Pop Culture Wednesday: A Bridge to my Childhood

Happy Wednesday BaddaBing BaddaBlog readers! This is Pop Culture Wednesday, the place where we talk about any and everything relating to western pop culture. Today’s topic is a little gem I found on YouTube recently and have subsequently been watching the hell out of; Team Four Star’s Dragon Ball Z Abridged.

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Dragon Ball Z Abridged is a re-dubbing and re-editing of the original Dragon Ball Z anime, with a focus on humor and a more adult audience. Essentially, Team Four Star has created a new version of Dragon Ball that is more in line with how everyone remembers the Dragon Ball Z anime, than what it actually is. This is done by exaggerating the traits that were already present in the beloved characters. In Abridged: Goku is even more naive, Gohan is even more of a nerd, Vegeta has an even worse case of short-man syndrom, and Piccolo is even more of a lonely badass. Here’s a short video from the series that really depicts some of what makes the series great.

Personally, my favorite characters in this are probably Piccolo, Vegeta, and Goku; more or less in that order.  Piccolo is slowly becoming my spirit animal, Vegeta manages to be both badass and just a total tool, and Goku is just……pretty much exactly how I remember him. Here’s the link to the first episode, you guys should seriously check this out. Whether you watched DBZ back in the day or not, chances are you will love this.

Alright, that just about does it for this installment of Pop Culture Wednesday. I know this was a shorter post, but not much has to be said about DBZ abridged. It’s great, pure and simple. If you agree, please give this post a like and if you don’t leave a comment explaining your view and maybe we can start a dialogue. As always, you can subscribe to this blog via the upper right tab or you can like the official BaddaBing BaddaBlog Facebook Page or follow me, @LcuasDeRuyter, on Twitter. Have a great Wednesday and, if you celebrate it, a happy Thanksgiving.

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Pop Culture Wednesday: A Bridge to my Childhood

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