Review: Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja ”McCluckerbusters / Let Them Eat Cake Fries”

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McCluckerbusters

McFlubbusters and Charlie Cluckers are two competing restaurants vying for each others’ fan base despite being remarkably similar. Charlie Cluckers has a chicken recipe that the owner of McFlubbusters wants and McFlubs has a Bloomin’ Onion recipe that Charlie wants. They both decide to enlist Howard and Randy to try and get said recipes, but Randy’s greed gets in the way causing McFist to drop in and try and destroy both businesses in favor of his wrap business. Ninja shows up and wrecks all, and decides to just say thank you this time around so as to not cause any more trouble.

Our Take

As a connoisseur of restaurants of this variety, I loved the idea of a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory‘s take on a fried food restaurant. Moreover, I kind of appreciated the fact that the battle wasn’t an epic ninja v robots battle and instead was almost a different type of a conflict which is a great way to spice up the Randy menu. I would have liked to have spent as much time with the Charlie Cluckers restaurant as we did with McFlubbusters, but overall a strong episode.

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Let Them Eat Cake Fries

The Principal wants to take Cake Fries off of the menu, but Randy wants to fight back. The ninja stays out of it, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some sort of hero, and people want to know who it is. The hero goes out of control when he tries to commandeer a blimp meant for destroying the cake batter. We find out it was Howard all along and that cake fries were going to be replaced with pudding tots anyway so a lot probably happened that didn’t need to happen. The blimp dumps the cake batter so Ninja has to fry it before it drowns the student body.

Our Take

I kind of didn’t like the fact that we were almost in a Randy vs Howard battle. As a matter of fact, there was hardly a battle at the end, it was more of a discussion. Howard’s alter ego also didn’t come off as a villain, so there was really no fight nor any character that I particularly rooted for. Of the two episodes where fried food was the main course, this one was a bit weaker of the two.

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John Schwarz

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