Fangasm just ended last week, so here’s my top 10 favorite moments that happened throughout the six episode series.
10. Larping in the Park and the Bat Cave
This scene happened towards the end of the finale. The gang decided to put some costumes together to go Larping in the park. For those of you who don’t know what that means, LARP stands for Live Action Role Play. If you’ve seen grown men beat each other with Nerf swords in your local public park, then you’ve seen Larping. After Molly explained the rules, Mike got a little too serious and pretty much stomped everyone’s ass. Paul retaliated by tackling him. You just had to see it. Hilarious! Conveniently, the gang were larping near the original Bat Cave from the 60’s Batman tv show. So, they all sat in the cave and talked about how much they love each other and how they’ll miss each other. It’s a real hit in the feels.
9. Andrew Has a Real Girlfriend and She’s Hot!
In the last few episodes of Fangasm, Andrew decides to have his girlfriend come to the house to meet the gang and to prove to everyone that she really exists. It’s funny when she comes over, everyone’s jaw just drops because she really does exist and she’s gorgeous. In my opinion, hotter than any of the girls in the house. It’s funny because they have a lot of the same mannerisms and the same weird laugh. Now, I’m not saying Andrew is a bad looking guy, but I wasn’t expecting his girlfriend to look like that!
8. Dinner With Elvira Where Paul Insults Her
Sal, Dani, Paul, and Andrew are asked by Regina to clean out a “friend’s” storage unit and to find an Elvira surfboard that is hidden within the unit to be used at Comikazee. So, the gang of four work hard all day cleaning and organizing this storage unit and realize it is full of Elvira collectibles. They eventually find the surfboard, and none other than the real Elvira, Cassandra Peterson rolls up and says, “Thanks for cleaning out my storage unit!” She takes them out for dinner, where Paul asks her, “What’s your favorite crappy B-movie that you’ve been in?” and it just goes downhill from there when he keeps saying things like, “But you know your movies are kind of crappy, right?”
7. Eric from Face Off Turns the Gang Into Zombies
Even though I don’t talk about it on this blog, I’m a big fan of horror, special effects makeup and Face Off. So I nearly shat myself when Regina suggested that Eric Fox from Face Off come by the house to turn the gang into Zombies for an event they were going to. He’s my favorite person to ever be on Face Off. Dani is is a newbie makeup artist, who is as excited as I would be, and she gets all kinds of makeup tips from him. He turned Mike into this really awesome 80’s zombie and did a head to toe look for Andrew. It was amazing and I’m still gushing over it.
6. Andrew’s Stand Up Comedy
We learned early in the first episode that Andrew is a stand up comedian, so the gang finds him an open mic night to do his routine at. I was a little worried for him, because I couldn’t tell if he was really going to be able to get in front of an audience and perform, but I was proven wrong. He’s actually hilarious and very talented. He should travel to conventions and perform, or something like that. I’ll definitely be on the look out for his stand up now that the show is over.
5. Adrienne Curry Helps the Single Boys Talk To Women
This really could have been an episode of Big Bang Theory. Adrienne Curry, first winner of America’s Next Top Model, visits the Fortress of Fandom and takes the single guys out to a bar to help them hit on women. I think it was Paul and Sal that she took on this episode. It was so funny, because Adrienne made Paul talk to two women that were obviously prostitutes and then Sal comes over and starts acting stupid and ruins the whole thing. Adrienne’s advice must have worked, because by the season finale, Sal ended up with a successful romance with Dani.
4. Pitching a Comic Book Idea to Stan Lee
This is Stan Lee’s only appearance on the show, so it was definitely a must-see episode. Regina gives the gang the task of coming up with their own idea for a comic and presenting the idea to Stan Lee. Let’s face it, none of these ideas were really great. Paul’s maybe had the best potential, but he had a horrible time presenting his idea. In the end, Stan Lee didn’t go forth with anyone’s idea, but I would consider myself a winner if I got to pitch an idea to Stan Lee himself!
3. The Comikazee Party
This was the final task the gang had to accomplish for their internship – a red carpet nerd party to kick off Stan Lee’s Comikazee. The party was held in a replica of the Great Hall at Hogwarts, which is where I’ve decided to have my wedding (if I ever have one.) There was a Tardis full of Loot Crates, cosplayers everywhere, and terrible dancing. I’m a terrible dancer and I just love parties where everyone dances as bad as I do. Jinyo and Victoria from Heroes of Cosplay were there too! (their show just got renewed). The coolest part was a choreographed fighting scene which featured Emma Frost, Tony Stark, Hawkeye, and Black Widow. I wish I could have been there.
2. The Gang Meets George Takei
This happened in the first episode and it really hit me in the feels. Part of the gang goes to this comic book store to compete for a chance to win dinner with George Takei. Paul ends up winning the contest and George Takei offers to come by the Fortress of Fandom to meet the rest of the gang. When he walks in the house, Andrew starts awkwardly touching George Takei’s face because he can’t believe he’s really there. George hangs out awhile and after he leaves, everyone launches into a “What Star Trek Means to Me” speech. This hit me in the feels because Andrew’s story was a lot like mine, except I feel an odd connection to Wesley Crusher rather than Sulu.
1. A Winner Is You!
Like I’ve said before, you know your country’s economy is in a sad, sorry state when all of your reality shows have a job as a grand prize. As you know, the main point of the show is for seven interns to compete for a full-time job to work for Stan Lee’s Comikazee. Most of the interns had ups and downs with their work performance. Some tried really hard on some assignments but completely blew off the ones that didn’t interest them. There was one intern who consistently worked hard throughout the whole show and she rightfully won the full time job at Stan Lee’s Comikazee. A winner is you, Dani! I was really happy with the outcome of the show. Some of the interns just seemed like they were along for the ride, while the others proved to be mentally unstable for the job.
The show is over for now, and there’s no word if there’s going to be a season two. Other similar shows to watch out for are season two of Heroes of Cosplay, a new show called Naked Vegas about body painting, and later on this winter will be another season of King of the Nerds. You better bet your ass if I wasn’t so old and boring, I would apply to be on the second season of Fangasm.