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E63 – Cartoon Roulette Grab Bag



A crazy selection of old cartoons provides a few surprises, and some interesting history.

Meanwhile, Michael delves into the history of Fleischer studios, Peter compares watching Hanna-Barbara cartoons to crawling through a desert without water, and both hosts get excited about Superman.

Also included: the absurd difference between the Fleischer Superman shorts and Hanna-Barbara cartoons, cartoon animal sidekicks, the uncertainty of what played on Cartoon Roulette.

Next week: Minisode 7

Transformers: Beast Wars Part 1 will release on April 25th

NOTE: Michael erroneously claims that the Tom & Jerry shorts had budgets of around $350,000. They actually had budgets closer to $35,000.


E60 – Thundercats Grab Bag



A bunch of cat-people crash land on a planet, and soon find themselves fighting an ancient mummy. Only in the ’80s.

This week, our hosts discuss Thundercats, and their patience for Snarfer wears thin. Meanwhile, Michael reflects on moral certainty, Peter gets a headache, and both hosts sympathize with an evil mummy.

Also included: Todd McFarlane’s charisma, modulated voices, Thundercat funerals.

Next week: Minisode 4.

Tenchi in Tokyo Part 1 will release March 14.


E56 – G-Saviour



To celebrate a meaningless milestone, Michael and Peter watch a live-action Gundam movie. That’s right, it’s G-Saviour.

Mark Curran cheats on his wife, but he’s still the good guy. Meanwhile, Michael shares the story of how he acquired the DVD, Peter compares the movie to a SYFY original, and both hosts try to make sense of how bio-luminescence factors into the food-shortage plot.

Also included: G Gundam anticipation, an explanation of Bandai’s “Big Bang” project, the starting date of the Universal Century calendar

Next time: Sailor Moon R


E50 – Voltron Grab Bag



Fighting RoBeasts with a giant robot made of other, smaller giant robots. How much further into the Super Robot genre can we get than that?

In our second Grab Bag episode, we talk about Voltron: Defender of the Universe, specifically the episodes in the Netflix Voltron 84 collection. Meanwhile, Michael has Dragon Ball Z Flashbacks, Peter questions how five people all pilot Voltron, and both hosts somehow forget to mention the space mice.

Also included: evil spa planet, Pidge is a maniac, a quick Alex Jones impression

Next week: Batman The Animated Series episodes 1-13


E44 – Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might



Gohan befriends a cute dragon while the world burns.

The Z Fighters are up to their usual tricks: watching Goku beat the bad guys. Meanwhile, Michael discusses the strange history of the Tree of Might dub and its censorship, Peter talks about mugs, and both dunk on the villain’s goon squad.

Also included: the diminishing returns of Dragon Ball Z movies, the mascot cuteness scale, and Michael’s low standards for DBZ goons

Next week: Dragon Ball Z episodes 51-60

For more information on the censorship of Tree of Might: http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=555651


E41 – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm



Batman: Mask of the Phantasm reveals the Dark Knight’s origins, but at least we don’t have to see Tom and Martha getting shot for the billionth time.

As the Phantasm terrorizes Gotham mobsters, Michael examines his biases against the DCEU, and realizes the unenviable job of the people who are working on the franchise. Meanwhile, Peter compares Batman to major religious figures, and both consider the tools of pre-Batman vigilante Bruce Wayne.

Also included: repeated use of the phrase “the less said the better” referring to Batman’s more shameful media appearances, a pointless explanation of who Batman is, Will Smith’s Suicide Squad music video

Next episode: Tenchi Universe episodes 1-13


E36 – Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone



There is a lot of wordless screaming in this movie. And courtesy of Scott McNeil, a decent amount of it could be used by a metal band.

In a rare re-revisitation, Michael and Peter see if their impression of Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone has changed whatsoever. Michael speculates on the inclusion of Gohan’s drunken hallucination, Peter points out that Garlic Junior looks exactly like the goblins in Chrono Trigger, and both consider that Garlic Junior is possibly the most effective Dragon Ball Z villain.

Also included: Scooby-Doo/DBZ crossover, Goodfellas garlic preparation, and another reference to Power Rangers monster of the week Shellshock

Next week: Sailor Moon episodes 1-10


E30 – Super Friends



Wonder Nerd Powers, activate! In the first of our “Grab Bag” episodes, we discuss the Hanna-Barbera classic, Super Friends, and learn the origin of Lex Luthor’s undying hatred for the Man of Steel.

Meanwhile, Peter references a character from a show Michael doesn’t believe exists, Michael chuckles at superheroes doing normal, everyday things, and both hosts find the Wonder Twins to be an endless source of amusement.

Also included: an explanation of the reasoning behind limiting Super Friends to a single podcast episode, Hanna-Barbera is the only company that rips itself off, and giant basketball.

Next week: The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest episodes 1-10

[NOTE: There is a bit of an audio glitch on Peter’s audio around 00:38:45 that we didn’t catch until editing. Our apologies.]


The World's Strongest

(REPOST) E01 – Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest



[NOTE: This is a re-upload of a previously posted episode, with correctly calibrated audio.  ReBoot Part 4 will be up June 21, 15:00 PST as per the usual release schedule]

In our first episode, Michael and Peter discuss the Dragon Ball Z movie The World’s Strongest, and consistently drop the “The” from the title.


E24 – Jonny Quest Vs. The Cyber Insects



Jonny Quest brutally kills things.  But don’t worry, they’re just giant bugs.

In this episode, Michael and Peter reiterate, time and time again, that it’s important to be patient and to listen to your friends. Unfortunately, Jonny doesn’t absorb this very quickly whatsoever.  Meanwhile, Michael weirdly hopes for some preteen romantic tension between Jonny and Jessie, Peter claims to be an expert on Cyber Insects, both wonder if there will be any 90’s CGI, and we roll out some badly out-of-date Batman v. Superman hot takes.

Also included: reminiscing about Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins, theorizing on why lasers are considered less violent than conventional firearms.

Next week: ReBoot season 1