5 things you missed from Tuca & Bertie Season 2, Episode 3

Tuca & Bertie Season 1 -- Courtesy of Netflix
Tuca & Bertie Season 1 -- Courtesy of Netflix /

Part of the fun of watching Tuca & Bertie is seeing if you can catch the myriad of in-jokes and freeze-frame bonuses present in almost every scene of each episode. Despite moving from Netflix to Adult Swim, Tuca & Bertie Season 2 has no shortage of these little easter eggs and bonuses, so I’m starting a feature where I point out some of the best ones!

That said, I’ll leave some up to viewers to find on their own because finding them is part of the show’s innate charm and one of many reasons to go back and rewatch each episode, like, a lot.

5 things you missed from Tuca & Bertie Season 2, Episode 3

Office jokes

There are a couple of funny jokes scattered throughout Bertie’s office. Two that I noticed in this episode I hadn’t seen before was a sign that said, “No dad jokes,” with a sticky next to it reading, “no mom riddles.”

Also, Bertie’s to-do list reads, “Buy a healthy lunch instead of eating 26 chocolate-covered almonds.” 26 is such a specific number, but we’ve all been there, Bertie.

Tuca’s job hunt

If you paused while Tuca skimmed through her job-hunting app you would have seen several interesting options including fish walker, horse whisperer, royal taste tester, hog dog impersonator, and signature forger. Personally, I’d love to see a fish walker at work.

Recurring characters

Several character models recur in the show but two that were great in this week’s episode was the bird bully from the show’s very first episode in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo during the crosswalk scene and also the return of Dapper Dog! I was hoping he’d be back and he has a speaking part in this week’s episode as the new sign creator.

What’s in the Edge Bread?

If I were you, I’d skip eating the Edge Bread. Kyle persuades Bertie not to use her typical gourmet ingredients in favor of things like taurine and egg-to-factory goo. Taurine was originally extracted from bull sperm, it’s where Red Bull gets its name.

Thankfully, that’s no longer true but still, I’m guessing the show was making a joke about it especially since it is an ingredient so common in energy drinks. As for the egg-to-factory stuff, that’s definitely a play on farm-to-table food, and it dispenses from a cardboard box similar to boxed wine…ew.

Post-credits scene

If you weren’t aware before, you will be now. Did you know just about every episode of Tuca & Bertie contains a little post-credits scene? This week we see that poor Brangley Brangalang, the guy who makes a living off of posting his failures online, is in therapy because he feels like, well, a failure. And in therapy, he falls and sets the couch on fire so he might be onto something.

Hint: Pause when you see the ducks crossing the road to Parakeet Park to read a little Birdtown history on the sign!

Next. The 8 best new shows you're not watching. dark

New episodes of Tuca & Bertie Season 2 air Sunday nights on Adult Swim.