List of Megas XLR episodes

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Megas XLR is an American animated action comedy television series created by Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic for Cartoon Network, which aired two seasons from May 1, 2004 to January 15, 2005, each consisting of 13 episodes. The series revolves around two slackers, mechanic Coop (David DeLuise) and his best friend Jamie (Steven Blum), who find a mecha robot from the future called Megas (Mechanized Earth Guard Attack System) in a New Jersey junkyard. Coop modifies Megas and replaces his head, the control center, with a classic muscle car, and names him XLR (eXtra Large Robot). Together with Megas's original pilot Kiva (Wendee Lee), they must defend Earth from the evil alien race called "the Glorft".

While playing video games, Schaeffer and Krstic came up with an idea of making an animated series in which the main character would use his video gaming skills to pilot a giant robot.[1] Much of the series is inspired by Japanese mecha anime which the two grew up watching, with the animation being inspired by both anime and Western animation.[1] The humour often pays homage or mocks anime conventions.[1] The entire series is available at the iTunes Store[2] and on Xbox Video.[3] The series was met with positive reception,[4][5] and was ranked at No. 4 on ToonZone's "Toons of the 2000s: Top 5 Cartoon Network Originals".[6]

Series overview[edit]

Seasons of Megas XLR
Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
Pilot August 23, 2002
1 13 May 1, 2004 September 4, 2004
2 13 October 16, 2004 January 15, 2005

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (2002)[edit]

No. in
series
Title Written by Storyboarded and Directed by Original air date
Pilot "LowBrow" George Krstic Chris Prynoski August 23, 2002 (2002-08-23)

During a routine trip to the garbage dump, suburban misfit Coop discovers an advanced robot from the future. Coop brings the treasure home and retools it to suit his modern-day slacker needs.

Note: The pilot episode was aired as part of Cartoon Network's Weekend Summerfest marathon.

Season 1 (2004)[edit]

Main article: Megas XLR (season 1)
Megas XLR season 1 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Storyboarded by Original air date[7]
1 1 "Test Drive" Chris Prynoski George Krstic Chris Prynoski and Kelsey Mann May 1, 2004 (2004-05-01)
2 2 "Battle Royale" Chris Prynoski Alain Matz Chris Prynoski and Kelsey Mann May 8, 2004 (2004-05-08)
3 3 "All I Wanted Was a Slushie" Chris Prynoski Jack Monaco Kelsey Mann and Bob Miller May 15, 2004 (2004-05-15)
4 4 "The Fat & the Furious" Chris Prynoski Michael Kramer Kelsey Mann, Jeff Hua, and Renato Otacan May 1, 2004 (2004-05-01)
5 5 "Buggin' the System" Chris Prynoski George Krstic Juno Lee and Rick Del Carmen May 29, 2004 (2004-05-29)
6 6 "TV Dinner" Chris Prynoski Alain Matz Renato Otacan and Jeff Hua August 21, 2004 (2004-08-21)
7 7 "Breakout" Chris Prynoski Jack Monaco Rick Del Carmen and Juno Lee June 5, 2004 (2004-06-05)
8 8 "Dude, Where's My Head?" Chris Prynoski Michael Kramer and Alain Matz Jeffrey Hua, Kelsey Mann, and Renato Otacan July 31, 2004 (2004-07-31)
9 9 "Bad Guy" Chris Prynoski George Krstic Rick Del Carmen and Juno Lee May 22, 2004 (2004-05-22)
10 10 "Junk in the Trunk" Chris Prynoski Jack Alvino Jeff Hua and Kelsey Mann August 14, 2004 (2004-08-14)
11 11 "DMV: Department of Megas Violations" Chris Prynoski Jack Monaco Enrique Del Carmen and Juno Lee June 7, 2004 (2004-06-07)
12 12 "Coop D'Etat" Chris Prynoski Alain Matz Jeff Hua and Juno Lee September 4, 2004 (2004-09-04)
13 13 "The Driver's Seat" Chris Prynoski George Krstic Kelsey Mann August 28, 2004 (2004-08-28)

Season 2 (2004–05)[edit]

Main article: Megas XLR (season 2)
Megas XLR season 2 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Storyboarded by Original air date[7]
14 1 "Ultra Chicks" Kelsey Mann Alain Matz Vincent Edwards, Juno Lee, and Bob Miller October 16, 2004 (2004-10-16)
15 2 "The Return" Sue Perrotto Jack Monaco and Alain Matz Vincent Edwards, Juno Lee, and Jason Park October 23, 2004 (2004-10-23)
16 3 "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Coop" Kelsey Mann Jack Alvino Bob Miller, Brad Rader, and Fred Reyes October 30, 2004 (2004-10-30)
17 4 "Viva Las Megas" Sue Perrotto Andrew Robinson and Alain Matz Dave Chlystek, Vincent Edwards, Juno Lee, and Jason Park November 6, 2004 (2004-11-06)
18 5 "Thanksgiving Throwdown!" Kelsey Mann Ford Riley Brad Rader, Fred Reyes, and Octavio Rodríguez November 27, 2004 (2004-11-27)
19 6 "S-Force S.O.S." Juno Lee, Kelsey Mann, and Sue Perrotto Zeke Kamm and George Krstic Vincent Edwards, Juno Lee, and Jason Park November 13, 2004 (2004-11-13)
20 7 "Space Booty" Sue Perrotto George Krstic and Alain Matz Brad Rader, Fred Reyes, and Octavio Rodríguez November 20, 2004 (2004-11-20)
21 8 "Terminate Her" Kelsey Mann Jack Monaco Dave Chlystek, Vincent Edwards, and Jason Park December 4, 2004 (2004-12-04)
22 9 "Ice Ice Megas" Sue Perrotto Jack Alvino Brad Rader, Fred Reyes, and Octavio Rodríguez December 11, 2004 (2004-12-11)
23 10 "A Clockwork Megas" Sue Perrotto and Kelsey Mann Zeke Kamm and Alain Matz Brad Rader, Fred Reyes, and Bob Miller December 18, 2004 (2004-12-18)
24 11 "Universal Remote" Kelsey Mann Jack Monaco Dave Chlystek, Vincent Edwards, and Jason Park January 1, 2005 (2005-01-01)
25 12 "Rearview Mirror, Mirror (Part One)" Sue Perrotto Alain Matz Brad Rader, Fred Reyes, and Bob Miller January 8, 2005 (2005-01-08)
26 13 "Rearview Mirror, Mirror (Part Two)" Kelsey Mann George Krstic and Jack Alvino Dave Chlystek, Vincent Edwards, and Jason Park January 15, 2005 (2005-01-15)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Baisley, Sarah (May 4, 2004). "Cartoon Network Revs Up Megas XLR". Animation World Network. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ iTunes Store releases:
  3. ^ Xbox Video releases:
  4. ^ Pezzano, Kevin (May 11, 2004). "Megas XLR". Revolution Science Fiction. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Matthew. "Megas XLR". DVD Vision Japan. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ The Huntsman (November 13, 2009). "Toons of the 2000s: Top 5 Cartoon Network Originals". ToonZone. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "iTunes - TV Shows - Megas XLR, Season 1". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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