Beautiful tribute to Mrs. K in tonight’s new episode, The Man Who Grew Too Much.
Happened to pause on this precise frame of animation (because the film on my microwave
dinnerbrunch isn’t going to peel itself back am I right? You guys? Because like seriously if there’s a version of those meals with self-peeling corners you have to tell me right now) and had a horrified, visceral reaction to the an-bom-ination* that befell me. From the missing vital body parts to Ned appearing to hide behind his own sweater, I find pretty much everything about this profoundly disturbing. All I want to do is help. The fact that the audio commentary** completely ignores it sickens me.
So I guess my empathy jurisdiction has extended to include off-model cartoon characters from the early nineties now. Good to know. If I ever try to watch an old episode of Rocko’s Modern Life you may never hear from me again.
*At last, a new term for animation errors COINED! THOSE T-SHIRT SALES ARE ALLLLL MINE!
**I listen to the audio commentary on everything I’ve ever seen — sometimes multiple times, even. I think it’s because I’m hoping to hear the one piece of sage writing advice that suddenly makes the whole process click for me and from that point on the art form becomes an effortless affair. The worst part about this sad, misguided delusion is that I’m pretty sure by this point I’ve already heard all the best advice there is to get.
larry the looter
Ha ha, I’m pretty sure the guy in the background with the glasses and big mustache is producer Richard Sakai