Well then! After a bit of a crazy episode this week, it's time to get to the comparisons. Let's get it rolling!
Season 1: Winter Wrap Up
Season 2: Hearth's Warming Eve
Season 3: Just for Sidekicks
Season 4: Three's a Crowd
Season 5: Party Pooped
Hmm... No big stand outs either way once again. What do I go with? I think I'm actually going to go with this:
Party Pooped > Winter Wrap-Up > Heath's Warming Eve > Three's a Crowd > Just for Sidekicks
I know. I'm not sure I believe myself. I think think that the comedy in that episode gives it enough of an edge to actually rank on top for me. There's quite a bit going against it too. The yaks are just some of the worst characters ever in the show. Thankfully, since they are so minor, it's not as bad as, say, Pinkie in Filli Vanilli. For the most part, I'm just happy when I watch the episode. Call it an energetic guilty pleasure.
Let's make something clear: Winter Wrap-Up has an amazing song. The rest of the episode is very standard. As such, I sometimes think the episode is a bit overrated. That said, I still find it to be relatively entertaining. Sure, the whole idea of following tradition for tradition's sake is... not that great, but it's not enough to break the episode in my eyes. For many people, this is one of their favorites from season 1. I just find it average.