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"Gridlocked"

Gridlocked is the 13th episode of Big City Greens. However, it is the 21st episode in chronological order.

Synopsis

Bill takes the family on a road trip to the country, the Greens' old home, only to wind up trapped in a traffic jam.[1]

Plot

While walking around in Big City, Bill is suddenly overcome with claustrophobia from the erratic and crowded population. He runs home and looks at his framed photo of a deer in the wild and gets the idea to take the family to the country for an outing. Everyone agrees and are all on their way. While in the car, the Greens each become bothered by certain things. Bill is still feeling the stress of driving in traffic, Cricket tries to get a local trucker to honk his horn (which he refuses), Tilly becomes fixated on a incredibly dirty truck and Gramma Alice is annoyed at the current songs that she hears on the radio. They end up becoming gridlocked and decide to step out of the truck to stretch their legs and look around.

Tilly tries to clean the truck using her bottle of water, but this ends up being ineffective and she commandeers a nearby firetruck to wash the car which she successfully does. Alice sits and waits in the truck and tries listening to the music, but does not like anything that she hears. She decides to call into the studio and angrily demands to the DJ that they play a classic song instead of the more recent ones. The DJ complies, because apparently Alice reminds him of his disapproving mother, and he fearfully begins playing a song that satisfies Alice's demands. Cricket gets chased by a large intimidating truck driver who refused to honk his horn and after a lengthy chase, the truck driver catches him only to reveal that he simply wanted to tell Cricket that his horn did not work. They part on good terms.

Bill ventures to the front of the traffic and finds Officer Keys blocking the front due to a "beast" that was found. Bill ventures forward and discovers that it is a "majestic young buck" that turns out to be aggressive. When the buck gets his head stuck in a fence, Bill frees and he becomes friendly with him catching a view of Big City from afar and realizing that it does not look so bad. The Greens all head out to the outskirts of town to drop off the buck and Bill decides that it is better for them to just go back home. As Alice once again forces the DJ to play her favorite song, the family head back into Big City, only for them to get into another traffic jam.

Cast

Minor

Titles in other languages

Language Title Translation
Japanese 交通渋滞
Kōtsū Jūtai
The Traffic Jam

References

Songs

'Cause it's Fun, Fun, Fun!
Barry Cuda
Life is All About Your Point of View

— 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 Shorts 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 Store
Misc. Big City Greens: Road TripTheme Song TakeoverBroken Karaoke • Disney Channel: Holidays Unwrapped
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