Because Everyone Loves a Callback: Hilda’s Jorts Incident

As an episodic series, Hilda sends its characters off on different adventures not connected by a tight story arc. That’s not to say that it doesn’t matter what order you watch Hilda’s episodes in—it definitely does.

Take The Jorts Incident for example: it brings back the tide mice from Hilda’s first season to tell another story with them, while at the same time showing us how Frida has grown as a witch since earlier in the season.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 344: Mom Soon

GC13 and David discuss Mom Soon from Summer Camp Island.

So, Skadi punches clouds and craves her mother’s approval, while Hedgehog boils pianos and doesn’t care much about her mother’s approval. It seems like there are some lessons that can be taught here, even if it ends up putting Hedgehog in debt.

And yes, there’s also more fuel for the retcon fire.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Brigid’s Return: Craig of the Creek’s Children of the Dog

Brigid was one of Craig of the Creek’s one-episode characters for over two years, but The Children of the Dog finally brought her back. No longer a cult leader, Brigid seems to have gone mainstream by becoming the creek version of a televangelist.

It’s not a direction I saw coming, but Brigid remains. Do you think Craig of the Creek could bring her back for a third episode?

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 343: Adventures in Pet Training

GC13 and David discuss Adventures in Pet Training from Glitch Techs.

Do you think with your thumper, or your thinker? That is to say: what is a glitch but a– Wait, wrong episode!

Delve deep into the philosophy of clones and software this episode, thanks to the wonders of science-fiction. Also, if 2016’s Ghostbusters and Wreck-It Ralph are being referenced in cartoons now, does that make us old?

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Cartoon Network March 2021 Ratings Report

Cartoon Network continued in March as it did in February, giving us weekly premiers of Teen Titans Go, Total Dramarama, Craig of the Creek, and Bakugan: Battle Planet.

The big difference this month was the premier of Elliott From Earth, getting brand new episodes each weekday morning starting at the end of the month.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 342: The Nightmare Begins

GC13 and David bring doom to the podcast by discussing the first episode of Invader Zim: The Nightmare Begins.

If you’ve never seen Invader Zim, if you’ve never seen The Nightmare Begins, then do yourself a favor and treat yourself. It was the perfect first episode for Invader Zim, and Invader Zim itself is still a series well worth starting even after twenty years.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Infinity Train’s Dark Secret: The Mirror World and Reflection Enforcement

Reflection Enforcement was a villainous presence in Infinity Train for an entire season, but we’ve only ever met two of their enforcers: Mace and Sieve. What they’ve left us with is evidence of a dark conspiracy.

Not only is the Mirror World probably the worst place to live in all of Infinity Train, things are probably far worse than your average reflection thinks…

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 341: Space Invasion

GC13 and David discuss Space Invasion from Summer Camp Island.

Oscar is a great host, but it really breaks him down. Perhaps his mother set too good an example? Much like Hedgehog’s mother also set a pretty high (low?) bar for Hedgehog to tackle. It’s no wonder the King made the decision he did…

And you know what? We want to stay at the fun cabin too!

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Tiger Millionaire: Steven Universe’s (First) Wrestling Episode

Steven Universe only took nine episodes to give us Tiger Millionaire, its first wrestling episode and quite possibly GC13’s favorite episode of the series. But if GC13 loved Tiger Millionaire before he ever watched wrestling, it’s possible that you too love the episode without appreciating the care that went into making Steven Universe’s first wrestling episode.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 340: Flyaway

GC13 and David discuss Flyaway from Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart.

So, we learned that dentists in the Pure Heart Valley are scary. Also about the existence of the schnepp realm (resemblances to Jon Schnepp probably not coincidental).

But mostly we’ve learned that there’s no problem Badgerclops can’t run away from in the end.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.