During my Christopher Walken-esque stuttering about the “humanness” of Arakawa in part 1 of the Fall ’10 preview of Waffle Radio, I announced that I would take on the helm of Arakawa Under the Bridge. However, because I would like to be the Pied Piper of Arakawa that leads everyone to this brilliant show under the bridge, I am going to give you a full run-down of Season 1. It gives me great honor to introduce to you the Badass Noob Skillet’s Guide to Arakawa Under the Bridge Season 1. Read the rest of this entry →
May 30, 2010 in Arakawa Under the Bridge
The episode starts with a flashback of when Ric was younger. It was Parent’s Day and Ric had written a speech about his father. He titled it “Dreams.” Even though his father was the first to clap for him while in the classroom, on the ride home he didn’t seem to like it at all. He even told him to do it again. Ric thinks back saying he didn’t even want to talk about his dreams. He feels he’s showing his dad some resistance.
May 24, 2010 in Arakawa Under the Bridge
Episode 52: Teacher Under the Bridge:
So Ric is finally setting up his new “job” as being the school teacher for under the bridge and finally getting rid of his title as a leech given to him by Star. It doesn’t exactly get off to a good start. His only students in attendance are the Metal Brothers and his lover Nino. Ric doesn’t let it bother him of course. His first attempt at teaching is about rules and manners. The Metal Brothers have no clue what “rules” or “manners” are and question if they even have to learn it. They also question about “common sense.” They ask Nino if she knows common sense and were surprised when she replied by saying she knew about 5 or so. Of course her common sense are neither common or makes sense. Once again Ric gives off his WTF face but tries to endure it all as usual. When he tried to explain the reason of rules and manners with it being the distinction of play and study, the Metal Brothers mentioned they had learned all about it from “big-sister” Stella. Once again, the advice that they learned was not the common sense Ric was going for.