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"Out of Business" is the eleventh episode of the fourth season of Star vs. the Forces of Evil.

It premiered on March 31, 2019 alongside "Kelly's World".

Synopsis

Star, Marco and Janna want to take full advantage of Quest Buy's Going Out of Business Sale.

Plot

Star gets a notice in the mail stating Quest Buy is going out of business and having a going-out-of-business sale. This comes as very welcome news to Marco, as he hates shopping at that store. However, Star points out that Marco bought his high-security wallet during a previous trip to Quest Buy, and if the store goes out of business, he won't be able to get another wallet if anything happens to his current one. Marco determines that he needs an additional 16 wallets to last him the rest of his life and decides to go to Quest Buy's going-out-of-business sale. When Janna unexpectedly shows up, all three of them go to Quest Buy together.

Star, Marco, and Janna find the store packed with hundreds of customers taking part in the sale, and Star and Marco get separated from Janna in the commotion. When they get to the wallets/purses aisle, they find the high-security wallets completely sold out. Janna returns after stealing a sloth clerk's uniform and employee ID card, and she leads Star and Marco to the store's stockroom (marked by dozens of "KEEP OUT" and "DO NOT ENTER" signs), but all of the shelves are empty. When Marco expresses his desire for 16 wallets, that exact number of wallets suddenly appears on one of the shelves. Additional items also appear that Star, Marco, and Janna really want, including as a unicorn made of cake for Star, a massage chair for Marco, and a skull-shaped beanbag chair for Janna.

The three are being watched one of the store's sloth employees, who explains that the Quest Buy stockroom is a magical room that turns people's deepest material desires into reality. Eventually, they will succumb to their desires so much that their "brains turn to goo" and they'll never want to leave (which has happened to dozens of other customers before them). However, Star, Marco, and Janna are so experienced in dealing with situations like this that they believe they can resist such temptation. They prove this by conjuring up more material desires like a dancing penguin, a talking bike, and dozens of evil Marco doppelgangers. They leave for the checkout aisle, but Marco appears to be in shock.

As Marco buys his 16 new wallets, he does fall victim to temptation a little and wants to go back to the stockroom, but Quest Buy is now closed by this time. The store closes its doors for the last time and fades out of existence, leaving behind only a single cash register.

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Minor characters

Title in other languages

Language Title Translation
Japanese 閉店セール Closed sale
Korean 안녕마트 폐업세일 Quest Buy Closing Sale
Portuguese (Portugal) Liquidação Total Total Liquidacion
Spanish (Latin America) Liquidación por cierre Closing sale

Transcript

View the episode transcript here.

Gallery

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Trivia

Revelations and continuity

  • The same ransomgram monster that delivered a ransomgram to Marco in "Ransomgram" delivers mail to Star in this episode.
  • At the beginning, Marco and Janna have a conversation very similar to the conversation between Star and Ludo in "Star Comes to Earth".
  • Quest Buy closes and fades out of existence.
    • This is the second episode that deals with a series location closing down, the first being "The Bounce Lounge".

Allusions

Errors

  • When the sloth employee is explaining how the stockroom works, Janna's nametag has "Sty" on it instead of "Stu".
  • After stealing Stu's uniform, Janna has five fingers instead of four.

References

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