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"A Day at the Aquarium" is the second segment of the tenth episode of the second season of Amphibia and the mid-season finale, as well as the fifty-eighth episode overall.[2]

It premiered on September 19, 2020, alongside "The Sleepover to End All Sleepovers".

Synopsis

Anne and the Plantars look to spend what could be their last day together at the Newtopia Aquarium.

Plot

Anne, Marcy and the Plantars meet with King Andrias who reveals that he has deciphered the clues surrounding the music box. It turns out that it was used by his ancestors to travel to distant worlds and that the three gems on the box must be charged. In order to do that, one must go to three separate temples to have each gem charged up, but the book only gives information on one of them. Hop Pop wants to get back to Wartwood as soon as possible so as not to miss the annual harvest. Anne suggests going back to pick up the music box and and meet back up with Marcy at the first temple. However, Marcy suggests that Anne stay with her in Newtopia as them separating is the last thing they should do. Anne and the Plantars are visibly saddened by this logic and Marcy suggests that they spend the day to themselves before they leave.

Anne and the Plantars agree to have one final outing and Anne becomes intrigued with going to the aquarium, as she would often go back home when she was feeling sad. The group have fun looking at the exhibits until Hop Pop spots an eel that looks like the time the basement flooded, which causes them to become sad. They head into a different area to avoid the nostalgia, but spot a kraken which reminds Polly of when Anne tried to cook one at Stumpy's. They leave and head into the coral exhibit, but all the coral is shaped into various reminders of all their previous adventures, causing them to bawl into depression. A security guard suggests that they head to the stingray show and they all agree as they do not recall an adventure with a stingray.

The show turns out to be fun and Sprig is chosen by the exhibitioner to feed one of the creatures; which just so happens to be a snake, reminding them of the time Sprig and Anne snuck out to swim. The snake becomes frightened when Sprig cries and destroys the landing he is on. The exhibitioner reveals that the snake is harmless, but that the stingrays might harm Sprig, forcing Anne, Hop Pop and Polly to come to his rescue and kick the stingrays out into the wild. Anne and the Plantars are kicked out, but glad that they had a fun day.

The next morning, Anne says goodbye to the Plantars as they head back to Wartwood. Seeing how sad Anne is, Marcy admits that sending a servant to retrieve the music box might not be a good idea and that someone trusted should go. Anne races after the Plantars and they happily reunite. King Andrias ominously approaches Marcy and offers some kind of proposition for her.

Cast

Additional voices

Non-speaking cameos

Mentioned

Title in other languages

Language Title Translation Notes
Germany German Weißt du noch.... Do you remember...
Spain Spanish Un día en el acuario A day at the aquarium
Netherlands Dutch Een dag bij het Aquarium A Day at the Aquarium
Poland Polish Dzień w akwarium A day at the aquarium
Vietnam Vietnamese Một Ngày Ở Thủy Cung A Day at the Aquarium

Transcript

For a full transcript of "A Day at the Aquarium", click here.


Gallery

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Trivia

  • One of the worlds on the cosmic map has the characteristic colors of the Demon Realm from The Owl House.
  • The stingrays are named Sugar Ray and Billy Ray, a reference to boxer Sugar Ray Leonard (possibly the band Sugar Ray) and Billy Ray Cyrus, respectively.
  • This is the final episode to premiere before all of Disney's kids television networks in the United Kingdom and Ireland and Fox Life in Africa shut down on September 30, 2020, due to a failed agreement with Sky UK and Virgin Media, with their content moving to Disney+.
  • This episode reunites Bill Farmer, Kaitlyn Robrock, Tress MacNeille, and Jim Cummings who previously worked together in voicing the classic Disney characters Goofy/Pluto, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck/Chip, and Pete respectively in projects like the later episodes of Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures and The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.

Revelations and significant events

  • King Andrias reveals that in order for Anne, Sasha, and Marcy to get back home they need to power up the gems on the Calamity Box by taking them to three certain temples.
    • While most of the text inside the book is illegible, some passages are and have been translated from their coded form. These are:
      • Under each illustration of the colored gems, which translate to "Wit" under the green gem, "Heart" under the blue one, and "Strength" under the purple one.
      • On the same page with the cosmic map of the various dimensions, a framed passage, presumably, a prophecy, titled "Stars" reads as follows: "Three stars burning bright / Come from beyond to expel the night / Should they fight or embrace the fall / Their choice will determine all".
  • Hop Pop learns about the adventure that Anne and Sprig had in "Best Fronds".
  • Anne and the Plantars go back to Wartwood, while Marcy stays with King Andrias to find one of the temples.

Continuity

Allusions

  • Pokemon - Polly pulled the water gun, which is the iconic combat skill of Squirtle to expel the stingrays.
    • A skill similar to this one can also be seen in the episode "Girl Time", in which Polly is able to spit a far distance.
  • Sydney Opera House - The architecture of the Newtopian Opera House is patterned after the famous Australian landmark.

Errors

  • When Marcy is thinking about how getting a servant to get the music box might be a bad idea, her mouth disappears for a single frame.
  • ADatA animation error.png
    For a few frames Polly has double eyes.

References

ve Episodes
Season 1 Anne or Beast?Best FrondsCane CrazyFlood, Sweat & TearsHop LuckStakeoutThe Domino EffectTaking ChargeAnne Theft AutoBreakout StarSprig Vs. Hop PopGirl TimeDating SeasonAnne Vs. WildContagi-AnneFamily ShrubLily Pad ThaiPlantar's Last StandToad TaxPrison BreakGrubhog DayHop Pop and LockCivil WartHop-PopularCroak & PunishmentTrip to the ArchivesSnow DayCracking Mrs. CroakerA Night at the InnWally and AnneFamily Fishing TripBizarre BazaarCursed!Fiddle Me ThisThe Big Bugball GameCombat CampChildren of the SporeAnne of the YearReunion
Season 2 Handy AnneFort in the RoadThe Ballad of Hopediah PlantarAnne HunterTruck Stop PollyA Caravan Named DesireQuarreler's PassToadcatcherSwamp and SensibilityWax MuseumMarcy at the GatesScavenger HuntThe Plantars Check InLost in NewtopiaSprig Gets SchooledLittle FrogtownHopping MallThe Sleepover to End All SleepoversA Day at the AquariumThe Shut-In!Night DriversReturn to WartwoodIvy on the RunAfter the RainThe First TempleNew WartwoodFriend or Frobo?Toad to RedemptionMaddie & MarcyThe Second TempleBarrel's WarhammerBessie & MicroAngeloThe Third TempleThe DinnerBattle of the BandsTrue Colors
Season 3 TBA
Teen Girl in a Frog World No SignalWhack-A-MoleScenic RouteHop PopcornCattail Catastrophe
Chibi Tiny Tales Mantis BowlingQuit Bugging MeBird AttackBucket BluesFamily PhotoQuicksand
Vlogs from the Bog Amphibia Food!Hop Like a Frog!Driving the Amphibian Way!
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