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"Losing Sam" is the 14th episode of Seven Little Monsters.
When Four wins his brother Five a pet turtle at a fair Five and the turtle share a bond and become inseprable. Five even names the turtle Sam and goes as far as to give knit him a sweater, but during a bath time mishap Five thinks that Sam has gone down the bathtub drain. Five and his brothers and sisters explore the city drainage system to find Sam. When the reach the end of the line at the ocean they think that Sam has gone to his final reward. The family hold a memorial service and Five tries to deal with the loss. It isn't until they realize that Two is missing from the memorial service that they find out what really happened. Sam had fallen out the window and had climbed back in. Five and the others find him on Two's stomach. Two ended up with his nose stuck in the bath faucet and with no one to help him out he had simply fallen asleep.
Trivia / Goofs / NotesEdit
- This is the first episode to use a completely different opening sequence, that is now featured with clips from Season 1 episodes, starting with this episode. This sequence was used for the rest of the series.
- Starting with this episode through the rest of the series, Heather Pajuluoma and David Drage now handle sound effects instead of John Baktis and Eric Mattar-Hurlbut.
- This is the first episode to use digital cel animation instead of the traditional hand-drawn cel animation.
- Three is a plumber in this episode. He speaks with a Brooklyn accent, just like Six. He sounds a little bit like Dodger from Oliver & Company.
- This is an episode where a song ("My Friend, Sam") is sung not in person by any character, but in the background, though it is sung in Five's point of view. It is unknown who sang the song.
Three: Did someone call a plumber? Plumber Three is here!
One: Can you help find Sam, Three?
Three: You better believe it, sister One! I'll find Five's pet turtle in no time!