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"Cricket's Kapowie"

Without my perfect hair, I don't have any kapowie!

Cricket's Kapowie is the 1st episode of Season 2 and the 59th episode of Big City Greens.


Cricket earns a role in Big Coffee's new TV commercial, but when he has a bad hair day, he loses his confidence.


Cricket and Gloria are working at Big Coffee when the latter mentions that Ms. Cho has a big announcement for them. It turns out that Ms. Cho is friends with, and possibly infatuated with, former filmmaker Donny Tinselton, who now directs commercials. He wants to direct a new ad for Big Coffee and is looking for a star. He offers both Cricket and Gloria lines for his commercial, but decides to give both lines to Cricket after taking a liking to his appearance - his hair particularly, which he calls his "statement piece" -and enthusiasm, which he calls "Kapowie!". As Cricket leaves to get ready, Tilly asks for a role and Donny gives her the role of "girl eating donut" which she takes seriously by becoming a method actor and purchasing numerous donuts for her to try in preparation.

Cricket misunderstands Donny's words about him and accredits his Kapowie to his hair after having positive encounters on the street. When he notices a strand of hair sticking out, he takes a shaver and accidentally shaves a bald spot down the middle. He panics and confronts his family with Bill trying to adjust to it while Gramma Alice laughs at him. He is further horrified when he begins to have negative encounters, believing his bad hair day meant he lost his Kapowie as well.

Cricker rushes to the salon to get his hair fixed. However, an over enthusiastic stylist just shaves off all of it. Cricket tries a wig, but it gets destroyed. He shows up to shoot the commercial, but his fear and nervousness over the loss of his hair prevents him from saying his line properly, causing Donny to fire him and replace him with Gloria.

As Cricket sits solemnly, Tilly, who has gotten sick from eating too much donuts, gives him encouraging advice by comparing him to a donut in that he is the donut and the jelly filling is his Kapowie. Realizing that he does not need his hair to be confident, Cricket steals the role back from Gloria by happily announcing his epiphany and Donny rehires him and puts Gloria back as his towel girl, much to her annoyance.

The shoot goes well, and then with Tilly and Gloria secured with small roles as well. At the end of the ad. Cricket wonders if he is getting paid for it.


Main article: Cricket's Kapowie and Car Trouble/Credits

Additional voices: Shane Houghton

Title in other languages

Language Title Translation Notes
Argentina Spanish (Latin America) El Kapowi de Grillo Cricket's Kapowie
Brazil Portuguese (Brazil) O Estouro do Cricket Cricket's Pop
Japan Japanese 味のあるヤツ クリケット Tasteful cricket
Portugal Portuguese O Charmuau de Cricket! Cricket's Charmwow!
Turkey Turkish Cricket Kapowie Cricket Kapowie
Vietnam Vietnamese Tố Chất Của Cricket Quality Of Cricket



ve Episodes List
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. Blood Moon • 20. Big Deal/Forbidden Feline • 21. Uncaged • 22. Harvest Dinner/Winner Winner • 23. Night Bill/Cheap Snake • 24. Hiya Henry/People Watching • 25. Valentine's Dance/Green Streets • 26. Hurty 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 1. Cricket's Kapowie/Car Trouble • 2. Urban Legend/Wishing Well • 3. Elevator Action/Bad Influencer • 4. Green Christmas • 5. Reckoning Ball/Clubbed • 6. Impopstar/Football Camp • 7. Heat Beaters/Bill-iever • 8. Shark Objects/Dream Weaver • 9. Level Up/Wild Side • 10. Garage Tales/Animal Farm • 11. Desserted/The Gifted • 12. Time Crisis/Gramma Driver • 13. Tilly Style/I, Farmbot • 14. Friend Con/Flimflammed • 15. Greens' Acres/Dolled Up • 16. Gabriella's Fella/Cheap Show • 17. Green Mirror/Cricket's Tickets • 18. Times Circle/Super Gramma! • 19. Present Tense/Hurt Bike • 20. Quiet Please/Chipwrecked • 21. Chipocalypse Now • 22. 'Rent Control/Pool's Gold • 23. Big Resolution/Winter Greens • 24. Mages & Mazes/Okay Karaoke • 25. Date Night/The Room • 26. Bleeped/Sellouts • 27. Fast Foodie/Spaghetti Theory • 28. Ding Dongers/Animation Abomination • 29. The Van/Bat Girl • 30. Cousin Jilly/Gloria's Café
Season 3 1. Squashed!
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