For the second Distant Lands, Adventure Time gave us a glance into the past and future of Marceline and Princess Bubblegum’s relationship. Brad, JUSTIN, and Kevin discuss the episode, their overall thoughts, and the surprise appearance of some other characters and what they think that could mean.
Additionally, the hosts discuss the first season of Bravest Warriors, another Pendleton Ward led cartoon that aired on Cartoon Network and later VRV. How does it compare to Adventure Time and will other seasons be discussed in future Floop episodes?
Finally, the hosts talk about some of the current animated television they have been watching in between Distant Land viewings. Check it out.
Continue reading Flooping the Pig – Episode 81: “Larvo”
The fifth season of Better Call Saul may be the best yet, and Jerome and Kevin break down why.
A long discussion of the characters and stories leads to some gushing over some of the series’ top episodes, and bellyaching over the Emmy snubs of Bob Odenkirk and especially Rhea Seehorn. Some old Breaking Bad characters make some first time appearances as well, and we see some characters going down the darker paths that will lead them to their Breaking Bad destination.
With the show’s final season in abeyance, Kevin and Jerome lay down some Season 6 predictions to end the episode, and reveal their next project. Don’t worry, Reel Bad will wrap up whenever Season 6 is released!
Continue reading Reel Bad – A Breaking Bad Podcast: Episode 12 (Better Call Saul Season 5)
As “Reel Bad” enters double digit episodes, Jerome and Kevin explore the most robust season of Better Call Saul to date.
The return of a beloved Breaking Bad character shakes up things in the Albuquerque drug scene, causing problems with the Salamanca family and causing Nacho to make some difficult choices when Hector’s orders begin to affect his family. Jimmy’s relationship with his brother Chuck turns ugly in the wake of Jimmy learning Chuck taped their encounter at the end of Season 2.
This leads to a battle in court, and one of the hosts favorite episodes of the entire series. Meanwhile, Kim is burning the candle at both ends to make her solo career work. Finally, as Jimmy looks to help make ends meet, we see him inch ever closer to his Breaking Bad fate.
Continue reading Reel Bad – A Breaking Bad Podcast: Episode 10 (Better Call Saul Season 3)
The HBO Max streaming service launched in May of 2020. It was announced that the service would revive Adventure Time as a new series called “Distant Lands”, which as of now is set to contain four forty minute-ish stand-alone episodes. The first of those four episodes, titled “BMO”, dropped in June 2020, which Brad, JUSTIN, and Kevin review in today’s episode. They discuss the episode itself, including their likes and dislikes, their thoughts on doing a prequel, and the possibilities of what the events in this episode could have on the remaining Distant Lands episodes. They also talk about how it does or doesn’t correlate to the Cartoon Network show.
The gang then discusses Pendleton Ward’s Netflix animated series “The Midnight Gospel.” The hosts have some conflicting thoughts on this very bizarre show, easily the most adult and difficult piece to be featured on FTP.
Flooping the Pig is going on hiatus until the second Distant Lands episode, “Obsidian”, is released, and at this time has no release date. Thanks for your patronage, and we’ll see you again for Episode 81!
Continue reading Flooping the Pig – Episode 80: “Hugo”
It’s taken years, and almost 80 podcasts, but it is finally time for Brad, JUSTIN, and Kevin to discuss the series finale of Adventure Time. Did the writers stick the landing? What did they think of the stories that were and were not wrapped up? JUSTIN has a Golb theory to maybe explain an unexplained story.
They also discuss what seemed like a bold choice at the time for two characters. To wrap up, the hosts reveal where Adventure Time stands amongst their favorite shows as well as their all time favorite episode.
Before all of this, the non-canonical Minecraft episode is reviewed, and was a rare instance where all three hosts came into the podcast having never seen the episode before. A historic episode of Flooping the Pig, and the longest episode to date!
Continue reading Flooping the Pig – Episode 79: “Golb”
A mixed bag of episodes this week, in which the hosts discuss some elements that get better with the show as it goes, but also some of the thematic elements that have grown stale over time.
Kevin also may have identified his least favorite episode of the entire series amongst this batch. This may be the podcast episode in which Brad, JUSTIN, and Kevin are at their most divisive!
Continue reading Flooping the Pig – Episode 77: “Hunson”
It’s the beginning of the end as Brad, JUSTIN, and Kevin discuss the first four episodes of Adventure Time’s final season!
The mystery man from the Season 9 finale is revealed, and we learn about his relation to Princess Bubblegum and how he came to be, along with some revelations about some of the candy people. Plus, a classic BMO and Ice King adventure, and some mixed feelings on an episode that disrupted the overall flow of the season’s story arc.
Continue reading Flooping the Pig – Episode 76: “Grumbo”
The gang wraps up the penultimate season of Adventure Time! Discussions revolve around Jake reconciling with change, BMO and Marceline catch up with one another, providing their unique POV’s of recent events, the complicated history of Fionna and Cake, the ticking time bomb known as Sweet P going, and Finn finally dealing with Fern…or does he?
Continue reading Flooping the Pig – Episode 75: “Fionna”
Brad, JUSTIN, and Kevin wrap up the “Elements” mini-series this week, with an unlikely hero saving Ooo from being consumed by candy forever. The crew has some disparate thoughts on the mini-series in general, but there’s no denying that the ramifications of the events have a big effect on what’s to come for the remainder of the show.
Continue reading Flooping the Pig – Episode 74: ‘Marshmeline’
Adventure Time liked the mini-series so much, they did two back-to-back! Hot of the heels of “Islands” we head right into “Elements”, with Brad, JUSTIN, and Kevin covering the first four episodes on the mini-series, plus the Season 9 premiere “Orb” which is a bridge of sorts between the two.
Discussed are dreams and the meaning behind them, some big stuff that foreshadows the end of the series, and Brad once again comparing Adventure Time to whatever he’s currently watching online.
Continue reading Flooping the Pig – Episode 73: “Carroll”