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"Big Time Cartoon" is the tenth episode of the fourth season of Big Time Rush, and the sixty-sixth episode of the overall series. It first aired on Nickelodeon on July 11, 2013.

Plot

Executives want to pitch a children's cartoon about the boys but the guys are not crazy about the idea. Instead they decide to make a video game. They try a motion capture technique but it goes wrong and they are stuck roaming the city in green ball suits. An agency thinks that they are aliens and tries to capture them by chasing them around the city. Finally the guys find a dumpster full of clothes and change out of their suits. They then realize that getting a cartoon may not be such a bad idea after all and they go on to talk to the executives. They have come up with an interesting plot - the boys are on their tour plane but the pilot loses control of the plane and they land on a deserted island only to be captured by monsters. The monsters plan to turn all humans into apes by putting them in a transporter. They are locked up but Carlos uses his pet pig Snort-Snort to break them out. They then fight the apes and make it back to their concert in time.

Subplot

Katie is watching The Fairly OddParents while Buddha Bob is repairing their apartment. After falling off his ladder, he ends up transforming as Cosmo. As a result, Mrs. Knight ends up wishing for things and Buddha Bob begins to grant them. Thanks to Dr. Hollywood, Buddha Bob is back to normal.

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Quotes

Logan: We are the Lizardians! Take us to your lea-der!

Kendall: Okay... We'll go around the front!
James: We can't go around the front! We can't be seen in these!
Kendall: Well, we can't take em off! (Whispers) We're not wearing underwear...
Logan: (In alien voice) Hmm Ken-dar have good point Ja-zar! (James groans)

Carlos: Ah! There are aliens downtown! And they have green and white skin like us! And they're on a big bypass like us- (Waves arms to see the 'aliens' doing the same) Ohh...
James: Great. Now Big Time Rush either gets arrested for causing a city-wide panic! Or we get probed!
Kendall: Everyone calm down! We have gotten out of a lot of worse than this! And- what is that?

Kendall: Huh those are magically shoes!
Logan: But they can't be in the cartoon!
James: Okay great! But there's still an alien hunt out for us!
Carlos: And a dumpster is not gonna help us this time! (Notices the 'Clothes Only' dumpster)
Kendall: Told ya dumpsters have been good to us!

Trivia

  • According to Nick and More this episode was supposed to be aired on June 27, 2013, but the air date was changed to July 11, 2013.[1]
  • Butch Hartman (the creator of The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F Puppy) guest stars in this episode.[2]
  • In the cartoon, Carlos gets a pet pig called Snort Snort. This is a reference to Kendall's pet pig, Yuma.
  • The animation in the cartoon is similar to Scooby-Doo.
  • The secret agents could be a reference to Agent K and Agent J from Men In Black.
  • The failed TV show pitch by Butch Hartman is a reference to the 1991 cartoon "Hammerman"
  • In the episode Katie was watching The Fairly OddParents episode "I Dream Of Cosmo".
  • Daran Norris, who portrays Buddha Bob, also portrays Cosmo from The Fairly OddParents. Daran Norris uses his Cosmo voice for Buddha Bob when he started thinking he was Cosmo.
    • Interestingly Daran also wears the same clothes Cosmo wears on the show.
    • Also, Tara Strong was supposed to reprise her role as Ms. Collins, but did not.
  • When Katie was watching The Fairly OddParents a line was wrong, Cosmo was supposed to say "I remember now I'm not a weenie I'm a fairy and my name is Cus Cus". But he said "I remember now I'm not a weenie I am a fairy and my name is Cosmo".
  • The cartoon was based on the whole real-life segment of the episode.
  • In real life, the news about green aliens probably wouldn't have been aired on the news and neither would the government cars and agents because most people believe that the government would want to keep an alien invasion a secret.
  • Cosmo is responsible for controlling Buddha Bob and poofs inside Bob's mind.
  • This could have been a 4th of July special since it was aired.
  • When the boys decided that the crew wanted to make a video game, they already made two video games based on: Backstage Pass and Dance Party

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