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We've Got Fish Spirit
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Oscar runs out of Ms. Lips's office
Season: 1
Production code: 113
Broadcast: 34
Story by: Meghan McCarthy
Disney Channel US premiere: July 08, 2011
International debut: May 21, 2011
Paired: None

After a meeting with Ms. Lips, Oscar has to join a club fast, so he gets Milo and Bea to join the cheerleading club to help Clamantha defeat a rival team from Clamantha's old school at a cheer competition, but Bea mistakenly signed up for the Map Club with Albert Glass and Jumbo Shrimp, so she is unable to attend.

Episode Summary

The episode starts off at the school guidance counsular's office, where Ms. Lips is having a conference with Jocktopus. After he leaves, Oscar comes in for his conference. He hands her his transcripts for Ms. Lips to see. After Ms. Lips remarks on how impressive they are, Oscar has a fantasy where he is getting his diploma, when Bea asks him to marry her and Milo informs Oscar about him winning the lottery. Ms. Lips decides to give Oscar some stickers. He then asks her if his records are good enough to get him into a good college. She tells him that he needs to join a club so that he can get into a good college, but when she hears that Oscar does not plan on joining any clubs, she recommends him to go to a lower-class college, like the one she went. She tries to reassure him that everything will be fine, but a quick close-up of her face says otherwise.

Oscar comes to Milo and Bea to help him find a club. Unfortunately, Oscar cannot find the right club for him. After trying various clubs such as Chess Club, Map Club, and Tennis Club, the gang come across Clamantha fighting another clam. This clam turns out to be Clamanda, a student from Clamantha's old school. The both have hated each other ever since Clamantha was rejected from her old school's cheerleading team. The two plan on competing at a cheerleading contest that is coming up soon. Sadly, Clamantha's cheerleading squad were taken out of the tanks (and assumingly, they were adopted by new pet owners) in the middle of a practice session, so Clamantha is currently looking for new members. Milo and Oscar decided to join. Bea manages to het Koi, Finberley, Esmargot and Shellsea to join the squad with her too.

Clamantha and the new members of the squad meet up in the middle of the football field to practice. Just when she is about to explain her routine, Jumbo Shrimp and Albert Glass remind Bea that she, unknowingly, joined the Map Club, so Bea is forced to leave with the duo. Clamantha's routine involves everyone carrying Koi, who would be carrying her. Oscar points out that there is something wrong with that routine. When Clamantha looks on the sketchpad she drew her routine on, she crosses out Bea, who is in Map Club at the moment. Everyone decides to try this routine, but Koi is too heavy for everyone to carry. When Clamantha attempts to get onto the top of Koi, she accidentally hits her, which causes everyone to collapse. Shellsea and the rest of the girls, except for Clamantha, quit. Milo points out that he will never get into a good college now, to which causes Oscar to have a fantasy that involves Oscar being rejected of his diploma, Bea marrying someone else (ruining his chances of trying to tell his crush on her), and Milo alerting him that they have run out of toilet paper in their house. Oscar starts panicking when he asks Clamantha to make a new cheerleading routine. Clamantha accepts his request and spits out a notepad and pencil. His new routine involves Koi carrying three of the cheerleaders, the cheerleader in the middle carrying another cheerleader who is carrying Clamantha. When Milo takes a look, he notices he is nowhere in the routine, so Oscar tells Milo that he will be cheering from the sidelines and gives him some pom poms. Oscar tells everyone that he has made a new routine and wants to try it out. At first, the four girls who quit moan, but then they decide to get back in the squad to try it out. Although there are some minor glitches, Oscar and the girls managed to pull it off. Milo is seen cheering from the bleachers and even Oscar is impressed with how it went. Clamantha says there is seventy-two more routines to learn which makes Oscar fall off of the formation.

Back at the Map Club, Jumbo Shrimp and Albert Glass are having a blast, but Bea is feeling bored. She informs Albert that she has done something wrong and feels sad about the possibility of being kicked out of their club, but he assures her that they will not kick her out and Jumbo Shrimp says that he is actually happy that Bea joined. Bea then draws a fake map and informs the duo that there has been a recently discovered landmass.

After a musical montage of the cheerleaders training, the cheer competition has finally arrived. The competition is being held in a cage outside of the tanks, so the fish bring their water suits. The ceremony starts off with Coach Salmons singing the competition's anthem. After a short talk with the team, Clamantha is confronted by Clamanda and her team. After some trash talk, Clamantha gets so outraged that Oscar has to hold her back so that she will not hurt anyone. He drags her away from her old schoolmates so that they can focus on the other teams they are competing against. After watching some of the teams' routines, Clamantha comments on how lame they all were. After a short pep talk from her, she hops off her chair and injures her hinge joint. Shellsea notices that the hamsters have an impressive cheerleading routine, and the team decides to give up. Clamantha gives Oscar his Club Participation form, which was signed by her, so that he could have his perfect record. Oscar thanks Clamantha and runs off, but when he looks back, he notices how disappointed the team is, so he decides to come back. He tells the team that they will still compete for Clamantha's sake. Finberley and Shellsea ask about Clamantha's replacement. Oscar looks at Milo, when Bea pops up in uniform. She tells Oscar that she got permission from Jumbo Shrimp and Albert Glass thanks to her fake map.

Once Coach Salmons announces the Freshwater High Cheer Squad, the gang cheer and perform their routine with a couple of minor changes. Finberley is carrying Bea, who will now be carrying Oscar. While Oscar is attempting to make a safe landing, Clamantha spits out a pearl for him to catch. He does so and lands on Bea's hands successfully. The crowd is cheering for the gang.

Then, Coach Salmons calls for Clamanda's team, The Clamettes, to come up. Her team tells the audience members to look under their seats. When everyone does so, they find 100 fish dollars. The audience cheers on Clamanda's team. Coach Salmons informs them that he was crying during their preformance. Then, one of the judges brings the results to Coach Salmons. He informs everyone that the winners of the competition are The Clamettes. They have delivered their first place trophy. Clamantha, now in crutches, thanks Oscar for his effort, as with the rest of the team, when Coach Salmons announces the real winners of the competition were the Freshwater High Cheer Squad, The Clamettes were apparently the runner-up. The real first place trophy is then delivered to the winning team, it turns out to be human size. While the team celebrates, Clamanda starts breaking down because of the fact her rival won. She gets dragged out of the room by her teammates. Clamantha tries to give Oscar a celebration kiss, but he runs away before she can do so, so she chases him around the stadium as the episode ends.

End Credits

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Running Gags

Bud's Pets &...

  • Pom Poms

Memorable Quotes

Oscar: But, what if I really don't want to join a club?

Ms. Lips: Well, you don't have to go to the perfect college, Oscar. I'm sure you can still get into "Mediocre State". That's where I went, and well, I turned out to be, just fine.

Zooms in on Ms. Lips face with creepy music.

Background Information

  • This episode was first aired on Disney Channel Poland on May 21, 2011 during the Follow Your Dreams Marathon (Polish title: "Ona ma siłę").
  • This is the first time when other clams, other than Clamantha and her family, make an apperance.
  • While Bea was in the Map Club, there was a map of Poland, where this episode made its worldwide debut.
  • The song that plays while Oscar and the cheerleaders where on stage at the cheer sounds similar to the series' theme song.
  • Disney Channel gave a sneak peek to the episode by a tweet they sent out on April 21st. The video was to introduce Ms. Lips, the school guidance counselor.
  • This was premiered as part of Disney Channel's "Sizzilin' Summer".
  • This is the ninth Oscar-themed episode ("Doris Flores Gorgeous"; "Happy Birthfish, Jocktopus"; "Funny Fish"; "The Tale of Sir Oscar Fish"; "The Dark Side of the Fish"; "Two Clams in Love"; "Riding in Cars with Fish"; "Good Morning, Freshwater").

Production Information

  • It is the first 21-minutes long episode.
  • This is also the first episode to have its world debut outside of the United States.


  • In "Two Clams in Love", we see a picture of a clam with orange hair on a dartboard in Clamantha's room. This clam is revealed to be Clamanda.
  • This is the second time Oscar uses the Fish Search Engine ("Funny Fish").
  • In the beginning and during the first practice session of the new Freshwater High Cheer Squad, an instrumental version of the Freshwater High Cheer can be heard.


  • The scene when Clamanda gets angry about Clamantha and her team being awarded a larger trophy is similar to Edward from Camp Lazlo getting upset about the other teams having larger trophies than his in the episode "Racing Sliks".
  • When Milo and Bea were helping Oscar find a club to be in there’s a poster on the bulletin board that says Breakfast Club. Which is a reference to the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club.


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Previously produced episode:
"Legend of the Earth Troll"
"We've Got Fish Spirit" Next produced episode:
"Two Clams in Love"
Previously aired episode:
"Diary of a Lost Fish"
Next aired episode:
"Run, Oscar, Run"

Special episodes Next:
"Fish School Musical"