I decided to go back and watch the very first episode of Bonobono, and lo and behold I found out that the main blue sea otter actually has a name: it's Bonobono... Other than that, I also realised that while deadpan can be great, if done well, dry humour just really isn't for me or rather the type of dry humour, in this show anyway. At certain points in this episode where I guess you were supposed to laugh, I found myself staring blankly at the screen. If anything, I felt awkward and embarrassed for the creators of the show. Is this really funny? I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions and preferences, so maybe there are people out there who find these shows funny, but I can definitively say that I am not one of them. In this episode Bonobono goes into the sea to play; he recalls the time of when his dad said to him that he looks funny when riding the waves. He also remembers when his dad did it as well (ride the waves that is). While playing in the ocean, Bonobono spots his friend Racoon - whom I presume doesn't have a name due to the fact that in episode 22 Bonobono referred to him as Racoon. Racoon is responsible for providing slapstick humour... ... or at least he's supposed to be. He just seemed like one of those typical violent friend characters, though.
Bonobono asks Racoon to play with him in the ocean, but when Racoon inquires as to what they should play, Bonobono responds by saying "rock, paper, scissors?" which understandably results in him getting a punch in the face by Racoon. However, there were two (THAT'S RIGHT TWO) funny moments in this episode. The first was Bonobono's blank gaze as he rode the waves and the second was Racoon's butt sticking out of the wave.
Unfortunately, it looks as if my earlier judgements of the show were spot on; I won't be watching this again.
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