Review: Lazor Wulf “Lane Occupied; At the End of the Day”

Don’t go disrespecting the deities.

Overview

“Lane Occupied” begins with Lazor Wulf and the gang in a heated basketball game, where Stupid Horse gets unbenched and placed on the court. He breaks all his ankles, however, and fails so hard that God transports him to a place where all the lamest “spazzes” go: Milwaukee. Stupid Horse quickly rises to fame there, becoming the “God” (Greatest Of all Dudes) of the realm. Lazor Wulf, Canon Wulf, and Yeti try to convince Stupid Horse to come home (where he can do menial tasks for them once more, such as buying cereal.) He declines until God dismisses him from Milwaukee for being too funny. Stupid Horse winds up agreeing that Milwaukee sucks, and is taken home.

In “At the End of the Day,” Lazor Wulf and Canon Wulf discover the dangers of catcalling — or in this case, wolf whistling. The pair spends their evening howling at the moon, attempting to woo it in their own wolf-like ways. However, the moon is not a fan and warns them to stop hollering at her. They don’t, and the moon decides to raise the tides to drown them. Meanwhile, Blazor Wulf is trying to get things ready for her big blowout weed sale, but notices her special guest promoter — and the whole town — have joined Lazor Wulf and Canon Wulf in howling at the moon. Blazor Wulf tries to convince the moon to not drown the town, but after experiencing the town’s sexist demeanor, she agrees with the moon and decides that maybe it’s best that everyone dies.

Our Take

Lazor Wulf continues to be delightfully cartoony and fun — and these two new episodes make an even greater impression.

There is a lot of meta Milwaukee jokes in “Lane Occupied,” making for a lot of good pokes about the city. The “that’s what she said” running gag ran the show — all while making the actual humor not circulate around the joke itself. The ending memoriam for “that’s what she said” jokes was a great commentary on how the phrase is practically immortal. The city sign gags were also a playful visual touch. Going off of visuals — that embossed shot of Stupid Horse at the end of the episode? Magnifique.

“At the End of the Day” definitely takes the cake, though. It’s cool to see the wolves’ nature as wolves actually play into the plot, rather than just seeing them be wolves for no reason. As a sucker for puns, the whole “wolf whistling” theme was appreciated. What was appreciated even more, though, is Blazor Wulf as a whole. She carries fire on her back and sells weed — again: there no punches held when it comes to a good visual pun. She and the moon’s mutual understanding of one another made for an excellent anti-climax. Nothing but respect for the death of catcallers — or, in this case, moon holler-ers.

The color palette, sound design, and art direction make Lazor Wulf simultaneously entertaining and chill. The voice acting is a vital aspect to these factors: no matter what’s happening, the voice talent seems to balance its cartoonishly-toned voices with its more relaxed ones in order to create its own unique style of storytelling. While the emptiness of the backgrounds is still prevalent, there was a lot of movement and visual variation in these episodes (which was even mixed in with a dash of typography!)

So far, the wacky situations of Lazor Wulf (mixed in with the lackadaisical attitude of the characters) seem to give off some vibes similar Regular Show — with its own original spins and flavors, of course.

Kayla Gleeson

Kayla Gleeson is an entertainment writer and media player, with work involved in shows such as Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" and Chicken Soup for the Soul's "Hidden Heroes." In addition to her work on BubbleBlabber, she also has dozens upon dozens of published articles for RockYou Media. Aside from immersing her life in cartoons, she loves to write and read poetry, be outdoors, go to conventions, and indulge in Alan Resnick stylings of comedy.

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