Still, the multi-layered plot of Pink Christmas is so haphazard and meta I would look like an insane person trying to describe it in full here. The pleasure of watching Neo Yokio is not necessarily in coherent storytelling; it's in the absurdism with which it approaches its set pieces. For example, at the Secret Santa showdown, Arcangelo shows up Kaz by suddenly reproaching material goods, calling for everyone to stop buying things, and sings Kaz a "goddamn song" as his present. Called "Friend Like U," it's a bass-driven ode to friendship written by Koenig -- whetting the appetite of those that have been waiting five years for a new Vampire Weekend album -- along with iLoveMakonnen (remember "Tuesday"?) and producer BloodPop. Arcangelo doesn't truly believe a song is worth more than a fancy, one-of-a-kind watch with a demonic sensor, but it's a way to turn himself into a monetized hashtag (#ACC, for the Arcangelo Christmas Challenge).
Meanwhile, there's an entire other thread unfolding in Kaz's home given the arrival of his Aunt Angelique, a memoirist played by the legendary West African musician Angélique Kidjo. She comes carrying a giant Toblerone -- one of the show's signature props -- and an anti-establishment attitude that grates with his other aunt, Agatha (Susan Sarandon). They end up battling with magic, Dragon Ball Z style, over a large Christmas goose.
In a delightful C-plot, Kaz's friends Lexy and Gottlieb (the talk show duo Desus Nice and The Kid Mero) are dreaming up ways to further their Caprese Boy brand, invented during the first season. (A Caprese Martini is a martini with tomato, basil, olive oil, and mozzarella flavors, like, yes, a Caprese salad.) Lexy and Gottlieb experiment with canned cocktails, which fail; streetwear, which fails after Arcangelo's Secret Santa "Fuck material goods" proclamation; and eventually settling on an "activation" that does absolutely nothing. "At the end of the day, people just want to engage with a logo," Lexy says.