They decide to go into the world so that Cake can see real people, and make more realistic pancake pieces. She dreams the rest could follow suit, and the Banana Guards in the Thin Yellow Line displaying their individual talents were clearly something she loved to see. This was the first episode that Page worked on for the series; he was so excited to be working on the series that after he finished the storyboard, he traveled to Hawaii as a personal reward. When Flame Prince weirdly and clumsily keeps bumping into things, only to admit that he had to use the bathroom, that's probably what happened to the princess except she kept accidentally setting things on fire when trying to grab a book, and this is how Ice King interpreted that event. I will say that the one character who did at least become a trifle more interesting is Gumball. Maybe they were playing Go, and Ice King just thought they were playing checkers, so he wrote the story as if they were playing checkers.
Just then, Finn and Jake collide in mid-air, producing a high five that reverberates across Ooo. The next vignette focuses on voiced by as she tries to create the perfect sandwich using bizarre science. It's cool going back and picking out the subtle details this show always stuffs into its episodes and give them more depth. The smoke in the library transitions to clouds in a night sky, and below them Marshall Lee is trying to get a sore-throated and reluctant Lumpy Space Prince to swallow a tablespoon of medicine. Nice seeing Cuber, The Ice King showing him how to do a theme, fun.
Fionna and Cake first turn to Prince Gumball for a life model. Due to the impressiveness of this action, Peppermint Butler voiced by names her the winner. Cinnamon Bun is the only one to achieve this, gaining a new life and purpose that Bonnie, while she misses him, is clearly proud of. Originally, it was planned for live action footage of Ward to appear in the episode; he would have introduced each clip, serving as a framing device. The episode can trace its genesis to a short, but humorous scene involving a high five that Ward had been forced to cut from an episode. The episode's premise was conceived when Ward was forced to cut a scene involving a high-five from a previous script. Heck, this could even have been Ice King's first time seeing Flame Princess in person, and he wrote this story to mirror that.
Eventually, Finn places himself in a catapult, and Jake stretches himself into a slingshot, and the two launch themselves across Ooo. And Bonnie fears death, of course because she is afraid of what will happen to her kingdom if she were to abruptly die. From The Thin Yellow Line, we can easily see why Princess Bubblegum dreams of her creations surpassing their original purpose for existing. Maybe it is an alternate game where Checkers and Go are combined. Five Short Tables is pretty forgettable. The focus then shifts to Finn and Jake, who attempt to experience the ultimate. Ward was unhappy about the edit, and later jokingly said via his that he would make an episode entirely about high-fives.
Ward enjoyed the scene so much that he decided to write an entire episode based around high-fives. This idea, however, was eventually vetoed. After exhausting herself going to extreme and ridiculous lengths to produce and combine all the ingredients perfectly, she offers the sandwich to Cinnamon Bun voiced by , who merely shoves it into his pastry body and belches foodstuff onto the princess. The episode guest stars as Cuber. Periodically you might find yourself siting at a table thinking about the many types of candy you surround yourself with.
The imagery in this one is clear: Gumball vies to be a god, or at least god-like. It is a silly idea that Ice King is the initial creator of the Graybles, and the ending with the distressed Cuber got a legitimate laugh out of me. The imagery of this picture does invoke a sort of martyrdom-esque vibe to me. The action then shifts to the voiced by , who smells a stench in his ice castle. I wasn't impressed with this episode when I first saw it, but there's actually a lot of really cool little story tidbits if you know where to look! After taking a shower, he ponders aloud as to how he got so smelly. Still better than Regular Show this week, by a mile.
That's about it for this, but I wanted to mention Ice King's interpretation of Bubblegum's diary; they're interesting to think about, how he sees them, and what they actually mean dammit, why do I always end up talking about her? You can believe everything you read if it's typed in a book. The end of the episode even has a cameo by Cuber. It originally aired on on April 9, 2012. The series follows the adventures of voiced by , a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive brother voiced by , a dog with magical powers to change shape and grow and shrink at will. Cuber challenges the audience to then guess the theme.
Lumpy Space Princess becomes enraged and throws a basketball into the audience, which hits an audience member and accidentally makes a basket in the process. I've listed a list so you can waste time thinking about something else. The episode was directed by. He cobbles the pieces together with Ice King-decorated washi tape into a single extended story. The episode was written and storyboarded by , , and , from a story by , , and. With this device, we get one final iteration of the idea that the viewer is the real storyteller. Given how Bubblegum has no such ambitions, I'm willing to be that Ice King found something in her diary that resembled such goals.
That, and I always got a soft spot for Fionna and Cake, so that helps matter, even if it wasn't all that epic as those premiere ads wanted us to believe it to be. . Ward himself had a difficult time singing this song was because he was trying to both sing the song on pitch and retain Lumpy Space Princess's accent. This, however, was later scrapped in favor of the character of Cuber. It's sad she is always afraid of this, and in typical Adventure Time fashion they overlay it with a humorous veil, where Ice King acts as his typical self and believes this is because she will die alone. Except they are listening willingly - a contrast to the first Fionna and Cake episode with Ice King freezing F and J so they would listen to his story. It's cool to see it that way, right? Gumball soundly loses, and Butterscotch explains that her key to victory is knowing Gumball inside and out: she explains her familiarity with his dreams insert reference to , his regrets something to do with Marshall Lee, in reference to the whole Bubbline situation , his hopes something like godhood , and fears mortality and loneliness.
Other than that, more High Tier material for Season 7 of this show. Tbh, based on the dialogue I would have assumed it was checkers. In the original allegory, this greater reality refers to the phenomena producing the shadows on the wall; in terms of a single story, random details point to an overarching plot; in terms of an anthology, the random stories refer to an overarching theme. The Fionna and Cake stories continue to be an insanely interesting subset of episodes, one subset of many that make Adventure Time an absolutely b-e-r-s-e-r-k series to follow. While the Graybles episodes were never some of my favorites aside from the thoroughly ambitious Graybles 1000+ , Cuber was always the strongest and most delightful part of any Graybles episode, thanks to Emo Philips, who really brought his character to life. How else would he know these dirty deeds? They didn't become friends until season 6, so it gives more credibility that not only are these based off of real events, which Ice King had overheard firsthand, but the structure of the episode being a result of his patchwork job repairing his fanfiction. That made my heart jump a bit.