Orko full in The Taking of Grayskull

It’s a big day in Eternia – it’s Orko’s birthday! But no one seems to have remembered. They’re too busy trying to figure out why Castle Grayskull has disappeared. It seems as though Skeletor has toted Sorceress and her castle off to a dimension on the other side of a white hole. Now He-Man and Teela intend to surprise old bonehead with a rescue mission.

While all this is going on, we wonder if Chef Allan really forgot Orko’s birthday – or whether he made a cake in the shape of Orko’s hat to surprise him at the end of the episode. We’ll never tell. You’ll have to listen to the episode to see how it all plays out.

Show Notes:

0:00:00 – Episode Start
0:00:28 – Introductions
0:03:21 – Episode Setup
0:03:46 – First Impressions
0:05:13 – Act I
0:05:26 – Orko’s Birthday (is this a fun idea?)
0:08:01 – Surprises
0:10:46 – The B Story
0:11:20 – The Sea-Doo Cavalry Rides
0:12:18 – Old Whirlwinds
0:12:40 – Clean-Up Crew
0:14:50 – Orko’s Big News
0:15:15 – Act II
0:15:32 – Is This Science?
0:18:07 – Inside the White Hole
0:19:03 – Jaw-Breakers
0:20:15 – Go Long, Joey-Josh!
0:20:53 – Mini-Map Head
0:21:18 – Reverse Powers
0:21:58 – Act III
0:22:20 – So Skeletor is the Bad Guy
0:23:21 – So That’s Where My Sword Went
0:25:15 – Holding our on He-Man
0:26:18 – Escape (Just Going to Leave that Staff)
0:27:15 – What Choice Did Orko Have?
0:28:18 – Cake Critique
0:28:40 – Moral
0:29:24 – Feeling Feisty
0:30:12 – Coming Clean
0:30:38 – Ratings
0:32:47 – For Real Ratings
0:35:16 – Parting Thoughts
0:36:32 – Still Cake?
0:36:41 – Episode End