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"Slowpoke Gekko"
Season 1, episode 23B
(Overall episode #46)
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Premiere date
United Kingdom United Kingdom
August 16, 2016
United States of America United States of America
August 19, 2016
Written by Andrew Healey
Directed by Christian De Vita & Wilson Dos Santos
Viewer count (millions) TBA
Episode Guide
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"Owlette and the Moonflower"
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"Catboy and the Lunar Dome"

"Slowpoke Gekko" (also known as "Gluglu l'escargot" in French) is the second segment of the 23rd Season 1 episode of PJ Masks.

Summary

Gekko has to learn to not get distracted if he wants to stop Romeo from using his super slow ray to take over the world.

Characters

The following characters appeared in the episode "Slowpoke Gekko":

Synopsis

The episode starts off with the kids going to class while Greg practices a basketball trick. He, Connor, and Amaya see the teacher coming, but super slowly, as well as a couple other people, animals, and insects traveling at the same speed. That night, the PJ Picture Player shows Romeo in town. The PJ Masks drive out to witness him zap a cat with a clock ray installed on his lab to make it slow.

Catboy and Owlette confront Romeo, who explains that he’s using his Go-Slow Ray to slow everyone down so he can take over the world. He’s also planning to set the clock up in the center of town so the blast wave will hit everyone. Meanwhile, a camouflaged Gekko sneaks up to the lab and is about to take position when he sees the slow-moving cat. Interested, he goes over to take a look, missing his signal, and reveals himself. Romeo gets away, but he assures the team that he has another plan.

Gekko drives to catch up with Romeo, then places his Gekko-mobile on camouflage mode so he can pull up next to him. A bird lands on top of the dome; the team tries to shoo it away, but Romeo finds out where they are. Gekko doesn’t pay any attention as he is too focused on the bird. He notices too late Romeo pulling up in front of the vehicle and zapping it in slow motion. He escapes, and the team is forced to go after him on foot.

A few moments later, the team finds Romeo and Robot playing frisbee in the sports field. Since Romeo can’t slow them all down if they split up, Catboy and Owlette take their positions to charge towards him head-on while Gekko stays hidden, promising that there’ll be no distractions this time. However, after Romeo zaps the frisbee in slow motion when Robot quickly throws it to him, he gives himself away by loudly proclaiming how awesome it is. Romeo zaps him, and he and Robot leave for the center of town.

Gekko realizes it’s all his fault because he kept getting distracted, which got in the way of stopping Romeo. He states that Catboy and Owlette should go after him themselves, but when they refuse, knowing that they’re a team, he also realizes that even though he might be slow, he can still help as long as he focuses. The team heads over to the town square as Robot sets up the clock. Gekko instructs Owlette to distract Romeo, then gives the same instructions to Catboy if she gets zapped. He promises that nothing will distract him this time.

Gekko slowly makes his way to the clock, making sure not to let anything distract him. In the ensuing chaos around him, Catboy, Owlette, and Robot get zapped. He fortunately arrives just in time before Romeo can zap the whole town in slow motion. He throws the invention down, and it breaks, reverting everything affected back to normal. The villains escape while Gekko does his Gekko Go-Go dance to celebrate, much to Romeo’s chagrin. The PJ Masks proclaim their signature victory phrase.

The next day, Connor and Amaya ask Greg if he can show them his basketball trick, which he offers to do later since they have class. Proud of him for not getting distracted, the three high-five each other in slow motion and laugh, ending the episode.

Moral/Lesson

  • You must focus in important situations (don't get distracted).

Trivia

  • A bell could be heard ringing at Connor, Greg and Amaya's school for the first time (this doesn't usually occur in the series).
  • Romeo took plenty of joy in making several speed-related puns against the PJ Masks.
  • Gekko does his "Gekko Go-Go" dance for the first time.
    • As a result, Romeo can be heard saying "I hate the Gekko Go-Go!". This is the second use of the word "hate" in PJ Masks, which could be suggestive/inappropriate for some viewers.
  • Gekko's habit of getting distracted easily is emphasized in this episode.
  • This is the last episode of Season 1 that features Romeo and Robot as the primary villains.
  • After Romeo says that he hates the Gekko Go-Go, he says "Curse you, PJ Masks!". This is the first use of the words "curse you" in PJ Masks, which could also be suggestive/inappropriate for some viewers.
  • This is the last episode Alex Thorne voices Romeo.
Episode list
| Blame it on the Train, Owlette | Catboy's Cloudy Crisis | Owlette and the Flash Flip Trip | Catboy and the Pogo Dozer | Gekko and the Super Ninjalinos | Owlette's Terrible Pterodactyl Trouble | Catboy and the Shrinker | Owlette and the Moon-Ball | Catboy and the Butterfly Brigade | Owlette the Winner | Speak UP, Gekko! | Catboy and Master Fang's Sword | Catboy VS. Robo-Cat | Owlette and the Giving Owl | Catboy and the Great Birthday Cake Rescue | Gekko and the Snore-A-Saurus | Looking After Gekko | Catboy and the Teeny Weeny Ninjalino | Catboy's Tricky Ticket | Gekko and the Missing Gekko-Mobile | Catboy's Flying Fiasco | Gekko's Stay-at-Home Sneezes | Gekko Saves Christmas | Gekko's Nice Ice Plan | Gekko and the Mighty Moon Problem | Clumsy Catboy | Catboy and Gekko's Robot Rampage | Owlette's Feathered Friend | Owlette and the Battling Headquarters | Gekko and the Mayhem at the Museum | Catboy Takes Control | Owlette's Two Wrongs | Gekko Floats | Catboy's Two-Wheeled Wonder | Catboy's Great Gig | Owlette's New Move | Supersonic Owlette | Catboy and the Sticky Splat Slingshot | Owlette of a Kind | Beat the Drum, Catboy | Catboy Squared | Gekko's Super Gekko Sense | Owlette and the Owletteenies | Gekko's Blame Campaign | Owlette and the Moonflower | Slowpoke Gekko | Catboy and the Lunar Dome | Gekko and the Rock of All Power | Super-Sized Gekko | Take to the Skies, Owlette | Slow Down, Catboy! | Gekko's Special Rock |
| Moonfizzle Balls | Soccer Ninjalinos | Lionel-Saurus | Catboy's Cuddly | Night of the Cat | Catboy Does It Again | Terrible Two-Some | Owlette's Luna Trouble | Ninja Moths | Who's Got the Owl Power? | PJ Pinball | Bounce-a-Tron | Wacky Floats | Romeo's Disguise | PJ Robot | PJ Power Up | Moonstruck: Race to the Moon | Moonstruck: Lunar Fortress | Robot's Pet Cat | Gekko, Master of the Deep | May the Best Power Win | Moonbreaker | Race Up Mystery Mountain | The Mountain Prisoner | The Wolfy Kids | Wolf-O-Saurus | Catboy No More | Gekko Vs. the Splatcano | Meet Armadylan | Invisible Owlette | Wolfy Mountain | Romeo's Crystal Clear Plan | Nobody's Sidekick | Armadylan Menace | Power Pondweed | Owlette Comes Clean | Halloween Tricksters | The Wolfies Take HQ | The Good Wolfy | The Wolfy Plan | The Lizard Theft | PJ Dylan | Armadylan'd and Dangerous | Romeo's Action Toys | The Dragon Gong | Flight of the Ninja | Romeocoaster | Gekko and the Opposite Ray | PJ Masks Vs. Bad Guys United | Easter Wolfies | Luna and the Wolfies |
| Moon Madness | Armadylan and Robette Rule | Armadylan Zen | Way of the Woofy | Werejalinos | PJ Comet | Glowy Moths | Teacher Goes Ninja | Robot Goes Wrong | Lionel's Powers | Best Friends Forever | Meet An Yu | The Moon Prix | Pirates Ahoy! | The Secret of the Pagoda | Storm of the Ninja | Arma-Leader | Owlette Slips Up | The Splat Monster | Moth on the Moon | Fly Me To The Moon | Luna's Cosmic Tantrum | Motsuki The Best | Wheels of a Hero | Moonwolfy | Clash on Mystery Mountain | A Teeny Weeny Problem | Take Romeo Off The Road | Mission: PJ Seeker | Wolfy Powers | Do The Gekko | Armadylan, Action Hero | Super Muscles Show Off | The Prank Wheelz | Where's The Wolf Wheelz? | Villain of the Sky | Protector of the Sky | The PJ Masks Save Christmas | Romeo's Melody | PJ Robot Takes Control | PJ Sky Pirates | The Disappearing Ninjas | Gekko Everywhere | Gekko Takes Charge | Big Sister Motsuki | PJ Party Crasher | Master of the Moat | PJ Robot Vs Romeo |
| Heroes of the Sky | Who Let the Moths In? | Commander Meow | Motsuki's Missing Sister | Not so Ninja | PJ Party Mountain | Wolfies of the Pagoda | Master Fang's Secret | Aerodylan | Asteroid Accident | All About Asteroids | Romeo's Space Machine | Newton and the Ninjas | Missing Space Rock | Flying Factory Out of Control | Munki-gu | Munki-gu in the City | Mission Munki-gu | Legend of the Wolfy Bone | Gekko Vs Armavillain | Super Super Cat Speed | Munki-gu's Dragon | Gekko Loves Lionel | Octobella | Octo-Trouble | Star Buddies | To the Moon and Back | Magnet in the Moat | Motsuki Bugs Out | Octobella's Garden | Sploshy Splash | Teeny Weeny Returns | Robo-Wolf | The Labours of Armadylan | Lost in Space | The Power of Monkey Chatter | The Secret of Monkey Goodness | Pharaoh Boy | By My Pharaoh Feathers | Pharaoh's Chariot | PJ Robot Malfunction | The Mysterious Masks | Battle Of The Fangs | Catboy's Cat | Mad With Moon Power | Pharaoh and The Ninjalinos | Pharaoh's Boomerangs | Bubbles Of Badness |
| Ninja Power Up | Luna Goes Too Far | Owly Tricks | Newton The Destructor | Luna Kazoomer | Baddie Bots | Newton and the Animals | Octobella Strikes Again | Octobella on the Loose | Teeny Weeny to the Rescue | Invisible Munki-Gu | Orticia Blooms | Orticia and the Pumpkins | Pirate Robot | Owlette, The Pirate Queen |
To be announced.
| Super Cat Speed | Super Gekko Muscles | Owl Eyes | Reinvention | Moth's Day | Super Moves Dance Party | Super Gekko Camouflage | Teamwork | All Skills | Determination | Gekko Improvises | Super Singing Heroes | Team Night Ninja | Super Cat Ears | Owlette Improvises | A Job For All | Bravery | Catboy Improvises | Taking Turns | Training with the PJ Masks | Moon Rocked | Play Date on the Moon | Space Race | Cat-Car Chaos | Gekko-Mobile Mischief | Robots Wash Up | Owl-Glider Gliding | Armadylan Style | Wolfy Garden | Bye Bye Bad Luna | Catboy Power Up | Owlette Power Up | Gekko Power Up | Masters of the Mountain | Moon Cuddly | The PJ Rovers | PJ Racing | An Yu's Bird Rescue | PJ Masks Surprise | Ninjability | HQ Tour | Minding Motsuki | It's A PJ Masks Christmas | Learning the Planets |
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