Nate, Sebastian, and Kari are joined by special guest Rebekah Valentine to discuss Nintendo's 2001 "social simulator" ANIMAL CROSSING. Become indebted to a raccoon! Make friends with a penguin! Get life advice from a musical dog! We discuss the game's curious development history, the bizarre premise, and the wholesome outcome. Nate gets excited about retrogaming within retrogaming, Reb gets misty-eyed at K.K. Slider's folksy wisdom, and Sebastian has a crisis about the futility of all human endeavor. Also discussed: "The Real World," "Fignuts," and villager theft. There is a special interview with William, age 5.