I now realize why we were put together: So we could balance each other out!
|Tri Your Best|
|Season 2, Episode 3|
|Challenge||Triathlon (Swimming, Cycling and Running)|
|Winner(s)||The Bright Lights|
|Eliminated||Cherries; 974 votes|
"Marsh on Mars"
"Cooking for the Grater Good"
The episode begins with Yin-Yang talking to himself about his own thirst. Yin then notices a soda-machine close by, making Yang strive for a can of Dr. Fizz. Yin disagrees, explaining that the two must keep their body pure. Eventually the two argue about what they want, pressing the two buttons numerous times, causing a vacuum to suck the arguing Yin-Yang out of sight.
The shot changes to inside a laboratory, where Test Tube is studying through a microscope, when Yin-Yang suddenly travels down the transportation tube and pops into the laboratory. Test Tube is astounded that Yin-Yang has discovered her lab, and justifies the "Science Rules" to him. Immediately, Yang begins breaking the first rule, "Don't touch anything", by reaching for and poking an electrical tube. As Test Tube panics, Yin explains that if he was not attached to Yang, he would do nothing wrong. Test Tube then showcases her newest experiment; Experiment 626, created exactly for the reason to separate Yin-Yang, as so they would not argue anymore for the benefit of The Bright Lights. There are also more experiments, like the Bowinator, tuh tuh teh, the super blast 6000 and a few more without names.
After moments of arguing between the two, Test Tube shoves the experiment into the mouth of Yin-Yang, causing him to float into the air, begin glowing, and eventually split in two. As Test Tube happily succeeded her experiment, the newly separated Yang runs over and smashes the electrical tube he touched earlier, and then smashed through the roof.
Later, the scene changes to Knife and Trophy, who is sitting on a lawn chair, saying that he dropped his protein milkshake, and tells Knife to go make another one. As Knife attempts to disobey the command, Trophy quickly takes out the previously taken photograph, therefore causing Knife to give in, yet again. He is seen moments later blending the milkshake while MePhone4 begins the elimination but is halted by MePhone for being obnoxious.
The results of the Bright Lights' elimination in this episode were as follows:
|Portrait||Contestant Name||# Of Votes||% of Votes||Changes from Last time||Total Votes|
81 Fewer than last time
%: 50.0% Fewer than last time
31 Fewer than last time
%: 2.07% Fewer than last time
420 Fewer than last time
%: 17.75% Fewer than last time
84 More than last time
%: 2.12% More than last time
156 More than last time
%: 4.32% More than last time
246 More than last time
%: 7.18% More than last time
479 More than last time
%: 13.09% More than last time
790 More than last time
%: 24.88% More than last time
|Total||3021||98.28% (due to rounding)||
524 More than last time
%: 17.39% More than last time
As the elimination began, Paintbrush calls to attention the absence of Test Tube and Yin-Yang. The two enter seconds later, as Apple notes Yin-Yang's new appearance. Yin reveals the previous separation, in which MePad is impressed with, but also revealing that Yang had run away. MePhone disregards this, and continues with the elimination, firstly revealing the prizes as sticks. Marshmallow, Apple and Test Tube receive their sticks, while Apple gives her stick to Marshmallow as a present. Paintbrush, Lightbulb and Fan are also called safe, while Lightbulb decides to eat her stick, explaining that she would have to deal with it not being as "spectacular" as oatmeal raisin. Cherries and Yin-Yang (or rather, Yin), are shown as the bottom two, as MePhone makes the connection between the good relationship between Cherries, and the bad relationship between Yin-Yang. MePad reveals the votes, and Cherries is eliminated.
Before Cherries' exeunt, he reveals that he was the one who sent Marshmallow to Mars in the previous episode. He explains that he was upset that they didn't like his jokes, and apologized to the voiceless Box. Cherries then begins to make a final statement, when Yang suddenly flies into the screen and knocks Cherries into the Rejection Portal.
MePhone4 then preview the next challenge as a triathlon, although Apple questions this as well. He then explains that the team captains, Lightbulb and Baseball, will not compete, causing Lightbulb to begin acting hopeless while unfolding a lawn chair and falling into it wearing sunglasses, Baseball doing that too.
|The Bright Lights||vs||The Grand Slams|
Nickel then takes the initiative, choosing Soap as the first competitor due to her being "useless" in his eyes. He then goes for Trophy, who passes this onto Knife, threatening him to compete with the picture. Suitcase suggests Balloon, who disagrees himself, saying he was too slow. Microphone then begins to inhale, but is stopped by Nickel, who quickly allows her to compete.
Paintbrush then confronts the relaxing Lightbulb, telling her to pick three people. Lightbulb aimlessly chooses Yin-Yang, along with Test Tube, and Fan, with whom she confuses with Paper.
The challenge then begins as Test Tube (complete with a cork), jumps into the pool, leaving Soap nervously behind. She is then pressured and kicked into the pool by Nickel, explaining it was clean, when Test Tube reverts this, explaining the several types of bacteria in the pool, further horrifying Soap. Toilet happily asks MePhone4 if he is in need for any assistance, while accidentally spilling toilet water on him, and being later kicked into the pool. While in the pool, Toilet's water begins to spread, causing Soap to literally zip out of the pool.
MePhone4 then tells Toilet to leave the pool and fetch some green wires. Toilet then does so, but accidentally knocks Box into the pool, causing Balloon to attempt saving him, but only to his failure. Test Tube finally exits the pool and passes onto Yin and Yang. The two both ride the bike, with Yang at the wheel. Soap then exits the pool and passes onto Knife. As Knife catches up to Yin and Yang and passes them briefly, Yang picks up Yin and throws him at Knife, knocking him off and breaking his leg.
The shot then changes to Box, who is still underwater. A newly introduced Life-Ring then jumps into the pool to Box's safety, causing Cheesy to crack another joke. While Knife slowly crawls to Microphone, Yang makes it to Fan and shouts at him to run. Microphone then notices Knife and shouts if he is okay, only hurting him more, and being yelled at to run. Fan realizes that Microphone is catching up, (jotting this down in a blog post ) when Fan gets the idea for Microphone to scream, and sending him off to the finish line, causing the Bright Lights to receive their first win.
After Nickel scowls Microphone for her shouting, Trophy begins to sadly realize what his blackmailing has caused, only to deceive Knife, and continue on with it anyways. Yin then confronts Yang, and yells at him for his reckless behavior, when Yang begins to shout at Yin, and later uppercut Marshmallow. Yin then comes to realize his reasoning for being attached to Yang and convinces Test Tube to give them the antidote. While Yang becomes reluctant to this, Knife attacks him and forces him to drink the solution for hurting his leg. The two are then morphed back together, causing Test Tube to yell out about her laboratory, but recall those moments later.
Lightbulb is also shown in the ending scene, still on her lawn chair with her sunglasses. She then begins talking to the viewers, saying how "rebellious" she was for staying up past her 7:46 PM bedtime, only to then fold up her chair, and walk off screen.
A shorter version of this episode was shown at YoungArts 2014. There's what happened, as follows.
A cartoon TDI-esque Adam is in his bedroom while a guitar plays, says "Hi there! My name is Adam Katz, and I'm from Woodbury, New York. Today, I'd like to show you my animation called, Inanimate Insanity! I hope you enjoy!" Then it goes to the episode.
- The intro plays before the scene where Yin-Yang is at the soda machine.
- Half of the intro plays after Yang breaks out of Test Tube's Laboratory.
- The Life-Ring's voice is deeper.
- Many scenes were cut out.
- For Life-Ring, the actor is Adam Katz instead of Anant Sriram.
- Baseball does not appear at all, except in the title screen.
- Yin-Yang argue over a soda called Dr. Fizz which is a reference to the soda Dr. Pepper.
- Lightbulb says "Oh Snap", which is a reference to That's So Raven, where the titular character usually says it.
- Test Tube calls one of her experiments "Experiment 626", which is a reference to "Lilo & Stitch".
- While flying near the end of the episode, Fan comments, "Not today!" in the same way Buzz Lightyear declares while fly- er, "falling with style" near the end of the original Toy Story.
- MePhone4 makes a reference to the previous episode The Arena Of Death when explaining that the team captains could not compete, complete with him and Lightbulb re-stating the same exact worded lines.
- These are both the third episode of the season they come from, just as every Season 2 episode has referenced the Season 1 episode of the same number.
- Several references are made within the experiments of Test Tube's laboratory including:
- The Poltergust 3000 from Luigi's Mansion.
- The "Bowinator", referencing to the previous character, Bow, as well as from Phineas and Ferb.
- Speaking of Phineas and Ferb, a small version of Dr. Doofenshmirtz's Magnetism Magnifier, his invention from the first episode of the series, is present.
- A case of plutonium from Back to the Future.
- Test Tube uses a cork while swimming, similar to OJ in Season 1.
- Baseball and Lightbulb's glasses are very similar to Rainbow Dash's glasses.
- This is the most viewed Inanimate Insanity episode on YouTube, with over 5 million views.
- New assets are used in this episode:
- Knife's broken leg
- "L" mouth
- Lifering's body
- Yang's white mouths
- Yang's red eyes
- Cherries is eliminated with 974 votes, the fifth-most out of any object show in existence, and the fourth-most out of any Inanimate Insanity contestant.
- Test Tube's laboratory includes the following rules:
- 1. Don't touch anything! (mentioned)
- 2. Don't drink substances that are neon colors!
- 3. Catch-phrases don't make one "cool."
- 4. Don't lick the counters without a license.
- A shorter variant of this episode was presented at YoungArts 2014. See the YoungArts 2014 section for more details.
- This is the first episode of season 2 where Baseball doesn't have a speaking role.
- There is going to be a remake of this episode where it only focuses on the Yin-Yang story. It is appearing in All American High School Film Festival in Times Square, New York first.
- Even if Balloon could get in the water he would still fail to save Box because he would float.
- Knife is the only male to compete in the Triathlon on the Grand Slams.
- Coincidentally, Test Tube is the only female to compete on the Bright Lights.
- It is commonly nicknamed "The Yin-Yang Episode" by fans, due to the large focus on him.
- Knife is the only contestant from season 1 to compete in the Triathlon.
- The electrical tube in Test Tube's laboratory randomly switches from the left and right of the bookshelf of experiments.
- When Test Tube feeds Yin-Yang the Experiment 626, Yin-Yang's lips is behind the potion.
- MePhone4 insults Apple for not knowing what "Triathalon" means. In the next scene, an entirely new group of people is in front of MePhone4.
- When Test Tube passes on to Yin-Yang, her cork suddenly vanishes.
- Knife's broken leg switches between his left and right when talking to Microphone and when confronting Yang.
- When Box sits on the side of the pool after the rescue, the perspective is incorrect
- On MePad's screen, the liquid of Test Tube's icon disappears and appears again.
- When Test Tube gets out of the water, the cork is in front of her.
- Knife's leg is not crooked until he gets his hands off of it.
- When Yin-Yang were separated Yang's mouth is missing (the reason should be a thing of his dark body but in some shots to see his same mouth shut).
- Life Ring (debut)
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