I’ve always loved the episode Root Beer Guy. When Adventure Time gets it right, it gets it really right. But while it’s a great episode and he’s a great character, Root Beer Guy is also Adventure Time’s weirdest tribute to the status quo. He may become captain of the Banana Guard, but Root Beer Guy is also killed off offscreen, only getting an on-screen death a season after the fact. What the heck, Adventure Time?
It’s alright though: that same episode brings him back to life. Root Beer Guy, now Dirt Beer Guy, resumes the old status quo living with Cherry Cream Soda and leaving the Banana Guard to its own devices. You couldn’t have brought a nicer guy back, Adventure Time.