"People working on the show are poets," [Rebecca Sugar] said. "Penn lets them express themselves with super-interesting results. I think he’s really a poet, also. That’s what people mistake for trippiness." She let that distinction settle before pressing on. "He’s expressing thoughts about very modern feelings that people have," she added. "These feelings are frivolous, and that’s confusing. Good poetry is like that. Penn is letting that happen. That’s why he’s such an enigma — he’s an amazing artist."
A note from Fred: Eric Kohn of IndieWire has been the only critic I’ve seen that has been able express the depth of nuance in “Adventure Time.” In my **completely biased** opinion, it’s a show that stands with the best series in the history of television. No joke, it has a combination of the heart and soul and adventure and laughs completely lacking in the latest “golden age” shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Sopranos, you name it.