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"Copy Can't" is the fifteenth episode of the first season of The Casagrandes.

Plot

When Ronnie Anne notices that she's the only person Carlitos won't copy, she becomes determined to change it.

Synopsis

At morning, the family is eating breakfast. While Ronnie Anne chats with Sid about the go-kart race they're about to participate in, Carlitos begins to mimic his family members, much to their glee. However, Ronnie Anne is disappointed to learn that Carlitos won't copy her, no matter how silly she tries to be, and worries that maybe it's because he doesn't like her. Frida and Carlos assure Ronnie Anne that Carlitos just needs some time to know her.

Ronnie Anne tries to impress Carlitos.

Ronnie Anne attempts to help Carlitos know her more by doing some activities with her, like doing tricks at the skate park, pretending to act like a monkey and baiting him with a snack from the mercado. Unfortunately, none of her attempts are successful until she gets a piñata stuck on her head, at which point Carlitos puts a paper bag on his head. Ronnie Anne is at first delighted to see that Carlitos is imitating her and likes to call her "Ow" (as Ronnie Anne injured herself when she got the piñata stuck on her head). However, it turns out that her plan has worked too well, as Carlitos refuses to move from Ronnie Anne's side and won't let the other members of the family take care of him or sleep without her.

A few days later, Ronnie Anne has barely gotten any sleep from Carlitos' constant attachment to her. When Sid, checking in to show her modified helmet, makes the suggestion that someone should dress up like Ronnie Anne to fool Carlitos. Ronnie Anne accepts Sid's plan and has Bobby dressed as Ronnie Anne, which Carlitos falls for.

With Carlitos fully distracted, Ronnie Anne and Sid can participate in the Great Lakes City Go-Kart Rally. Back at the mercado, as Bobby plays with Carlitos, Carlitos sees on the TV a news story about the go-kart race today and discovers that Ronnie Anne is participating in it, making him trap Bobby (after seeing through his disguise) and using Lalo to head to the race. At that moment, the race starts and just as Ronnie Anne and Sid race, Carlitos arrives and jumps onto Ronnie Anne, causing the girls' steering wheel to break off and make them crash.

Ronnie Anne is happy to see Carlitos stop copying her.

Arriving back to the apartment, Ronnie Anne admits that she shouldn't have forced Carlitos to like her. Suddenly, Carlitos begins playing with a new toy, making Carlos point out that when Carlitos play with one thing for too long, he gets tired of it and plays with something else. This gives Ronnie Anne the idea to act like a complete nuisance to Carlitos. By the next day, Carlitos has finally moved on from Ronnie Anne (whose name he's now getting right) and goes back to Carlos and Frida (even though Frida is oblivious to Carlitos' change in interest as she has dressed as Ronnie Anne in an effort to win him back).

Cast

Despite being listed in the credits, Hector has no lines in this episode.

Physical distribution

This episode is available on the "The Complete First Season" DVD.

Smarty Pants Challenge

During reruns of this episode (and its partner episode) on August 11, 2020, the viewers had the chance to answer trivia questions related to the episode with the Nickelodeon Screens Up app or on Nickplay.com for a chance to see their name on screen.

  1. What color helmets did Sid get?
    1. Pink
    2. Blue
    3. Rainbow
    4. Zebra
  2. Who breathes fire?
    1. Frida
    2. Maria
    3. Carlitos
    4. Ronnie Anne
  3. What does Sid want to add to their helmets?
    1. Feathers
    2. Confetti
    3. Stickers
    4. Bunny Ears
  4. What does Carl offer Sergio?
    1. Popsicles
    2. Peanut Butter
    3. Crackers
    4. A car
  5. What is Carlitos carrying?
    1. A stuffed dog
    2. A stuffed snake
    3. A stuffed bear
    4. A stuffed whale
  6. What does Sid add to their helmets?
    1. Walrus tusks
    2. Unicorn horns
    3. Sirens
    4. Headlights
  7. What is Ronnie Anne's favorite part about racing?
    1. The engine roar
    2. Burning rubber
    3. Winning
    4. Competing with her BFF

Trivia

  • The title of this episode references Carlitos' habit of mimicking his family members.
  • This person reveals that Carlitos grows bored of new toys and playmates easily.
  • Carlitos is revealed to have not known Ronnie Anne's name up until the events of the episode.

References

  • Copy Can't - The title of this episode is a pun of copycat, a person who mimics the actions of someone else.

Error

  • Plot hole: Ronnie Anne says that she is the only one that Carlitos never copied. However, he has copied Ronnie Anne before: in "The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos", he mimicked Ronnie Anne's pain after Carlota waxed her legs and shushing; in "The Loudest Thanksgiving", he mimicked Ronnie Anne's annoyance when the Louds used Bobby's love of the theater in an attempt to have him spend Thanksgiving with the Louds instead of his family; in "Friended! with the Casagrandes", he mimicked Ronnie Anne shushing him at the library; and in "Room for Improvement with the Casagrandes", he mimicked Ronnie Anne shushing him when she was taking her beanbag chair out of her room.

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