The Sweet Stench of Success (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)

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The Sweet Stench of Success (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)
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"Got BO? Get Dio!" - Bloo.
Part of Season: 2
Episode Number: 10
Air Date: May 27, 2005
Writer: Adam Pava
Director: Chris Savino
Robert Cullen
Previous episode: Beat with a Schtick
Next episode: Bye Bye Nerdy

"The Sweet Stench of Success" is the tenth episode in the second season of Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends.


After appearing on local television news trying to outperform Eduardo, Bloo becomes a celebrity, doing commercials, television shows, movies and personal appearances. As time goes by, he discovers fame is not all it's cracked up to be.

Why It Rocks

  1. Watching Eduardo appear on Friday's Friend, the show Frankie and the gang watch at the start was nice & relatable.
  2. "It's the roll-on I was born to play!" - Bloo.
  3. The first advertising product Bloo stars in is very useful & great to watch - known as Deo (a type of deodorant) and he manages to stop a boy's odor, and the slogans are very clever. It was also great watching him get famous & star in many parodies.
  4. Some emotional moments, such as Mac leaving to go to his room when hearing that Bloo has a 3-week meeting and his name wasn't even mentioned to Bloo's assistant, along with the memories Mac & Bloo look back on before Bloo became an advertisement & even some of the Deo Variety Hour.
  5. Although Bloo was selfish at the start, he got better later on, his advertisements were great to watch & he realized the downsizes of becoming a celebrity because of him getting horribly treated by the assistant and even wanted to quit.
    • Frankie, Mac, Wilt, Coco and Eduardo are also likable for calling Bloo out at the start when he lied to the Friday's Friend manager, cheering him on when becoming a celebrity & for rescuing him from the corporation and the selfish assistant.
  6. The Deo Variety Hour hosted by Bloo is nothing short of hilarious, musical and top-notch, mixed with emotional, and it being broadcast to every single home is very impressive. Every part of the hour is all great.
  7. Good Ending: After Mac, Frankie, Coco, Wilt and Eduardo stop the other people in costumes, Bloo exposes his assistant for being a selfish person and reveals that Deo only makes you smell worse and doesn't actually care for his audience - getting the assistant arrested, and it ends with Eduardo's potatoes song sponsoring the variety hour.

The Only Bad Quality

  1. Although Bloo becoming a celebrity was great to watch & he learnt that it has downsizes, he was pretty selfish at the start for getting angry at the others just because he didn't appear on Friday's Friend & even said that he doesn't care about Mac. He then lied to the Friday's Friend reporter by saying that he's a lonely friend when really he isn't!
    • The assistant Bloo had for his advertisement became selfish later on as he refused Bloo to go to Foster's to visit his friends, and forced him to sleep in a cage as said in his contract. He didn't even care when Bloo said about him not eating in 2 days along with his own audience, the "contracts" were just adoption papers, and Deo only makes people smell worse!


  • It holds a rating of 8.2/10 on IMDB.


  • The episode title is a reference to the 1957 film, "Sweet Smell of Success", while Friday's Friends is a reference to a real-life news segment, "Wednesday's Child".
  • Bloo advertised as a Deo product would later be briefly seen on the television Bloo watches in "Foster's Goes to Europe".


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