Are you interested in watching Adventure Time, but intimidated by the thought of watching 252 episodes? Have you watched the series before, but want to watch again without any filler episodes (unless it’s Bubbline, of course)? This is for you!

After seeing a request in the ATimers tag, I have compiled a list of all the Adventure Time episodes that contain major plot, important backstory, major characterization, and/or Bubbline moments. I have also included optional episodes that I think will increase your understanding/enjoyment of the show (I put the reason next to it; if it says something about being an arc, backstory, characterization, etc., be warned that not watching may make the major plot points of the show a bit more confusing for you). 

I condensed the show down to 128 of the 10-minute episodes (69 episodes if you don’t watch any of the optional episodes). Optional episodes are in italics. Episodes with Bubbline moments, characterization of Marcy/Princess Bubblegum (PB), or major backstory/plot related to Marcy/PB are in bold. Anything with a an asterisk (*) can be watched at any time (order doesn’t matter, though you may still want to watch it in the same season). 

I hope this helps someone out since I spent three hours putting it together! Without further ado… 

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reddluxe  asked:

What's goin on in the land of Ooo? Everything seems to be modern. Like there's a lot of guards and cops bein involved. In thanks for the crabapples, there's a scene of what looks like the suburbs. Even in meat and furniture.

After Earth’s entire landscape was changed by the Mushroom War, the civilization that we humans’ve been building came to a screeching halt. For the most part, humans have gone extinct, and other, mutated beings became the dominant species, and have, over the 1000 years since the War, recivilized the Earth.

However, unlike humans, who took over as the dominant species with a clean slate and built civilization from the ground up, the creatures inhabiting the land of Ooo were left several artifacts by humanity about society as we now know it.

There are clues of human civilization stranded everywhere in the background of Adventure Time. You probably recognize this shot from the show’s opening theme song itself. There is plenty of technology here, and cassette tapes date the scene to at least the 1980s. Humans didn’t wipe all evidence of themselves out entirely.

When Simon reawakens in Betty, he finds bookshelf upon bookshelf of his research inside the Ice King’s lair. Even if all books on Ooo pertain only to life after the Mushroom War, though, knowledge of human civilization still could have passed on and persisted in the world through Finn’s ancestors, through B-MO’s creator, Mo, and through Simon as well. Remember Simon singing the Cheers theme to Marcy? Just like that, he’s passing on human culture after the Mushroom War.

But, we have no reason to believe that there aren’t books from before the Mushroom War still in Ooo! In Chamber of Frozen Blades, Finn and Jake act like ninjas because of a ‘Be a Ninja’ book they found, sporting what looks just like a human on the cover. Human culture preserved.

We think that most creatures in Ooo have at least some sort of knowledge of human civilization, as Jake in The New Frontier seems aware that there were once spaceships, but that the people of Ooo hadn’t yet succeeded in making their own.
If any particular aspect of society on Ooo mirrors that of our world, we expect that it was actually inspired by our world, as Ooo’s inhabitants study our civilization to evolve their own.