Today’s entry will be fairly short, for the main reason that I wasn’t really paying too close attention to the episode and didn’t really understand what was going on.
Or maybe I need to study more. Anyway…
Episode starts off with Akarin coming in as the Dokumo Club. I think what she said was that it’s a club of people who read and look good. Errh… okay. They drop off a button, and then Milky comes back and presses it, triggering…
Yuipon makes her official appearance in the story line, and Renacchi makes her official appearance outside of the theatre. The whole thing is just some silly play that has to be seen, which includes a goofy cartwheel, a stolen DBZ ultimate move, and shuttlecocks everywhere.
And then the enemy and the princess are defeated.
Yuihan comes in at the end because she is the “real villain” but Nana does the patented “Mou ee wa” and that’s that.
This leads nicely into the Oogiri portion of the show, where the theme is “Superheroes I don’t want to meet.”
Sayaka seems to be getting good at anticipating the tsukkomi and having a suitable reaction to it. This is why I think she’s heads-and-tails above everyone else in the 48 group. Small things like that add up to really big performances. I’m actually awaiting the time she gets out of 48 and goes solo, because she’s an incredible talent.
Sometimes I wonder if they purposely leave her fails in. You can already tell that the section is heavily edited. That shouldn’t be surprising… even the great improv comedy TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” had edited out a lot of the boring answers.
The ultimate conclusion to the storyline is that they recruit Sayaka for a one-time performance, which leaves today’s manzai to a combination of Momoka and Milky.
I actually didn’t understand most of it. I remember them talking about superstitions but I don’t know what they were talking about exactly. Either way, Momoka is too jolly to be a good tsukkomi, and Milky is… well, I don’t know. She just doesn’t seem to be getting any better at this, which is a shame because her first few manzais were hilarious. I’m concerned that she’s just using her cuteness to get by.
Momoka is fun to watch though. She’s always smiling and over-the-top. She really needs more roles like this. She’s managed to make Tengoku Yarou her own which is incredible and probably why it ranked in the NMB RH Top 30, and I think a lot of her talents aren’t as obvious because of how strong the rest of her, uh, personality is.
The episode concludes with Iwao winning an Okinawa trip and giving it to the girls, which I think is real? I can’t tell.
Unfortunately the trip had terrible weather.
Then the episode closes out with a bombed joke by Milky from the Oogiri section.
Well, at least Nana should feel relieved that she’s not the only joke bomber.