WandaVision: The 5 wackiest moments from the series premiere

Paul Bettany as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Paul Bettany as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios. All Rights Reserved. /

The series premiere for WandaVision promises a fun and entertaining story with a darker underbelly. What were the wackiest moments from the episode?

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the first episode of WandaVision

Marvel fans, it’s finally here! The long-awaited WandaVision premiere is available to stream on Disney+, and the first episode promises an entertaining story full of laughs — but one that also may have something darker lurking beneath the surface.

The show opens with Wanda Maximoff and Vision living a married, suburban life — not that they seem to remember anything about how they got there. It quickly becomes clear that whatever world they’ve created has no backstory because, well, their backstory is etched in Avengers history (a history that clearly doesn’t have a place in this series just yet).

The premiere episode harkens back to the ’50s, basing itself off of the classic I Love Lucy. It’s a ton of fun and every bit as strange as the premise would suggest. But what were the most bonkers moments from this first installment?

The Opening Scene

WandaVision wastes no time throwing viewers into its bonkers universe, with its first scene showing Wanda making breakfast and Vision heading off to work. Vision’s comment that he can’t eat anything Wanda has to offer combined with her reminder to put on his human face makes for a bizarre mix of the MCU we know and this world we don’t, and fans have to wonder what’s going through the characters minds (other than some very deep-seated denial).

Seduction Tips

What’s more bonkers than fiction is realizing how things actually were back when shows like I Love Lucy were on air. As Wanda and Agnes discuss “seduction techniques” to woo their husbands, it’s intriguing to see how tame and, frankly, sexist marital advice was once upon a time. (Of course, the show makes sure to poke fun at the past rather than embrace those outdated stereotypes.)

A Quick MCU Reference

Although Wanda and Vision don’t seem consciously aware of their own history, the show is poised to drop Easter Eggs and references that harken back to their actual stories — for example, the Toast Mate commercial, which paints Stark Industries as the company behind this kitchen appliance. (The world sure would be more peaceful had Howard Stark decided to invest in toasters, no?)

Small instances like this suggest that some of Wanda’s memories are still buried in there. Whether they’ll register at some point remains to be seen. Either way, they’re bound to elicit a laugh from longtime Marvel fans.

That Debra Jo Rupp Cameo

When Vision’s boss and his wife come over for an important dinner, fans are treated to a cameo of That ’70s Show‘s Debra Jo Rupp, a jarring addition to the MCU. (Did you ever think we’d see Kitty standing side by side with Wanda Maximoff and Vision?)

It’s a fun addition to the series premiere, even if the episode doesn’t base itself off of the time period Rupp’s sitcom takes place in. Hopefully the show will give us more fun cameos to look forward to as it progresses.

Mr. Hart’s Choking Fit

Dinner with the Harts is when it first becomes clear that this world Wanda has seemingly invented might have a darker side to it. Upon being unable to answer Mr. Hart’s questions about where they came from or when they got married, Wanda and Vision freeze up. Instead of dropping the question though, Mr. Hart pushes harder, becoming ruder with each failed attempt to create a history for themselves.

This eventually leads to the man choking, and one has to wonder how much of that has to do with Wanda’s powers. In the comics — and seemingly here — Wanda can bend reality to her will. Did her frustration with Mr. Hart lead her to attack him? And if so, what other dangers can Wanda pose in her current state?

This doesn’t bode well for the people trapped in this world with Wanda and Vision — and maybe not for the characters on the outside either.

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