“Indiana Johnson and the Nazi Granddaughters” was an interesting episode of The Awesomes. From a main narrative perspective, The Awesomes threw in a few things that will slow the big reveal of Mr. Awesome as the main villain the season, while also furthering Mr. Awesome’s candidacy for U.S. president. We even see Dr. Malocchio get integrated into main narrative and he’s on his way back to Earth. The Awesomes have great pacing this season. I could see these threads playing out and then tying up within the final three episodes, where we’ll see Prock take on his dad. But before that happens, we’ll encounter a villain a week over the next month. This week’s villain was the granddaughters of Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, and Adolph Hitler.
Everything’s better with Nazis as a villain and you can’t have a parody of Indiana Jones without including them. We got some slams against bigotry and racism but millennials as a generation suffered the worst blows. The Nazi granddaughters wanted to reanimate their Pappies with the Weeping Angel’s Stone because they were their grandfathers and they couldn’t be bad. Also, they fell asleep in History class. Who cares about old people anyway?
The Nazis were a sidebar to The Awesomes taking down the trio of teenage girls by sowing the seeds of mistrust. Once the girls were dispatched, the Nazis disappeared, but the girls didn’t stop with reanimating their grandfathers. Dinosaurs, mammoths, and other ancient creatures made appearances. You could say that there was an abundance of awesome on The Awesomes this week. My favorite ongoing gag was Sumo being treated as Short Round from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but there were some others. “Snacks! Why does there always have to be snacks?”
“Indiana Johnson and the Nazi Granddaughter” allowed The Awesomes to flex their pun muscles. The season has a great pace to it and we can see the pieces fall into place for the finale.