2012’s Most OMG Moments In Geek #6: Marceline And Ice King Have A Past

There’s the good, the great, and then there’s the BEST. Welcome to MTV Geek’s Best of 2012 — what we thought were the cream of the crop this year in the world of GEEK!

As MTV Geek continues our look at the most OMG moments in pop-culture this year, we turn our attention to a “very special episode” of an insanely popular cartoon…

Imagine watching your favorite animated series as a child — like, let’s say, “Chip ’n Dale’s Rescue Rangers” — and suddenly Gadget had this really heavy revelation about her past that seemed to come out of nowhere and was something you’d more readily find on a adult TV drama. And the storyline “worked,” and “Rescue Rangers” fans all over started crying in front of the TV screen and making sad fan art to express their many feels.

I’m certainly not comparing “Rescue Rangers” to “Adventure Time,” but rather just trying to give you some context as to why the episode “I Remember You,” which aired October 12, 2012, had such a massive impact.


In the ep, Ice King visits Marceline and asks her to help him make a song so he can attract princesses (that’s sort of Ice King’s hobby — finding and kidnapping Princesses so they will love him). What looks like the makings of another rollicking “Adventure Time” show (Finn and Jake are outside and ready to kick Ice King’s ass) suddenly turns serious as Marceline not only acknowledges that I.K. was basically like her foster dad when she was abandoned during the Mushroom War…

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