I haven't laughed so hard since I moved back to college! Oh man! But okay, break down of the episode! Don't want to harp but I must throw in my vote, the toilet/fart humor was unpleasant. Everything else was great in my opinion! The fight at the beginning was beautiful. Yes, I mean beautiful. The head-butting looked a little fake but everything else was so well choreographed I applaud you! Especially the dodges. (Matt's dodge was priceless.
Mario? Well, I'm sorry Mario, but without your powers you're just a plumber." This line struck me as funny but also I felt some depth to it too. The way Mario reacted, just turning and walking away, I found that actually a little on the powerful side. Especially combined with the visual contrast in the beginning of the flamboyant action with the dreariness of everyday life. As a fan of the serious stuff, I'm happy that we're getting a little bit of angst over the loss of the powers.
Heh heh! Luigi's so naive!
Julian is such a great actor. Love the seriousness he brings to the role. "I didn't make sure he was dead." No, you didn't Snake. You punched him in the face and walked away. lol.
The exchange between Wario and Luigi about the use of language has to be one of my favorite parts of the episode. It's insightful and amusing and has a hint of truth to it. Not to mention that if you pause right at the end you get a really funny picture.
Wow, Pauline is predatory... Going behind one boyfriends back to pick up another boy, specifically one she already ditched. I must say, I don't feel any special sorrow that her character seems to have bit the dust. (Or the chocolate.
) So, Richie, expressing frustration at relationship troubles, are we?
Last note, is it just me or is Snake just sucking on that cigarette? I mean, he hard ever like, takes a drag. Not that I'm complaining, I figure it's a good thing it doesn't look terribly realistic, it just struck me as a little amusing.
Overall a fun episode and I'm ecstatic that the season has begun! And kudos, Richie, for getting the episode up early! That meant I could actually participate in the forum discussions and stuff that ensued. I'm really looking forward to what all you guys have in store this season!