Wow. Until a few days ago, I had no idea how 15 minutes of cartoon could be so intense. An amazing blend of quirky humor and heartrending humanity in only the way Adventure Time pulls off, “Betty” has immediately become one of my favorites in this series, upping my sympathy for the Ice King/Simon something like 10 fold. Crazy that Betty just comes out of nowhere and just owns the episode. So ridiculously math.
Also, Flame Princess looks nice with her fire hair down, though it’s a very visible reminder of the current state of her powers.
This episode even more fully realizes what’s portended by this NPR story on the dimensions of meaning in Adventure Time.