Mega Babies is an animated Gross-Out Show by Christian and Yvon Tremblay (the same people behind SWAT Kats) about a trio of infants who obtain superpowers. The show first aired in 1999 (on Teletoon in Canada and what was then Fox Family in the US).
One night, when the Solar System aligned, a bolt of cosmic lightning struck the Perfect Angels Orphanage where three newborns named Meg, Derrick, and Buck, along with their guardian, Nurse Lazlo, reside. The babies suddenly obtained incredible superpowers and Lazlo obtained an enhanced IQ. Together they try to defend Your City, USA from evildoers.
Mega Babies contains examples of:
- Aliens Are Bastards: Several episodes involve alien villains.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Meg has pink skin along with green hair, Derrick has bright yellow skin, and Buck has blue skin with dark blue hair.
- Amnesia Episode: The main issue in Inspection Insurrection is Nurse Lazlo getting hit on the head and losing her memories, acting as if she was one of the babies.
- Bring My Brown Pants: Are you really surprised? The babies certainly defecate themselves a lot, with an ability they have known as "Doody Time". This happens in various episodes, including Full Metal Grizz, Destructive Nature, and Poop Doggy Dogg.
- Nurse Lazlo also has this happen to her in Inspection Insurrection.
- Christmas Episode: Mega Christmas is the series' sole Christmas special.
- Cute Bruiser:
- Meg, a cute little girl with super strength and incredible Fartillery is a specific example.
- Evil is Petty: This trope can apply to several of the villains in this show.
- The episode "Attack of the Cownibals" is about space cows invading Earth in order to eat our "delicious Earthly cows."
- Another episode, "Summer of Sandman" has the titular villain wanting revenge on people for not sleeping when he wants them to.
- The episode "The Potty's Over" has Dr. Dupotski trying to force everyone (including adults) back into diapers in order to "save" his diaper producing company.
- Gross-Out Show: A shining example! 100% of the jokes are all related to bodily fluids. This is seriously a show that shouldn't be watched while eating.
- Gross-Up Close-Up: Almost every episode is bound to have this at some point. Notable examples come from Molar Attack where we get some lovely close up images of Meg's drooling mouth.
- Grotesque Gallery: The monsters are very creatively wretched-looking.
- Killer Rabbit: You wouldn't expect three "adorable" babies to have super strength and extreme bodily functions.
- Nose Nuggets:
- Derrick is almost always seen with a mucus dripping in his nose and much of his powers revolve around his snot and boogers (Meg and Buck also get this sometimes).
- There's also a show in the Mega Babies universe that Derrick loves to watch called Booger Ranger. It's basically about a cowboy with a gigantic booger filled nose who uses his snot powers to save the day.
- Parental Abandonment: Accrding to the lore, the babies were sent to the orphanage after they were born, their caretaker being the elderly nurse Lazlo.
- One example is from the episode Snow Long Suckers where the alien antagonists plant rocket engines on the Earth which are somehow able to move the entire planet away from the sun.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: In "Journey to the Center of the Sewer", after Buck accidentally flushes Meg and Derrick down the toilet, Nurse Lazlo waits outside the bathroom and asks to check on them, in which Buck replies "Nobody got flushied down the toisie!"
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Happens on a regular basis. One notable scene is where Derrick pukes an entire ocean of vomit in Poop Doggy Dogg.
- When the Planets Align: The babies get their superpowers when the planets of the solar system align, causing a bolt of lightning to strike them.
- Where the Hell Is Springfield?: It's not exactly specific what "Your City" is supposed to be.