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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 is 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 tells her she is toast since Rosie has to train the new maids, so Lo is left to clean the house alone. She manages to do so but that does not let her off the hook. 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 gives her a lecture on how he got into the hotel business. While he learned to have a work ethic, he has realized his own daughter does not know the value of a dollar, and so decides her punishment: Lo is to spent the summer working as a waitress at the resort. Her credit cards are taken away and she is banned from the spa, and she will be moving into the staff house until she learns responsibility. Lo states she needs time to pack. However, Rosie is there with all her stuff packed, revealing she knew of the idea all along. Johnny then comes to bring her bags to the dorms. Lo decides that she will be able to do it easily, but is upset when she learns that she has to wear a uniform and get up at 7:00 a.m. to have said uniform fitted.

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. Broseph listens to her about how Emma is a terrible waitress, how she is homesick, her not having money for lessons to surf or a surfboard, and to top it off her roommate's a skunk! Broseph decides to take Emma somewhere which she says "yes" 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 she is moving into 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 tells him that Andrew was there earlier looking for Emma. Emma had the lowest evaluation and they all think she is getting fired. Martha, though, couldn't care less, which Lance and Ripper take offence to. Johnny, also put off by Martha's cold attitude, 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 do not 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 where she meets her new roommate sitting on a second bed, Lo. She is filled in on the punishment Lo's dad gave her. Even though Fin is mad at her for being the major reason why they didn't get a chance to surf, she feels better that Lo is being punished for it. The two then hear Emma crying since her room has been declared an environmental hazard. So Fin offers her to stay in their room, on the 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

Main article: Another Grom Bites the Dust/gallery
Previous episode: Next episode:
"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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