|"The Dinner Theater"|
| Season 2, Episode 11|
"The Trouble With Truffles"
"Big Ball (episode)"
Mung Daal's Catering is low on money and the gang try to decide how to get more customers. Gaspacho then gives tell an idea to start a dinner theater. Mung makes a murder mystery play. The group holds additions for parts and casted Gaspacho as Baron Von Bon-bon (the murder) and Panini as Miss Sweety Pie. Chowder, however, believes that Gazpacho has been killed by the character he's playing as. During rehersals, Chowder tries to warn Mung only to annoy him due to not rehearsing his lines and believing he has been killed and becomes his character. While keeping an eye on Gaspacho, Chowder decides to use Panini as bait, causing her to become heartbroken and get over him. Chowder, however, thinks she had been taken by the Baron and killed. Upon hearing Gaspacho say that he'll "kill on opening night", Chowder declares he will stop him in the second part.
On Opening Night, Chowder tells Ceviche and Gorgonzola about the deaths, which Ceviche becomes devestated to hear Panini is dead. Gorgonzola tries to talk some sense into them, but to no avail. Upon hearing Ceviche say that nobody dies in musicals, Chowder decides to put on a musical in order to confuse Baron, recruiting the twosome to help him. Before the play begins, Chowder finds Panini (now furious at him) alive. He soon mistakes the others repeating the play for money as wanting to kill her continuously and puts his plan into motion. As the play begins (with Panini and Gazpacho acting stiff due to possible stage fright), and during that Gazpacho got stuck in the door. Chowder begins to sing, causing Mung to act fast and throw Truffles in order to get him off the stage, and Chowder and Truffles finally push him out of the door. As a result of Chowder's singing, the audience decides to finish off Panini and fights the cast. The lights are killed and turned back on, but Panini is found dead. She awakens and tells everyone that Chowder kissed her so she fainted, only to discover that a disgusting creature kissed her instead, in which Panini screams and runs away. Chowder said that at least no one died and Gazpacho says not yet and then goes berserk and tries to kill everyone. Afterwards, Mung ends the show and has the audience give a hand to the cast and the actors. Endive then wakes up, asking if she missed anything.
- Mindy Sterling ... Miss Endive (voice)
- Tara Strong ... Truffles/Plain Pink Lemonade
The Characters' Characters
- Baron Von Bon-Bon - Gazpacho
- Shmerlock Honeycombs - Chowder
- Understudy - Truffles
- Miss Sweety Pie - Panini
- Light Holder - Ceviche
- Light - Gorgonzola
- Tree - Shnitzel
- Director - Mung Daal
- This episode aired in Poland, Europe first on April 30, 2009.
- The show lasts 30 mins, the third time the series aired a full episode over a half-hour.
- This is the first episode that Truffles says Gazpacho's name yet she dosen't say it alone.
- The only episode with canned laughter in one scene when Gazpacho first appears until Mung tells the wind-up teeth guys to stop the canned laughter.
- The role Chowder played, Detective Shmerlock Honeycombs, is a parody of Detective Sherlock Holmes.
- In the behind the scenes cut, Mung claimed that in the 1980's he was in the play Schmats. A parody of the broadway Cats.
- Schnitzel's audition is a direct reference to Shakespeare's Hamlet.
- In one scene, Chowder had a worm in his belly button. He said he doesn't bite and his name's Carl. The worm shares both the name and the appearance towards C.H. Greenblatt, the creator of Chowder
- Donde Esta is a real spanish vocabulary for "Where are you". The entire stop-motion scene with the carrot, tomato and corn only says "Donde Esta".