REVIEW: ‘Forky Asks A Question’ Season 1, Episode 9 – What is Cheese?

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REVIEW: 'Forky Asks A Question' Season 1, Episode 9 - What is Cheese?

Forky Asks A Question continues as Forky (Tony Hale) inquires about yet another mundane subject. Last episode, Forky spoke with brand new character Officer Rib Tickles about “What is a Pet?” This week, Forky discusses “What is Cheese?” with Buttercup, Bonnie’s beloved unicorn that was introduced in Toy Story 3. However, Buttercup is reluctant to help and mostly annoyed by Forky’s never-ending line of questioning.

After a debate as to why a spork doesn’t know what cheese is, Buttercup decides to save everyone in Bonnie’s room the trouble and speed teach Forky everything. But during the quick round-up of knowledge, Buttercup doesn’t answer “What is Cheese?”

This episode is better than the previous one and even though it features a well-known cast-member, it doesn’t capture the magic and the chemistry that “What is Time?” did. The ending is the funniest part but the rest is mostly lackluster. The choice to make Buttercup both care about answering every question and annoyed about answering anything was bizarre. The choice just came off as confusing and made the character seem insincere. I also think since Buttercup is not a character that has had a lot of screentime within either Toy Story movie that he has been in, it is hard to fall in love with the character within the three-minute mark like it is with Ham or Rex.

That being said, I still enjoyed “What is Cheese?” and found the ending to be absolutely delightful. The overall trajectory of the show has been off and on, but the later episodes have been better than the earlier ones. With only a few episodes left in the season, it will be interesting to see what other questions Forky has and just what, if any, major Toy Story cast members end up answering them for him.

Forky Asks A Question’s latest episode, “What is Cheese?,” is available now on Disney+.

Forky Asks A Question Season 1, Episode 9 - What is Cheese?
  • 6/10
    Forky Asks A Question Season 1, Episode 9 - What is Cheese? - 6/10
6/10

TL;DR

That being said, I still enjoyed “What is Cheese?” and found the ending to be absolutely delightful. The overall trajectory of the show has been off and on, but the later episodes have been better than the earlier ones.