Episode 5 of the unbeatable radio show is a surprise
Episode 5 of Marvel’s Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show is a hilarious and heartfelt penultimate featuring an unforgettable appearance from Busy Phillipps.
Marvel’s Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show is a 6 episode radio drama hosted by Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl and her friends Nancy Whitehead, Koi Boi, Chipmunk Hunk, Brain Train and Toppy Toe, Doreen’s squirrel best friend. The series is written by Ryan North (who also wrote The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comic strip) and directed by Giovanna Sardelli. Milana Vayntrub stars as Squirrel Girl, reprising her role as marvel rising and the canceled MCU TV series, New Warriors.
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The series is set in the Marvel Comics Universe, even referencing big crossover events like The War of the Kingdoms. Squirrel Girl/Doreen Green hosts the show, giving superhero help and advice, “live” on the air. Nancy produces the show and adds impeccably timed sound effects, Brain Train provides thoughtful insight and nihilistic haiku, Koi Boi delivers delightful puns, and Chipmunk Hunk… well, he doesn’t stand out as much as the rest.
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Koi Boi and Chipmunk Hunk are roommates, and while Koi Boi’s ability to talk to fish has been mentioned often, Chipmunk Hunk’s relationship with the Chipmunks is mysterious at best. We know he has some as pets in his apartment, but other than that, we don’t know much. Now their hilariously inefficient search for a roommate has gotten a lot of laughs, and I appreciate Chipmunk Hunk. But as a critic, I am obliged to criticismand I need answers about this hunky hero.
Tippy Toe speaks in the squirrels’ native tongue, and since I don’t understand that language like Doreen does, I’ve never been able to understand Tippy. But context clues go a long way, so I’ve always enjoyed the presence of that Groot-like or Chewbacca-like squirrel. Nancy has no powers to speak of, but she does have a heart of gold, a sharp mind, and maybe, just maybe, something to do with ship communication. Only time will tell.
Celebrity Busy Phillips (freaks and geeks, Cougar City) called on the show this week to discuss her ability to talk to dogs, something she mistook for a superpower. You see, Busy Phillipps talks to dogs in the sense that she can tell them it’s time to go for a walk or go outside and relieve themselves. She can’t talk to dogs like Doreen can talk to squirrels, or Koi Boi to fish. When the gang explained their misconception, she became very angry, before abruptly quitting her call.
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In addition to giving the most knowledgeable, elegant and heartwarming advice on the airwaves, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl The team has faced one primary threat throughout this show (Two, if you count low-level criminals like Modok and The Regular-Sized Shocker calling out to “trick” our heroes into helping them with crime). Their name is Fine Art, and they aren’t voiced by any of your business, as the show reminds us at the end of each episode. Let’s hope Doreen’s promise at the end of Episode 5 comes true and the identity of this art thief and radiowave/GPS hacker comes to light as his dastardly plot is foiled.
After all, who better to save the day than New York’s hairy best friend who eats nuts and kicks ass? Doreen’s belief in her new merged identity as public hero Doreen Green AKA Squirrel Girl (she used to maintain a secret identity, surprisingly) depends almost entirely on the success of the mission to stop fine artsso we as friends have to hope for the best.
Marvel’s Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show is one of the funniest, best written, most creative, wholesome and engaging stories in the Marvel Universe. It’s a living testament to the fact that we as MCU fans were robbed when New Warriors, which would have again starred Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, was unceremoniously canceled. I’m happy to say that this narrative podcast/radio drama is so much more than a consolation prize.
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“In Episode 5, ‘Second Best Animal After Squirrels’, Doreen and her friends grow closer to criminal ‘Fine Art’ on their chaotic crime spree; Koi Boi and Chipmunk Hunk continue to search for a roommate and celebrity Busy Phillips talks to dogs.The series stars Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl and features performances by Crystal Lucas Perry (Nancy Whitehead), Leo Sheng (Koi Boi), Davied Morales (Chipmunk Hunk), Peter Hermann (Brain Drain) , Erica Schroeder (Tippy T. Squirrel), and Tina Benko (Rachel Oskar).
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