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    Wander Over Yonder (from PPG and Foster's creator)



    Okay, so here's how this happened. I was reading this article on Lauren Faust (yeah yeah, I know what you're thinking, just bear with me here) when I read something particular...

    http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2012/...012.php?page=2

    Faust is working as a co-producer and head of story on the upcoming Disney series Wander Over Yonder, created by her husband, Craig McCracken. The two met while working on The Powerpuff Girls, which McCracken also created; the pair worked together on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, too.
    I literally did a double take when I read that... For those of you who don't know, Lauren Faust is the wife of Craig McCracken, creator of The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. I would occasionally visit his devientART account here:

    http://cmcc.deviantart.com/

    He also has a website, but for whatever reason, the link's not working for me... I'll post it anyway:

    http://craigmccracken.net/

    A while back, while visiting his deviantART account, I saw sketches and drawing for this thing called "Wander Over Yonder", about a nomadic hippie "Muppet Man" traveling the land and such. It's kind of a pet project, similar to Lauren Faust's Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls (which you should TOTALLY support). I thought it was a comic book or something at the time, but after reading that little bit, I decided to check another source, and sure enough, it IS going to be a TV series, produced by Disney:

    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/03/...aig-mccracken/

    I have yet to find out if it will be on the Disney channel or another one of the channels Disney owns and commands... either way, if it DOES debut on the Disney Channel, it will be the first time in over a DECADE in which I will willingly watch something on that channel!

    After all, we're talking about the same guy who created such classic Cartoon Network originals, AND his wife who also worked on those shows is co-producer and head of story! Not to mention, Jack McBrayer (Irving from Phineas and Ferb) and Tom Kenny (Spongbob Squarepants, among many others) are on the voice cast, so obviously there's some talent involved in this. I'll be sure to keep a look-out for more info, when I can!
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    Re: Wander Over Yonder (from PPG and Foster's creator)

    Comic Con sneak peak! :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgX839ftKO8

    I can tell, just by this one clip... Yep, it's Craig McCracken's baby.

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    Sounds cool! I'll be sure to check it out when/if it gets off the ground.
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    Re: Wander Over Yonder (from PPG and Foster's creator)

    The show is set to premiere Friday August 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM Eastern time (I think). Mark your calenders for that day!

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    Looks like Lauren Faust had a lot to do with Foster's and Powerpuff Girls, as well as...an animator for The Iron Giant....

    ...wow. Didn't know she worked on THAT movie >_>

    In any case, this does sound interesting. Don't know if I'll ever have time to see it when it's on tv, but I'll try to sneak a peek at least once. The whole nomad thing kind of reminds me of Samurai Jack

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    Re: Wander Over Yonder (from PPG and Foster's creator)

    Quote Originally Posted by RaysonK View Post
    Looks like Lauren Faust had a lot to do with Foster's and Powerpuff Girls, as well as...an animator for The Iron Giant....

    ...wow. Didn't know she worked on THAT movie >_>

    In any case, this does sound interesting. Don't know if I'll ever have time to see it when it's on tv, but I'll try to sneak a peek at least once. The whole nomad thing kind of reminds me of Samurai Jack
    She also animated for Casts Don't Dance and Quest for Camelot (I almost said Canterlot, oy...)

    BTW, here's an interview with Craig and Lauren, for anyone that's interested.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqUjVnnpqoo

    Edit: more stuff! As it turns out, August 16 ISN'T going to be premiere, it's just going to be a single, stand-alone episode to follow-up Phineas & Ferb: Marvel Mission, called "The Picnic". The ACTUAL premiere is going to be September 13 at 9:00 PM Eastern/8:00 PM Central, with the episodes "The Egg" and "The Greatest". I found this out here, where you can watch a behind-the-scenes talk with Jack McBrayer (Wander) and April Winchell (Sylvia):

    http://www.tvguide.com/News/Exclusiv...r-1068135.aspx

    Incidentally, I also updated the original post, with a link to Craig McCracken's deviantART page, where I found that awesome poster! Speaking of which, guess who just got a Twitter account?

    https://twitter.com/CrackMcCraigen



    Here's an HD version of the clip shown at Comic Con, from the episode that will air August 16:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXk_8N5JARk

    Also, for the latest Wander Over Yonder news, check out this tumblr:

    http://wandernews.claviger.net/

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    Bumping/Double posting because Wander Over Yonder officially premiered last Friday. I saw it with a couple of friends of mine, and I eventually showed it to my mom and personal trainer (don't ask). The two episodes that aired, "The Greatest" and "The Egg", are available on iTunes, so you can go ahead and checked them out! When I got them, they happened to be free (though I went ahead an purchased a seasonal pass anyway); I don't know if this offer is still available, or if it's available anywhere outside the USA, though.

    I'd like to take some time to talk about what I thought of the show, as well as some other things about the show. Apologies in advance for the super-duper, triple-extra-large post for those who are annoyed by that, and preemptive "screw you"s to anyone who feels the need to reply to this with a dumb "tl;dr". If you didn't read it, you don't need to respond to it!

    But anyway, first of all, let me preface this by saying I saw the sneak peek titled "The Picnic" before I saw this, so I'll be making a lot of comparisons to this, particularly with...

    The Greatest

    I've seen people talk about The Picnic and think if it's a proper introduction to the series. For one thing, it does give us a typical scenario where Lord Hater is at odds with or has his galactic domination impeded by Wander, and it DOES let us know that it wasn't the first time Wander and Hater have met, the way Wander asks if Hater remembers him. In some ways, it IS a good introduction, or at the very least, a good episode for people who haven't watched the series before to get a good idea of what the series is like (thereby making it a perfect sneak peek). However, there is one fatal flaw with the episode as a good introduction, and it's that Sylvia was not present for the vast majority of the episode, and she's pretty much one of the central characters of the series alongside Wander.

    By contrast, The Greatest (which, incidentally, is the first episode in the production line) is a more proper and perhaps the perfect introduction to the series, as not only does it feature all the main/major characters of the series (Wander, Sylvia, Lord Hater, and Peepers, the last of whom I'll get to later), but also gives the perfect story/plot to give you a general idea of what the series is about. The Picnic, while awesome, had a lot of action, fighting, and was focused more on Hater battling Emperor Awesome, which could be a possible regular scenario and is cool enough, but this episode plays out the way many have described the series: Lord Hater conquers a planet or is just generally hating, Wander gets involved, Hater gets "defeated" through Wander's carefree, super-nice attitude. As Craig McCracken put it, the series is less "good vs. evil" and more "love vs. hate", and this is emphasised not only through Wander besting Hater without actually fighting him, but also by the fact that the planet Wander inadvertently saves being the most over-the-top, sickeningly sweet kind of cutesy-poo aliens you can imagine.

    In addition to being a good introduction to the series, there is also the vague implication that this is Wander and Hater's first ever encounter... or at the very least, this is the first time Wander and Hater have come face-to-face. Sylvia mentions that Lord Hater has conquered many planets, which just grinds her gears and makes her want to give him what-for (again, a good way to portray what kind of character she is, as opposed to Wander), so clearly they (or at least Sylvia) knew OF Hater, but here it feels like Wander hasn't encounter the Watchdogs, Peepers, or Hater before. Wander walks up to the Watchdog army, assuming they're the residents of the town he arrives at, and the way Wander acts and reacts to Peepers and Hater himself makes it seem like they've never formally met before. Compare this to The Picnic, wherein Wander immediately recognizes Lord Hater and asks if Hater remembers him. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if it turns out this was actually the case.

    As to the actual episode itself, it was great! Perhaps not "the greatest" ironically enough, though we'll have to wait and see about that. Incidentally, this episode was partially written and directed by Craig McCracken himself. And while he did have a hand in writing and story-boarding "The Picnic", it was actually written and directed by different people (thought that episodes writer, Ben Joseph, co-wrote this episode along with McCracken himself). I bring this up because if there's one way to describe this episode, it's very... Craig McCracken-y. Like, it just REEKS with his style, in terms of facial expressions, fast-paced humor, certain angles, and just the overall look and style. I was actually SLIGHTLY taken aback by this, seeing as it had a bit of a contrast between The Picnic and it's overall look. The tone is still the same, but there are still quite a bit of differences, most of them being very subtle and hard to describe. One thing I can definitely note that took a while to get used to was the fact that lightning strikes and the screen flashes red and black whenever Lord Hater proclaims somethings. Now, I loved Lord Hater's monologuing and "evil hamminess" in The Picnic, in fact it's probably why he's my favorite character so far, but the lightning I felt was a bit much, and... kind of gave me a head-ache after a while. Not to mention, some of his poses were a bit more crude whenever the screen flashed, as opposed to how more detailed (well not "detailed" just... normal) he looked in The Picnic. Some of his expressions in this episode also reminded me of how Mojo Jojo looked at times... Not really a criticism, just something I noticed, particularly when he tries to sit in that tiny throne.

    As I mentioned before, this episode is very fast-paced, though when I say that, it's mostly in terms of the visuals and not so much the dialogue (though the dialogue can get pretty fast depending on the scene). I feel like that's the best way to have comedy like this, though it could be disorienting to some (my mother liked the visuals, but couldn't keep up with how fast it got). Some jokes fly by so fast, some might not have even registered, though I personally find that adds to it's rewatchability.

    Not sure what else to mention about this episode. Nothing else was particularly noteworthy to me, outside of certain moments, which I don't want to spoil for those who haven't seen it yet. I suppose I'll end this by saying it's a very solid episode and a great introduction to the series!

    The Egg

    Hey hey everypony, this episode was co-written by Lauren Faust! Incidentally, Craig McCracken said that they're truly a team when it comes to this show. He said this is more about "love vs. hate" then "good vs. evil", and he has Lauren on board to make sure the series stays true to that. Basically, he says that she makes sure the show has heart, while he just tries to make it funny. This episode perfectly exemplifies that notion.

    The plot goes that Sylvia is tries to fight off a giant black flying dragon creature, when Wander finds an egg, that apparently rolled down from it's nest at the top of a mountain. Assuming the egg is the dragon's egg, Wander encourages Sylvia to bring the egg back up to the mountain in the hopes that it will sooth the savage beast. Sylvia, of course, wants nothing to do with it, and would rather just kick the monster's butt then try to be nice, but reluctantly goes along with Wander's plan when she sees that he can't actually carry the egg himself.

    That's all I'm going to say, because again, I don't want to spoil anything, but I WILL say that the ending is one of the most heartwarming things I've seen in recent years. My friend, who watched the episode with me when it premiered (but managed to see it beforehand) said it's basically about Sylvia combating what she wants to do versus what Wander wants to do, and that's true. I was also a bit nervous myself, because I actually saw a song that was in this episode before it aired:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5VfVx4ulg

    And judging from that one song, I was nervous that Wander came off as an unintentional jerk by singing while Sylvia gets battered and beaten. Thankfully, in the context of the episode, it doesn't come off that way at all, and instead, it's more or less Sylvia who's to blame for her own misfortune, seeing as she wants to keep fighting the dragon, even though it isn't working and she keeps losing the fight. Sylvia also learns a bit of a lesson at the end, which is probably obvious but I still won't spoil it.

    The episode is less fast-paced then "The Greatest", though still has that fast-paced style that's by now a signature of the series. It's probably at least as fact-paced as "The Picnic". The jokes aren't QUITE as funny as the other episodes, though it still has quite a few good ones! :lol:

    If there's anything else worth mentioning about this episode, it's that it establishes the relationship between Wander and Sylvia. While The Greatest pretty much introduces the core cast and concept of the series, and The Picnic further solidifies Wander and Lord Hater's relationship, The Egg gives us a good look at what it's like to see Wander and Sylvia at odds with each other. While they're still friends, and heck even though Sylvia clearly would rather do things her way, she still helps out Wander regardless, it shows just how the two contrast and how one differs from the other. This was set-up in The Greatest, but here it's made more clear; Sylvia's gruff, she's a fighter, she'd rather lay the smack-down on someone then try to go for a non-violent solution, while Wander's a lover, not a fighter, he's eager to help but would rather settle things through THE POWER OF LOOOOOOVE!!! :P I personally love these kinds of ying-yang/two opposites dynamic. In a way, it almost reminds me of Finn and Jake from Adventure Time, though they don't have the same personalities, not to mention their differences are less pronounced... I could go on about that, but I need to stay focused. Anyway, another solid episode! Both of these episodes make up a great premiere!

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    So I find it weird that I've become a fan of a show, AND am dedicatedly following a show since it's premiere. With most of my other favorite shows, I got into them after their premiere. It makes me feel proud, being one of the few who've been a fan "since the beginning" so-to-speak. Then again, the whole reason I was even interested in the show in the first place was because Craig McCracken was behind it... I was saying on forums how this'll be the first good show Disney Channel's had in years, even before it aired. This doesn't stand anymore in light of Gravity Falls and the new Mickey Mouse shorts, and I did feel a little nervous. Even though Craig's had a good track record, what IF this show wasn't as good as I was making it out to be... As soon as I saw The Picnic, though, those fears were laid to rest; this show is just as good, if not better, then I thought I would be!

    I'd also like to take a minute to talk about Peepers. For those of you unaware, Peepers is Lord Hater's right-hand man, and commander of the Watchdog army. He's voice by Tom Kenny, Craig McCracken's "good luck charm", being the voice of the Mayor of Townsville and the Narrator in The Powerpuff Girls and Eduardo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Here's a scene prominently featuring him from The Picnic:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5qpocIWQJU

    Peepers is interesting, in that he's specifically mentioned as a character back when the series was first announced alongside Wander, Sylvia, and Lord Hater. So he's basically one of the main characters, as I see it. Despite that, he doesn't seem to be getting that much attention, both from the media, and even the fans... There seems to be more fanart and attention given to Emperor Awesome, who so far as only appeared in one episode, and likely won't show up again (though who knows for sure)! I mean, I could totally see why he'd get more attention, he's just so... flamboyant. But, I digress. I sincerely how that at one point int he series, Peepers gets his own episode, or that there will be more focus on him in the future. I think there could be a lot of potential for him. After all, he seems to be more competent then Lord Hater in some regards, and yet despite that, is intensely loyal to him. SOMETIMES it's out of fear, yet other times it seems to be genuine admiration (such as when Lord Hater is total trashing Emperor Awesome's all by himself). Makes me wonder what he truly things of Lord Hater, or why he's following him... Or heck, how he became a commander, since he seems to be just like any of the numerous Watchdogs just with a different uniform. I'd also like to see more about his relationship with the other characters. Craig McCracken has gone on about how he loves cartoon characters who you can just take and put in any situation and that would be a good premise, and created this show with that mindset, focusing on the characters first and foremost. With that in mind, I wonder what his thoughts are on Peepers, and how he'd interact with Wander and Sylvia... Well, we've seen interactions, but not that much. I can't get a good grip on the relationship between Wander and Peepers, and the only thing I've seen from him and Sylvia is Sylvia beating him up in the opening. So yeah, possible idea for a future episode.

    Speaking of future episodes, here are some upcoming episodes that I'd like to briefly touch on:

    The Fugitives

    Wander and Sylvia have become fugitives on a distant planet ruled by Lord Hater, but just as fast as Sylvia can concoct their escape plans, Wander inadvertently keeps foiling them by helping strangers in need.

    http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/wand...EP017677440006

    A preview for this episode was shown during the series premiere, but even before seeing it, I could tell EXACTLY how an episode like this would pan out... From the synopsis, Wander sounds like he's going to do EXACTLY what I would expect someone like him would do, same goes for Sylvia. It has me excited to see how the episode will actually pan out!

    The Good Deed

    When a series of Wander’s good deeds backfire, the free-spirited nomad sets out to make everything right.

    http://wandernews.claviger.net/post/...disney-channel

    Now THIS is an interesting concept. Heck, it pretty much flies in the face of the previous episode. Wander is, indeed, a do-gooder, and will likely stop and help people out, whether it's a good idea for him to do so or not. However, it is possible for Wander's good deeds to go wrong, and it'd be interesting to see how he'd react to something like that. In a way, this reminds me of the Adventure Time episode, "Memories of Boom Boom Mountain", wherein Finn tries to help out everyone he meets for personal reasons (basically, he made a boom boom when he was a baby and fell in it, and no one bothered to help him out then, so he wants to help out everyone he meets, so no one would ever have to feel that abandoned), only to find that doing certain good deeds flies in the face of want other people he's helping wants, so he's not sure what to do, or if he should even help them at all. It's probably one of the best episodes in the series. Perhaps this will be the same?

    The Pet

    Sylvia is heartbroken when she believes Wander considers her a pet rather than a friend, which gives Lord Hater the opportunity to use her strength against Wander.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...ration/202193/

    Well I'll be damned, 3 straight episodes of awesome concepts I want to see done with this show. What has me about this episode concept is the fact that it touches on something that hasn't been that established that well in any previous episodes, namely what Sylvia's relationship is to Lord Hater and vice versa. I mean, we know Lord Hater ticks her off to the point of wanting to beat him up, but we haven't seen Lord Hater interact with Sylvia, nor do we really know what he thinks of her (aside from not caring where she is when Wander shows up for when the planets align). This also makes me wonder how Hater is going to take advantage of her. I mean, Sylvia seems savvy enough not to be fooled by whatever Lord Hater could cook up to trick her, not to mention I have a hard time picturing Hater trying to trick her or manipulate her emotions to his benefits; he can't pretend to sympathies with her since he's... well, Lord Hater, and Hater doesn't strike me as the manipulating type. He's more of a "come in, stomp everything good, laugh and monologue about it" kind of guy. I also feel like Wander referring to Sylvia as a "pet" will likely be a misunderstanding or sorts, he'd never think any less of Sylvia (even though I've only known him for a short time). So yeah, perhaps my most anticipated episode so far!

    Craig McCracken also mentions in an interview an episode known as "The Box", in which Wander, being the nice guy he is, agrees to deliver a box to someone, with the promise that he won't look inside the box. Wander, being innately curious about everything (it's in his name, after all), wants to see what's inside the box, and is put at odds with his good nature and his natural curiosity. Really, so many good ideas to come with this series!

    Okay, I know I'm running long here, but I want to touch up on one last thing: characters. The series has 4 central characters: Wander, Sylvia, Lord Hater, and Peepers. Not sure if you'd count the army of Watchdogs, though... Even though those are the main characters, there are and will be many other characters in the show, some one-off, others POSSIBLY recurring. Who, exactly? Well let's go down them.

    Apparently, there's one specific member of the Watchdog army named "Westley", and he's Lord Hater's "#2 henchman". He is/will be played by actor/comedian Aziz Ansari. I have no idea of he's actually shown up in an episode, there have been Watchdogs who've spoken once or twice, but I'm not sure if any of them are Westley. Knowing of his existence, it makes me wonder what he does to be Lord Hater's #2...

    There's Emperor Awesome from The Picnic, and he's already become something of an "Ensemble Darkhorse" among fans of the show. And really, he lives up to his name. On top of looking cool, being some kind of ultra-buff shark man with a kingly cape and crown, and talking like a surfer dude, he commands an army of "Fist Fighters", an army of little men with FISTS for heads, and a giant fire-breathing, laser-shooting dinosaur! I mean, he's just so unspeakably awesome that of course fans took an immediate liking to him! Unfortunately, he
    was punched through a planet by Lord Hater
    , so it might be unlikely that we'll see him again... but then again, if he's as awesome as his name implies, he probably survived. I wouldn't mind seeing him again. After all, it was pretty vague about what he was fighting for. I mean, CLEARLY he wanted the wish form the Celestial Star Being for himself, but his relationship with Lord Hater wasn't properly established. Is he a rival or adversary of Lord Hater's? Was he there to save the universe, or take over it himself? After all,
    he was cut short of saying "The universe is-" before Lord Hater punched him... was he going to say "the universe is MINE!"? Or was he going to say "the universe is saved"!
    After all, he didn't seem to have that much of an interest in the wish or dealing with Lord Hater ("I have a tanning session in, like, 15."). Has he deal with Hater before? Is this a typical occurrence? Have they known each other longer then Hater knows Wander? All questions that could possibly be answered if Awesome showed up again... Not that I would mind never seeing him again (gives me the chance to as Craig McCracken where he is if I ever meet him at a con! :P ), but still, it would be, dare I say, awesome?

    According to Wikipedia (they don't have a source on this), a character called Sir Brad Starlight, voiced by James Marsden, will show up at some point. Wish I knew more then that, though the name sounds cool at least.

    Wikipedia also says, this time with at least two sources, that there will be a character called Trudie Traveler, voiced by Edie McClurg. Judging fromt he name, it sounds like she, like Wander, is a traveler, and likely traverse the galaxy like Wander and Sylvia does. This leads me to wonder if she willb e the first truly recurring character who's not part of the main cast... only time will till.

    There's also King Bingleborp (voiced by Tom Kenny) and the Binglebops from "The Greatest", though I doubt we'll see them again... And there's "The Balloon Guy", also voiced by Tom Kenny, who I assume is the guy in these previews:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z6ohCpEPq8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0igTGaaJOY

    ...It'd be funny if he somehow became a recurring character, wouldn't it?

    PHEW! I did NOT mean for this post to be this long. Good golly gosh, if you actually bothered to read any of this, I applaud you and deeply thank you for taking an interest in what I have to say... Regardless, I hope all of you have checked out the series by now. Hopefully you liked it as much as I did!

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    Oh right, I forgot to drop by and say aaaaaaaaaaaaaa I can't believe there's newer western animation that is actually enjoyable

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    Wow, I'm surprised there's so much text about this show. I'm impressed! I really like Wander Over Yonder, but it's tough for me to think of much to say. All I want to say is that it's a funny cartoon and I recommend giving it a shot.

    There are a few times where the animation looks a bit off to me, but most of the time it's wonderful. I'm not that knowledgeable about animation or anything, I just love the look of the show. This show is a fun one, probably my favorite out of 'toons this year.
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    Oh thank God, someone posted on this topic! Now I can talk about the latest episode, The Troll, and why it's my favorite episode of the series, and why I think it elevates the series from being a really good comedic show that offsets the mean-spirited shows that flood television, to being something more then just that.

    Spoiler: My (deeply) Personal Thoughts on The Troll 


    Seriously, I loved this episode so much I actually contacted Lauren Faust, who co-wrote this episode, on deviantART, spilling my heart out on how much this episode meant to me! Hopefully she'll read it... not expecting a reply, of course, but I still want her to know how much this episode means to me.
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    "The Bad" was the first episode I watched completely. "The Troll" was the second episode I had gotten to watch completely. I had seen The Picnic at a resturaunt, so that's how I knew I'd like this series.

    When watching "The Troll," I knew EXACTLY what Wander was doing the entire time, and I couldn't help but laugh as the episode progressed.
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    Technically, it's called "The Bad Guy", and I'm NOT sure if that's a good introduction to the show. It's probably my least favorite episode (but still good), because Wander is pretty much the exact opposite of what he normally is.

    Funnily enough, with "The Troll", it took slightly longer then Wander to realize what was going on, though regardless, it was still kind of funny
    hearing the goat warriors' reactions to the troll.

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    I was introduced by The Picnic, and I had known about this show before the restaurant had it playing on a TV. Again I say, "The Bad Guy" was the first episode I had completely watched.

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    The picnic was funny:
    "And look at that guy who's about to receive ultimate cosmic power!"

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    The Picnic was a good enough episode to be a sneak peak, though not AS good an introduction to the series as a whole. It showed off the cartoony antics the show has, and it is REALLY funny (probably one of my favorite episodes), but it didn't really show Wander in a particularly positive light, just as an annoyance to Lord Hater. Also, Sylvia is barely in it, and she's the second most important character after Wander.

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    The pet was quite disturbing at times, but it surely showed wanders want to help everyone (even if captain tim DOES want to kill him)

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    Saw The Box the other day... Boy that was a trippy episode, even by this series' standards.

    Spoiler: My thoughts on The Box 


    So yeah, another brilliant one, though I must say, maybe I was a bit too blown away by The Troll, and with a break in-between the episodes, it feels like this is a completely different season or something, like I waited a year for another episode and this is what I got, something that's good buy not QUITE as good as the one that came before... Then again, every episode after this is going to be like a step down compared to The Troll, at least for me. I feel like the series peaked and everything after this will either plateau or not quite reach that level of greatness. Again, this episode isn't bad, in fact, it's great, though not QUITE as great as I feel The Troll was.

    ...Looking forward to The Hat, though. Next Friday will be all about hats:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9yHBBJ3Trs

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    I forgot there's a nice WoY thread here. I really liked the last episode focusing on the minion, The Little Guy. Hater almost had an Ode to Minions moment there, although the credits animatic ruined that in a funny way. His sad speech was my favorite part though, good stuff. The rest of the episode was funny enough, although a bit repetitive.
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    ...Whoa, REALLY late in responding to this, but The Little Guy was a very sweet episode... And another half-hour long one! I read that there are going to be 3 half-hour long episodes this season (which contains 21 half-hour episodes total, meaning 18 episodes will be comprised of 2 11-minute episodes). I feel like I have a lot to comment on, but I don't have the proper motivation to talk about it... But I'll go into what I can.

    Spoiler: My thoughts on The Little Guy 


    So yeah, that's about all I had to say about this episode... Really, it feels good enough to be the season finale, but apparently we've still got more episodes to go!

    Which includes the latest episode, The Ball. It was okay. Not exactly one of my new favorites, but definitely not bad. Still, watching it has given me some thoughts about the series as a whole...

    Spoiler: My thoughts on The Ball (plus thoughts on the series on as a whole) 


    Anyway, those are my thoughts on the episode, and kind of the series as a whole by this point. The next episode looks to be a fun one!

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    Characters that are always happy and always right can be grating, but it hasn't bothered me much here. Would be nice if there was more episodes where Sylvia is in the right like The Box episode. That was a fun one.

    Just watched The Ball 'cuz of this thread. Didn't know what to expect. It was pretty funny. I enjoyed the relaxed aliens, and the space dog is a cute idea. Fun stuff.
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    So yeah, The Bounty, I really liked this episode. I was going to say something about it sooner, but, you know, procrastinator. I really wish there were more people commenting on this topic. Anyway, what to say about this episode...

    Spoiler: My extensive thoughts on The Bounty 


    And I think that's it... again, REALLY liked this episode... Also, there are two new episodes coming up:

    http://woy.derpynews.com/titles-and-...-birthday-boy/

    But judging from the sound of the article they may or may not air on the dates listed, I'm not entirely sure...

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    Bumping this topic, because I just saw the two newest episodes of the series: The Hero and The Birthday Boy.

    The Hero

    Okay, this one I kind of spoiled for myself via a tumblr post, though really, the way the episode started, I could kind of see where it was going.
    Sir Brad Starlight is a pretty big douche, totally self-absorbed and more interested in getting the girl for his own pleasure then her's (not unlike Gaston from Disney's Beauty and the Beast), especially the way he treats Wander and Sylvia in particular (though I DID like that Sylvia put up with it for Wander's sake, again showing how strong their friendship is... Though she says she's doing it to "help a sister out", which really, by the end of the episode, it's revealed the princess didn't really need help). Incidentally, Wander DOES look like he could be someone's goofy sidekick, doesn't he? He sings a good game, too, especially when Sir Brad kept telling him what to add to the song; really it's impressive how musical Wander is, not to mention i continuously underestimate how much of a musical show this can be! But yeah, although most of the episode is dedicated to Sir Brad, Wander, and Sylvia trying to rescue the princess, the big thing about this episode is that the supposedly evil King Drakor and Princess Demurra were genuinely in love and Brad is just being a douche trying to keep her all to herself, and that the supposed "prophecy" Brad kept telling Wander and Sylvia about is actually his personal diary from back when he and Demurra were 15. Brad refuses to let his own personal "fairy tale" be broken and ends up kidnapping Demurra, leavint Wander to lead the charge to save her... which of course is unnecessary since Demurra ended up saving herself. It's all fun and cute, but I can't help but feel like this is old ground being trodden on once again; subverting the classic fairy tale ideal... how many Dinsey and Dreamworks moves have done that already? Not that it's not bad, it's just nothing new, and really, the only interesting thing about it is the fact that Wander and Sylvia are involved in this. Speaking of which, the episode is full of funny minor gags that I adored, particularly while Wander was playing the role of the silly sidekick! Actually, the fact that Wander was so much more (seemingly obliviously) competent then Sir Brad made it all the more funny! Also, when Sylvia and Wander "attacked" the supposed bad guys, it was hilarious how Sylvia did her usual thing, while Wander did HIS usual thing (it included kisses and a pie to the face! XD)! Sir Brad himself was pretty funny, too, the way he childishly wanted to keep to his own delusions. Really, the whole episode was good, aside from the cliche premise (ironic that parodying fairy tale cliches has now become a cliche), and I really enjoyed it


    The Birthday Boy

    Man, it's been a while since we've seen an episode that actually focuses on Lord Hater being annoyed with Wander. Most episodes lately just have Lord Hater as a secondary character, putting Peepers in his place, or focusing on someone else. I was really looking forward to this episode, and boy did it not disappoint!
    Seriously, the moment the episode started I was pretty much grinning from ear-to-ear! The premise was just PERFECT! Lord Hater gets a doom arena, which he isn't too impressed by, until Wander and Sylvia show up, at which point, Hater gets excited about the prospect of seeing Wander suffer! Meanwhile, Wander wants to make sure Lord Hater has the best birthday ever (and the way he says this mirrors the way Hater was monologuing about seeing Wander suffer, awesome!); it's seriously the perfect dynamic, Wander wanting to make Hater happy, while Hater wants to see Wander suffer, which would ironically make him happy! Personal favorite moments include any moments with Lord Hater (particularly his face when seeing Wander tame the beast that beat Sylvia), Sylvia referring to her fists as "ladies" (and them nodding while making a knuckle-cracking noise), the gladiators complaining about having one eye, the Lord Hater pinata, which Wander tells the gladiators to "bash his face in", Wander thinking Hater wants to play spin the bottle, Wander's "Happy Birthday Song"... Oh gosh, there are just too many good moments to count, I was seriously la! This might just be one of my new favorite episodes! I'm starting to remember why I love this series! ...Though I have to admit, it is kind of said to see Lord Hater being tormented on his birthday, but then again, most of it IS is own doing for trying to kill Wander and Sylvia, but at the very least Wander cares about whether or not Hater has fun on his birthday (though appears oblivious to the danger he and Hater were in as every mechanism of the doom arena is activated... seems to be a trend here). Also, apparently Hater gets eaten by the monster. That happened.


    ...Have I mentioned that Lord Hater is my favorite character of the show? It seems weird, considering the show's positive energy is why I love the most about it, but gosh darn if Lord Hater doesn't get some of the best lines, and he doesn't ham it up to the extreme! Keith Ferguson, you are the man!

    Also, new episodes will start airing this Tuesday on Disney XD. The Nice Guy and The Time Bomb will air June 10, while The Tourist will air the next day, on June 11. There will be another new episode(s) on June 16 and June 17, and so on and so forth, just so you all know. It still kind of sucks that this show switched channels, but hey, at least it hasn't been canceled... yet (gosh, I hope I didn't jinx myself).

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