Megas XLR (2004–2005)

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Two teenage slackers find a mecha from the future that had been lying in a New Jersey junkyard for nearly 60 years and make modifications much to the dismay of the robot's attractive creator.

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 Coop / ... (25 episodes, 2004-2005)
Wendee Lee ...
 Kiva / ... (25 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Jamie / ... (25 episodes, 2004-2005)
Scot Rienecker ...
 Goat / ... (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Glorft Commander / ... (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Gorrath / ... (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
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In the future, humanity has been beset by a horde of alien invaders. Kiva, a human soldier, has captured an alien mecha, the Megas, and remodeled it, planning to send it back in time three years to a pivotal battle so that the humans can win the war. Her plan goes awry when the Megas is fired upon in transit, rocketing it at random through time. She pursues it, as does the alien mothership. Curtain up on present day. A slob in New Jersey has discovered the Megas in a pile of garbage. Kiva, having caught up to him, is dismayed to learn that it has been remodeled, its head replaced by a classic muscle car, its controls integrated with video game controllers, making her new (and unfortunate) ally, Coop, the only one capable of piloting the Megas. She must now find a way to repair the Megas' time controller and return to the future, as well as dealing with the various challenges inherent in co-owning the Earth's most destructive piece of hardware... especially since Coop insists that it ... Written by Anonymous

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Every kid needs a giant robot


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Trivia

"Rhat dooitronium isonier actuator thing" (as Jamie refers to it) that they put the fake cheese in at the beginning of the episode (The Fat and the Furious - Series 1) is the Autobots Matrix of Leadership from _Transformers: The Movie (1986)_. See more »

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Coop: [in a Planet of the Apes style, sees the city in ruins] You maniacs! You blew it up! You blew it all to - wait... hope I didn't do this...
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At the end of the closing credits, the Cartoon Network logo opens to reveal Megas opening fire with his blasters, and one blast ricochets and knocks him down. See more »

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Referenced in Metalocalypse: Birthdayface (2006) See more »

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Who digs giant robots?
13 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So me and my friends wake up one Sunday morning after a party and flip on the TV, and end up watching cartoon shows. We got a blast from the past in Captain Planet, we were nostalgic over Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (have you seen the new version? it's terrible!), and then we wandered across Megas about halfway through the episode "Ice Ice Megas." Good god, I've never laughed so hard. All three of us were splitting our sides over the writing of this show. What got me hooked was how all the characters, main or otherwise, bounced off of each other. Little moments just made the show for me, where the ice man yells "We are saved!" after Coop smashes a bad guy, only to change his mind with "We are doomed..." when Coop knocks over a building not ten seconds later.

Not to mention the total lack of continuity in Megas' abilities. The contents of his chest cavity change ALL THE TIME.

For its sharp writing and and phenomenal ability to parody genre after genre, I can say without doubt, that I DIG GIANT ROBOTS!


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