FANDOM


"The Ballad of Hopediah Plantar" is the first segment of the twenty-second episode of Amphibia. It aired on July 18, 2020.

Synopsis

Hop Pop's efforts to be hailed as a hero amongst some small-town folks backfires when he stands up to the wrong family.

Plot

While traversing through the desert, Sprig begins playing his fiddle about Hop Pop, much to Hop Pop's enjoyment. However, when Sprig mentions that Hop Pop cowered in fear and hid when the Toads attacked, Hop Pop becomes angered as he felt that he left out how he was the inspiration for the rebellion to begin with. They eventually come across Bitty Town, named so because the residents are itty-bitty frogs whom Anne and the Plantars tower over. As they greet the residents, a frog there size named Judro Hassleback arrives demanding money from the residents. Hop Pop stands up to him and kicks him out of town; earning applause and praise from the Bitties.

Hop Pop uses the opportunity to regale on his exploits, hyperbolically of course, but when the Bitties mention that the Hassleback family will arrive for revenge, Hop Pop is frightened. The Hasslebacks arrive almost immediately and Mama Hassleback challenges Hop Pop to removing her, which he is incapable of doing due to her size. Hop Pop is humiliated and he, Anne, Polly and Sprig are forced out of town, much to the Bitties' disappointment. As they head off back into the desert, Hop Pop has an epiphany. What he wanted was a song about himself when he should have been thinking about helping the townsfolk, and he hatches a plan.

Hop Pop struts into town and proceeds to "attack" the Hasslebacks with his tongue (actually just Anne, Sprig and Polly firing rocks at them). Mama catches on and knocks Sprig out from the distance. In fright, Hop Pop tries to flee, but after seeing the Bitties looking in fear and remembering Anne's words of wisdom and hearing them echoing in his head, Hop Pop overcomes his fear and bravely stood his ground. However, the Hasslebacks promptly beat up Hop Pop. As he lies in defeat, the Bitties suddenly become furious; growing teeth with their eyes turning red and attack the Hasslebacks. A child native named Bailey informs Hop Pop that he inspired them to defend those who cannot defend themselves. Freaked out by the suddenly violent Bitties, Anne and the Plantars race off back into the desert.

Elsewhere, the robot from the previous episode treks through the desert.

Cast

Song

  • "The Ballad of Hopediah Plantar"

Trivia

  • There does exist various genus of frogs who are tiny enough to stand on a dime. However, the episode depicts them as being capable of bearing teeth and attacking. While there are frogs with noticeable teeth, many of them use them more to clutch onto prey rather than actually attack.
  • One of the Bitties bursts out of Mama Hassleback's stomach. This visual is most likely a reference to the famous chestburster scene from Alien.

Gallery

External links

v - e - d
Anphibia logo
Media
Amphibia
Characters
Anne BoonchuySprig PlantarPolly PlantarHop Pop PlantarBessieOne-Eyed WallyLeopold LoggleIvy SundewFelicia SundewSylvia SundewMaddie FlourSadie CroakerStumpyAlbus DuckweedApothecary GaryMayor ToadstoolToadieSasha WaybrightMarcyZappapedeCaptain GrimePercyGeneral Yunnan
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" • "Night Drivers/Return To Wartwood" • "Enter Marcy/Scaver Hunt"

Locations
AmphibiaWartwood SwampToad Tower
See also
Welcome to AmphibiaCalamity BoxSuspicious Island
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+