Thursday, June 23, 2016

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared - A critical analysis of Ep.2

Everyone runs out of Time

  There was a large time-gap between Episodes 1 and 2 of about 3 years!  We didn't get to see the Dad Roy in the first episode, or at least I didn't catch him there.  Ultimately the show was about how to be reprogrammed by children's television mascots on how to actually NOT be creative but to adhere to governmental or controlling rules, such as conformity in school, military, religion, etc.

Time forces the Kid to take a bath though it's un-needed because it's what Time dictates on a schedule to do.

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared Episode 2 - Time


  In this episode we start-out in a room.  The details are important.  June 19th again, a mouse-hole again.  Under a TV showing static Bird-guy's father is shown in an photograph in a military uniform showing adult conformity, something that cannot be escaped by age and time.  Time and brain-control was also mentioned by Post-it in Episode 1 as an inevitable trap by society.

  A clock ticks-out a passage of time.  We see a better example of the age-difference of the three based on the chairs they sit.  Yellow guy is on the right in a kid's chair, Bird guy is sitting in an older kid's rocking-chair, and Red-guy is in an adult chair with a remote-control.  Red-guy is old enough to be in charge of the TV.  He also insists the other two "Stop mucking around" as if frivolity versus industry is wrong.  He's already succumbing to age and time.  Red-guy is very focused on Time affecting him.  Bird-guy is "chained" to a small watch.  Even he is affected by Time.  The Yellow-Kid just looks on, not yet affected as he's too much of a child to care.  Then the clock begins its song.

  Time comes down like a hammer, a source of demanding force, and Yellow-Kid is now affected as a "rizd" (wrist) with a kiddish toy watch is suddenly forced upon him like a handcuff.  Yellow-Kid is now aware of Time and how it affects him.  There's no escaping the inevitability of growing-up and it's this moment he begins the awareness of it, arm held-up by Clock.

  Here we get the 1955 date, the year animated children's television programming began in the world.  Father's Day, June 19th is again focused.  We get the photo, "Nothing" with the plaque, "Forever".  This means "Nothing is Forever".  More dangerous is the clock says, "The future doesn't exist."  For a child this might make more sense as they live "in the now" but also portends to doom and non-existence eventually, yes "death" (in a non-religious fashion).

Nothing is Forever

  The clock sings, "Time is a ruler..."  Time rules all of us (except negroes who have no conception of it at meetings and movie theaters.. just watch..)  Time here is explained as a measurement but is a double-entendre.

  Red-guy tries to reject Time, "We don't really want to.." but is again shut-down by the education-mascot to obey.  Red-guy is closest to death age-wise and is most worried about the inevitability. They go to Victorian Times and a rat is seen again quickly across the screen.  There's a Rat-Meat store, and a wanted-sign for Yellow-Kid for 1906 British Pounds.  Cobbling is mentioned repeatedly by everyone.  This is a form of work which is what is the fate of children, to eventually have to go to work.  It might also suggest a hasty putting-together fixing due to a passage of time destroying things like shoes.  Later, Death is explained by the passage of Time as well as things age and die in life.

  The face of the Moon and Sun are the same as the Yellow-Kid and the Dad-Roy interestingly.  Frivolity is shunned with a stick on the card-house and the clock scolds Bird-Guy who references a birthday (another passage of time reference).  Dad-Roy is mentioned by Yellow-Kid, "I'm friends with my Dad." and he's shown, another age-time reference.


  Yellow-Kid comments, "An old man died.." but the Clock insists, "Look, it's the future!" to razzle-dazzle everyone and distract them.  A computer has the two older kids, Red-Guy and Bird-Guy hooked-up to itself and the computer is typing for them, controlling their minds and what they are allowed to see and what is "cool".  The computer has several eyes on it, watching them, to include cell-phone glasses that have eyes.  This suggests observation and the lack of personal privacy and monitoring by a higher power and control.  Bird-Guy is having a hard time with this and is being overwhelmed.

The watching-eyes computer-government types for them and feeds their brains.

  Yellow-Kid is with his Dad-Roy who's distracted by a porn site called, "Look Site".  He comments.." My.. my dad is a.." stuttering, not "My dad is using a computer." This is rather deep.  The kid's saying that computers have taken-over the role of a father-figure.  In today's society, fathers, if present, are often distracted by the internet and kids are shoved iPhones and digital devices as a distractor-replacement for fatherly interaction in the same way TV shows were for kids of the 1950's to 1990's.  The Dad-Roy is hooked-in too, unable to escape the lure of seduction of computers and the internet distraction, unable to be a good father.  He hears this and looks sad but is unable to act on it somehow.  The Yellow-Kid is made to believe that the internet has more answers and help than a father might, so the computer and the internet is more of a father to the Yellow-Kid, not the actual birth-father, Dad-Roy.

  Time dictates routines even if they're not needed, such as taking a bath, eating, etc.  There's a repetition of fish being everywhere; dead fish.  I take that as there's no time to take care of that, it's a problem that can't be remedied because time dictates a schedule and a pattern and time has not been allotted for an actual problem as routines must be kept and slotted.  We allow ourselves to not take care of the important things because we already have to do other work.

  The kids try to question Time, asking, "Maybe Time's just a construct of human perception." pointing to the brain-image green-area (Green, if you remember, is not a "Creative colour") and that's shunned.  Two equations exist, pi=(19.6)y which is a nice way of saying pi=(19.6)55 [or pi=(19.6)1955]  This doesn't work-out right but it's to show that the year is shown with June 19th again.  The other equation is more sinister, showing Nazi=mass(speed-of-light)^2  This suggests Socialistic control is the energy applied here, such as governmental children's television.  When Bird-Guy tries to balk the true existence of Time, they're all punished sonically until they obey.

  In the end they die.  End-credits show maggots eating away furry flesh.

  In child-development, time is not a concept that's heeded much.  Time will eventually destroy the child-like innocence however as they become adults and eventually have to concede to schedules, work, age, obligation, patterns, and lose sight of what needs to really be done sometimes.

Goodness this series!  Here's a chippy..


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