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9th Jun '16 9:41:44 PM Josef5678
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28th May '16 2:17:40 AM CaptainTedium
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* Jdawg1015: The Season 4 finale "Steak Me Amadeus." This episode is so bad, that I have put more effort into what I have written below than I have into some school assignments. I have never really hated an episode of any TV show this much. Not even new Spongebob. And that's saying something. So, what's the background behind this episode? After four seasons of Mordecai and Margaret's "will they or won't they" storyline, it finally seemed that they were actually going to have a good relationship. After the events of "Meteor Moves," where Mordecai and Margaret get out of the Friendzone, I was expecting a lot from this episode, which surrounds Mordecai asking Margaret to be his girlfriend. So it starts off with a montage of Mordecai and Margaret out together, including a scene of them kissing on a Ferris Wheel. We then cut to Mordecai practicing how he's going to ask Margaret to be his girlfriend, when Rigby walks in. Mordecai tells Rigby that he's taking Margaret to a fancy restaurant called Steak Me Amadeus, and is able to pay for it with "Amadeus Dollars," coupons used by the restaurant that Pops gave everyone for Christmas, and Mordecai got everyone else's dollars in exchange for favors. Rigby gives Mordecai his Amadeus Dollars, saying that he has his respect for asking Margaret to be his girlfriend. So far, the episode seems to be going in the right place. Margaret calls Mordecai telling him that she'll be late, and to wait for her at the restaurant. Mordecai tells the lady working at the restaurant that he has a lot of Amadeus Dollars that he can use to pay for a fancier table. And then, the episode goes completely downhill. All of a sudden, the lady presses a button, and FBI agents come in and take Mordecai away. And then we see... all of the park workers handcuffed in a dark room. What. The. Hell???? Since when are they involved in this episode? This was supposed to be a Mordecai and Margaret episode! What are everyone else doing here? And that's not even my main problem with that. My main problem is how it cuts from Mordecai being taken away to everyone handcuffed. I'm sorry, but I think we're missing something here...Oh, I know, an explanation! Did the writers forget a scene which explains why Mordecai got taken away? Why all of the park workers got involved? Well, let's just go with it for now. It turns out that Mordecai had fake Amadeus Dollars, which got everyone else involved. Well, OK, but how did the FBI know that Mordecai's dollars were fake? The lady just assumed that, because Mordecai only showed her three dollars, they had to be the counterfeit ones that they were trying to get? How paranoid is she? Yet another plothole. So, because Mordecai had the fake money, without even knowing it was fake, Rigby, Benson, Skips, Pops, Muscle Man, HFG, and Thomas are suddenly involved in the episode. Pops confesses that he was the one who got the fake money, and since the man who sold them to him gave him a business card, they call the number and arrange for him to come to the restaurant, and the FBI agents (who, by the way are complete expies of [[Series/TheXFiles Mulder and Scully]]) agree that if Mordecai can prove that the guy is the counterfeiter, they're all off the hook. But wait, there's a problem! How is Mordecai supposed to catch the counterfeiter when he is on a date? Yeah, because the writers apparently didn't forget about the plotline they suddenly abandoned! So Margaret arrives and tries to tell Mordecai something, but then the counterfeiter shows up and he has to go talk to him and make him reveal that he is the counterfeiter. So after a conversation, the counterfeiter pulls out a gun, and it is revealed that he is... the leader of the Capicola Gang from "Fuzzy Dice!" Hey, nice CallBack... wait what? I thought he died when a missile blew up his boat! How is he still alive? [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat No one could survive that!]] So now, instead of the Mordecai-Margaret plot we thought was going to occur, we have a shootout between the park workers and the Capicola Gang. During the shootout, Mordecai takes Margaret aside and asks her to be his girlfriend in a very heartwarming way. But [[spoiler: Margaret says that since she got accepted to her dream college, she is unable to, and runs away crying.]] The leader of the Capicola Gang disses college, saying he never went, and look at him now. Then, the owner of the restaurant suddenly comes in and blows up the three gang members for berating college education. Yeah, because the first time they got blown up, they died. The episode then ends with Mordecai on the roof of the house after taking Margaret to the airport, looking at the sunset, and Rigby comes and consoles him with some soda. This would be one of my favorite episodes if it had only stuck to the plot it started with. The way Margaret broke up with Mordecai was so heartwrenching- or at least it would be if it wasn't in the middle of a shootout that resulted from the inexplicable plot twist that occurred earlier! Seriously, it cuts from Mordecai and Margaret's conversation, which is supposed to be heartwarming to Muscle Man rolling around on the floor shooting the gun in all directions while squealing. Is that really how seriously the writers were treating this important moment of the show? If the episode went with the straightforward plot of Mordecai and Margaret, then this would be one of the best episodes of all time. It would show how not all long-term relationships have happy endings, and in a spectacular way. The way they did it was absolutely terrible. It would have possibly made me cry if I wasn't recovering from what just happened. In conclusion, the fact that this was supposed to be a Mordecai-Margaret episode, and that plot got pushed to the side for another one that came straight out of nowhere, with a lot of plotholes, while attempting to have a very serious event occur in a relationship between two characters, in the season finale no less, is why I hate this episode so much.

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* Jdawg1015: The Season 4 finale "Steak Me Amadeus." This episode is so bad, that I have put more effort into what I have written below than I have into some school assignments. I have never really hated an episode of any TV show this much. Not even new Spongebob. And that's saying something. So, what's Tropers/CaptainTedium: Many people complained about the background behind this episode? After four seasons twist ending of "Do or Diaper" where Margaret fakes out kissing Mordecai and Margaret's "will they or won't they" storyline, it finally seemed that they were actually going to have a good relationship. After the events of "Meteor Moves," where Mordecai and Margaret get out of the Friendzone, I was expecting a lot from this episode, which surrounds Mordecai asking Margaret to be his girlfriend. So it starts off with a montage of Mordecai and Margaret out together, including a scene of them kissing on a Ferris Wheel. We then cut to Mordecai practicing how he's going to ask Margaret to be his girlfriend, when Rigby walks in. Mordecai tells Rigby that he's taking Margaret to a fancy restaurant called Steak Me Amadeus, and is able to pay for it with "Amadeus Dollars," coupons used by the restaurant that Pops gave everyone for Christmas, and Mordecai got everyone else's dollars in exchange for favors. Rigby gives Mordecai his Amadeus Dollars, saying so that he has his respect ends up having to wear a diaper for asking Margaret to be his girlfriend. So far, a week, but the thing about the episode seems to be going in the right place. Margaret calls Mordecai telling him that she'll be late, and to wait for her at the restaurant. Mordecai tells the lady working at the restaurant that he has a lot of Amadeus Dollars that he can use to pay for a fancier table. And then, the episode goes completely downhill. All of a sudden, the lady presses a button, and FBI agents come in and take Mordecai away. And then we see... all of the park workers handcuffed in a dark room. What. The. Hell???? Since pissed me off was when are they involved in this episode? This was supposed to be a Mordecai and Margaret episode! What are everyone else doing here? And that's not even my main problem with that. My main problem is how it cuts from Mordecai being taken away to everyone handcuffed. I'm sorry, but I think we're missing something here...Oh, I know, an explanation! Did the writers forget a scene which explains why Mordecai got taken away? Why all of the park workers got involved? Well, let's just go with it for now. It turns out that Mordecai had fake Amadeus Dollars, which got everyone else involved. Well, OK, but how did the FBI know that Mordecai's dollars were fake? The lady just assumed that, because Mordecai only showed her three dollars, they had to be the counterfeit ones that they were trying to get? How paranoid is she? Yet another plothole. So, because Mordecai had the fake money, without even knowing it was fake, Rigby, Benson, Skips, Pops, Muscle Man, HFG, and Thomas are suddenly involved in the episode. Pops confesses that he was the one who got the fake money, and since the man who sold them to him gave him a business card, they call the number and arrange for him to come to the restaurant, and the FBI agents (who, by the way are complete expies of [[Series/TheXFiles Mulder and Scully]]) agree that if Mordecai can prove that the guy is the counterfeiter, they're all off the hook. But wait, there's a problem! How is Mordecai supposed to catch the counterfeiter when he is on a date? Yeah, because the writers apparently didn't forget about the plotline they suddenly abandoned! So Margaret arrives and tries to tell Mordecai something, but then the counterfeiter shows up and he has to go talk to him and make him reveal that he is the counterfeiter. So after a conversation, the counterfeiter pulls out a gun, and it is revealed that he is... the leader of the Capicola Gang from "Fuzzy Dice!" Hey, nice CallBack... wait what? I thought he died when a missile blew up his boat! How is he still alive? [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat No one could survive that!]] So now, instead of the Mordecai-Margaret plot we thought was going to occur, we have a shootout between the park workers and the Capicola Gang. During the shootout, Mordecai takes Margaret aside and asks her to be his girlfriend in a very heartwarming way. But [[spoiler: Margaret says that since she got accepted to her dream college, she is unable to, and runs away crying.]] The leader of the Capicola Gang disses college, saying he never went, and look at him now. Then, the owner of the restaurant suddenly comes in and blows up the three gang members for berating college education. Yeah, because the first time they got blown up, they died. The episode then ends with Mordecai on the roof of the house after taking Margaret to the airport, looking at the sunset, and Rigby comes and consoles him with some soda. This would be one of my favorite episodes if it had only stuck to the plot it started with. The way Margaret broke up with Mordecai was so heartwrenching- or at least it would be if it wasn't in the middle of a shootout that resulted from the inexplicable plot twist that occurred earlier! Seriously, it cuts from Mordecai and Margaret's conversation, which is supposed to be heartwarming to Muscle Man rolling around on bought the floor shooting last diapers in stock in front of a mother and her crying baby, who obviously need the gun in all directions while squealing. Is that really how seriously the writers were treating this important moment of the show? If the episode went with the straightforward plot of Mordecai and Margaret, then this would be one of the best episodes of all time. It would show how not all long-term relationships have happy endings, and in a spectacular way. diapers more. Muscle Man's already an unsympathetic jerk. The way they did it was absolutely terrible. It would have possibly made me cry if I wasn't recovering from what just happened. In conclusion, the fact that this was supposed to be a Mordecai-Margaret episode, and that plot got pushed to the side for last thing we need is another one reason to hate that came straight out of nowhere, with a lot of plotholes, while attempting to have a very serious event occur in a relationship between two characters, in the season finale no less, is why I hate this episode so much.asshole!
7th Jul '15 11:19:21 AM EvilRoda
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*EvilRoda: I actually liked Merry Christmas Mordecai. Why? Because the kiss happened totally by accident while Mordecai and Margaret were caught up in the moment, and, more importantly, it was followed up by the excellent episode Sad Sax, where Mordecai tries to patch things up with CJ and succeeds in a very heartwarming ending. Taken together, they might be a couple of my favorite episodes. Dumped at the Altar, on the other hand, has no such excuses. Mordecai completely screws up his relationship with that dumbass speech, spoiling a friend's wedding to boot. It ends with poor CJ leaving Mordecai, and let me tell you, he deserves it. It's like the writers are locked in a never-ending struggle over whether CJ or Margaret get with Mordecai. We already went through this, there were no loose ends! Well, alright, Margaret admitted having feelings for Mordecai still, but why not have Margaret try to resolve that herself? Oh, and to top it all off, this episode is followed by the utterly stupid Dumptown, USA. Nice job ruining everything, writers.
26th Jun '15 5:58:38 AM Animeking1108
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* Animeking1108: ''Gold Watch'' is yet another Benson {{Flanderization}} episode. While this one isn't as bad as others, since he actually gets called out for his assholishness, it still just boarders on being the ''[[SpongeBobSquarePants Demolition Dofus]]'' of the series. Getting called out on his behavior still doesn't excuse him [[NeverMyFault jumping to conclusions and blaming Mordecai and Rigby for getting stuck in the desert with no proof]], [[ItsAllAboutMe showing no concern when he learns that they are missing like him]], [[MoralEventHorizon and flat out attempting to kill Mordecai by strangling him]]. The only good thing about this is that he isn't a total KarmaHoudini since [[spoiler: he get stranded in the middle of the ocean]]. However, I think at this point, Mordecai should sue Benson for attempting to kill him.


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* Animeking1108: ''Lunch Break'' is yet another "Benson's A Prick" episode. Since I can only pick one dethroner, I'll pick the ending where even though Mordecai and Rigby successfully ate the sandwich before their deadline, for no reason, he decides to make them run 50 laps or else they'd be fired. Okay, if this incident were caused by Mordecai and Rigby's shenanigans, I'd understand, but here, Benson's completely at fault for the situation. He said that it was okay for everybody at the park to pick what they wanted on the menu of the sub restaurant, and he didn't even bother to check the prices.
23rd Jun '15 5:51:28 AM LunaVeg87
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** Tropers/{{Luna87}}: I'd like to second that. What really annoyed me about this episode is that, like you said, we were expected to be on Rigby's side. The fact that Mordecai rightfully called him on being a lazy slob, and Rigby whined at him for not backing him up with Benson was what annoyed me the most. So, what? You should always back up your friends and clean up after their messes (literal or otherwise) even if they're wrong and they drag you down with them? I can't believe Rigby throwing that [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered bitch-fit]] was actually supposed to make [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic him look like the one who was wronged]] (especially since, as can be seen in other episodes, including some others have mentioned here, [[AllTakeAndNoGive being a bad friend to Mordecai is never a concern to him).]]

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** Tropers/{{Luna87}}: Tropers/{{LunaVeg87}}: I'd like to second that. What really annoyed me about this episode is that, like you said, we were expected to be on Rigby's side. The fact that Mordecai rightfully called him on being a lazy slob, and Rigby whined at him for not backing him up with Benson was what annoyed me the most. So, what? You should always back up your friends and clean up after their messes (literal or otherwise) otherwise), even if they're wrong and they drag you down with them? I can't believe Rigby throwing that [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered bitch-fit]] was actually supposed to make [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic him look like the one who was wronged]] (especially since, as can be seen in other episodes, including some others have mentioned here, [[AllTakeAndNoGive being a bad friend to Mordecai is never a concern to him).]]
12th Jan '15 6:34:19 PM Luna87
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*** Onionmaster: I actually really liked this episode - amongst the funniest I've ever seen and I considered it classic Rigby. But I definitely didn't see any indication that you were 'supposed' to side with Rigby on it. It was more that the story was being told from Rigby's self-centred perspective - he has the mind of a child, after all. Considering that this episode doesn't add much to the canon you could just consider it a dream episode. Even though I like Rigby I do find his 'whoa' catchphrase really annoying, and it seems to take up more and more of the episodes these days. Ditto his and Mordecai's raps, though at least comic timing will involve them running into Benson in the middle of doing a rap about not working (which I guess is the joke).
7th Dec '14 6:03:39 AM Vir
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** Onionmaster: Yeah this was a really weird episode alright. Full of OutOfCharacterMoments and OffModel animation and seemed to have been sped up to fit the time. I was surprised to read that the authors and animators were the same as usual, as it seemed like it was licenced out to cheap animators. It almost seemed like a Season 1 episode that they forgot about (or perhaps never broadcast due to its quality) and then used as filler due to the sheer amount of episodes they had to make. There were two very funny moments though, which were when Rigby insists he can work on his own and we are compelled to believe he's changed his ways and then immediately takes a break without having done anything, and then when Rigby has to navigate the invisible house and only gets hurt by things after Mordecai tells him to watch out for them. For all its faults I enjoyed the cartoon slapstick quality of this episode, and certainly preferred it to another recycled plot.

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** Onionmaster: Yeah this was a really weird episode alright. Full of OutOfCharacterMoments {{Out of Character Moment}}s and OffModel animation and seemed to have been sped up to fit the time. I was surprised to read that the authors and animators were the same as usual, as it seemed like it was licenced out to cheap animators. It almost seemed like a Season 1 episode that they forgot about (or perhaps never broadcast due to its quality) and then used as filler due to the sheer amount of episodes they had to make. There were two very funny moments though, which were when Rigby insists he can work on his own and we are compelled to believe he's changed his ways and then immediately takes a break without having done anything, and then when Rigby has to navigate the invisible house and only gets hurt by things after Mordecai tells him to watch out for them. For all its faults I enjoyed the cartoon slapstick quality of this episode, and certainly preferred it to another recycled plot.
6th Dec '14 7:32:01 AM onionmaster
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** Onionmaster: Yeah this was a really weird episode alright. Full of OutOfCharacterMoments and OffModel animation and seemed to have been sped up to fit the time. I was surprised to read that the authors and animators were the same as usual, as it seemed like it was licenced out to cheap animators. It almost seemed like a Season 1 episode that they forgot about (or perhaps never broadcast due to its quality) and then used as filler due to the sheer amount of episodes they had to make. There were two very funny moments though, which were when Rigby insists he can work on his own and we are compelled to believe he's changed his ways and then immediately takes a break without having done anything, and then when Rigby has to navigate the invisible house and only gets hurt by things after Mordecai tells him to watch out for them. For all its faults I enjoyed the cartoon slapstick quality of this episode, and certainly preferred it to another recycled plot.
5th Dec '14 9:40:16 PM mysticfire
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* mysticfire: All right, I'm gonna say it. There have been some truly awful moments on the show, but most of them I've kinda been okay with because they were confined to that one episode and haven't really dragged out over the course of an entire story arc. But my vote has got to go to ''Merry Christmas Mordecai.'' I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting, and the impending [[LoveTriangle CJ/Mordecai/Margaret]] drama was handled relatively well...until the last minute or so of the episode. To reiterate, in the first part of the episode we are treated to Mordecai "pulling several Mordecais" when he learns from Eileen that Margaret will be at her party. Does Mordecai act cool about it and not make the whole thing about him and his drama because Eileen obviously worked hard to throw this party? Nah, that's assuming too much of him! [[ItsAllAboutMe He hyperventilates and runs away before Eileen can tell him something else important.]] The episode then shows Mordecai being a total wuss, and [[OnlySaneMan Rigby rightly calling him out for it.]] Then, at the party, Mordecai tells CJ that she is the one he likes now, which makes her very happy. As soon as CJ leaves to use the restroom, Mordecai talks to Margaret, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy who says she is glad he is happy with CJ.]] This would have been the best way to end the episode, in my opinion. But then, for no real reason, [[spoiler: Mordecai and Margaret kiss in full view of CJ.]] And to top it off, [[spoiler: Eileen finally tells Mordecai what she was trying to say the whole time, that Margaret is her new roommate and will be finishing the semester in town. CJ understandably drives away pissed, and the episode ends with her leaving.]] What a way to slap all of your viewers in the face! Not only was it somewhat [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness out of character]] for [[spoiler: Mordecai to kiss Margaret as soon as CJ turned her back,]] but now we are left with this cliffhanger that leaves little hope for Mordecai to be redeemed in my eyes. It doesn't matter which girl Mordecai chooses; the dethroning moment comes from this both being incredibly out of character for Mordecai and something of a BigLippedAlligatorMoment just for the sake for a LoveTriangle. About the only thing that redeemed this episode was [[spoiler: Rigby's Christmas present to Eileen and him subsequently pecking her on the cheek, albeit that took a bit of prompting from Mordecai.]] I just don't know how to feel right now, but I ''do'' know that this episode is a dark spot on a show I highly respect. Let's hope whatever follows this isn't as god-awful as this train wreck of an episode.

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* mysticfire: All right, I'm gonna say it. There have been some truly awful moments on the show, but most of them I've kinda been okay with because they were confined to that one episode and haven't really dragged out over the course of an entire story arc. But my vote has got to go to ''Merry Christmas Mordecai.'' I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting, and the impending [[LoveTriangle CJ/Mordecai/Margaret]] drama was handled relatively well...until the last minute or so of the episode. To reiterate, in the first part of the episode we are treated to Mordecai "pulling several Mordecais" when he learns from Eileen that Margaret will be at her party. Does Mordecai act cool about it and not make the whole thing about him and his drama because Eileen obviously worked hard to throw this party? Nah, that's assuming too much of him! [[ItsAllAboutMe He hyperventilates and runs away before Eileen can tell him something else important.]] The episode then shows Mordecai being a total wuss, and [[OnlySaneMan Rigby rightly calling him out for it.]] Then, at the party, Mordecai tells CJ that she is the one he likes now, which makes her very happy. As soon as CJ leaves to use the restroom, Mordecai talks to Margaret, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy who says she is glad he is happy with CJ.]] This would have been the best way to end the episode, in my opinion. But then, for no real reason, [[spoiler: Mordecai and Margaret kiss in full view of CJ.]] And to top it off, [[spoiler: Eileen finally tells Mordecai what she was trying to say the whole time, that Margaret is her new roommate and will be finishing the semester in town. CJ understandably drives away pissed, and the episode ends with her leaving.]] What a way to slap all of your viewers in the face! Not only was it somewhat [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness out of character]] for [[spoiler: Mordecai to kiss Margaret as soon as CJ turned her back,]] but now we are left with this cliffhanger that leaves little hope for Mordecai to be redeemed in my eyes. It doesn't matter which girl Mordecai chooses; the dethroning moment comes from this both being incredibly out of character for Mordecai and something of a BigLippedAlligatorMoment just for the sake for a LoveTriangle. About the only thing that redeemed this episode was [[spoiler: Rigby's Christmas present to Eileen and him subsequently pecking her on the cheek, albeit that took a bit of prompting from Mordecai.]] I just don't know how to feel right now, but I ''do'' know that this episode is a dark spot on a show I highly respect. Let's just hope whatever follows this isn't as god-awful as this train wreck of an episode.
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