Mon, Dec 31 2012, 10:31 AM EST
Well, after I found a video that wasn't taken down, I came to the conclusion that that was really dumb and full to bursting with horrid puns.
And also kinda entertaining.
The show clearly takes absolutely nothing seriously, and it has so many puns that there's no way they didn't write them all in specifically because they knew how much it stinks, and it's actually amusing because of that. I like the idea that they set out to violate the audience's collective sense of humor so brazenly.
Great gimmick, by the way. Excellent way to make the show stand out, and not even just amongst kids' cartoons. And one plus of the show being 15-minute episodes featuring zero character development is that Guy doesn't spend all that much time being embarrassed by the cross-dressing thing, and instead pretty much just goes with it because he's a superhero now. Maybe a character arc would be more interesting, but I think the fact that he gets into it fairly easily is just another way the show stands out. And really, why worry about dressing like a girl when your costume gives you super strength and speed and ESP, you have a supercomputer assistant, and your lipstick is actually a lightsaber? It seems like plenty reason why a preteen might not care that he has to wear high heels. Yeah, the car is pink. So? It turns into a submarine. I think he can live with the garish paint job. And besides, how many 12-year-olds own a real car to begin with? So I actually really like the gimmick and the way it's handled.
Oddly enough, one other thing I really liked was the music during the bumpers. I hardly notice bumpers and eyecatches, so for this one to stand out was impressive. Very catchy version of the main theme they chose for it.
Overall, it was idiotically entertaining enough that I do believe I'm jumping on with this one. Maybe just throw it on and half-watch while I'm playing a game or something, but still. I like it.