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Recap / Adventure Time S 5 E 33 Time Sandwich

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When Magic Man steals Jake’s delicious sandwich, Finn must defy laws of space and time to get it back.


  • Ascended Extra: Mr. Cupcake plays a major role in Jake's defeat of Magic Man.
  • Bowdlerise: Censored versions of this episode remove Jake boiling a lobster alive,
  • Breather Episode: After five consecutive episodes with more serious plots note  we have a lighter episode where Finn and Jake deal with another of Magic Man's pranks.
  • Call-Back: As in "Video Makers" and "All The Little People", we see that Jake fears that Mr. Cupcake and Lady may have some romantic connection.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • BMO's new software from his visit at the MO factory is displayed.
    • Marcelline's costume in this episode was previously seen hanging up in "Marcelline's Closet".
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    • Jake uses pickles from the pickle jar Prismo gave him in "Jake the Dog" to make the sandwich.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Jake is driven to tears one once all options are seemingly used up. It turns out to be the Secret Test of Character that Magic Man was judging Jake on.
  • For the Evulz: Magic Man steals Jake's sandwich and then places himself in a bubble to slowly savor Jake's reactions once he reaches the bottom.
  • For the Lulz: The real reason BMO helped Jake was to try out his skateboard trick for fun.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Magic Man could do nothing but stare while Jake delivers an epic punch to his face due to his time-dilation spell.
  • I Fell for Hours: Taken to a literal extreme; Magic Man places himself in a bubble where time moves super-slow.
  • Imagine Spot: Jake keeps himself sad enough to move through the time bubble by imagining his funeral. Then he imagines Mr. Cupcake going out with Lady Rainicorn, which eventually just makes him mad. Jake gets sad again by having a mental conversation with the imaginary Mr. Cupcake, telling him to take care of Lady if he died and that he values their friendship.
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  • Karma Houdini Warranty: This is one of the few episodes where Magic Man gets serious payback for his hijinks. After stealing Jake's perfect sandwich and forcing him to undergo a riddle that made him undergo the Despair Event Horizon, Magic Man gets punched by Jake, is blown up by Bubblegum's missiles, is elbow-dropped by giant-demon Marceline, and has his face skateboarded by BMO.
  • Megaton Punch: Jake delivers an epic one to Magic Man.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Jake making a perfect sandwich.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Magic Man realizes that Jake figured out his riddle and is about to punch him, his eyes widen.
  • One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others: All of the ingredients Jake uses are mundane, except for the soul of a lobster.
  • One-Winged Angel: Invoked. Marceline transforms into a demonic form order to release demon juice. It doesn't work.
  • Riddle Me This: Magic Man claims the only way to break through his time-slowing spell is to solve his riddle: "When your face shows 7:20 / When green leaves turn brown / The only way forward is down / Then you'll see the wetter, the better". The answer is that when Jake gets sad enough, he's able to move at normal speed inside the time bubble.
  • Tempting Fate: Jake makes a half-assed second sandwich, and tries to convince himself it'll be good. Then he bites it and it's awful.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Literally, since Jake is a dog. Just as he finishes his well-prepared sandwich, Magic Man takes it away from him.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: Magic Man steals Jake's perfect sandwich and traps it in a magic bubble where time moves slower on the inside. A slowed-down conversation between Finn and Jake that takes a few seconds lasts five hours when they finally remove themselves from the time bubble.

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