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1001 Animations-The Boy Wander by AMX-269 1001 Animations-The Boy Wander by AMX-269
Sometimes there are certain facets of pop culture that have made their mark and are always going to be remembered, for better or for worse. One of those is '60s Batman. Even if you've never seen the actual show, one can always tell when a reference to it is made. And there are plenty of references to it in this episode; from the familiar transition wipe, to the low-budget quality of Wander's acting, to all the over-the-top performances and puns...there's a little something in there for everyone. Plus, I think it's really saying something that Wander at his most serious acts like a variation of Batman that isn't really taken seriously at all.

And then there's the scene-stealer of this episode...Dr. Screwball Jones, voiced by the great "Weird Al" Yankovic. And since "Weird Al" is in the episode, of course there's going to be a song. And it is flippin' awesome, because...come on, it's "Weird Al" Yankovic! Seriously, Yankovic may be one of the best musical geniuses out there. Not only that, but he's able to give these performances where you know it's him, but his character is 100 percent convincing, whether he's playing a party planning pony or a crazy banana alien thing.

And finally, this episode does bring up an interesting point: Wander doesn't necessarily force people to be happy. He just tries to give people a little push in the right direction. It isn't right to force people to be happy, like Screwball does. You know you have a talented team of writers on your hands when they can make a crazy banana alien villain thing whose greatest weapon is a tickle ray seem intimidating.

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rizegreymon22 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
What I really liked was the end, when they made the very end of each episode of The Powerpuff Girls, remember that both series have the same creator.
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