The surprise hit from American Greetings and Stoopid Buddies Stoodios is back again. Buddy Thunderstruck and his best friend Darryl return in their own choose your own adventure style episode. Considering the characters regularly getting in such random and bizarre adventures, would adding structure by giving the audience a say hinder the show? Not in the slightest!
A fun concept which will have the audience wanting to research the episode. The pair tries every crazy ideas they had in the Maybe Pile, a bag they put in all the ideas they didn’t think were good enough to try in the moment. This results in them attempting insane ideas like trying to get super powers and drinking three espressos in a row all in an effort to find the one awesome idea they put in the bag. This is where the audience interaction comes in as two different choices will appear on your device and you will have the option of picking which one you want to play out. It’s a great concept which more shows would benefit from trying. On top of the concept itself being entertaining the episode is filled the type of humor fans have come to expect from this series. You are almost guaranteed to laugh.
The quality animation did not decrease at all from the from first season. Considering this is a single special, the team could have easily just slapped something together and called it good but instead they decided to make sure every aspect of the episode was top shelf. Always good when a studio keeps a certain level of production in their work.
Another aspect of this special which is on par with first season is the acting. The cast give just as entertain a performance and make sure to stay true to their characters. Of course, the cast is a little light than in other episodes as it focuses more on just Darryl and Buddy but considering how good those two work together, there is no problem at all.
The Maybe Pile wins on two fronts. First it makes you want more by showcasing how much fun can be had with the choose you own adventures style of presentation. Second it reminds everyone just how entertaining the characters of this series are and how they still have plenty of adventures they can go on. Hopefully all goes well, more specials will be ordered, and someday we get “Maybe Pile 2: Electric Boogaloo.”