Son of Zorn draws a lot of its comedy from cartoon barbarian Zorn's (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) struggles to adapt to the real world. It's not easy for a seven-foot-tall furry-briefed warrior to integrate into a society that doesn't value his ability to slaughter his enemies without remorse, you know?
That tension is coming to a head in Sunday's episode, "The War of the Workplace," where Zorn goes to battle over one of the most landmine-filled fronts in mundane modern life: the office refrigerator.
Zorn, bored by the lack of conflict at his job as a soap dispenser salesman at Sanitation Solutions, is looking for a fight. When his attempts to antagonize his boss Linda (Artemis Pebdani) by repeatedly smushing her sandwiches fail, he stumbles across a new enemy when an employee of Vita Shock, the company across the hall from Sanitation Solutions, takes some hot sauce that doesn't belong to him from the office's shared kitchen.
The interloper is bizarrely unintimidated by the hulking man-beast confronting him, dismissing Zorn's protestations with "relax, bro, it's just hot sauce," and exiting with a dig at Zorn's legwear.
This guy cannot imagine the world of pain he's about to enter.
Son of Zorn airs Sundays at 8:30/7:30c on Fox.