Episode Review

Stinging a Stinger

Sunday, June 11, 2006, 3:00 PM - 4:02 PM

Misc. Tidbits (3:00 PM - 3:01 PM)

The episode was written by Bob Forward.

This episode originally aired on Friday, November 3, 1989.

Interesting Notes (3:46 PM)

Zelda hates bad puns.

Great Lines (3:09 PM - 3:48 PM)

Link: "Ta-da! Your hero arrives!"
Zelda: "Ah! Spare me the drama and get to work, hero!"

Triforce of Wisdom: "When magical means will not suffice, use natural means as your device."

Dumb Lines (3:48 PM)


Rant (3:04 PM - 3:55 PM, 4:02 PM)

The fight scene at the beginning of this episode was very sloppily done. It takes too long for the top of the club to fall down and for the final two goons to run awya - and then stupidity run into that rake (or whatever it is). This looks like a fight scene out of Captain N.

How could Link be so stupid to accept a sword from a complete stranger - especially after being told that it would make him irresistable to princesses - and give away his old sword? Then again, this is Link, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

It's a nice touch to see a skeleton in Gannon's dungeon. I wonder how the man died. Hehe..

Zelda tells Link, "You should have saved me. That's your job." While it seems like Zelda's belittling herself, I prefer to look at it as Zelda taking any opportunity that she gets to give Link a hard time. :D

The skeleton disappears later in the scene. Oops.

What is up with Link asking Zelda for a kiss when they're about to be fed to a goma?!

Link pronounces lasso as "lassoo". That's...weird.

Sleazenose is dumb for saying his plan of locking Link and Zelda in the dungeon. Sheesh!

Why did Zelda and Link take Sleazenose to the castle with them? He doesn't serve any purpose now that they're out of the underworld.

I wonder why that portrait of Zelda in Link's room is crooked. I doubt they were trying to show that Link's room had been ransacked. Maybe a nail broke off or something.

Ah, so Zelda and Link used Sleazenose to trick Gannon. Clever. =)

When Link says "Mine, I think. Thanks.", his lips don't move. Oops.

In a weird twist, Zelda exclaims "Kiss me!" to Link. Of course, she finds a way out of it. =)

So that's what the box of ants was for?! Zelda thought far ahead. =)

Link exclaims "Excuuuse me, Princess!" and asks Zelda for a kiss (albeit in a slightly different manner than the usual "Kiss me"). It's Bob Forward. What else could you expect at this point?

Lesson: Link is a sucker.

Despite Link's infamous line and demands for a kiss, "Stinging a Stinger" is a good episode.

There wasn't much for me to write about this episode. It's okay and has a complex plot. The fact that I found no bad lines should indicate how good this episode is.

Overall, "Stinging a Stinger" is a good episode. I look forward to reviewing the next one.

Usefulness ratings:

Link: 4 (getting the goma tied up, working on the catapult, getting the dirt, getting his sword back)
Zelda: 5 (distracting the goma, working on the catapult, collecting the dirt with ants, launching the beehive at Gannon, hiding the Triforce of Wisdom from Sleazenose)
Spryte: 1 (explaining what the Triforce of Wisdom meant)

Zelda comes out ahead again! Spryte was in this episode only for a short moment, so she gets only 1 point.

The running total usefulness ratings for the series so far are:

Link: 97 (9 episodes)
Zelda: 49 (9 episodes)
Spryte: 7 (6 episodes)

That's the end of my review of "Stinging a Stinger". I'll review "Hitch In the Works" next. See you all in my next review!

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