October 23rd, 2013
Isn’t there worse in the OP anyway?
I’d really like to make fun of how obvious the loophole in "see X’s panties" thing was, not to mention the remarkably bizarre censoring that really didn’t censor anything, but compared to all the quite literal deus ex machina in this show, setting up something obvious, foreshadowing it further, and then reaching the obvious conclusion is something sort of approaching progression. Of course, there was thankfully still the omniscient expositor there to explain everything for the slowest children in the room. The episode really wasn’t helped by the main focus of it being "This girl is sooooooooo pure and innocent." That’s not a joke, damn it. At least elevate the clumsiness to catastrophic levels. Or don’t annoy me by going on and on about how there’s a fivesome of people while two of the obvious TO BE INTRODUCED LATER sit in the shadows. I don’t even know why that existed. Probably to pad out the episode. It was already running heavily on fumes when it constantly had to keep going back to "God now says talk about panties" as a joke.
Mostly though, I’m kind of baffled as to why they couldn’t have cut a couple bad jokes or crappy exposition from last week to end that arc/quest/whatever then instead of leaving off with a dramatic cliffhanger. It was resolved in like… three minutes. By the almighty power of author-says-so at that. Doofus didn’t even bloody well do anything. Or learn his valuable lesson. Isn’t that how this crap is supposed to go? Someone learns a valuable lesson about something right before everything goes back to normal next week? Oh wait, that requires at least the thinnest plot structure layered on instead of someone spontaneously having emotional emotions at the designated time to move on.