"So U Think U Can Stank"
Season 1, Episode 3
03 SoYouThink
Howard Weinerman becomes the Mean Judge
Prod. Code: 104b
Premiered: September 18, 2012
Written by:
  Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas
Storyboard by:
  Peter Ferk & Larry Houston
Directed by:
  Joshua Taback
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"So U Think U Can Stank" is the third episode of the first season of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. It premiered on September 18, 2012.


Randy Cunningham and Howard Weinerman judge a talent show at school.


Randy and Howard are sick of being nameless freshman faces at Norrisville High, so they decide to sign up to be judges for the talent show contest hosted by Heidi Weinerman to replace Bash Johnson and Mick who decided to drop their promise to be judges and become contestants instead. Randy and Howard also decide that they should play the "Good Judge, Bad Judge" gimmick where Randy pretends to love every performance while Howard brutally criticizes each performance like Bash Johnson and the Bros. This plan backfires, however, after Howard gives harsh criticism to Juggo. The Sorcerer takes this oppurtunity to transform the distressed Juggo into a monster, which Randy has to destank. With Randy out being the ninja, Howard is left alone to berate Theresa Fowler and Accordion Dave, whose distress causes them to become stanked as well. Frustrated at all the stank, Randy goes into the NinjaNomicon and learns about the Sorcerer and his stank. Randy realizes that Howard's criticism caused all the contestants to be turned into monsters, and quickly goes to warn him about his actions after he finishes saving Theresa, Dave, and Juggo.

Randall n howard

At first, Howard doesn't listen to Randy, but he soon sees what Randy is talking about when he accidentally causes Morgan's dance team, the Dancing Fish, to transform into monsters. Randy saves the dance team, but since there was only one act, Randy and Howard are forced into the talent show dressed as clowns playing accordions and twirling batons as punishment for "ruining" the talent show. Even the audience decides to disapprove of them, but Randy and Howard are satisfied when everyone now knows their names.


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  • The title of the episode is an allusion to the dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance.
  • Heidi makes her first appearance, along with showing her habit of calling Randy the wrong name.
  • Theresa Fowler, Accordion Dave, and Juggo make their first appearances.
    • However, only Juggo has his first speaking role.
  • Morgan (along with the Dancing Fish) first appear in this episode.
  • Bash & the Bros first played in this episode.
  • Julian was on the list of talent show applicants, but wasn't seen in the episode. He'd make his first in-show appearance in "The Tale of the Golden Doctor's Note."
  • This is the first episode in which multiple people are stanked.
  • The suit may protect Randy from stank as it swirls around him but doesn't stank him.
  • For some unknown reason there is a garage door and gymnasium door on the end of a school hallway.
  • This episode has the most errors out of both seasons, the second most being "13th century ninja"



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Last Stall on the LeftGot StankSo U Think U Can StankMcFists of FuryGossip BoyHouse of 1,000 BoogersMonster DumpAttack of the Killer PotatoesThe Tale of the Golden Doctor's NoteDawn of the DriscollNight of the Living McFizzlesViva El Nomicon30 Seconds to MathMonster DrillSilent Punch, Deadly PunchStank'd to the FutureWave SlayersSword QuestNukid on the BlockWeinerman UpEvil Spirit WeekDer Monster KlubGrave Puncher: The Movie!Escape from Detention IslandBash Johnson: 11th Grade NinjaShoob TubeStanks Like Teen SpiritRaiders of the Lost NomiconRise of the Planet of the Robo-ApesSecret StacheHiphopocalypse NowNinja CampMcFear FactorRandy Cunningham and the Sorcerer's KeyThe Ninja IdentityThe Ninja SupremacyEnter the NomiconSwampy SecondsMcSatchleFart-TopiaThe McHugger GamesMcFreaksSorcerer in LovePranks for NothingLucious O’ThunderpunchBring Me the Head of Ranginald BagelWeinerman Tested, Cunningham ApprovedSorcerer in Love 2: The Sorceress's RevengeMcOne Armed and DangerousShloomp! There It Is!Randy Cunningham: 13th Century Ninja

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