Imposter's Home for Um.. Make Em Up Pals (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)

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Imposter's Home for Um.. Make Em Up Pals (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)
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Frankie Torture Porn. That's all there is to say.
Series: Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Part of Season: 3
Episode Number: 4
Air Date: September 16, 2005
Director: Craig McCracken
Previous episode: Camp Keep a Good Mac Down
Next episode: Duchess of Wails


Imposter's Home for Um.. Make Em Up Pals” is the fourth episode in season 3 and overall the thirtieth episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends .

Summary

Frankie is suspicious of a so-called new imaginary friend named Goofball, who looks very human and tries to prove to everyone that he's a fraud.

Why It Sucks

  1. This episode is extremely mean-spirited, due to all the mistreatments Frankie gets.
  2. In general, everything about Goofball, from his voice to his characterization to the fact that he's the one that makes Frankie go through hell throughout this episode to even his design, makes him insufferable.
  3. Frankie keeps getting blamed for things that Goofball or the others do and is forced to clean them up.
  4. Mr. Herriman himself is extremely unlikable: he acts like there isn't a thing wrong with Goofball and accuses Frankie of trying to harass him. He treats her unfairly throughout as well, he acts hypocritical towards Frankie and scolds her for suggesting take-out for dinner but was okay with Goofball ordering pizza while Frankie went out grocery shopping, and the worst part when Mr. Herriman has enough of this after seeing Frankie dress up like Goof-goof, he bans Frankie from a concert she wanted to attend.
  5. Mac's cameo has come off as hated as it’s implied that he betrayed Frankie and told Goofball off-screen that Frankie was going undercover as Goof-goof.
  6. Many extremely mean-spirited moments. One of the most noticeable examples is the scene were Frankie puts a bunch of babies to sleep, then Goofball comes in and wakes up the babies, and the baby that Frankie is holding says "I hate you Frankie!" with all of the other babies crying. This is one of the most mean-spirited things to appear in the entire Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends series and is probably the main reason as to why everyone hates this episode.
  7. The ending of the episode comes off extremely insulting. In the ending, Goofball mocks Frankie for missing the Fake-Outs, which causes Frankie to snap and go all out on him. After catching up to him and pulling his clown nose off of him, you think this episode will give Frankie justices after all she went through? Wrong. Because it's revealed that Goofball was an imaginary friend all along (under his clown nose was an elephant trunk), this proceeded to have everyone hate Frankie, and now Frankie is forced to pay Bloo the "Bloo Is Right And Frankie Is Wrong" jar for the very first time. As such, not only did this ending made Frankie look like a complete idiot and fool in front of everybody, but it’s nothing more than the episode delivering one big fat middle finger to her after all she went through.
  8. When Frankie dress up as Goof-goof, none of the Foster’s residents realize that Frankie is in a frecken costume. This is quite frustrating if you think about it, as this shows that the Foster’s treats her like a servant, not a caring owner.
  9. Goofball and Mr. Herriman never get punished for their actions.
  10. The hints to show that Goofball was a human comes off as pointless, considered that Goofball is, indeed, an Imaginary Friend.
  11. Massive plot-holes, probably the biggest example is the ending, Goofball was in Imaginary Friend all along, in that case, why didn't he show her that in the first place?
    • Adding in to that, it’s revealed that Mr. Herriman also knew that Goofball was an Imaginary Friend as well, WHY didn't he just tell Frankie that is beyond anyone's guess.
  12. There’s a very lame attempt at a heartwarming moment between him and Frankie. It could have been better if (as stated in #11) he showed his nose in the first place.
  13. It is overall an extremely evil Frankie Torture Porn episode.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The title is an amusing simplification of the show's name.
  2. At least Goofball doesn't appear anywhere in the show afterwards.
  3. Bloo at least gets his punishment during the end credits.

Reception and Controversy

Since today, Imposters Home for Um...Make Em Up Pals has received controversial reviews by critics and fans alike, and has been extremely hated. Many fans considers this as one of the worst, if not the worst, episodes in the entire series, even more so than Everybody Knows It’s Bendy due to Goofball's annoying character, Mr. Herriman being very out of character, the huge amount of torturer Frankie gets and the unfair ending.

The episode was placed at #2 on Jem Reviews' "Top 10 WORST episodes of GOOD cartoons" video.

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Augustborn1996

7 months ago
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More like Imposters Home For Terrorabul Episodes.
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Somuchpainflowing

6 months ago
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More like imposter’s home for more pointless edits that you just made, which I already reverted.
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Augustborn1996

6 months ago
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Well gee, I'm so sorry Mr. Stricker, can you please tell me what I can right and what I can't write thats considered a "nitpick"? >:(
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SpongeBoomer

6 months ago
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While Somuchpainflowing may not always lay out his reasonings in the best way possible, but just a quick grasp on the page history, I think it may be how you started off the article by saying “This is a very evil Frankie torture episode” as well as the frequent use of the word “very” and a few bolding and caps here and there. I think the article is written fine. I can’t speak for everyone else though.
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SpongeBoomer

6 months ago
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In addition, I think in general a lot of people take cartoons a bit too seriously, which explains the constant use of caps lock and bolding, and to a lesser extent, the constant use of the word “very”.
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Somuchpainflowing

6 months ago
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SpongeBoomer, he’s made a few Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends fan fictions in some comment sections that I’ve seen.
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Somuchpainflowing

6 months ago
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It’s also pretty nitpicky (and a bit kiddish) to say the word “evil” because obviously, it’s nitpicking and it’s just a cartoon unless the characters go too far like Mr. Krabs but even then, there are other ways to use a more professionalized term. The Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends article on the Best TV Show Wiki already establishes what characters are usually likable and what characters are not usually likable. Yet, Augustborn1996 for some reason adds the typical “This character or that characters is a likable character” in every episode article which can get repetitive and overused.
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SpongeBoomer

6 months ago
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In my personal opinion, Family Guy, an adult cartoon, has the worse episodes and the worst examples of flanderization more than any other cartoon and understandably so. But I barely watch that nowadays due to how overly edgy it has gotten over the years.
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Augustborn1996

6 months ago
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Well........OK, but I'm still very confused by how this all works.

Also going off topic, I also find very "convenient" that someone desisted to do stop doing the "How This Episode Can Be Fixed" after I did it in the Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends episode"The Big Cheese".
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Somuchpainflowing

6 months ago
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Because it’s a fan fiction scenario if you keep doing that. I’ve said this before.
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Augustborn1996

6 months ago
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Well not to sound rude and all, but why drop that idea out when someone has it in the Fosters episode "I Only Have Surprise foe You" BEFORE I did it?
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Somuchpainflowing

6 months ago
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Since you wanna get smart, I’m not gonna continue wasting my time going back and fourth with you. Have a nice day.
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SpongeBoomer

6 months ago
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Augustborn1996, no other article has a “How to fix” scenario, though I do remember seeing one on the Horrible TV Show Episodes Wiki. I might re-check. But I mainly focus on creating SpongeBob and Fairly OddParents episode articles whenever I go to that wiki.
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Augustborn1996

6 months ago
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Well not to sound rude and all, but if you check the History of the Fosters episode "I Only Have Surprise for You", there is a "How to fix" segment.

Also are we adding SpongeBob episodes again? Just asking.
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SpongeBoomer

6 months ago
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Okay? What’s your point? No other episode article has the “How to fix” scenario. If they do, they get removed. Simple. Also, stop saying “Not to sound rude and all”, and then all of an sudden you want to be condescending immediately afterwards. At this point, you just want to argue and be annoying to get your way. Well, it doesn’t work like that, especially not in the real world. Just saying.
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Augustborn1996

6 months ago
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Well it dose, but I am sorry for how I acted.
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MrAnonymous

4 months ago
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There is an imposter among us...
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Augustborn1996

4 months ago
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Hey guys, heres MY version of the ending that should happen!

After that unfortunate scene were Frankie pays the "Bloo is Right and Frankie is Wrong jar", she walks up to "Goofball" and sadly says: I'm sorry Goofball, I though you were a human.

Goofball: That's ok Frankie, after all, we can't always be right all the...

Just then, we hear car noises, everyone turns outside and sees a light blue car stop by.

Wilt: Now that's odd, who would be coming Fosters this late?

The car doors opens up, and on the left comes out a man in a lab coat, and on the right, comes out a large yellow creature with floppy ears, looking like an elephant, with a clown noes, making an angry expression.

Goofball sees the creature, gets a massive scarded looking expression on his face as he weakly replies: Uh...oh!

Bloo noticed this and says with a raised eye brow: Hey, whats up with you?

The creature sees Goofball, points at him and says: That's him Dr. K! That's John McGee alright! That's the same guy who knocked me out with a baseball bat, took the name Goofball, which is MY name by the way! And the worst part is, he throwed me into some kind of a body switching machine, and swap my precise elephant noes, with the horror that is a (he then pulls out the clown noes, reveling a) HUMAN NOES!!!

Then all of the Imaginary Friends get shocked, and as they all slowly turn towards John, they all say: WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Then John sweats, but swallows as he smiles weakly.

Goofball: That's right everyone! He's not the Imaginary Friend, I AM! I'M the Imaginary Friend! I'm HIS Imaginary Friend to be exact!

Then all of the Foster Residents gasp, for which John then outburst in rage and points at Goofball as he says to the Foster Residents: HE'S LIEING!!! He just some loser who doesn't know his own name!

Goofball: Oh REALLY? Well then (he then pulls out a card and says), have a look at my credit card!

Then as Frankie walks up to Goofball, takes the card from his hand and reads it, John shutters: Wait, wait don't.......!

Frankie: Liceneds name, Goofball, the Imaginary Friend of... John McGee!?!?! (she then sees a picture of John McGee, with a normal human noes) Frankie then gets a shock look on her face as she looks at the camera, realizing that she has been right all along and has been tricked, and angry turns towards John as she says: So, I WAS RIGHT! (she then points at him as she yells out) YOU REALLY ARE A HUMAN!!! I WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG!! YOU TRICKED ME AND NEARLY ME LOOK LIKE A COMPLETE FOOL IN FRONT OF ALL OF MY FRIENDS!!!!!

John: Uh, he he he!

Dr. K: Well it looks like we found our fraud! I found Goofball locked up in some kind of closet in a house, after I freed him, he said something about some boy name John McGee locking him in a closet after hearing Goofball saying that he is going to Fosters.

Then all of the Imaginary Friends gasp in horror, then Dr. K pulls out a cannon-like devise and says: Lets fixs up this mess!

He then fires a tractor beam at Goofball and John McGee, and the noes are back to their respectful owner.

Dr. K: Come along Goofball, lets go find you a new owner.

Goofball: Okydoky! Goofball then turn towards John and angry says: See ya later buckaroo! Cause I am NEVER coming back to your house EVER AGAIN!!

Then both Goofball and Dr. K left in the car.

Then all of the Imaginary Friends turns towards John with angry expressions on their faces, as John says: Oh come on! It was just for fun right? RIGHT???? Uh.... well I got nothing.

We then cut to Mr. Herriman as he gets a shock looking expression on his face and says: Wait, wait, wait.....WHAT?!? He was NEVER an Imaginary Friend all along?! Then that means that...uhhhhh... (he turns towards his left, and sees that Frankie is staring directly at him with an EXTREMELY furious looking expression on her face as she taps her left foot) F, F, F, Frankie! My dear havens I, I, I...I'm SOOO sorry!! I put you though all of this and here I thought that he really was a...well...ummmm....

Mr Herriman then flinch, thinking that Frankie is going to snap at him, Frankie then looks like she was going to yell a big yell, but then she stops, and took two deep breaths as she says: Oh don't you worry Herriman, we can't always be right all the time, and that's what my friend Goofball...oh I'm sorry, John McGee told me.

Wilt: Were all very sorry we failed for John's trick, I really thought that, well (he then turns to his friends and says), WE all though that John was an Imaginary friend, you really are smart.

Frankie then smiles and says: Oh that's Ok, you guys are my friends, after all, I am always right, SPECKING OF WHICH.

Frankie then walks up towards Bloo, shows him the "Frankie is Right and Bloo is Wrong" jar, taps at it and says A HAM!

Bloo: What?!

Frankie: Well I was never wrong all along, so pay back up buddy!

Bloo then gets angry, pulls out the coin out of his jar and places it in Frankie's jar as he says: Fine!

Tho Frankie just stairs at him with the jar as Bloo says in an annoying tone: What?

Frankie: Actually, it DOUBLE, as you were wrong, and I was right!

Bloo then gets a shocked look on his face, and as he pulls out a coin out of his "pocket", he grows, and says: Ah pooly!

Frankie then places the coin in her jar, but then she get a sad look on her face, for which Wilt Replies: Whats wrong?

Frankie: All nothing, I'm just bummed that I missed the Fake-Outs.

Edwardo: Oh don't be said senor Frankie.

Frankie: Its all right, after all, there's always next time.

Then as Frankie says that, we cut to Mac, who after hearing this, gets a very guilty/regretted looking expression on his face, he then took a deep breath and says: Uh Frankie, theres something I have to tell you, you see........I told John that you were going undercover as Goof-Goof.

Then all of the Imaginary friends gasp in shock, as Frankies says: Mac, YOU told him that? Even after I payed you??? But, but why???

Mac studderd, tho after that he said: Well John McGee is, or should I say.....WAS my best friend since kidnergrading, I always told him everything. When I came out of Fosters after you gave me the money, John came in and ask me were you are, he even PROMISED that he would not uncover you if I told him that you were going undercover as Goof-Goof, when I saw out the window that he uncover you, I was so mad at him that I started yelling at him as we went to The Fake-Outs, he even stole the money you gave me just as were were about to enter the Fake-Outs just so he can by us these Fake-Outs T-shirts, for which I didn't even ask for. So Frankie...I'm........I'm.........

Then, Mac burst down into tears as went down on his knees he whimpers: I'm so sorry Frankie! I didn't think that he would uncover you and get you punish of not going to the Fake-Outs! I am so SORRY!!!! Ohhhhhh sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, SORRY!!!!!!!

Mac cryed and cryed, Frankie looks at Mac with sadness, but then turns and angry glares at John, for which he scary smiles as he walks to the side, Frankie then goes on her knees, place her hands on both of Mac's shoulders and says with a soft smile: Aw Mac don't cry, I'm not mad at you, it's all right, accidents happen.

Mac then calms down as he says: Yea....'I guess your right, which is the reason why I use the money that my mom gave to me (Mac then pulls out a DVD out of his backpack) and brought the Fake-Outs on DVD! So...I hope were still friends.

Then Frankie gets tears in her eyes, and smile as she picks up Mac, hugs him and says: OH THANK MAC! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU ,THANK YOU!!!!! Then Mac Blushed bright red.

Then all of the Imaginary Friends goes: Awwwwwww........!

Tho Bloo in disguise says: Ohhhh (he then opens his mouth and points at it with his left hand as he says) BLLLLAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Then after Frankie gently puts Mac down with a smile on her face, she turns around and sees John McGee is heading out the door, for which she says in a rather annoyed tone: Oh, and just were do you think YOUR going?

John: I'm going back home, after all, (he then smugs as he says) I'M not an Imaginary Friend! So see ya in town Franny!

Just then Edwardo comes out-of-nowhere and slams the door shut, he then blocks it while crossing his arms and making an angry look at John.

John: What the.....?! Hey what's the idea you big jerk?! Let me though!

Then Frankie marches up to John, for which he quivers in fear as she angry says: I don't think so buddy! You put me though all of this! So now, you're gonna owe me....BIG TIME!

John: YIP!

Frankie: Oh, but don't you worry, you won't be alone. Then Frankie turns to Bloo and Herriman as she grins, for which they both look at each other with scared looks and says: Uh oh!

We then cut to the next day outside of Fosters, were Frankie is seen siting on a bench in her two-piece bikini watching the Fake-Outs on a large screen TV, were Wilt and Edwardo are holding it up while smiling, Coco comes by with a glass of lemonade, for which Frankie replies: Why thank you Coco! How very nice of you.

Coco: Co co co coco! (which she is saying: It is my plashes!)

Mac then comes by with a plate full of cookies and says: Here, Madam Foster made these for you!

Frankie: Why thank you Mac!

Mac: No problem Frankie!

We then see Herriman with a disguised look, he is rubbing Frankie's bare feet with his bare hands, and after he's done Frankie says: Now, do the other one (as she shakes her right feet and wiggles her toes).

Mr. Herriman: (whimpering) But I just did that one!

Then Frankie pulls out a phone and says: Oh well, I guess I'll just have to cancel that truck load of carrots you just ordered.

Then Mr. Herriman gets scared as he rubs her feet and says: OK, OK, OK!

Frankie then lays back with a smile and says: Ahh now this is the life, no chores, no unclogging toilets, no cleaning up floors, this is a well worth vacation!

Frankie then turns to her left and says: Nice work boys! Keep it up and maybe I might give you a break. Oh by the way, (She then points with her left hand as she says with a sly grin) you missed a spot.

We see both Bloo and John cleaning up Foster's windows with buckets and towels, as they both angry say: Thanks for the tip!

Bloo: I don't believe this! We're doing Frankie's chores and she gets to watch TV, this was not part of the plan!

John: I know man! I missing the Martians Invasion of Space right now!

Bloo: And the worst part is, we were SO close!!!!

John: Ya! We would have won if the real Goofball hadn't showed up!

Bloo: And now WE look like complete fools!

John: It figures I guess, tho I will say, (he then angry turns towards Bloo and says) non of this would have never happen if YOU haven't dragged me into this mess in the first place!

Then Bloo turns angry at John as he says: Wait ME?!? Its not MY fault that I thought you were a REAL Imaginary Friend! You could have at least TOLD me that in the first place and maybe we could have a backup plan!

John: (Mockingly) Oh bo ho ho, why couldn't you do your OWN chores and not get ME involve hu?!

Bloo: Oh! So you want to get tough hu?! Well I show you something tough! TAKE THIS!!! Then both Bloo and John start fighting in the side lines, for which it brakes, and the two fall into a bush, they come out of a bush, both of which are covered in black berrys, with Bloo yelling out: I FREAKING HATE THIS!!!!

We then cut back to Frankie, and see a baby (the exact same one that said: I hate you Frankie!) snuggling on Frankie's right side, as he softly says: I love you Frankie., for which Frankie warmly smiles.

Then Frankie turns at the camera, smiles and winks with her right eye as the episode ends.

Now THAT'S the ending that SHOULD have happen!!!

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