Jet and Glindy, inhabitants of the planet Jeepers, are two wannabe artists who feel unappreciated by both their parents and the world at large. Their parents seek to enter Glindy in a boring office job, and for Jet to marry Glindy's unattractive sister. But one night, a boy named Nixon gives them a key to Groovenia, a paradise of artistic freedom. Desiring to live in this world, the two run away and set out for Groovenia, eventually saving it from the tyrannical reign of the Normals and the greedy King Norman.
The short can be viewed here.
This show contains examples of:
- Abhorrent Admirer: Glindy's sister is this for Jet.
- Action Girlfriend: Glindy breaks free from the octopus and prevents Jet from marrying her sister. Then later she attacks King Norman for scaring Jet.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: The main characters have green and blue skin.
- And You Were There: Dennis Hopper voices the father and King Norman.
- Big Bad: King Norman is the greedy leader of the robot Normals who rule over Groovenia and suppress creativity.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Suavo makes it very clear how attracted to Glindy he is upon meeting her. Nevertheless, he's consistently polite and respectful towards her.
- Deranged Animation: Considering Kenny Scharf's typical artwork, this should be expected.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?:
- The scene where Jet sticks the key into Zazzy's "slot".
- Not to mention the brief scene with Glindy meeting her "boss"- represented as a giant tentacle who wraps itself around her.
- Fan Disservice: King Norman in a bikini. No. Just no.
- Jerkass Has a Point: 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.
- Limited Animation: A rarity in CG animated productions. It manages to look bad even by 2002 standards.
- A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away...: It's just set on two planets called Jeepers and Groovenia with no mention of Earth.
- Mood Whiplash: "The Money Song" ends on a very goofy tone, with King Norman saying "Money really floats my boooooat" in a drawn out way while swinging a bowler hat and walking off a stage like a vaudeville performer. He follows up the song with a surprisingly intense Evil Laugh.
- Multi Boobage: The Groovian flight attendant.
- Pop-Star Composer: The B-52s did the title song, while Mutato Muzika did the background music and the Money Song.
- Settle for Sibling: Jet's parents attempt to marry him off to Glindy's sister Yelda. Glindy manages to break free and run off with Jet in time.
- Shout-Out: King Norman says in his Villain Song that money makes his world go round.
- Tempting Fate: After Glindy says "Could this place get any better?" King Norman and his goons show up.
- Tsundere: Swirly is very open about her conflicting feelings for Suavo.
- Visual Pun: When the Groovenians are paying their taxes to the Normals, their "money" consists of a thick, green liquid- they literally have "liquid funds".
- We Will Meet Again: Norman vows that he'll be back to get Glindy and Jet. It's possible that if the pilot succeeded, he would have been the main villain of the series.
- Jet's father claims says that Glindy and Jet will be back.
- Woman Scorned: Glindy's sister after Jet leaves her.