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"Board and Confused"
Season 1, Episode 3
Episode name reference to/pun on: The 1968 song Dazed and Confused by Jake Holmes.
Canadian Airdate: July 5, 2009
USA Airdate: July 30, 2009
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"Board and Confused" is the third episode of the first season of Stoked, and the third overall.

Summary

When the group has to go through initiation so they can surf the Office, they go through massive torture. Meanwhile, Lo finally gets that her dad is serious about her working.

Plot

Johnny, Ripper, No Pants Lance, and Ty are all surfing at the Office, the perfect breaking point on Sunset Beach where only they know of its location. When they get back they are reminded by their fellow co-worker Kelly about Grom initiation, the initiation of the newcomers. After the groms are startled awake with a 7 AM wakeup, they gathered outside on the porch along with Wipeout and are told what Grom initiation is: doing what the seniors tell them to do, no matter what, until 6 p.m. While at first they are reluctant, they are told that their reward, if they make it through the day, will be access to the Office. Lo does not take it seriously though, as she still thinks her situation is temporary, while Reef tries to find it all on his own. When Reef and Wipeout try to find it by following the seniors, they get busted and are hung up in a tree via wedgies. In the Pirate Ship, Kelly, Emma's supervisor, deliberately spills clam chowder on Emma and tells her once she's finished cleaning it off, she has to serve the Ridgemounts. Meanwhile, Fin has to clean a room that was seriously trashed. Broseph is let off easy when he makes a deal with Johnny, 30% off for Johnny at Broseph's mother's surf shop and her seafood jambalaya, if Broseph doesn't have to do the gross things, just as long as the others don't find out.

While Emma is serving breakfast to the Ridgemount family, she asks Lo if she was going to punch in for work. However, Lo still thinks her punishment is a joke, but when her dad sees her he tells her to punch in soon. Lo says she will but when her dad leaves for a conference call, she says right after breakfast. Emma tells Lo that Ty is cute, but Kelly overhears this and in front of everyone, tells Emma to propose to him. Taking pity on her, Ty tells Emma that she doesn't have to, but she reminds him that she can't refuse. She proposes on one knee, for which Ty elbows George hard for laughing, then offering his hand to help her up, good-naturedly tells her to maybe ask again in ten years. Noticing the hand she held, he asks if she smells fish. Emma runs off horrified and humiliated, while Lo glares at Kelly for enjoying the whole scene. Around the corner, Emma states that that was the most embarrassing moment of her life. In the meantime, Reef's supervisors Ripper and Lance are having Reef clean the seniors' surfboards and say he loves seniors out loud but when he does a real senior shows up and gives Reef a look and moves her eyebrows in a flirting way.

When Ripper comes to see what Johnny has been planning for Broseph, Johnny tells him that Broseph will not want to continue living afterwards. Ripper has the idea of having Broseph wear the old Wipeout suit, which after 'Wipeout' threw up inside, has never been washed. When Ripper leaves Broseph tells Johnny that he refuses, but Johnny says he might have to. Brospeh says he "might" also have to tell Emma that Johnny has a crush on her; Johnny responds that he'll tell Ripper that he can't find it. Lo is golfing at the golf course when her dad finds her and yells at her to get to work. Reef shows up at Room 441, where Fin is still cleaning, with an atomic wedgie and tells her he was forced to give his supervisors foot massages. He's had enough and comes up with an idea on how to find the Office: he asks to borrow Fin's key to the Ridgemounts' penthouse. Fin refuses, and Reef explains that Ty must have some sort of record or a map to it but as he is saying this, Ripper and Lance appear behind him and hear everything; Reef realizes this and is then hauled away. Lo's bratty younger brother, George, spots Lo from the lobby in the gift shop trying on clothes, and saying that sometimes she makes it too easy, he points her out to their dad. Mr. Ridgemount has finally reached his breaking point, and George points out that their father's eye is twitching. On the beach, Reef is being tortured by his supervisors, forced by Lance toward having to kiss Ripper's butt. But then he reveals he had thrown the two seniors' surfboards into the ocean, giving him time to find the Office while they retrieve their boards.

Mr. Ridgemount finally brings Lo to the dining room personally and tells Kelly in a calm, but firm voice, that Lo will be working for her immediately, much to Kelly's pleasure. Mr. Ridgemount gives Kelly his card with his private number, and warns Lo that if he gets one call from Kelly, Lo won't be going on her trip to Europe. Lo gets her new uniform and is photographed by George, which sets her own eye twitching in rage. She is forced to go through Grom initiation, otherwise, Kelly will call Lo's dad. Ripper and Lance try to go after their boards, but the water tricycle they are riding on falls apart. The girls meet up at the staff house and Lo is aggravated after the first day, but Emma assures her they can make it. Broseph comes along and asks about the smell: Emma and Lo had their hair covered with expired mayonnaise and Fin had to clean seaweed out of a bathtub. They ask him about his day and he claims that Johnny has been hard on him, but he isn't even dirty to prove it. Kelly, Johnny and Ty come to the front porch and serve them two earthworms and two grasshoppers each. However, since Johnny told Broseph ahead of time, he has a doctor's note, raising suspicion from the other seniors. Fin finds the challenge of two worms easy, as her brothers had already done this to her when she was five. Emma and Lo discover they have a heaping plateful each (no doubt personally prepared by Kelly) AND Broseph's four insects. Ty clearly disapproves of the amount but can't say anything, and they are forced to eat it.

Reef, still looking for the Office, is found by Lance and Ripper, who chase him to the hotel, capture him, shove a snorkel mask and fins on him and throw him in the lobbyquarium to be chased after by Buster the shark. Meanwhile, the rest of the groms have to surf while covered in petroleum jelly, which involves a lot of pain, slipping and sliding off the boards. To avoid being eventually eaten by the shark, Reef finally caves in and agrees to do whatever challenges they have. The rest of the challenges include carrying three watermelons each uphill, a spray paint fight (done by the girls), being buried in sand while surrounded by crabs (at which Lo is seen visibly wailing and crying in fear of the crabs), the guys rolled through the lobby in strollers, swim trunks and baby bonnets, and even running through the lobby with nothing but the bonnets on.

Finally with 17 minutes left, the other seniors and Ty proclaim them to be hardcore and decide they've passed, but Kelly demands one last, sickest test for the groms. In a dumpster, there is a keychain with a surfboard on it, and if they don't find it in fifteen minutes they all fail. While most of them finally decide to concede, Emma encourages them to go in for the Office, even Lo, who the shocked Kelly is expecting to let the others down. Lo tells the other groms that if they find the keychain, it will be worth the added satisfaction of ticking Kelly off. To Kelly's stunned surprise, Lo is the one to triumph for the groms and find the keychain, and they are able to surf the Office. After a long day of surfing, they sit around the fire to talk about their day. Everyone has figured out by now that Johnny let Broseph off easy; the groms wonder where he is and are told that the seniors are punishing him by having him wear the old Wipeout suit during his shift.

Trivia

  • We find out that Johnny has a crush on Emma.
  • Emma states that it is the next day from the first and second episodes.
  • Fin reveals that she has four brothers back home.
  • The person working as the mascot (Wipeout) is apparently also a first-time employee, as he joined Reef the first time in trying to find out where the Office is (and is punished along with him). He is most likely a local, as he was already working when the newcomers arrived on Sunset Beach.
  • Stoked Radio:
  • The animals in the woods leading to the Office know that Reef is not supposed to be there and attacks him.
  • Sonny enjoys grom initiation by biting Reef's foot.
  • Reef is the only grom who stands up to Kelly during the initiation rundown.

Goofs

  • When Reef and Fin are talking in room 441 (the Marvins' room), the room sign changes to "144".
  • Lance's tattoo changes from his right arm to his left through out the episode.
  • When Ripper and Lance get on the water tricycle, they're wearing their uniforms, but when they get out, they're in their surfing clothing.
  • Broseph calls the girls "bros" instead of "bras", the female version of "bro".
  • Reef shouldn't be feeling any pain with his flipper bitten, as the tip does not have the toe nearby (although he could be overreacting).
  • The box Reef, Fin, Emma and Broseph use to jump into the dumpster disappears when it's Lo's turn to get in.
  • Emma is giving Ty his food but earlier it was already there.
  • When Emma gives Ty his food there are two plates stacked on top of one another, then the bottom plate disappears.

Appearances

Quotes

Ripper: (Running with the seniors) Yeah, Mate!

Ty: Wicked session!
Lance: Did you see me get barreled?
Johnny: I definitely saw you get worked!
Lance: They don't call it the Office for nothing, dude! (All the seniors laugh)
Kelly: Come on, guys; it's almost seven. Time to haze some grom butts!
Ty: Right, the grand tradition of grom initiation. So how many we gonna let through this year?
Ripper: To surf the Office, I vote none!
Lance: You said it, dude!
Johnny: You know, we were groms once, and our seniors let us through.
Ripper: More groms equals less waves for me, equals an unhappy Ripper.
Kelly: I don't even surf; I just want to give them a hard time! (Smacks her fist into the palm of her hand in anticipation)
Lance: (About the new employees) We still get to torture them, right?
Johnny: Oh, definitely—humiliate away.

Kelly: (To the groms) Until six o' clock tonight, you are ours. If you run, we'll find you. If you resist, you'll just make it worse. You'll do anything a senior tells you to do today. If one of us tells you to bark, you say—
Broseph: "Woof"?
Kelly: If one of us tells you to jump, you say—
Wipeout: Oh, oh, oh! Um, "Woof"?

Lance: Who invented trikes to go on the water anyway?! Dude, seriously, who would do that for fun?!

Johnny: Hey man, what's up?
Ripper: Your board is being freshly waxed as we speak. Where's young Broseph?
Johnny: Yeah, he's not gonna wanna continue living after today for real.
Ripper: Nice, one less grommet on my waves!
Johnny: (Throws his voice making coughing sounds, alerting Broseph about Ripper) Just Mr. Smith, one of the guests always in the bathroom. Do not recommend going in there right now. So uh what else you have plan for Broseph?
Ripper: We just came up with the perfect idea for Broseph, the suit. (Lifts up a smelly orca costume)
Johnny: Ugh, that costume reeks! You know last week someone puked in there. I don't think anyone's ever cleaned it out.
Ripper: Exactly! This is where we separate the men from the groms. I better go check on Reef! (Exits)
Wipeout: (Walks to the front desk) That's my suit from last week! (Exits crying)
Broseph: Nah nah, I'm not wearing that, bro!
Johnny: I don't have a choice, man; I have to make you wear it!
Broseph: That's cool; maybe I'll tell Emma about your mad crush on her.
Johnny: Oops, can't find the suit.
Broseph: (Bumping fists with Johnny) My man!

George: Aren't you supposed to be taking my order?
Lo: Aren't you supposed to be taller?
Mr. Ridgemount: Your brother's right—why aren't you working?
Lo: Oh, it's okay; I've learned my lesson about respecting money and stuff and I'm ready to come about up to the penthouse.
Mr. Ridgemount: You're not going anywhere, young lady, not until you show me you've got a solid work ethic! I've got a conference call; I want you to report to work this morning.
Lo: Okay okay okay okay, right after breakfast.
Emma: (To Lo, referring to Ty) Okay, your brother is so cute!
Lo: Him! Eww!
Kelly: Too bad about your dad not letting you quit. I should feel sorry for you, but I don't because you're spoiled and rich!
Lo: Daddy was just tryin' to make a point. When he's really mad, his eye twitches. Hey, if you're not too busy minding other people's business, can I get an egg white omelet? Thanks.

Mr. Ridgemount: (Shouting to Lo, who is teeing off on the hotel golf course) LAURENNNN! I thought I told you to report to work!
Lo: Daddy, I can't! Have you seen the staff—
Mr. Ridgemount: NOW!
Lo: Okay okay, you could let me finish my basket.

George: (Spotting Lo in the gift shop) Sometimes she just makes it too easy. Come on Dad, there's something I think you really want to see.
Mr. Ridgemount WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!
Lo: Just picking up a new hoodie?
George: His eye is twitching now!

Reef: Oh, what are you going to do if we don't do what you say, you're gonna fire us?
Kelly: No.
Reef: Give us a strike?
Kelly: No.
Reef: (Exiting) Well, that's all I needed to hear.

Gallery

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"Another Grom Bites the Dust" "Take Your Kook to Work Day"
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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