Time Squad

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Time Squad
Time Squad Logo.jpg
From left to right, Buck Tuddrussel, Otto Osworth, and Larry 3000
Genre Science fiction
Comedy
Created by Dave Wasson
Written by
  • Dave Wasson
  • Carlos Ramos
  • Michael Karnow
Directed by
Voices of
Composer(s) Michael Tavera
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (53 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Dave Wasson
Running time 22 minutes (11 minutes)
Production company(s) Cartoon Network Studios
Release
Original channel Cartoon Network
Original release June 8, 2001 (2001-06-08) – November 26, 2003 (2003-11-26)

Time Squad is an American animated television series created by Dave Wasson for Cartoon Network, and the tenth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows the adventures of a trio of hapless "time cops" who travel back in time attempting to correct the course of history. The series ran from June 8, 2001 to November 26, 2003, airing 26 episodes in total. Wasson described the series as "a C-student's guide to history".[1]

Overview[edit]

The show is set in the year 100,000,000 AD, on a satellite which orbits Earth. This future Earth is never visited directly, though it is referred in dialogue as a peaceful utopia where there are no longer any problems to solve. All nations of the world have merged into one, and, according to Tuddrussel, there are "no wars, no pollution, and bacon is good for your heart".

Despite this cheerful vision of the future, the space station on which the characters live and from which they travel to the past is remarkably dystopic. It features a shooting range, a terrarium and a prison for repeat offenders, but it is dank, outdated (for the time) and unclean. Mostly this seems to be down to Officer Buck Tuddrussel (Rob Paulsen), a scruffy and immature perennial bachelor, who nevertheless happens to be the station's most senior officer. There were also several accidents aboard the Time Squad Space Station; most notable of which is the terrarium being broken after Tuddrussel plays golf and breaks the glass shell of the station. This action seems to have no consequences in future episodes.

The only other official member of Buck's unit is Larry 3000 (Mark Hamill), a translator robot and former diplomat who was rendered more or less obsolete when all of the world's nations merged. Buck's mindless machismo clashes with Larry's effete sensibilities, and the two bicker terribly. Added to this the fact that neither of them has any great knowledge of history, they made a rather poor team together.

However, when they encounter Otto Osworth (Pamela Adlon), an 8-year-old orphan who happens to be a history genius from the 21st century, he is quickly recruited and added to the team. Otto is shown to be the only one on the team with any enthusiasm or competence for the job. The problem is, neither of the other two are particularly willing to listen to his advice, and he must often resort to trickery to make sure the mission is completed.

The Time Squad organization is set up to ensure that history is maintained and the future protected. According to Larry 3000 in the episode "Napoleon the Conquered", "time is like a rope", and, as it is woven at one end, ages and gradually unravels and frays at the other. In the context of the show, this often means that historical figures have made different, sometimes anachronistic, choices in life (see free will), and as such will not be able to fulfill the role that history says they fulfilled. An early example of this shows Eli Whitney failing to invent the cotton gin, instead creating a horde of flesh-eating robots (stemming from a desire to create something beneficial to mankind, and a failure to realize that flesh-eating robots would not in fact fulfill that).[2] According to creator Dave Wasson, "We started by basically knowing what a guy did in history, then found the most outlandish way he could go wrong."[3]

Episodes[edit]

Time Squad is an American animated television series created and directed by Dave Wasson (the episodes "Keepin' it Real with Sitting Bull", "A Thrilla at Attila's", "Pasteur's Packs O' Punch", "Love at First Flight", "Child's Play", "Father Figure of Our Country", and "Floral Patton" are co-directed with Larry Leichliter), and broadcast on Cartoon Network. Debuting on June 8, 2001, the show ran for 26 episodes spanning across 2 seasons. The series finale aired on November 26, 2003.

Series overview[edit]

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Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2001–02)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Written by Storyboarded by Original air date
1 1 "Eli Whitney's Flesh-Eating Mistake / Never Look a Trojan in the Gift Horse" Eli Whitney's Flesh-Eating Mistake: Dave Wasson and Carlos Ramos
Never Look a Trojan in the Gift Horse: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
Eli Whitney's Flesh-Eating Mistake: Alex Almaguer
Never Look a Trojan in the Gift Horse: Chong Suk Lee
June 8, 2001 (2001-06-08)

Eli Whitney's Flesh-Eating Mistake: While searching for Eli Whitney (who is building flesh-eating robots instead of the cotton gin), time cop Buck Tuddrussel and his robot partner, the Larry 3000, end up at an orphanage in 2001, where they discover an orphaned history buff named Otto Osworth and take him with them to complete their mission.
Person, Time and Place
Eli Whitney
1783
Savannah, Georgia


Never Look a Trojan in the Gift Horse: The Time Squad travel to Ancient Greece, where it is the King of Troy's birthday. The Spartan army brings the fabled Trojan horse to the festivities, but fail to realize that it is supposed to be a trap, not an actual gift.
Person, Time and Place
Trojan Horse
1200 BC
Troy, Asia Minor
2 2 "Napoleon the Conquered / Confucius Say... Way Too Much" Napoleon the Conquered: Dave Wasson and Carlos Ramos
Confucius Say... Way Too Much: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Napoleon the Conquered: Brandon Kruse
Confucius Say... Way Too Much: Lynell H. Forestall
June 15, 2001 (2001-06-15)

Napoleon the Conquered: The Time Squad get sentenced to the guillotine when they end up in 18th century France, and Buck mistakes the diminutive leader for a child. Things get more complicated when it's revealed that Napoleon's wife is nagging him around and Napoleon is too cowardly to stop her.
Person, Time and Place
Napoleon
1797
Paris, France


Confucius Say... Way Too Much: After Tuddrussel gets in a fight with the toaster (and beats into a pulp), they are sent to help Chinese philosopher Confucius. It turns out that Confucius is performing his historical duty by devising clever aphorisms; unfortunately, he uses them as the conclusions to extremely long-winded and boring novels that no one is reading.
Person, Time and Place
Confucious
551 BC
Ancient China
3 3 "The Island of Dr. Freud / Daddio DaVinci" The Island of Dr. Freud: Dave Wasson and Carlos Ramos
Daddio DaVinci: Dave Wasson, Michael Karnow, and Carlos Ramos
The Island of Dr. Freud: Chris Headrick
Daddio DaVinci: Alex Almaguer
June 22, 2001 (2001-06-22)

The Island of Dr. Freud: The Time Squad must go back to the year 1899 to convince Sigmund Freud to stop hypnotizing his patients and making them act like animals, and to get him analyzing their dreams instead.
Person, Time and Place
Sigmund Freud
1899
Vienna, Austria


Daddio DaVinci: The Time Squad meet up with famous artist, scientist & inventor Leonardo da Vinci, who is now a beatnik. They eventually inspire him to become a painter again when they introduce him to a young waitress with a very mysterious and familiar smile.
Person, Time and Place
Leonardo da Vinci
1500
Florence, Italy
4 4 "To Hail with Caesar / Robin'n Stealin' with Mr. Hood" To Hail with Caesar: Carlos Ramos and Dave Wasson
Robin'n Stealin' with Mr. Hood: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
To Hail with Caesar: Kurt Dumas
Robin'n Stealin' with Mr. Hood: Brandon Kruse
June 29, 2001 (2001-06-29)

To Hail with Caesar: After a problem with Tuddrussel messing with the controls, the Time Squad travel to the year 46 BC to rebuild the flimsy city of Rome for Julius Caesar, but by the time the mission's complete, Tuddrussel is hailed the new leader and challenges Caesar to a gladiator match.
Person, Time and Place
Julius Caesar
46 BC
Rome


Robin'n Stealin' with Mr. Hood: After Otto and Tuddrussel accidentally smash a hole in the golf dome (and try to cover it up from Larry), Time Squad visits Robin Hood, who is stealing from the poor and giving to the rich instead of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor.
Person, Time and Place
Robin Hood
1156 AD
Sherwood Forest, England
5 5 "Dishonest Abe / Blackbeard, Warm Heart" Dishonest Abe: Dave Wasson, Michael Karnow, and Carlos Ramos
Blackbeard, Warm Heart: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Dishonest Abe: Rob Renzetti
Blackbeard, Warm Heart: Lynell H. Forestall
July 6, 2001 (2001-07-06)

Dishonest Abe: Abraham Lincoln grows tired of being honest and upstanding and begins playing pranks on people, and it's up to the Time Squad to give him a taste of his own medicine.
Person, Time and Place
Abraham Lincoln
1863
Washington DC


Blackbeard, Warm Heart: The Time Squad go back to the Age of Pirates, where Edward Teach (a.k.a. Blackbeard) is more concerned about saving the environment than looting and pillaging. Time Squad has Blackbeard compromise: he can still help save the environment, so long as he loots and pillages to collect funds.
Person, Time and Place
Edward Teach
1717
Atlantic Ocean
6 6 "Ludwig van Bone-Crusher / Tea Time for Time Squad" Ludwig van Bone-Crusher: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Tea Time for Time Squad: Dave Wasson, Michael Karnow, and Carlos Ramos
Ludwig van Bone-Crusher: Kurt Dumas
Tea Time for Time Squad: Alex Almaguer
July 13, 2001 (2001-07-13)

Ludwig van Bone-Crusher: The Time Squad get sent to the time of the great musician Ludwig van Beethoven, who is now a pro wrestler fighting other classical musicians-turned-wrestlers, and Tuddrussel challenges Beethoven to a match to preserve the dignity of pro wrestling.
Person, Time and Place
Ludwig van Beethoven
1803
Vienna, Austria


Tea Time for Time Squad: After being upset with grumpy Tuddrussel (who just wants a cup of coffee), Larry is delighted to discover that instead of dumping tea into the Boston Harbor, the Sons of Liberty are having civilized tea parties. Tuddrussel and Otto have to convince them into dumping the overtaxed colonial beverage for the sake of all America. To do that they must use coffee, which makes the Sons of Liberty act just like Tuddrussel, much to Larry's disgust.
Person, Time and Place
Samuel Adams
1773
Boston, Massachusetts
7 7 "If It's Wright It's Wrong / Recruitment / Killing Time" If It's Wright It's Wrong: Carlos Ramos and Dave Wasson
Killing Time: Michael Karnow, Carlos Ramos, and Dave Wasson
If It's Wright It's Wrong: Chong Suk Lee
Killing Time: Mary Hanley
July 20, 2001 (2001-07-20)

If It's Wright It's Wrong: The Time Squad head to 1903, where Orville and Wilbur Wright are incompetent stuntmen, that are suppose to be building the very first airplane.
Person, Time and Place
Wright Brothers
1903
Dayton, Ohio


Recruitment: A short piece advertising the thrills of being a time cop.
(Note: The Battle of Bunker Hill, Vikings, World War I, Saber Tooth Tigers, World War II's battle of Iwo Jima, The Wild West, Mount Rushmore, Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Annie Oakley and the Mongols are in this song.)


Killing Time: The Time Squad finish a relatively easy assignment in helping Nicholas Copernicus become an astronomer instead of a farmer, but the crew ends up waiting until the Larry 3000 can restart his time travel software in order for them to go home. After they finally leave, Copernicus realizes that he knows nothing about astronomy; in other words, they have go back.
Person, Time and Place
Nicholas Copernicus
c.1520
Poland
8 8 "Big Al's Big Secret / Larry Upgrade" Big Al's Big Secret: Dave Wasson, Carlos Ramos, and Michael Karnow
Larry Upgrade: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Big Al's Big Secret: Brandon Kruse
Larry Upgrade: Kurt Dumas
August 24, 2001 (2001-08-24)

Big Al's Big Secret: The Time Squad travel to 1945, where Albert Einstein is now a brash car salesman in Texas, instead of being a scientist. Otto, who loves Einstein, is devastated when he sees the genius disguising his smarts, which eventually prompts a change of heart in "Big Al."
Person, Time and Place
Albert Einstein
1945
Texas


Larry Upgrade: After arguing with Tuddrussel over being overworked and underappreciated, the Larry 3000 tries to upgrade himself, but accidentally gets a downgrade and becomes subservient to Tuddrussel and begins serving him nothing but hamburgers. Luckily, Otto discovers how to make Larry his old self again and upgrades him; however, Tuddrussel dismantled him in a fit of stupidity in trying to fix Larry his way.
9 9 "Every Poe Has a Silver Lining / Betsy Ross Flies Her Freak Flag" Every Poe Has a Silver Lining: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
Betsy Ross Flies Her Freak Flag: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Every Poe Has a Silver Lining: Mary Hanley
Betsy Ross Flies Her Freak Flag: Alex Almaguer
August 31, 2001 (2001-08-31)

Every Poe Has a Silver Lining: The Time Squad discover that famed horror writer Edgar Allan Poe is now an overly-cheerful children's book author, and must remind Poe of how horrible the world really is. Only by insulting his cooking do they finally manage to break his spirit and make him the master of macabre he's supposed to be.
Person, Time and Place
Edgar Allan Poe
1845
Maryland


Betsy Ross Flies Her Freak Flag: While checking up on Beethoven and the Sons of Liberty (from "Ludwig van Bonecrusher" and "Tea Time for Time Squad" respectively), the Time Squad get a report from George Washington, whose troops are with Betsy Ross in her Woodstock-esque hippie farm. The peace-loving Ross is preventing the American Revolution with her protests. However, two members from the Sons of Liberty help save their mission when they bring coffee and get them to help Washington.
Person, Time and Place
Betsy Ross
1776
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 10 "The Prime Minister Has No Clothes / Nutorius" The Prime Minister Has No Clothes: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Nutorius: Dave Wasson, Michael Karnow, and Carlos Ramos
The Prime Minister Has No Clothes: Kurt Dumas
Nutorius: Mary Hanley
October 5, 2001 (2001-10-05)

The Prime Minister Has No Clothes: Winston Churchill, the prime minister who led England through World War II, is also leading everyone into being naked — including Larry, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin. Churchill eventually changes his mind after seeing video footage of his large naked self that Larry filmed.
Person, Time and Place
Winston Churchill
1941
Great Britain


Nutorious: The Time Squad go back to the time of George Washington Carver, who actually is doing what he was famous for: making use of the peanut in history; thus it is strange they would have to go there. The trouble comes when it's revealed that George Washington Carver has an evil twin brother, Todd Washington Carver, out to make George look bad.
Person, Time and Place
George Washington Carver
1915
Tuskegee, Alabama
11 11 "Kubla Khan't / Lewis and Clark and Larry" Kubla Khan't & Lewis and Clark and Larry
Dave Wasson, Michael Karnow, and Carlos Ramos
Kubla Khan't: Brandon Kruse
Lewis and Clark and Larry: Lynell Forestall
October 12, 2001 (2001-10-12)

Kubla Khan't: The Time Squad tries to reform Kubla Khan, who is now a comic book nerd, by ripping up his comics, which gets Tuddrussel sentenced to die. When Larry and Otto can't get Tuddrussel out, Larry calls Tuddrussel's ex-wife, Sheila Sternwell (also a time cop) and her robot partner, the XJ5.
Person, Time and Place
Genghis Khan
1210
Mongolia


Lewis and Clark and Larry: The Time Squad go back to the era of Lewis & Clark, where the exploring duo have broken up after an argument. While Larry is left to comfort Lewis, Tuddrussel and Otto find Clark and become his exploring partners.
Person, Time and Place
Lewis & Clark
1804
The Louisiana Purchase
12 12 "Ivan the Untrainable / Where the Buffalo Bill Roams" Ivan the Untrainable: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Where the Buffalo Bill Roams: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
Ivan the Untrainable: Lynell H. Forestall
Where the Buffalo Bill Roams: Rob Renzetti and Chong Suk Lee
October 19, 2001 (2001-10-19)

Ivan the Untrainable: After a mission to fix Russian barbaric king, Ivan the Terrible, Tuddrussel sneaks Ivan back on the satellite and keeps him as a pet (since he acts just like one), much to Larry's displeasure. Eventually, Larry had enough and forces Tuddrussel to return Ivan at once.
Person, Time and Place
Ivan the Terrible
1547
Moscow, Russia


Where the Buffalo Bill Roams: Instead of helping form the Pony Express, Buffalo Bill is now a crazed conspiracy theorist with his own tabloid magazine that no one reads. Time Squad tricks him into following history by convincing him to deliver his conspiracy magazine to everyone while delivering their mail.
Person, Time and Place
Buffalo Bill
1866
Kansas City
13 13 "A Sandwich by Any Other Name / Shop Like an Egyptian" A Sandwich by Any Other Name: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Shop Like an Egyptian: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
A Sandwich by Any Other Name: Sahin Ersöz
Shop Like an Egyptian: Kurt Dumas
October 26, 2001 (2001-10-26)

A Sandwich by Any Other Name: The Earl of Sandwich gives his edible creation the name "Stinky pile of poo"(he insists this is his mother's maiden name), ensuring that no one will buy it. Meanwhile the Larry 3000's souffles become a sensation. Time Squad eventually gets the sandwich circulating around the world, but only by having Tuddrussel help shut up the Earl and having Otto correctly name it.
Person, Time and Place
Earl of Sandwich
1762
London


Shop Like an Egyptian: A mission to keep Cleopatra from turning the pyramids into a shopping mall proves difficult when Tuddrussel falls in love with her and Larry is eager to help with the project. Then Otto calls in Caesar to help get Tuddrussel back to his senses; history states Caesar and Cleopatra dated.
Person, Time and Place
Cleopatra
51 BC
Egypt
14 14 "Planet of the Flies / Keepin' It Real with Sitting Bull" Planet of the Flies: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
Keepin' It Real with Sitting Bull: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Planet of the Flies: Brandon Kruse
Keepin' It Real with Sitting Bull: Trevor Wall
March 1, 2002 (2002-03-01)

Planet of the Flies: When Tuddrussel squashes a fly in the Stone Age, it causes a butterfly effect where the future is ruled by giant flies.
Person, Time and Place #1
Cavemen
Stone Age
Person, Time and Place #2
Edward II
1323
Medieval England
Person, Time and Place #3
Flies
3000 AD

Note: The title of this episode is a parody of Planet of the Apes.


Keepin' It Real with Sitting Bull: The Time Squad must deal with Sitting Bull, who wants to party with younger people after misinterpreting a vision from his ancestors.
Person, Time and Place
Sitting Bull
1876
Great Plains
15 15 "Houdini Whodunnit!? / Feud for Thought" Houdini Whodunnit!? & Feud for Thought
Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
Houdini Whodunnit!?: Alex Almaguer
Feud for Thought: Gary Hartle
March 29, 2002 (2002-03-29)

Houdini Whodunnit!?: After losing a virtual reality game, the Time Squad go on a mission to stop Harry Houdini who is using his illusions to commit crimes.
Person, Time and Place 1
Harry Houdini
1895
New York


Feud for Thought: After Larry stands up to Tuddrussel thanks to a self-help program from the 1980s, the Time Squad go back to the time of the Hatfields and the McCoys, who are being peaceful rather than fighting. Larry's encouragement in helping them maintain peace doesn't help matters. So Otto encourages Tuddrussel to pay him back by using pranks to vandalize both properties. This helps save their mission by making the infamous feud continue.
Person, Time and Place 1
The Hatfields and McCoy families
1876
West Virginia

Season 2 (2002–03)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Written by Storyboarded by Original air date
16 1 "A Thrilla at Attila's / Cabin Fever!" A Thrilla at Attila's & Cabin Fever!
Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
A Thrilla at Attila's: Trevor Wall
Cabin Fever!: Alex Almaguer
April 5, 2002 (2002-04-05)

A Thrilla at Attila's: In a parody of Rashomon, Tuddrussel, Larry, and Otto each have different accounts of their mission on turning Attila the Hun from a nebbish coward into a bloodthirsty fighter and argue over which account to report to their boss. Otto's story turns out to be true; however, Tuddrussel and Larry are official Time Cops and they get to write whatever they want on the report, meaning they can omit Otto's version.
Person, Time & Place
Atilla The Hun
438 AD
The Far East


Cabin Fever!: After a brutally violent mission to get jazz player Louis Armstrong back to playing music instead of drilling to the center of the Earth, the Time Squad wishes they weren't called on any more missions. The three get their wish, but soon become bored and descend into madness. Eventually, Larry discovers why they haven't been getting new missions for the past few weeks: Tuddrussel has left his electric toothbrush in the computer's electric socket. Turning the computer on, they have over a thousand new missions to complete.
17 2 "Pasteur's Packs O' Punch / Floundering Fathers" Pasteur's Packs O' Punch & Floundering Fathers
Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
Pasteur's Packs O' Punch: Ty Schafrath
Floundering Fathers: Kurt Dumas
April 12, 2002 (2002-04-12)

Pasteur's Packs O'Punch: Larry gets electrocuted while fixing a fuse and experiences wild shifts in his personality (including acting drunk, becoming violent, and impersonating Jerry Lewis), leading the Time Squad to go back to the time of Louis Pasteur, who is making Kool-Aid-style fruit drinks.
People, Time and Place
Louis Pasteur
1888
Paris, France

Note: Marie Curie is in this episode.


Floundering Fathers: After Otto catches a cold from not wearing a coat during the Time Squad's mission to Russia to get Karl Marx to write the Communist Manifesto instead of building the world's largest igloo, Tuddrussel and Larry must complete a historical mission without Otto helping them by trying to get Benjamin Franklin to be an author of the Declaration of Independence. Tuddrussel and Larry revealed to be highly incompetent on their mission. They don't know anything about Ben Franklin, leading a sick Otto to assist them once more.
People, Time and Place
Benjamin Franklin
1776
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 3 "The Clownfather / Hate and Let Hate" The Clownfather: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Hate and Let Hate: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
The Clownfather: Ed Baker
Hate and Let Hate: Trevor Wall
May 3, 2002 (2002-05-03)

The Clownfather: The Time Squad travel to the 1920s, where gangster Al Capone, who had a traumatic experience with a terrible entertainer at a birthday party in his childhood, has made himself and all of his minions become clowns. Otto snaps Capone back to his senses when he shows the famous mobster that the clowns who he's forced out of work trying to run his criminal empire, with disastrous results.
Person, Time & Place
Al Capone
1925
Chicago


Hate and Let Hate: Larry and Tuddrussel get caught up in arguing with each other and don't notice that they left Otto on a deserted island following a historical mission. While Otto desperately tries to survive, Larry and Tuddrussel attack each other, only to experiment with each other's hobbies and come to an understanding.
People, Time and Place
Hernando de Soto
1537
Atlantic Ocean
19 4 "Love at First Flight / Forget the Alamo" Love at First Flight: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
Forget the Alamo: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Love at First Flight: Gary Hartle
Forget the Alamo: Brandon Kruse
May 10, 2002 (2002-05-10)

Love at First Flight: Otto celebrates his birthday on the satellite, but the festivities are short-lived when they must go back in time to cure a mysophobic Amelia Earhart, so she would become the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Tuddrussel's slovenly ways eventually "cure" her, but in the process, both she and Otto become just like the burly Time Cop. Tuddrussel eventually fixes his mistake when he discovers that Earhart wants to marry him.
Person, Time & Place
Amelia Earhart
1930
Los Angeles


Forget the Alamo: The Time Squad are sent to the Alamo, where everyone there (including Tuddrussel's ancestor, Jeremiah) is setting up a party for the Mexican forces rather than defending themselves from them.
Person, Time & Place
Davy Crockett
1836
Texas
20 5 "Repeat Offender / Ladies and Gentlemen... Monty Zuma!!!" Repeat Offender & Ladies and Gentlemen... Monty Zuma!!!
Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Repeat Offender: Kurt Dumas
Ladies and Gentlemen... Monty Zuma!!!: Brandon Kruse
June 7, 2002 (2002-06-07)

Repeat Offender: Blackbeard has returned to his liberal ways; as a "repeat offender" who will not take his rightful place in history, the Time Squad must imprison him on board their craft. Before they can do so, they must convince Socrates to be a philosopher, not a fitness trainer, as Blackbeard tries to escape in ancient Greece. After capturing Blackbeard, he is put in a cell adjacent to Gandhi (who won't give up his dreams of being a tap dancer), who taunts him with the flushing of the toilet.
(Note: Mahatma Gandhi is in this episode.)


Ladies and Gentlemen... Monty Zuma!!!: After Tuddrussel hurts Larry's feelings, Otto tries to teach him to be more sensitive while they go on a mission to stop Aztec emperor Montezuma from performing stand-up comedy. Tuddrussel's attempts at being more sensitive and Larry's lack of appreciation leads to a insult contest between the two.
21 6 "White House Weirdness / Nobel Peace Surprise" White House Weirdness: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Nobel Peace Surprise: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
White House Weirdness: Mary Hanley and Kevin Kaliher
Nobel Peace Surprise: Stephen Sandoval
November 8, 2002 (2002-11-08)

White House Weirdness: In a parody of the original Scooby Doo cartoon series, the Time Squad go back to the days of President William Howard Taft, who claims that the White House (which has been reduced to a decrepit state) is haunted by the ghosts of former commanders in chief. The rumors are keeping Woodrow Wilson from running for President, so Otto, Larry, and Tuddrussel investigate and fight a zombie Zachary Taylor, vampire Benjamin Harrison, and Frankenstein-esque James Buchanan.
Person, Time & Place
William Howard Taft
1911
Washington, D.C


Nobel Peace Surprise: The Time Squad go on a mission to stop Alfred Nobel from giving prizes to people who commit evil acts.
Person, Time & Place
Alfred Nobel
1864
Sweden
22 7 "Out with the In Crowd / Child's Play" Out with the In Crowd: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
Child's Play: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Out with the In Crowd: Sahin Ersöz
Child's Play: Trevor Wall
March 14, 2003 (2003-03-14)

Out with the In Crowd: The Time Squad crew decide to go on vacation rather than save Dr. Livingstone from being captured by cannibals, prompting a much cooler Time Squad crew (that happen to be idols in the eyes of Larry and Tuddrussel) to finish the job.
Person, Time & Place
David Livingstone
1871
Africa


Child's Play: In this self-referential episode, the Time Squad meet William Shakespeare, who is now doing kids' plays, and finds inspiration in creating a new play from the Time Squad crew, but things get sticky when Larry acts as a censor and Tuddrussel is too busy coming up with a new catchphrase to do anything about the situation.
Person, Time and Place
William Shakespeare
1605
Stratford von-Avon
23 8 "Day of the Larrys / Old Timers Squad" Day of the Larrys: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Old Timers Squad: Dave Wasson, Carlos Ramos, and Michael Karnow
Day of the Larrys: Brandon Kruse
Old Timers Squad: Ed Baker
March 21, 2003 (2003-03-21)

Day of the Larrys: Sick of being stuck with the chores, Larry uses his room full of spare parts to make a clone of himself. This starts a chain reaction that leads to a plethora of Larry 3000s, who turn the satellite into a resort.


Old Timers Squad: Larry, Otto, and Tuddrussel become addicted to a trashy 1980s soap opera, but before they learn one of the show's big secrets, the Time Squad must go back in time to force Samuel Morse to invent Morse code. The crew gets a surprise when another Time Squad made up of elderly versions of themselves appears.
Person, Time & Place
Samuel Morse
1836
Washington D.C.
24 9 "Billy the Baby / Father Figure of Our Country" Billy the Baby: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
Father Figure of Our Country: Michael Karnow, Dave Wasson, and Carlos Ramos
Billy the Baby: Ed Baker
Father Figure of Our Country: Kurt Dumas
March 28, 2003 (2003-03-28)

Billy the Baby: The Time Squad encounters Billy the Kid, who is literally acting like a kid (wearing a diaper and bib and carrying around a rattle) instead of an outlaw. The Time Squad become outlaws themselves to teach Billy the Kid how to be a criminal, and they end up getting chased by a Clint Eastwood-esque sheriff.
Person, Time & Place
Billy the Kid
1877
The Old West


Father Figure of Our Country: The Time Squad goes back to help George Washington, who is sick of being famous and wants to be a father. Otto happily fills the role of Washington's son, and while Tuddrussell tries to get Otto back, Larry is too busy shopping in colonial America to intervene.
Person, Time & Place
George Washington
1778
Philadelphia

Note: During the closing credits, there is a special credit that reads, "Mission SK77: Billy the Baby is dedicated to Sergio Leone and Tex Avery".
25 10 "Ex Marks the Spot / Horse of Horrors" Ex Marks the Spot & Horse of Horrors
Dave Wasson, Carlos Ramos, and Michael Karnow
Ex Marks the Spot: Trevor Wall
Horse of Horrors: Kurt Dumas
April 4, 2003 (2003-04-04)

Ex Marks the Spot: The paths of Tuddrussel and Sheila's units meet again when their missionees, Joan of Arc and Johannes Gutenberg switch roles. Soon afterwards, Tuddrussel and Sheila start to fall in love all over again, which makes Larry worried that Tuddrussel may ditch him.
Person, Time & Place #1
Joan of Arc
1430
France
Person, Time & Place #2
Johannes Gutenberg
1450
Germany


Horse of Horrors: After Larry gets a birthday present from Otto (but not before he gets mad at Tuddrussel, who claims that robots don't have birthdays), the Time Squad go back in time to help Paul Revere overcome his fear of horses so he can warn the townspeople of Concord and Lexington that the British are coming.
Person, Time & Place
Paul Revere
1775
Boston
26 11 "Floral Patton / Orphan Substitute" Floral Patton: Carlos Ramos, Dave Wasson, and Michael Karnow
Orphan Substitute: Dave Wasson, Michael Karnow, and Carlos Ramos
Floral Patton: Stephen Sandoval
Orphan Substitute: Brandon Kruse
November 26, 2003 (2003-11-26)

Floral Patton: The Time Squad goes back in time to find General George S. Patton running a florist shop, and he recruits the Time Squad to fight back against a rival (replica) florist shop. Time Squad must convince Patton to end his business and head to Europe to fight in World War II.
Person, Time & Place
George S. Patton
1942
Washington, D.C


Orphan Substitute: While on a mission to 2001 to stop George W. Bush from building the world's biggest ball of twine, Otto is taken back to the orphanage from which he came (as seen in the first episode) by Sister Thornly. Without Otto, Larry and Tuddrussel must once again try to complete a historical mission (this time centered on Christopher Columbus) on their own, but when that fails, they scour many orphanages from the past to find a replacement boy genius. Series Finale

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Reception[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2001 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in a Primetime or Late Night Animated Television Production[4] Cartoon Network Studios Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television Production[4] Tim Biskup Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production[4] Pamela Adlon
as Otto Osworth for "Eli Whitney's Flesh Eating Mistake"
Nominated
2002 Outstanding Character Design in an Animated Television Production[5] Alex Kirwan
for "The Clownfather"
Nominated
Outstanding Production Design in an Animated Television Production[5] Dave Wasson
for "Keepin' It Real With Sitting Bull"
Nominated

Promotions[edit]

Cartoon Network and Subway partnered to release five Time Squad-themed toys in Subway Kids Paks. The promotion lasted from September 30 to November 17, 2002.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bernstein, Paula (February 21, 2001). "Cartoon Net Gives Go to 4 New Shows". Variety (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Eli Whitney's Flesh-Eating Mistake". Time Squad. Season 1. Episode 1. June 8, 2001. Cartoon Network. 
  3. ^ Keveney, Bill (June 8, 2001). "'Time Squad' Aims to Rewrite History". USA Today. p. 15E.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  4. ^ a b c "29th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2001)". AnnieAwards.org. ASIFA-Hollywood. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  5. ^ a b "30th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2002)". AnnieAwards.org. ASIFA-Hollywood. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  6. ^ "Subway and Cartoon Network Partner". QSR Magazine (Journalistic). September 3, 2002. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 

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