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Watch & Learn: COWBOY BEBOP #11 SPECIAL VIDEO EDITION

Cowboy Bebop vs. Alien! I love it!

  Do you figure Edward could defeat THIS alien intruder as easily she did the one in this episode?
 Do you figure Edward could defeat THIS alien intruder as easily she did the one in this episode?

This show just keeps getting better. I’m so pleased that COWBOY BEBOP’s expanding its focus. Last episode had more emotional depth and this one harped one the hard lessons we all have to learn sometime in our lives. Harmless entertainment is all well and good, but you truly have to appreciate a show that tackles real, topical issues in such an unflinching way.   Problems that affect all of us… the young and old, the rich and the poor, the meek and mighty… and lessons that everyone should apply to their own lives.

That message, of course, is… 

DON’T LET STUFF SIT IN THE FRIDGE!

I’d put an addendum on that and say that you should never trust unsealed food from a street vendor, either. No matter how tasty it smells. I had what you might call a very… colorful experience with food poisoning about a year ago after I got some grub from a taco stand.  So I could relate, quite viscerally, to the bodily horrors that the Bebop’s crew went through in this episode.

  This ain&squot;t no "heavy metal queen" here either.
 This ain't no "heavy metal queen" here either.

I might’ve missed whatever movie homages were in the last episode, but if you can’t see the strong tributes to the ALIEN trilogy here, then you need to run over to your video store or your library or your Netflix account immediately and watch the box set. Of course, no ALIEN movie ended with a punchline like  this did. All that terror, all that infection… and Edward just eats the monster like it’s jello. Ay-oh! I hope she brings box of matches with her when she goes to the john tomorrow.

As a special treat, in lieu of this show being streamed online, I figured I’d show you Anime Vice lunatics what my “viewing experience” is like. Just to make it even more bizarre, Whiskey's superstar intern, Lemon, has invaded my thoughts and taken over as the voice of my head for this video. It's sort of like I'm his conduit... brace yourself...

     

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of  HYBRID BASTARDS! &  UNIMAGINABLE . Order them on Amazon  here  &  here .

CesarOnlyon Sept. 30, 2010 at 11:29 a.m.
"if you can’t see the strong tributes to the ALIEN trilogy here, then you need to run over to your video store or your library or your Netflix account immediately and watch the box set. "
 
Yes sir! *runs off*
damswedonon Sept. 30, 2010 at 11:44 a.m.
Great now I can't get the devil's toilet out of my head. 
Hahaha, I'm not the only one who completely disregards Alien Resurrection.
Gaffon Sept. 30, 2010 at 11:46 a.m.
You know... I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship :P 
 
Also: AHMYGAWD, the second original video content in two weeks on AnimeVice!
FoxxFireArt moderator on Sept. 30, 2010 at 2:04 p.m.
This was a pretty good episode. I do see the comparisons with Alien. I liked the twist ending. It's just funny how they were in need of food, and it was food that was biting them.

The video got annoying at about the 00:40 mark. I could do without that again quite easily.
zaldaron Sept. 30, 2010 at 5:14 p.m.

I enjoyed it though I hope your thoughts are not that bad when watching the show...I mean if ED bothers you than a LOT of anime is going to bother you ;).  Ed is soooo far from being made to look cute or moe in anyway.  Don't ever try to pick up boys over flowers or anything like that...won't be your cup of tea (which is fine isn't mine at all either).  K-on also you wouldn't like....some of the character designs in K-on make ed look downright puritanical.   
 
This episode through me for a loop the first time I watched the show because nothing here is ever refferenced again...they all just come back and everything is fine...I would have liked to see ed with a lighter or at least some disscusion of someone finding them and saving them or something....
gla55jAwon Sept. 30, 2010 at 5:55 p.m.
@zaldar said:
" I enjoyed it though I hope your thoughts are not that bad when watching the show...I mean if ED bothers you than a LOT of anime is going to bother you ;).  Ed is soooo far from being made to look cute or moe in anyway.  Don't ever try to pick up boys over flowers or anything like that...won't be your cup of tea (which is fine isn't mine at all either).  K-on also you wouldn't like....some of the character designs in K-on make ed look downright puritanical.    This episode through me for a loop the first time I watched the show because nothing here is ever refferenced again...they all just come back and everything is fine...I would have liked to see ed with a lighter or at least some disscusion of someone finding them and saving them or something.... "
Yeah they never reference anything again. There are theories that say they all actually die at the end of the episode and that everything else never really happens. Crazy shit.
Decept-Oon Oct. 1, 2010 at 10:09 a.m.

Eating from a taco stand:  Unsanitary.   
 
Coining the phrase "Devil's Toilet"  :  Disturbing.   
 
No_name_here staff on Oct. 1, 2010 at 10:03 p.m.
@decept_o: Ha ha... succinctly put.
No_name_here staff on Oct. 1, 2010 at 10:04 p.m.
@CesarOnly: Ha ha... "So I have spoken."
No_name_here staff on Oct. 1, 2010 at 10:05 p.m.
@Gaff: We're working on getting more up. Think of this like a baby that's just emerged from its birth matter... we're taking some tentative steps, trying to shake the cord off.
No_name_here staff on Oct. 1, 2010 at 10:07 p.m.
@zaldar: Keep in mind that Lemon was specific through me like some extra-dimensional demon.
Gaffon Oct. 2, 2010 at 1:55 a.m.
@Tom_Pinchuk: On a perhaps unrelated note, I think Steve / Lemon still has to eat something horrid, just like Drew and Matt before him. 
 
Just keep that in mind when you have to dump the birth matter. Just saying.
Catolfon Oct. 2, 2010 at 12:45 p.m.
Nice to see where you were watching anime at, I didn't know you were doing it there and not at home, looks like a nice place to watch some movies!
Count_Zeroon Oct. 2, 2010 at 3:27 p.m.
So, since you've watched this episode, this means I can now post a YouTube video of a related AMV without it being spoilers. 
    
     
Enjoy! 
 
EDIT: Changed the linked video, as the version I liked to previously had some obnoxious video glitches to it.
zaldaron Oct. 2, 2010 at 3:33 p.m.
@Tom_Pinchuk:   I thought it was supposed to be YOUR thoughts...not just his channeled through you.
No_name_here staff on Oct. 4, 2010 at 12:06 a.m.
@Count_Zero: Oh geez... a Weird Al's song one of those things you thought was HILARIOUS when you were a kid...

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