Brain Candy: Mousse Family Values

Recently I found myself musing about Dragon Ball.

Dragon Ball

Specifically, a small handful of episodes in which our hero Son Goku has a brief meet-and-greet with a friendly farmer dude named Mousse

Mousse1

“‘Sup, mah peeps!”

…His wife Eclair

Eclair2

…Who, no offense, looks like she’s had her share of ’em!

Hiyoooo

…And their nine children, all of whom are also named after desserts.

Moussekids

Cocoa&Cookie&Crepe

From eldest to youngest, there’s Crepe, Cookie, Cocoa

Conan O'Brien

No, not him.

Puff

Creme Puff (not the most macho name, but in his first appearance he informs us that his friends just call him ‘Puff’)…

Meh Emoji

“Mmmmmm, that’s not much better, kid.”

Jelly&Jam

…The twins, Jelly & Jam

Jelly & Jam 2

I don’t have a joke for this, I just think it’s really cute.

Donuts

Donuts

Lee_Kanker

Separated at birth??

Cupcake&Pudding

Cupcake and Pudding.

Chowder

“A whole family named after desserts? You’re makin’ me hungry!”

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“Me too!”

I remember being oddly intrigued by these characters and kind of wishing we could’ve gotten a side episode focusing on them or something. The potential was definitely there.

Hotshot Auteur Director

“OK, it’s not perfect. Eleven characters is a pretty big number, and we’re on a budget, I personally would prefer the twins to be the youngest, ’cause that’s my vision, and I wouldn’t have so many boys, as girls are ‘in’ now…but it can be fixed. Have your people contact my people and we’ll discuss it over lunch. Ciao!”

This got me thinking about today’s Brain Candy, which also doubles as an Unpopular Opinion: my favorite moments from shows like Dragon Ball/Z

Dragon Ball Title Card

…Or Dinosaur King

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…Or super sentai shows like Kamen Rider OOO

Kamen Rider OOO

…Or movies like Our Friend Power 5

Our Friend Power 5

…Tend not to be the action/battle/fight scenes, but rather the silly comedy moments where the characters are just doing silly stuff at home with the zany slapstick, bizarro sound effects and musical stings, wild takes and all. In fact, I’d like to see a show like those that’s a pure comedy. In other words, a Dragon Ball/Kamen Rider/Dinosaur King/Hero: 108 type show, set in that kind of universe, but consisting of just the funny parts.

Dragon Ball Title Card

DRAGON BALL LOL. Rock the chuckles!

It would be set in the same type of universe as these shows, with the same literal nomenclature, futuristic architecture…

eastcity

…The same mix of unique looking and dressing humans and weird animal creatures…

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Female Pokemon Trainers

Who wears short-shorts?

…And the same kinds of way-out sci-fi tech and crazy powers…

ClickRemote

Spike_and_Aki_in_costume

…But the goofy stuff involving teenage boys obsessed with underwear, kawaii schoolgirls who are freakishly strong for no reason, soda cans that can transform into motorcycles, characters getting stuffed into suitcases and hung up on clotheslines and wives who reprimand their husbands by throwing their shoes at them would be the entire stories, not just filler material between the fight scenes. Why doesn’t some studio make a show like that? I’d watch the heck out of that!

Dr. Slump

Unless it’s been done.

 

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