Dead Man's Rollercoaster (Kick Buttowski)
"Dead Man's Rollercoaster" is the second half of the thirteenth episode in the second season's first half of Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil.
When Brad and his friends abandon Kick and Gunther in the woods, they discover an abandoned amusement park that may be haunted by the ghost...of Dead Man Dave.
Why It Rocks
- The statues of some of the famous people look very impressive and detailed, along with an abandoned amusement park hidden in the woods.
- Speaking of which, Kick and Gunther having fun in the abandoned amusement park was fun to watch.
- Although Brad was unlikable at the start, at least he felt remorse later on when reading a book of memories, started crying and searching for Kick in the woods. He then gets his comeuppance near the end by being "haunted" by a ghost when it was just Dead Man Dave.
- Great Plot Twist: It turns out that the "ghost" of the abandoned amusement park was actually Dead Man Dave (meaning that he's still alive all this time), and he "disappeared" just because he got sick of the park and did it for the purity of the sport.
- There's a funny reference to the classic tale, "The Three Little Pigs", when Dead Man Dave said "and they went wee, wee, wee, all the way home" when Brad and friends spun on the ferris wheel.
- Good Ending: As mentioned above, Brad gets his comeuppance when Dead Man Dave pranks him and his friends by being a ghost, causing them to run and fall on some of the rides and roll on the ferris wheel. And it ends with Kick and Dead Man Dave trying out a test run of the rollercoaster in the abandoned amusement park.
The Only Bad Quality
- Brad is still unlikable at the start here, as he leaves Kick and Gunther on their own after pranking them about the ghost of Dead Man Dave and doesn't even care about Kick saying that Dead Man Dave died in their camping spot 20 years ago. But he does get his comeuppance as mentioned above.
- This episode, along with Kick or Treat, hold a rating of 7.4/10 on IMDB.