I Would Have Preferred the Goth Chick: “Grief”

“Death is always pointless. That is the point.”  Anubis

This episode takes place in Hong Kong. I can feel it.

Written by: Brynne Chandler Reaves and Michael Reaves

Original Air Date: December 28, 1995

Introduces: The emir, Anubis

Timeline placement: January 25 – 26, 1996

Location: Giza, Egypt

TMNT episode I could make a very forced comparison to: N/A

 

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Landfill(er): “Junklantis”

“Rule, Britannia, Britannia rules the waves!  I don’t know the words to this stinky song!” Michelangelo

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Written by: Eric Luke

Original Air Date: April 3, 2004

Teaser Narrator: Donatello

Characters and Concepts Introduced: N/A

Gargoyles episodes I could make comparisons to: “Monsters”

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The Stone Gryphon: “M.I.A.”

“We thought you’d died with Griff! Is he here?  Is he with you?”  Leo

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Written by: Robert Cohen

Original Air Date: December 21, 1995

Introduces: Griff, Una, Leo

Timeline placement: 1940; January 23 – 24, 1996

Location:  London, England

TMNT episode I could make a very forced comparison to: “Timing is Everything”

 

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The Penthouse: “City at War” Part Three

“The turtles team up with the Foot? It sounds crazy!”Donatello

“Weasel! The Shredder’s back! Seems the guy doesn’t know when to stay in the morgue.”Boss

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Written by: Ben Townsend

Original Air Date: March 27, 2004

Recap Narrator: Raphael

Characters and Concepts Introduced: N/A

Gargoyles episodes I could make comparisons to: “Avalon”, “Turf”

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The Wedding Bells of Notre Dame: “Sanctuary”

“I’m the monster of Notre Dame.” — Thailog

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Written by: Cary Bates

Original Air Date: December 18, 1995

Introduces: Dominique Destine, Nightstone Unlimited

Timeline placement: January 21 – 22, 1996

Location: Paris, France

TMNT episodes I could make variably forced comparisons to: N / A

Content Note: Domestic Abuse, Rape

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Plug: Fashionable Tinfoil accessories

As y’all have probably realized, progress on this blog tends to be, on the regular, slower than an unfired bullet.  I started this blog back in…2011?, and even with bursts of productivity, I’m still only halfway through both TMNT and Gargoyles‘ second seasons.    Therefore, when I look at somebody who can post things with a modicum of consistency, I seethe with envious rage and resentment.  How dare these fortunate souls exist, who can actually focus on things for more than ten seconds at a time and finish things with relative ease?  When these brilliant superhuman monsters also happen to write about things I’m writing about, and do it well, it makes me feel like, like…well, like the rival in a shonen manga / anime. You know how that goes.

On that note, Vrai Kaiser has been posting reviews of Gargoyles episodes as of late, and despite starting yesterday back in August of this year, they are well on their way to surpassing me, and I both hate and love them for it.  Their recaps are insightful and entertaining, and you should totally check them out at VraiKaiser.com.

 

Iraq: “City at War” Part Two

“My name is Karai, and I am here to restore order to The Foot.”

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Written by: Marty Isenberg

Original Air Date: March 20, 2004

Recap Narrator: Michelangelo

Characters and Concepts Introduced: N/A

Gargoyles episodes I could make comparisons to: “Avalon”, “Turf”

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