The Galileo episode is hands down my favorite, i think, because it shows that Old School Peebs does actually care for his boy. Mr. Peabody is sick, so Sherman has to do the show alone. I mean, LOOK AT THAT. He says that Sherman “is a dog’s best friend”, in a very soft tone. Very unlike him. but what’s most telling is that, unlike modern Peabody, he fully and completely trusts Sherman to not only operate the WABAC, but to go on an adventure without him. Sherman knows if he gets into trouble (and boy does he), he can run right back and ask Mr. Peabody for help.
anyway. proof positive that Old School Peabody isn’t the giant jerk everyone thinks he is.
Naturally, I love the modern Peabody, but this post eloquently explains why the “Galileo” episode of Peabody’s Improbable History was such a huge standout! I loved that episode. (They should’ve had this on the “Best of” DVD set from a few years back!) And that Sherman did a closing pun that actually made Mr. Peabody groan for once (or at least blow his nose like a tuba)!