NTSF:SD:SUV:: Episode Recap - Comic Con-Flict - Season 2, Episode 8
Synopsis: A new terrorist group – seems like San Diego has quite a few – is terrorizing the San Diego phenomenon known as Comic-Con [perhaps you’ve heard of it]. The group calls themselves the FAN BOYZ because they have no respect for proper grammar nor sellout comic book authors whose heads they explode with pin-implanted brain bombs.
Details: The scene – Comic-Con in San Diego where comic book author Tad McMilrthy is explaining that he has taken his anti-hero Virgil Ante out of Grimm City and placed him in Miami where he can engage in desperate battles with evil villains such as Club Kid, Paparazzo and LeBron James [for the Cleveland crowd only]. Sensing a sellout is afoot, the audience members begin peppering him with questions but then bitter former partner Crowley Moorehouse enters and asks him the key question – “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?” – triggering the pin-implanted brain bomb that causes his head to explode. Real Comic-Con footage is spliced in as NTSF arrives to survey the crime scene and encounter self-styled comic book hero P.O.T.N. [in the form of Comedy Central’s Rob Riggle] who assists in cracking the code of the FAN BOYZ and saving the life of another comic book sellout, Hank Schiller, who is selling his creation “Lucifurious” as a Broadway play for $25 million, by continuously asking him questions to avoid triggering the brain bomb. Once Trent falters as a fill-in questioner, a superfan is found and it is ensured that Schiller will be saved by answering questions for the rest of his life.
The Poop and Skinny: The episode has been made possible by a grant – a generous one, we can only assume – from the prestigious Farts Foundation. We give this episode the equivalent of an ice cream fart. Meanwhile, Piper is critical of the “mindless T&A” of comic books until she sees a version of greatly enhanced herself in comic book form and approves. The episode is strictly for Comic Con aficionados who will appreciate the inside jokery, but what makes it sem-worthwhile for non-Comic Con fanatics is the best quote of the episode – “We’re not Ryan Seacrest! We can’t be everywhere at once!”