History WesternAnimation / MegasXLR

15th Apr '16 6:05:16 AM jormis29
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** In "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Coop", Megas lands on the Moon so that Coop can amuse a bored Skippy (his pesky, overweight cousin)--and crushes the Apollo XI parked there. Coop tells Jamie how they 'always thought' they rigged the lunar landing thing, a reference to conspiracy theorists who thought NASA's moon landing was a hoax.

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** In "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Coop", Megas lands on the Moon so that Coop can amuse a bored Skippy (his pesky, overweight cousin)--and crushes the Apollo XI parked there. Coop tells Jamie how they 'always thought' they rigged the lunar landing thing, a reference to conspiracy theorists who thought [[MoonLandingHoax NASA's moon landing was a hoax.hoax]].
14th Apr '16 9:53:23 PM Hailfire25
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* DestroyTheProductPlacement: An entirely fictional example. In almost every episode, something owned by Pop TV gets destroyed. Billboards, buildings, satelites, etc. It's all one large TakeThat over the poor treatment MTV gave the creators during their [[WesternAnimation/Downtown previous show]].

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* DestroyTheProductPlacement: An entirely fictional example. In almost every episode, something owned by Pop TV gets destroyed. Billboards, buildings, satelites, etc. It's all one large TakeThat over the poor treatment MTV gave the creators during their [[WesternAnimation/Downtown [[WesternAnimation/{{Downtown}} previous show]].
30th Mar '16 11:08:40 AM TriggerLoaded
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* OnePersonBirthdayParty: Exaggerated for comedy. Jamie, trying to get a favour, insists that he's always been there for Coop. Cue to Coop recalling all the times Jamie has left him hanging, including Coop waiting alone in front of a movie theater, at the amusement park, this trope as Coop sits alone at a table for his birthday party, and then Coop sitting alone at a table for ''Jamie's'' birthday party.
8th Feb '16 12:40:55 PM daftinquisitor
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** "So, Red, looks like we've got the backseat."

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** "So, Red, [[AffectionateNickname Red]], looks like we've got the backseat."
7th Feb '16 11:21:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** "So, [[TermsofEndearment Red,]] looks like we've got the backseat."

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** "So, [[TermsofEndearment Red,]] Red, looks like we've got the backseat."
13th Jan '16 9:04:12 PM AriRockefeller
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--> '''Jamie: [[RunningGag YEAH!]]'''... wait, ''[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne what?!]]''

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--> '''Jamie: [[RunningGag YEAH!]]'''... wait, [[DoubleTake wait]], ''[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne what?!]]''
8th Jan '16 9:58:25 AM TheUnsquished
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: A one-shot villain is a gigantic blob of spray cheese caused by filling Megas's fusion power core with that stuff.
7th Jan '16 1:11:03 PM nombretomado
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* WaveMotionGun: The front half of [[UchuuSenkanYamato The Battleship Yamato]] is actually crammed in the bot in the episode "Test Drive", and fires the signature weapon.

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* WaveMotionGun: The front half of [[UchuuSenkanYamato [[Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato The Battleship Yamato]] is actually crammed in the bot in the episode "Test Drive", and fires the signature weapon.
25th Dec '15 7:16:45 AM MechWarrior
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Action cartoon '''''Megas XLR''''' -- created by the minds behind MTV's ''{{Downtown}}'' -- serves up an [[AffectionateParody affectionate spoof]] of "guy culture", science fiction, {{anime}}, and pretty much anything considered "cool" in TheEighties. If you consider ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' the {{Deconstruction}} of the HumongousMecha genre, then consider ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' the Demolition (and, possibly, the American precursor to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''). ''Megas'' remains one of the few mecha shows to get unanimous praise from [[ImageBoards 4chan's]] [[{{Anime}} /a/]], [[WesternAnimation /co/]], and [[HumongousMecha /m/]] boards.[[note]] For 4chan, that ''[[{{GIFT}} really]]'' says something, [[FandomRivalry especially given that those three boards tend to have very divergent tastes.]][[/note]]

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Action cartoon '''''Megas XLR''''' -- created by the minds behind MTV's ''{{Downtown}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Downtown}}'' -- serves up an [[AffectionateParody affectionate spoof]] of "guy culture", science fiction, {{anime}}, and pretty much anything considered "cool" in TheEighties. If you consider ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' the {{Deconstruction}} of the HumongousMecha genre, then consider ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' the Demolition (and, possibly, the American precursor to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''). ''Megas'' remains one of the few mecha shows to get unanimous praise from [[ImageBoards 4chan's]] [[{{Anime}} /a/]], [[WesternAnimation /co/]], and [[HumongousMecha /m/]] boards.[[note]] For 4chan, that ''[[{{GIFT}} really]]'' says something, [[FandomRivalry especially given that those three boards tend to have very divergent tastes.]][[/note]]



The show, originally entitled Lowbrow, began life as a pilot episode that was shown in Creator/CartoonNetwork's 2002 Summer Contest to determine a new CartoonCartoon, where it ended up the most popular one. The pilot episode was also shown during Toonami's Giant Robot Week, and the show itself premiered on {{Toonami}}. It has yet to see a DVD release, but at least you can still find it on iTunes and XboxLive.

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The show, originally entitled Lowbrow, began life as a pilot episode that was shown in Creator/CartoonNetwork's 2002 Summer Contest to determine a new CartoonCartoon, [[Creator/CartoonCartoons Cartoon Cartoon]], where it ended up the most popular one. The pilot episode was also shown during Toonami's Giant Robot Week, and the show itself premiered on {{Toonami}}. Creator/{{Toonami}}. It has yet to see a DVD release, but at least you can still find it on iTunes and XboxLive.
[[UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade Xbox Live]].



Unfortunately, Megas XLR suffered the fate of being written off by Cartoon Network, meaning that it can no longer be aired legally on Cartoon Network, AdultSwim, or any of their affiliates (you could essentially say that it was ScrewedByTheNetwork on a technical level) and depriving many fans of a much-desired return on the revived Toonami block. Fortunately, George Krstic, [[{{Creator/Titmouse}} Chris Prynoski]], and the Toonami crew are working to bring it back.

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Unfortunately, Megas XLR suffered the fate of being written off by Cartoon Network, meaning that it can no longer be aired legally on Cartoon Network, AdultSwim, Creator/AdultSwim, or any of their affiliates (you could essentially say that it was ScrewedByTheNetwork on a technical level) and depriving many fans of a much-desired return on the revived Toonami block. Fortunately, George Krstic, [[{{Creator/Titmouse}} Chris Prynoski]], and the Toonami crew are working to bring it back.



Do not confuse this show with TheMegas.

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Do not confuse this show with TheMegas.
Music/TheMegas.



** In ''S-Force [=SOS=],'' this is used twice. First, to explain how Coop was able to ''punch'' his way out of the Infiniti-sector, a prison pocket dimension, and how the S-Force were ableto survive a missile barrage launched by Coop accidentally.

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** In ''S-Force [=SOS=],'' this is used twice. First, to explain how Coop was able to ''punch'' his way out of the Infiniti-sector, a prison pocket dimension, and how the S-Force were ableto able to survive a missile barrage launched by Coop accidentally.



* {{Animesque}}: Though the art-style is distinctly Western, the genre itself is purely Japanese. It helps that [[SteveBlum Jamie]] and [[WendeeLee Kiva]] are voiced by famous (to American fans of dubbed anime) actors.

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* {{Animesque}}: Though the art-style is distinctly Western, the genre itself is purely Japanese. It helps that [[SteveBlum [[Creator/SteveBlum Jamie]] and [[WendeeLee [[Creator/WendeeLee Kiva]] are voiced by famous (to American fans of dubbed anime) actors.



* {{Cameo}}: Several characters from MTV's {{Downtown}} show up throughout the show. Goat is an obvious one. Alex makes an appearance in two separate episodes (and even appears twice in the second episode, on both sides of two teams competing against each other in a robot battle *somehow*). The nerd Wedge appears at least once. Serena is in the pilot episode "Lowbrow". The girl Jamie gets a date with by borrowing Coop's car appears to be the same girl Fruity was flirting with on the subway.

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* {{Cameo}}: Several characters from MTV's {{Downtown}} WesternAnimation/{{Downtown}} show up throughout the show. Goat is an obvious one. Alex makes an appearance in two separate episodes (and even appears twice in the second episode, on both sides of two teams competing against each other in a robot battle *somehow*). The nerd Wedge appears at least once. Serena is in the pilot episode "Lowbrow". The girl Jamie gets a date with by borrowing Coop's car appears to be the same girl Fruity was flirting with on the subway.



* CaptainObvious: Typically the Commander. {{Lampshaded}} in the first episode by Warmaster Gorrath.

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* CaptainObvious: Typically the Commander. {{Lampshaded}} [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the first episode by Warmaster Gorrath.



* DeconstructiveParody: Breaking down a whole lot of GiantRobot tropes? Check. Funny as heck? Double-check.

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* DeconstructiveParody: Breaking down a whole lot of GiantRobot HumongousMecha tropes? Check. Funny as heck? Double-check.



* DestroyTheProductPlacement: An entirely fictional example. In almost every episode, something owned by Pop TV gets destroyed. Billboards, buildings, satelites, etc. It's all one large TakeThat over the poor treatment MTV gave the creators during their [[WesternAnimation/DownTown previous show]].

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* DestroyTheProductPlacement: An entirely fictional example. In almost every episode, something owned by Pop TV gets destroyed. Billboards, buildings, satelites, etc. It's all one large TakeThat over the poor treatment MTV gave the creators during their [[WesternAnimation/DownTown [[WesternAnimation/Downtown previous show]].



* HotBlooded: Think of Coop as a blond, fat [[GurrenLagann Kamina]]. But even more CrazyAwesome. Especially once he gets sufficiently angry at the MonsterOfTheWeek.

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* HotBlooded: Think of Coop as a blond, fat [[GurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]]. But even more CrazyAwesome. Especially once he gets sufficiently angry at the MonsterOfTheWeek.



* OralFixation: Goat, who was a chain smoker in MTV's {{Downtown}}, seemed to quit smoking, and replaced cigarettes with lollipops to pass the censors.

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* OralFixation: Goat, who was a chain smoker in MTV's {{Downtown}}, WesternAnimation/{{Downtown}}, seemed to quit smoking, and replaced cigarettes with lollipops to pass the censors.



* SerialEscalation: People think GurrenLagann paved the [[strike: way]] countryside for this trope, and they're right. However, what they don't realise is that WesternAnimation/MegasXLR made that countryside... by ''vaporizing the mountain'' that was originally there.

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* SerialEscalation: People think GurrenLagann Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann paved the [[strike: way]] countryside for this trope, and they're right. However, what they don't realise is that WesternAnimation/MegasXLR made that countryside... by ''vaporizing the mountain'' that was originally there.



* XMeetsY: ''{{Clerks}}'' meets ''Downtown'' meets your typical {{Mecha}} anime.

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* XMeetsY: ''{{Clerks}}'' ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' meets ''Downtown'' meets your typical {{Mecha}} anime.
23rd Sep '15 12:24:47 PM morenohijazo
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* SerialEscalation: People think GurrenLagann paved the [[strike: way]] countryside for this trope, and they're right. However, what they don't realise is that WesternAnimation/MegasXLR made that countryside... by ''vaporizing the mountain'' that was originally there.

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* SerialEscalation: People think GurrenLagann paved SaveSat: When Megas faces off against a colossal Gloft mecha, a satellite taken down by a wayward missile Coop had fired earlier crashes into the [[strike: way]] countryside for this trope, Glorft machine and they're right. However, what they don't realise is that WesternAnimation/MegasXLR made that countryside... by ''vaporizing the mountain'' that was originally there.deactivates it.


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* SerialEscalation: People think GurrenLagann paved the [[strike: way]] countryside for this trope, and they're right. However, what they don't realise is that WesternAnimation/MegasXLR made that countryside... by ''vaporizing the mountain'' that was originally there.
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