February 7th, 2014
The joke doesn’t work when you pronounce it “ahnol.”
Only in Japan does escalation mean going from “anal jokes” to “two naked sweaty waxed boys squirting each other with white viscous fluid” to “a boy kisses another boy… who looks like a girl.” That also kind of undercuts the joke this episode. And yes, I mean joke, not jokes, because pretty much all they had going this week was “gay stuff’s funny!” You know me, I can enjoy man pizza as much as the next guy, but starting with the faux orgy and trying to work backward to make a kiss the big punchline? That dog doesn’t fly.
It was also about as far from organic as it could have been. New character pops up, declares “It’s time for butt stuff!” and that’s pretty much the start and end of it. I guess there were a few minutes on beans at the start, but that’s not the fertile comedy ground you might think. I’m not even sure I could place the references this week, which does tie into my theory that they’re getting older and older. I’ll just assume it was City Hunter and call it a day.
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