Working!! #22 — Hair Eater

November 26th, 2011


Fill time, don’t waste it.


A Yachiyo episode, so… yeah. It could be worse. It could be an Inami episode. Like next week’s. *twitch* Anyway, even more full of blank space than usual. If they removed every instance of the characters simply stopping and staring at each other for 3-4 seconds, I think this episode would have been five minutes shorter. Yachiyo and Kyouko imagining Satou ‘eating’ Yachiyo as the literal meaning was probably the only notable joke of Yachiyo’s entire bit, but it also really stretches for how naive and stupid these characters could possibly be. Then again, they also tried to see that a teenaged girl in Japan doesn’t have a cellphone and is confused by text messaging, so, you know… it’s unclear if they’re in touch with reality at all.

The twins Darling and Mikki were also hanging around to spy on Yachiyo with Kazue tagging along, but not much else. Kozue may have been the highlight of the episode, which isn’t so much because she did anything all that amusing, but that she at least did something when she was onscreen instead of blankly staring. The B plot tossed in at the last second was just a squabble between Katanashi and Yamada which was ran its course in a completely by-the-books fashion. Get into squabble, escalate squabble, discover that she actually sort of cares, make up, turn next page and discover plan to kill and eat your flesh everything is right back to where it was before. Maybe Yachiyo’s boringness infected Yamada this week too, but with only a few minutes of screen time and no Poplar to bounce off of, all she had was an awful machinated squabble instead of getting to play around.



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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • GF202020 says:

    Would next week’s episode be better if THE CLAW returned and killed Inami?

  • Baby Choo Choo says:

    1. I feel like whatever the hell the joke was, that had to do with the cellphone store clerk, went right over my head. I guess she was trying to sell him the most expensive phone/plan or something? If that’s the case, it really wasn’t much of an effort at all.

    2. I think it was fairly obvious that Kazue wasn’t exactly a pure girl, but after this week’s episode, I think it’s safe to say she’s quite the superfreak. I didn’t find that bit funny as much as I found it sad really. Guy calls you pretty? Disrobe and mount up.

    3. I’m not sure how much more of this Satou and Yachiyo crap I can take. This show isn’t exactly not repetitive, but damn do the like hammering this joke in the ground every chance they get. He loves her. She loves the manager and is completely oblivious to anything else. I thought after season 1 they ran out of material for these bits.

    Clearly, I could not have been more wrong.

    • Yamibakeru says:

      The store clerk one was that she hated couples. That’s why she had that tense atmosphere thingy going.

  • Ransom says:

    Yeah, a teenage girl not having a cellphone in this day an age… Is so unreal like… like… like a teenage girl carrying a katana everywhere she goes!, isn’t it?

    That just proves how the entire restauran is full of amusing weirdoes :D

  • jingoi says:

    I prefer the Satou x Yachiyo crap over a episode filled with Inami and romance.

  • Mesousa says:

    Inami deserves to be comically hurt, not killed. She’s not a good character, but killing her? A bit too strong for the retribution, guys.

  • Athos says:

    You call this a Yachiyo episode. I call it a Satou episode.

    Really, I much rather have them skip the pointless inner monologue and go right for the punchline. This is something I honestly appreciate about the show. It often refuses to spell out the joke for me. It acknowledges that I’m not braindead. Satou is the personification of this trick, given how he has nearly no inner monologue whatsoever.

    Random cellphone store clerk put up quite a fight, though.