The primary three episodes of Peacemaker have arrived on HBO Max, and I’ve so many ideas and questions…like did Peacemaker’s dad really should stroll Eagly? What number of occasions does Peacemaker name John Economos “dyebeard”? And which member of the staff had the filthiest mouth?
Now that we’ve all had an opportunity to soak up DC’s outrageous new TV collection, it made sense to interrupt issues down a bit and see if we are able to discover some solutions to these questions and others. (Although, additionally, I simply wished to speak about that insane title sequence, which will be the best factor within the historical past of DC.) Right here’s a few of what went down within the Peacemaker premiere, together with what all of it may imply.
- The Peacemaker premiere dropped 220 f-bombs within the title of peace! The primary episode had 65 f-bombs, the second had 85, and the third had 70. The truth is, we’d already gotten ten of them earlier than the theme tune began taking part in within the first episode! Typically the highway to peace requires harsh language.
- Right here’s a breakdown of which characters had the filthiest mouths. Peacemaker dropped 104 f-bombs, Harcourt dropped 23, Economos had 17, Vigilante dropped 16, Auggie dropped 13, Amber had 9, her husband Evan had 8, Adebayo had 8, Murn dropped 5, the band Nashville Pussy sang 3, Jamil the janitor dropped 3, the prisoner sitting in Auggie’s spot dropped 3, one of many bar patrons had 3, Judomaster had 2, Detective Fitzgibbon dropped 1, a prisoner dropped 1, Auggie’s bizarre neighbor dropped 1, and the barfly who Harcourt rejected had 1. Don’t watch this in entrance of your children, children.
- Peacemaker might be the primary superhero present to open with the lead character attempting to enchantment to a janitor by reminding him of the time they smoked weed collectively. Until that occurred in an episode of the 1966 Batman present that I missed.
- There’s a fascinating untold story behind Jamil the janitor. He went to M.I.T. however selected a lifetime of mopping flooring as a result of he hates strain. James Gunn, when you’re not too busy can we get a Jamil prequel?
- I’ve learn lots of of Aquaman comics, and I can inform you that there isn’t a reality to the outrageous accusations Peacemaker makes about Aquaman and fish. Lesson discovered, don’t consider every little thing you learn on social media.
- If you wish to return and see John Cena’s butt, the timestamp is 5:00. You’re welcome.
- There may be a lot occurring with this theme tune sequence and I don’t even know the place to start. First off, thanks James Gunn for giving this present a theme tune—I miss title sequences. The dancing is superior, the set is outrageous, and the expressionless faces everybody has are hilarious. The cherry on prime is Peacemaker lifting up Judomaster like they’re in Soiled Dancing as Eagly lands for the grand finale. Sure, HBO Max, I actually need to style it.
- The collection takes place in a metropolis known as Evergreen, and consider it or not, it is an actual DC Comics metropolis. Evergreen first appeared in 1967’s Inexperienced Lantern #53, and was dwelling to Hal Jordan for a time period. This model of the town is a part of Charlton County, named after the comedian firm that revealed Peacemaker’s authentic adventures.
- Peacemaker pays the cabdriver by giving him one in every of his helmets. Because of this someplace on the market, a taxi driver is cruising the streets sporting a Peacemaker helmet. Are you able to think about what it might be like if Bloodsport hailed a cab, and this man confirmed up?
- Whereas Peacemaker was incarcerated, his telephone amassed 418 missed calls, 3,806 texts, and a couple of,376 emails. To be honest, most of these are in all probability from Vigilante.
- Vigilante’s voicemails inform you every little thing you must learn about him. He’s a superhero who can’t take a touch, and he’s unhealthy at being ghosted.
- Does John Economos simply seize olives from the fridge at each home he goes to? With out checking the expiration date?
- In the course of the trailer scene, Peacemaker calls Economos “Dyebeard,” which rapidly will get on his nerves. All through the premiere Peacemaker does this 5 occasions, and every time John will get angrier. Look ahead to it.
- Peacemaker demanding a jetpack is definitely an Easter egg. All through his comedian historical past, Christopher Smith has taken to the skies within the title of peace on his very personal jetpack.
- Peacemaker asks his father if he’s been taking Eagly out, which gave me a humorous psychological picture. Think about being one in every of Auggie’s neighbors, and watching this grouchy outdated man strolling an eagle.
- I discover it merely lovely that Eagly sits on the dinner desk with Peacemaker and Auggie. He even laughs at Peacemaker’s anecdotes about Bloodsport. It’s price noting that Eagly was voiced by the gifted Dee Bradley Baker. Because of this Peacemaker’s feathered pal has the identical voice as Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb.
- The armory in Auggie’s home is superb. In some way that total room appears to be larger than the home itself. Longtime comedian followers may acknowledge a couple of of Peacemaker helmets, together with the superior mohawk variant.
- The faux Peacemaker diary has a Wayne Basis brand on it. It’s both a decal, or the Wayne Basis has their very own line of diaries.
- The revelation that Amanda Waller is Leota Adebayo’s mom is stunning, but it surely additionally has hilarious implications. Because of this Amanda Waller might doubtlessly have grandchildren named Octopussy or Sharknado. Simply attempt to imaging the stone-cold chief of Process Drive X studying bedtime tales to a toddler named after a notoriously unhealthy cable TV film.
- We have to take a second to understand John Cena’s efficiency as he’s singing and dancing in his underwear. He places his SOUL into that efficiency.
- The sonic growth from Peacemaker’s helmet not solely obliterated Annie, but it surely additionally wrecked each single automobile within the quick space. Are you able to think about how helpful this helmet would have been in Corto Maltese?
- Episode 2 begins with Peacemaker calling Harcourt, and apparently he’s listed as “Dumbshit” on her telephone. I’m curious if she did that earlier than or after his humiliating pickup try on the bar.
- The whole lot about Peacemaker’s escape from the condominium constructing is a phenomenal mess. For some purpose he feels it’s essential to steal Annie’s vinyl information (she received’t be utilizing them anymore) and underwear (eww). Then he takes two individuals hostage in a clumsily awkward approach.
- It doesn’t take lengthy for Amber to succumb to Stockholm syndrome, however are you able to blame her? Her husband is Evan, who looks as if he’s the worst, and her captor is John Cena. I’d in all probability fall in love too.
- In accordance with John Economos, Bat-Mite exists on this universe, and I can’t cease fascinated with the implications. Keep in mind, that is the universe the place Batman was portrayed by Ben Affleck. Because of this the “do you bleed” model of the Darkish Knight at one level had an obsessed imp wearing a mini batsuit following him round, and that’s superior.
- Whereas speaking about his homunculi phobia, Peacemaker mentions Doll Man. Sure, that’s an actual superhero and Peacemaker precisely described his talents. Doll Man has the ability to shrink whereas sustaining the power of a normal-sized man. He was created by the legendary Will Eisner and was initially revealed by High quality Comics earlier than migrating to DC.
- Let’s put issues in perspective. Leota Adebayo doesn’t know to make use of WhatsApp with out unintentionally placing a private picture in a authorities briefing. And she or he’s at present a part of a black ops staff tasked with saving the world.
- Peacemaker tells Adebayo that he has over 400 GB of grownup leisure, which is an insane quantity of media and a bizarre factor to share with somebody. For context of scale, my telephone has household photos and movies relationship again to 2018, and it solely takes up 60 GB.
- Adebayo could not know use WhatsApp, however rattling if she’s the one member of the staff who is aware of spell “Berenstain Bears” appropriately.
- Peacemaker might be the one superhero tv collection the place a villain assaults a hero by throwing Cheetos at them. To be honest, I didn’t watch each episode of the 2002 Birds of Prey present, however I believe it’s a secure assumption.
- Goff interrogates Peacemaker by torturing Vigilante, reasoning that Smith is a creature of empathy. If Goff had been watching these episodes, he in all probability wouldn’t have come to that conclusion.
- I hate to say it, however Vigilante is true in regards to the significance of the pinky toe. A fast Google search reveals that operating and strolling turn into practically unattainable with out it. Good factor Goff is unhealthy at amputation.
- By the tip of the premiere, 5 individuals have been killed within the title of peace. Let’s take a second to recollect Peacemaker’s one night time stand, Goff’s spouse, his two children and his bodyguard. We’re undecided what the f—okay is up with that butterfly that crawled out of Goff’s cranium, in order of now we’re classifying him as alive. In case you’re conserving rating, Vigilante has three kills, and Peacemaker is tied for Harcourt at one kill every.
Whereas I’ve solely seen the identical variety of episodes as you’ve gotten at this level, I believe it’s secure to imagine that quantity will likely be skyrocketing in future episodes. Or possibly Peacemaker will spend the remainder of the collection baking and taking part in Wordle…however in some way, I doubt it. Both approach, I’ll be there for episode 4. See you there, Peace Friends!
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