Adventure Time: Little Brother
July 11, 2014 8:03 PM - Season 6, Episode 11 - Subscribe

Shelby the worm gets a new "little brother", Kent, when his butt gets cut off at a party and becomes sentient. Taking Jake's advice on how to be a good older brother, Shelby gives Kent a sword and tells him to go fight bad guys. Kent goes on to have an adventure in the roots of the willow tree.
posted by Small Dollar (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I loved this episode. Great ending.
posted by Catblack at 11:47 PM on July 11, 2014 [2 favorites]

Shelby is the best end-of-episode narrator.
posted by ignignokt at 4:56 AM on July 12, 2014

Also: "I'm gonna do parkour! Parkour! I'm doing parkour!"
posted by ignignokt at 4:56 AM on July 12, 2014 [3 favorites]

This is the first storyboard ever by Madéleine Flores! You can see parallels with her webcomic Help Us Great Warrior! and some of her other comics. I’m really looking forward to seeing her work on Bee and Puppycat.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 7:29 AM on July 12, 2014 [1 favorite]

Oh! I remember her as the author of Witch and Knight! Which quietly went away. I guess this is why!
posted by ignignokt at 7:54 AM on July 12, 2014

The design of the Rat King was really well done.
posted by drezdn at 4:30 PM on July 12, 2014

Felt like a real homage to Secret of NIMH at times.
posted by rikschell at 5:03 AM on July 13, 2014 [3 favorites]

Definitely enjoyed this episode and loved Shelby's incredulous response when Kent sprouted arms and feet. The ending was stupendous with the flowering tree. The Rat King was all sorts of psychedelic and to a degree, I think that made it more threatening. The quests for things was neat, but at the same time, how those things which were won by Kent, were pretty much mundane things for us, mud, bottle cap, etc. It was just a wonderfully scaled down heroic saga.

"I was born yesterday, so I haven't really started worrying about my mortality." -very bad paraphrase. Great stuff.
posted by Atreides at 1:11 PM on July 13, 2014 [3 favorites]

This felt like an epic movie told in 11 minutes (without the rushed feeling some other AT episodes have).
posted by drezdn at 10:47 AM on July 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

a rat king is a snarl of rats who have their tails tied together in a knot.

I really liked this episode!
posted by rebent at 10:00 AM on July 22, 2014

I loved this episode. Shelby's reactions to Kent's transformations were hilarious and I loved that Kent picked the "more noble" choices for the most mundane reasons during his quest.

Also loved that the blacksmith bug was just randomly in bed with Kent.
posted by Julnyes at 11:27 AM on July 29, 2014 [2 favorites]

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