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Strawberry's House Pest
Guest

Season

1

Episode

8

Series #

8

Air Date

Oct 20, 2010

Previous Episode

The Berry Best You Can Bee

Next Episode

Berry Bitty World Record

"Strawberry's House Pest" is an episode of Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures.

Summary

When Strawberry offers to watch Jadeybug's cousins, her patience is quickly tested.

Episode Review

Chammomile
Strawberry is in the middle of practicing her newest song for the upcoming Cafe Cabaret night, when Jadeybug suddenly comes in to sit down and asks for some tea. Strawberry quickly makes some Chamomile tea upon noticing how Jadeybug seems nervous and jumpy, and offers to chat for a few minutes. With hesitation, Jadeybug explains that her cousins were "invited" for the week to come over. She isn't happy about having to tell them they can't come over since her guest room is being "painted," nor does she have the heart to tell them she doesn't want them to come.

Strawberry offers to let them stay at the Cafe while they visit, but Jadeybug tries to talk her out of it by saying her cousins aren't really so great. But Strawberry insists upon it.

Later at Blueberry's, Strawberry is borrowing a book from her on how to be the perfect host when the girls all decide they will host a welcome tea party at the Cafe, including cute gifts and gift bags.

Come day of their arrival, Jadeybug is surprised to see how much work Strawberry and co. have put into this and was about to say something but hurriedly tries to cover it up when she notices the bus coming and sees her cousins. Just as the berry girls and Berrykins arrive, Jadeybug goes to greet them, but they suddenly ask for food. Strawberry simply introduces them to the others and explains that she will be their host and offers to take their bags. Kadie and Sadie not only hand the bags to her, but plenty of other things as well.

As they head back to Strawberry's she explains that the guest room on the upper floor of the Cafe is for them when not visiting Jadeybug. But they quickly inform her they don't plan on hanging out with their cousin if they can have food instead. The others assume it is just a joke, but Strawberry notices that Jadeybug doesn't seem too surprised by the comment. But they plan on giving the ladybugs the benefit of the doubt.

Back at the Party, Kadiebug and Sadiebug decide to check out what they got in the giftbags and argue over who has the
Straw
better things while Mr. Longface pours them tea. Sadiebug suddenly demands for a straw while Kadiebug steals one from a nearby Berrykin. They begin to fight over the straw when Strawberry tries to explain that a straw isn't needed for tea, but Plum reminds her that the book said one should tolerate their guests' quirks.

For a moment, peace floods the room after the straw the girls fought over breaks - but then they decide to have a tea fight instead. Jadeybug admits how naughty her little cousins are and she watches as the Berrykins cause an even bigger food fight as a result of being influenced. Strawberry tries to stay positive and tells Jadeybug that she doesn't plan on giving up yet. 

The next day Strawberry goes to visit Orange to deliver some muffins with the twins behind her who immediately begin to run around and pull items from their shelves. Strawberry then quickly leaves for Plum's Sweet Beats Studio, where everyone else is there practicing their dance.

Unsure
Growing bored the twins decide to "Show their moves" and get into it. Plum suggests they start a comedy routine after watching, but Strawberry gently tells her not to encourage this behavior. While they continue to dance, the girls begin to talk it over with Strawberry, as they believe things are going too far. She does not want to believe they are bad, but they just took her bedroom instead of the newly-prepared guest room and didn't even ask to have it.

After the twins accidentally knock over the curtain, everyone calls dance practice over for the time being. Everyone finds it amusing, but Blueberry is rather doubtful and starts to think twice about them.

After some time, Strawberry is beginning to get used to the twins rude behavior. But to her shock she finds a bunch of mud all over her kitchen. She sees that the girls also went through her fridge and made a mess, and when she tries to tell them about it and lend them a hand, they refuse to listen to her. Strawberry makes the girls go outside so that she can practice her performance in peace, but after she makes too much noise they try to "help her". To make them stop, she pushes a button to turn off the microphone, then nearly snaps at them. She calms down at the last second and tells the girls that she does not wish for her surprise to be spoiled, instead. 

It's then Mr. LongFace shows up to see how she is doing, he offers to watch the cafe and the twins while Strawberry goes off to have some time for herself. She doesn't wish to inflict them onto him, but he knows exactly what will happen and refuses to let her say no. So Strawberry gratefully takes his offer in, but promises to not stay away long, knowing that if she does, the twins are bound to get into a lot of trouble.

This is proven as she comes back a while later to see Mr. LongFace making a run for it. Before he does, he warns her that the twins buttered the floor to make it all slippery and she goes to check it out.

Strawberry also sees that they let the juice machine overflow, and created what looks to be a water park for the
Mad
Berrykins. Madder then ever, Strawberry kicks them out of her place, declaring the café closed as the Berrykins apologize and offer to help her clean up later.

Kadie and Sadie meanwhile, do not feel the least bit remorse, even as they are washed out of the cafe by the juice and butter. They decide to leave when it is time to clean up, wishing to have no part in such a thing. However the Berrykins did return to help, as promised.

Soon Blueberry shows up to help, and tells Strawberry to just send the twins back home. Though this should be the last straw, even for Strawberry, she just can't send them off, since she invited them. So Blueberry offers to talk about it with her when Strawberry soon gets another idea.

After cleaning she sits down the twins and explains to them about their bad, unacceptable behavior. She tries to be nice about it though, and even offers to give them another chance and even help them with their manners as long as they listen to her. This does not work however, and they accuse her of being rude instead and leave in a huff. They spend the following hour or so going to the other girls to ask them to stay while with them, but they are only met with excuses instead and are not that surprised, since this apparently happens all the time. Blueberry then decides to be honest and tells them the real reason when the other girls show up and confess to lying. They also confront the twins about being inconsiderate and rude. This time it seems to finally sink in.

Talk
Back at the Cafe, Jadeybug is trying to comfort the flustered Strawberry. She comments that Strawberry held out the longest out of everyone who has ever watched them, and was the first person to not kick them out, but to their surprise the twin ladybugs suddenly show up. They apologize, but struggle since they have never done it before. The girls are a little surprised by their half-decent apology, and Strawberry decides to let them stay. She also promises to teach them good manners and give them singing lessons, to which they agree with.

By the time of event, Strawberry lets Sadiebug and Kadiebug perform with her. 

Quotes

  • Strawberry: (angrily) The Café is closed!

Lessons

  • Strawberry learns that in her attempt to be a good hostess, she let the ladybug twins walk all over her to ensure their own happiness. But this only caused her stress and made others unhappy or angry, until she could no longer take their rude behavior and made them leave. She realizes that being a good hostess does not mean letting the guests do as they please but to stop them when they cause problems, even if it may make them unhappy.
  • The ladybug twins learn that they should be thankful of the kindness given to them. 

Trivia

  • This is Jadeybug's first big role in the series.
  • Kadiebug and Sadiebug appeared on the two former episodes, but in this episode they are formally introduced.
  • This is the first episode to show Strawberry getting angry with someone.
  • The first of the few episodes (preceding "Manners Meltdown" and "The Big Freeze") that in their closing sequence, the music in the background is not of the show theme song.

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