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Recap / Adventure Time S 8 E 3 Wheels

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Kim Kil Whan is worried about his daughter’s future and asks Jake for some parental advice.


  • Attention Whore: Jake spends the entire episode trying to impress Bronwyn and her friends and later enters a race against her where the loser is banned from the skate park, just so he can be the coolest.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Jake eventually forgets the entire point of his going to check on his granddaughter — to make sure she's secure for the future for her dad — and instead focuses on trying to impress her and her friends.
  • Continuity Nod: Huntress Wizard shows up briefly when Finn plays the flute.
    • Jake pretending not to know about his granddaughter is a nod to "Ocarina"'s darker alternate ending where Kim Kil Whan decides keep his family a secret because Jake is just too immature.
  • The Fettered: Jake (stretchy powers) and Kim Kil Whan (a very long dogicorn plus teleportation), literally during the three-legged race. They come in last but Kim Kil Whan appreciates Jake not using his powers to show off or cheat (Jake also doesn't use his powers in his race with Bronwyn aside from giving himself a cool "hairdo").
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  • Good Parents: Upon finding out why Bronwyn's grades have slid, Kim Kil Whan recognizes skating's important to her but tells her firmly yet politely that she needs to get her grades up, something she agrees to with no issue. He also apologizes for not simply discussing it with her in the first place and sending Jake instead.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even Finn thinks Jake skateboarding against his granddaughter is dumb.
  • Manchild: Thoroughly deconstructed with Jake this time around: He fails to connect with Kim Kil Whan due to his immaturity and is more focused on impressing his granddaughter than actually being her grandpa. It also gets him horribly injured when he tries to make a jump it took Bronwyn months to make.
  • Ride the Lightning / Shock and Awe / Weather Manipulation: Bronwyn summons storm clouds and becomes a bolt of lightning just to step down to Jake and challenge him.
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  • Sequel Episode: To "Ocarina". Jake's relationship with Kim Kil is somewhat better but Jake hasn't really changed enough for Kim to change his opinion of his dad.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Marceline and Bubblegum are seen together in the "Pit of Love".
    • Huntress Wizard shows up again when Finn plays the flute.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Finn calls Jake out for racing against Bronwyn.
    Finn: Dude are you really going to get your granddaughter banned from her own skate park?
    Jake: I hope so!

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