The beginning of each episode finds the Higgly Town kids in some kind of "crisis" (Higgly Town kids are hungry for breakfast, but refrigerator is empty!) Further heightening the drama, an adult citizen of Higgly Town will search "every inch" of the (obviously) barren refrigerator "looking for something to eat."
ENTER THIS WEEK'S HIGGLY TOWN HERO:The short order cook.
Much to the relief and delight of the Higgly Town gang, the short order cook is ready for duty! He sings a song about his very important societal function--assuring the gang that if they work hard enough, they "can be a hero just like meeeee."
Way to set the bar high.
Once upon a time, heroes had to leap tall buildings in a single bound. They protected the defenseless from impending disaster. They were strong. They were smart. They fought evil.
Now, they pretty much fry up a side of bacon and call it a day.