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Fanboy in the Plastic Bubble

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Season 1, Episode 16
April 2, 2010
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It's the childhood bubble I grew up in, on account of I was allergic to, like, everything.

— Boog

Fanboy in the Plastic Bubble is episode 16b of Fanboy and Chum Chum season 1.

Fanboy and Chum Chum come across Boog's childhood plastic bubble at a yard sale, and they have fun rolling and bouncing in it. But when Boog discovers it makes the riders bop-proof, he will stop at nothing to take it back.


One day at the Frosty Mart, Boog is holding a yard sale called "Boog's Hunks O' Junk", and everyone is there. Lenny is not pleased with this, and says it's illegal to have yard sales on Frosty Mart property. Boog doesn't care. Fanboy and Chum Chum arrive and wonder what to buy, then spot a huge, dome at the end of the street. Boog explains it's his plastic bubble that he grew up inside of, because of his allergies, he would get big moles.

Fanboy and Chum Chum, however, get inside the bubble and wonder what to do with it. Fanboy lets out a silent fart, making Chum Chum cough. Then Fanboy gives Boog a wad of cash to buy the bubble, and he and Chum Chum play with it. They use it as a big ball and bounce around town with it-at Mr. Mufflin's apartment, in the school cafeteria, even in space. But they also crush the yard sale, and end up bouncing off the wall and hitting Boog in the back of the head, causing Boog's money to fly into the hot dog cooker, and explodes.

Boog tries to bop them, but the bubble crushes him and Chimp Chomp, and Boog is furious, and says that Fanboy and Chum Chum have to come out of the bubble sometime, because Boog didn't sell them the special attachment (a toilet). That night, when the boys wake up at the mart in the bubble, they notice Boog is gone, they slither out of the main bubble and use the "attachment", they then decide to get something to eat.

Boog comes in and tries to bop them, but bounces off the bubble and back into it. He later pretends to have an allergy attack to make the boys bring him inside the bubble. After his trick works, Boog tells them that he is going to hurt them and gets ready to bop them before the bubble bumps against a helium dispenser outside, causing his and the boys’ voices to become high-pitched. Fanboy and Chum Chum leave the bubble with Boog in it as it floats upwards into the moon, which causes it to pop and fly everywhere. With their normal voices again, Fanboy and Chum Chum talk to each other as they go home, laughing at Boog’s helium-influenced voice. Boog, in the distance, still with a high-pitched voice, yells, "No! I'm allergic to chipmunks!" as the episode ends.


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Home Media


  • Fanboy & Chum Chum (DVD)
  • Fanboy & Chum Chum: Season 1


  • Fanboy & Chum Chum: Volume 2


  • If your TV runs in an HD format, look closley at Kyle in the background while Chuggy thinks of not buying a buritto and you can see him pick up a cheese spray bottle that Fanboy, Chum Chum and Boog used to spray the "monster" in "Monster in the Mist".
  • This episode reveals that Boog was born with an inadequite immune system, and thus, grew up in a plastic bubble.
  • On, there is a game based on this episode called Bubble Trouble.
  • This is the first time Janitor Poopatine appeared without his hover chair, Brenda.
  • Despite his name being in the title, Fanboy's name is not said once in the episode.
  • The last time this episode (along with Cold War) aired on Nicktoons is December 25, 2016.
  • The H-Bop is based on hydrogen bombs (or H-bombs), which have been used in wars in real life.



What happened to Kyle's hair?

  • In the very first shot, Kyle's hair is shown in a brighter color than usual.
  • Kyle, Yo, Cher and Lupe were seen at the yard sale, but when Fanboy and Chum Chum bounce to the school in the bubble, they are seen eating lunch. When the boys go back to the yard sale, they are seen there again.
  • Why would Fanboy and Chum Chum not be in school if they weren't sick?
  • Mr. Mufflin was in a house, but in "Saving Private Chum Chum", it's revealed he lives in the school.
  • During several of the yard sale scenes, the characters constantly change their positions, most noticeably at the beginning.
  • The Spanish translation for "No problem" is actually "No hay problema", not "No problemo" like what Fanboy said. "No problemo" is just a common fancy way of saying "No problem".
  • When Boog says "The H-Bop!" his mouth moves as if he were saying something else.
  • In the Fanlair when Fanboy and Chum Chum are bouncing in the bubble, the couch is somehow not by the slide. Maybe because they moved it so they have room for the bubble.


  • The title is a spoof on "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble," a 1970s movie starring John Travolta, in which John played a high-school boy who lived inside a plastic bubble because of his immune system.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - In the title card, the bubbles that say "Plastic Bubble", which is similar to how the bubbles says "SpongeBob SquarePants" in the theme song.


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