EPISODE 2: POKEMON EMERGENCY
this episode is called “Pokemon Emergency” and that’s also what I named this blog!! this is mostly because all the clever pokemon-related phrases I could think of are already taken on tumblr, but also because “Pokemon Emergency” is just a good combination of words like “Ghost Bong” or “Pizza Beach.” i think this explains why i like chillwave music.
EXCERPT: okay anyway, a phone in the waiting room starts to ring. of note: the video phones in the pokemon center all say “RING RING RING RING RING RING PHONE CALL PHONE CALL” when they ring. so yeah there’s that. Ash answers the call and its Professor Oak. like most older people, Prof Oak cannot even figure out how to work his own video phone properly. once he does, he is pretty much just a condescending tool to Ash and tells him that he’s ‘surprised’ that Ash even made it to Veridian City. this rubs me the wrong way because every teacher i ever had treated me like this and now i have a huge inferiority complex about how ‘inept’ i am. anyway, evidently, Oak bet Gary ‘a million dollars’ that Ash would catch a new pokemon before making it to Veridian City, and when he founds out that Ash didn’t catch a new pokemon yet, he gets really sad. it must suck to have to pay $1,000,000 to your 10-year-old grandson because you lost a bet. Ash tries to tell Oak that he saw a legendary bird pokemon but Oak is all like “lol no way bro” and then leaves to go get his “anchovy, spinach, and pineapple” pizza. jesus, Professor Oak has THE WORST taste in pizza ever.