Tony here. Time for the end-of-the-week Sunday Wrap-Up. It’s here that I look back at the week in animation and say what I thought worked, what I thought failed, and what I thought was the best-of-the-best of week. (Note: Yes, I know, it’s not actually Sunday, but I completely forgot yesterday and didn’t wanna rename the whole recurring post because of one delay. So, sorry for the belatedness.) Let’s get started.

On CN Monday, we had new episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, MAD, and The Problem Solverz. Not the best of nights, as each episode felt slightly below average, but out of all of them, The Amazing World of Gumball proved to be the best, with solid jokes, funny new characters, and some simply outstanding animation.

On CN Tuesday, we had new episodes of Scooby Doo, Mystery Inc and The Looney Tunes Show. Mystery Inc. had some fun with a romance-based,  plot and had some typically sharp animation, but nothing really stood out for me. Best of the night was The Looney Tunes Show, which was definitely the show’s best episode–consistently hilarious and better interpretation of the characters.

On Comedy Central Wednesday, we had the new episode of South Park. This episode was spectacular, and hilarious jokes with a really, really clever satire. Since there was no animated shows before or after it, this was clearly the best animated show of the night. Anyone know if Ugly Americans is on hiatus, season break, or just straight-up canceled? I miss it following SP.

On The Hub Saturday, there was a brand new Dan Vs. This was a very funny episode, with some hilarious verbal-and-visual gags, twisted fantasy sequences, and some interesting character development with Chris and Elise. I’m not entirely sure if I can consider this, or the above Comedy Central Wednesday, actual blocks, but until I work something out I’ll consider them some.

On FOX Sunday’s Animation Domination, there were new episodes of Bob’s Burgers, American Dad!, The Simpsons, and Family Guy. Unfortunately, I missed this week’s Animation Domination, so the only thing I was able to catch was Family Guy‘s “It’s a Trap!” special, which is the third Star Wars parody they’ve done. This was probably the worst of the three–as the opening crawl even addresses, the whole thing felt like the writers had simply given up and decided to throw just about anything together. The result is an uneven special that makes up for a very weak first half with a funnier second half. I give it a B-.

So, overall, the Best of the Week was:

  1. Dan Vs. — “The Fancy Restaurant”
  2. South Park — “T.M.I.”
  3. The Looney Tunes Show — “Jailbird and Jailbunny”
  4. The Amazing World of Gumball — “The Third/The Debt”
  5. Regular Show — “Really Real Wrestling”

That’s it for me. Once again sorry for the delay, but be sure to continue reading Toons with Tony, which updates regularly almost every day (sans a few delays, like this one XD).


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