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1001 Animations: The Curse of Princess Ivvy by Spongey444
1001 Animations: The Curse of Princess Ivvy
Yeah, might as well get this one out of the way. I'm not sure which other 1001s I'll do but I'm considering Mystic Meadows, and The Princess Stays in the Picture, at least. As for me talking about the show, it won't be a regular customer, but I will talk about a bit in the upcoming weeks, but its mostly just some 1001s and a report card. After that, I'll hold off on further thoughts until i do a proper blog post on it. (Won't be a tribute, just a general look). So yeah, that should be fun.

While I'm here, let's talk about the princess summon here, since i doubt Ckat13 will have a video on  this one up for awhile. She's in her whole long haired, merch form instead of the way she was at the end of the movie, which really makes no sense as this takes place after (her song is all about the stuff that happened!) but ah well. Like with Mulan, I wasn't sure what the story connection would be until her song started up.

See, Flynn had to make up for doing some bad stuff, like what's happening with Amber here. A tad weak but it works for this story, i must say. Certainty better than Jasmine and Aurora who had no connection at all (besides the former taking place in a discount agrabah). While isn't the best fitting so far, she may be the best used. Why? She actually does something besides giving advice, singing, than leaving. She saves them and spends quite a few minutes on screening...before singing, giving advice and leaving. She felt like a big part of the stoy instead of just being there, like all the others.

So yeah, she was used very well.

Also, we find out that Cedric has a sister.
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Sofia the First Season 2 Scorecard (Incomplete) by Spongey444
Sofia the First Season 2 Scorecard (Incomplete)
(For those unaware, incomplete means the season the scorecard is for isn't over yet)

And I'm all caught up. I might say, this season, so far, is an improvment over Season 1. Mostly cuz it's really entertaining, to the point where there are no black good ones so far! It's hard to describe, but they brought up the enteriment value, while still having emotional stories with character development. Don't fret over the fact that Rd great's dominate blue ones. Blue Great, for me, is kind of like Mr Enter's plauimtin rating. It doesn't mean it's better than a Red great, it just hit me harder emotionally in some way.

Season 1 may have had more of those type, but the writing overall is better. The songs are still awesome the animation, as you may expect, has improved. (Especially in The Curse of Princesses Ivy). There isn't a whole lot to say, that i won't say in my upcoming Season 1001's, and i have a few. As a side note, Sofia the Second almost got a Great for being one of the enjoyable ones, but i realized it didn't reach the same heights as a great might, so meh. But trust me, it's really entertaining.  Also, it has G Hanelious (I butchered that name) aka Avery from Dog with a Blog.

Yes.

The princess summons have also improved, as most of them have made way more sense, though I still don't fully get the connection with the Tiana one. The only one i can see is that her story had someone getting cursed somehow, but that's pretty flimsy. I could tell what Disney princess would have fit better, but i just need to tell you part of the episodes plot: Someone has trouble with ice powers.

Yeah.

Okay, one last thing : King for a Day was written by Dani Micheal. Not familar with him? He's a writer on Modern Spongebob.

Yes, really. The episode is pretty good, but man, it's so weird.

FAVORITES SO FAR: Mystic Meadows, Emerald Key, Enchanted Feast, Curse of Princess Ivvy.

So yeah, this will be updated with each new episode. After watching all of it so far, i can safely confirm that this show indeed had more dignity than Princess Diaries 2.
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Welcome back. So now it's time for ANT Farm. I haven't given any strong thoughts on this show before, so here you go: It's alright. It doesn't have as much heart as the others, but when it's funny, it's actually funnier than a lot of the others, thanks to some really weird ideas/jokes but it does mean it could be harder to get into than others, with less heart. I'm sure there's a huge dud for it out there but that's not what I'm here to talk about it. We're talking about the Christmas episodes. Yep, we're finally doing two reviews in one.

First up, is Welcome back. So now it's time for ANT Farm. I haven't given any strong thoughts on this show before, so here you go: It's alright. It doesn't have as much heart as the others, but when it's funny, it's actually funnier than a lot of the others, thanks to some really weird ideas/jokes but it does mean it could be harder to get into than others, with less heart. I'm sure there's a huge dud for it out there but that's not what I'm here to talk about it. We're talking about the Christmas episodes. Yep, we're finally doing two reviews in one.

First up, is sANTa's little helpers. (The Ant puns were stupid)


Season: 1

Episode: 19

Writer: Niya Palmer

Director: Jon Rosenbaum



Principal Skidmore asks Chyna, Olive, and Fletcher to build toys for kids at an orphanage. They find out it is a scam and instead Principal Skidmore sells it for profit. They then booby-trap the toys to get revenge. Meanwhile, Darryl follows Roxanne around to see what she is getting him for Christmas.

Remember how I said that ANT Farm tended to have less substance than the other shows, for better or worse? Yeah, that applies here. This one is mostly here for jokes, and that's it. Not to say it's really mean or anything, but it mostly has a humorous story, with a small bit of heart at the end. It's nice but it's purely jokey for most of it.

While that angle is fine, it also makes it so it has a higher chance of failure, and will appeal less to Non-Fans. How did it work for me? Honestly, I enjoyed it. There are some creative and interesting jokes and the story worked. Here's an example of the humor: Olive suggests they think outside the box, but Chyna says they've been doing that. She steps inside a box and then gets an idea. Yeah, this is that kind of show. And that's not the only joke like that, in this episode alone.

Bits like that made it kind of funny, and there are some amusing moments all over it, even if not all of it is that funny. As far as the story goes, it's fine. It's not too cliche, at least. It does take an interesting direction, where Skidmore actually changes her mood and gives the gifts to the orphans, and they must get the booby trapped presents back. That's a bit typical but it's alright.

Ojh, and why did Skidmore change her mind? She says she had a dream where she visited by 3 ghosts ...Yeah. Actually, why didn't that become the actual plot? They could have the kids try the Christmas Carol thing on Skidmore? That would have been awesome! But ah well, it's a nice  little joke.

There's a bit of heart with the orpahs, (one of which is played by Chloe form Dog With a blog), and it's nice, but it is a tad tacked on. However, I'll take what i can get. As for the subplot, it's alright. No substance, but it has some funny moments, and it has Lexi and Paisely so it has that going for it. Though the set kind of rips off A Duncan Christmas ...even though this came first. Shut up.

There really isn't a lot to say about this one. It relies on Comedy with the story and that will make or break it for you. For me, it worked because a lot of the jokes were creative and the story worked. Also, seeing Olive high five Fletcher a few times is odd given how she would act towards him in some later episodes.

Overall, this isn't exactly the most feel good Christmas episode, but it has Christmas all over it and it's fairly funny, at least for my obviously amazing tastes. It's a fun episode, but not much more, meaning it's harder to recommend. But if you like this type of humor, you should check it out, if you want.

It's alright. With that, let's move on to Season 3's Christmas episode, called silANT night

Season: 3

Episode: 14th in season, 59th overall

Writer: Mark Jordan Legan

Director: Adam Weissman

Now, during this season, the setting changed. Everyone (well, except for Paisley, Dad, and Cameron, they're gone) is now at a boarding school headed by a tech wiz named Zoltan Grundy. This Season was a bit mixed for some due to lacking popular character and osme character deralment. But it had it's good moments, and the last few episodes were great.

But how is the Christmas episode? Let's find out.

Zoltan tries to surprise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, but things take a turn when the backup computer (a holographic version of Grundy) locks the kids in the school. Desperate to get home for the holidays, the kids will do anything to break out. Meanwhile Lexi is nominated as ice princess in the Christmas parade, but is unable to show up because of Hologram Grundy's lockdown.

So how does this one fare compared to the other one? Honestly, In some ways, it was kind of...betters. Year, I was surprised but after both of them again, this one has a bit more to it. It had a bit more of that heart that I thought was missing from the first one. It's not quite as funny, but it has it's moments. It also a bit more mean jokes, and the main plot even ends on one, which sadly stops it from being better. But as a whole, I really liked this one.

Now, while I personally liked this one more, I'd put it about equal with the other one since there are some minor things that one did better. But stuff that matters to me was in this one more. For example, there's actually a full subplot with Lexi this time, and Paisley got to make her 2nd appearance this season, with the first being the Chris Rock episode. (Oh, I'll talk about that one eventually).

The subplot is mostly just jokes and that's fine. The mean humor works in this part since it fits the character more and most of it actually works. Also, there's one joke that I thought would come back, and it did. Score one for me.

There's not as much of the weird humor but it's there. For example, Paisley starts getting tired and when a mastress and cinder block fall next to her, due to the main plot, she sleeps on the cinderblock. Well, that's more just an example of how Paisley makes London look like a rocket scietnst, but you know what i mean.

But let's get to the main plot. The lockdown causes them to miss out on getting home for Christmas, and that leads to a bit of sad-ness as they talk  about Christmas at home. This is where the heart comes in, and it works very well. It's bigger than I make it sound trust me. They end up going into what Christmas is about and it's really quite nice.

Of course, there are jokes, most of them having to do with Hologram Zoltan and how he's scared of the "Santa" threat. Eventually, he tries to get rid of the kids with slow moving death walls. Yep, he tries to kill them.

You know-for kids!

But seriously, this is pretty dark for a show like this and it does give us some interesting stakes, and it makes the plot even stronger. Then comes the most interesting part. They have to get Hologram Zoltan to see what Christmas is about so they put on a Holiday pageant. Remember how Suite Life mentioned Jesus? Yeah, this takes that a step further, by mentioning that story a lot and doing this. I didn't expect one Disney Sitcom to discuss this, much less TWO!

Eventually, Zoltan breaks down because the fact that people believe in stuff like Jesus through Faith instead of logic confounds him. This was pretty interesting and it presents a nice little lesson.The only part I just don't like about the episode is how the main plot ends. Zoltan finally makes it dressed as Santa, but they beat up cuz they thought he was evil Hologram Zoltan. They realize he's the real Zoltan...but Fletcher sees that his presents are broken and he he gets beat up again. The end.

Yeah, that was...kind of mean to say the least. It doesn't stop the episode from being good, but it does prevent it from better. Despite that, I liked tis one. It has some okay jokes and a really interesting plot with the heart that was missing from the earlier episode.

Add a subplot with more Lexi and you have an episode that I liked more than the first one, even if it is more flawed. If you can look past that one part, you may like this one. It's worth checking out sometime.

And that does it for ANT Farm. Next time, we go back to Disney XD for a little Kickin' It. Yay. ...That's genuine yay, by the way.

Bye.

. (The Ant puns were stupid)


Season: 1

Episode: 19

Writer: Niya Palmer

Director: Jon Rosenbaum


Principal Skidmore asks Chyna, Olive, and Fletcher to build toys for kids at an orphanage. They find out it is a scam and instead Principal Skidmore sells it for profit. They then booby-trap the toys to get revenge. Meanwhile, Darryl follows Roxanne around to see what she is getting him for Christmas.

Remember how I said that ANT Farm tended to have less substance than the other shows, for better or worse? Yeah, that applies here. This one is mostly here for jokes, and that's it. Not to say it's really mean or anything, but it mostly has a humorous story, with a small bit of heart at the end. It's nice but it's purely jokey for most of it.

While that angle is fine, it also makes it so it has a higher chance of failure, and will appeal less to Non-Fans. How did it work for me? Honestly, I enjoyed it. There are some creative and interesting jokes and the story worked. Here's an example of the humor: Olive suggests they think outside the box, but Chyna says they've been doing that. She steps inside a box and then gets an idea. Yeah, this is that kind of show. And that's not the only joke like that, in this episode alone.

Bits like that made it kind of funny, and there are some amusing moments all over it, even if not all of it is that funny. As far as the story goes, it's fine. It's not too cliche, at least. It does take an interesting direction, where Skidmore actually changes her mood and gives the gifts to the orphans, and they must get the booby trapped presents back. That's a bit typical but it's alright.

Ojh, and why did Skidmore change her mind? She says she had a dream where she visited by 3 ghosts ...Yeah. Actually, why didn't that become the actual plot? They could have the kids try the Christmas Carol thing on Skidmore? That would have been awesome! But ah well, it's a nice  little joke.

There's a bit of heart with the orpahs, (one of which is played by Chloe form Dog With a blog), and it's nice, but it is a tad tacked on. However, I'll take what i can get. As for the subplot, it's alright. No substance, but it has some funny moments, and it has Lexi and Paisely so it has that going for it. Though the set kind of rips off A Duncan Christmas ...even though this came first. Shut up.

There really isn't a lot to say about this one. It relies on Comedy with the story and that will make or break it for you. For me, it worked because a lot of the jokes were creative and the story worked. Also, seeing Olive high five Fletcher a few times is odd given how she would act towards him in some later episodes.

Overall, this isn't exactly the most feel good Christmas episode, but it has Christmas all over it and it's fairly funny, at least for my obvliously amazing tastes. It's a fun episode, but not much more, meaning it's harder to recmond. But if you like this type of humor, you should check it out, if you want.

It's alright. With that, let's move on to Season 3's Christmas episode, called silANT night

Season: 3

Episode: 14th in season, 59th overall

Writer: Mark Jordan Legan

Director: Adam Weissman


Now, during this season, the setting changed. Everyone (well, except for Paisley, Dad, and Cameron, they're gone) is now at a boarding school headed by a tech wiz named Zoltan Grundy. This Season was a bit mixed for some due to lacking popular character and osme character deralment. But it had it's good moments, and the last few episodes were great.

But how is the Christmas episode? Let's find out.

Zoltan tries to surprise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, but things take a turn when the backup computer (a holographic version of Grundy) locks the kids in the school. Desperate to get home for the holidays, the kids will do anything to break out. Meanwhile Lexi is nominated as ice princess in the Christmas parade, but is unable to show up because of Hologram Grundy's lockdown.

So how does this one fare compared to the other one? Honestly, In some ways, it was kind of...betters. Year, I was surprised but after both of them again, this one has a bit more to it. It had a bit more of that heart that I thought was missing from the first one. It's not quite as funny, but it has it's moments. It also a bit more mean jokes, and the main plot even ends on one, which sadly stops it from being better. But as a whole, I really liked this one.

Now, while I personally liked this one more, I'd put it about equal with the other one since there are some minor things that one did better. But stuff that matters to me was in this one more. For example, there's actually a full subplot with Lexi this time, and Paisley got to make her 2nd appearance this season, with the first being the Chris Rock episode. (Oh, I'll talk about that one eventually).

The subplot is mostly just jokes and that's fine. The mean humor works in this part since it fits the character more and most of it actually works. Also, there's one joke that I thought would come back, and it did. Score one for me.

There's not as much of the weird humor but it's there. For example, Paisley starts getting tired and when a mastress and cinder block fall next to her, due to the main plot, she sleeps on the cinderblock. Well, that's more just an example of how Paisley makes London look like a rocket scietnst, but you know what i mean.

But let's get to the main plot. The lockdown causes them to miss out on getting home for Christmas, and that leads to a bit of sad-ness as they talk  about Christmas at home. This is where the heart comes in, and it works very well. It's bigger than I make it sound trust me. They end up going into what Christmas is about and it's really quite nice.

Of course, there are jokes, most of them having to do with Hologram Zoltan and how he's scared of the "Santa" threat. Eventually, he tries to get rid of the kids with slow moving death walls. Yep, he tries to kill them.

You know-for kids!

But seriously, this is pretty dark for a show like this and it does give us some interesting stakes, and it makes the plot even stronger. Then comes the most interesting part. They have to get Hologram Zoltan to see what Christmas is about so they put on a Holiday pageant. Remember how Suite Life mentioned Jesus? Yeah, this takes that a step further, by mentioning that story a lot and doing this. I didn't expect one Disney Sitcom to discuss this, much less TWO!

Eventually, Zoltan breaks down because the fact that people believe in stuff like Jesus through Faith instead of logic confounds him. This was pretty interesting and it presents a nice little lesson.The only part I just don't like about the episode is how the main plot ends. Zoltan finally makes it dressed as Santa, but they beat up cuz they thought he was evil Hologram Zoltan. They realize he's the real Zoltan...but Fletcher sees that his presents are broken and he he gets beat up again. The end.

Yeah, that was...kind of mean to say the least. It doesn't stop the episode from being good, but it does prevent it from better. Despite that, I liked tis one. It has some okay jokes and a really interesting plot with the heart that was missing from the earlier episode.

Add a subplot with more Lexi and you have an episode that I liked more than the first one, even if it is more flawed. If you can look past that one part, you may like this one. It's worth checking out sometime.

And that does it for ANT Farm. Next time, we go back to Disney XD for a little Kickin' It. Yay. ...That's genuine yay, by the way.

Bye.
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1001 Animations: A Johnny Bravo Christmas by Spongey444
1001 Animations: A Johnny Bravo Christmas
I didn't think I would do htis one, but after watching it again, I figured eh, why not? It's good.
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Dan Vs Creepy Coincidences by Spongey444
Dan Vs Creepy Coincidences
I checked my DA messages and i saw this. It was freaky that two 1001s came out at the same time, and neither were aware of each other as far as i know.
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Welcome back. So now it's time for ANT Farm. I haven't given any strong thoughts on this show before, so here you go: It's alright. It doesn't have as much heart as the others, but when it's funny, it's actually funnier than a lot of the others, thanks to some really weird ideas/jokes but it does mean it could be harder to get into than others, with less heart. I'm sure there's a huge dud for it out there but that's not what I'm here to talk about it. We're talking about the Christmas episodes. Yep, we're finally doing two reviews in one.

First up, is Welcome back. So now it's time for ANT Farm. I haven't given any strong thoughts on this show before, so here you go: It's alright. It doesn't have as much heart as the others, but when it's funny, it's actually funnier than a lot of the others, thanks to some really weird ideas/jokes but it does mean it could be harder to get into than others, with less heart. I'm sure there's a huge dud for it out there but that's not what I'm here to talk about it. We're talking about the Christmas episodes. Yep, we're finally doing two reviews in one.

First up, is sANTa's little helpers. (The Ant puns were stupid)


Season: 1

Episode: 19

Writer: Niya Palmer

Director: Jon Rosenbaum



Principal Skidmore asks Chyna, Olive, and Fletcher to build toys for kids at an orphanage. They find out it is a scam and instead Principal Skidmore sells it for profit. They then booby-trap the toys to get revenge. Meanwhile, Darryl follows Roxanne around to see what she is getting him for Christmas.

Remember how I said that ANT Farm tended to have less substance than the other shows, for better or worse? Yeah, that applies here. This one is mostly here for jokes, and that's it. Not to say it's really mean or anything, but it mostly has a humorous story, with a small bit of heart at the end. It's nice but it's purely jokey for most of it.

While that angle is fine, it also makes it so it has a higher chance of failure, and will appeal less to Non-Fans. How did it work for me? Honestly, I enjoyed it. There are some creative and interesting jokes and the story worked. Here's an example of the humor: Olive suggests they think outside the box, but Chyna says they've been doing that. She steps inside a box and then gets an idea. Yeah, this is that kind of show. And that's not the only joke like that, in this episode alone.

Bits like that made it kind of funny, and there are some amusing moments all over it, even if not all of it is that funny. As far as the story goes, it's fine. It's not too cliche, at least. It does take an interesting direction, where Skidmore actually changes her mood and gives the gifts to the orphans, and they must get the booby trapped presents back. That's a bit typical but it's alright.

Ojh, and why did Skidmore change her mind? She says she had a dream where she visited by 3 ghosts ...Yeah. Actually, why didn't that become the actual plot? They could have the kids try the Christmas Carol thing on Skidmore? That would have been awesome! But ah well, it's a nice  little joke.

There's a bit of heart with the orpahs, (one of which is played by Chloe form Dog With a blog), and it's nice, but it is a tad tacked on. However, I'll take what i can get. As for the subplot, it's alright. No substance, but it has some funny moments, and it has Lexi and Paisely so it has that going for it. Though the set kind of rips off A Duncan Christmas ...even though this came first. Shut up.

There really isn't a lot to say about this one. It relies on Comedy with the story and that will make or break it for you. For me, it worked because a lot of the jokes were creative and the story worked. Also, seeing Olive high five Fletcher a few times is odd given how she would act towards him in some later episodes.

Overall, this isn't exactly the most feel good Christmas episode, but it has Christmas all over it and it's fairly funny, at least for my obviously amazing tastes. It's a fun episode, but not much more, meaning it's harder to recommend. But if you like this type of humor, you should check it out, if you want.

It's alright. With that, let's move on to Season 3's Christmas episode, called silANT night

Season: 3

Episode: 14th in season, 59th overall

Writer: Mark Jordan Legan

Director: Adam Weissman

Now, during this season, the setting changed. Everyone (well, except for Paisley, Dad, and Cameron, they're gone) is now at a boarding school headed by a tech wiz named Zoltan Grundy. This Season was a bit mixed for some due to lacking popular character and osme character deralment. But it had it's good moments, and the last few episodes were great.

But how is the Christmas episode? Let's find out.

Zoltan tries to surprise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, but things take a turn when the backup computer (a holographic version of Grundy) locks the kids in the school. Desperate to get home for the holidays, the kids will do anything to break out. Meanwhile Lexi is nominated as ice princess in the Christmas parade, but is unable to show up because of Hologram Grundy's lockdown.

So how does this one fare compared to the other one? Honestly, In some ways, it was kind of...betters. Year, I was surprised but after both of them again, this one has a bit more to it. It had a bit more of that heart that I thought was missing from the first one. It's not quite as funny, but it has it's moments. It also a bit more mean jokes, and the main plot even ends on one, which sadly stops it from being better. But as a whole, I really liked this one.

Now, while I personally liked this one more, I'd put it about equal with the other one since there are some minor things that one did better. But stuff that matters to me was in this one more. For example, there's actually a full subplot with Lexi this time, and Paisley got to make her 2nd appearance this season, with the first being the Chris Rock episode. (Oh, I'll talk about that one eventually).

The subplot is mostly just jokes and that's fine. The mean humor works in this part since it fits the character more and most of it actually works. Also, there's one joke that I thought would come back, and it did. Score one for me.

There's not as much of the weird humor but it's there. For example, Paisley starts getting tired and when a mastress and cinder block fall next to her, due to the main plot, she sleeps on the cinderblock. Well, that's more just an example of how Paisley makes London look like a rocket scietnst, but you know what i mean.

But let's get to the main plot. The lockdown causes them to miss out on getting home for Christmas, and that leads to a bit of sad-ness as they talk  about Christmas at home. This is where the heart comes in, and it works very well. It's bigger than I make it sound trust me. They end up going into what Christmas is about and it's really quite nice.

Of course, there are jokes, most of them having to do with Hologram Zoltan and how he's scared of the "Santa" threat. Eventually, he tries to get rid of the kids with slow moving death walls. Yep, he tries to kill them.

You know-for kids!

But seriously, this is pretty dark for a show like this and it does give us some interesting stakes, and it makes the plot even stronger. Then comes the most interesting part. They have to get Hologram Zoltan to see what Christmas is about so they put on a Holiday pageant. Remember how Suite Life mentioned Jesus? Yeah, this takes that a step further, by mentioning that story a lot and doing this. I didn't expect one Disney Sitcom to discuss this, much less TWO!

Eventually, Zoltan breaks down because the fact that people believe in stuff like Jesus through Faith instead of logic confounds him. This was pretty interesting and it presents a nice little lesson.The only part I just don't like about the episode is how the main plot ends. Zoltan finally makes it dressed as Santa, but they beat up cuz they thought he was evil Hologram Zoltan. They realize he's the real Zoltan...but Fletcher sees that his presents are broken and he he gets beat up again. The end.

Yeah, that was...kind of mean to say the least. It doesn't stop the episode from being good, but it does prevent it from better. Despite that, I liked tis one. It has some okay jokes and a really interesting plot with the heart that was missing from the earlier episode.

Add a subplot with more Lexi and you have an episode that I liked more than the first one, even if it is more flawed. If you can look past that one part, you may like this one. It's worth checking out sometime.

And that does it for ANT Farm. Next time, we go back to Disney XD for a little Kickin' It. Yay. ...That's genuine yay, by the way.

Bye.

. (The Ant puns were stupid)


Season: 1

Episode: 19

Writer: Niya Palmer

Director: Jon Rosenbaum


Principal Skidmore asks Chyna, Olive, and Fletcher to build toys for kids at an orphanage. They find out it is a scam and instead Principal Skidmore sells it for profit. They then booby-trap the toys to get revenge. Meanwhile, Darryl follows Roxanne around to see what she is getting him for Christmas.

Remember how I said that ANT Farm tended to have less substance than the other shows, for better or worse? Yeah, that applies here. This one is mostly here for jokes, and that's it. Not to say it's really mean or anything, but it mostly has a humorous story, with a small bit of heart at the end. It's nice but it's purely jokey for most of it.

While that angle is fine, it also makes it so it has a higher chance of failure, and will appeal less to Non-Fans. How did it work for me? Honestly, I enjoyed it. There are some creative and interesting jokes and the story worked. Here's an example of the humor: Olive suggests they think outside the box, but Chyna says they've been doing that. She steps inside a box and then gets an idea. Yeah, this is that kind of show. And that's not the only joke like that, in this episode alone.

Bits like that made it kind of funny, and there are some amusing moments all over it, even if not all of it is that funny. As far as the story goes, it's fine. It's not too cliche, at least. It does take an interesting direction, where Skidmore actually changes her mood and gives the gifts to the orphans, and they must get the booby trapped presents back. That's a bit typical but it's alright.

Ojh, and why did Skidmore change her mind? She says she had a dream where she visited by 3 ghosts ...Yeah. Actually, why didn't that become the actual plot? They could have the kids try the Christmas Carol thing on Skidmore? That would have been awesome! But ah well, it's a nice  little joke.

There's a bit of heart with the orpahs, (one of which is played by Chloe form Dog With a blog), and it's nice, but it is a tad tacked on. However, I'll take what i can get. As for the subplot, it's alright. No substance, but it has some funny moments, and it has Lexi and Paisely so it has that going for it. Though the set kind of rips off A Duncan Christmas ...even though this came first. Shut up.

There really isn't a lot to say about this one. It relies on Comedy with the story and that will make or break it for you. For me, it worked because a lot of the jokes were creative and the story worked. Also, seeing Olive high five Fletcher a few times is odd given how she would act towards him in some later episodes.

Overall, this isn't exactly the most feel good Christmas episode, but it has Christmas all over it and it's fairly funny, at least for my obvliously amazing tastes. It's a fun episode, but not much more, meaning it's harder to recmond. But if you like this type of humor, you should check it out, if you want.

It's alright. With that, let's move on to Season 3's Christmas episode, called silANT night

Season: 3

Episode: 14th in season, 59th overall

Writer: Mark Jordan Legan

Director: Adam Weissman


Now, during this season, the setting changed. Everyone (well, except for Paisley, Dad, and Cameron, they're gone) is now at a boarding school headed by a tech wiz named Zoltan Grundy. This Season was a bit mixed for some due to lacking popular character and osme character deralment. But it had it's good moments, and the last few episodes were great.

But how is the Christmas episode? Let's find out.

Zoltan tries to surprise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, but things take a turn when the backup computer (a holographic version of Grundy) locks the kids in the school. Desperate to get home for the holidays, the kids will do anything to break out. Meanwhile Lexi is nominated as ice princess in the Christmas parade, but is unable to show up because of Hologram Grundy's lockdown.

So how does this one fare compared to the other one? Honestly, In some ways, it was kind of...betters. Year, I was surprised but after both of them again, this one has a bit more to it. It had a bit more of that heart that I thought was missing from the first one. It's not quite as funny, but it has it's moments. It also a bit more mean jokes, and the main plot even ends on one, which sadly stops it from being better. But as a whole, I really liked this one.

Now, while I personally liked this one more, I'd put it about equal with the other one since there are some minor things that one did better. But stuff that matters to me was in this one more. For example, there's actually a full subplot with Lexi this time, and Paisley got to make her 2nd appearance this season, with the first being the Chris Rock episode. (Oh, I'll talk about that one eventually).

The subplot is mostly just jokes and that's fine. The mean humor works in this part since it fits the character more and most of it actually works. Also, there's one joke that I thought would come back, and it did. Score one for me.

There's not as much of the weird humor but it's there. For example, Paisley starts getting tired and when a mastress and cinder block fall next to her, due to the main plot, she sleeps on the cinderblock. Well, that's more just an example of how Paisley makes London look like a rocket scietnst, but you know what i mean.

But let's get to the main plot. The lockdown causes them to miss out on getting home for Christmas, and that leads to a bit of sad-ness as they talk  about Christmas at home. This is where the heart comes in, and it works very well. It's bigger than I make it sound trust me. They end up going into what Christmas is about and it's really quite nice.

Of course, there are jokes, most of them having to do with Hologram Zoltan and how he's scared of the "Santa" threat. Eventually, he tries to get rid of the kids with slow moving death walls. Yep, he tries to kill them.

You know-for kids!

But seriously, this is pretty dark for a show like this and it does give us some interesting stakes, and it makes the plot even stronger. Then comes the most interesting part. They have to get Hologram Zoltan to see what Christmas is about so they put on a Holiday pageant. Remember how Suite Life mentioned Jesus? Yeah, this takes that a step further, by mentioning that story a lot and doing this. I didn't expect one Disney Sitcom to discuss this, much less TWO!

Eventually, Zoltan breaks down because the fact that people believe in stuff like Jesus through Faith instead of logic confounds him. This was pretty interesting and it presents a nice little lesson.The only part I just don't like about the episode is how the main plot ends. Zoltan finally makes it dressed as Santa, but they beat up cuz they thought he was evil Hologram Zoltan. They realize he's the real Zoltan...but Fletcher sees that his presents are broken and he he gets beat up again. The end.

Yeah, that was...kind of mean to say the least. It doesn't stop the episode from being good, but it does prevent it from better. Despite that, I liked tis one. It has some okay jokes and a really interesting plot with the heart that was missing from the earlier episode.

Add a subplot with more Lexi and you have an episode that I liked more than the first one, even if it is more flawed. If you can look past that one part, you may like this one. It's worth checking out sometime.

And that does it for ANT Farm. Next time, we go back to Disney XD for a little Kickin' It. Yay. ...That's genuine yay, by the way.

Bye.
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SilverEagle91 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
I just wanted to tell you that I accidentally uploaded my "Princesses to the Rescue" review twice. So, I deleted one of them. You can favorite the other one of you want.
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SodaDog Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
What do you think of Reality Check it Up?
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Spongey444 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I haven't seen it in awhile, so i have no thoughts
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SodaDog Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
It's kinda funny.
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SodaDog Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
Looks like the Lifetime Channel here IS gonna air Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever.... on Christmas Day.
Watch me (kinda) tear it apart.
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Spongey444 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
fun
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thesupremegamer12 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
hi

banjo FEAR IT XDDD
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pokemontrainer67979 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
You should review kid icarus uprising for the 3ds
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pokemontrainer67979 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
I always wanted to talk to this guy. I am a fan of your Wordpress and how you reviewed a lot of movies
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Spongey444 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Aw shucks
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