I’ve only seen Adventure Time on Cartoon Network a couple times, but it’s terrific. It has a real Monty Python for kids (of all ages) feel. It zigs when you think it’s going to zag. It’s really hard these days to subvert viewers expectations and Adventure Time seems to do it with every episode.
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Last night I finished this storyline. I won’t reveal the ending, but I will tease you this:
VERNE SAVES THE UNIVERSE!
I guess that kind of revealed the ending. But you don’t know how he’ll save the universe.
VERNE SAVES THE UNIVERSE USING HIS SUPER POWERS OF ANNOYANCE!
Okay, so now you know how he’ll save the universe. But you don’t read Over the Hedge for it’s elaborately well-plotted (by the seat of our pants) story lines. You read it for the random silliness and near constant (occasional) hilarity.
VERNE SAVES THE UNIVERSE USING HIS SUPER POWERS OF ANNOYANCE IN RETURN FOR A PERSONAL EXFOLIATOR AND FREE FOOT MASSAGES FOR LIFE!
Okay, NOW I’ve said too much.
God, this drives me nuts. T took his dull hatchet to the dialogue on this one without consulting me again. Here’s the actual script:
On animals watching TV in kitchen
Inset: Occupy Suburbia: Day 4
Rachel/TV: The Occupy protests have now spread to suburbia.
On Rachel on screen standing in front of house.
Rachel: In this ranch house behind me, a group of wild animals have taken up residence.
RJ: What wild animals?!
V: Um… us?
RJ texts as he talks.
Rj: I cream rinse my tail. You exfoliate. And Hammy forages for fun-yums.
On Rachel looking at her phone.
Rachel: Excuse me. I stand corrected. Inside, are a group of “Critter-Americans”.
V (O.S.): Critter-Americans?
RJ (O.S.): Shut up. It polled well.
“In this house, BEHIND ME…” makes sense. Take out “behind me” and you have no idea what house she’s talking about. Not to mention, it just sounds awkward and poorly written.
(note: The photo we used of Rachel looks crappy due to the half-tone manipulation for newspapers).
Apologies for the late post today. Lots going on today to distract me from appointed blogging rounds.
Also apologies for Hammy’s line, “…before it can breed.” Hammy can’t know about breeding. He’s too innocent. I sacrificed character for a gag. Which is one of the few sins that’s actually a sin.
Sorry. It’s been a long day.