desperation, he decided to join the sales team of Beef Up Protein Drinks to make ends up. While Cricket admits that he enjoys the new gifts from Bill's new job, he and Tilly convince Bill that he is all they need and that they want him to go back to being a farmer again. However, Jyle reveals that Bill signed a contract stating that he is to work for at his business for a whole year and cannot quit. Bill then resigns himself to his calls.

Not wanting to give up, Cricket and Tilly challenge Jyle to a Global Fight Race style competition to free Bill. Jyle counteracts; if he wins Bill will have to work for him for two (later five) years. The racers set their "chariots" (actually just office chairs) and their "steeds" (Bill for Cricket and Tilly and Mark for Jyle) as they race around the office to the mile amusement and indifference to their coworkers. Things seem lost when Jyle uses dirty tactics to trip up Bill, but Cricket quickly grabs a couple of Beef Up soda to use as rockets to propel them to the finish line. The kids tell Bill that they love him more than they love "things" and Tilly gives Cricket the original contract Bill signed for him to eat. However, he swallows a staple and Bill makes a declaration for him to go to the emergency room.

Cast

Trivia

  • Gramma Alice is absent.
  • The name of the doughnut place that Bill went to is called Höl.
  • Cricket and Tilly have apparently used the "pig in the bed" trick to fool dad into thinking they are asleep before.
  • Jyle resembles Anger from Inside Out.
  • Global Fight Race is meant to be a parody of The Amazing Race, American Gladiators and Ben-Hur.
  • Morals:
    • Don't take up jobs that are not up your alley.
    • There's nothing more to love than your own family.

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Media
Big City Greens
Characters
Cricket GreenTilly GreenBill GreenAlice GreenGloria SatoRemy RemingtonNancy GreenPhoenixOfficer KeysBennyKikiWeezieBrettAndromedaChip WhistlerRussell RemingtonRashida RemingtonVasquezAlexander and TerryMiriam ChoJuan PabloCommunity SueMaria MediaMr. GrigorianGwendolyn Zapp
Locations
Big City • Greens' House • Big Coffee • Remingtons' Mansion • Nancy's Trailer
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 GrammaPresent Tense / Hurt BikeQuiet Please / Chipwrecked
Cancelled: Hands-On History

Songs
Do 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 Sundae Challenge
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