"Backflip Bill"

Backflip Bill is the 8th episode of Big City Greens. However, it is the 12th episode in chronological order.


Cricket learns that Bill never realized his childhood dream of becoming a gymnast.


While trying to fix the heater, Cricket and Tilly discover a photo of Bill from his childhood in which he was a gymnast. Bill admits that he was great as a child, but before competing professionally he gave up. Gramma Alice chimes in stating that Bill was "uncoachable" and that he did not have the guts to do it. Cricket however thinks that Alice was simply a bad coach altogether and sets out to prove her wrong. The kids take Bill to the Big City Community Center (while wearing his gymnastic tights that surprisingly still fit) so that he can get back into the sport. Cricket tells Bill to just have fun and surprisingly he ends up being very nimble and capable of doing gymnastics. The administrator, Juan Pablo, tells Bill and Cricket that they have a gymnastics competition and they sign up to compete.

Cricket calls Alice to tell her that she was wrong about Bill and for her to come down to the Community Center and see for herself. However, when Cricket sees the competition, he becomes much harder on Bill just when Alice arrives to see and believes that he just is not cutting it to be a gymnast. Bill becomes sloppy, but when Cricket demands that they will not settle for anything less than first place, Bill yells back and leaves the stadium in tears. Alice then reveals to Cricket that she never gave up on Bill and that he simply chickened out. Realizing that Alice and his own coaching were what caused BIll to quit, Cricket goes out to speak with him and states that from now on he is not his coach, but his cheerleader instead.

Bill goes back inside and puts on his mix tape so that he can perform. He begins dancing in a spectacular display that dazzles everyone including Alice. On the last landing however, Bill trips and lands on his face. Alice nevertheless applauds Bill's routine as does the rest of the audience. Bill ends up coming in sixth place though he does not mind as he believes that tungsten is a more reliable material than gold. He decides to "retire" due to his body clearly being incapable of handling gymnastics. Alice finally compliments Bill as the family head out to get milk shakes.


Titles in other languages

Language Title Translation
Japanese ビルは体操選手
Biru wa Taisō Senshu
Bill's a Gymnast

— Episodes —
Season 1 1. Space Chicken/Steak Night • 2. Cricket Versus/Blue Tater • 3. Swimming Fool/Tilly's Goat • 4. Cricketsitter/Backflip Bill • 5. Gramma's License/Bear Trapped • 6. Photo Op/Remy Rescue • 7. Gridlocked/Mama Bird • 8. Welcome Home/Raccooned • 9. Fill Bill/Critterball Crisis • 10. Parade Day/DIY Guys • 11. Gargoyle Gals/Supermarket Scandal • 12. Barry Cuda/Suite Retreat • 13. Family Legacy/Paint Misbehavin' • 14. Rated Cricket/Homeshare Hoedown • 15. Cricket's Shoes/Feud Fight • 16. Breaking News/Cyberbullies • 17. Tilly Tour/Dinner Party • 18. Coffee Quest/Phoenix Rises • 19-20 Blood Moon • 21. Big Deal/Forbidden Feline • 22-23. Uncaged • 24. Harvest Dinner/Winner Winner • 25. Night Bill/Cheap Snake • 26. Hiya Henry/People WatchingValentine's Dance/Green StreetsHurty Tooth/Sleepover Sisters • 27. Trailer Trouble/Mansion Madness • 28. Park Pandemonium/Cricket's Biscuits • 29. Skunked/Axin' Saxon • 30. Cricket's Place/Volunteer Tilly
Season 2 31. Cricket's Kapowie/Car Trouble • 32. Urban Legend/Wishing Well • 33. Elevator Action/Bad Influencer• 34. Green Christmas • 35. Reckoning Ball/Clubbed • 36. Impopstar/Football Camp • 37. Heat Beaters/Bill-iever• 38. Shark Objects/Dream Weaver • 39. Level Up/Wild Side • 40. Garage Tales/Animal Farm
Country Kids in the City Hog RideTea PartyThe Last DonutDuck SandwichBee TreeSecret CatTilly's Cats
Random Rings Cricket Calls a Karate SchoolCricket Calls a Party StoreCricket Calls a SpaCricket and Tilly Call a Piano TeacherCricket Calls a Grocery StoreTilly Calls a LibraryCricket Calls a Pawn ShopTilly Calls a HotelCricket Calls an AquariumCricket Calls a Pet StoreTelemarketer Calls the GreensGramma Calls an Electronics Store
Miss Tilly's Fun Time TV Minute Meg Donnelly • Trevor Tordjman • Ariel Martin • Siena Agudong • Shelby Simmons • The Houghton Brothers • Israel Johnson • Izabela Rose • Max the Goat
Misc. Big City Greens: Road TripTheme Song TakeoverBroken Karaoke • Disney Channel: Holidays Unwrapped


  1. Cricketsitter / Backflip Bill Info Zap2it, Retrieved on 7 June 2018
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