A few years ago I had a problem: I was obsessed with scenes where people cooked eggs. I thought it was the single greatest thing one could write, and I tried to shoehorn it into everything I wrote. As I said, it was a problem. A big problem. I had to get it out of my system, I had to go into an ideological steam hut and sweat out all of the Egg-scenes I could. And so I made Eggisode 12. A VATAS all about me cooking eggs for breakfast. Let’s take a look at it, let’s see if I was right in thinking that egg-cooking scenes were the single greatest scene in the history of scenes:
Yes. Yes I was completely justified in my belief, and I’m surprised that an entire religion hasn’t been made off of this video.
Okay, fine, that’s a bit hyperbolic, but I do enjoy this episode- sorry EGGisode, and part of that is because it starts right off out the gate with Egg puns. It is unapologetic about its focus on the mundane task of cooking and eating eggs, and there’s something wonderful about it. Much like the focus in Westisode 9 helped it, so does the focus here. Also, much like Wesitsode 9, number 12 has a lot of fun with titling and editing. First: The titles. The jumping around of EGG into various parts of the frame adds plenty of whimsy to the titles (which at this point are obligatory, but they had lost a lot of what made them so much fun in the earlier episodes), and the constant reminder of what part of breakfast we’re looking at is also very enjoyable (Sizzle, Bread, etc.). And then there’s the editing! Because I had a lot of footage, and because the focus of this episode was so simple, I was able to to do a lot with editing (for a prime example, look at how I edit around the drinking of that coffee. It’s excellent, or should I say EGGcellent?). But never does it seem flashy of too scattered, everything has a focus, everything lasts for just the right amount of time, and despite the jumps in cooking time there’s still a wonderful flow to the piece. Finally, any VATAS that shows you how to draw on a piece of toast has to be something special, doesn’t it?
So, I feel like Eggisode is horribly underrated. I enjoy it. After watching it again after years away (and I have given away my obsession with egg-scenes, but I may have just re-ignited it), I still feel the same glee and wonder that I do when watching the Westisode. So tell me, seven readers, why don’t you all like Eggisode 12? Am I still just blinded with Eggs? Or… okay, there’s no way I can put in an egg pun there. None that I can think of, at any rate.