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It's Your Party and I'll Whine If I Want To is the first episode of season 1 of The Life & Times of Juniper Lee.

Summary

While Jody is having a birthday party, Juniper gets called away because the Leprechauns have let loose the Racatan.

Plot

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Jasmine Lee narrates of how the two worlds of magic and humanity once used to co-exist in peace and harmony. But as the two sides became more hostile, one person was given the great power to maintain order between the two realms - the Te Xuan Ze, her own granddaughter Juniper Lee.

June has been doing the job officially for just a few months. She and Ray Ray are going to her friend Jody's birthday party. June is having fun until a leprechaun shows up and tells her that they accidentally let loose a Racatan. When she goes to her grandma's house to plead her into dealing with it this time, Jasmine is having none of it and ushers her out at the mention of "racatan".

June about to get some payback at the Racatan for scrambling Jody's present.

When June goes to fight it, she has a bit trouble at first but then discovers that her and Ray Ray's knapsacks were accidentally swapped and that because of the Racatan, she accidentally mashed Jody's birthday present inside. She fights the beast into unconsciousness until Ray Ray and Monroe arrive with her knapsack. From it, she reveals the Genie in a jar which she lets out. The genie instinctively seeks out great evil and attacks the Racatan, beating it down until they both disappear in a flash.

June goes to meet Jody again after her party has ended. She apologizes and gives Jody the present, hoping she'll like it despite the packaging being crumpled. The moment Jody sees it she loves it - it's a snow globe of Orchid Bay City. Jody invites June in for cake to which Ray Ray and Monroe also appear out of nowhere. Leprechaun Jeff whispers for June to get him a cake also but she shushes him away.

In the credits scene, Ray Ray wonders what the genie did with the Racatan. Monroe answers that he probably took it to the Underworld karaoke. We see this to be true as the scene changes to the genie encouraging the unenthusiastic Racatan to sing karaoke on a stage.

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Broadcast

In the United States, It's Your Party and I'll Whine If I Want To aired on May 30, 2005 on Cartoon Network.

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Trivia

  • The title is from a song with the same title.
  • When Juniper calls the Racatan "Algernon", this is a reference to the science-fiction short story "Flowers for Algernon".
  • The game Party Interrupted is based on the plot of this episode.
  • The Racatan also appears in the online game Out of Charm's Way.
  • The song being sung in the karaoke bar is the title song from the movie Fame. This is the first of three Fame songs to appear in season one, the other two appearing in Enter Sandman.
  • "'Ending Tagline"': "Come on, Sloppy. Octopus time." - "'Ophelia"'

References


Episodes
Season 1
It's Your Party and I'll Whine If I Want To | I've Got You Under My Skin | It Takes a Pillage | New Trickster in Town| Not in My Backyard | Enter Sandman | Ding Dong, the Witch Ain't Dead | I'll Get By with a Little Help from My Elf | The World According to L.A.R.P. | Magic Takes a Holiday | Take My Life, Please | Meet the Parent | Monster Con
Season 2
It's the Great Pumpkin, Juniper Lee | O Brother What Art Thou | The Great Escape | Picture Day | Star Quality | There's No Mitzvah Like Snow Mitzvah | Bada Bing Bada Boomfist | Adventures in Babysitting | Juniper Meets the Easter Bunny | I've Got You Under My Skin | Welcome Bat Otter | Dog Show Afternoon | Dream Date
Season 3
Party Monsters | Who's Your Daddy? | Water We Fighting For? | Feets Too Big | Citizen June | Make Me Up Before You Go-Go | Out of the Past | Sealed with a Fist | Little Big Mah | Te Xuan Me? | Food for Naught | A Helping H.A.M. | The Kids Stay in the Picture | Every Witch Way But Loose
Shorts
Monsters in My Potion | The Bus Stop | Just a Second | Nice Weather | Beach Blanket Monroe | Big Monster in My Backyard
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