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"Good Wilt Hunting" is a 44-minute long animated television film, starring the cast of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. It premiered on November 23, 2006.

Plot

The imaginary friends arrange a reunion with their creators, occurring quinquennially. However, Wilt decides to run away. This results in a chase around the world, in which Bloo, Mac, Eduardo, Coco, Frankie and the foster creators Douglas, Adam, and police officer Nina Valerosa attempt to bring Wilt back home.

Along the way, Wilt gets off track when he helps out a variety of individuals in a town. Eventually, Wilt gets arrested for accidentally assisting some burglars when they moved some furniture to their truck. The following morning, the Foster's gang checks out of a motel, and are about to give up on their mission and just hope that Wilt decides to come back in the near future. While going in the bus, they spot the same three criminals trying to hot-wire the bus. After finding out that Wilt is in jail, the group head over there only to find out that Wilt was freed from mowing all of the lawns in a nearby suburban area. At this point, they group assumes that Wilt must be after his original creator, and Mac then discovers that Wilt's owner is in Japan.

Meanwhile, Wilt finally arrives at the basketball court he and his creator used to play at. There, he is greeted by an imaginary friend from his past: a basketball scoreboard friend named Stats. Wilt reveals that he is back for a rematch against Foul Larry, and that his deformities originated from him losing the game to save his owner. Despite this, Wilt loses the match again. As Wilt lies down on the ground in defeat, he is greeted by not originally his friends, but also his own creator, Jordan Michaels (a parody of Michael Jordan). Jordan explains to Wilt that he was never upset with Wilt, but only with himself. He stated that he looked for him everywhere after that game 30 years ago but was unable to find him, and explained how he not only made him a better basketball player, but made him a better person. In return, Jordan offers Wilt fame and a place to stay in his mansion. However, Wilt decides to stay back at Foster's so he could someday be adopted by another kid, and the film ends with Wilt and Jordan playing a lopsided game of one-on-one basketball at Foster's.

During the credits, Wilt, Bloo, Mac, Eduardo, Coco, Frankie, and Mr. Herriman, are watching Jordan playing basketball during one of his professional games, with Wilt getting a little crazy on the commentary as the film ends.

Production

The episode was unveiled by the network in Spring 2006.

Reception

The episode kicked off a Thanksgiving marathon of the series to celebrate the show's float appearance at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The special attracted 10.5 million unique viewers.

Dave Dunnet, the background designer for the episode, won an Individual Achievement Emmy for his role in the episode.

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