Webcomic: Brawl in the Family
"I'm gonna get you, Kirby."Brawl in the Family
— King Dedede
is a Gag Per Day Gaming Webcomic
hosted on Keenspot
, and featuring various video game characters, mainly those that have appeared in the Super Smash Bros.
series, but most of the plots and running jokes are based on Kirby and King Dedede. It was written and drawn by Matthew Taranto, AKA TriforceBun from the Phoenix Wright Musical Project
The comic usually uses a fairly simplistic art style, originating from bored-in-class sketches and doodles. There is more complex art on occasion
, including homages and tributes to the styles of other artists. It's very funny and very cute.
(That is, when it's not super disturbing
.) If you are a Nintendo
fan, this is a webcomic
you must read.
Due to Matt's Crohn's disease
acting up, the series went through a Series Hiatus
just before the 400th comic for over a month and a half, and fans wished him well in this forum thread
. However, on April 10th, he announced that the series will be regularly updated again now that he's been taking medicine. He later got married in June 2012 and took another hiatus due to his honeymoon. That hiatus ended July 3, along with the belated announcement that the first commercial book
was to be released, with the first 200 comics and a huge amount of content thanks to extensive funding. There is also a podcast
, which can be found in the description of a few of the blog posts.
Thanks to the notoriety gained from the comic, Matt has become the comic artist for Nintendo Force
, the fan-made Spiritual Successor Magazine
to Nintendo Power
, and created his own Kickstarter funded
game, Tadpole Treble
, a Rhythm Game
made in the comic's art style. He has also supported other Kickstarter
projects, such as Gamemaster Howard's Know-it-Alls
On July 24, 2014, it was announced
that the comic would end soon, and forum post
clarified that it'll end for a variety of reasons, all of which are listed in the post. He has started another Kickstarter to fund the complete collection of webcomic.
The final comic was comic #600, which was published on October 3, 2014, the exact same day Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS came out in the US and Europe.
According to an announcement made in the seventh podcast however, the podcast will be continuing after the comic's conclusion.
This webcomic provides examples of:
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- Dada Comics: TOO BAD. WALUIGI TIME.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: These Thwomps.
- Darker and Edgier: The Mushroom Kingdom Carol arc.
- Deliberately Monochrome: While the comic is usually monochrome except for every 5th strip, A Mushroom Kingdom Carol made creative use of color. Christmas past is in color, red and green reappear once Mario regains his resolve, and once he saves the queen, full color returns.
- Destructive Saviour: This strip shows what damage can be done in the course of The Legend of Zelda games.
- Discretion Shot: Used here.
- Divergent Character Evolution: Brawl in the Family has developed Waluigi into his own unique character out of a Satellite Character of Luigi.
- Does Not Understand Sarcasm: Adeline shown in this strip.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The comic in which Raiden finds out Snake is in Brawl.
Raiden: I KNEW IT!
Snake: This isn't what it looks like!
- Double Take: Kirby does this in Strip 580 when he realizes that just announced that the comic is ending.
- Dramatic Irony: In Cocoon Academy, Professor Dragmire tells his class that every one of them will be a hero someday. His class contains Dedede, Bowser, Jessie, Veran, Wario, and K. Rool.
- Dramatic Unmask: Subverted twice with Meta Knight.
- We eventually see what his face looks like in the Cocoon Academy arc. It's not what you might think. Or exactly what you think, if you played any Kirby game with him as a boss.
- Dummied Out: Before the move to Keenspot, http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/media/ revealed some hidden files.
- Eats Babies: Waluigi
- Easter Egg: If you look at the board on It's A Plunderful Life Part 2 you can see the Hanenbow Level from Brawl. Looking closer, you can see Baton from Tadpole Treble.
- Eldritch Abomination: Dark Matter in the "Cocoon Academy" story arc.
- Kirby becomes one himself in "The Legion".
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Pinky" is this for Meta Knight.
- Epic Fail: Ganondorf's checkmate in episode 300.
- Epileptic Trees: The truth about Zebes.
- Even Evil Has Standards: This exchange in strip 208, after Mario rescues Peach:
Mario: "Are-a you okay?"
Peach: "Actually, I'm fine! He never laid a finger on me."
Bowser Sr.: "Well, I'm not a monster."
- Everyone Went to School Together: Most of the comic's characters went to Cocoon Academy, in a flashback story arc. Though a few did not.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: Dedede, of course, who was much, much more penguinish when he was a kid. His father was a photorealistic Emperor penguin, and his mother regurgitated chum for him to eat, despite them all living in a suburban house.
- Everything's Better with Plushies: Who'd have thunk that someone like King Dedede would make a super cute, ultra-huggable plushie as well? BitF, that's who.◊
- Everything's Better With Rainbow Roads: Well, kind of.
- Expressive Accessory: Lakitu's cloud in #442: Lakitu.
- Extreme Omnivore: Kirby has eaten a zombie, a Bob-omb, Miles Edgeworth, the universe, and... something.
- Eye Scream: A goron looks through a peephole in the side of a mountain inside which Link is adventuring. Things do not end well. Phantoon has a similar problem, due to having eyes in his mouth.
- Face Palm: Peach after receiving a rescue from Wario in 280 - Dubious Rescue.
- In this one Link accidentally knocks himself unconscious with one.
- Faux Horrific: "Oh no! REAL Fake Kraid!"
- Flat Scare: A variation. When Dedede and Meta Knight are stuck together by a Gooey Bomb and as Dedede is sweating Meta Knight flatly says "Boom" to get a rise out of Dedede.
- Foregone Conclusion: The conclusion of "Snake in the Grass".
Snake: But first, a drink. Waiter! Something light. Hm, water or punch? Yeah, punch sounds good. Punch. I'll take the PUNCH. NOW.
(Samus nods at Captain Falcon. He grins and adjusts his tie)
Captain Falcon: FALCOOOON...
- Foreshadowing: A minor case, but Shadow Mario being the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come in "A Mushroom Kingdom Carol". Now, if you played that game, you should know who that really was... And now, consider who shows up near the end...
- Four Philosophy Ensemble: In the Return to Dreamland comics, we have King Dedede as the Cynic, Kirby as the Optimist, Meta Knight as the Realist, and Waddle Dee as the Apathetic.
- Fridge Logic: A lot of the In-Universe humor comes from applying the funny stuff from Nintendo games, and seeing what happens.
- Furry Confusion: That'll cause a few nightmares.
- Wait, who's the hedgehog?
- An unusual version in 477: Sackboy sees a sack race in the company picnic. The vision of people hopping around in what seemed hides of skinned sackboys did gave him nightmares.
- Futureshadowing: Strip 232 does this for strip 249.
- Generic Graffiti: This strip from the Cocoon Academy arc has some reference-filled graffiti on the lockers in one panel halfway down. The scrawlings include "I AM ERROR", the Konami Code, and the Smash Bros symbol.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The "radar" is self-imposed, but that doesn't mean Matt will skip over the possibility of a good dirty joke. Case in point.
You know what I'm looking forward to...? The Wii U!
Matthew: Oh dude, same here!
- In "The Sleepover Part 1", underneath Dedede's bed is an issue of National Geographic with penguins on the cover...
- This comic, full stop.
- In "Where's Waluigi", in the lower left part of the scene Ike is seen showing off his enormous sword. Marth, who has a normal sized sword, is standing next to him looking annoyed, while Toon link is standing nearby looking a bit anxious about his very small sword. Does This Remind You of Anything?
- In "Prodigal Robot", we get a montage of a homeless and jobless Mega Man willing to work for anything. At one point he lists "screws"; in the next slide, his expression has turned extremely disgusted, and the sign has been edited to "screws (the currency!)".
- In strip 512 Captain Falcon wants to vote Jody Summers in the next Smash because "She's got all- fast reflexes, dangerous curves, amazing-" What? Amazing WHAT?
- The Alt Text of this comic part implies Ho Yay:
Okay, fine, you still want a Valentine's Day theme with this one? "As Ganondorf and Bowser shook mighty hands, their eyes met for the first time. Initially thinking he got the better end of the deal, Bowser could suddenly only focus on one thing: the impressive fullness of Ganondorf's eyebrows, poetically mirroring his own. Ganondorf, meanwhile, had never felt the ironclad grip of a spiny turtle monster before, and was instantly impressed. As his thoughts wavered from his plan to defeat Link, he slowly began to wonder what his new friend's scaly arms would feel like gently wrapped around his shoulders..."
- Giant Hands of Doom: Isaac's Move vs. Master Hand, as well as Bongo Bongo vs. Andross.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: Literally. This could also count.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Humorous example. Kirby prefers to be ignorant — and sane — rather than aware.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: Spoofed here.
- The Good Guys Always Win: Provides the current page image.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!
- G-Rated Drug: In strip 226, Wario spikes a bowl of punch with a Fuzzy.
- Groin Attack: Accidental but painful in 377. Poor necky...
- Gross-Up Close-Up: Seven times to date. Once Kirby, then Waluigi (Third Comic), Weezing (particularly disturbing with the concept of the comic), Mario (as Eario sees him), and Dedede (as Kirby sees him), Link, and Mario again.
- Guest Strip: To celebrate Matthew's birthday, he allowed his family and his fiancé to each draw a comic for the week (the only person who didn't contribute was his mother).
- Guilt-Based Gaming: Animal Crossing's example thereof is made even more guilt-inducing.
- Here We Go Again: At the end of A Mushroom Kingdom Carol, Bowser says "Humbug", which elicits this reaction from the Ghosts.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Ness will willingly attack people's pets.
- Heroic Mime: Link, as always. It's been stated that, when necessary, he lets Navi do the talking for him. Subverted when the spirit of his CD-i self possesses him.
- Subverted again in resolutions, Link's resolution is apparently "To speak his mind more." But before he can say it Navi shouts it out for him, drowning his voice.
- Hidden Depths: Peach proves to be more cunning than she seems in this comic.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: Played for laughs here. The idea is to look for Waluigi in the midst of a MASSIVE host of characters... but he's that easy to find because everyone in his immediate vicinity runs away from him.
- Hostile Show Takeover: TOO BAD. WALUIGI TIME.
- Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Ruto and Jabu-Jabu, used to explain the rather ugly appearance of the "Zola" enemies in The Legend of Zelda.
- How the Character Stole Christmas: The character being King Dedede.
- I Ate WHAT?: Given Kirby's habits, that's kind of inevitable.
- Invoked also in the Kirby Super Star homage multi-comic, in the Spring Breeze strip. After Kirby sucks in one of the stars that come from Dedede's ground pound attack, he stops and thinks "What did I just eat...?'
- Identical Stranger: Kingsonnn Dededoo. He was created to humorously subvert Paper-Thin Disguise, then kept showing up occasionally.
- If I Can't Have You: A non-romantic example; in "The Legion", Monster!Kirby stated that his friends were being mean, so he ate them all so they won't leave him.
- Interface Screw: A rare non-gaming example. If you're going on an Archive Binge using the old version of the site, you'll hit the 2009 Waluigi April Fool's page. There's no "next" button, so the only way to continue is going to the archive page and clicking the next comic in line.
- Ironic Echo: Dedede's line, "I'm gonna get you, Kirby" has been turned back on him on a few occasions:
- Once in the Cocoon Academy arc, when he got into a cafeteria fight with Pinky.
- In the Alt Text for one strip in the sleepover arc.
- "Minions babe."
- It's a Wonderful Plot: It's a Plunderful Life, starting here. Hilarity Ensues with a Double Subversion — or more, depending how you look at it.
- It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY: "It's pronounced 'Crackin'..."
- Jerkass: Snake, though not as much as Dedede.
- Key Under the Doormat: When the Phantos is around, hiding a key anywhere is not a good idea.
- Klingon Promotion: Pichu is kicked out of Brawl for being (gameplay-wise) a clone of Pikachu, but evolves into one soon after. He then uses a Poké Ball on Melee's Pikachu, and takes over his position. See Cheshire Cat Grin above.
- Lampshade Hanging: They love doing this, mostly with Mario universe conventions.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Alluded to here.
- Last Episode New Character: Shulk makes a cameo in one panel of Comic 599. (The one that says "Of friendly competition...")
- Laughably Evil: Waluigi, oh so much.
- Let Us Never Speak of This Again: In 495 Mega Man really DOES NOT want to talk about his stint in the Captain N: The Game Master cartoon or be reminded of it. Pit pretends to agree, but his reply only frustrates the blue bomber further.
- Lint Value: In the strip where Bowser gets his own flying clown car.
- List Song: last half of the "History of Nintendo" song is a very long list of people and game titles associated with Nintendo.
- Literally Shattered Lives: Hopefully Eario can humpty dumpty that mess so Hyrule isn’t forever doomed.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: This strip.
- Even Waldo is in the middle, if you look hard enough! (behind Bowser Jr.'s easel)
- Logo Joke: Starting with The Egg, most BitF logos since then have had a joke related to the comic.
- Long Bus Trip: The spotlight seems to rotate from one series to the next, so naturally, there would be characters left out.
- Loophole Abuse: Mario cleverly figures out the word box counts as a box too.
- Luminescent Blush: Pit's one is pretty cute when Palutena finds him checking the personal ads again.
- Samus is a Girl: With a twist.
- Schizo Tech: In a somewhat minor example; in this comic 541, Adeleine has both a Wii and a rotary phone in her living room. And the TV looks like it was ripped straight out of just about any newspaper comic from the 80's or 90's.
- The fact that it piggybacks on Super Smash Bros' massive crossover of characters from diverse fictions means this trope is often going to crop up in various other ways related to that.
- Sealed Faces of Evil In a Can
- Waluigi, as of Comic 556. Though the "evil" part here is debatable.
- Self-Imposed Challenge: Comic #200 has led to Pacifist runs of games, where the goal is to kill no minions (except those who are used to kill bosses) and if any minions are to die, have it be due to anyone other than the player i.e. a Koopa walking into a lava pit.
- Seven Deadly Sins: The fourth part of the "Turnabout Kirby" arc has Meta Knight using photographic evidence against Dedede, with each picture containing a certain sin from previous comics.
- Shall I Repeat That?: Parodied by Kaepora Gaebora.
- Shirtless Scene: Luigi's moment before defeating Ganon with a Starman in his Holiday Vacation to Hyrule.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: This entire strip.
- Shout-Out: In almost every comic. Now with its own page.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: The Ice Climbers have this moment when they found out they voted for each other in the Smash Voters comics.
- Silence Is Golden: Used in 464 – The Secret.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: As seen in this comic.
- Skewed Priorities: The best way to deal with Romulans?
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Samus in this strip
- Slasher Smile: Link finds the solution to both of his problems and looks damn creepy in the process.
- Sleep Cute: Serenade.
- Slept Through the Apocalypse: Of course Kirby of all people was the one who would do this. Subverted, though.
- Slippy-Slidey Ice World: 2011's holiday comic is about one of these.
- Solar-Powered Magnifying Glass: Dedede is seen using this on an anthill in comic 346.
- Something Something Leonard Bernstein: Comic 400's list of Nintendo's games.
- Squee: Several comics, as well as the above image.
- Spinoff Babies: "Little Fox" seems to be one for Star Fox, with Fox around 5 years old, Falco is just a chick, and Slippy is a tadpole.
- Stalker with a Crush: Dedede becomes this when a Prinplup uses Attract.
- Standard '50s Father: "Your father" in comic 249.
- Start of Darkness: Parodied, see the Go-Karting with Bowser example.
- Played literally in "Cocoon Academy": Meta Knight was originally pink, like Kirby. He gets a blue color after swallowing Dark Matter.
- One unconfirmed fan theory is that, since the only characters shown to have been covered in dark slime are confirmed future villains (and a raccoon from Animal Crossing), that entire fight was the incidental start of darkness for many characters.
- There's also this for Waluigi.
- Stealth Pun: On the cast page, Luigi's profile shows him playing a song, the score of which is labeled as "Violin II". Second fiddle, anyone?
- Stock Scream: "A Simple Request". You can hear the Wilhelm Scream during Veran's part.
- “Stop Having Fun” Guys: Parodied in 276. Dedede goes on about how naive Kirby is for enjoying Brawl, but quickly joins in when he realizes you can make Mario and Sonic fight.
- Story Arc: At least fifteen of them: "How the King Stole Christmas", "Gooey Bomb", "Turnabout Kirby", "A Mushroom Kingdom Carol", "Snake in the Grass", "Janitor of the Mushroom Kingdom", "Cocoon Academy", "Sun's Song", "Dream Land", "The Sleepover", "Smash Voters", "The Legion", "It’s a Plunderful Life", "Divide by Hero" and "Meet Me at Final Destination".
- Stylistic Suck: KIRBY, YOU ARE THE WORST.
- Suddenly Voiced: Throughout the webcomic, Link never utters a single word... until comic 323, in which he is possessed by the Philips CDi. After that, he remains silent for the rest of the comic's run until comic 597, where he briefly turns into his animated series incarnation.
- Sue Donym: Subverted with Kingsonnn Dededoo.
- Sweetie Graffiti: Kirby and Jigglypuff do this, unfortunately for Whispy Woods.
- Symbol Swearing: In comic 363, courtesy of Navi out all people.
- Take Our Word for It: Meta Knight's face is badly scarred after the Gooey Bomb incident... Or so we're told.
- Take That: A subtle one◊ to CAD.
- Take That, Scrappy!: The comic hasn't missed it's chance to take the expected jabs at the most infamous in Nintendo, though it's certainly more good-natured about it than others:
- Assist Trophy features Link and Ganondorf having a truce to go after Tingle. The author notes that just about every Gaming Webcomic has some sort of obligation to draw the creepiest Tingle they can.
- Good Dog shows the Duck Hunt Dog getting replaced by the much more encouraging Poochie and Exiled to the Doghouse. Matt however feels that the Dog doesn't really deserve his status, as his infamous snicker wasn't really all that mean-spirited, and he does a good job as a hunting dog otherwise.
- That Cloud Looks Like: ...A Lakitu throwing a Spiny into your face.
- That One Level: Not a level in itself, but this comic sings about the tendency for Slippy Slidey Ice Worlds to be such.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Using a Level 100 Gyarados on a Level 2 Pidgey.
- Third-Person Person: Waluigi who might have gotten it from his father, and Eario.
- This Is Gonna Suck "Its beginning to look just like an Ice World. Ohhh boy here we go..."
- Throwing the Distraction: "The Captive Princess" supplies the page image.
- Throw the Book at Them: According to this comic, this is why magic tomes in the Fire Emblem series break.
- To be a bit more specific, they set them alight, then throw them. The same is true for dragonstones. One has to wonder though, how this works for the other varieties of magic...
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Luigi at the end of A Mushroom Kingdom Carol.
- "I was going to have Luigi be the one to get the Spiny in the face...but you know what? No."
- Luigi proves to be surprisingly competent when it comes saving Hyrule. Matthew points out after this one that on a comic-by-comic basis, Mario's been far, far more abused than Luigi has in the webcomic's run.
- Tomato Surprise: At the end of the "Cocoon Academy" arc, we learn that "Pinky" is actually Meta Knight. And Headmaster Hand is Crazy Hand. Master Hand and Kirby were never actually in the arc at all. Also, the masked figure presumed to be Meta Knight is actually Waddle Dee, who later gives his mask to Meta Knight.
- Too Dumb to Live: That is incorrect◊, Master Belch.
- Took a Level in Badass: Mario is shown to be a dork in Cocoon Academy, with Luigi of all people being the popular one. But when Dark Matter attacked, Mario gains admiration upon spinning Bowser around and using him as a living flamethrower.
- Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: Step aside. Waluigi Time.
- Traitor Shot: In the "Turnabout Kirby" arc, after Meta Knight gives the Judge evidence that Dedede may just be framing Kirby by showing his own flaws, Dedede angrily demands to know where Meta Knight got such evidence. He replies "Let's just say... I have an informant". Cut to the jury bench. The scene then zooms in on Waddle Dee as his eyes shift.
- Also, when Meta Knight is "banned" (reflecting his real-life ban from Brawl tournaments): as Master Hand takes him away, he angrily raves about how he thinks it was Dedede who orchestrated this. It was actually Kirby, as the scene zooms in on him and he gives a barely noticeable smile.
- Triang Relations: Type 4 between Samus, Captain Falcon, and Snake in "Snake in the Grass".
- Unscrewed Salt Shaker: Revenge of Meta Knight
- Unsound Effect: "Boil, Boil"
- Unusual Euphemism: "Great mother o' Spain!" in 260: The Captive Princess.
- Urine Trouble: "Gyroid"
- Verbal Tic: Captain Falcon, to the point where it resembles Tourette's.
- Victory Is Boring: In 456, Ganondorf travels to Zebes but he accidentally ends in Dreamland. He quickly conquers the place... and just so quickly he finds out he hates it: the realm is unbearably cute, the local hero will not fight him because he thinks the King of Evil taking over sounds funny, the citizens are apathetic and do not care who the king is, and his palace's servants are so sugarily servile and solicitous it disgusts him. Before long he gets fed up with being tucked in the bed and having his back scrubbed as he takes a bath, and he returns to Hyrule to rule the place with tyranny, violence and fireball-throwing.
- Video Game Cruelty Potential: Strip 200 makes you realize what a horrible, horrible person you are for playing the average Mario game the way the developers intended.
- Hype Backlash: Some people, however, would like to point out that they're all trying to kill YOU.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Parodied in Ganondorf's Holiday Vacation, where he tries to go to Zebes but ends up in Dream Land:
Waddle Dee: Are you ready for your goodnight kiss, sire?
Ganondorf: I hate this place.
- Villain Decay: Parodied in Benign Tragedy where Bowser kidnaps Peach again and it's treated more as an annoyance rather than a threat. The Alt Text hammers it in further.
We look forward to teaming up with you again next time there's a REAL villain in town.
- Villain Song: "A Simple Request" is this. Also overlaps with Anti-Christmas Song.
- The Villain Sucks Song: "You're a Mean King, Dedede"
- Visual Pun: Comic #249 is advertised repeatedly as containing "excess gore, racism, foul language, public indecency, and frightening imagery". None of them are quite as severe as expected:
- Excess gore: A number of televisions displaying Al Gore.
- Racism: The starred Sneech in the upper left corner, and a Farfetch'd carrying a "no Psyduck" sign.
- Foul language: Farfetch'd and Psyduck arguing. Okay, maybe that's fowl language.
- Public indecency: The Sneech and the Pokémon are naked.
- Frightening imagery: A particularly creepy image of Tingle. Teddie too if you're familiar with Persona 4.
- Wacky Marriage Proposal: Matt considered proposing to his girlfriend through the comic, complete with a Waluigi Time joke... but ultimately ended up going with a more serious proposal. Still, in terms of What Could Have Been, it's pretty wacky. ("Expecting a ring? TOO BAD. WALUIGI TIME.")
- The Walls Have Eyes: Being that the Zelda series is so fond of this trope, Brawl in the Family brought it to its logical conclusion.
- Weaksauce Weakness: In the Christmas Carol arc, even after growing up Bowser Jr. never got over his fear of water.
- We Have Reserves: Played for laughs in # 559 when pointing out the main difference between Fire Emblem and Advance Wars.
- Wham Episode: Strip 580, the beginning of the end.
- Wham Line: From that same strip: "The comic is ending."
- What Measure Is a Mook?: Here and here which is set to music. Awesome, awesome music.
- What You Are in the Dark: King Dedede reveals his true nature on a dark, cold winter night.
- When I Was Your Age: And the cycle begins anew.
- White and Grey Morality: The villains usually have a soft side to them, the heroes can be honest but have some bad habits, and most of the trouble of the world-ending kind is usually unintended. The only truly evil character is Dark Matter.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Played for laughs after Kirby swallows Princess Peach.
- Who Would Want To Read Us?: Used here and here.
- Wingding Eyes: The Author Avatar's eyes turn into the PlayStation button symbols after playing PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for the first time.
- With Catlike Tread: FALCON SNEAK!!
- World of Snark
- You Have Researched Breathing: this episode humorously deconstructs the Pokemon games' use of this trope.
- Zombie Apocalypse: Kirby, what have they done to ya?
Well folks, I guess that's it. Time to wrap it up, but I'd like to thank you for all these years...