Not to be too SERIOUS or something.. but as hard on others as the last animation was.. you were harder on yourself this time. Seeing as the entire series dances between self mocking and naval gazing, moi being surprised is not happening.
Good GOD I love your work! I got a SERIOUS giggle from the intro soundtrack (DARE! dare to be all your.. ow.. I'll stop singing.. ow.. pencils hurt!) I also loved the late nite comp lighting. It turned out flat out gorgeous!
The references to the other episodes would be hilarious writing.. if it weren't like.. true.. looking back and laughing at your history and self is a tool you have certainly honed.
Thank you, as always, for the art.