Synopsis: Why are kids pooping out fully-wrapped candy? Who is supplying them with all this candy? Could it be that mysterious company in the Latin Quarter? If so, what is their nefarious plan? – to turn kids into human piñatas? Could be.
Details: It is the Return of The Pink Panther Strikes Again as Episode Six opens with an animated homage to the films’ famous opening sequences followed shortly after by slightly altered version of one of the best jokes in that 1976 film – Inspector Clouseau: I thought you said your dog did not bite! Hotel clerk: That is not my dog. Kids are pooping candy still in their wrappers and that company in the Latin Quarter is looking very suspicious as the source of the candy. Lola once saved the life on an eight-year-old boy by installing the heart of a 40-year-old man in a heart transplant operation and now that boy has returned in his “non-invisible jet” to hit on her and try to buy her affection while the Chief grovels for scraps alongside. Meanwhile, Sy has returned – cue collective cheer here – and he has a new helper snake with him to cheer up the kids. Unfortunately, the snake eats the kids and Lola and a patient have to beat the kid out of the snake with their diamond-encrusted piñata sticks [courtesy of the rich dude] and Owen gets “made” into a cop again [re-copped?] with the help of Lacey Briggs as the pair of them track down the source of the candy.
The Poop and Skinny: It’s CH’s version of “That 70s Show” as we discover – if we didn’t already know – that the creators of “Childrens Hospital” are extremely fond of the 1970s decade with Sy/Henry Winkler/Fonzie already in the cast, this episode with a series of references to the 1976 comedy film “The Pink Panther Strikes Again”, the young billionaire in the episode being a stylized and updated version of comic book character Richie Rich – popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s – as was a gambling game called baccarat which the young billionaire presents as a gift to Lola. We also find out that Lola’s middle name is not “Trouble” but rather Adolf. Lola jokes that the Chief needs WD-40 for her walker and the Chief responds that, on her salary, she can only afford WD-30 – this was the low point of the episode.