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Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp.
Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp.

The Count and Countess.
The Count and Countess.

Ariel happily offers to play babysitter.
Ariel happily offers to play babysitter.

Perfect little angels. Or are they?
Perfect little angels. Or are they?

Sebastian and Flounder attempt to imitate the twins' cuteness.
Sebastian and Flounder attempt to imitate the twins' cuteness.

Features the song "Beddie-Bye Blues".

The Rite of Passage is a merfolk ritual that grants merbabies the ability to swim, and later speak.

The twin tots are taken by Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp.
The twin tots are taken by Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp.

Da Shrimp is quite charmed by the babies.
Da Shrimp is quite charmed by the babies.

Ariel rescues the twins from a whirlpool.
Ariel rescues the twins from a whirlpool.

Reunited, and it feels so good!
Reunited, and it feels so good!

Triton does the Rite of Passage.
Triton does the Rite of Passage.

This episode was released on video with Message in a Bottle.

In this episode, Sebastian mentions that he comes from a very large family with many siblings.

Hey, it's the return of small-time villains Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp, who were introduced in the previous episode. I've gotten strangely attached to this duo, or more specifically, to the adorable comic delivery of Da Shrimp. Ariel takes something of a backseat to the duo in this episode.

In this episode, the Count and Countess of Clambefescue (I'm totally making up that spelling, I have no idea what their name actually is) arrive in Atlantica. They're nobility, so of course they're friends with King Triton. They've brought with them their twins, whom Ariel thinks are adorable. Triton offers to take the Count and Countess for a tour of the kingdom, but that would mean leaving the twins without a babysitter... But of course, Ariel happily volunteers.

The twins turn out to be a naughty little blighters, and quite the handful. Sebastian can't control them either, despite his insistence that he's good with children. The twins manage to break free from their sitters and head out into the marketplace, where they become the targets for Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp. The villainous duo want to use the twins as hostage, since the Countess has a gorgeous pearl necklace Lobster Mobster would like to have.

It ends up being an old-fashioned farce comedy, with the twins causing trouble wherever they go and to whomever they're with, rather like Baby's Day Out, only underwater-fied.


Quotable quotes

Ariel:I'll get some of my old toys for them to play with. Uh, some old unbreakable toys.
( The twins have gone missing. )
Ariel:Oh, it's all my fault.
Sebastian:Hmm. Don't blame yourself, Ariel.
Urchin:You're right. You're the one who lost them.
Da Shrimp:Hey, boss. If we get a-hold of those twins, we can force their mother to give us her pearls.
Lobster Mobster:Hey, I got an idea. If I get a-hold of those twins, I can force their mother to give me her pearls. How do I think of these things?
Da Shrimp:That what makes you the boss, boss.
( Speaking to a giant squid. )
Ariel:Yoo hoo! Hey, you big bully! Why don't you pick on someone your own size? Or even one-fourth your own size? Like me!
Da Shrimp:I can be as quiet as a clam, boss. You want quiet? You got quiet. Why, I was so quiet once, nobody heard about it.
Lobster Mobster:Don't let that whale make a getaway! Those little sea slugs might get hurt. And uh, well, nobody's gonna pay for damaged goods, right, Shrimp?
Countess:Ariel, you've done such a wonderful job. I do hope you'll babysit for us every time we visit.
Sebastian:( Speaking to Flounder. ) Hmph, no way she gonna do that.
Ariel:( Speaking to the Countess. ) Babysitting was...
Sebastian:Exhausting.
Flounder:Scary.
Ariel:I'd love to do it again.


Video clip

Song: The Beddie-Bye Blues
Performers: Joe Alaskey (Lobster Mobster) & David Lander (Da Shrimp)
Duration: 1 mins 44 secs
Size: 5.63 mb
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