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WordGirl and her trusted sidekick Captain Huggyface are back with another great brand new adventure for audiences. In this brand new adventure, WordGirl and Captain Huggyface have to face the evil Dr. Two-Brains again. And this time, he’s not alone. Also in Episode #503, Granny May is back with another evil plan. And of course, Bo Handsome and his trio of contestants are back for another fun episode of everybody’s favorite vocab building game show, “May I Have A Word?”
The first half of Episode #503 opens as Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy is buying (yes, buying) items for sandwiches. Much to her surprise, Chuck even shows WordGirl his receipt for everything when she accuses him of stealing them. In her surprise, WordGirl asks Chuck what happened to his mom’s station wagon. He tells her that he had always yearned for a lunch wagon just like in the old west. So he converted the station wagon into his own lunch wagon from which he could sell his sandwiches. After he leaves, Word Girl and Captain Huggyface fly off to keep watch over the city. While they keep vigil, WordGirl tells Captain Huggyface how she has yearned to tell her friend Violet about her secret identity.
Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Dr. Two-Brains and his henchmen are driving, when they spot Chuck’s lunch wagon loaded with cheese. So he pursues it in a plan to hijack it. Just as Chuck thinks he’s getting away from Dr. Two-Brains, his lunch wagon breaks down, allowing Dr. Two-Brains to catch him.
While all of this is going on, Becky and Violet are at Becky’s house, sharing their dreams. When Violet tells Becky of her dreams, Becky tells her that she should pursue her dreams. Then Violet asks Becky about her dreams. And just as Becky is about to reveal her secret identity to Violet, she’s told by one of the townspeople about Dr. Two-Brains’ plot. So she has to race off to stop him. It turns out that not only does she have to stop Dr. Two-Brains, but also Chuck, as he proves that he’s not all good after all. The confrontation comes down to an old west style standoff, leading to the defeat of both Dr. Two-Brains and Chuck. Having beaten both bad guys again, WordGirl heads back home to where Violet is still waiting for Becky. Luckily, Becky/WordGirl is able to come up with a line about where she has been and what she was going to tell Violet, instead of her secret identity, protecting both herself and Violet.
As the first half of the episode ends, audiences get another brand new episode of “May I Have A Word?” In today’s new episode, the contestants have to define the word, Clutch. Emily gets the definition right, and wins an official WordGirl dune buggy.
The show moves back to the second half of the episode after this intermission. In the second half of Episode #503, Granny May is back again. This time, Granny May has devised a plan that would have made Mr. Big proud. She has developed a plan to make accessories for everybody’s pets. What the townspeople don’t know is that Granny May’s pet accessories are in reality mind control devices. She is using them to get everybody’s pets to steal from their owners for her. There’s even a reference to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ video in this episode that parents will love as the pets’ minds are controlled. The morning after everybody’s stuff is stolen, Granny May sinks to a new low, trying to frame Becky’s friend, Violet. So Becky sets out to try and figure out what happened. Later that night, she does discover what happened when her dad takes Captain Huggyface’s accessory to wash it. He puts it around his neck to carry it to the wash, when his mind is suddenly controlled. So WordGirl follows Mr. Botsford and discovers that Granny May really is behind the thefts. Thankfully, one of the cats there unwittingly sits on Granny May’s mind controller, releasing all the animals from their trance. Everything is returned and Violet’s name is cleared.
The show moves back to the bonus round of “May I Have A Word” from here, where Emily correctly associates the definition of Clutch to the proper picture, winning her a sand dune to go with her new dune buggy. Captain Huggyface closes out the episode by showing what the word, perturbed means.
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