'''''The Groovenians''''' was a half-hour CGI television special created by surrealist painter Kenny Scharf. It served as a failed pilot to a potential series that never came into fruition and aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork only twice, the first time being on the Creator/AdultSwim block and the second time being on the "Fridays" block. After a 2003 nomination Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject, the short was never heard from again. The cast features Creator/PaulReubens as the main character Jet, Drena [=DeNiro=] ([[RobertDeNiro Robert]]'s daughter) as Glindy, Dennis Hopper in the dual role of the father and the villainous King Norman and Jeff Bennett as Suavo. The B-52s contributed the titular theme while Mutato Muzika composed the music and the "Money Song". Jordan Reichek of ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'' fame co-wrote the story, served as the production designer and drew the storyboard.
The short can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw9TBDCmlTE here]], if you dare.
!!This show is an example of:
* AndYouWereThere: Dennis Hopper voices the father and King Norman.
* DerangedAnimation: Considering Kenny Scharf's [[https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tok=VCDt7HsCWeliyjCzoICK1Q&cp=8&gs_id=12&xhr=t&q=kenny+scharf&rlz=1C2TSNO_enUS459US459&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=655&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=0QsSUNvFA8Sn6wGs_4GgAQ typical artwork]], this should be expected.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The scene were Jet sticks the key into Zazzy's "slot".
* FantasyForbiddingFather: Both of Jet's parents count.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: This show morality seems to be firmly set in type 1.
* LimitedAnimation: A rarity in CG animated productions.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: While Mindy is still fairly girly she is still more of a go getter than Jet who is kind of a sissy.
* MindScrew: Just...one...long...mind screw.
* MultiBoobage: The Groovian flight attendant.
* PopStarComposer: The B-52s did the title song, while [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Mutato]] [[JakAndDaxter Muzika]] did the background music and the [[VillainSong Money Song]]
* VisualPun: When the Groovenians are paying their taxes to the Normals, their "money" consists of a thick, green liquid- they literally have "liquid funds".
* VillainSong: "The Money Song"
* WomanScorned: Mindy's sister