"I'm going to the ice charades! I'm going to the ice charades!"— "Bloo's Brothers"
Blooregard Q. Kazoo, also normally known as Bloo for short, is one of the main characters of the American animated television series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. In the pilot movie, "House of Bloo's", Bloo was only slightly mischievous and showed at multiple points he had a very good heart underneath his occasional mean exterior. As the series progressed since season 3, some fans have complained that Bloo became progressively more anarchic, selfish, and obnoxious while showing far fewer genuinely nice moments, even reaching jerkass levels in later seasons.
Bad Unfriendly Qualities
This page covers the 2nd through 6th seasons of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. So, do not add any loathsome moments from the first season.
- He has been badly flanderized from a kind, caring and gentle friend with a mischievous side to an anarchic, selfish, greedy, and obnoxious jackoff who goes too far with his mischief.
- The way he is written and portrayed is all over the place. He's supposed to be mischievous, yet a good friend to Mac, but nowadays, most of the time, acts like a poisonous friend, not only to him, but to the rest of the residents.
- He has no character development. In fact, he has character derailment instead, as he seems to get worse each episode rather than better, and also seems to never better himself from the morals of the episodes and usually even commits worse crimes as the series goes on.
- His mischief goes way too far, up to the point of breaking windows, stealing, endangering the household, and trespassing on federal property.
- He is narcissistic, greedy, strict, arrogant, and self-centered and seems to only care about himself and his looks and not the others. Almost every time he helps someone, there's some devious motive behind it.
- He is manipulative, a heartless cheater, and willingly swindles his friends out of their money.
- He can also be a very whiny and immature spoiled brat to get what he wants, such as in this scene, which is very annoying.
- He is very disobedient most of the time as he'll do exactly what Mr. Herriman and Frankie tell him not to do.
- When he's not being vehemently unlikable, he can oftentimes be a punching bag that suffers unwarranted abuse even when he doesn't deserve it ("Beat with a Shtick","Crime After Crime","The Sweet Stench of Success" and "Everyone Knows it's Bendy" are arguably the worst offenders, especially the former).
- He's obnoxious, annoying, and downright abusive to Coco, Eduardo, and Wilt, who are his friends. The most notable example is "Cookie Dough", where he enslaves them to make Madame Foster's prized cookies, and has the nerve to fire them unjustifably.
- Many episodes portray him in an unfavorable light:
- In "Bloo's Brothers", he boasted about getting ice charade tickets which can irritate you. Even the other Foster residents couldn't stand him.
- In "Cookie Dough", he was bossy towards everyone in the process of making cookies and had the nerve to fire them despite the fact that he put them through hard labor. Although he apologized for his actions, the residents forgiving him easily didn't earn him sympathy points.
- In "Camp Keep a Good Mac Down", he constantly made his friends' situation worse and endangered them, such as when he ate all their food and drank all their water. Mac yelled "This was all your fault!" at Bloo, but he got no punishment.
- In "Where There's a Wilt, There's a Way", he forced Wilt to get him food, even after Wilt snapped and told him no, he didn't care and just told him to do what he asked him.
- In "Bloo Done It", he tried to demonize another imaginary friend (Uncle Pockets) out of no more than petty jealousy for simply being labeled “The Best Imaginary Friend Ever", showing his envious side.
- In "Bus the Two of Us", he committed several crimes after being told not to drive the bus, all of which he could get arrested for. He got no comeuppance for his actions and continued to joyride on the bus.
- In "I Only Have Surprise for You", it was revealed in a retcon that Bloo constantly tormented Mac by throwing him humiliating prank surprise parties every year. In a new surprise party prank, Bloo played what is essentially psychological warfare on Mac, manipulating him and guilt-tripping him into humiliating himself. He had also gotten everyone else in Foster's, even rule-abiding Mr. Herriman, to participate in the prank. Bloo even gloated to Mac that he would always be one step ahead of him.
- In "Bye Bye Nerdy", he wants to change Mac from being smart to cool, and even though Mac stood up for him, Bloo doesn't learn his lesson since he still tells Mac he's a nerd at the end.
- In "Schlock Star", he tried to steal Bloppy Pants' role as the lead singer in the latter's band, despite the fact that he knows nothing about it.
- He told everyone about Mac having a crush on Frankie in "Bad Dare Day" for no reason other than to humiliate him.
- Even in the series finale, "Goodbye to Bloo", not only is he still annoying and whiny, he is also his absolute worst here with his jerkness and maliciousness being cranked up to eleven, because in the series finale, he actually took pure pleasure on killing his own creator Mac for no discrinable reason (even though he is most likely incapable of succeeding, but still a horrible mindset to have) and visit his grave every day when he thought Mac was leaving, so Mac dying was no loss to Bloo. That means he's a fake friend due to him being a stubborn little twerp.
- In "Cheese a Go-Go", his theories about Cheese being an alien from space lead him to beat up two innocent scientists and hold them hostage, bound, gagged and all.
- While the second season exaggerate his flaws from the first season, he is at his worst in the third, as his vices consume him rather than a simple part of himself. This season also features him at his most unsympathetic, toxic, destructive, envious, delusional, immature and abrasive in many episodes, with "I Only Have Surprise for You", "Bloo's the Boss" and "Bus the Two of Us" being the worst offenders of his insane harebrained, jerkish behavior being at its most unbearable.
- Since he's the main character, he appears in every episode, meaning we have to put up with the blue nuisance to no end.
- Speaking of which, his actions make him come off more as the main antagonist of the show than the main protagonist.
- While Keith Ferguson still does a good job voicing him, his voice for Bloo is now too ear-piercing whenever he's yelling or screaming.
- He was way better in season 1, where he was shown to be a gentler friend who was a jerk at times but also kind to everyone and willing to protect his creator Mac.
- Speaking of which, there are still some episodes where he has his original personality and does show some empathy at times.
- This thankfully didn’t affect his appearances in Cartoon Network's City Era commercial bumpers of 2004-2008, as he retained his original likable personality in those CN bumpers.
- He is slightly more tolerable in the second season and near the end of the sixth than in his other flanderized seasons, as he does retain some of the positive aspects that made him likable in the first season. Too bad seasons 3 and especially 4 do away with this goodwill.
- To be fair, he wasn't used to having much freedom at Mac's house before coming to Foster's, which apparently inflated his ego.
- Deep down, he does still care for his friends, especially Mac, his creator.
- In "Read 'Em and Weep", he genuinely misses Eduardo after he gets adopted and cries his eyes out when he thinks he was shot by hunters.
- More often than not, he does receive comeuppance for his bad deeds, much like Eddy and Eustace Bagge, so we cannot clarify him as a Karma Houdini.
- His alter-egos like Orlando Bloo and The Bloo Superdude may be brief but very funny and memorable bits from the show.
- He did apologize in "Cookie Dough", "Cuckoo for Coco Cards", and "Bad Dare Day".
- In the finale, he at least later refused to kill Mac when he saw Mac was pressured in packing, although getting the idea to kill him and starting to take action on it is still bad.
- Keith Ferguson still did a great job voicing him despite sounding quite obnoxious and higher-pitched at times.
- Given Craig McCracken's tweets regarding his behavior, he doesn't really understand the consequences of his bad behavior due to the fact that Mac created him at the age of 3.
- There are some parts where we feel bad for him, such as him being horribly treated by his manager Kip in "The Sweet Stench of Success".
- The series would mostly wouldn’t be as great without him as he along with Mac are the main characters.
- He still has his cute, simple and iconic design.
- According to a trading card in the show's Leapster game, Mac created Bloo when he had to give away his favorite blanket.