Fionna and Cake, Monday at 8!!!
Adam and I really worked to make this one special. We changed it a lot, the outline actually had no Ice Queen in it at all! No ball, no crystal sword… act two used to be a date in a restaurant! We both knew we wanted more fighting, and if there had to be a date, it would be a date with swords and skulls and fighting!
Personally I wanted this episode to be a jab at, but also a huge celebration of, the feeling of being a fan, of allowing something completely ridiculous to make your heart tighten or even, in some small way, change how you feel about yourself. I’m so fascinated by that feeling, it’s beautiful and messed up and embarrassing, it’s the reason I wanted to make cartoons!
PS- I fought for Marshall Lee- I wrote him lines but they were cut for time! I practically begged Pen to let me work overtime to put him back in the episode, even in some small way. I wanted him to be voiced by Dante Basco.