I sat down with my chatty, nerdy 11-year old daughter.
Hey, Bug. Come over here and help me out.
What do you need help with?
You’re going to help me with my post. I’m going to give you some pop culture stuff and then you will explain those things to me.
Is that it?
The Marvel Universe.
In Marvel Universe is like superheros like Captain Marvel, The Hulk, Black Widow, Iron Man. But it’s totally different from the DC Universe. Very different. It’s different from the DC Universe because it has totally different heroes like Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Arrow…and everything that you know in the Marvel Universe is just thrown out the window.
Do you like DC or Marvel better?
Um, it’s kind of hard to decide. I mean, they’re both cool. I like Marvel better because The Avengers.
UUGGGGHHHH. Very annoying. Trouble-maker. And a, the worst guy in the universe. I mean he sold drugs…
He didn’t really do that. But still. Yeah.
The Joker, specifically this one:
Uh, seriously? That’s the best they could do?
What should he look like?
Um, maybe something that looks a bit more like The Joker from the television series or the cartoons. Stuff like that.
So you don’t want a Joker with caps on his teeth?
What in the world are caps? Seriously, what are caps?
Nevermind. Explain who The Joker is to me.
The Joker is this mad clown out to destroy Batman and take over Gotham.
Cool and, uh, thrilling. What? And a bit creepy at the same time, I mean the eyeball and human heart thing? And those robots? YEESH. How many Doctor Whos are there again? Ten or eleven…Eleven. There are eleven different Doctors and they’re all completely different. There’s even a made-up one, for like, fans.
A made-up one?
It’s on YouTube and its Doctor Who as the pony version. There’s a pony that looks a lot like him, like the human version of him. So there’s a fan version of him called Doctor Whoove and his assistant is Derpy!
Who is Derpy?
It’s a character with a cutie mark in the My Little Pony series with bubbles and the fandom of My Little Pony really wanted the series to have more episodes with Derpy and the background characters. On the 100th episode they gave it to them. In the credits there was a name for the guy who does the voice of Big Mac was the voice of Doctor Whooves and he was like, “That was just so weird.”
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Pretty cool and hilarious. I mean, they make the best jokes! Oh my gosh! It’s kind of like these guys going over some really cheesey movies and they add their hilarious jokes to it. Every once in a while they take a break to make more jokes and pranks on each other. Also it takes place in space. I have no idea why it is in space.
Don’t you remember the theme song?
Yeah, but I kind of forget it.
It has the answers you seek, young one. What’s your favorite episode?
Um, the one where they did that lake monster thing or something like that?
Horror of Party Beach?
Wasn’t it in a lake that a guy turned himself into a weird fish person?
You mean Blood Waters of Dr. Z?
That is a good one.
It’s kind of like a universe with different aliens where imagining might be where life is sustainable, but we’re not the only beings like us in the universe. Or something close to that. Like Chewbacca the Wookie.
It was kind of weird that Darth Vader was…wait. Scratch that! Scratch that! Sorry. It’s really funny in the Star Wars LEGO thing where Leia says, “Aren’t you a little short for a Storm Trooper?” and Luke says, “I’m the same size as everyone else in our universe!”
What about the movies?
They were kind of like a part of a saga they are continuing in the now. The last one for the original movies was going to be called Revenge of the Jedi, but the director changed it to Return of the Jedi because Jedis aren’t supposed to seek revenge.
What is The Kardashians?
That’s my girl.