I added subbed episodes of Chibi Maruko-Chan to the background noise of my Japanese studies; it's very much a family sitcom but still has a few legit incredible moments (like the episode I watched last night where she gets appendicitis)


I've noticed it occasionally takes a regrettably dependable formula for comedy ("whoa, somebody's acting out of turn!") and flips it on its head by sympathetically depicting it from the perspective of the 'somebody' in question ("what else could I have done? this sucks")

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