Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 406: Snow Day and Cracking Mrs. Croaker (from Amphibia)

GC13 and David discuss Snow Day and Cracking Mrs. Croaker from Amphibia.

Snow Day loads up Chekhov’s Gun with some sleight of hand, but we’re not mad: those pictures Anne and Sprig took were too darling. Plus, the hibernation episode wasn’t anything like Survival of the Idiots, so that has to count for something.

Plus, Sprig is a popular boy now (boy now, boy now). It’s just too bad Mrs. Croaker doesn’t think so. Now Sprig has to do something DRASTIC.

And while the cicadas may sound nice for a little bit, living with them does start to grate on your ears after a while…

Are You Afraid to Get Meta? OK KO, Let’s Watch the Pilot, and Recontextualization

There was no uproar when OK KO aired Let’s Watch the Pilot, but make no mistake: there was at least a little bit of discomfort. Even though Let’s Watch the Pilot wasn’t canon (or took place in an “alternate universe”, if you prefer), something about it made OK KO fans uncomfortable.

That’s always the danger when you go meta, but in a show like OK KO, your fans are going to have a much higher tolerance for it. Let’s Watch the Pilot was never in any danger, and the show would get meta again later in Your World is an Illusion.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 405: Croak and Punishment and Trip to the Archives (from Amphibia)

GC13 and David discuss Croak and Punishment and Trip to the Archives from Amphibia.

So Anne has finally found out why it’s dangerous to have her hair taste like foliage; Sprig has probably also broken the land speed record. He makes a good bad cop too, though he’d probably make a good good cop as well.

Unfortunately no cicadas made it into the recording, but David did have a frog join him towards the end of the episode.

The Owl House’s Forgotten Reveal: The Legend of Steve

Season 2B of The Owl House has thrown a lot at us. Steve, the living legend, got a face reveal and joined the rebellion, but the very next episode left us on a cliffhanger that people were more interested in what The Owl House had in store for us than what it had just showed us.

But let’s give Steve his due: the man’s come a long way since season one of The Owl House. He has his own voice actor now, and his own character arc too. Steve, you’re the hero The Owl House needs.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 404: Civil Wart and Hop-Popular (from Amphibia)

GC13 and David discuss Civil Wart and Hop-Popular from Amphibia.

Did someone say “Hop Pop episode”? Because Hopediah is becoming a popular man. He’s at least more popular than Hunter. Stupid Hunter. Where would he even be without his fantastic abs?

Whether Toadstool won his election fair and square or not though, at least Hop Pop has his stand back. Thankfully the market survived the shipping war.

Cartoon Network May 2022 Ratings Report

May was a bit of a down month for Cartoon Network’s ratings, but that didn’t stop We Baby Bears from putting up one heck of a fight against Teen Titans Go.

But that wasn’t all Cartoon Network had for us: we also have ratings for Teen Titans Go and DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse. And yes, we even have ratings for the Cartoon Network premier of Aquaman: King of Atlantis!

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 403: Grubhog Day and Hop Pop and Lock (from Amphibia)

GC13 and David discuss Grubhog Day and Hop Pop and Lock from Amphibia.

If you have trouble reading that first title as anything other than “Grubhub Day” then we feel your pain, and we’ve got just the medicine: a groovy electro swing beat from Hop Pop and Lock, minus the electro!

Don’t wonder why the Mayor is back, by the way: it’s more interesting to wonder why he would trust a Plantar of all people not to mess things up. Unless… The plan was always for things to get messed up!

From the Shadows of Kid Cosmic: Who Are the Earth Force?

Season one eventually pits Kid Cosmic and the Local Heroes against the Biker in Black and his Earth Force Enforcement Force. While we know that the Earth Force Enforcement Force enforces the force of the Earth Force though, we never see any other representatives of this Earth Force; Kid Cosmic’s rival, the Biker in Black, is their only representative.

And later seasons of Kid Cosmic never return to the Earth Force. Or do they? The last episode of the series gives us hope that maybe, just maybe, we know who was signing the checks of the Earth Force Enforcement Force, Kid Cosmic’s flashiest foes.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 402: Toad Tax and Prison Break (from Amphibia)

GC13 and David discuss Toad Tax and Prison Break from Amphibia.

Well, it’s official: the plot has come to Wartwood. Three thugs from the tower deputize Anne, but in a startling display of maturity she actually earns the respect of the townsfolk rather than enjoying lording it over them.

Meanwhile at Toad Tower, Sasha introduces everyone to the power of compliments. Use them, people! You’ll catch more flies with honey than vinegar, after all, and you want to keep your frogs well-fed, don’t you?

Ridley From Glitch Techs: Having No Friends Better Than The Owl House and The Ghost and Molly McGee

It happens a lot: we meet a character with no friends, only for them to get some fairly early in the series. That’s okay. But when The Owl House tries to tell me that Luz Noceda has no friends, or when The Ghost and Molly McGee tells me Molly is in ANY way nervous about making friends, that’s going too far. It looks like Glitch Techs is going to have to show Disney how it’s done.

And Ridley is easily the character for Glitch Techs to show off. Yes, we the audience love her, but let’s just say that she’s not ready to join the Glitch Techs team yet. Ridley has had a tough time with friendship in the past, and Glitch Techs isn’t afraid to let her show it either.