4/5. Caught it last night when it aired on Disney in the US after the UK had it for a month and a half (guess they just wanted to abuse its potential for a Father's Day episode). Overall I enjoyed the episode and was amused quite a bit but similar to what Kim said If the mathter had used any more puns I'd have gone crazy. It got so bad I was expecting the puns before they happened especially when he closed in on Ron. Great episode overall but not one of my favorites.
Post by Commander Argus on Jun 18, 2007 20:40:12 GMT -5
I have little problem disregarding the whole L&S crossover. It was written by the L&S people for the L&S audience, and has no influence on canon.
You know, I think it's a little ironic that Ron would be so upset his father went out in a cape, since he essentially did the same thing putting on the Fearless Ferret tights. Granted, he did have a mask!
Finally decide to watch the episode on my DVR, which I recorded since this past weekend.
Wow. They're really showing a lot of the Stoppables this season. I guess because they have to make up for barely even showing them in the past 3 seasons, which we've seen plenty of Kim's family in action.
Pretty much this was the typical Father's Day episode. As Mrs. P was in "Mother's Day", wanting to be closer to her daughter, Mr. S is to "Mathter...", wanting to be closer to his son. I guess every parent want to least be consider a role model for their children. Ron, despite what we've seen in "Odds Man In", just doesn't see his father as a hero, compared to Kim's 'cool' 'rents. Crunching numbers just doesn't sound exciting compared to rocket science or brain surgery.
So the Mathter gets foiled and immediately seeks revenge against Ron. Erasing him from all computer records everywhere was a good start. Although I find it quite stupid that Barkin actually believe the computer more than what he sees in front of him. I have to hand it to the Mathter, for he did a good job worthy of Wade Load. (Ladies and Gentlemen, this episode is a perfect example of the computer term of GIGO - Garbage In, Garbage Out. Like does Barkin can't even think that this is the case?)
So Ron gets zapped by Mathter to become anti-matter boy, and the race is on to get Ron back to normal. I do admit that it would have been cool if Ron just zaps out things we can do without. Like maybe all the nukes in the world.
In the end, Dear Dad saves the day, given next to the Mathter, Mr. S is a mathematical genius to use the powers as well.
Oh yes... Let us not forget another K/R lovely scene of them hugging after so long of Ron being inside the bubble. Oh, yeah, the Ronman certainly didn't mind being hug like that.
I wouldn't say this was a great episode. It was kind of silly with another lame villain almost on par with Frucre Lucre. The whole plot regarding Ron's dad wanting to be Ron's hero kind of dragged and it was not excited compared to "Mother's Day" with Kim's mom joining Kim on a mission.
Anyway... I give this a 4 out of 5. It was good, but not one of the best.
Finally watched this one after recording it last Sunday. A few random thoughts on the subject:
-This is a major high school, that is forced to use slide projectors and black & white 1950s instructional videos, but they spend their budget on voice activated lighting? Your tax dollars at work, folks.
-I so want to hear the backstory behind Ron's "Paper Machette" incident.
-"Just doing the hero diet thing. Bananas... healthy... loaded with potassium... yellow..." For a super-strong super hero, Hego can sure be a dork sometimes.
-"I always knew math was the enemy." I couldn't agree with this sentiment more. As someone who flunked algebra three times in college, I'm what you'd call "mathematically declined."
-So Ron has a new arch-foe, eh? Add The Mathter to Gill and Monkey Fist, and our boy is developing a pretty decent collection. It's sort of his own "Rogues Gallery."
-I thought the math puns totally made this ep. It's just the sort of absurdity that we've come to expect from this show, and I thought it was entertaining to see just how ridiculous the writers could make it.
-Zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude? That puts Mathter's lair in the Gulf of Guinea, just off the west coast of Africa. Maybe some kids will learn a bit of geography from this ep.
-"That's right math freak! Nobody messes with my boyfriend!" Kim is just so cute when she gets all protective of Ron.
-Ron actually got an A+ from Barkin? Stop the world... I want to get off!
Post by Ashfangirl20 on Jun 23, 2007 13:45:09 GMT -5
Did I mention how much I loved this episode? Not only is it from Ron's point of view but he gains another enemy. The animation was nice too and we got to see a good side of Mr.Stoppable, its in my top 5 of favorite episodes.