The ChubbChubbs introduces the alien inhabitants of the Planet Glorf, including Meeper, its earnest but oh so awkward hero, a singing Diva, the Zyzaks, 20 foot-tall red-eyed bullies, and the ChubbChubbs. In this debut short, Meeper valiantly tries to warn the patrons of the Ale-E-Inn, an intergalactic watering hole with its own constellation of stars, of impending danger only to find himself face to face with the toughest creatures in the universe. Written by
A little alien with a big problem.
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Contains many references to sci-fi movies:
- Gort the robot from The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) can be seen holding an oil can.
- One of the aliens has a Princess Leia "cinnamon buns" hairdo.
- An alien from Alien (1979) is drinking at the bar.
- Darth Vader is arm-wrestling Yoda.
- The two dancing robots are Robbie from Forbidden Planet (1956) and the Robot from Lost in Space (1965).
- The alien who warns Meeper about the ChubbChubbs is Jar Jar Binks.
- One of the escaping spaceships is a Martian War Machine from The War of the Worlds (1953).
- An escaping alien is riding a bicycle with E.T. in the basket. John Williams E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) score is also referenced.
After Meeper gets thrown out of the inn for the second time, we can hear a distinctive sound of the door being locked. However, a minute later, when Meeper gets inside again through the roof, a messenger comes in opening the door from the outside without any problems. See more
Excuse me. Coming through.
After the ending credits there is a sequence where Meeper performs his own version of R-E-S-P-E-C-T at the bar. The audience doesn't seem to react to him very positively until the chubbchubbs who are his backup singers show them their teeth. See more
Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Mortonette Jenkins
And spelled very poorly by Brad Simonsen
(as Brad Simonsen)
Produced by Chance Thomas
Published by Irving Music, Inc.
Courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDING CORP.
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS See more