"Space Chicken" is the first segment of the first episode of Big City Greens (though it is the second episode in the series' chronology).

Synopsis

Cricket enlists the help of Tilly and Remy when he comes up with a plan to impress his new neighbors by launching a chicken into space.

Plot

Cricket and Tilly Green return to their new home after joyriding in the family tractor. Their father Bill frustratingly explains to the children that due to them being new to Big City, they need to make a good impression on their neighbors. Cricket resolves to launch a chicken into space as he thinks it will get people's attention. After failing with a see-saw system, Cricket and Tilly convince a local kid named Remy Remington to ditch his violin lessons in favor of helping them. Remy suggests using a slingshot system instead and the siblings reveal that they know where to look.

They sneak into Gramma Alice's room to retrieve her pantyhose to use in their slingshot, but end ups accidentally waking her. Alice threatens the children claiming that they have "two counts for trespassing" and thus, must pay the ultimate price: kisses on her cheek, which they reluctantly give her. Cricket uses the pantyhose to launch the chicken off the roof of the house, but the chicken ends up landing in Big Coffee where it causes a ruckus and destroys some of the dining area. The sole employee, Gloria, and the customers confront Bill with Cricket about his reckless behavior and warn him with letting Cricket venture over to the restaurant ever again.

Bill sends Cricket to his room as punishment for not listening to his advice properly, where he laments his failure. Remy however is convinced that Cricket can pull off the feat and the two of them plus Tilly sneak out with a firecracker to launch the chicken. Unfortunately, the firecracker turns out to be a dud and the crowd that Cricket gathered begins walking away. Desperate, the kids begin launching all of their chickens with Alice's pantyhose and end up making chaos in the street. The original chicken finally prepares itself and Cricket uses all of his energy to finally launch her into space. A man in the crashed car and two neighboring children see Cricket's success and compliment him. Bill and Alice arrive in time to see this and the Greens happily hug one another, with Remy joining in as well, while the chicken lands on the building adjacent to the Green's house.

Cast

Trivia

  • This episode chronologically takes place after "Welcome Home" as Cricket mentions having just moved into the neighborhood to a jogger. The latter episode was to air first, but it got replaced with this episode instead for unknown reasons.
    • This creates somewhat of an awkward start. The reason for this is because this was developed as a pilot episode. As typical with pilot episodes, there is a lack of continuity with the actual show as it is meant to be presented as what a typical episode would be like.
    • This episode was paired with "Welcome Home" on Disney+.
  • Cricket admits that his room in the house is not perfect, as he can still hear the traffic outside, making it somewhat difficult for him to sleep at night and his secret exit behind the drawers makes the room cold at night.
  • Tilly is noticeably not as talkative in this episode as she is in the rest of the series. The reason for this is because the Houghton Brothers had envisioned the show to be mostly about Cricket and Remy. This changed once the show got picked up and they realized that Cricket and Tilly's relationship was more important.
  • Chris Houghton revealed that the original premise had Cricket trying to get everyone to remember his name, hence why he wanted to launch a chicken into space, so that he can impress them. The only remnant is when he accidentally scares Gloria with a chicken and shouts "My name’s Cricket! I’m your neighbor!". Chris ultimately felt that the main focus of the episode should be about Cricket and his father.[1]
  • Despite being the premiere, Big City's other areas are never shown. Cricket and the Greens stay in and around their house, particularly the front yard and roof, with a brief cut to Big Coffee, going no place further.
  • Moral: When making an impression, don't cause destruction.

International Premieres

Gallery

References

  1. "Tumblr Space Chicken Post". Tumblr (February 23, 2020).


External links


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Media
Big City GreensChibi Tiny TalesRandom RingsMiss Tilly's Fun Time TV MinuteBig City Greens: ShortsgivingBroken KaraokeTheme Song TakeoverChibi Tiny Tales
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
Locations
Big CityGreens' HouseGloria + Green Café • Remingtons' Mansion • Nancy's Trailer • Wholesome Foods
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
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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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