‘Adventure Time’: Absurdity at its best

Kasim Hardaway

Kasim Hardaway
Kasim Hardaway

Adventure time. C’mon, grab your friends, we’ll go to very distant lands with Jake the Dog, and Finn the Human, The Adventures never end, it’s Adventure Time!

These are the lyrics that start the theme song of my favorite television show, “Adventure Time with Finn and Jake.” The show comes on Cartoon Network, and it follows two best friends, Finn and Jake, through their adventures in the Land of Ooo.

Ooo is a vast land where you can find anyone and anything imaginable, literally. The creators of “Adventure Time” have taken imagination to the next level of imagining, if you know what I mean. If you don’t understand what I am trying to get across, let me try to make it clear.

Fire and ice that can speak? Check. Rock ‘n’ Roll vampires? Check. Dragon unicorn hybrids? Check. Portals that lead to alternate dimensions that are even more ridiculous than Ooo? Check.

Whatever you can think of and more is expressed in “Adventure Time” through brilliant animation.

How would I describe “Adventure Time”? It is a show that is utterly ridiculous. The animations are unbelievable, and the script is even more far out.

Every time I watch “Adventure Time,” I feel as though I am tripping on some hallucinogenic drug. None of it ever seems real to me.

“Adventure Time” is so absurd, I feel like the creators of the show have to be deranged yet they are geniuses for creating a show with such depth.

The stories are the most ridiculous; Finn and Jake’s adventures include finding a crystal apple which will make the best apple pie, saving fruit princesses from the evil clutches of the Ice King, and becoming wizards to save their academy from a flaming asteroid.

The only problem I have with the show is it was created for children to watch. After watching several episodes I realized the dialogue, characters, and bizarreness of the show, would make any child run away with fear or confusion or likely both.

The plots in “Adventure Time” aren’t complex, but how the creators of the show put it together, makes it complex. It is an explosion of absurdity, colors and surreal humor. The thing that ceases to amaze me is how well everything goes together.

Yes, the show seems completely random at times but somehow it fits. The creators must have some unmatched understanding of the inner workings of the human mind.

At first I thought I was the only one obsessed with the show, but as time passed I found myself talking to friends about it. It is slowly but surely captivating the interest of those who thought they would never watch the show.

Trying to describe “Adventure Time” in words is almost an insult to the visual genius of the show. Since “Adventure Time” is such a masterpiece that combines colors, humor and absurdity so well, I’d rather leave it to you, the reader of this article, to find out the brilliance of the show yourself.

So as a passionate fan of “Adventure Time,” I advise you to take 20 minutes out of your day to sit back and watch an episode of “Adventure Time,” the most ludicrous television show airing in America.

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