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"The Case of the Fishy Fundraiser" is the 17th episode of the second season of The InBESTigators, and the 37th overall.


Amelia resents her fundraising cupcake stall being upstaged by a lemonade stall, so when things go sour, Amelia is accused of sabotage.


Poppy, Ezra's younger sister, begins a new case report from the Inbestigators, saying that if it does well in the story, it will possibly make her brother found what she calls the "Junior Division". The case takes place at Amelia's house, where she starts selling cupcakes to raise money to help the children's hospital.

Cast & Characters

Actor Character
Abby Bergman Ava Andrikides
Anna Cooke Maudie Miller
Aston Droomer Ezra Banks
Jamil Smyth-Secka Kyle Kilmson
Eliza Ong Poppy
Hannah Johnston Amelia
Monty Henderson Toby
Zac Mineo James
Patrick Harvey Steven




  • Children Hospital Fundraiser



Report Details


Crime Details


Name Crime
Toby His lemonade stall was sabotaged.


Name Motive
Amelia Fitzgerald She was jealous of the success of Toby's lemonade stand and became more suspicious when she felt happy about the crime, as she took advantage of it to get more customers.
James He was mad at Toby because of his two-month ban on not playing any sports because of his surgery, and he was very thick because of that.


Name Motive
Toby He did this accidentally because he wanted to speed up to help his father prepare for the curry night, and then he cut the lemons on the board that had been used by his father to cut all the ingredients to make the curries.



  • This episode was promoted by Poppy's actress, Eliza Ong, which posted a teaser on her Instagram.[1]
  • This is the first time where Poppy reports the case, only because she thought that Ezra let her report the case.
  • This episode features the first fundraiser in the series.
  • Amelia's full name is Amelia Fitzgerald, as seen in the local newspaper article and mentioned by her while serving new customers.
  • Maudie, during this episode, is shown wearing another style of boots, which are different from her common boots.
  • This is the third episode in which a person is charged with a crime that did not commit and at the same time, the third episode that a person commits a crime without knowing it and that the victim himself commits the crime.
  • This is currently the only episode the InBESTigators Junior Division appears.

Cultural References

  • Toby mentions a very popular event which is Curry Night, which also serves as a very useful fundraising event for some people at night.
  • Amelia's last name, Fitzgerald, is similar to two pop culture figures:
    • F. Scott Fitzgerald, a American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and short-story writer.
    • The part of Amelia's last name, Fitz, references the West German film Fitzcarraldo, first released in 1982.
  • The scene Kyle drinks and spits the lemonade for the last time is similar to the Big Chill character from the Ben 10 franchise.