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Notes of Space Dandy Season 2 Episode 3

Posted on the 23 July 2014 by Kaminomi @OrganizationASG
Space Dandy Season 2 Episode 3


Last time on Space Dandy Season 2, Dandy saved Meow and QT from the Ukuleleman by surfing on the river of time.

Summary of Space Dandy Season 2 Episode 3

  • Dandy and Meow are in search for food again. However, Dandy’s head accidentally gets teleported to a distant planet thanks to Meow. He then meets an undiscovered fish-alien who is trying to get back to his home planet, which happens to be circling the planet he’s currently on. Meow teleports Dandy’s whole body, then himself, to the planet. They then help the alien get his spaceship to the surface of the planet to ride it to his home planet. Once they arrive, everyone ridicules him, and he then gets exiled again. Distraught, he commits suicide by burning himself to death when the star got too close. Dandy and Meow proceed to eat him after they found their way back to the Aloha Oe.

My Take

  • Disclaimer: If someone can explain to me what I watched, then please, do it. I dare you.

    With that out of the way, I guess I’ll try my best to talk about this episode…

Space Dandy Season 2 Episode 3

Stay chill, people. Don’t end up like Dandy

  • Don’t get the wrong idea; this episode was glorious. It was just an amalgamation of every single idea imaginable for a sci-fi comedy. Basically, Dandy’s head gets beamed to a planet that’s populated with an alien fish who’s trying to get back to his home planet that’s since become a satellite of the planet he’s on. However he, Dandy, and Meow all eventually meet up on the planet, and it and the satellite are at risk of being burned up by the nearby star. Also, Meow is hungry and wants to eat the alien fish. Yeah, somebody actually thought that up!
  • My favorite part about the episode was how it all centered around a transportation device that was put to horrible use. It’s such a creative idea! Think of everything that this flashlight-teleported-thing could have been used for! Instead, it was just used to teleport Dandy to the plot in an amusing way. Then it got destroyed in the end… along with Dr. Gel. At least we know that Dr. Gel is coming back in future episodes, but I doubt this teleporter device will make another appearance, unique as it was.
  • Another thing I loved was the art. There were some instances of the art style deviating from the norm in the last season, so it was only a matter of time before it happened here. Some people probably find it distracting to change the style for an episode, and usually I’d agree with that, but for some odd reason, it seemed to work out very well in this episode. Maybe it’s because the plot was already completely nonsensical, or the fact that everything on the planet Dandy and Meow ended up on was completely minimalistic. Maybe it was just the animators having a little fun. Whatever the reason, I think that it made the episode more interesting.
  • Why I love Dandy is showed here, too. He’s so chill, baby! Even in the face of adversity, he finds a way to just lay down and chill out. I admire him for this laid-back approach. Honestly, it reminds me a lot of…me.
Space Dandy Season 2 Episode 3

This art style makes everyone look like a caricature you’d see in a single panel comic

Space Dandy Season 2 Episode 3


  • An episode like this is conceived by having every member of the creative team write down an idea on a piece of paper, and then throwing every single idea together in an episode. I honestly believe that. Somebody must have put in “Talking Fish”, and somebody else must have put in “Dandy Teleporter Accident”. The rest is history.
  • This has to be the best episode from any show that focuses on the aspect of getting food. The end goal was that Meow wanted food, and after the bizarre events that took place, he finally did get food. Maybe the ending was a little morbid, but at least it was a happy end for Meow.
  • Who came up with “Planet Girlfriend” and “Planet Pushy Boyfriend”? And why is the female fish named Yoko? Is this supposed to be some complicated narrative about Yoko Ono? Maybe.
Space Dandy Season 2 Episode 3

You mean, “I have finally found where I am going to die this week.”

  • “Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby” was amazing. It was amazingly strange, but strange is good. It’s not better than the first two episodes in this season, but it’s not worse. It’s a completely different kind of episode, and the humor came from just how odd this episode was. It’s not serious and it’s not overly funny, but it is a curiosity at the very least.
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