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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There are frequent insulting references to MTV in the guise of "POP" music channel. Usually in the form of a sign with the "POP" channel's logo (which is very similar to MTV's) being smashed apart. 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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Spun-off from Downtown (1999) See more »

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frivolous, fun parody of giant robot toons
16 April 2005 | by (US of A) – See all my reviews

The premise of this sounds just like any 'giant robot' (or cartoon sf) show - battle robot needed to save the (future) world, agent sent back to retrieve it from the past to which its been banished. OK, fine. But the makers take this and turn it into a weird, fun, crazy parody of such things.

The robot has been obtained by two new-jersey lamers, who turn out to be a super-robot- pilot and well, a lamer (sorry, Jaime.) The future-agent is stuck here (acting alternatively as the fish-out-of-local time-water, and voice of reason, and super-fighting-chick). OK, fine. But the makers take this and use this basic parody to parody pretty much every cliché in the genre (and some other genres) with a gusto that is just plain fun to watch! If you know stuff about Japanese animation stuff, you'll appreciate the parodies of plots, characters, and even scene stylings. If you don't, its still funny enough on just a joke-level (Coop dreaming of smashing the DMV to tiny bits, for instance) to make it fun. Keep your eye on button labels and general sign age, there's good cleverness there.

All in all, a great, high-morale program -- people having fun making a good show. Nice!


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