PLG: Mmm...these smell so good. I hope I do a good job on these…
(Banging on door)
PLG: PTTSR, can you get that?! I'm busy!
PTTSR(mumbling): Ugh...fiiiiiine... (opens the door)
WHEEEERRRRE IIIIIS SHEEEEEE?!!!!
PTTSR: ...Uh...well...SHE is over in the kitchen.
POWERLOUD-GIRL! I KNOW what you've been hiding from!
(PLG casually glances over)
Hm? Oh, hey, what's up?
Oh, don't act all casual, I've planned this over a month ago!...And you KNOW about it! Don't you?
(PLG start sweating)
Uh...must have slipped my mind. Hey, I've just cooked some burgers! Want some? (offers a plate of burgers)
I'll have you know that I-hey, burgers! Sure! (Takes one and eats it) Totally forgot what I came here for in the first place!
Oh, you came here to review Mr. Meaty with me- DAMN IT!
Oh yeah! Man, I've wanted to talk about that series for a while! Well, what do ya say we get started?
Yeah, might as well. (takes a bite of a burger) Mmm! Pretty good for my first try!
So, according to our list, the episode we're looking at today is one called "Moochmaster P." And I'll be honest, I kind of like the idea of a series made up entirely of puppets. Maybe this will look-
Josh: Enjoy your Mr. Meaty combo meal.
Customer: Sure, kid.
OH MY GOD.
Yeah, might as well bring this up right off the bat. Aesthetically, the show as a whole is...a mixed bag. The sets do have a certain charm to them, the puppetry itself is really good, and there are points in the show where they do take advantage of the low budget they seem to have to at least give it a good sense of scale. Where the show fails in this respect is...most of the character designs. Some of them look fine, but others like Josh, the Ashleys, and the old woman look like they either want to eat me or stare directly into my soul.
And we also cut to Parker, who takes a liking towards Josh's sandwich...maybe...a bit too much of one.
(Parker sniffs the sandwich and we get a close up of his saliva smacking lips as wedding music pays)
...Thank you...that was necessary...
So, Parker goes around and starts mooching off of everyone else's food, and the puppetry here just looks...unsettling. Everytime Parker mooches someone's food, he makes a weird face from Satan.
Parker: Okay, dude. I know that. Okay? I'm not some kind of...terrible (Opens mouth and goes for the sandwich)
Parker: Oh, I, I couldn't...I couldn't possibly, you know, (Opens mouth wide and goes for the donut)
There's especially this bit when he eats a burrito. Normally his eyes are attached, but in this shot, his eyes pop apart when he opens his mouth...Have fun sleeping tonight, kids!
Oh, and here's a fun drinking game to play while binging this show: Take a shot for how many times either of the Ashleys scoff. I wouldn't recommend playing this game if you want to...you know, survive, but otherwise, go right ahead!
And that's...9 times!
Just an indication of how drunk off your ass you'll be while playing!
Eventually, Parker's mooching gets to the point where he eats a burger that Josh is cooking...while it's still raw. Lovely.
But Parker is still hungry, so...
Parker: Chicken gobblers to the rescue. (Takes one and prepares to eat, but the food suddenly vanishes)
Ah, yes, this is very common among Mr. Meaty episodes: Taking a show that was meant to be comedic and then turning the episodes into horror stories halfway through. So which one are we doing this time? Frankenstein? Nightmare on Elm Street? Baby Geniuses?
Oh, but first, we gotta keep up the drinking game! Let's see!
Ashley 2: (Scoff) (Scoff)
That's twice in a row!!!...Is that starting to become a language that I'm thankul I don't know of?
(scoffs) Well, of course it is! It's the ancient dialect of Scoffinavia!
(Scoffs) Well, gee! I'm sorrryyyy...(Scoffs)...Holy crap, WE'RE INFECTED!!!
And it shall infect all of us until we die a horrible death. (smiles creepily at you, leaning in closer to you slowly)
(Flashes picture of Parker)
Oh, yeah, that's right, we were reviewing an episode, weren't we? Man, we're getting sidetracked today.
Well, Josh manages to tape one of Parker's freakout moments and we find out what's going on.
(A gigantic, terrifying tapeworm comes out and grabs the meatball in Parker's hand)
Ah, okay, we're going with Alien this time. Good to know. (writes it down on a list of horror movies the show turns into)
And so, they try to pull it out with a fishing rod. And...it works!...Only for the tapeworm to land on top of them.
Imagine if that happened to you in real life. Ugh...
But they manage to trap the tape worm and then this...Safari guy shows up to take it to a zoo and it...goes down it's throat...
WHAT DID I JUST WATCH?
I'll tell you what we just watched: A pretty terrible episode of a very bad show.
The puppetry is Nightmare Fuel, the jokes are bad, and the transition to a horror episode feels too late to put in!
Ditto right there.
...But I do have to admit, having binged the entirety of the show for this review-
(finds other episodes on YouTube)
...Well, as much as Wikipedia TELLS me is the entirety of the show, and...it's a bit of a guilty pleasure for me.
It kind of is to me too, honestly. It's fascinating to how insane it can be.
Exactly. The show is terrible. The writing is dumb, the characters are mostly horrible, the humor is stupid, and the tone is very inconsistent. But it's also kind of worth watching just to see how batshit crazy each episode gets.
But that's not all. After the show's initial cancellation, it was moved to Nicktoons Network, where it finished off its first season and even got a second one in. And I have to say, some of the episodes in the second season...weren't actually that bad! Heck, I dare even call some of them good. Here's a rundown of some of the good ones I found.
-"Big Greasy Musical"
-"Parker's First Kiss"
-"Lord of the Geeks"
-"Dream of the Dead"
None of these make up for what came before, obviously, but they do at least give a taste of what the show could have been if they had tightened up the writing a bit. So if you want legitimately good episodes, go with those. But the rest of the show is worth seeing for a bizarre drug trip. Just...don't watch "Embarrassed to Death".
Well, I guess I better get going! This has been fun! (Quickly swipes burgers without PLG noticing)
Yeah, that was an interesting- (Notices the burgers are gone) Heeeeeeey! You moocher!