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Sealab 2021 (2000–2005)

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The drama of an oft-doomed aquatic colony and its personnel, who hate each other.

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Series cast summary:
Ellis Henican ...
 Derek 'Stormy' Waters (41 episodes, 2000-2005)
Brett Butler ...
 Dr. Quentin Q. Quinn / ... (41 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Jodene Sparks / ... (40 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Debbie DuPree (40 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Marco Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar Gabriel Garcia Marquez / ... (35 episodes, 2000-2005)
Harry Goz ...
 Captain Hazel 'Hank' Murphy (31 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Virjay / ... (20 episodes, 2000-2004)
Chris Ward ...
 Hesh Hipplewhite / ... (19 episodes, 2000-2005)


The year is 2021. Deep below the ocean's surface, looms a vast, magnificently high-tech compound: Sealab. A multi-national scientific station with an annual budget in the trillions, dedicated to the research and exploration of man's final frontier... Sealab's crew is charged with exploring the possibility of underwater colonization. As the Earth's surface, by this time, has gotten just generally crowded, hot, and icky. However, as most government-funded agencies usually are, Sealab is manned by a motley collection of malcontents and screw-ups who were unfit for work in the private sector. They really don't get any research done, but instead spend their time bickering among themselves. Or just plain goofing off. The crew have manipulated their luckless leader, Captain Murphy, into submission, and are content to ride the government clock, raking in fat, hazardous-duty paychecks. Written by Matt Thompson

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Laboratório Submarino 2021  »

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Marco's full name is "Marco Rodrigo Diaz De Vivar Diego Garcia Marquez". Rodrigo Díaz De Vivar aka El Cid Campeador is a national hero in Spain, meanwhile García Márquez is the last name of the Colombian writer and literature Nobel winner Gabriel García Márquez. See more »


In "Butchslap", when Quinn is doing his demonic laughter, his lips move more as though he is speaking rather than laughing. See more »


Captain Murphy: Until we find the thief, I am declaring Martian law!
Sparks: Um, I think its martial law.
Captain Murphy: Silence! Under Martian law... uh... what are my powers, exactly?
Sparks: Under martial law, you could suspend habeas corpus, empower a posse comitatus...
Captain Murphy: That's crap. Mars is wild, untamed. I'm forming a cadre of Martian knights charged with enforcing Martian law.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits in the episode where Debbie wants a baby, we see Debbie in bed and Captain Murphy with his suit partially removed, indicating that he is going to have sex with Debbie. Murphy asks Debbie if she wants his moustache on or off. She replies "Off", but Murphy says "Too bad". See more »


Fett's Vette
Written by Chris Ward
Performed by MC Chris
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Best show on Adult Swim
18 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This show is just so insane, so over-the-top, so twisted and silly that it's just so funny. Not many people will get it, but those that do will more than likely love it.

My particular favourite episode is "Lost in Time", but the first 10 or so episodes are great.

Where else can you see a show where a shark on a motorcycle jumps over a pool of Fonzies? Unfortunately, the show was never the same once the man who brilliantly played Captain Murphy died, who never failed to deliver at least five laughs per episode.

The characters are so utterly ridiculous and their chemistry is great because of it.

If you want a laugh then check it out. One of the best things about it is that it's only around 10 minutes long.

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