It was a pretty good episode, and I loved the ridiculous "origin". If you noticed, there's an inside joke: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's names are "Ernie and Tim", referring to guest voices Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway.
^ I was watching this with my dad, and he caught that lol
I thought this episode was great. It reminded me of the pre-movie MM & BB episodes, which is a good thing. Their "true origin" was really creative and funny. The origin according to the TV was funny, too, in how phoney and unreal they made it.
I thought this was a pretty cool episode! I kind of liked Mermaid Man's version better. The other version (real or not) was pretty funny for how exaggerated it is. The ending was me. And the episode did feel a little rushed. Also, did you guys notice this was the first time we saw animated humans on SB? Overall, I give it a B+
Normally I would write long, complicated paragraphs when I give my thoughts on an episode but I'm finding that difficult to do lately, so I'll give my thoughts as a list instead.
- The Mermaid Man thermometer instantly made me think of the infamous Spongebob thermometer, and I think it's probably an allusion to it. Same with the ukulele. And all the other stuff. I think the writers were acknowledging, and poking fun at, all the merch that Spongebob's face has been on over the years.
- I always love it when MM says "evillll!". The bit where he "screams in pain" later on is hilarious, too.
- "I've got better things to do than watch grown men prance around in ridiculous outfits!"
- Nice animation on the houses being twisted/blown away.
- It was very surreal seeing the human world in a Spongebob cartoon. A tiny part of me thinks the mystery of why MM + BB don't make any sense from a biological standpoint should have been left, well, a mystery ... but I think it was worth it because I liked this episode a lot.
- "Hello? So, what are you wearing?"
- I love how their original names were Tim and Ernie. Although, didn't MM once refer to BB as Kyle in an earlier episode? Oh well. I'm sure only die-hard fans like us will have picked up on that inconsistancy.
- I laughed out loud when the "real" origins story was being explained. It's a combination of every superhero origin clich� going. You've got a scientist, a radioactive ant bite, a vats of acid factory, an alien spaceship, a solar eclipse on a leap year, a bomb testing site, explosions, radium gases, magical storm clouds, lightning, radioactive ooze, an electromagnetic earthquake, a magical crystal with wings, super gamma energy currents ... and we come full circle back to the apartment and in the end, it's overcooked popcorn that causes their super powers. I loved the way BB was referred to as a "sailor looking guy".
My favourite episode in a long time. I got many genuine laughs from this one.
I gotta say I think this is my favorite Mermaidman episode (besides "Mermaidman and Barnacleboy 5") to date. Mermaidman's version of their origin was good but the real one from the tv was hysterical. I loved how rediculous it was! The burnt popcorn causing their transformation after all the other stuff they went through was hilarious. I really laughed a lot during this one. I give it a 9.5/10.
Ugh, I hate my earlier attempts at reviews. Anyway, I still love this one. Good origin and the TV origin is one of the funniest post movie moments of all time. And you gotta love the Batman Begins reference. 8.8/10 (Weird i know, but deal with it)