|For Hat and Country|
|Season 2, Episode 19|
|Production Code: 210a|
|Written by Ian MacIntyre|
|First Aired: March 28, 2015 (Canada) April 18, 2015 (United States)|
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That's My Jam
It's in the Card
For Hat and Country is the nineteenth episode of season two of Grojband. It is the forty fifth episode overall.
In order to prove he is country enough to have the right to own a cowboy hat, Corey starts his own country called "Grojland." However Mayor Mellow declares war on them, and barricades them in a steel barrier, isolating them from the rest of Peaceville.
The episode begins with Kon, Corey, and Laney playing a game of card, with each of them glaring intensely at each other. Laney makes the first move and plays three 6's. Corey then lays down four 6's, to which a shocked Laney proclaims is impossible. However Kon then puts down twenty three 6's. Corey declares Kon is cheating. Corey and Kon glare at each other, with Kon angrily asking what Corey had just said. When Corey repeats the accusation, Kon suddenly becomes cheery and admits his guilt, adding he was cheating really hard and still had at least ten 6's up his sleeve. Kin then comes in, and brings Grojband's attention to his computer showing "the greatest hat the Universe has ever seen". It turns out to be a hat signed by Earl Rural, a renowned country singer. Corey suddenly becomes determined to obtain the hat, confident it would give Grojband's music something it has never had before, and declares Grojband is going country. Laney immediately interjects that country music is all about "pain, and loss, and real stuff" and how it could not be faked. However she gets cut off by Kin and Kon running by, riding fake horses and twirling lassos while chanting "hats". Trina and Mina look down to see what the commotion is about, where Mina joins in the boys' chants before Trina stops her. Trina declares there is no way she is letting Corey get the new hat. When Mina points out Corey already wear a hat everyday, she states she hated Corey's current hat and couldn't learn to hate a whole new hat.
Grojband then go to the Hat Barn, where Laney, Kin, and Kon try on many of the hats. However Corey eyes Earl Rural's hat in a display case, and tells Hat Barney he would take it. However Barney informs Corey he can only sell the hat to someone "country", which were instructions from Earl Rural himself. Corey tries to prove he's country by chewing a piece of hay, but Trina, crouching above the display case, sabotages his chances by dropping a latte in Corey's hand. Upon seeing the latte Barney declares Corey isn't country. Corey then asks how he could become country, to which Barney replies "country is either in you or it ain't, and in you it ain't".
Though Corey isn't disheartened by this. He decides to continue trying to prove he's country, by forming his own country. He unveils Grojband's flag, which Kin and Kon are amazed by. As usual Laney remains skeptical of this plan. However this time, Corey cuts her off and states they don't know yet if the plan will turn out bad, followed by a bop on her nose which makes love hearts float out.
- In this episode, Barney was constantly wearing different hats in every frame. He wore a turban, a fireman hat, a cowboy hat, and a feathered cap.
- When Corey was singing, he said "My Gal." When this happened, a silhouette of Laney's head appeared. This implies that Corey might be in love with Laney.
- Trina once again says "#sabotage", which she first did in Math of Kon.
- This is the second time Mayor Mellow has kept people locked in The Riffin House, which previously occurred in Pox N Roll.
- Both times someone digs a tunnel to escape, which Mayor Mellow ends up sealing.
- This is also the second time Mayor Mellow is seen wearing his military attire, which coincidentally he also wore in Pox N Roll.
- The title of this episode is a pun on "For God and Country", or "For Queen and Country".
- During I Must Be Losing My Mind, Corey's line "I even dropped a bunch of crumbs and got lost in the woods", is a reference to the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.
- Corey quoted Ronald Reagan when he said "Tear down this wall". Which is what Reagan said when he told Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
- At the start Hat Barney was shorter than Corey, but at the end he was taller.