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"I Was a Teenage Abomination" is the third episode of the first season of The Owl House, and the third episode overall.

It premiered on January 24, 2020.

Synopsis

Luz sneaks into the local magic school to help a friend and makes a new enemy in the process.

Plot

Luz, Eda and King are on the shoreline scavenging for human garbage from a beached trash slug, much to Luz's disgust. She was hoping to read ancient scrolls or mix potions, but Eda isn't interested in stuff that reminds her of magic school where they force students to learn magic the proper way. In her opinion, magic is wild and unpredictable which she finds beautiful. Because of this, she quit school to master magic the proper way. Luz leaves Eda to scavenge and makes her way back to the Owl House, thinking about magic school. She wants to see what its like, and begins to doubt Eda's teachings. Along the way she meets a witch-in-training named Willow, who is having problems with her Abomination, which has become nothing more than a pile of goo. Luz decides to help her by becoming her Abomination and in return gets to see a magic school.

Willow sneaks Luz into Hexside School where they meet Augustus and "Top Student" Amity Blight. At Abomination class, Willow presents Luz, covered in Abomination goo, to her class. She successfully pulls off her role, and the teacher is impressed. Willow is even made "Top Student", which infuriates Amity. She suspects foul play and threatens to expose Willow at the first sign of deception.

Meanwhile, Eda and King get into an argument over being a teacher. King thinks Eda is going to lose Luz as her apprentice and believes he could do better. So they decide to make a bet: King must prove he can be a better teacher by training a Trash Slug to be his soldier in one day. If he succeeds, he can have Luz as his apprentice while Eda has to wear a shame hat and sleep in the shed. But if King fails, Eda will change his name to Mr. Wiggles. Eda accepts, knowing she will win likes she always does. King starts training his Trash Slug by feeding it doggy treats. However, his efforts to get it to respond commands are unsuccessful as it's more interested in the treats he gives it. Eda eventually notices that Luz has disappeared. Hooty hints to her that she is at Magic School. Eda is upset by this and believes she has lost her student. She admits defeat and locks herself away in the shed, wearing the shame hat.

Back at school, Amity is keeping a close watch on Willow and Luz. She gets sent to Principal Bump's office when she tries to force the truth out of Luz. However, she is able to convince Principal Bump to take a closer look at Willow's Abomination. Much to Luz's horror, she wants to dissect her. However, Gus makes a distraction long enough for Willow and Luz to escape. Principal Bump locks down the school, trapping them inside. However, using a seed Luz had in her pocket, Willow unleashes vines upon the school, trapping the Principal and giving Luz a chance to escape. Amity stands in the way, but Willow holds her off while Luz escapes.

Back at the Owl House, King's Trash Slug has grown due to overfeeding it with doggy treats, and it wants more only to discover he's run out. He begs for Eda to help him, and admits defeat. Eda helps King defeat the slug by feeding it salt, causing it to shrink. Just then, Luz returns, crying for help only for Willow and Gus to show up a moment later with some good and bad news. The good news is Principal Bump was so impressed with Willow's skills with plants that he moved her to the plant track. The bad news is that Luz has been banned from the school, but she's okay with it. She apologizes to Eda for leaving and comes to appreciate her as her mentor.

Cast

Additional voices

Title in other languages

Language Title Translation Notes
Argentina Spanish (Latin America) Yo fui una abominable adolescente I was an Abominable Teenager
Brazil Portuguese (Brazil) Eu Fui Uma Aberração Adolescente I was a Teenager Aberration
Taiwan Mandarin 我要上學去 I Want to Go to School
Germany German In Der Zauberschule In the Magic School
Denmark Danish Jeg var en vederstyggelig teenager I was an abominable teenager
Egypt Arabic المراهقون الطائشون Reckless Teens
Spain Spanish Yo fui una abominación adolescente I Was a Teenage Abomination
Finland Finnish Olin teinihirvitys I was a teenager
France French Abomination abominable Abominable Abomination
Indonesia Indonesian Aku Kekejian Remaja I am a Teenage Abomination
Israel Hebrew בית הספר לבישוף Bishop's School
Italy Italian Luzabominio Luz the Abomination
Japan Japanese ルースと魔法学校 Luz and the Magic School
South Korea Korean 액체괴물이 된 루스 Luz Became a Slime Monster
Malaysia Malay Saya seorang Abomination Remaja I am a Teenage Abomination
Netherlands Dutch Ik was een puberaal wangedrocht I was a Teenage Monstrosity
Norway Norwegian Den Avskyelig Tenåring The Abominable Teenager
Portugal Portuguese Eu Fui uma Abominação Adolescente I Was a Teenage Abomination
Poland Polish Byłam abominacją I Was an Abomination
Russia Russian Я подросток-мерзопакость I'm an Abomination Teenager
Sweden Swedish En tonårig vederstyggelsese A teenage abomination
Turkey Turkish Genç Tiksinçıbıl Young Abominable

Transcript

For a full transcript of "I Was a Teenage Abomination", click here.


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Trivia

  • Viewership: This episode was watched by 0.45 viewers on its premiere.[2]
  • This is the first episode to be animated by Sugarcube.
  • The episode completed production on August 9, 2019.[4]
  • This is the first and only episode to show Willow dressed in the abomination track color. Likewise, it is the last episode to show her in her previous track color during the intro as well as the first to have her dressed in the plant magic track color during the credits roll.
  • When Eda looked through the first window at Hexside school, the 3rd code got revealed on the paper stuck on the board. It is cracked into "T-OH-R-N', translating to "Torn".
  • Storyboards show Boscha in place of an abomination track during the first scene in the abomination homeroom. This implies that Boscha was originally meant to be in said track.
  • The Russian title can be translated as both "I am a teenage-abomination" and "I'm a Vile Teenager" since the word "abomination" is translated with the word that has negative connotation.

Revelations and significant events

  • This episode reveals that Eda had dropped out of Hexside.

Allusions

  • I Was a Teenage Werewolf and I Was a Teenage Frankenstein - The title of the episode is a parody to the 1957 horror films.
  • Harry Potter - This episode references the Harry Potter series, with Luz making comparisons to how the school teaches magic to its students. She also references the Harry Potter series's recurring plot devices of elaborate mysteries. Willow has been pointed out to look like Harry, as she wears glasses; Gus has been compared to Ron Weasley (best friend to the main character who is a friend to a muggle), and Amity has been compared to Draco Malfoy (pompous prodigy and considered a rival to the main character until later on).
  • Little Witch Academia - Amity has also been compared to Diana Cavendish, a similar character from the aforementioned show.
  • DC Comics - Willow's powers may be a reference to Poison Ivy, a supervillain who can control plants and speaks to them as their protector.
  • One Piece - Luz's "BANNED" poster looks similar to Luffy's "WANTED" poster from One Piece.
  • iPhone X - The back of Gus' Tween Stars magazine he reads has an ad for a yPhone 9, hinting that there's an Apple parody in the Boiling Isles. Notably, in real life, Apple skipped to iPhone X (iPhone 10).

Errors

  • During the scene wherein King tells Eda that he has technically won their bet, one of his toes is not colored in.
  • As noted in the Look Hooo's Talking aftershow, the episode shows all of the different coven colors except for brown (construction). This could be a mistake on the animators' part.
  • When Luz is first introduced to the dump place, the monster is drooling. After one scene, the drool is gone.
  • When the egg shell on king's head cracks, the shells aren't shown when Eda is leaving the scene.
  • When Eda is looking at the classmates, the little kids are not in the place mat. When the POV changes to inside the classroom, the kids now sit on the mat.
  • When Willow and Luz run away from the teacher, they are against a wall with no lockers, but when the POV changes, the lockers appear behind them.
  • When the giant snail is kicking down the door, some pieces of wood fall on the floor, but when King is getting dragged out, the pieces of wood are gone.
  • When Willow and Luz were running from the abominations, they were right behind them, but the abominations vanish a few frames later.

Videos

References

ve Episodes
Season 1 "A Lying Witch and a Warden" • "Witches Before Wizards" • "I Was a Teenage Abomination" • "The Intruder" • "Covention" • "Hooty's Moving Hassle" • "Lost in Language" • "Once Upon a Swap" • "Something Ventured, Someone Framed" • "Escape of the Palisman" • "Sense and Insensitivity" • "Adventures in the Elements" • "The First Day" • "Really Small Problems" • "Understanding Willow" • "Enchanting Grom Fright" • "Wing It Like Witches" • "Agony of a Witch" • "Young Blood, Old Souls"
Season 2 "Separate Tides" • "Escaping Expulsion" • "Echoes of the Past" • "Keeping Up A-fear-ances" • "Through the Looking Glass Ruins" • "Hunting Palismen" • "Eda's Requiem" • "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door" • "Eclipse Lake" • "Yesterday's Lie" • "Follies at the Coven Day Parade" • "Elsewhere and Elsewhen" • "Any Sport in a Storm" • "Reaching Out" • "Them's the Breaks, Kid" • "Hollow Mind" • "Edge of the World" • "Labyrinth Runners" • "O Titan, Where Art Thou" • "Clouds on the Horizon" • "King's Tide"
Season 3 TBA
Owl Pellets "Welcome to Hexside" • "Eda's Cursed Brush" • "Paint Scare!" • "Art Lessons with Luz" • "Coven Lovin Soap Opera" • "The Dollhouse" (unreleased)
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