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|airdate = June 12, 2014
 
|director = [[Masaaki Yuasa]]
 
|director = [[Masaaki Yuasa]]
|story = Masaaki Yuasa
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|story = [[Masaaki Yuasa]]
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|writerstoryboard = [[Masaaki Yuasa]]
 
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{{Youmay|[[Food Chain|the episode]]|the [[Food Chain (song)|song]]}}
 
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{{EpisodeHeader|6|7|overall = one hundred and sixty-third}}
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
On a field trip to the [[Candy Kingdom]] Museum of Natural History, [[Finn]] learns about the food chain by becoming the food chain.
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On a field trip to the [[Candy Kingdom]] Museum of Natural History, [[Finn]] and [[Jake]] learn about the food chain by becoming the food chain.
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The episode begins with children that have bodies resembling different shapes sliding down a slide, shouting out their excitement. The kids are viewed from an horizontal angle in the next scene as they go through a playground like structure. 
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The episode begins with candy children that have bodies resembling different shapes sliding down a slide, shouting with excitement. The kids are viewed from an horizontal angle in the next scene as they go through a playground-like structure. Finn and Jake are examining the "Catapilla Family." After watching Princess Bubblegum teach the children about the Food Chain, they head to the snack bar as Finn found Princess Bubblegum's class useless.
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While they're walking Magic Man appears behind the two without them knowing, and transforms them into birds. After singing an electronic version of "[[Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen]]," they fly down below to a place with an oasis on it. Jake eats some caterpillars, which disgusts Finn. After that Finn tries eating the caterpillars and pukes on the ground. In the next scene, Finn and Jake are shown to be very chubby and sitting on the ground lazily. Finn becomes confused for why he became full from eating few caterpillars. Jake informs him that they have been eating for hours. Soon, Finn and Jake notice a shadow on the ground that gradually becomes bigger. They look up to see a big bird trying to attack them. Finn and Jake dodge this attack and attempt to fly away. However, because of Finn's chubby body, Finn is not able to fly and skids across the ground. As the big bird flies closer, Finn cowers. The big bird does not recognize Finn and flies onward. As Finn tries to fly away, the big bird notices and flies towards him once again. Just as the big bird was close enough to strike, Magic Man converts Finn into the big bird.
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Finn then flies next to Jake. Jake does not recognize him, stating him as big and old. Finn hallucinates Jake as meat. Finn drools awfully, and states that Jake looks awesome and tasty. Finn asks Jake if he wants to go inside his mouth. Jake accepts and sits in his mouth. He states that Finn has a lot of saliva. Finn tries to eat Jake before he could escape from Finn's mouth. Finn attempts again to eat him. Finn elevates lower until he hits the ground. He lays on the ground while the sun sets, stating how hungry he is, and dies.
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However, Finn is turned into hundreds of bacteria. The bacteria notices the dead body of the big bird as food and eats it. Jake is also turned into a bacterium and states that Finn eating the big bird is disgusting. The bacteria becomes full after the big bird results as a skeleton. The bacteria is then swept away by a gust of wind. Finn and Jake then find themselves turned into flowers.
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Finn and Jake sing "[[We're Plants]]." During the song, caterpillars eat Finn and Jake's leaves, and small birds come to eat the caterpillars. Finn and Jake are then turned into caterpillars.
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Finn and Jake spot [[Erin]] who faints from the heat. Finn crawls to Erin quickly, madly in love with her. Finn and Jake crawl with her in search of an oasis. Erin faints again, and Jake finds an oasis. Finn, Erin, and Jake eat the leaves in the oasis. After a short discussion, Erin and Finn decide to get married.
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The scene changes into a leaf with a group of caterpillars with Jake hosting the marriage. Finn agrees to the marriage and everyone cheers. Suddenly, two birds are shown flying to the leaf, eating the caterpillars. Finn and Jake then change into the birds eating the caterpillars until they are back in reality. Finn has caterpillars stuffed in his mouth in which he spits them out.
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Back in reality, Finn realizes the lesson of the Food Chain and sings "[[Food Chain (song)|Food Chain]]," which PB soon joins singing with him.
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The end shows Finn transforming into a bird-caterpillar-plant-bacteria hybrid while the kids leave due to boredom, once again entering the slide seen in the beginning.
   
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
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===Major characters===
 
*[[Finn]]
 
*[[Finn]]
 
*[[Jake]]
 
*[[Jake]]
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*[[Erin]] (debut)
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*[[King Man|Magic Man]] (non-speaking)
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===Minor characters===
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*[[Candy Kid]]s
 
*[[Princess Bubblegum]]
 
*[[Princess Bubblegum]]
*[[Magic Man]]
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*[[Birds]]
*[[Worm]]
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*[[Worm|Caterpillars]]
*[[Erin]]
 
   
 
==Songs==
 
==Songs==
*Electronic version of "[[Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen]]" (the Queen of the Night's aria) from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's, ''The Magic Flute''
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*Electronic version of "[[Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen]]" (Queen of the Night's Aria) from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's ''The Magic Flute''
 
*"[[We're Plants]]"
 
*"[[We're Plants]]"
 
*"[[Food Chain (song)|Food Chain]]"
 
*"[[Food Chain (song)|Food Chain]]"
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*This episode, like "[[A Glitch is a Glitch]]," is animated in a style different from most other episodes due to having a guest animator.
 
*This episode, like "[[A Glitch is a Glitch]]," is animated in a style different from most other episodes due to having a guest animator.
**Also like "A Glitch is a Glitch," this episode exists outside the show's main canon.
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**This episode also has a different opening with different animation, different camera angles, a different singer, and different character faces including replacing "Finn the Human" with "Finn the Flower," and "Jake the Dog" with "Jake the Caterpillar."
*This is the first episode to have the title card without music.
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*This is the first and only episode to have the title card without music.
*Erin is the first person Finn has had a relationship with that wasn't royalty of any sorts.
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*Erin is the first character Finn has had a relationship with that wasn't royalty of any sorts.
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*This is the first and only episode where Magic Man appears in the episode with no dialogue.
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*This is the first episode so far to not feature the [[Snail]].
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*This is the first guest animated episode in Season 6.
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*Despite the episode being considered non-canon, it has been referenced twice in the show.
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**In the episode "[[The Cooler]]," Finn and Jake are seen singing the Food Chain Song.
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**In the episode "[[Flute Spell]]," Finn drinks from an enchanted spring, and envisions Jake turning into his purple bird form from this episode.
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*On the Australian streaming service Stan the opening for this episode also appears incorrectly on "[[James II]].”
   
 
===Cultural references===
 
===Cultural references===
*When Finn and Jake are first turned into birds, the music playing is "Queen Of the Night Aria" From the play ''{{w|The Magic Flute}}'' by {{w|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|Mozart}}.
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*When Finn and Jake are first turned into birds, the music playing is "Queen of the Night's Aria" from the opera ''{{w|The Magic Flute}}'' by {{w|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|Mozart}}.
* The scene were Erin and Finn are falling while holding hands bears similarities to a scene in Hayao Miyazaki's ''The Cat Returns.''
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*The scene where Erin and Finn are falling while holding hands bears similarities to a scene in Hiroyuki Morita's ''The Cat Returns''.
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*The final "Food Chain" song sequence is reminiscent to the works choreographed by director Bob Fosse, in particular the 1979 film ''All That Jazz'', where his main character (based on himself) has musical fantasies as he is dying from overexertion while simultaneously choreographing a Broadway show and directing a movie.
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*The hybrid Finn becomes at the end of the episode looks similar to depictions of {{W|Gautama_Buddha|Buddha}}.
   
===Errors ===
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===Errors===
*The arrows on the food chain wheel are pointing the wrong way.
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*The sign under the bird digestion slide is missing the "s" at the end of "caterpillar."
*The sign under the bird digestion slide is missing the "s" at the end of Caterpillar.
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*When we first see Finn as a caterpillar, his pattern is green, dark green, green, but when he is rushing towards Erin, his pattern changes.
*Most of the lipsyncing of this episode is slightly out of place
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*This episode does not have the [[Snail|hidden snail]] in it due to the fact of this episode was created by [[Masaaki Yuasa]].
   
 
===Production notes===
 
===Production notes===
 
*This episode was animated by [[Masaaki Yuasa]].
 
*This episode was animated by [[Masaaki Yuasa]].
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*The episode's opening was sung by [[Masaaki Yuasa]].
===Storyline analysis===
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*Compared to the sneak peek, the time when Finn and Jake chirps out "The Queen of the Night's Aria," they chirp a little bit more staccato.
   
 
==Videos==
 
==Videos==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Adventure Time - Food Chain (Sneak Peek)
 
Adventure Time - Food Chain (Sneak Peek)
Adventure Time - Food Chain Intro In HD
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Science SARU flash animation|Includes how "Food Chain" was made
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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{{Storyboard|http://www.scribd.com/doc/231523096/AT-161-Food-Chain-board-team-final}}
 
===Official art===
 
===Official art===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
s6e7 storyboard.png
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S6e7 storyboard.png
tumblr_n6q7yejHdf1t0t09yo2_r1_1280.jpg|Food Chain Image Board
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Tumblr n6q7yejHdf1t0t09yo2 r1 1280.jpg|The "Food Chain" image board
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Masaaki Yuasa’s episode Food Chain is headed to the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival poster.jpg|Food Chain poster for the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival
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</gallery>
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===Background art===
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<gallery>
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Screen shot 2014-06-28 at 6.34.43 PM.png|Museum of Natural History
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Screen shot 2014-06-28 at 6.35.57 PM.png|Desert
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Screen shot 2014-06-28 at 6.36.25 PM.png|Oasis
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Screen shot 2014-06-28 at 6.36.53 PM.png|Desert with cracks
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Screen shot 2014-06-28 at 6.37.41 PM.png|Sun
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Screen shot 2014-06-28 at 6.37.48 PM.png|Blazing sun
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
===Screenshots===
 
===Screenshots===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
1.jpg
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S6E7 Intro Finn as rat.png
Magic Man s6e4.png
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S6E7 Intro Finn kisses penguin.png
Magic Man s6e4 2.png
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S6E7 Intro Finn as Ice King.png
Food_Chain.jpg
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S6E7 Intro Finn and Jake as Lady and PB.png
Food chain wheel.jpg
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S6E7 Intro Finnceline.png
Food chain tongue.jpg
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S6E7 Intro Finn and Jake as birds.png
Lets try to be eaten!.png
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S6E7 Intro Finn jumps on Jake.png
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S6E7 Intro Jake rides stretchy Finn.png
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s6e7 Lets try to be eaten!.png
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S6 E7 Caterpillar family.png|Fun for the whole family (of caterpillars)
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S6 E7 Food Chain wheel.png
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S6 E7 Finn grossed.png
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s6e7 Magic Man.png
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s6e7 Magic Man 2.png|Magic Man, up to his old magic tricks again
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s6e7 Queen of the Night's Aria.png
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S6 E7 Finn and Jake as birds.png
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S6e7 Magicman.png|''Change Chain!''
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S6e7 Big bird Finn eyeing Jake.png|Big bird Finn is about to devour Jake.
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S6e7 Big bird Finn dying.png|"The Law of Nature… has claimed this… bod…" - Big Bird Finn's parting words
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S6 E7 bacteria.png
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S6 E7 We're Plants.png
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S6 E7 worms.png
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S6 E7 Finn and Erin.png
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S6 E7 Erin eating.png
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S6 E7 romantic view.png
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S6 E7 marriage.png|The union of Finn and Erin.
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S6 E7 kiss.png|Finn and Erin about to kiss…
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S6 E7 kiss 2.png|… and they ''would'' have kissed…
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S6 E7 fail.png|… were it not for those two wedding crashing birds.
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S6 E7 falling.png|Finn and Erin in freefall
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S6 E7 puke.png|If ''that'' isn't a wake up call, Glob knows what ''is''.
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S6e7 FoodChainSong.png
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S6e7 Foodchain.png
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
{{EpisodeNav}}
 
{{EpisodeNav}}
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[[es:Cadena Alimenticia]]
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[[pl:Łańcuch pokarmowy]]
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[[pt-br:Cadeia Alimentar]]
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[[ru:Пищевая цепь]]
 
[[Category:Season 6]]
 
[[Category:Season 6]]
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[[Category:Television Specials]]
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[[Category:Non canon]]
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[[Category:Guest-Animated Episodes]]

Latest revision as of 09:43, June 7, 2020

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"Food Chain" is the seventh episode in the sixth season of Adventure Time. It is the one hundred and sixty-third episode overall.

SynopsisEdit

On a field trip to the Candy Kingdom Museum of Natural History, Finn and Jake learn about the food chain by becoming the food chain.

PlotEdit

The episode begins with candy children that have bodies resembling different shapes sliding down a slide, shouting with excitement. The kids are viewed from an horizontal angle in the next scene as they go through a playground-like structure. Finn and Jake are examining the "Catapilla Family." After watching Princess Bubblegum teach the children about the Food Chain, they head to the snack bar as Finn found Princess Bubblegum's class useless.

While they're walking Magic Man appears behind the two without them knowing, and transforms them into birds. After singing an electronic version of "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen," they fly down below to a place with an oasis on it. Jake eats some caterpillars, which disgusts Finn. After that Finn tries eating the caterpillars and pukes on the ground. In the next scene, Finn and Jake are shown to be very chubby and sitting on the ground lazily. Finn becomes confused for why he became full from eating few caterpillars. Jake informs him that they have been eating for hours. Soon, Finn and Jake notice a shadow on the ground that gradually becomes bigger. They look up to see a big bird trying to attack them. Finn and Jake dodge this attack and attempt to fly away. However, because of Finn's chubby body, Finn is not able to fly and skids across the ground. As the big bird flies closer, Finn cowers. The big bird does not recognize Finn and flies onward. As Finn tries to fly away, the big bird notices and flies towards him once again. Just as the big bird was close enough to strike, Magic Man converts Finn into the big bird.

Finn then flies next to Jake. Jake does not recognize him, stating him as big and old. Finn hallucinates Jake as meat. Finn drools awfully, and states that Jake looks awesome and tasty. Finn asks Jake if he wants to go inside his mouth. Jake accepts and sits in his mouth. He states that Finn has a lot of saliva. Finn tries to eat Jake before he could escape from Finn's mouth. Finn attempts again to eat him. Finn elevates lower until he hits the ground. He lays on the ground while the sun sets, stating how hungry he is, and dies.

However, Finn is turned into hundreds of bacteria. The bacteria notices the dead body of the big bird as food and eats it. Jake is also turned into a bacterium and states that Finn eating the big bird is disgusting. The bacteria becomes full after the big bird results as a skeleton. The bacteria is then swept away by a gust of wind. Finn and Jake then find themselves turned into flowers.

Finn and Jake sing "We're Plants." During the song, caterpillars eat Finn and Jake's leaves, and small birds come to eat the caterpillars. Finn and Jake are then turned into caterpillars.

Finn and Jake spot Erin who faints from the heat. Finn crawls to Erin quickly, madly in love with her. Finn and Jake crawl with her in search of an oasis. Erin faints again, and Jake finds an oasis. Finn, Erin, and Jake eat the leaves in the oasis. After a short discussion, Erin and Finn decide to get married.

The scene changes into a leaf with a group of caterpillars with Jake hosting the marriage. Finn agrees to the marriage and everyone cheers. Suddenly, two birds are shown flying to the leaf, eating the caterpillars. Finn and Jake then change into the birds eating the caterpillars until they are back in reality. Finn has caterpillars stuffed in his mouth in which he spits them out.

Back in reality, Finn realizes the lesson of the Food Chain and sings "Food Chain," which PB soon joins singing with him.

The end shows Finn transforming into a bird-caterpillar-plant-bacteria hybrid while the kids leave due to boredom, once again entering the slide seen in the beginning.

CharactersEdit

Major charactersEdit

Minor charactersEdit

SongsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • This episode, like "A Glitch is a Glitch," is animated in a style different from most other episodes due to having a guest animator.
    • This episode also has a different opening with different animation, different camera angles, a different singer, and different character faces including replacing "Finn the Human" with "Finn the Flower," and "Jake the Dog" with "Jake the Caterpillar."
  • This is the first and only episode to have the title card without music.
  • Erin is the first character Finn has had a relationship with that wasn't royalty of any sorts.
  • This is the first and only episode where Magic Man appears in the episode with no dialogue.
  • This is the first episode so far to not feature the Snail.
  • This is the first guest animated episode in Season 6.
  • Despite the episode being considered non-canon, it has been referenced twice in the show.
    • In the episode "The Cooler," Finn and Jake are seen singing the Food Chain Song.
    • In the episode "Flute Spell," Finn drinks from an enchanted spring, and envisions Jake turning into his purple bird form from this episode.
  • On the Australian streaming service Stan the opening for this episode also appears incorrectly on "James II.”

Cultural referencesEdit

  • When Finn and Jake are first turned into birds, the music playing is "Queen of the Night's Aria" from the opera The Magic Flute by Mozart.
  • The scene where Erin and Finn are falling while holding hands bears similarities to a scene in Hiroyuki Morita's The Cat Returns.
  • The final "Food Chain" song sequence is reminiscent to the works choreographed by director Bob Fosse, in particular the 1979 film All That Jazz, where his main character (based on himself) has musical fantasies as he is dying from overexertion while simultaneously choreographing a Broadway show and directing a movie.
  • The hybrid Finn becomes at the end of the episode looks similar to depictions of Buddha.

ErrorsEdit

  • The sign under the bird digestion slide is missing the "s" at the end of "caterpillar."
  • When we first see Finn as a caterpillar, his pattern is green, dark green, green, but when he is rushing towards Erin, his pattern changes.
  • This episode does not have the hidden snail in it due to the fact of this episode was created by Masaaki Yuasa.

Production notesEdit

  • This episode was animated by Masaaki Yuasa.
  • The episode's opening was sung by Masaaki Yuasa.
  • Compared to the sneak peek, the time when Finn and Jake chirps out "The Queen of the Night's Aria," they chirp a little bit more staccato.

VideosEdit

GalleryEdit

See Full Storyboard

Official artEdit

Background artEdit

ScreenshotsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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