Remember that Penn Ward interview where he said he was obsessed with The Simpsons growing up as a kid? And that his mom brought him to meet the creator of The Simpsons and he gave him some advice on how to get into animation?
Also remember when Pen said The Simpsons opening is what inspired the Adventure Time opening sequence???!!!
Since most of the characters from Adventure Time (Finn, Jake, Marceline, Flame Princess, etc.) has daddy issues, do ya think maybe Penn Ward has problems with his father too?
There was this anecdote often attributed (erroneously) to Freud. He was at a lecture and he was discussing the symbolism of our actions and habits and how they are often linked to sex. A student asked about the symbolism regarding the cigar he always brings with him. Freud replied rather simply:
“Sometimes cigar is just a cigar”.
(And that quote is my answer to your question)
It was just lucky that a lot of AT characters have daddy issues. It ends being funny rather than tragic.
Howdy, new followers! Thanks for jumping on board! Maybe now is a good time to re-post this old short I made, for those of you who missed it. It features the voices of Jackie Buscarino (Susan Strong), Thurop Van Orman (Flapjack), Penn Ward (creator of Adventure Time), Justin Roiland (Lemongrab) and Eric Bauza (Lord Stingray from Superjail plus much more… you will be hearing Eric’s voice elsewhere soon, but I won’t say where). It also features the wonderful Abed Gheith, of Channel 101 fame. It has a couple bad words in it, kids, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.