EAGLEHEART “A Mug of Chili and a Bowl of Death” Review

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EAGLEHEART “A Mug of Chili and a Bowl of Death” Episode 12 – When it comes to television shows exploring accidental cannibalism by virtue of chili, it’s practically impossible to top South Park‘s episode, “Scott Tenorman Must Die.” In tonight’s season finale, Eagleheart tries it’s hand at making chili with human flesh, only this time, it’s marshal flavored and served in a mug.

As far as using human chili for shock value, Eric Cartman feeding Scott Tenorman chili made with his parents’ flesh wins without a doubt. Eagleheart might have avoided a direct comparison to South Park’s episode by having Lulu make a world famous lasagna or tacos, but I guess you can’t serve those things in a mug.

There didn’t appear to be any attempt to actually hide the fact that Lulu’s world famous chili’s secret ingredient was human flesh. When Chris asks her about the recipe, she flat out says, “if I told you, I’d have to kill you. If I killed you, I’d have to turn you into chili.” Because it’s Eagleheart, I was half expecting a wacky plot twist that would reveal she was cooking with unicorn meat or something, but the plot stuck with the stolen corpses plan.

Lulu started off sweet and funny and I really enjoyed her time on screen until she scared the living daylights out of me. I should have known she’d be lurking in the back of Brett’s car, but I was caught off guard by her creepy smile when she moved out of the shadows. Brett was hilarious and so friendly while being knocked out by crazy Lulu.

Brett often reminds me of a stupid puppy. I loved him happily sitting on the counter top with his legs hacked off explaining to Chris that Lulu needed them for her chili. Lulu goes completely off the deep end and rather than fight her, Chris convinces her to cook herself up in the chili. The blood explosion when she puts her own arm into the grinder was pretty gross, and when Chris repeats it later, it still looks disgusting.

I like that the Chief finally gets to lose his fat suit and double chin. In the first couple episodes, it was funny to see Michael Gladis in that getup, but after a while, it just looked really uncomfortable. Brett got a new pair of spray tanned legs (or maybe this was just the first time his upper thighs have seen the light of day) and everything returned to normal.

This episode of Eagleheart ends on a cliffhanger… sort of. After Chris serves up some disgusting looking human sausages for Brett and Susie, he gets shot in the chest and cheesy music picks up as the credits start to roll. We all know Monsanto isn’t dead because in the bump right before the episode started, Adult Swim confirmed that there would be a season 2 of Eagleheart. I look forward to seeing what Chris, Susie and Brett will be investigating next season and I sure hope that they find time to figure out who murdered Chris’ wife.