One of TV's most emotionally real shows is a cartoon
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Pendleton Ward, creator of the TV show Adventure Time, likes fart jokes. “It’s an art to perfect the best kind of fart joke. You can’t go too gross, because then it’s not a joke, it’s just disgusting. And it’s better when it’s hidden. There were a lot of farts in the pilot that were just like …” Ward makes a nearly inaudible fart sound, a quiet puff: whoo. “Like when Princess Bubblegum comes into the last scene, there’s a whoo noise. No one really even gets that one but me.”
Adventure Time, in case you don’t know it, is a cartoon about a 12-year-old boy named Finn and his best friend, a magic dog named Jake, who live in a land called Ooo.