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-->''This is the Aquabats! Super Show!\\
It's a TV show!''
-->-- '''The Aquabats!''', "Super Show! Theme Song"

'''[[OncePerEpisode Somewhere, on a TV Tropes page...]]'''

''The Aquabats! Super Show!'', starring superhero team and musicians TheAquabats, airs on Hasbro's channel TheHub. It's an AffectionateParody of kids' shows from TheEighties and TheNineties with a good helping of ''Series/{{Batman}}''. It follows TheAquabats -- The MC Bat Commander, Crash [=McLarson=], Jimmy The Robot, Ricky Fitness, and Eagle Bones Falconhawk -- as they play shows, fight crime and boredom and defeat monsters.

The show is notable in that Matt Chapman, whom many people know as one of the co-creators of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', is one of the show's directors and writers.

The first season, with a total of 13 episodes, premiered on TheHub on March 3, 2012, with the season finale on June 16, 2012. The show has also begun broadcast on {{ABC3}}. A second season was [[https://twitter.com/TheAquabats/status/258351222816374784/photo/1 later confirmed by the Aquabats! on Twitter]], though director Jason [=DeVilliers=] said that [[https://twitter.com/JasondeVilliers/status/275323911518973952 it would be more of a Season 1.5, with only 5 new episodes.]] Season 1.5 will start airing on [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/05/01/aquabats-super-show-season-2-premiere/ June 1st, 2013]].

An [[Recap/TheAquabatsSuperShow episode guide]] is currently in progress.
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!!Tropes
* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: The team initially pronounces [=ManAnt=]'s name as ''Mahn-aunt''.
-->'''Eaglebones Falconhawk:''' Maybe we've been saying it wrong.\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' Maybe ''Mahn-aunt[='=]s'' been saying it wrong.
* ActorAllusion: Mr. Lawrence plays a [[SpongeBobSquarePants tiny villain with antennae]].
** This isn't the [[SigmundAndTheSeaMonsters first time]] (nor the [[DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp second time]]) Rip Taylor played a genie.
* AcmeProducts: Gloopy
* AdBreakDoubleTake: Several episodes.
* {{Adorkable}}: Every single one of the Aquabats is awkward and goofy in his own endearing way.
* AerithAndBob: We have Ricky, Jimmy, Crash and Eaglebones.
* AirVentPassageway: The band uses a trash chute to escape Moon Cheese's lair in the cartoon segment of "[=EagleClaw=]!".
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: Parodied whenever AnAesop pops up.
-->Learning and Growing!
* ArmCannon: Jimmy makes one to battle The Floating Eye of Death.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Considering the show is filmed in and around the Orange County, the depiction of Detroit in "Pilgrim Boy!" may not be all that accurate.
* ArtShift: The main cartoons are done in a 70's {{Animesque}} style, while [[{{Mascot}} Pablo's]] shorts are more PinkPanther style.
* AttackAnimal: The Dude
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: the potato bug, Floating Eye of Death, and Space Monster M. Also Crash when he gets emotional.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: All of TheAquabats could count, but special mention must be made of Eaglebones Falconhawk.
* BadassAdorable: Pablo, aka Lil' Bat. He punches sharks, scares ghost skeletons, and always has some kind of giant ray gun at his disposal.
* BadassMustache: The Commander's mustache may be drawn on, but it still counts.
* BadassNormal: The MC Bat Commander is the only member without any actual superpowers.
* BaldOfEvil: Space Monster M, Moon Cheese
* BandToon
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace MC Bat Commander Can Breathe In Space]]: In the cartoon segments.
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' Man, I love that moon air!
* BeamOWar: Eaglebones vs. Eagleclaw with guitars that fire lasers.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: The ants in "[=ManAnt=]!" and the potato bug in "Pilgrim Boy!"
* BiggerOnTheInside: The Battle Tram has a roomy lounge, a lab, and various hallways, all of which look like they could take up the entire inside of the vehicle.
* BigNo: Given by Eagleclaw when The Dude destroys his guitar.
** Done by MC Bat Commander to Moon Cheese while the latter attempts to drain the former of his mind energy.
* BigOlEyebrows: Crash in the cartoons.
* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: "Cowboy Android!" and the [[ChekhovsGun cheeseball]]:
-->'''Ricky Fitness:''' How'd you know [[ChekhovsGunman the mole rat]] would follow the cheese?\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' Because, Ricky, everybody loves cheeseballs.\\
''([[EverybodyLaughsEnding everyone laughs]])''
* BlowingARaspberry: "Mysterious Egg!", in the cartoon segment, done by the MC Bat Commander to show that he refuses to help Moon Cheese destroy the Earth.
* BodyHorror: MC Bat Commander's arm in "Night of the Cactus!"
* BookEnds: Sort of. [[spoiler:In the cartoon segment of the first season finale, the Aquabats meet the Time Sprinkler, who sends them back to the birthday party the live-action Aquabats were playing at in the first scene of the first episode. Also, the live-action portion of the episode ends with the Aquabats floating helplessly towards the moon, which was how the cartoon segment in the first episode began.]]
** In the season two premiere, the episode begins and ends with the band confronting a pair of [[Film/{{Laserblast}} turtle-like aliens]].
* BoundAndGagged: [[spoiler:"It's our old pal, Trusty Dusty!"]]
* BrokeEpisode: "Showtime!"
* BulletDancing: The robot gunslinger does this to MC Bat Commander in "Cowboy Android!".
* CainAndAbel: Eaglebones' relationship with his brother Eagleclaw.
* CallOnMe: "I summon '''THE DUDE!!!'''"
* TheCameo: Rip Taylor as a genie in "[=ManAnt=]!".
** {{Mega64}} in "Mysterious Egg!".
** [[Film/NapoleonDynamite Jon Heder]] and Lou Diamond Phillips in "[=EagleClaw!=]".
** [[WeirdAlYankovic "Weird Al" Yankovic]] is President Stuncastin in "Pilgrim Boy!" and [=SuperMagic PowerMan=] in "Showtime!".
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] makes a "blink and you miss it" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj6wfLePQkw appearance]] in "Cowboy Android!" during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aODTj_xwxsc "Winging It"]] song.
*** She also appears in the very first shot of the episode "Showtime!", layered over the graffiti in the background.
** And Matt Chapman himself is the ghost in "Haunted Battletram!" and as Carl, the evil sideshow runner who steals the band's Battletram, in "Cobraman!" (more specifically, in "Cobraman!", it's Matt Chapman as ''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]]'' as Carl).
** Former Aquabats members Courtney "Corey" Pollock and Boyd Terry appear in the season 1 finale "Showtime!" as their respective Aquabats personas Chainsaw and Catboy (although they are depicted as separate heroes in the series).
* {{Camp}}: The show is deliberately done this way, with BadBadActing, low production values, and melodrama everywhere- but done in a MST3K kinda way, where you can tell it's ''meant'' to be silly.
* CerebusEnding: ''Showtime''
* ChickMagnet: Ricky Fitness
* ChokeHolds: How the Bat Commander defeats the Cobraman.
* ChromaKey
* CombatTentacles: Snakey, the lint monster, the Cobraman
* ComicalAngryFace
* CoolCar: The Battletram.
* CowboyEpisode: "Cowboy Android!"
* ClothingDamage
* CreepyCemetery: As seen in "Haunted Battletram!".
* CrossingTheDesert: The Aquabats cross one in "Cowboy Android!" to find gas for the Battletram.
* DefeatEqualsExplosion: Snakey, the potato bug, [[spoiler:Space Monster M]]
* [[spoiler:DetonationMoon: In the cartoon segments.]]
* DiegeticSwitch: Inverted in "[=EagleClaw=]!" while Eaglebones is singing "B-R-O" while riding his motorcycle. The song plays through the bike's radio as he arrives at his destination.
* DisintegratorRay: How [=SuperMagic PowerMan=]'s magic headband/amulet functions.
* DrivingADesk: Done in Eaglebones' motorcycle ride in "[=EagleClaw=]!", along with real time footage of him driving down the road.
** Usually in effect when the team is driving down the road in the Battletram.
* EggMacGuffin: "Mysterious Egg!"
* EmergencyPresidentialAddress: Delivered by guest star "Weird" Al as President Stuncastin in "Pilgrim Boy!":
-->"...what can be only be described as some kind of...giant space-cricket was seen moving rapidly outside the city of Detroit, headed for the pineapple plantations. This is a ''major emergency!''"
* EmotionalPowers: Crash [=McLarson=]'s size shifting.
-->''"GETTING EMOTIONAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!"''
* EnthrallingSiren: Quera, Hera and Vera
* EveryCarIsAPinto: The motorcycle in "[=EagleClaw=]" and the van in "Ladyfingers!" blow up spectacularly.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: "Mysterious Egg!":
-->'''Crash [=McLarson=]:''' And I painted a picture. ''(holds up crudely drawn rainbow)'' It's a rainbow!
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: '''SPACE BEES'''
** The deadliest bees in space!
* ExcitedShowTitle: Not only the title of the series, but every episode.
* EyeBeams: The Floating Eye of Death's stare
* EyeScream: Jimmy the Robot uses a [=MacGyvered=] arm cannon to neatly slice the Floating Eye of Death open.
* FantasticVoyagePlot: In several of the cartoon segments, the band has to shrink in size and enter Jimmy the Robot's body in order to reboot his system and rid him of his parasites.
* FarsideIsland: The setting for a Lil' Bat short in which he tries to open a coconut.
* FastballSpecial: Giant Crash throws the Bat Commander and Jimmy the Robot at Space Monster M; while Space Monster M is distracted with the Commander, Jimmy [[spoiler:attempts to remove M's magic headband]].
* FingerFirearms: Jimmy the Robot has lasers built into his fingers.
* FiringInTheAirALot: Jimmy the Robot is driven to fire in the air with his robot hand lasers after trying to choose between protecting Jimmy Jr. or the rest of the band in "Mysterious Egg!".
* FiveManBand:
-->TheHero - M.C. Bat Commander
-->TheLancer - Eaglebones Falconhawk
-->TheSmartGuy - Jimmy The Robot
-->TheBigGuy - Crash Mc Larson
-->TheHeart - Ricky Fitness
** FiveManBandConcert
* {{Flashback}}:
** "[=ManAnt=]!": [=ManAnt=]'s origin story.
** "[=EagleClaw=]!": Eagleclaw's FreudianExcuse for trying to defeat his brother.
* FlawExploitation: Done with the MC Bat Commander's fascination with bets in "Cobraman!".
* FoodSongsAreFunny: Burger Rain, The Good Life
* ForcedToWatch: After the MC Bat Commander agrees to a bet made by Carl pitting the Commander against the Cobraman for the Battletram, the rest of the team is tied up and forced to watch the fight through the room's monitor.
-->''"Bahahahahahahaha! ...He's in the desert! ...That's bad!"''
** Played with earlier when Carl manages to get the team to watch the mandatory cartoon segment.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Some of the Lil' Bat episode names from "Cowboy Android!":
--> Lil' Bat Visits Someone's Mom
--> Lil' Bat Writes Comments On The Internet
--> Lil' Bat vs. Pablo?!
* GenderBlenderName: The Dude, Eaglebones' pet bird, is female.
* GenieInABottle: Crash found one as a kid.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Laundry Day!", we have a HotScientist making a tentacle monster tie the boys up and spank them, while the band whimpers "I've never felt so dirty" and "Make him stop, he's had enough". The scientist, on the other hand, is delighted to keep "schlappingk und schlappingk" them. Said monster is made of dirty clothing, so it sounds perfectly fine for the kids watching, but to the older fans...
** There's also Ricky's line "We get paid before the goat stuff, right?" in "Night Of The Cactus!"
* GirlsWithMoustaches: [[spoiler:The ending of "Cowboy Android!".]] "Awesome!"
** The Harry Hider commercial.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: In the cartoon segment of "Uberchaun!":
-->'''Ricky Fitness:''' Commander! What if we shrink ourselves and fight them from inside Jimmy?\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' Maybe, ''(discards crowbar)'' or even better! We can shrink ourselves and fight them from inside Jimmy! Let's do it!
* GluttonyMontage: "The Good Life" montage in "Laundry Day!".
* [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop: If the first season's finale is any indication.]]
* HandSignals: Done by the team in "Cobraman!" while in stealth mode, to set up an ambush for Carl.
* HardWorkMontage:
** The cartoon segment in "Laundry Day!" where they try to fix a spaceship:
-->''Fixing stuff and using heavy tools, it's GUY STUFF! GUY STUFF!''\\
''Working together and laughing at danger, it's GUY STUFF! GUY STUFF!''
** "Doing Science" in "Night of the Cactus!".
* HatOfPower: [=SuperMagic PowerMan=]'s headband/amulet.
* HereWeGoAgain: After the trouble that was "Floating Eye of Death!" Jimmy suggests reading another story known as "The Flaming Rhino of Darkness". [[WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain Crash is hesitant.]]
** Said by Eaglebones in ''Cowboy Android!'' right before Commander sings Winging It.
* HotScientist: Dr. Eva Mudlark, the [[HerrDoktor Fraulein Doktor]] who creates the muck monsters in one episode. She's [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde]], and wears [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]] and [[WhoWearsShortShorts short shorts]].
** In addition, she is played by Katharine Towne, who played [[SchoolgirlLesbian hot lesbian]] Sinead in [[ButImACheerleader But I'm A Cheerleader]].
* HumongousMecha: Piloted by Space Monster M. A rare case where only the villain has one, but none of the heroes do.
* IdiotHero: The MC Bat Commander
* ImagineSpot: Each member has one in "Mysterious Egg!".
** SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The music in Eagle Bones Falconhawk's ImagineSpot sounds a lot like "Puttin' On The Ritz"- specifically, the cover done by Taco.
* IncrediblyObviousBomb: Eagleclaw gives "a clock...shaped like a bird" with sticks of dynamite as a "bird backpack" to Eaglebones in "[=EagleClaw=]!"
* IndyPloy: A skill of The MC Bat Commander that's emphasized in "Cowboy Android!"; he even sang a song about it!
-->''Collecting facts, while I'm out there in the action, just winging iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!''
-->''You're making a plan, while I'm being a man, just winging iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!''
* InMediasRes: How the cartoon segments began.
* InstrumentOfMurder: Eaglebones Falconhawk and his brother Eagleclaw have guitars that shoot FrickinLaserBeams.
* InvisibleToNormals: The Dude.
* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: "Cobraman!":
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' The game is over!\\
'''Carl:''' Oh, but the game has only just begun! Ha ha ha, ''(flips some switches)'' TECHNOLOGY!
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: From the looks of things, [[spoiler:[=SuperMagic PowerMan=] and Lanolin Lady.]]
* KnockoutGas: Jimmy the Robot activates this function of the Battletram in "Cobraman!" to free the team sans the MC Bat Commander from Carl's clutches.
* LameComeback:
** "Showtime!", while the MC Bat Commander is in Space Monster M's clutches:
-->'''Space Monster M:''' Did you fools think you could stop me?!\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' No! But...you're ugly!
** "Night of the Cactus!":
-->'''Ronmark:''' Oh that big dude better not make a move on my girl!\\
'''Jimmy the Robot:''' Please shut up!\\
'''Ronmark:''' ''(grumbling)'' ...you shut up.
* LaymansTerms: "[=ManAnt=]!":
-->'''Jimmy the Robot:''' It's low energy, Commander. Your blood sugar levels have dipped dangerously low.\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' Speak English, robot, English!\\
'''Jimmy the Robot:''' ''([[LiteralMinded in an English accent]])'' Uh, it's low energy, Commander. Your blood sugar levels have dipped frightfully low.
* {{Leitmotif}}: An instrumental version of the song "Hello, Good Night" (From the album that shares its name with the episode) plays several times during "The Floating Eye of Death!", including a creepy reprise when the band's in danger.
* {{Leprechaun}}: "I am ''NOT'' a leprechaun! I am '''ÜBERCHAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNN!!!'''"
* LetMeAtHim: "Showtime!", after Space Monster M reveals himself and starts wreaking havoc:
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' Aquabats! This is it! Let's go save the world!\\
''(The rest of the team restrains him)''\\
'''Jimmy the Robot:''' Commander, that giant alien machine is far too powerful for us!\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' NO! We can do it! [[{{Determinator}} We have to do it!! We have to believe we can do ANYTHING!!!]]
** The MC Bat Commander's reaction to Ronmark's "Didn't you guys used to be popular or something?"
--> '''MC Bat Commander''': Why I oughta-!
* LetsGetDangerous:
** MC Bat Commander delivers on his promise to save the world in "Showtime!", contrasting with all the other times that he's been the IdiotHero.
** The ending where he lures the giant mole bat to eat the Cowboy Android in "Cowboy Android!" also counts.
* LetsSplitUpGang: In "Uberchaun!" the team has to split up to complete three challenges within an hour to remove their curse. MC Bat Commander and Eaglebones opt to tie a ribbon to the top branch of an ancient tree; Ricky and Jimmy choose to pull the flag from the 13th hole; Crash is left to fetch the Uberchaun a cherry soda from the clubhouse vending machine. [[ASimplePlan Sounds easy, right?]]
* LittleBitBeastly: In the cartoons, Crash appears to have slitted pupils like a cat and fangs to match.
** Eagleclaw Falconhawk
* LizardFolk: The Cobraman
* LockAndLoadMontage: The Aquabats go through a particularly epic one in the first season finale, appropriately set to a song called "Showtime!"
* MagicMeteor: The meteorite in "Night of the Cactus!" transforms the Bat Commander's arm and creates the cactus monster.
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext: Some of the clips in the PreviouslyOn segments.
* ManChild: Crash [=McLarson=]
* MidBattleTeaBreak: Played with in "[=ManAnt=]!". While [=ManAnt=]'s goons are beating up everyone but the MC Bat Commander, the Commander stops to look at some grilled chicken. "It's like no one wants me to eat! I'm starving, okay?!"
** And then Jimmy the Robot fires a buttermint at the Commander, after which [=ManAnt=] lampshades the trope: "What is this, a kindergarten snack break?!"
* MrFanservice: The fandom seems to have mostly latched onto Eaglebones Falconhawk, but every member of the team has their own dedicated fans.
* MoodWhiplash: "Showtime!" starts out seeming like another goofy episode...until Space Monster M shows up, which leads to much more action and much less joking around. And then the cartoon happens. Then back to the buttkicking.
* MountainOfFood: A variant: at the end of "[=ManAnt=]!", Crash finds a whole cache of burgers stolen by [=ManAnt=] in a nearby giant anthill. Cue "Burger Rain".
** A tray filled with two hundred doughnuts in ''Laundry Day!'', which the Aquabats (minus Ricky) eat all of and spend the rest of the episode with bulging bellies.
* MuckMonster: Several courtesy of Dr. Eva Mudlark.
* MultipleHeadCase: Quera, Hera and Vera.
* {{Mummy}}: The guardians of the underworld in "Ladyfingers!".
** The Mummy Spray commercial from Gloopy
-->[[AC:Mummy spray in every room]]\\
[[AC:"Send those mummies to the tomb"]]™
* MythologyGag: The Floating Eyeball of Death was originally featured in the title and cover of the band's third album. Also, former band members Chainsaw and Catboy make cameos in "Showtime!".
** Space Monster "M" and the Time Sprinkler are both mentioned in songs.
** When Eaglebones first met the Aquabats they were wearing [[{{Ska}} horns]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Space Monster M. The people disperse real fast not long after he states his name.
* NatureSpirit: The Spirit of the Sun, as played Lou Diamond Phillips.
* NeatFreak: Ricky Fitness.
* NiceHat: The trucker caps in "The Floating Eye of Death!".
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: At the start of "Cowboy Android!", a miner tells the Aquabats off for sealing a monster in the mine rather than getting rid of it, as this means they still can't work in the mine.
* NightmareFetishist: Jimmy can casually smile while reading the story about The Floating Eyeball of Death stealing the souls of humans to create a zombie army.
* NonHumanSidekick: Jimmy the Robot.
* NonUniformUniform: Eaglebones' outfit has kneepads.
* SuperOCD: Ricky Fitness always seems to have hand sanitizer and Wet-Naps on hand. Comes in handy in one episode of the show when they're fighting muck monsters. At the end of the episode, he learns not to be so uptight about cleanliness- as long as the other guys learn to be a bit ''more'' clean.
* {{Oculothorax}}: The Floating Eye of Death
* OhCrap: Snakey in "Mysterious Egg!" before Jimmy the Robot fires his laser.
-->'''Snakey:''' Oh poo-poo.
* OncePerEpisode: Every episode will have a cartoon about the Aquabats, a cartoon about Pablo (AKA Lil' Bat,) and a fake commercial.
* OverlyLongGag: Jimmy the Robot booting up the DVD in "[=ManAnt=]!".
* PacManFever: Whenever the Aquabats! are playing a video game in the Battletram, though the games they play are fictional and drawn in an 8-Bit style. However you can the SuperMarioBros pause sound effect in "Haunted Battletram!" and {{Asteroids}} sound effects in "Pilgrim Boy!" They even play their games with wireless NES controllers!
* ParodyCommercial
* PerpetualPoverty: The band's lack of cash motivates a few of the episode plots.
* {{Pilot}}: Three of them; an OldShame made in 1998, the 1999 The Aquabats! In Color! pilot, and the 2008 pilot.
* PreciousPuppy: How [=ManAnt=] lures Crash [=McLarson=] into the truck and how Moon Cheese lures the Bat Commander into his trap, both in the same episode. The puppy that lures Crash turns out to be a fake, and the other one is a hologram.
* PreviouslyOn: Every episode has one, but only about half the clips are actually from the last episode. Except for the ''first'' episode, where there was no previous episode to draw from, so the "previously on" was mostly stuff that had nothing to do with anything or from the pilot episode that wasn't shown on The Hub.
** Averted with the PreviouslyOn segment for "Night of the Cactus!" that aired with the "Cobraman!" episode. Not only did the segment only include clips that were from the episode, the majority of them were of a Jerkass supporting character getting slapped. Repeatedly.
* PunnyName: Weird Al as President Stuncastin. ''Stunt casting''.
* ReactiveContinuousScream: The PreviouslyOn recap for "Haunted Battletram!" is a montage of freaking out.
* RealMenHateSugar: Subverted with Ricky. He doesn't hate it per se, but he's given it up to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Jimmy the Robot can crack jokes, love and play a mean keyboard.
* RoarBeforeBeating: The giant mole bat at the beginning of "Cowboy Android!"
* RoboCam: Jimmy the Robot
* RoboticReveal: The Bat Commander hits the Cowboy Android Sheriff in "Cowboy Android!" with a chair, revealing the robotic exterior beneath his face.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: The M.C. Bat Commander
* ScreenShake
* SenselessPhagia: "Haunted Battletram!":
-->'''Jimmy the Robot:''' Fellow Aquabats, I've completed testing on the unknown orange sticky substance we discovered in the graveyard.\\
'''Crash [=McLarson=]:''' Yeah, what was that stuff? Tasted like barf!\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' ''(pauses his game)'' Wait...you ''ate'' that stuff?\\
''(everyone gives Crash a disgusted look)''\\
'''Crash [=McLarson=]:''' No.
* {{Sentai}}: The monsters they fight come right out of Sentai shows.
* ShoutOut:
** In "[=ManAnt=]!", the villain [[spoiler: responds to his giant ants turning on him with [[PlanetOfTheApes "Get your mandibles off me you dirty ant!"]]]]
** "Mysterious Egg!" has one for ''PointBreak''.
** Eaglebones' brother looks like a bird-themed version of Sabretooth from the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} comics.
** In "Ladyfingers!" there's one to "Music/{{Friday}}".
** "The Haunted Battletram!" is one long shout-out to ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''.
*** MC Bat Commander spends most of the episode playing a video game about a [[WeeblAndBob Badger fighting off snakes by moving its arms up and down repetitively.]]
*** The game also gives the player's lives as "MANS", a staple of several ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''-related video games, as well as some visual resemblance to [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Snake Boxer]]
** The titular antagonist of "Cowboy Android!" is an obvious homage to the Yul Brynner character in Westworld.
** In "Pilgrim Boy!", the titular Pilgrim changes into a caricature of MichaelJackson to defeat a giant potato bug with a song.
** In "Cobraman!" the magician is a blatant live action Strong Bad expy, down to the mask and Matt Chapman portraying him.
** The season two premiere, "The Return of the Aquabats!", features a pair of turtle-like aliens similar to the ones in ""Film/{{Laserblast}}". Also, Eaglebones flashback to how the band met in the epiosde is done in the style of "WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal".
*** The MC Bat Commander spends a great deal of the season two premiere quoting lyrics from Pixies songs.
* SillyLoveSongs: ''Don't break my heart, don't break my heart in twoooooooo...''
* SizeShifter: Crash [=McLarson's=] power, which is affected by his emotions.
* SkywardScream: In "[=EagleClaw=]!":
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' Oh I get it, soloing again, huh? Well why do you have to go after him alone?
-->'''Eaglebones Falconhawk:''' Because...'''HE'S MY BROTHEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!'''
** Also, the '''UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUBERCHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUN!'''
* SmellyFeet: Crash [=McLarson=] wears smelly lucky socks that turn out to be the key to defeating Dr. Eva Mudlark's lint monster in "Laundry Day!".
* SmolderingShoes: The fate of [[spoiler:[=SuperMagic PowerMan=] and Lanolin Lady]].
* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: Lil' Bat tries to fry some ants with this method, and gets eaten.
* TheSouthpaw: Eaglebones.
* {{Squee}}: MC Bat Commander in "[=EagleClaw=]!":
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' Does that mean we can fight, and like, sing songs and stuff?
-->'''Eaglebones Falconhawk:''' Totally!
-->''(The Bat Commander skips and squeals in place)''
** The Commander does this fairly often. His "Oh my gosh!" after being offered elegant robes in ''Laundry Day!'' is particularly squeeful.
* StableTimeLoop: The first episode's cartoon [[spoiler:takes up where the first season finale leaves off]]. The finale's cartoon [[spoiler:has the Time Sprinkler zap them back to the party the Bats played at the beginning of the first episode.]]
* StockScream: The Wilhelm Scream occurs several times in "Ladyfingers!", and once in "Cowboy Android!"
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: "Cobraman!":
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' Ah, there's nothing like being a band on the road! The truck stop food, the public restrooms, the lack of showers, it's so awesome!
** Later, when Carl steals the Battletram:
-->'''Carl:''' Yeah! We got it! Finally we can go out on tour! Out on the open road! The truck stop food! The public restrooms! The complete lack of showers! It's like heaven on wheels!
* StrongAnts: [=ManAnt=]
** In his DVD to the Aquabats:
-->'''Ricky Fitness:''' ''(witnessing [=ManAnt=] lifting a bagel)'' Booooooring!
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' But that giant bagel looks so delicious!
** Later, when [=ManAnt=] grows to human size, MC Bat Commander tries to punch him. "What do I look like to you, Bat Commander, a helpless bug?!"
* SummonBiggerFish: MC Bat Commander lures the giant flying mole rat from the mines to help defeat the Cowboy Android.
* StuffBlowingUp: Of course! Special mention goes to the giant ants in the first episode who explode in midair after being kicked.
* TechnicolorScience
* TheBet: The Bat Commander's loyalty to a bet about seeing the Cobraman instigates the plot of "Cobraman!".
* ThemeTuneRollCall
* ThinkOfTheChildren: In the season finale, "Showtime!":
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' [[spoiler:Think of the kids, Crash! No more [=SuperMagic PowerMan=]! He is ''gone!'' Children are crying right now! ''IT'S SO SAD!!!'']]
* TitlePlease
* TitleThemeTune
* TookALevelInJerkass: ''Everyone'' besides Eaglebones in "Pilgrim Boy!". The fact that the Pilgrim's VoluntaryShapeshifting is ''exceedingly painful'' flies completely over their heads as they keep asking him to transform into various bizarre items.
** Eaglebones in the first half of ''Eagleclaw!'' goes into overly long guitar solos, throws gifts from fans in a dumpster and coldly blows off the rest of the Aquabats to pursue his brother.
* TotallyRadical: Done on purpose as part of TheEighties nature of the show.
** The MC Bat Commander, throwing up gang signs and calling others homies. He's been doing this long before the Super Show, however.
* TrueSight: Eaglebones' Eagle Vision.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Crash's mother in "[=ManAnt=]!" is played by Crash himself.
* UnderwaterCity: In the cartoon segments, the underwater city beneath the moon's surface.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Space Monster M
* VisibleInvisibility: The Dude.
* VisualPun: MC Bat Commander and Jimmy the Robot play Fantasy Football with wizards and dragons in "Pilgrim Boy!".
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: Pilgrim Boy.
* WeaponizedCar: The Battle-Tram.
* WhatTheHellHero: The Aquabats! give one to [[spoiler:Jimmy the Robot]] in "Mysterious Egg!".
* WhenTreesAttack: In "Uberchaun!", the Bat Commander and Eaglebones try to tie a ribbon to the top branch of a tree that attacks them when they do so.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Ronmarc and Zalga in "Night of the Cactus!":
-->"Their names are Ronmarc and Zalga? Where are they from? Mars?"
* WorldOfHam
* XMeetsY: The show could be described as "JonathanCoulton made a baby with the Power Rangers, and they raised it on MST3K and Batman reruns."
** According to [[http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/03/06/the-aquabats-assemble-a-super-show-on-tv/ this article]], Christian Jacobs says this about the show:
-->“If the person is over 30, I’d say it’s like ''Batman'' meets ''The Monkees'', with a little bit of Sid and Marty Krofft’s in it,” Jacobs said. “If they’re under 30, I’d say ''Power Rangers'' meets ''Flight of the Conchords'', very sarcastic. If they’re kids… superheroes fighting monsters.”
* XRaySparks: Eaglebones in "Night of the Cactus!", while doing science.
* YouCanTalk: "Cobraman!":
-->'''Cobraman:''' Hahahahahahahaha! I thank you so very much, Bat Commander, for being such a gentleman and letting me go.\\
'''Eaglebones Falconhawk:''' He ''can'' talk!
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-->''This is the Aquabats! Super Show!\\
It's a TV show!''
-->-- '''The Aquabats!''', "Super Show! Theme Song"

'''[[OncePerEpisode Somewhere, on a TV Tropes page...]]'''

''The Aquabats! Super Show!'', starring superhero team and musicians TheAquabats, airs on Hasbro's channel TheHub. It's an AffectionateParody of kids' shows from TheEighties and TheNineties with a good helping of ''Series/{{Batman}}''. It follows TheAquabats -- The MC Bat Commander, Crash [=McLarson=], Jimmy The Robot, Ricky Fitness, and Eagle Bones Falconhawk -- as they play shows, fight crime and boredom and defeat monsters.

The show is notable in that Matt Chapman, whom many people know as one of the co-creators of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', is one of the show's directors and writers.

The first season, with a total of 13 episodes, premiered on TheHub on March 3, 2012, with the season finale on June 16, 2012. The show has also begun broadcast on {{ABC3}}. A second season was [[https://twitter.com/TheAquabats/status/258351222816374784/photo/1 later confirmed by the Aquabats! on Twitter]], though director Jason [=DeVilliers=] said that [[https://twitter.com/JasondeVilliers/status/275323911518973952 it would be more of a Season 1.5, with only 5 new episodes.]] Season 1.5 will start airing on [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/05/01/aquabats-super-show-season-2-premiere/ June 1st, 2013]].

An [[Recap/TheAquabatsSuperShow episode guide]] is currently in progress.
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!!Tropes
* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: The team initially pronounces [=ManAnt=]'s name as ''Mahn-aunt''.
-->'''Eaglebones Falconhawk:''' Maybe we've been saying it wrong.\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' Maybe ''Mahn-aunt[='=]s'' been saying it wrong.
* ActorAllusion: Mr. Lawrence plays a [[SpongeBobSquarePants tiny villain with antennae]].
** This isn't the [[SigmundAndTheSeaMonsters first time]] (nor the [[DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp second time]]) Rip Taylor played a genie.
* AcmeProducts: Gloopy
* AdBreakDoubleTake: Several episodes.
* {{Adorkable}}: Every single one of the Aquabats is awkward and goofy in his own endearing way.
* AerithAndBob: We have Ricky, Jimmy, Crash and Eaglebones.
* AirVentPassageway: The band uses a trash chute to escape Moon Cheese's lair in the cartoon segment of "[=EagleClaw=]!".
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: Parodied whenever AnAesop pops up.
-->Learning and Growing!
* ArmCannon: Jimmy makes one to battle The Floating Eye of Death.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Considering the show is filmed in and around the Orange County, the depiction of Detroit in "Pilgrim Boy!" may not be all that accurate.
* ArtShift: The main cartoons are done in a 70's {{Animesque}} style, while [[{{Mascot}} Pablo's]] shorts are more PinkPanther style.
* AttackAnimal: The Dude
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: the potato bug, Floating Eye of Death, and Space Monster M. Also Crash when he gets emotional.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: All of TheAquabats could count, but special mention must be made of Eaglebones Falconhawk.
* BadassAdorable: Pablo, aka Lil' Bat. He punches sharks, scares ghost skeletons, and always has some kind of giant ray gun at his disposal.
* BadassMustache: The Commander's mustache may be drawn on, but it still counts.
* BadassNormal: The MC Bat Commander is the only member without any actual superpowers.
* BaldOfEvil: Space Monster M, Moon Cheese
* BandToon
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace MC Bat Commander Can Breathe In Space]]: In the cartoon segments.
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' Man, I love that moon air!
* BeamOWar: Eaglebones vs. Eagleclaw with guitars that fire lasers.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: The ants in "[=ManAnt=]!" and the potato bug in "Pilgrim Boy!"
* BiggerOnTheInside: The Battle Tram has a roomy lounge, a lab, and various hallways, all of which look like they could take up the entire inside of the vehicle.
* BigNo: Given by Eagleclaw when The Dude destroys his guitar.
** Done by MC Bat Commander to Moon Cheese while the latter attempts to drain the former of his mind energy.
* BigOlEyebrows: Crash in the cartoons.
* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: "Cowboy Android!" and the [[ChekhovsGun cheeseball]]:
-->'''Ricky Fitness:''' How'd you know [[ChekhovsGunman the mole rat]] would follow the cheese?\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' Because, Ricky, everybody loves cheeseballs.\\
''([[EverybodyLaughsEnding everyone laughs]])''
* BlowingARaspberry: "Mysterious Egg!", in the cartoon segment, done by the MC Bat Commander to show that he refuses to help Moon Cheese destroy the Earth.
* BodyHorror: MC Bat Commander's arm in "Night of the Cactus!"
* BookEnds: Sort of. [[spoiler:In the cartoon segment of the first season finale, the Aquabats meet the Time Sprinkler, who sends them back to the birthday party the live-action Aquabats were playing at in the first scene of the first episode. Also, the live-action portion of the episode ends with the Aquabats floating helplessly towards the moon, which was how the cartoon segment in the first episode began.]]
** In the season two premiere, the episode begins and ends with the band confronting a pair of [[Film/{{Laserblast}} turtle-like aliens]].
* BoundAndGagged: [[spoiler:"It's our old pal, Trusty Dusty!"]]
* BrokeEpisode: "Showtime!"
* BulletDancing: The robot gunslinger does this to MC Bat Commander in "Cowboy Android!".
* CainAndAbel: Eaglebones' relationship with his brother Eagleclaw.
* CallOnMe: "I summon '''THE DUDE!!!'''"
* TheCameo: Rip Taylor as a genie in "[=ManAnt=]!".
** {{Mega64}} in "Mysterious Egg!".
** [[Film/NapoleonDynamite Jon Heder]] and Lou Diamond Phillips in "[=EagleClaw!=]".
** [[WeirdAlYankovic "Weird Al" Yankovic]] is President Stuncastin in "Pilgrim Boy!" and [=SuperMagic PowerMan=] in "Showtime!".
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] makes a "blink and you miss it" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj6wfLePQkw appearance]] in "Cowboy Android!" during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aODTj_xwxsc "Winging It"]] song.
*** She also appears in the very first shot of the episode "Showtime!", layered over the graffiti in the background.
** And Matt Chapman himself is the ghost in "Haunted Battletram!" and as Carl, the evil sideshow runner who steals the band's Battletram, in "Cobraman!" (more specifically, in "Cobraman!", it's Matt Chapman as ''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]]'' as Carl).
** Former Aquabats members Courtney "Corey" Pollock and Boyd Terry appear in the season 1 finale "Showtime!" as their respective Aquabats personas Chainsaw and Catboy (although they are depicted as separate heroes in the series).
* {{Camp}}: The show is deliberately done this way, with BadBadActing, low production values, and melodrama everywhere- but done in a MST3K kinda way, where you can tell it's ''meant'' to be silly.
* CerebusEnding: ''Showtime''
* ChickMagnet: Ricky Fitness
* ChokeHolds: How the Bat Commander defeats the Cobraman.
* ChromaKey
* CombatTentacles: Snakey, the lint monster, the Cobraman
* ComicalAngryFace
* CoolCar: The Battletram.
* CowboyEpisode: "Cowboy Android!"
* ClothingDamage
* CreepyCemetery: As seen in "Haunted Battletram!".
* CrossingTheDesert: The Aquabats cross one in "Cowboy Android!" to find gas for the Battletram.
* DefeatEqualsExplosion: Snakey, the potato bug, [[spoiler:Space Monster M]]
* [[spoiler:DetonationMoon: In the cartoon segments.]]
* DiegeticSwitch: Inverted in "[=EagleClaw=]!" while Eaglebones is singing "B-R-O" while riding his motorcycle. The song plays through the bike's radio as he arrives at his destination.
* DisintegratorRay: How [=SuperMagic PowerMan=]'s magic headband/amulet functions.
* DrivingADesk: Done in Eaglebones' motorcycle ride in "[=EagleClaw=]!", along with real time footage of him driving down the road.
** Usually in effect when the team is driving down the road in the Battletram.
* EggMacGuffin: "Mysterious Egg!"
* EmergencyPresidentialAddress: Delivered by guest star "Weird" Al as President Stuncastin in "Pilgrim Boy!":
-->"...what can be only be described as some kind of...giant space-cricket was seen moving rapidly outside the city of Detroit, headed for the pineapple plantations. This is a ''major emergency!''"
* EmotionalPowers: Crash [=McLarson=]'s size shifting.
-->''"GETTING EMOTIONAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!"''
* EnthrallingSiren: Quera, Hera and Vera
* EveryCarIsAPinto: The motorcycle in "[=EagleClaw=]" and the van in "Ladyfingers!" blow up spectacularly.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: "Mysterious Egg!":
-->'''Crash [=McLarson=]:''' And I painted a picture. ''(holds up crudely drawn rainbow)'' It's a rainbow!
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: '''SPACE BEES'''
** The deadliest bees in space!
* ExcitedShowTitle: Not only the title of the series, but every episode.
* EyeBeams: The Floating Eye of Death's stare
* EyeScream: Jimmy the Robot uses a [=MacGyvered=] arm cannon to neatly slice the Floating Eye of Death open.
* FantasticVoyagePlot: In several of the cartoon segments, the band has to shrink in size and enter Jimmy the Robot's body in order to reboot his system and rid him of his parasites.
* FarsideIsland: The setting for a Lil' Bat short in which he tries to open a coconut.
* FastballSpecial: Giant Crash throws the Bat Commander and Jimmy the Robot at Space Monster M; while Space Monster M is distracted with the Commander, Jimmy [[spoiler:attempts to remove M's magic headband]].
* FingerFirearms: Jimmy the Robot has lasers built into his fingers.
* FiringInTheAirALot: Jimmy the Robot is driven to fire in the air with his robot hand lasers after trying to choose between protecting Jimmy Jr. or the rest of the band in "Mysterious Egg!".
* FiveManBand:
-->TheHero - M.C. Bat Commander
-->TheLancer - Eaglebones Falconhawk
-->TheSmartGuy - Jimmy The Robot
-->TheBigGuy - Crash Mc Larson
-->TheHeart - Ricky Fitness
** FiveManBandConcert
* {{Flashback}}:
** "[=ManAnt=]!": [=ManAnt=]'s origin story.
** "[=EagleClaw=]!": Eagleclaw's FreudianExcuse for trying to defeat his brother.
* FlawExploitation: Done with the MC Bat Commander's fascination with bets in "Cobraman!".
* FoodSongsAreFunny: Burger Rain, The Good Life
* ForcedToWatch: After the MC Bat Commander agrees to a bet made by Carl pitting the Commander against the Cobraman for the Battletram, the rest of the team is tied up and forced to watch the fight through the room's monitor.
-->''"Bahahahahahahaha! ...He's in the desert! ...That's bad!"''
** Played with earlier when Carl manages to get the team to watch the mandatory cartoon segment.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Some of the Lil' Bat episode names from "Cowboy Android!":
--> Lil' Bat Visits Someone's Mom
--> Lil' Bat Writes Comments On The Internet
--> Lil' Bat vs. Pablo?!
* GenderBlenderName: The Dude, Eaglebones' pet bird, is female.
* GenieInABottle: Crash found one as a kid.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Laundry Day!", we have a HotScientist making a tentacle monster tie the boys up and spank them, while the band whimpers "I've never felt so dirty" and "Make him stop, he's had enough". The scientist, on the other hand, is delighted to keep "schlappingk und schlappingk" them. Said monster is made of dirty clothing, so it sounds perfectly fine for the kids watching, but to the older fans...
** There's also Ricky's line "We get paid before the goat stuff, right?" in "Night Of The Cactus!"
* GirlsWithMoustaches: [[spoiler:The ending of "Cowboy Android!".]] "Awesome!"
** The Harry Hider commercial.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: In the cartoon segment of "Uberchaun!":
-->'''Ricky Fitness:''' Commander! What if we shrink ourselves and fight them from inside Jimmy?\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' Maybe, ''(discards crowbar)'' or even better! We can shrink ourselves and fight them from inside Jimmy! Let's do it!
* GluttonyMontage: "The Good Life" montage in "Laundry Day!".
* [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop: If the first season's finale is any indication.]]
* HandSignals: Done by the team in "Cobraman!" while in stealth mode, to set up an ambush for Carl.
* HardWorkMontage:
** The cartoon segment in "Laundry Day!" where they try to fix a spaceship:
-->''Fixing stuff and using heavy tools, it's GUY STUFF! GUY STUFF!''\\
''Working together and laughing at danger, it's GUY STUFF! GUY STUFF!''
** "Doing Science" in "Night of the Cactus!".
* HatOfPower: [=SuperMagic PowerMan=]'s headband/amulet.
* HereWeGoAgain: After the trouble that was "Floating Eye of Death!" Jimmy suggests reading another story known as "The Flaming Rhino of Darkness". [[WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain Crash is hesitant.]]
** Said by Eaglebones in ''Cowboy Android!'' right before Commander sings Winging It.
* HotScientist: Dr. Eva Mudlark, the [[HerrDoktor Fraulein Doktor]] who creates the muck monsters in one episode. She's [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde]], and wears [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]] and [[WhoWearsShortShorts short shorts]].
** In addition, she is played by Katharine Towne, who played [[SchoolgirlLesbian hot lesbian]] Sinead in [[ButImACheerleader But I'm A Cheerleader]].
* HumongousMecha: Piloted by Space Monster M. A rare case where only the villain has one, but none of the heroes do.
* IdiotHero: The MC Bat Commander
* ImagineSpot: Each member has one in "Mysterious Egg!".
** SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The music in Eagle Bones Falconhawk's ImagineSpot sounds a lot like "Puttin' On The Ritz"- specifically, the cover done by Taco.
* IncrediblyObviousBomb: Eagleclaw gives "a clock...shaped like a bird" with sticks of dynamite as a "bird backpack" to Eaglebones in "[=EagleClaw=]!"
* IndyPloy: A skill of The MC Bat Commander that's emphasized in "Cowboy Android!"; he even sang a song about it!
-->''Collecting facts, while I'm out there in the action, just winging iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!''
-->''You're making a plan, while I'm being a man, just winging iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!''
* InMediasRes: How the cartoon segments began.
* InstrumentOfMurder: Eaglebones Falconhawk and his brother Eagleclaw have guitars that shoot FrickinLaserBeams.
* InvisibleToNormals: The Dude.
* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: "Cobraman!":
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' The game is over!\\
'''Carl:''' Oh, but the game has only just begun! Ha ha ha, ''(flips some switches)'' TECHNOLOGY!
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: From the looks of things, [[spoiler:[=SuperMagic PowerMan=] and Lanolin Lady.]]
* KnockoutGas: Jimmy the Robot activates this function of the Battletram in "Cobraman!" to free the team sans the MC Bat Commander from Carl's clutches.
* LameComeback:
** "Showtime!", while the MC Bat Commander is in Space Monster M's clutches:
-->'''Space Monster M:''' Did you fools think you could stop me?!\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' No! But...you're ugly!
** "Night of the Cactus!":
-->'''Ronmark:''' Oh that big dude better not make a move on my girl!\\
'''Jimmy the Robot:''' Please shut up!\\
'''Ronmark:''' ''(grumbling)'' ...you shut up.
* LaymansTerms: "[=ManAnt=]!":
-->'''Jimmy the Robot:''' It's low energy, Commander. Your blood sugar levels have dipped dangerously low.\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' Speak English, robot, English!\\
'''Jimmy the Robot:''' ''([[LiteralMinded in an English accent]])'' Uh, it's low energy, Commander. Your blood sugar levels have dipped frightfully low.
* {{Leitmotif}}: An instrumental version of the song "Hello, Good Night" (From the album that shares its name with the episode) plays several times during "The Floating Eye of Death!", including a creepy reprise when the band's in danger.
* {{Leprechaun}}: "I am ''NOT'' a leprechaun! I am '''ÜBERCHAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNN!!!'''"
* LetMeAtHim: "Showtime!", after Space Monster M reveals himself and starts wreaking havoc:
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' Aquabats! This is it! Let's go save the world!\\
''(The rest of the team restrains him)''\\
'''Jimmy the Robot:''' Commander, that giant alien machine is far too powerful for us!\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' NO! We can do it! [[{{Determinator}} We have to do it!! We have to believe we can do ANYTHING!!!]]
** The MC Bat Commander's reaction to Ronmark's "Didn't you guys used to be popular or something?"
--> '''MC Bat Commander''': Why I oughta-!
* LetsGetDangerous:
** MC Bat Commander delivers on his promise to save the world in "Showtime!", contrasting with all the other times that he's been the IdiotHero.
** The ending where he lures the giant mole bat to eat the Cowboy Android in "Cowboy Android!" also counts.
* LetsSplitUpGang: In "Uberchaun!" the team has to split up to complete three challenges within an hour to remove their curse. MC Bat Commander and Eaglebones opt to tie a ribbon to the top branch of an ancient tree; Ricky and Jimmy choose to pull the flag from the 13th hole; Crash is left to fetch the Uberchaun a cherry soda from the clubhouse vending machine. [[ASimplePlan Sounds easy, right?]]
* LittleBitBeastly: In the cartoons, Crash appears to have slitted pupils like a cat and fangs to match.
** Eagleclaw Falconhawk
* LizardFolk: The Cobraman
* LockAndLoadMontage: The Aquabats go through a particularly epic one in the first season finale, appropriately set to a song called "Showtime!"
* MagicMeteor: The meteorite in "Night of the Cactus!" transforms the Bat Commander's arm and creates the cactus monster.
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext: Some of the clips in the PreviouslyOn segments.
* ManChild: Crash [=McLarson=]
* MidBattleTeaBreak: Played with in "[=ManAnt=]!". While [=ManAnt=]'s goons are beating up everyone but the MC Bat Commander, the Commander stops to look at some grilled chicken. "It's like no one wants me to eat! I'm starving, okay?!"
** And then Jimmy the Robot fires a buttermint at the Commander, after which [=ManAnt=] lampshades the trope: "What is this, a kindergarten snack break?!"
* MrFanservice: The fandom seems to have mostly latched onto Eaglebones Falconhawk, but every member of the team has their own dedicated fans.
* MoodWhiplash: "Showtime!" starts out seeming like another goofy episode...until Space Monster M shows up, which leads to much more action and much less joking around. And then the cartoon happens. Then back to the buttkicking.
* MountainOfFood: A variant: at the end of "[=ManAnt=]!", Crash finds a whole cache of burgers stolen by [=ManAnt=] in a nearby giant anthill. Cue "Burger Rain".
** A tray filled with two hundred doughnuts in ''Laundry Day!'', which the Aquabats (minus Ricky) eat all of and spend the rest of the episode with bulging bellies.
* MuckMonster: Several courtesy of Dr. Eva Mudlark.
* MultipleHeadCase: Quera, Hera and Vera.
* {{Mummy}}: The guardians of the underworld in "Ladyfingers!".
** The Mummy Spray commercial from Gloopy
-->[[AC:Mummy spray in every room]]\\
[[AC:"Send those mummies to the tomb"]]™
* MythologyGag: The Floating Eyeball of Death was originally featured in the title and cover of the band's third album. Also, former band members Chainsaw and Catboy make cameos in "Showtime!".
** Space Monster "M" and the Time Sprinkler are both mentioned in songs.
** When Eaglebones first met the Aquabats they were wearing [[{{Ska}} horns]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Space Monster M. The people disperse real fast not long after he states his name.
* NatureSpirit: The Spirit of the Sun, as played Lou Diamond Phillips.
* NeatFreak: Ricky Fitness.
* NiceHat: The trucker caps in "The Floating Eye of Death!".
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: At the start of "Cowboy Android!", a miner tells the Aquabats off for sealing a monster in the mine rather than getting rid of it, as this means they still can't work in the mine.
* NightmareFetishist: Jimmy can casually smile while reading the story about The Floating Eyeball of Death stealing the souls of humans to create a zombie army.
* NonHumanSidekick: Jimmy the Robot.
* NonUniformUniform: Eaglebones' outfit has kneepads.
* SuperOCD: Ricky Fitness always seems to have hand sanitizer and Wet-Naps on hand. Comes in handy in one episode of the show when they're fighting muck monsters. At the end of the episode, he learns not to be so uptight about cleanliness- as long as the other guys learn to be a bit ''more'' clean.
* {{Oculothorax}}: The Floating Eye of Death
* OhCrap: Snakey in "Mysterious Egg!" before Jimmy the Robot fires his laser.
-->'''Snakey:''' Oh poo-poo.
* OncePerEpisode: Every episode will have a cartoon about the Aquabats, a cartoon about Pablo (AKA Lil' Bat,) and a fake commercial.
* OverlyLongGag: Jimmy the Robot booting up the DVD in "[=ManAnt=]!".
* PacManFever: Whenever the Aquabats! are playing a video game in the Battletram, though the games they play are fictional and drawn in an 8-Bit style. However you can the SuperMarioBros pause sound effect in "Haunted Battletram!" and {{Asteroids}} sound effects in "Pilgrim Boy!" They even play their games with wireless NES controllers!
* ParodyCommercial
* PerpetualPoverty: The band's lack of cash motivates a few of the episode plots.
* {{Pilot}}: Three of them; an OldShame made in 1998, the 1999 The Aquabats! In Color! pilot, and the 2008 pilot.
* PreciousPuppy: How [=ManAnt=] lures Crash [=McLarson=] into the truck and how Moon Cheese lures the Bat Commander into his trap, both in the same episode. The puppy that lures Crash turns out to be a fake, and the other one is a hologram.
* PreviouslyOn: Every episode has one, but only about half the clips are actually from the last episode. Except for the ''first'' episode, where there was no previous episode to draw from, so the "previously on" was mostly stuff that had nothing to do with anything or from the pilot episode that wasn't shown on The Hub.
** Averted with the PreviouslyOn segment for "Night of the Cactus!" that aired with the "Cobraman!" episode. Not only did the segment only include clips that were from the episode, the majority of them were of a Jerkass supporting character getting slapped. Repeatedly.
* PunnyName: Weird Al as President Stuncastin. ''Stunt casting''.
* ReactiveContinuousScream: The PreviouslyOn recap for "Haunted Battletram!" is a montage of freaking out.
* RealMenHateSugar: Subverted with Ricky. He doesn't hate it per se, but he's given it up to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Jimmy the Robot can crack jokes, love and play a mean keyboard.
* RoarBeforeBeating: The giant mole bat at the beginning of "Cowboy Android!"
* RoboCam: Jimmy the Robot
* RoboticReveal: The Bat Commander hits the Cowboy Android Sheriff in "Cowboy Android!" with a chair, revealing the robotic exterior beneath his face.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: The M.C. Bat Commander
* ScreenShake
* SenselessPhagia: "Haunted Battletram!":
-->'''Jimmy the Robot:''' Fellow Aquabats, I've completed testing on the unknown orange sticky substance we discovered in the graveyard.\\
'''Crash [=McLarson=]:''' Yeah, what was that stuff? Tasted like barf!\\
'''MC Bat Commander:''' ''(pauses his game)'' Wait...you ''ate'' that stuff?\\
''(everyone gives Crash a disgusted look)''\\
'''Crash [=McLarson=]:''' No.
* {{Sentai}}: The monsters they fight come right out of Sentai shows.
* ShoutOut:
** In "[=ManAnt=]!", the villain [[spoiler: responds to his giant ants turning on him with [[PlanetOfTheApes "Get your mandibles off me you dirty ant!"]]]]
** "Mysterious Egg!" has one for ''PointBreak''.
** Eaglebones' brother looks like a bird-themed version of Sabretooth from the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} comics.
** In "Ladyfingers!" there's one to "Music/{{Friday}}".
** "The Haunted Battletram!" is one long shout-out to ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''.
*** MC Bat Commander spends most of the episode playing a video game about a [[WeeblAndBob Badger fighting off snakes by moving its arms up and down repetitively.]]
*** The game also gives the player's lives as "MANS", a staple of several ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''-related video games, as well as some visual resemblance to [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Snake Boxer]]
** The titular antagonist of "Cowboy Android!" is an obvious homage to the Yul Brynner character in Westworld.
** In "Pilgrim Boy!", the titular Pilgrim changes into a caricature of MichaelJackson to defeat a giant potato bug with a song.
** In "Cobraman!" the magician is a blatant live action Strong Bad expy, down to the mask and Matt Chapman portraying him.
** The season two premiere, "The Return of the Aquabats!", features a pair of turtle-like aliens similar to the ones in ""Film/{{Laserblast}}". Also, Eaglebones flashback to how the band met in the epiosde is done in the style of "WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal".
*** The MC Bat Commander spends a great deal of the season two premiere quoting lyrics from Pixies songs.
* SillyLoveSongs: ''Don't break my heart, don't break my heart in twoooooooo...''
* SizeShifter: Crash [=McLarson's=] power, which is affected by his emotions.
* SkywardScream: In "[=EagleClaw=]!":
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' Oh I get it, soloing again, huh? Well why do you have to go after him alone?
-->'''Eaglebones Falconhawk:''' Because...'''HE'S MY BROTHEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!'''
** Also, the '''UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUBERCHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUN!'''
* SmellyFeet: Crash [=McLarson=] wears smelly lucky socks that turn out to be the key to defeating Dr. Eva Mudlark's lint monster in "Laundry Day!".
* SmolderingShoes: The fate of [[spoiler:[=SuperMagic PowerMan=] and Lanolin Lady]].
* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: Lil' Bat tries to fry some ants with this method, and gets eaten.
* TheSouthpaw: Eaglebones.
* {{Squee}}: MC Bat Commander in "[=EagleClaw=]!":
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' Does that mean we can fight, and like, sing songs and stuff?
-->'''Eaglebones Falconhawk:''' Totally!
-->''(The Bat Commander skips and squeals in place)''
** The Commander does this fairly often. His "Oh my gosh!" after being offered elegant robes in ''Laundry Day!'' is particularly squeeful.
* StableTimeLoop: The first episode's cartoon [[spoiler:takes up where the first season finale leaves off]]. The finale's cartoon [[spoiler:has the Time Sprinkler zap them back to the party the Bats played at the beginning of the first episode.]]
* StockScream: The Wilhelm Scream occurs several times in "Ladyfingers!", and once in "Cowboy Android!"
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: "Cobraman!":
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' Ah, there's nothing like being a band on the road! The truck stop food, the public restrooms, the lack of showers, it's so awesome!
** Later, when Carl steals the Battletram:
-->'''Carl:''' Yeah! We got it! Finally we can go out on tour! Out on the open road! The truck stop food! The public restrooms! The complete lack of showers! It's like heaven on wheels!
* StrongAnts: [=ManAnt=]
** In his DVD to the Aquabats:
-->'''Ricky Fitness:''' ''(witnessing [=ManAnt=] lifting a bagel)'' Booooooring!
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' But that giant bagel looks so delicious!
** Later, when [=ManAnt=] grows to human size, MC Bat Commander tries to punch him. "What do I look like to you, Bat Commander, a helpless bug?!"
* SummonBiggerFish: MC Bat Commander lures the giant flying mole rat from the mines to help defeat the Cowboy Android.
* StuffBlowingUp: Of course! Special mention goes to the giant ants in the first episode who explode in midair after being kicked.
* TechnicolorScience
* TheBet: The Bat Commander's loyalty to a bet about seeing the Cobraman instigates the plot of "Cobraman!".
* ThemeTuneRollCall
* ThinkOfTheChildren: In the season finale, "Showtime!":
-->'''MC Bat Commander:''' [[spoiler:Think of the kids, Crash! No more [=SuperMagic PowerMan=]! He is ''gone!'' Children are crying right now! ''IT'S SO SAD!!!'']]
* TitlePlease
* TitleThemeTune
* TookALevelInJerkass: ''Everyone'' besides Eaglebones in "Pilgrim Boy!". The fact that the Pilgrim's VoluntaryShapeshifting is ''exceedingly painful'' flies completely over their heads as they keep asking him to transform into various bizarre items.
** Eaglebones in the first half of ''Eagleclaw!'' goes into overly long guitar solos, throws gifts from fans in a dumpster and coldly blows off the rest of the Aquabats to pursue his brother.
* TotallyRadical: Done on purpose as part of TheEighties nature of the show.
** The MC Bat Commander, throwing up gang signs and calling others homies. He's been doing this long before the Super Show, however.
* TrueSight: Eaglebones' Eagle Vision.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Crash's mother in "[=ManAnt=]!" is played by Crash himself.
* UnderwaterCity: In the cartoon segments, the underwater city beneath the moon's surface.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Space Monster M
* VisibleInvisibility: The Dude.
* VisualPun: MC Bat Commander and Jimmy the Robot play Fantasy Football with wizards and dragons in "Pilgrim Boy!".
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: Pilgrim Boy.
* WeaponizedCar: The Battle-Tram.
* WhatTheHellHero: The Aquabats! give one to [[spoiler:Jimmy the Robot]] in "Mysterious Egg!".
* WhenTreesAttack: In "Uberchaun!", the Bat Commander and Eaglebones try to tie a ribbon to the top branch of a tree that attacks them when they do so.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Ronmarc and Zalga in "Night of the Cactus!":
-->"Their names are Ronmarc and Zalga? Where are they from? Mars?"
* WorldOfHam
* XMeetsY: The show could be described as "JonathanCoulton made a baby with the Power Rangers, and they raised it on MST3K and Batman reruns."
** According to [[http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/03/06/the-aquabats-assemble-a-super-show-on-tv/ this article]], Christian Jacobs says this about the show:
-->“If the person is over 30, I’d say it’s like ''Batman'' meets ''The Monkees'', with a little bit of Sid and Marty Krofft’s in it,” Jacobs said. “If they’re under 30, I’d say ''Power Rangers'' meets ''Flight of the Conchords'', very sarcastic. If they’re kids… superheroes fighting monsters.”
* XRaySparks: Eaglebones in "Night of the Cactus!", while doing science.
* YouCanTalk: "Cobraman!":
-->'''Cobraman:''' Hahahahahahahaha! I thank you so very much, Bat Commander, for being such a gentleman and letting me go.\\
'''Eaglebones Falconhawk:''' He ''can'' talk!
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3rd Jun '13 7:52:07 PM BreakfastFish
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** Said by Eaglebones in ''Cowboy Android!'' right before Commander sings Winging It.


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** The MC Bat Commander's reaction to Ronmark's "Didn't you guys used to be popular or something?"
--> '''MC Bat Commander''': Why I oughta-!


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** A tray filled with two hundred doughnuts in ''Laundry Day!'', which the Aquabats (minus Ricky) eat all of and spend the rest of the episode with bulging bellies.


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** Also, the '''UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUBERCHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUN!'''


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** The Commander does this fairly often. His "Oh my gosh!" after being offered elegant robes in ''Laundry Day!'' is particularly squeeful.


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** Eaglebones in the first half of ''Eagleclaw!'' goes into overly long guitar solos, throws gifts from fans in a dumpster and coldly blows off the rest of the Aquabats to pursue his brother.
3rd Jun '13 7:58:13 AM MrDapper
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** When Eaglebones first met the Aquabats they were wearing [[{{Ska}} horns]].
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** The season two premiere, "The Return of the Aquabats!", features a pair of turtle-like aliens similar to the ones in ""Film/{{Laserblast}}". Also, Eaglebones flashback to how the band met in the epiosde is done in the style of Film/HeavyMetal

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** The season two premiere, "The Return of the Aquabats!", features a pair of turtle-like aliens similar to the ones in ""Film/{{Laserblast}}". Also, Eaglebones flashback to how the band met in the epiosde is done in the style of Film/HeavyMetal"WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal".
1st Jun '13 10:43:15 AM TnAdct1
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** In the season two premiere, the episode begins and ends with the band confronting a pair of [[Film/{{Laserblast}} turtle-like aliens]].


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8th May '13 6:49:13 PM tenuousbreaker
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The first season, with a total of 13 episodes, premiered on TheHub on March 3, 2012, with the season finale on June 16, 2012. The show has also begun broadcast on {{ABC3}}. A second season was [[https://twitter.com/TheAquabats/status/258351222816374784/photo/1 later confirmed by the Aquabats! on Twitter]], though director Jason [=DeVilliers=] said that [[https://twitter.com/JasondeVilliers/status/275323911518973952 it would be more of a Season 1.5, with only 5 new episodes.]] Season 1.5 will start airing in Spring 2013.

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The first season, with a total of 13 episodes, premiered on TheHub on March 3, 2012, with the season finale on June 16, 2012. The show has also begun broadcast on {{ABC3}}. A second season was [[https://twitter.com/TheAquabats/status/258351222816374784/photo/1 later confirmed by the Aquabats! on Twitter]], though director Jason [=DeVilliers=] said that [[https://twitter.com/JasondeVilliers/status/275323911518973952 it would be more of a Season 1.5, with only 5 new episodes.]] Season 1.5 will start airing in Spring 2013.
on [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/05/01/aquabats-super-show-season-2-premiere/ June 1st, 2013]].
16th Mar '13 6:45:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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* EverythingsBetterWithChickens: Jimmy the Robot entrusts Jimmy Jr. to a random chicken he found on a nearby farm at the end of "Mysterious Egg!".
26th Feb '13 2:12:41 PM BreakfastFish
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** There's also Ricky's line "We get paid before the goat stuff, right?" in "Night Of The Cactus!"
23rd Feb '13 4:57:42 AM IlGreven
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* SummonBiggerFish: MC Bat Commander lures the giant flying mole rat from the mines to help defeat the Cowboy Android.
18th Feb '13 3:39:57 PM nombretomado
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** Eaglebones' brother looks like a bird-themed version of Sabretooth from the {{X-Men}} comics.

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** Eaglebones' brother looks like a bird-themed version of Sabretooth from the {{X-Men}} ComicBook/{{X-Men}} comics.
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