I always thought "hypocritical humor" was a bit of a misnomer for the Ash/Iris dynamic. Mainly because it never made me laugh, therefore it could not be hypocritical humor; just hypocritical. Either way, even though it was much less frequent, I found even Ash/Dawn and Ash/May had far more interesting (and entertaining) arguing dynamics. I'm definitely not looking forward to this episode for the element of Ash and Iris actually getting into an argument; mainly because I somehow just know it's not going to be written in a way that will make me tolerate it, much less be entertained by it.
What intrigues me is the possibility of Ash finally asking a question a lot of us have been asking for ages now: why Iris doesn't keep Axew in a damn Pokeball. Somehow I feel I will be let down in this area too, but the masochistic side of me demands that I see how this crap turns out anyway.