Working!!! #29 — Head Duck

July 18th, 2015


Apply duck directly to head.


When the sponsors screen was a montage of Yachiyo faffing about, my brain reflexively recoiled. She and Satou’s crap was done to death in the previous season, and was not at all interesting at all to begin with. I guess their relationship moving forward half an inch after a mere eighty seven years of holding pattern is kind of something, but it’s far too little and far too late for me to feel anything but annoyance at their bits. If it even did move at all. She said “Gee, it’d sure be nice if we spent lots of time together, dawg,” so he spontaneously hugged her and said “Me too, dawg.” Then she collapsed in shock and went “Yeah, dawg.” It’s not exactly Romeo and Juliet.

I’d much rather have had more of Yamada’s bits about trying to get petted, and even that was fairly lacking. As a serial killer living in their ceiling, at minimum, you’d expect Yamada to surreptitiously feed him psychotropic mushrooms, or put together some kind of Rube Goldberg contraption cutting off his hand so she can pet herself with it. Strapping a duck to the head and then working hard is not the Yamada I know and in the old series would have earned a clawing at best.

Next Episode:

At least Inami’s been minimal.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • algorithm says:

    So let get things straight, those characters only come with a (very) limited amount of jokes associated to them so the solution here is to introduce new characters coming with their own (limited) set of jokes. We reallyc could use new characters now.

    • Aroduc says:

      Alternatively, do things, with the characters. It’s not like, say, George Costanza had a ton of different jokes or was a deep and nuanced character, but you put him in different situations and against other one-note episodic characters and hey, there you go. Japan doesn’t seem to have gotten the hang of this. Or take more of a parody approach, but that’s something Japan also seems to have absolutely no grasp on. I can’t count the number of Willy Wonka or Broadway bits in Western shows I’ve seen. And yet, despite ripe fertile fields it has of mockable things, all it manages 99.999% of the time is to toss out a reference to one or name a few characters in a theme.

      • algorithm says:

        Maybe the farts from Rokka will – do – something this week.

      • Sanjuro says:

        So like, have an episode with the manager at a buffet. Then she can eat all different kinds of foods!

  • algorithm says:

    Everyone needs a useless attention whore in charge of making your life more miserable?