Overall Rating 5/6
The episode opens at the Fortress
of the Wizard, where the Wizard is playing with a paddleball.
Louie comes in just as the ball's string snaps. As it turns
out, the Wizard is still depressed about the failure of
Wizardworld. Louie suggests throwing a party, but the Wizard
shoots the idea down. After a moment of inspiration, he
decides to hold a festival to celebrate all of the Grundo's wizards,
namely him. Unsurprisingly, he decides it's a perfect
opportunity to recoup the funds he lost on Wizardworld. He
then sets Louie to writing an article about it for the Grundo Gazette.
We then cut to Gimmick's house, where the Trio are reading the
article. We find out that there will be a few sporting event
along with three races: an air race, a water race, and a land
race. Grubby suggests the three enter as a team, and both
Gimmick and Teddy agree. LB, who's been lurking near the
doorway overhears the conversation and decides to inform Tweeg about
At Tweeg's tower, LB bursts in and his shout startles Tweeg.
He drops a glass flask and test tube on the floor, shattering
them. LB informs him about Wizardweek, and Tweeg promptly
tells him that he couldn't care less about it. After LB
comments that Gimmick is entering, he quickly changes his mind.
*after getting hit by a copy of the Grundo Gazette* Why can't
you hand things to people like everyone else?
'Cause I ain't got hands.
You always have an excuse, don't you?
could win that prize easily.
I dunno, Tweek. That Gimmick guy is pretty smart.
Smart? Hah! I'll show you smart.
There's a first time for everything.
Tweeg then gives LB a letter to take to Gimmick.
In the letter, Tweeg offers a challenge to the Trio, with the loser
leaving the valley forever. After hearing a few well placed
insults to his pride, Gimmick angrily accepts Tweeg's challenge.
*to LB* You tell your boss that I accept his challenge!
And tell 'im to pack his bags.
Whatever you say, Limrick.
That's Gimmick! Newton Gimmick!
We're then treated to a montage of Louie putting
up banners, along with various teams preparing for the competition.
Meanwhile, Gimmick is still fuming over Tweeg's insults, causing him to
shout at Teddy and Grubby and to hurt himself. After a small
lecture from Teddy about patience, he finally calms down.
The next day, the competition begin. People from all over
Grundo are in the stands waiting for the races to begin. The
crowd is treated to a parade of the competing teams.
Competing along with the Trio and Tweeg are Wooly along with a group of
Fobs, a group of Grunges, Leota and a group of woodsprites and elves,
Prince Arin along with Princess Aruzia and Ol' Beanly, and Elanore.
Hear that, mummy? They hate me! Well deserved
respect for a great villain.
Too bad there ain't one here.
Soon after, Louie rolls up with a huge box, containing what everyone
believes to be the mystery prize.
Song: "When We See That Wonderful Prize"
Louie asks the Wizard what the prize is and is shocked when he tells
him that it's nothing. The Wizard reassures Louie that he'll
think of something eventually. He then kicks off the
The games start out with a three-legged race. Amusingly,
Grubby is able to compete by himself. Tweeg attempts to cheat
by putting hot foot powder in the other competitors' shoes.
As usual, it backfires horribly. LB and Buffy, who are
competing as a duo, fail miserably at the race, and Grubby and a duo of
Fobs rush past the finish line and into a pond.
The next event is the high-jump. After demanding that the bar
be put up at its maximum height, Tweeg sticks a balloon in LB's mouth
so he can float over the bar. When he bites the balloon to
come back down, he goes flying and gets stuck in the Wizard's chair.
Next is an obstacle course. Once again, Tweeg tries numerous
attempts to cheat, but they all fail spectacularly. Even
attempts by Elanore and LB flop.
And so, Day 1 of Wizardweek comes to a close.
episode kicks off the four part Wizardweek arc, and it starts with a
Humor and hijinks are rampant in
the this episode. Tweeg and his cohorts' attempts at cheating
are nothing short of hilarious, and Gimmick's reaction to Tweeg's
taunting is amusing in its own right. It sets the humorous
tone of the arc perfectly, and nicely sets up the races of the upcoming
If you like humor, this is a
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