A slight technical glitch to start this Mini Bluey recap - but are lost library books and non-compliant noisy children just technical glitches too?

Gotta Be Done wonders what constitutes weird in on-toast combos (Bingo toast, anyone?), and whether anyone can know themselves and all their annoying ways as honestly as Bluey does. (Reckon Ted Lasso would give it a go - here's his Patience rendition!) Plus, committing to the character and owning your child's inherited traits - it's painful, we'll tell you that for free!

(Finally, Mary tries to channel her inner Bandit Heeler and lay some dino knowledge on everyone. But plot twist/ we know that now - brontosaurus is a dinosaur again, phew!) 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Are kids bad losers, or do they just have keenly developed senses of injustice? In Obstacle Course, Bluey is a bit of each - and at Kate and Mary's places, it's definitely one or the other!

Meanwhile, what movies do you see in the montage? Kate's done the research, while Mary has to admit Gallipoli and Kokoda are not the same. 

And why do our Gotta Be Done girls, like Bandit/ every parent, always lose at memory snap? Either social media, Wizz Fizz or bio-char is to blame!  

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Gotta Be Done wasn't born yesterday, but who else thinks a fresh start on life on earth might not go astray right now?

Of course, Mary and Kate and everyone else would still need the wisdom of Bluey and Bingo to guide us through - and even if we can't start fresh, there's plenty of goodness to work with in this leafy gem. 

Plus, stealth plans to grow indoor gardens, a Bible verse, and will a Twitter verse or two make up for the Bluey Christmas episode that's been robbed from us all?

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

From Chilli's first line for the ages (oh man, Gotta Be Done is just not a fan of housework either babe!), Housework is a joy that does not usually come with housework! 

There's the playful Fab Four, the interminable demands of Lego Batman, and detailed instructions for making a toy car wash - oh, and plenty of Bluey wisdom for life.

Plus, the perils of looking too closely at the contents of your vacuum. Bee-oop!  

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Ring ring, ring ring? Hello, this is Kate and Mary showing their age by actually picking up the phone - but will the next generation even know what that is?

Phones and Grandad Mort's visit have Gotta Be Done wondering about the right hand signal for a smartphone, what's next for Emma Wiggle, and is tech the source of all the world's problems. So yeah, just all the big questions!

Also, what are curried sausages and is there any chance children would eat them? Lovely evening, ladies! 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

How do kids/ pups inherently know what wooden spoon are used for, if they've never seen them used for that purpose? 

That and so many more questions for the witnesses in this rollicking courtroom drama, as Gotta Be Done calls a Family Meeting. 

But the biggest question: When is it okay to laugh at a fluffy? 

Well, it's hard not to!  

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

So unless Muffin Cupcake Heeler has dropped your phone in the pool, you've probably heard that Bluey's house got listed on Airbnb

After Gotta Be Done tried and failed to take up permanent residence, Mary got to go behind the scenes from a distance, with amazing designer to the Heelers, Yvette Turnbull

The creative Queenslander has worked with Airbnb, BBC Studios and Ludo to bring the beloved home to life, and she has plenty of hints for what it takes to Heeler-fy your place too! Plus some of the for-real-life Bluey moments of the epic year-long project, and how the team managed to keep Brisbane's biggest secret.

If you didn't get this weekend's one-off booking at the Paddington palace (not hooray), take an audio tour through paint swatches, dog gnomes, and lawn grubs... it's got character!  

(Follow Yvette on Insta for more behind the scenes shots - you might even spot a long dog!)

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Is Pass the Parcel the most controversial episode of Bluey yet? The clickbait stories would suggest so, but Gotta Be Done is seeing plenty of Brené nuance falling out at every layer! 

From tradies and their dexterity to concert pianist rock stars, birthday party expectations to English county fairs, and of course where the hell we're meant to get resilience and empathy, Mary and Kate take this recap back to the 80s (and 1800s) and back again in their search for answers. 

Also, is Pass the Parcel 30 seconds better/more important than Sleepytime? Either way, the extra minute is the perfect big prize in the middle! 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Sooooo Unicorse might be the most annoying unicorn in the world, but can the same be said for this episode?

Mary and Kate grit their collective chompers and go deep into the psyche of unicorns/ eunuch-horses, mullets with the sides shaved, leather bedding, annoying people, and meetings that should have been emails ("AAAAAAND WHY SHOULD I CARE?!") 

It's equal parts disturbing and cathartic, and that's before the part about Mary's past life as William Tell. (This essential context viewing might help - watch it mate, or I'll have to get a little pokey!) 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

(Birthday) cards on the table - the Gotta Be Done girls do not mind a bit of mess. But do Mary and Kate draw the line at Omelette?

From managing kitchen chaos (and potential hangriness) and 10,000 hours to perfect egg-cracking, to the Bluey-Brene imperative to own your mistakes, and the dubious delights of breakfast in bed - it's triggering stuff for our two (likely hangry) hosts.   

So as Bingo covers herself in egg, does Chilli cover herself in glory? Either way, as usual, it's a cracker! 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

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