Adventure Time: I Remember You
February 23, 2016 10:02 AM - Season 4, Episode 25 - Subscribe

Ice King visits Marceline to ask for help in creating a song to attract princesses, but Marceline struggles to deal emotionally with his presence.
posted by paper chromatographologist (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I found this episode surprisingly moving. I'm glad I stuck with the series to this point.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 10:04 AM on February 23, 2016

I'm not quite sure of the timeline of it, but I remember this as the episode where I went from "Adventure Time is fun" to "OH MY GOD THIS SHOW." I love how complicated it all is -- The Ice King is kind of creep, but Marcy loves him because he remember who he was. Also, poor Marcy -- she's one of the only actual "grown-ups" on this show (by that I mean, well, she's 1,000 years old, but she's also someone who knows who she is and is comfortable with it).

Just how sensitively this show handled all of this in 11 minutes was amazing! This episode is so good.

(I have switched to Steven Universe as "show I'm impossibly obsessed about" but Adventure Time did and still means a lot to me and I still love it.)
posted by darksong at 7:35 PM on February 23, 2016 [3 favorites]

The Jurassic Bark of Adventure Time
posted by whuppy at 5:00 AM on February 24, 2016

Yeah, this one re-contextualizes everything. The Ice King becomes so sad it colors all of his silly stuff in other episodes. He's not just this goofy old villain, he's a good man who has lost his mind. He doesn't even know why he keeps following Marceline around, or that he's doing it. Man, the music in this episode.

I don't know if I'd say Marceline is the only grown-up exactly, but it's true that everybody else seems to be a child and she seems... older. (Even PBG kind of seems more like a bossy, precocious kid than an adult.) It's like Marceline's been kind of frozen as a moody, troubled 16-year-old, ALMOST a grown up, forever.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 5:55 PM on February 24, 2016 [2 favorites]

Although, come to think of it, Jake seems grown-up in a way. He's kind of an immature, irresponsible grown-up and he CAN be childish, but I think of him more as a Baloo the Bear/Bill Murray character than a kid.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 6:41 PM on February 24, 2016 [3 favorites]

Yes, definitely. Especially in Jake's relationship with Lady Rainicorn. They seem much more "adult" than Finn. Maybe because 1 human year is 7 dog years?
posted by fiercecupcake at 7:24 AM on February 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

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