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"Legends of Mr. Gar" is the 17th episode of Season 1 of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes and the 17th episode overall.

Official Synopsis

Rad and Enid reminisce about when they started working at the bodega, and discovered how amazing Mr. Gar really is.[1]


Darrell defaces the Lakewood Plaza Turbo sign, writing that it "smells". He is quickly confronting by K.O., Radicles, Enid, and Mr. Gar. A fight ensues, but Gar easily defeats Darrell, earning the awe of the others. Gar leaves on a secret mission and K.O. recalls how amazing he thought Gar was on his first day. Rad brags that his first day experience was more amazing, triggering a flashback.

Rad recalls his interview with Gar, stating that "my greatest strength is my own strength". Gar seems unimpressed, but an alarm is sounded as Shannon arrives to destroy the plaza. Gar takes the opportunity to test Radicles, but the latter is easily knocked away. Gar asks him if he has any special powers, and Rad describes the levitation beam that his entire family has. Gar encourages him to use it anyway, and the two easily destroy Shannon. Gar states that "Sometimes it's the things we're ashamed of that are worth being of proud of" and hires Rad.

In the present day, Rad flexes his muscles and summarizes that Gar taught him to be proud of his powers. Enid remarks that the lesson only made Rad more conceited than before, and goes on to describe her first day.

Enid, already hired, is seen working the cash register trying to do her best to accommodate the customers. Skateboard Nerd appears looking for wheel polish, but becomes enraged when Enid tells him that they are out of stock. Gar appears asking if there is a problem, and Skateboard Nerd begins complaining to Gar. Gar and the Nerd approach the counter, and Enid begins to explain her side of the situation. Suddenly, Gar picks up the Nerd and yells at him, stating that "We're all out of wheel polish! I'm sorry we can't help you! Thank you for shopping at Gar's!". Enid is visibly shocked by this outburst, and is instructed to finished helping by literally kicking Skateboard Nerd out of the plaza. Gar then tells Enid that "The counter is power! Own it!".

Returning to the present, Enid explains that she thinks Gar is great for helping her be her current apathetic self. Crinkly Wrinkly bursts into the store and says that they know nothing at all, and begins to narrate the story of the "real" Mr. Gar in a deep voice.

In Crinkly Wrinkly's story, Mr. Gar and his robot friend Plazamo lived among the clouds. Descending to the earth, Gar reshaped a large patch of land, where Plazamo proceeded to transform into Lakewood Plaza Turbo (location). Gar grabs a boulder and chews on it, spitting out the plaza's sign, and admires his handiwork. Shrinking down to his present size, someone throws an empty cardboard box at him. Gar follows the person and finds a young Lord Boxman. The two fight, with Boxman easily being blasted across the street to the site of present day Boxmore.

Crinkly Wrinkly ends his story with K.O. in amazement, but Enid and Rad quickly dismiss the tale. Enid warns K.O. against believing Crinkly Wrinkly, who is now seen talking to his own reflection. K.O. expresses disappointment that the story is false, but Mr. Gar suddenly appears behind them and confirms that the story is true. He then slams the ground, knocking his employees back to work. Satisfied, Mr. Gar heads into his office.






Concept art by Rebecca Sugar

  • Darrell spraying "smells bad" on the plaza's sign is an homage to the deed done by him in the pilot episode as instead he completed the message.
  • The opening scene stemmed from one of the unproduced 2014 development shorts.
  • The animation used in Crinkly Wrinkly's flashback about Mr. Gar is done in the style of early 20th century cinema.
  • Enid's appearance in the flashback of Enid's first day at Gar's was inspired by concept art by Rebecca Sugar.
  • A scene of Enid picking her nose is cut out in versions of the episode.

Production Notes

  • This episode aids to balance out the story arc of Gar's nervousness around Carol to showcase his heroic powers.[2]


Cultural References

  • Mr. Gar's coffee mug has the 2010-2013 Cartoon Network Studios logo.
  • The "Mr. Gaaaar!" singing was based off of an old cartoon about John Henry.[3]
  • The promotional artwork for this episode is based off the Farnese Hercules sculpture from ancient Greece.



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References List

Pilot Lakewood Plaza Turbo
Shorts KOEnidRadCarolEnid's Bad DayBarrels and CratesRad CriesRad's VanCommercialPower-Up!!!DendyBoxmore InfomercialLet's Do It Together!
Season 1 A: Let's Be HeroesLet's Be FriendsYou're Everybody's SidekickWe Messed UpJethro's All YoursYou're Level 100!I Am DendyPlaza ShortsSibling RivalryYou Get MeDo You Have Any More in the Back?Just Be a PebblePresenting Joe CuppaMy Dad Can Beat Up Your DadWe've Got PestsYou Are RadLegends of Mr. GarWe Got HackedPlazalympicsWe're CapturedKnow Your MomFace Your FearsEverybody Likes Rad?You Have to CarePlaza PromT.K.O.

B: Stop Attacking the PlazaWe've Got FleasOne Last ScoreSecond First DateNo More Pow CardsLet's Watch the PilotA Hero's FateGlory DaysParents DayLet's Have a StakeoutThe Power Is Yours!Rad Likes RobotsKO's Video ChannelVillains' Night OutVillains' Night InBack in Red ActionOK Dendy! Let's Be K.O.!Let's Take a MomentRMS & Brandon's First EpisodeMystery Science Fair 201XLet's Not Be SkeletonsLad & LogicAction NewsYou're in Control

Season 2 A: Seasons ChangeLord Cowboy DarrellHope This FliesThe Perfect MealPlaza Film FestivalBe a TeamMy Fair CarolPoint to the PlazaThe So-Bad-icalLet's Watch the Boxmore ShowYour World is an IllusionRed Action to the FutureTKO's HouseSpecial DeliveryDendy's PowerWisdom, Strength, and CharismaBittersweet RivalsAre You Ready for Some Megafootball?!Mystery SleepoverFinal Exams

B: Soda GenieCarolQuestBoxman CrashesCrossover NexusPlaza AloneAll in the VillainyMonster PartyGarQuestSuper Black FridayWhacky JaxxyzSidekick ScoutsProject Ray WayI Am JethroBeach EpisodeRad's Alien SicknessKO's Health WeekGar Trains Punching JudyOK A.U.!Dark Plaza

Season 3 We Are HeroesKO, Rad, and Enid!Let's Meet SonicTKO Rules!K.O. vs. FinkChip's DamageThe K.O. TrapWhatever Happened to... Rippy Roo?Planet XDeep Space VacationBig RevealRadical RescueYou're a Good Friend, KOLet's Get ShadowyRed Action 3: Grudgement DayCarlDendy's Video ChannelLet's Fight to the EndThank You for Watching the Show