Cartoon Network July 2020 Ratings Report

It was a month without many premiers, but Teen Titans Go! topped the charts with 806k for The Night Begins to Shine 2. Craig of the Creek’s two episodes got 418k, Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart got 296k, Ninjago got 236k, Apple and Onion got 213k, and Bakugan: Battle Planet got 169k.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 307: The Ground is Lava

GC13 and David discuss The Ground is Lava from Craig of the Creek. No, these creek games aren’t getting any safer.

Well this is a rarity, isn’t it? An episode that zooms out to show that the kids’ fantasy play is just that: fantasy play. Hopefully they don’t make a habit of it.

J.P. gave The Ground is Lava a thumbs up, but we’re really hoping to see a Galactic Kids Next Door crossover happen next.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

She-Ra: The Final Discussion (Part Two)

The Lunar Sea Spire crew cannot let go of She-Ra, but in this final discussion, they must.

The team wraps up their stray thoughts about the series, including the eternal mystery of The She-Ra, Entrapta’s growing list of Horde husbands, and the likelihood that Adora’s spacesuit would have killed her.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 306: Small

GC13 and David discuss Small from Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Hearts.

Don’t let the title confuse you: Small is Shin Mao’s big debut. Shin may not be that impressed by the kingdom or its king, but, well… His son comes out of the episode looking pretty impressive.

While we do get a lovely tour of the kingdom, it’s the monster fight that shines brightly in this episode (at least as brightly as Geraldine).

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Ol’ Blue, or How Mao Mao Got His Therapist

Mao Mao’s issues with his father were severe enough to drive him to torment Ol’ Blue, lest there be a sweetypie who isn’t impressed by Mao Mao. But after Parker Simmons implied that maybe Ol’ Blue was more cunning than he let on, it’s been tough to look at him the same.

So is the best therapist in all of Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart really just that hard to impress, or was he just doing what he had to do to get Mao Mao to get the therapist he needed so badly? Let’s take a look at the bluest of the sweetypies and weigh the evidence.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 305: Pepper’s Blanket Is Missing

GC13 and David discuss Summer Camp Island’s mystery episode: Pepper’s Blanket Is Missing.

Sailors get shore leave, so obviously thieves get sailor leave. Who put that rule into the new camp guide? Oscar was probably there—he’s everywhere. If Lucy were there in boss mode, we’d probably have a very different policy.

Do you need nice attention? Make sure your friends know. All friends should be as nice as the bunch in Summer Camp Island.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

The Cat and Amelia: Infinity Train’s Curious Duo

The mystery of The Cat endures through both books of Infinity Train so far, but perhaps we actually know a little bit more about her than we thought: maybe The Cat was Amelia’s companion back when she was first brought onto the Infinity Train to work out her grief over the loss of Alrick.

Except, as we’ve seen, their story doesn’t end up being a happy one. In the first book of Infinity Train we see that Amelia is quite, quite unkind to The Cat. Still, The Cat is the only denizen working for “The Conductor”, so clearly they have some kind of bond.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 304: BMO

GC13 and David discuss the first episode of Adventure Time: Distant Lands, BMO.

Well, surprises mount upon surprises when watching BMO. When going to distant lands, you don’t expect to see many familiar faces—or familiar feet, in this case. Still, it’s great to have a continuation of Adventure Time, and BMO managed to be an entertaining lead in the debut episode.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

In Defense of Ronaldo, Steven Universe’s Comedic Prophet

Ronaldo might be Steven Universe’s most controversial character—sure, there are characters who get more hate, but they’re unambiguous villains. For whatever reason, Ronaldo’s antics as primary comic relief fail to amuse, and that leaves viewers much less willing to forgive him for his mistakes, even if Steven Universe is all about forgiveness.

So it’s time to take another look at Ronaldo. Does he really deserve his bad reputation, or is Steven Universe safe from having to chalk up another bad guy on its books?

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 303: Children of the Dog

GC13 and David discuss Children of the Dog from Craig of the Creek. We hope it’s not spoiling too much to mention that it’s the return of Brigid (it does have “dog” in the title…).

Not to take anything away from how funny Craig of the Creek usually is, but Children of the Dog is especially hilarious. Oh the gags, and the rapid pacing keeping them flowing so, so well.

Watch out though, We’ve Got Fleas from OK KO has some competition now.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.