Trivia / Megas XLR

  • Actor Allusion:
    Magnanimous: *glasses pull* "Groovy."
    • He also refers to human beings, "Earthers", as they're known, as a "primitive, backwater species."
    • Also, in the episode with the planet of sentient robots, the two that get the most screen time are voiced by Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.
      • Interestingly, they both have different melee weapons: the Peter Cullen Robot has a glowing orange mace, while the Frank Welker one has blades. In the G1 Transformers cartoon they're most known for, Peter Cullen had a glowing orange axe (a bladed weapon), while Frank Welker was the one wielding the mace.
      • Furthermore, the Cullen-bot had a face mask with no mouth, while Welker-bot had the face fully visible, but with a large helmet- similar to what Optimus Prime and Megatron had in the original cartoon.
    • Jamie and Kiva are both voiced by Steve Blum and Wendee Lee, and even end up pairing up in the finale's Alternate Universe (before Kiva becomes Evil Coop's minion).
      • In the finale, Alternate!Jamie has a much deeper voice than his normal counterpart - a voice fans will recognize as Spike Spiegel or Roger Smith.
    • Jax, the unintelligible member of G-Force homage S-Force, is voiced by Alan Young, who also voiced the similarly unintelligible Keyop in Battle of the Planets. Ronnie Schell, who voiced Jason in series as well, voices "Sloane," The Lancer in S-Force.
    • Scott Innes, who for a while did the voices of Shaggy and Scooby Doo, channels Casey Kasem again to voice Argo, the S-Force leader.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: At least it's on iTunes.
  • Playing Against Type: Steve Blum as Jamie.
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  • Screwed by the Network: A very major example of this trope if there ever was one. Just as season two was rounding out, Cartoon Network was switching out CEOs and he unfortunately wasn't a fan of the series despite the show clearly being high in the ratings, leading to it not being renewed for a third season. If that wasn't bad enough, the show was written off and now can no longer be legally aired on the network (It was a miracle the characters from the show could make background cameos in the bumpers during CN's 20th anniversary, but sadly that was it). What's more the network wouldn't even spring to at least have a DVD of the series made and when the creators of the show least tried to get the show back for the Toonami revival, they were answered with a note essentially telling them that CN was in no way interested in bringing back the series. By this point, it's wouldn't be hard to think the network heads really have it out for the series.
  • What Could Have Been: Had there been a third season, we may have learned how the Glorft came to be when MEGAS was sent to the past. Somehow, Coop was responsible for creating them.