| Season 3, episode 4|
|Airdate:||August 1, 2011|
|Story:|| Mark Banker|
| Written &|
| Jesse Moynihan|
"Memory of a Memory"
"Hitman" is the fourth episode in the third season of Adventure Time. It is the fifty-sixth episode overall.
The story opens with the Breakfast Kingdom, where Breakfast Princess and Toast Princess are eating breakfast. Then Ice King comes and tries to put honey on their waffles. They call Finn and Jake to save them, who grounds Ice King from doing anything evil for four weeks. Back at the Ice Kingdom, Ice King is angry at the two, so he goes online and hires a hitman named Scorcher, who he believes will literally hit Finn and Jake. Instead, Scorcher sets Finn and Jake's treehouse on fire while they're making sandwiches with meat from their friend, Meat Man. Ice King then bursts in and puts out the fire, ruining their sandwiches. After being scolded by Finn, Ice King flees back to his castle where he reveals to Scorcher that he didn't want him to kill Finn and that he put out the fire. Then Scorcher goes to Finn and Jake's bedroom and turns into smoke that fills the bedroom, possibly attempting to kill them by suffocation. Ice King then uses his ice powers to blow the smoke away.
Back in the Ice Kingdom, Ice King unsuccessfully tries to bribe Scorcher with money, a Talking Moose Head, and a pair of Night Vision X-Ray Goggles. Then he tries to get Scorcher to change his target to Lumpy Space Princess or Ghost Princess because they are his least favorite princesses, but that also fails. Finally, he hires Blastronaut, a hitman hitman, to take out Scorcher, but easily defeats him. Ice King is then able to distract Scorcher by saying, "someone got hit in the boingloings," and freezes him, then runs to Finn and Jake's treehouse.
Finn and Jake have just woken up and Jake decides not to eat anymore of Meat Man's meat because he is having dreams about him. Then Ice King comes and reveals that he had hired Scorcher to kill them, then Scorcher comes to finish off Finn and Jake. As they run from him, Ice King puts an ice dome over them and reveals a plan to trick Scorcher by freezing Finn and Jake and lowering their body temperatures to make him think they're dead. The duo is against this but Ice King does it anyway and the plan works. After Scorcher leaves, there is a note in cursive left that says, "Echos [sic] of past events nudge the tiller on my present course, I await its reflection in the future" and it has a signature that appears to start with an "S", presumably Scorcher. After that, the Ice King climbs on top of Finn and Jake and mocks them by saying they're grounded under his butt.
Mentioned and pictured
- This episode was previously titled "Hitcapades"; this title referred to the Ice Capades, a long running touring ice skating show.
- At first, there were two choices of how the Breakfast Princess would look, but in the end the two possibilities were chosen to be a pair of princesses, with some minor changes.
- Upon completion of his hit, Scorcher vanishes in flames, but not before dropping an enigmatic note which the Ice King reads, and then quickly discards. At the end of the note, it says S____h__, which is actually signed as "Scorcher." The note reads as follows:
Echos [sic] of past events nudge the tiller on my present course I await it's [sic] reflection in the future S___h__
- Ice King states that Lumpy Space Princess and Ghost Princess are his least favorite princesses.
- There is an animatic where the Ice King tries to distract Scorcher by saying "Someone got hit in the nuts." Cartoon Network requested they change it, so it became "Someone got hit in the boingloings."
- When the Ice King starts his computer to order a hitman, its start-up logo is a pear, a parody of Apple Mac.
- At the end of the Ice King's letter to Scorcher it says, "<3 the Ice King."
- When Ice King makes the heart at the end of the letter to Scorcher, it seems to be full. However, when Scorcher arrives, the heart is in two pieces.
- The Blastronaut bears a strong resemblance to Samus Aran from the Metroid games.
- The picture of LSP that the Ice King showed to Scorcher had 5 lumps and 3 lumps.
- When Jake is making his sandwich, a small yellow creature can be seen inside of it.
- Jake's coffee cup has an image of a shark over a rainbow.
- There is a cabinet on the left side of Jake's bed that has a pink crystal similar to the crystal in the episode "Crystals Have Power."
- When Ice king searched Hitman on his computer, there was a description of the Scorcher as "Quick, Quiet, Relentless."
- When Finn was sleeping his sleeping bag was red but when he tries to wake up his sleeping bag was yellow.
- When the Ice King hires the Blastronaut, the screen says 'Target Aquired' instead of 'Target ACquired'.
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