Quick Take: Adventure Time, “The Monster”
LSP gets an episode to her self.
Review: The Adventure, “The Monster”
(S0306) Oh my gob! Oh my gob! Oh my gob! Lumpy Space Princess (LSP) returns to the lumpin' series! Our deliciously purple-and-plump diva is sought out by Finn and Jake. LSP's parents miss their daughter and entrust Finn and Jake with the daily MacGuffin (a pack of sandwiches) to persuade her to come home. Finn and Jake's journey takes them to a land of petite fat people. That's not an oxymoron; they really are small fat people. A monster has devoured their crops and they request the help of our adventurous duo. The two investigate only to discover LSP is the culprit.
LSP is a well known fan-favorite of the series and another episode dedicated to her was bound to happen. She embodies all the annoying tendencies of our teenage years: our angst, our emo-ness, our scene kidness. She collects all of it in her lumps and this episode develops more of her character. It also resolves an ongoing conflict between LSP and her parents. LSP is the queen of drama in the land of Oo and seeing her find drama in the most primal of things — such as a pack of wolves for example — makes her an interesting protagonist for an episode.
The episode follows the typical cycle: Finn and Jake encounter a problem, they receive the daily MacGuffin, they confront the problem, a twist, more complications, and the return of the MacGuffin solves the problem. What spices up the formula this week is the presence of LSP and her knack for drama. LSP is the kind of teenager you wouldn't want to meet in real life. She exaggerates everything, and if she were human, she would probably end up in a trailer home raising ten kids at her hip. But that's the fun of it all. She's like Karen from Will and Grace--you don't want to meet her in real life, but she gives you so much laughs you don't care.
The conflict is resolved when LSP experiences an epiphany about the little fat people; they only want to raise food for her kids. Seeing her parents' basket of sandwiches brings her to tears and she finally confronts them. She will probably start more drama again, but hey, it's a lumpin' improvement. Oh my gob! I can't wait for next week's episode.