Friday, August 31, 2012

Shirokuma Café - 22

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The moral of today’s episode: Penguins are hard to tell apart.

[HorribleSubs] Polar Bear Cafe - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.52_[2012.08.30_11.18.21]There were some pretty solid gags in these two chapters, but I’d say my favorite moment of the episode was in the Penguin Cards skit when Sasako-san said “Penguin-san!  Penguin-san!”  I don’t know why that struck me so funny, maybe because it was so out of character.  It was in that same sketch that we were re-introduced to the much of the cast from episode 19, with Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie Penguin making their second appearance, along with Penguin-san’s nephew and King Penguin-san’s son.  Even in a country as obsessed with collector cards as Japan, ones featuring penguin species are apparently a tough sell – especially since the species look so much alike that kids (like Panda-kun) tire of trying to tell them apart pretty quickly.  In fact, four real-live penguins at one time was too much for Panda – he parked Penguin-san behind the counter to mitigate confusion.  Those of us hoping we might find out what Penguin-san does for a living (or how he gets in and out of a chair) were alas disappointed.

[HorribleSubs] Polar Bear Cafe - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.26_[2012.08.30_11.19.55]Second chapter is the funnier of the two, bringing the seven penguin lovelies back into the picture.  Sadly, even a penguin himself apparently has a hard time telling penguin girls apart if they’re all the same species, even his own – and the seven Miss Penkos are growing tired of his seven-timing.  Invited on a picnic after he refuses to choose, Penguin-san is desperate for a trick to tell them apart – but predictably the ideas are dumb (Panda) or trolls (Shirokuma) until Sasako-san comes up with the idea of giving them different colored hair ribbons to flag their identities.  I saw the flaw with that scheme barreling down Chuo-Dori for about a mile before it arrived, but it still caught Penguin-san by surprise.  Of course the gag here is the elephant in the room that’s finally acknowledged in then final line of the episode – just remember which one is which and there’s no problem…

Lastly – there was a sort of irony, I thought, to Penguin-san slipping on a banana peel with with seven identical-looking girls by his side…

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1 comment:

  1. The funniest moment for me was when emp penguin went and stood in a corner, hahaha.

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