The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is an American animated television series created by Thurop Van Orman for Cartoon Network that premiered in North America on June 5, 2008. It stars creator Thurop Van Orman as the voice of Flapjack, a naïve young boy who was raised by a whale named Bubbie and is mentored by a salty sea pirate called Captain K'nuckles. Together the trio spend their days in Stormalong Harbor, where most of the show takes place, whilst on the search for the elusive Candied Island.
Why It Rocks[edit | edit source]
- Great animation.
- Heartwarming moments, such as Flapjack befriending Cammie in Cammie Island.
- The idea of a candy island was interesting.
- Fish Out of Water was a heartwarming series finale.
- Great voice acting.
- Episodes have interesting plots.
- It was one of Cartoon Network's best shows during the infamous CN Real era, along with Total Drama and Chowder.
- Flapjack, K'nuckles, and Bubbie are all good characters that work off each other well.
- Some of the people that worked on the show went on to create Adventure Time, Regular Show, Over the Garden Wall, and Gravity Falls.
- It pushed the boundaries for what was acceptable for a kids' show at the time, with a lot of gross-out, scary moments, and innuendo.
- The first 12 episodes or so don't have any grossout.
- Catchy theme song.
Bad Qualities[edit | edit source]
- Flapjack can be annoying sometimes.
- K'nuckles can be unlikable at times.
- They never did make it to Candied Island.
- There are some REALLY disturbing moments, such as that closeup of a scary cat and K'nuckles' nightmare. It also got up to the point where even adults have claimed that they had nightmares (which may have led to the series' cancellation in 2010).
- It was over aired during the Noods era.
- Overuse of Jeff Bennett.