Sunday, February 12, 2017

Adventure Time (S01E21)

Episode #021
Season 1, Episode 21

While patrolling for safety hazards, Finn and Jake happen upon a tiny town made up of housepeople who are being pestered by an incredibly obnoxious grass ogre named Donny. In an attempt to make Donny into less of a jerk, Finn invites him to their tree house to play games and hang out. They soon discover Donny's presence in the town was keeping werewolves at bay, so they have to convince him to go back.

I don't really understand what this episode was trying to say. In order to keep the tiny houses safe, Donny needed to be a jerk around them to keep the wolves away. I suppose that can be taken as a lesser of two evils, compromise kind of thing, but what does that mean for Donny himself? Forcing him to become a martyr against his own desires is pretty sad, but at the same time I suppose there is a truth to having to occasionally fall on your sword for the greater good. My issue here is that I don't know if that's what they were going for or not. It wasn't a very funny episode, didn't develop the characters at all, and with this obscured message it just doesn't really work too well.

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