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"The Invitation" is the 17th episode of the first season and the 17th episode overall of Craig of the Creek.


Craig and his friends are invited to an exclusive tea party with delicious desserts, if they can last to the end of the party...[1]


The episode begins with Craig, Kelsey, and J.P. attempting to drain the stump after a rainstorm. Suddenly, Craig

Craig's ruined map.

realizes that one of his maps was erased by the water. He wonders how the stump was flooded when he was certain he closed the lid, and insists someone must have opened it. In an outburst, Craig kicks the bucket he had been using to clear the stump, causing J.P. to reprimand him, which he follows by commenting that he is the only sophisticated member of their friend group while picking his nose. An off-screen voice says otherwise, who is revealed to be Eliza, the leader of the Tea Timers. They do a brief dance during which they invite the kids to their tea party the next day at 4:00 pm. The promise of a tiramisu cake convinces Craig to attend. Before leaving, Eliza, Jane, and George ask them to wear a formal dress, bring an appetizer, and most importantly, have good manners.

The next day, Craig waits for his friends at the entrance of the tree where the party is. Kelsey and J.P. are late. George goes out and receives them, while they do not stop being surprised by everything on the table. Eliza introduces Mackenzie, who claims to be a "celebrity",

The Tea Timers introducing themselves.

and Handlebarb, as the leader of the 10 Speeds. Craig, Kelsey and J.P. sit as they wait for more guests. Mackenzie gets angry because she wants to eat her oatmeal, and Eliza says to start sharing her snacks. Handlebarb brought "Yo-Go", a strawberry glaze, Craig brought cheese and apple slices, JP brought chips and Kelsey

Everyone situated at the table to begin the party.

brought "Chicken Paprikash", a Hungarian dish, apparently the only thing she knows how to cook. Eliza questions her dish, saying it is "too much" for an appetizer. However, Jason suddenly says it is "his way of saying that he smells like gym socks" and George introduces the Junior Rangers.

The tiramisu cake.

Craig begins to leave as the conflict makes him uncomfortable, but Kelsey convinces him to stay in order to eat the cake. Eliza tries to start a fight between Mackenzie and Handlebarb over biking versus galloping as a method of transportation. Handlebarb makes Mackenzie angry by saying that they are not horses, but pretend to be horses. The two begin to fight, resulting in Eliza escorting them from the party for "bad behavior".

Kelsey threatening Tony with her sword.

Eliza then instigates conflict between Kelsey and Tony under the guise of complimenting Kelsey's sword by asking Kelsey how she got permission to carry it, knowing Kelsey had not done so. Kelsey is perplexed about the "permission", so Eliza asks Tony if it is allowed. Tony replies that there is no law for that, but still believes that Kelsey should not have a weapon. Tony threatens to confiscate his sword, but Kelsey threatens him even more by placing the sword in his face, which causes both to be expelled by George. Craig starts to realize what Eliza is trying to do when Eliza announces a game of croquet. She chooses the teams specifically to cause arguments: Craig with Jason, and J.P. with Boris. When the game begins, Craig pulls Jason aside and tells him about his discovery about the invitation: they invite children who get along to fight and the tea party members enjoy. Jason realizes that what Craig says is true, and they agree to get along despite their differences.

Craig and Jason's agreement.

They ignore the Tea Timers' instigation and win the game. Eliza brings the cake to the table, convincing Craig and Jason that they will soon get to eat cake, but she reveals that she saw Jason emerge from Craig's stump on the night of the storm. Jason confesses, claiming he was performing a routine safety inspection, but Craig is still upset. Eliza gives Craig an axe and tells him to get revenge by breaking Jason's badges. Craig hesitates, but when he realizes Eliza was manipulating him the same way she had done to his friends, he instead attacks the cake, revealing it to be hollow and made of cardboard. He reveals Eliza's plot to the remaining guests, angering Boris and prompting him to hurl Kelsey's appetizer it at Eliza, making her fall. J.P. takes HandleBarb's Yo-Go and throws it to George, who takes it for granted and instead throws tea at Jane. Kelsey and Tony go back into the tree to join the food war. Hidden under the table, Jason asks Craig why he didn't cut his badges. While they climb out from under the table, he explains that destroying Jason's sash wouldn't have fixed the map.

Jason covered in Kelsey's appetizer.

Kelsey throws some of her appetizer at Jason, staining all his badges, causing Craig to be concerned, ending the episode.





  • J.P. wears his Sunday Clothes again.
  • Mackenzie states that she has a "daily oat regimen".
  • According to Jason, the Junior Forest Scouts once stopped a plan by the Ninja Kids to throw sticky bombs when they found their hiding place and reported them to the authorities.
  • An episode of Adventure Time shares the same title as this episode.
  • Craig's line "The cake is a fake!" is a reference to the phrase "The Cake Is A Lie" scrawled in walls behind-the-scenes in some Portal test chambers.



  1. "The Invitation" episode info The Futon Critic, retrieved on 25 May 2018.

ve Episode list
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 "Itch to Explore" • "You're It" • "Jessica Goes to the Creek" • "The Final Book" • "Too Many Treasures" • "Wildernessa" • "Sunday Clothes" • "Escape from Family Dinner" • "Monster in the Garden" • "The Curse" • "Dog Decider" • "Bring Out Your Beast" • "Lost in the Sewers" • "The Future is Cardboard" • "The Brood" • "Under the Overpass" • "The Invitation" • "Vulture's Nest" • "Kelsey Quest" • "JPony" • "Ace of Squares" • "Doorway to Helen" • "The Last Kid in the Creek" • "The Climb" • "Big Pinchy" • "The Kid from 3030" • "Power Punchers" • "Creek Cart Racers" • "Secret Book Club" • "Jextra Perrestrial" • "The Takeout Mission" • "Dinner at the Creek" • "Jessica's Trail" • "Bug City" • "Deep Creek Salvage" • "The Shortcut" • "Dibs Court" • "The Great Fossil Rush" • "The Mystery of the Timekeeper" • "Alone Quest"
Season 2 "Memories of Bobby" • "Jacob of the Creek" • "Return of the Honeysuckle Rangers" • "Kelsey the Elder" • "Sour Candy Trials" • "Fort Williams" • "The Other Side" • "Summer Wish" • "Turning the Tables" • "Kelsey the Author" • "Council of the Creek" • "Sparkle Cadet" • "Cousin of the Creek" • "Camper on the Run" • "Stink Bomb" • "Evolution of Craig" • "The Haunted Dollhouse" • "Craig and the Kids Table" • "Creek Daycare" • "Sugar Smugglers" • "Sleepover at JP's" • "Tea Timers' Ball" • "The Cardboard Identity" • "Ancients of the Creek" • "Mortimor to the Rescue" • "Secret in a Bottle" • "Trading Day" • "Crisis at Elder Rock" • "Kelsey the Worthy" • "The End Was Here" • "In the Key of the Creek" • "Children of the Dog" • "Jessica Shorts" • "Ferret Quest" • "Into the Overpast" • "The Time Capsule" • "Beyond the Rapids" • "The Jinxening"
Season 3 "The Other Side: The Tournament" • "The Ground Is Lava!" • "The Council of the Creek: Operation Hive-Mind" • "The Bike Thief" • "Craig of the Beach" • "Plush Kingdom" • "The Ice Pop Trio: Creek Street" • "Pencil Break Mania" • "The Last Game of Summer" • "Trick or Creek" • "Fall Anthology" • "Afterschool Snackdown" • "Creature Feature" • "King of Camping" • "The Rise and Fall of the Green Poncho" • "I Don't Need a Hat" • "Alternate Creekiverse" • "Snow Day" • "Winter Break" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Breaking the Ice" • "Winter Creeklympics" • "Welcome to Creek Street" • "Fan or Foe" • "The New Jersey" • "The Sunflower" • "Craig World" • "Body Swap" • "Copycat Carter" • "Brother Builder" • "Jessica the Intern" • "Capture the Flag Part 1: The Candy" • "Capture the Flag Part 2: The King" • "Capture the Flag Part 3: The Legend" • "Capture the Flag Part 4: The Plan" • "Capture the Flag Part 5: The Game"
Season 4 "The Legend of the Library" • "Locked Out Cold" • "Beyond the Overpass" • "Sink or Swim Team" • "The Quick Name" • "The Chef's Challenge" • "The Sparkle Solution" • "Better Than You" • "The Dream Team" • "Fire & Ice" • "Chrono Moss" • "In Search of Lore" • "Opposite Day" • "Adventures in Baby Casino" • "Creek Talent Extravaganza" • "Dodgy Decisions" • "Hyde & Zeke" • "The Anniversary Box" • "Lost & Found" • "Grandma Smugglers" • "The Champion's Hike" • "Bored Games" • "Scoutguest" • "My Stare Lady" • "Silver Fist Returns"
Shorts "Craig of the Car" • "How Was Your Day?" • "The Williams Family Opening Theme Song" • "How to Map the Creek" • "Creek Kid Rap"