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Notes of Space Dandy Episode 4

Posted on the 29 January 2014 by Kaminomi @OrganizationASG
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Space Dandy is a dandy with the undead!

  • Last week on Space Dandy, Dandy and his crew fought back the Deathgerian in an attempt to get their lost Boobies card back.

Summary of Space Dandy Episode 4:

  • After capturing a strange alien, the crew tries to figure out what it is. In the process of doing so, Meow gets bitten by the alien. The next day, Meow becomes sluggish, so the crew admits him into a hospital, where he deteriorates into a zombie and starts turning the rest of the patrons into zombies. Dandy and QT try to rescue him, but then decide it’s best to save themselves. They, however, become zombies. Dandy, Mew, and QT then try to adjust to the hard life of being a zombie.

My Take:

  • Somehow, this has been the craziest episode of the series so far.
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Yeah, Dandy. They want to hug you. And kiss you. And eat you

  • We’ve seen Dandy tackle giant aliens, hit squads, and other dimensions before now. But zombies? Did anyone see that coming? I sure didn’t, but I’m not one to complain when zombies take over a perfectly strange show. I know that the whole zombie thing is such a giant cliché nowadays, so it was nice to see a show go out and make fun of it in the way I saw here.
  • Even though this was probably the funniest episode so far, it seems a little out of place. In all the other episodes, there was a first, second, and third act. Here, it felt a little off. It was almost as if the premise of the episode was formed out of one idea that was never expanded upon. But seriously; that doesn’t make the episode any less humorous.
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It might be some unfortunate foreshadowing to the events that are about to unfold…

  • The first half of the show was pretty good. Dandy fighting off zombies in an infested hospital was surely a sight to behold. But the second half took it all in a new direction; Dandy and his crew become zombies! And the rest of the episode turns into their daily lives as zombies! I’ve never seen anything like that done before. And it was pulled off in a way that was hilarious, yet strangely interesting. Almost as if it were a nature documentary.
  • Since Meow miraculously survived the events of the last episode, and seeing as how Dandy and crew were turned into zombies in this episode, I’d say that it’s safe to assume that continuity isn’t going to be the main focus of the series. Sure, the Gogol Empire subplot is still in the background, but it’s very downplayed. Their involvement is the entire basis of any sort of continuity in the show at this point. Usually, I would complain about this. But I’ve come to the conclusion that Space Dandy isn’t trying to be anything other than weekly entertainment. It’s a show that tries to be a comedy and tries to make us laugh every week, and I’d say it’s doing its job perfectly.
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Dandy defeated a boob monster. I think he can overcome this as well

  • All of the classic zombie references were a ton of fun. The cravings for raw meat, the sluggishness… This is how a parody on a trending fad in pop-culture should be done.
  • I never thought I’d see so many Day of the Dead references in Space Dandy. Seriously, I didn’t see it coming. It even says “Directed by George Romero”, if there were any doubts. The reference that most zombies like to congregate in malls… wow. The inner horror-film junkie inside of me swoons!
Just in case anyone didn't understand who this episode was inspired by

Just in case anyone didn’t understand who this episode was inspired by

  • This is just another prime example on how to make a comedy anime. “Sometimes You Can’t Live With Dying, Baby” is yet another reason why Space Dandy is such a joy for me to watch and write about on a weekly basis. Even though the story was a bit lacking, the episode was stupid and funny, and that’s good enough for me.

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