Knuckles is a show that exists

Schaffrillas Productions
2 May 202409:22

Summary

TLDRThe video script is a review of a Sonic the Hedgehog spin-off series focusing on Knuckles, which unfortunately does not live up to the reviewer's expectations. The reviewer expresses disappointment with the series' overemphasis on the human character Wade Whipple, at the expense of the titular character Knuckles. Despite Knuckles being a mentor figure to Wade, the show often sidelines him, especially during the second half. The reviewer appreciates some elements, such as the human antics from the previous movies and a particularly creative and humorous rock opera sequence in episode 4. However, they criticize the excessive focus on Wade's personal life and bowling aspirations, which detracts from the Sonic universe's appeal. The series is given a rating of 5 out of 10, with the reviewer promising a review of 'Pikmin' in the next video. The script also humorously includes a promotional segment for Surfshark VPN, suggesting its use could have altered the series' plot.

Takeaways

  • 🎬 The reviewer gave the first Sonic movie a rating of 6 out of 10, considering it 'cute' and 'okay'.
  • 🎬 The second Sonic film was rated higher at 7 out of 10, being described as 'a vast improvement' and 'consistently more entertaining'.
  • 😕 The Knuckles show did not meet the reviewer's expectations, being labeled as 'bafflingly misguided'.
  • 😅 The reviewer humorously expresses their reluctance to review the Knuckles show, especially during Greek Orthodox Easter.
  • 🚦 The main character focus of the Knuckles show is on Wade Whipple, not Knuckles, which was unexpected and disappointing for the reviewer.
  • 🎭 The reviewer appreciates the 'wacky campy fun' of the human elements in the Sonic movies but feels the Knuckles show overemphasizes this aspect.
  • 😑 Wade Whipple's character is not found to be particularly entertaining or funny by the reviewer, lacking the 'comedic sauce'.
  • 🏌 The show's plot heavily revolves around bowling and Wade's personal issues, which the reviewer finds uninteresting.
  • 🤔 The reviewer questions the logic behind creating a show titled 'Knuckles' that does not focus on Knuckles.
  • 👎 The reviewer rates the Knuckles show a 5 out of 10, citing a lack of character development and an overemphasis on less interesting aspects.
  • 🎉 The standout episode for the reviewer is episode 4, which features a creative and humorous rock opera dream sequence.

Q & A

  • What is the reviewer's rating for the first Sonic movie?

    -The reviewer gave the first Sonic movie a rating of 6 out of 10, describing it as 'cute' and 'okay fine'.

  • What was the reviewer's opinion on the second Sonic film?

    -The second film received a higher rating of 7 out of 10 from the reviewer, who found it to be a vast improvement and more consistently entertaining.

  • How does the reviewer feel about the focus on the human character Wade Whipple in the Knuckles show?

    -The reviewer is not opposed to focusing on a human character but feels that the show overemphasizes Wade Whipple at the expense of the titular character, Knuckles.

  • What is the reviewer's opinion on the show's handling of the character Knuckles?

    -The reviewer is disappointed with the limited screen time and focus on Knuckles, especially considering the show is titled after him.

  • How does the reviewer describe the comedic performance of the actor playing Wade Whipple?

    -The reviewer feels that the actor playing Wade Whipple does not have the 'comedic sauce' and that his performance tries too hard, resulting in a lack of laughter.

  • What is the reviewer's stance on the inclusion of a rock opera sequence in episode 4?

    -The reviewer praises the rock opera sequence in episode 4 as creative, funny, and off-the-wall, stating it's almost worth watching the entire show for this scene alone.

  • What is the reviewer's overall rating for the Knuckles show?

    -The reviewer gives the Knuckles show a rating of 5 out of 10, indicating that while it wasn't the worst thing they've seen, it fell apart by the end.

  • Why does the reviewer think the show could have been better?

    -The reviewer believes the show could have been better if the main character, Wade Whipple, had a more engaging and humorous personality, similar to a Jack Black level performance.

  • What is the reviewer's opinion on the show's handling of the bowling plot?

    -The reviewer is not against the idea of a bowling plot but criticizes the show for not incorporating Knuckles into the bowling competition as expected.

  • How does the reviewer describe the other human characters in the show?

    -The reviewer's opinion on the other human characters ranges from 'fine' to 'kind of bad', with specific mentions of liking the Princess Bride cat returns Baron and finding Wade's sister insufferable.

  • What promotional message is included in the script?

    -The script includes a promotional message for Surfshark VPN, highlighting its features such as location spoofing, security alerts, unlimited device usage, and a special deal with a promo code for the viewers.

Outlines

00:00

😀 Introduction and Expectations for 'Knuckles' Show

The speaker begins by mentioning their late review due to being on vacation. They provide a brief recap of their opinions on the previous two Sonic movies, rating the first as 'cute' with a 6 out of 10 and the second as a significant improvement with a 7 out of 10. The speaker expresses their hope that the Knuckles show would at least match the quality of the second film. However, they are disappointed to find the show misguided and not living up to their expectations. The focus of the show is heavily on the human character Wade Whipple, with Knuckles appearing only intermittently. The speaker questions the decision to create a show titled 'Knuckles' when the character Knuckles is not prominently featured throughout the episodes, especially considering the cost of CGI. They also discuss their general acceptance of a human focus in Sonic media but find the execution in this show excessive and detracting from the Sonic experience. The speaker concludes that while they don't require a heavy Sonic presence, the human elements in this show do not deliver the comedic impact they were hoping for, with the actor playing Wade not meeting the comedic standards they believe are necessary for the show's premise.

05:01

😕 Critique of Character Focus and Episodes Ranking

The speaker continues with a critique of the character focus in the show, expressing dissatisfaction with the lack of Knuckles' presence, especially during pivotal moments like the bowling contest. They argue that the show heavily favors Wade Whipple's story over Knuckles', despite the title suggesting otherwise. The speaker also comments on the quality of the episodes, ranking them from worst to best, with episode five being the most disappointing due to its minimal focus on Knuckles. They highlight episode four for its unique and creative 'rock opera dream sequence,' which they found to be a standout moment in the series. The speaker acknowledges that while they don't need Knuckles to be physically present for enjoyment, the show needs to be good overall, which they feel it isn't outside of the mentioned episode. They end their summary by mentioning an upcoming review of 'Pikmin' and promoting Surf Shark VPN for its various features, including security alerts and unlimited device usage.

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💡Surf Shark VPN

Surf Shark VPN is a virtual private network service mentioned in the script as a sponsor. VPNs allow users to encrypt their internet connection and may appear as if they are browsing from a different location, which can be useful for accessing region-restricted content. In the context of the video, Surf Shark VPN is advertised for its ability to trick browsers into thinking the user is in another country, thus accessing exclusive content.

💡Greek Orthodox Easter

Greek Orthodox Easter is a religious holiday that is part of the Eastern Orthodox Church's liturgical calendar. It is mentioned in the script as a significant event coinciding with the reviewer's need to watch and review the 'knuckles show,' adding a layer of personal context to the reviewer's experience.

💡Knuckles

Knuckles is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, and the script discusses a show that is supposedly centered around this character. However, the reviewer expresses disappointment that Knuckles is not the main focus of the show, which is a key point of critique in the video.

💡Wade Whipple

Wade Whipple is a character from the Sonic film franchise who is highlighted as the main human character in the 'knuckles show.' The reviewer criticizes the show for focusing too much on Wade's personal story at the expense of Knuckles, which detracts from the show's appeal for fans expecting a Knuckles-centric narrative.

💡CGI

CGI, or computer-generated imagery, refers to the creation of visual content or special effects through computer-generated techniques. In the context of the video, the reviewer speculates that the reduced screen time of Knuckles in the show might be due to the expense of CGI, which is a common consideration in film and television production.

💡Olive Garden

The reference to Olive Garden in the script is part of the reviewer's commentary on the human elements of the Sonic movies. It likely refers to a scene or character associated with the restaurant chain, used as an example of the 'wacky campy fun' that the reviewer appreciates in the Sonic film franchise.

💡Bowling

Bowling is a recurring theme in the 'knuckles show' as discussed in the script. It is mentioned as a plot device that becomes central to the story, particularly in the later episodes. The reviewer finds this focus on bowling, rather than Knuckles, to be a significant drawback of the show.

💡Rock Opera

A rock opera is a genre that combines rock music with narrative elements, often told through a series of songs. In the script, the reviewer describes a standout episode that features a rock opera dream sequence, which they found to be creative, funny, and memorable despite the overall critique of the show.

💡Promo Code

A promo code is a code that customers can use to receive discounts or special offers. In the context of the video, a promo code ('relis') is provided for Surf Shark VPN, which the viewer can use to get a discount on the VPN service. This is part of the promotional content within the script.

💡VPN Alert System

A VPN alert system, as mentioned in the script, is a feature of Surf Shark VPN that notifies users if their email address or password has been compromised in data leaks. This is an important security feature that adds value to the VPN service by providing an additional layer of protection for users.

Highlights

Funding for the show is provided by Surfshark VPN, offering a service that allows users to access exclusive content from different countries.

The reviewer took a vacation and returned to review the Knuckles show.

The first Sonic film received a rating of 6 out of 10, while the second film was rated 7 out of 10.

The reviewer expresses disappointment with the Knuckles show, stating it did not meet expectations.

The main character of the Knuckles show is Wade Whipple, not Knuckles.

Knuckles disappears for large stretches of the episodes, especially in the second half.

The reviewer is not opposed to focusing on a human character but feels the show overemphasizes Wade.

Wade's character is not found to be particularly entertaining or funny by the reviewer.

The reviewer suggests that a more comedic performance, like that of Jack Black, would have improved the show.

Episode 4 is criticized for focusing on Wade and excluding Knuckles for most of the episode.

The reviewer praises the rock opera dream sequence in episode 4 for its creativity and humor.

The reviewer rates the Knuckles show a 5 out of 10, indicating it was not a strong entry in the Sonic franchise.

The reviewer promises the next video will be a review of Pikmin.

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Surfshark offers an alert system to notify users if their email address or password is compromised.

Surfshark is unlimited, allowing use on multiple devices simultaneously, which is unique among VPNs.

A promotional code is offered for Surfshark VPN, providing a discount and additional months for free.

Surfshark VPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing for cancellation and refund if not satisfied.

Transcripts

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surf shark VPN tune until the end to

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find out about their amazing service hey

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gang sorry if this is a little late I

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was actually on a little vacation when

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the show dropped and let me tell you

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nothing says vacation's over quite like

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having to review the knuckles show and

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that's on top of this coming Sunday

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being Greek Orthodox Easter like you're

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telling me I have to spend Greek Holy

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Week reviewing the knuckles Show Jesus

00:25

didn't die for this okay real quick

00:27

here's a refresher on my thoughts on the

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previous two Sonic movies because

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honestly sometimes even I forget I

00:32

reviewed them the first film was cute I

00:34

guess it was okay fine 6 out of 10 the

00:38

second film was a vast Improvement that

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I found consistently more entertaining

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and I'm pretty fond of it 7 out of 10 I

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don't know man the bar isn't really that

00:46

high for these movies but I at least

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hope that Knuckles would be on par with

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the second film now that this franchise

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has gotten the first film Growing Pains

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out of the way and boy howdy did this

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not live up to my reasonably set

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expectations nothing isn't a terrible

01:01

show but it is a bafflingly misguided

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one I don't quite understand how someone

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could say that this is the worst piece

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of Sonic media they've ever seen like

01:11

are you sure about that really with that

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said it's probably the least Sonic

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related Sonic media I've ever seen well

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yeah obviously because it's a spin-off

01:22

about Knuckles so Sonic isn't really in

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it all that much right oh oh buddy did

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you think this show titled knuckles was

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going to be about Knuckles that's so

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funny anyway yeah the main character is

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pretty unambiguously Wade Whipple the

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cop friend from the previous two movies

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going to be honest I don't remember a

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single thing he did in either of them

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but now he's pretty much the most

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focused on human character in the entire

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Sonic film franchise we learn in

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excruciating detail his family life his

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quote unquote tragic backstory his

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aspirations to be an amazing in bowler

02:00

and win over the affections of his

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estranged father and also Knuckles is

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there sometimes no seriously emphasis on

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the sometimes Knuckles will just

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disappear for large stretches of the

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episodes especially in the second half

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of the show I guess CGI is expensive or

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whatever but like then why did you make

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a show about Knuckles if you can't show

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Knuckles that much in the knuckles show

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the thing is I'm not even opposed to the

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idea of focusing on a human character in

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theory I'm not the world's biggest Sonic

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fan so I personally don't really care

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about not seeing Sonic lore on the big

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screen plus I actually kind of like the

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human Antics from the first two movies I

02:36

like Olive Garden guy I like the

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ridiculous wedding subplot in the second

02:40

movie Hell agent stone is one of my

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favorite characters in this universe the

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human stuff in these movies is some

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wacky campy fun I can get behind but

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this this is just way too much of it it

02:53

completely overtakes the entire show and

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it feels like you're getting ripped off

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I might have been fine with it if Wade

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was just this super entertaining and

03:00

funny character but like he really isn't

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I don't find him annoying or anything

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and some of his jokes or deliveries will

03:07

get a chuckle out of me but I don't know

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I feel bad saying it but this actor just

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doesn't have the comedic sauce I look at

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all the wacky Expressions he makes

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throughout the episodes and think I

03:19

should be laughing at this why am I not

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I don't know it's really hard to

03:24

differentiate what makes a comedic

03:25

performance work really well versus one

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that's just trying too hard and I think

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this unfortunately falls into the ladder

03:32

Camp if this guy gave like a Jack Black

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Level comedic performance then the show

03:37

would have been significantly better and

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I know that's an insane bar to expect

03:40

out of any actor but that is kind of

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what you need to make a knuckle show

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that isn't even about Knuckles work like

03:49

seriously it is impossible to argue that

03:51

Knuckles is the main character of this

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series Wade gets everything this is his

03:56

journey and his story where Knuckles is

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is just a mentor to him the first

04:01

episode gives them equal screen time and

04:03

makes you believe otherwise but by those

04:05

last two episodes oh man is the Wade

04:08

takeover ever so complete I don't even

04:11

mind that it's a plot about bowling cuz

04:13

I figured they were going to incorporate

04:14

Knuckles into the bowling competition

04:16

and that could be pretty fun but no he's

04:18

just not there during the bowling

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contest scenes it's all Wade always has

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beenin what kind of stupid ass chicanery

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is this I guess I can say that when

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Knuckles is allowed to be in scenes he's

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pretty good I like him warming up to the

04:32

idea of training Wade it's cute when he

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learns about Judaism or whatever the

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other human characters range from fine I

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guess to kind of bad I liked The

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Princess Bride cat returns Baron as

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Wade's father his mother was pretty

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decent too and sometimes kid cuy was

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funny but this other evil lady working

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with him is overacting so hard that it's

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kind of a joke the main villain is

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incredibly boring and unmemorable and oh

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my God Wade's sister in this is

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insufferable most of this show didn't

05:00

get on my nerves but I could feel my

05:02

life force draining away with every line

05:05

delivery out of her she sucks if I had

05:08

to rank the episodes five is the worst

05:11

and six isn't far behind because they

05:12

just give up in terms of pretending this

05:14

show is about anything other than

05:16

bowling and daddy issues then episode

05:19

three was fine I guess two was also fine

05:22

even if they did Play Holding Out for a

05:23

Hero for the billionth time for the love

05:25

of God stop it none of you will ever be

05:27

Shrek to just give up then there was

05:30

episode 1 pretty decent and a solid

05:32

start oh yeah did I forget any

05:35

episodes nope because the main thing I

05:37

remember reading about this show on

05:39

Twitter before I saw it was that episode

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4 was the worst one it got rid of

05:45

knuckles for most of the episode and

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fully became about Wade first of all Are

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you seriously not going to throw that

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complaint at episode 5 when Knuckles

05:53

chills in a hotel room for most of it

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second if you seriously think that

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episode 4 was the worst one then you are

06:00

weak and will not survive the winter

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this is the kind of weird I crave

06:06

from the human plot lines in these

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movies this entire rock opera dream

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sequence is so creative so funny so

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off-the-wall batshit insane that it's

06:17

almost worth watching this entire show

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just for this scene and it's not even

06:21

irrelevant to Knuckles character like

06:23

the bowling stuff is like this is

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knuckle story being told just in an

06:27

indirect hilarious way the amount of

06:30

effort they put into this insane idea

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deeply and profoundly terrifies me but

06:37

you know what I really think it was

06:38

worth it in the end this is undoubtedly

06:41

the standout of the whole series and

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it's the one thing I could see myself

06:45

coming back to to watch again the sheer

06:48

Insanity of this rock opera sequence

06:50

also pairs really well with the insanely

06:52

goofy Duel at the end of the episode see

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I'm telling you I do not need Knuckles

06:57

to be physically present to get

06:58

enjoyment out of this show the show just

07:00

needs to be good and it kind of isn't

07:03

outside of this one great episode and

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the incredibly sparse moments where

07:07

Knuckles actually shows up overall the

07:09

Wade Show featuring Knuckles isn't the

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worst thing I've ever seen and I mostly

07:13

vibed with it enough in the first four

07:15

episodes but man it really falls apart

07:18

by the end and makes you ask what the

07:20

point was I know way more about Wade

07:23

Whipple than I ever wanted to yet I

07:26

still don't feel like I know this

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incarnation of Knuckles that well is

07:29

it's just BL 5 out of 10 okay next video

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is 100% going to be my Pikmin for review

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at long last I promise it's a coming

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[Music]

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[Applause]

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