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Knowing IS the Battle!

Author: ExplorerDS6789 from United States
27 March 2010

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

There are some problems in life that there is just no running from, because they will catch up to you eventually no matter where you go. Sometimes trying to avoid these problems will only make them persist. This is what George Jetson learns the hardy way in today's episode as he is called back into duty from the Space Guard. He was to leave at once for two weeks of basic training at Camp Nebula, and so was Henry Orbit, as they take them in all ages. Well, the basic training and being away from his family for two weeks sucked but at least he'd be far away from his slave-driver boss, Mr. Spacely. Once again, George speaks too soon for he then receives a call from MAJOR Spacely. That's right, the little tyrant was called back into active duty too as he militantly marches George from the building and off to camp. Once George, Henry and the other draftees arrive at camp, Major Spacely appoints George temporary corporal and has them all indoctrinated. George goes first, getting his head shaved, gets a brutal physical, and gets his nimble IQ tested. Spacely then appoints a sergeant who, to George's dismay, is not him but Uniblab! That's right, the brain of terror is back and once again in command over George to bend him to his will. Not long after, George and Henry are sentenced to KP duty. A horrifically torturous job of pushing buttons and having machines do menial tasks for them...oh, what a travesty.

Following this, George is called into Sergeant Uniblab's office for a private poker game. Uniblab wins again and has a hushed conversation about how stupid Spacely was. Having learned nothing from his previous encounter with this machine, George goes on another rant about Spacely's supposedly low IQ. Well once the word gets out, George is busted to sub-private and is put on guard duty. But once again, Henry knows just how to throw a monkey-wrench into things and fix Uniblab's wagon. As the sergeant was having his nightly recharge, Henry aptly switches his AC current to DC current. Putting those letters together spells well as a really cool rock band. Next morning, General McMissile comes to inspect the troops. They're in perfect formation but Sergeant Uniblab is much worse for the ware. Currents working against each other, diodes scrambled, programming haywire, all it took was the pin of a medal from the general to quickly overload the entire circuit board and cause a huge combustion. Uniblab is blown to bits and the general orders an investigation. Well, George and Henry are sentenced to the guard house for the remainder of their week in training, but at least they could have company: Corporal Spacely.

Good episode. The second and I believe final appearance of Uniblab. Too bad George had forgotten what happened the first time he encountered that metallic jerk, and thankfully Henry was there to save his pathetic keister again. It would appear boot camp in 2062 is no different than today, except it requires flying and pushing buttons.

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