Heaven help me, I'm obsessed with another awesome animated show!
Post-apocalyptic wonderland with wackiness and deep characterization in equal measure? Filled with a mysterious history and continuity? And equally appealing to all ages while getting all kinds of stuff past the censors? This show is all kinds of incredible, isn't it?
First I want to talk about "Lady & Peebles" which I watched like 5x recently (when I found subtitles for Lady Rainicorn's dialogue, I had to watch it again!). Creepy, creepy, creepy stuff, with spincters, grabby hands, laser eyes and Ricardio's freakish "body." I love my badass chicks, and both Princess Bubblegum and Lady Rainicorn kicked ass in this ep. It's great that the *princess* gets to save the heroes for once, in any story! (Yes, I know that it's happening in more stories lately, but it's still a joy to watch).
Then Lady Rainicorn reveals that she's pregnant at the end of the episode, which makes Ricardio tying her into a knot the most disturbing part of the ep for me.
It also makes me wonder if Standards and Practices or the Powers that be or whoever decides what's "appropriate" for kids cartoons on Cartoon Network were high, or just forgot to read this script or something, because mixed species magical creatures or not, this is still an out-of-wedlock pregnancy on a kid's show. And it's not the "very special episode" kind either, it's just a couple having, um, rainicorn puppies(?) together. It kind of blows my mind!
I took a peak at the episode titles for season 5 and I can't wait for
Of course, Jake and Lady's relationship isn't the only interesting thing in Adventure Time.
"The Lich," "Finn the Human," and "Jake the Dog" were filled with cosmic wishes, alternate realities and a full blown multiverse. Most of the big questions have been poised about the episode, but there are these little details that are sticking in my head.
Why did Finn have a bionic arm, and does it have anything to do with his wish to get a bionic limb when he fought The Farm? Who were Finn's parents? I read on the Adventure Time wiki that Finn's sibling was a girl named Fiona. Whether or not that's true, will his parents or sibling have significance in a later episode, maybe via the multiverse?
In any case, I hope they get a chance to hop around the multiverse sometime, and that Finn finds out where he's from. I'd think Finn finding out about his biological family when they may all be dead is too dark for a kid's show, but this is Adventure Time! Anything can happen!