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"Another Grom Bites the Dust"
Season 1, Episode 2
Episode name reference to/pun on: The 1980 song "Another One Bites the Dust" by the British rock band Queen.
Canadian Airdate: June 28, 2009
USA Airdate: July 23, 2009
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"Welcome to Paradise, Dudes!"
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"Board and Confused"


"Another Grom Bites the Dust" is the second episode of the first season of Stoked, and the second overall.

Summary

Continuing the same day that the the first episode was set in, the main characters begin to adjust further to their new jobs at the hotel.

Plot

Emma comes out of the changing room with her waitress uniform on, which is based off of an authentic wench outfit from the late 1800s, according to Bummer. Fin's then given her maid dress, which she immediately hates. Wipeout the mascot however sticks his head out the changing booth beside Fin, and pointedly tells her to consider herself lucky. Bummer tells her that the guests like to see workers that look like they won't steal from them. Before Fin can comment, Emma just tells her to put it on. Reef and Broseph come in with their uniforms on. Reef makes fun of the girls' uniforms and Emma responds that at least they don't look like a "preppy little momma's boy," to which Bummer even chuckles. They are all given their name tags, tossed over Bummer's shoulder to the floor. Bummer then tells them that it's not true that he has a tradition of firing one employee on the first day: actually, sometimes it's more than one. Emma freaks out and hopes she doesn't mess up.

Lo is still cleaning up the Penthouse and Rosie, who points that Lo's going to be in some serious trouble once her dad gets back, has to leave Lo to finish cleaning up the penthouse by herself since she has to go train the new maids that arrived as part of the summer staff. Although Lo's obviously a little angry at Rosie for leaving her (even if though it's technically her job to train the new maids), Lo actually ends up doing a pretty good job of cleaning up the penthouse by herself. However, it doesn't let her off hook--as it turns out, her bratty younger brother, George, was sent a video of the party last night via his buddy's MyFace, and her father saw Lo at the party. Her dad summons her to his office, and after giving her a lecture on how he got ultimately got into the hotel business, reveals the punishment he's come up with for her: being forced to work at the resort for the summer while being treated like another employee until Mr. Ridgemount feels that Lo has learned her lesson. On top of all that:

  • She has to live in the staff house.
  • All of her credit cards are taken away and she can't use the hotel's spa.
  • She's been assigned to work in the dining room, which means that she has wear the same serving wench uniform that Emma's wearing for her job--also, she has to punch in for the breakfast shift at 7:30 the next morning, although Bummer advises Lo to come in earlier to have uniform properly fitted.

Lo's very upset about her punishment and tries delaying it by saying that she needs time to pack, but it turns out that Rosie has already packed up all of her stuff (indicating that she knew about Lo's punishment from the beginning) and Johnny soon comes up to help her take her stuff to the staff house. Lo figures that she'll be able to do her job in the dining room easily, but is obviously still upset about how her summer vacation is turning out so far.

The rest of the new staff members are back from training and are tired. However, Reef states that this is the time to surf and they decide to get their stuff and meet back on the porch in five minutes. Emma goes back to her room and finds out that there is a skunk in her room, and it sprayed her bed! Afterwards, her roommate, Martha (who was responsible for the skunk spraying the room when she threw Emma's flip-flops at it), tells Emma that she is bunking with a friend in town, leaving Emma in her own room (along with the skunk, which is still hiding in the room's closet). Emma has to pass on surfing to clean her stuff from the skunk spray, much to her displeasure. In the Laundry room, Emma is crying and is noticed by Broseph. When Broseph asks Emma what's wrong, Emma explains how bad her day has gone: she's terrible at her job, she's homesick, she's doesn't have a surfboard, she doesn't have any money for surf lessons and to top it off, her roommate's a skunk! Broseph, feeling bad for her, offers to take her somewhere, which she says agrees to.

Reef and Fin are almost at the beach until Bummer asks them to hall sit, which they do. It turns out hall sitting is babysitting the kids in a room from the hall while their parents dine out. They decide to call back home to see what's up. Fin's sister, Sam McCloud, is using all of Fin's stuff, even her long board, and that their parents are letting Sam stay in Fin's room for the summer. Reef's buddy Moe from the previous episode's lame job turns sweet when their buddy Brad becomes manager, gets rid of the horrible uniforms, and they get their own hours. Both are so mad that they don't notice that the two kids in the room are running wild in the hall. Lo gets to the staff house followed by Johnny with her bags, and fills him in on why she is there. She asks him to bring her stuff back to the resort and have her stay in an open room. Johnny, though, says he can't since he doesn't want to get fired. When Johnny is back on the porch, Lance and Ripper tell him that Andrew was there earlier looking for Emma. As it turns, Emma apparently had the lowest evalution out of all the empoyees, and they think she's probably going to get sent home. Martha, though, couldn't care less, which Lance and Ripper take offence to. Johnny, also put off by Martha's cold attitude towards Emma, gets an idea and excuses himself.

At the beach Emma has her new surfboard and asks what are they doing. Broseph reveals that he will teach her how to surf for free. They work on her surfing for most of the afternoon. At the end of the day, Emma is an official surfer girl. Back at the dorms, Broseph points out to the other surfers that Emma is a natural at surfing. Meanwhile, Johnny uses his front desk computer station to get into the hotel's database, and changes the evaluation score for Emma by switching hers with Martha's. When Emma and Broseph make it back to the dorm, Bummer comes and announces the employee with the lowest evaluation, thanks to Johnny, is Martha. Lance and Ripper don't feel sorry for her in the least, and are even smiling, possibly thinking that karma just handed Martha what she deserved.

After Martha storms off, Bummer announces that they are all on six weeks probation and if they get three strikes, they will be fired. When Bummer leaves, Fin heads to bed--but is surprised to see Lo in there, who explains that she and Fin are going to be roommates since the other bedroom (Emma's room) smelled too bad. Lo fills Fin in on who she is and why she's there, and while Fin's obviously upset that it's Lo's fault that she and the others didn't get a chance to surf, she feels better that Lo's at least being properly punished for it. The two then hear Emma crying since her room has been declared an environmental hazard and obviously can't stay in there. Fin, feeling bad for Emma, tells her to move in with her and Lo, since their room has a third bed. They then hear Reef telling them that they are having a bonfire on the beach for new staff. On the beach, Fin makes a toast to the summer and to Surfer's Paradise.

Trivia

  • It is revealed that Broseph was the one who drove Lo's jeep into the pool at the party the night before.
  • Emma states that she has a dog and brother.
  • Stoked Radio:
  • The pig seen belongs to the Kahuna.
  • In order for Emma to remove the skunk smell, she would have to use the Hydrogen Peroxide Method, an unstable formula consisting of one quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide, one quarter cup of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid hand soap.
  • The limousine the Ridgemounts use is a Lincoln Town Car.
  • Lance and Ripper were seen sharing a latte.

Goofs

  • It seems unlikely that Reef's surfboard would break under his weight as later episodes show him jumping on one and being on one with Fin.
  • Emma said she did not have a board yet in the first episode she has her board.
  • It is claimed by Mrs. Ridgemount in this episode that Lo had just graduated from Grade 11 at the end of that school year, but this is most likely a goof by the show's writers. Lo, who is only 15 years old, would actually have passed from Grade 9 to Grade 10 under British Columbia's secondary school system.

Appearances

Quotes

Mr. Ridgemount: Lauren, get in here now!
Lo: (Nervous) It's gonna be fine—watch.
Ty: She's so grounded.
George: That's the understatement of the year!

Broseph: Okay, paddle paddle paddle! Pop up! (Emma pops up) Nice! Now pop up and give me hula hands. (Emma does it) Hula hands!
Emma: Hula hands!
Broseph: You got it, dude!
Emma: Hey, what about sharks?
Broseph: Don't worry about it—you smell too bad.
Emma: Ugh, shut up!

Emma: (Sniffs the air) Ugh, what is that?
Martha: You were right; there was a skunk in here. He kinda got ticked off when I threw your flip-flops at him and he sprayed your bed. I'm gonna room with a friend in town. It's all yours.

Fin: Okay, I have a toast. Maybe our jobs kind of stink.
Reef: And our boss is a total dork.
Fin: (Laughs) Yeah, but the waves are awesome and this beach is beautiful, and this summer is seriously gonna be fun! To Surfer's Paradise!
Everyone: Surfer's Paradise!

Fin: Who are you?
Lo: Your new roommate, Lo! Other room smells like skunk!
Fin: (Notices Lo's luggage) That's a lot of stuff! You lugged it all here with you?
Lo: I only had to come from the penthouse!
Fin: Oh, wait. You're the Lo whose huge party we spent all day cleaning up after? We didn't get to surf because of you!
Lo: Well, that's kind of your job, isn't it?
Fin: How long did you say you'd be staying here?
Lo: Not very long! My dad went Outer Limits about my party and is like, trying to teach me a lesson or something. I'm totally cut off! He's actually making me work in the dining room.
Fin: Wow, he's hardcore!
Lo: I know, right? So it's cool if I crash here?
Fin: Yeah, sure! Knowing you're being tortured for trashing the place kinda makes me feel better about having to clean it. (Emma sees her door and cries) Hey, what's wrong?
Emma: Oh, my room has been declared an environmental hazard.
Fin: Come on; you're officially staying with us.
Emma: Really? (Sees Lo) Who are you?
Lo: It's a long story!

Lo: So, Daddy's not mad at me anymore, is he?
Mrs. Ridgemount: I wouldn't say that...
George: Completely postal doesn't even begin to describe his state.
Lo: What do you know?
George: Enough to stay out of the paper.

Lo: Uh, is that my Yummy Couture track suit?
Mrs. Ridgemount: Hmmm, you know it. Don't I look fly?

Fin: (Seeing Emma in her uniform) Oh my gosh, that is so bad!
Emma: (About her uniform) I really have to wear this?
Bummer: (Carrying Fin's uniform) It's an authentic wench costume dating back to the 1800s.
Fin: (Seeing her uniform) Okay, this is so lame! I'd rather wear the wench thing.
Wipeout: (Pulls back the curtain) Consider yourself lucky.
Bummer: (To Fin) Well, research shows that guests prefer their housekeepers to look neat and respectable. It makes them feel like you won't actually steal their possessions. (Fin gasps)
Emma: Just put it on!
Broseph: (Coming from the boy's side) This is really itchy!
Reef: (Spotting Emma) Arr, little wench, fetch me some cola or I'll make ye walk the plank!
Emma: (About Reef's uniform) At least I don't look like a preppy little momma's boy.
(Bummer, Broseph and Emma laugh)
Broseph: She's right, dude; you do.
Reef: (Seeing Fin in her uniform) Yikes! Now that is bad!
Fin: (About Reef's iPhone) Do it and you lose it! This is so humiliating!
Bummer: (Sarcastic) Yeah yeah yeah, life's unfair, Daddy doesn't love me, blah blah blah. (Throws the name tags over his shoulder) Here are your name tags; you are required to wear them at all times.
Zack: (To Broseph) Hey, aren't you the dude who drove the Jeep into the pool last night? That was awesome!
Broseph: (To Bummer) I have no idea what that guy is talking about, bro.

Gallery

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"Welcome to Paradise, Dudes!" "Board and Confused"
Season 1
Welcome to Paradise, Dudes!Another Grom Bites the DustBoard and ConfusedTake Your Kook to Work DayWaves of CheeseThe Very Very Very Very Very Important GuestHang 9Fast Times when the Rip Tide's HighReef And That Evil TotemCharging into the NightO Broseph, Where Art Thou?Reef, Broseph, and Emma's Totally Stupid AdventureBoards of GloryGroms Gone Wild!Chum MusicPenthouse of HorrorMr. WahineGrand Theft Whale BusA Boy Named LeslieWho Knows What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Clam?Slumber Party AnimalsEndless BummerBrofingerA Prank Too FarThe Pirate who Came to LunchThe Day the Sea Stood Still

See also: Episode Guide

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