Wild Hikkikomori appeared!!

Wild Hikkikomori appeared!!

Based on the familiar, age old question of ‘which came first,the chicken or the egg’, the class wonder about the origins of various things in life that relate to each other, and which came first. In cases where what came first should be obvious, they wonder if perhaps it could be the other way around; such as hikkikomori existing before houses did, tea-time existing before tea did, and fans of certain large idol groups existing before said certain large idol groups did.
Next there is a rather paranoid discussion about the various people who try to ‘sabotage’ you in some way; annoying things that people do, no matter how small, may be related to a much bigger plan to sabotage the entire country.
Finally the ‘golf’ skit from the previous episode finishes up, with more examples of people’s ‘range’, including Nozomu’s own range; through which it is revealed that he is quite OCD about a lot of things when leaving the house.

A lovely cute Maria-chan.

A lovely cute Maria-chan.

Which came first, underwear or shame?

Which came first, underwear or shame?

Arai-sensei asks the important questions in life.

Arai-sensei asks the important questions in life.

-just about died laughing- Germany, youre looking kinda cool!

-just about died laughing- Germany, you're looking kinda cool!

Surely english cavemen all looked like this.

Surely english cavemen all looked like this.

The fuel for a thousand cave-man-Itoshiki incest doujinshi.

The fuel for a thousand cave-man-Itoshiki incest doujinshi.

Zetsubou-sensei manages to be brilliant again this week – although not all the material was particularly strong and some parts felt a little weak, the opening skit made up for that by being completely hilarious. This show is simply just very good at being incredibly odd, and building bizarre alternate universe scenarios; in this case, ‘ancient people’ (i.e cavemen). This is one of my favourite skits in the series so far; and, like all my other favourite skits, it’s completely ludicrous. I loved the ‘english’ cavemen too, their voices were a crackup, a was the notion that they invented tea so that they had something to wash away the dry taste during tea-time. And even though it was only for a brief moment, I loved the random Hetalia cameo…I’d known all along that we would see one in Zetsubou-sensei soon enough, and I wasn’t let down.
The middle section had an amusing premise, but, as happens a little too often in this show, not something that should have gone for so long. Nozomu thinking that every little thing is part of a grand conspiracy is comedy material, but I’d rather they not dedicate a whole skit to it. It’s the sort of thing that’s only funny in small doses, although it did make me smile here and there.
The continuation of the golf ‘range’ came from last week was funny, but I thought the first half of it back in episode 9 was a lot funnier. There’s still plenty of giggles to be had, though; Kiri’s range in how far she would leave the school in order to buy Jump is rendered void by the fact that the school destroys itself when she leaves (I’m glad the ‘Zashiki-warishi’ joke wasn’t forgotten…however it certainly raises questions as to how she gets from the school to Nozomu’s home without incident), Nozomu’s OCD tendencies…but most of all the skits final moments in which it is revealed that the guy dressed only in women’s undergarments who looks a hell of a lot like Maeda managed to board a plane and reach France like that. That moment, right there, is a highlight of the entire series for me.
The episode also included something familiar from previous series, a ‘talk show/news bulletin’ that addresses viewers criticisms/letters. (whether or not they were actual letters sent in I’m not sure). The questions were rather funny (mostly about Shaft’s way of animating as little as possible, at least in this show), and the answers just as humorously unhelpful.

People taking forever in the supermarket line: conspiracy.

People taking forever in the supermarket line: conspiracy.

People blocking your view of the Prince of Tennis movie: conspiracy

People blocking your view of the Prince of Tennis movie: conspiracy

I didnt expect to see Chiri with such a cute background.

I didn't expect to see Chiri with such a cute background.

Chiri becomes a Conspiracy-Teacher? Id hate to know what her idea of detention is...

Chiri becomes a Conspiracy-Teacher? I'd hate to know what her idea of 'detention' is...

Sigh,Kiri, what you gotta do that for.

Sigh,Kiri, what you gotta do that for.

Drawing song was okay, but not particularly memorable.

Drawing song was okay, but not particularly memorable. I expected better from Jun.

Out of 5,

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