'''''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.
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!!This show is an example of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Glindy's sister is this for Jet.
* AllCGICartoon
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation
* AndYouWereThere: Dennis Hopper voices the father and King Norman.
* ChivalrousPervert: Suavo makes it very clear how attracted to Glindy he is upon meeting her.
* 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".
** Not to mention the brief scene with Glindy meeting her "boss". [[BrainBleach Curse you]], [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles anime]]!
* FanDisservice:King Norman in a bikini. No. Just no.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: Both of Jet's parents count.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: This show morality seems to be firmly set in type 1.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Lalasha
* JerkassHasAPoint: The parents and Norman say that you can't just have fun all the time. You have to take responsibility for your life. However, despite this justified line, they're treated like the villains.
* LimitedAnimation: A rarity in CG animated productions. It manages to look bad even by 2002 standards.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: While Glindy 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]]
* TakeThatCritics: Some people believe that this is what Scharf was trying to say through his characters.
* TemptingFate: Subverted. After Glindy says "Could this place get any better?" King Norman and his goons show up.
* TotallyRadical
* {{Tsundere}}: Swirly is very open about her conflicting feelings for Suavo.
* 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".
* WeWillMeetAgain: Norman vows that he'll be back to get Glindy and Jet. It's possible that if the pilot succeeded, he would have been a reoccurring villain.
** Jet's father claims says that Glindy and Jet will be back.
* WomanScorned: Glindy's sister after Jet leaves him.

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