For me I'm reverse? I started getting more into OneyPlays when Julian and DingDong left. So this sorta reminded me of the SleepyCabin days. I actually have faith in Season 2 since it seems like they were just getting ready (specifically with Alan and Glep). I wouldn't call it stan-hype since there have been people (including me) that just wanted to see a full episode where the characters interact for an entire episode. I think the Christmas episode, for me, was where I wanted to see more of it (specifically the bit where Charlie and Pim argue lol).
I'm glad they did this for at least one episode because I felt like we were going to get an episode dedicated to this? They've been doing that where they're like "Okay let's get this out of the way" like the evil mirror character plotline with Frowning Friends or them killing a major character off. It's as if they're trying to challenge themselves in a weird way? How unique they can get in the long run by doing all the "Jump the Shark" tropes first.
Anyway, I feel like the Smiling Friends will come back to Brazil and this is some weird setup. If not, then it'll be sweet to see Pim booking those hotels for now on when they visit other countries. I know that Zach and Michael are afraid of doing the same thing twice.