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As Encomendas (As Aventuras de Gui & Estopa)

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As Encomendas (As Aventuras de Gui & Estopa)
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Great. Another Gui torture episode, just what we needed.
Part of Season: 5
Episode Number: 2
Air Date: 2020
Writer: Mariana Caltabiano
Director: Mariana Caltabiano
Previous episode: Fashion Runway
Next episode: Bolo Monstro


As Encomendas (lit. The Orders) is the second episode of the fifth season of As Aventuras de Gui & Estopa, which originally premiered in 2020. In this episode, Gui travels to New York but ends up having to buy gifts for his friends, taking advantage of the fact that American products are cheaper than in Brazil.

Why It Sucks

  1. This is a Gui torture episode since Gui suffers from trying to buy the things that his friends asked him to buy for them in the United States, which results in him being unable to enjoy the trip.
  2. As with Japão, Tchú Tchá and Cuecas Conforto, this episode shows Gui traveling alone to another country whilst unaccompanied by an adult, as he is just a child. Where was his mother in this episode?
  3. The episode makes forced and unnecessary uses of pop references, such as Estopa asking Gui to buy Scooby Snacks for him during his trip to New York or the dogs that appear in line to buy Scooby Snacks which are all characters from other cartoons used in an unauthorized form.
    • Speaking of the unlicensed cartoon dogs queuing up at the store, they're just TRACED from the original artwork from their respective shows, so much so that they don't even move.
  4. Plotholes: When Gui decides to open his friends' wish list to buy in New York, the list turns out to be quite long, which doesn't make sense, because Gui should only buy the things: clothes for Cróquete, a video game for Piti and Scooby Snacks for Estopa.
  5. Bad Ending: After Gui wasted his money on his trip to the United States to buy gifts for his friends, Gui returns home to give the gifts to his friends. After Gui sums up his trip to his friends, they act very rude to him, claiming that he only thinks about shopping because he hasn't visited other places besides the stores to buy.
  6. The scene where Gui's jaw drops when seeing the long list (also used in the title card) has been recycled from the episode Tchú Tchá, even using the same scream stock sound.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The reference to Super Mario Bros. was decent since it's a parody (Super Mauro) instead of just using unauthorized characters like the dogs lining up at the Scooby Snacks store.
  2. Even though they are unauthorized and being traced, at least it's nice to be able to see several dogs from different cartoons together in the same scene.
  3. The scene involving the perfumes is a little funny.

Trivia

  • The season 5 opening uses the scene where it shows the lineup of dogs from the other cartoons with the narrator confirming that they are unauthorized characters.

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