Episode 4 -
Okay, right off the bat, the summer fesitval is shown to be themed around lobsters. Based on both this and the episode title, I'm sure that won't come to bite them in the back with disaster or anything.
Man, I cannot get enough of this theme song!
Hey, a second Back to the Future
reference! Doc's hanging from the roof of city hall.
Oh, but of course. It was so urgent that they save the festival balloon as well.
Heh, using Simon Says to instruct robotic behavior. Clever.
After Heatwave fakes being broken down, I half expected him to say "Suckers," when he chuckled after the others left. But I guess that would have been too jerklike for this show.
So... knocking a container of Floatium into the lobster tank, which causes the Floatium to leak into the tank, allows the lobsters to suddenly start flying, when Floatium works almost exactly like ordinary helium? Um, no. Helium does not work like that. Unless there's some sort of chemical explanation given by the Doc pretty soon, then this calls for some serious suspension of disbelief.
Not the bird!
Chief Burns (upon seeing the "Flobsters"
): At least it's not livestock again." WHAAAAAAT!
THAT should have been the focus of this episode. Let's see to flying livestock!
Okay, the Doc explains that the lobsters ingested the Floatium, and that he didn't know it was effective on living tissue. Alright, fine. Oh, and he also mentions having once made spray-on pants. O.o
Crustacean infestation, selfish shellfish, I guess such puns were to be expected.
Oh snap! The mayor was almost electrocuted. Things just got real!
A phone booth?! Griffin Rock is full of all kinds of super advanced technology, and it still has a phone booth!
? What, are they keeping it for Clark Kent or something?
Helium voice jokes. Those never get old!
Looks like there aren't any killer dogs after all.
Oh, poor Heatwave.
This episode was stupid, ridiculous, completely over-the-top... and I loved every moment of it. This was pure guilty pleasure material. I mean, how could you ever expect such a ludicrous idea as flying lobsters to ever be handled good enough to be taken seriously in a show like this without getting too dark? Short answer: You can't. Instead, you have to go all the way to make it be so outrageously silly that it can help but be memorable. And even when the characters
themselves acknowledge how crazy such a thing as flying lobsters is, you can't help but fine a certain charm to the whole thing. Is it so good that it'll make this an award-winning series? Pfft, no. Is it so terrible that it has perpetually scarred this show for life? Not at all. It was just good, old fashioned, B-Movie styled shenanigans and doesn't harm this show in any manner whatsoever.