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"Doug to the Rescue" is the second part of the seventh episode of season one of Nickelodeon's Doug.

Synopsis[]

When Doug Funnie sees Roger Klotz harassing Patti Mayonnaise to help him with his book report, Doug saves Patti from Roger and imagines himself as Quailman.

Recap[]

Intro[]

The episode begins with the introduction of Quailman, Doug's alter ego. Quailman is later seen as one of Doug's drawing.

Main Episode[]

Doug is in his room thinking about the days where someone ready needed to act as the superhero. The next scene shows the students in Ms. Wingo's class studying for their imminent book report. Roger asks Patti to assist him on his assignment, but an annoyed Patti refuses, making a persistent Roger cajole her many times, something Doug dislikes. Repeatedly, Patti tells Roger to leave her alone while Doug will not tolerate it. Both Patti and Roger get a stern lecture from Ms. Wingo, as well as Skeeter and Doug when they mention this. Ms. Wingo also adds that the report will equal a third of the students' grade, much to Roger's worry, and he ends up pestering Patti even more about it.

Doug's imagination: Patti is being held hostage by Klotzilla, who climbs up a building. As Patti calls for Quailman, the superhero flies around, demanding the monster to let Patti go, only to get flicked by the monster. As Quailman returns, he informs that despite not having any human strength, he has the patience, speed and intelligence to make up for it. He hides in the bushes and flies in front of Klotzilla's face, using his superpower the Quail Eye to "stupify" him as he faints to the ground, dropping Patti in the process. When Klotzilla regains consciousness, Quailman uses his Quail Eye on him again and he flies away with Patti in his arms.

Roger is then on his knees in class, begging for assistance from Patti, who shouts at him in annoyance. Ms. Wingo sends the two in detention for disrupting the class, as well as Doug and Skeeter. In detention, Roger continues to annoy Patti, but Patti reminds Roger to leave her alone otherwise she will tell Mr. Bone on him. So Doug reminds Roger to leave Patti alone and accidentally bangs Roger on the nose.

This evokes a showdown outside of the school building after an angered Mr. Bone dismisses the students out of detention. As Roger is set to cream Doug, Doug imagines himself as Quailman and shifts behind every object outside. As he gives Roger the "Quail Eye", Doug's friends are convinced that he is psyching Roger out. As Doug imagines himself defeating Klotzilla as Quailman, the showdown is cut short when Mr. Bone intervenes. Roger decides that it's time for him to leave to start his book report. Skeeter and Patti congratulate Doug for winning the fight by using brains instead of brawns. When Skeeter asks where he learned his moves, Doug responds that "a little bird told me".

Back in his room, Doug writes in his journal and informs that brains beats brawns anyday. In the end, Doug shows off the power of the Quail: patience, intelligence, and speed. He and Porkchop eventually become dizzy and fall to the floor. They begin laughing as well.

Trivia[]

  1. In Doug‘s imagination, Klotzilla is a reference to Godzilla.
  2. This was actually the first time that a character has been punished by a teacher And the second time that the main protagonist has been punished.
  3. this was the first time that the main antagonist has not targeted the main protagonist.
  4. It is revealed that Roger has flunked Mrs. Wingo‘s class before and he was held back to repeat Mrs. Wingo’s class.
  5. This episode was the first appearance of Quailman.
  6. Roger’s actions towards Patti when he continued to annoy her is an example of bullying When Roger escalated the action by poking Patti continuously
  7. This was one of the episodes that didn’t include Porkchop until the end.
  8. It appeared that Mrs. Wingo wrongfully punished Patti, because Patti was being bullied by Roger and she actually did the right thing by screaming for him to stop, getting Mrs. Wingo’s attention—it is the right thing to do if you’re being bullied in school. She should’ve only punished Roger bullying Patti after she told him to stop.
  9. Mrs. Wingo may have made a mistake by punishing Doug and Skeeter, because they were only eyewitnesses towards Roger‘s actions towards Patti. Doug was actually doing the right thing by speaking up by telling so that his friend is being bullied. Doug and Skeeter were actually innocent bystanders. Speaking up IS the right thing to do if you are being bullied or you see your friends getting bullied in school.
  10. In the detention hall, Doug himself became a victim of bullying when Roger threatened him when he told Doug that he was going to beat him up after Detention was over.
  11. When Mrs. Wingo punished both Patti and Roger for Roger’s bullying towards Patti, this is a reference to the episode “Girl Trouble” from “Hey Arnold“ because Arnold was also a victim of bullying and when Helga threw paint at Arnold forcing him to retaliate, Mr. Simmons punished Arnold only even though it was actually Helga who at first did the action. He should’ve punished Helga also for throwing the paint at Arnold. An example of bullying when the person who is responsible for bullying gets the victim in trouble or forcing the victim to retaliate and fight back. In Patti and Roger’s point of view, both the victim and the bully we’re punished. In the Hey Arnold episode; Girl Trouble; it was only the victim who was punished.
  12. There are two morals to this episode: 1: Bullying is wrong. 2: Don’t be afraid to speak up and tell someone if something goes wrong, especially a responsible adult like a teacher or a parent

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