Watch & Learn: Cowboy Bebop #6

Topic started by No_name_here on Sept. 7, 2010. Last post by Rexic 4 years, 1 month ago.
Post by No_name_here (871 posts) See mini bio Level 11
 Just picture the Maxim interview, with the emboldened quote "Yeah, I love to eat dog food."
 Just picture the Maxim interview, with the emboldened quote "Yeah, I love to eat dog food."

“You might say I’ve been a fan of the blues since I was in my daddy’s sack, if you know what I mean.”

Yes, Fatty. I know you’re referring to your father’s scrotum. Gross.

Maybe it’s a translation issue, but that conversation he and Jet have had to be some of the most awkwardly-phrase “tough talk” I’ve ever encountered. When I hear exchanges like that, I can’t help but picture the voice actors struggling to keep a straight face in the recording booth. You can write this “stuff” but you can’t say it… as the sentiment goes.

I was going to comment on the villain in this episode reminding me of the cute lil’ gangster Hobb in ROBOCOP 2, but  the creepily-precious kid is really a genre onto itself, isn’t it? It seems like there’s a new “evil child” movie every year. Hell, it seemed like every J-horror movie that Hollywood was remaking for that spell had to feature a youngin’ who knew “more than he should know.” I’ve never seen this kind of bad guy get taken down with head shot and a rapid-aging bullet. That, friends, is a first.  

You know, in an odd way, Faye eating the dog chow’s actually endeared her a bit more to me. She might’ve just been a vamp before - - and I still don’t trust her - - but eating pet food gives her a new kind of… vulnerability.  Maybe her heart’s been broken in the past, maybe she’s got a family tragedy in her history… she doesn’t really need to, now. Only crazies and hobos eat dog chow, so there’s definitely something seriously wrong with this broad. And, for once, it’s not the kind of crazy that people find sexy. It's along the lines of, say, waxing rhapsodic about your Dad's nutsack.

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Post by vergilius (147 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Yeah, Faye got baggage.  Consider what the stories about "Poker Alice" that we've heard might mean.  The next episode is fun, but after that I'd say you really start getting into the meat of this show.  Also, I'd love to hear you comment more on the music--it's what keeps me coming back!
Post by Lemegeton300 (300 posts) See mini bio Level 10

its been so long since i saw bepop i cant remember what this episode is about. i remember faye eating the dog chow though, that was pretty funny.

Post by frsty13 (30 posts) See mini bio Level 5
You gotta admit, the harmonica music in this episode is pretty cool.  I'm actually surprised at how little it's mentioned in your reactions to each episode.
Post by frsty13 (30 posts) See mini bio Level 5
On another note, I can understand the dialogue on that part to an extent.  As strange as it sounded, it still had kinda a blues man vibe to it.  Not that I'd expect them to really say that in real life either, but I've been wrong before.  What I really hate about that scene though?  Wtf is up with the animation where they're slapping each other's arms?
Post by endaround (19 posts) See mini bio Level 7
See, I thought the dialog was great there.  The entire point of it was for Jet to make a big enough scene that Fatty couldn't go after the bounty to let Spike sneak around to get him and Fatty responded in kind to keep it from looking like he was there for a bounty.  It supposed to be loud, big, obnoxious and over the top.  It also why there was such large movements.
Post by Jixashauser (3 posts) See mini bio Level 7
Man this show is so awesome, really need to re-watch it!
Post by sgt_match (1 posts) See mini bio Level 3

Fantastic show, and I dig Sympathy for the Devel in particular.  Agreed about Faye eating the dogfood.  Even though she is holding it over Ein's head, it really is the earliest example of her much needed character development
Post by doublezeroduck (16 posts) See mini bio Level 15
Faye is great. She is beautiful 
Post by Jnas (19 posts) See mini bio Level 5

I really enjoyed the "reveal" of her backstory episode.
Post by Synthballs (2 posts) See mini bio Level 5
If it wasn't for Faye, I don't think the show would've worked all that well. She is a great character and it was good to see they used her well in the movie.
Post by ninjadude853 (464 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Faye is easily my least favorite character in this show
Post by vrocket (2 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Cowboy Beebop is one of the best animes around.
Post by ConayR (2 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Eating pet food is not a vulnerability. It's a strength. ;)
Post by vergilius (147 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Reading this again, I'm remembering that I thought the Fatty/Jet dialogue was supposed to be awkward--Jet was trying to keep Fatty occupied and to do this forced himself to make small talk.  About scrotums, apparently.
Post by Rexic (99 posts) See mini bio Level 19
I am either a cold hearted bastard or a good anime fan,but when he said help him,I didnt think for a second that he meant the kid.I knew it was the guy in the wheelchair.
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