Here come The Aquabats! The first musical, crime-fighting supergroup in history! Traveling the land in their trusty, super custom tour vehicle, the BattleTram, The Aquabats are just your average rock band trying to save the world from EVIL and total destruction! Every week "The Aquabats! Super Show!" features a new live-action adventure, a mix of animation sequences, television commercial parodies, and live concert footage to combat the powers of EVIL in their never-ending quest to destroy boredom and seek justice for all!
Runtime: 30 minutes
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The Aquabats! Super Show! is an American action-comedy musical television series which aired from March 3, 2012 to January 18, 2014 on Hub Network. The series was created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, both the creators of the Nick Jr. series Yo Gabba Gabba!, and Jason deVilliers. Based on the superhero mythology of The Aquabats, a real-life comedy rock/ska band which series co-creator and lead singer Jacobs formed in 1994, The Aquabats! Super Show! follows the comic adventures of a fictionalized version of the band, a musical group of amateur superheroes, as they haphazardly defend the world from a variety of villains and monsters. Styled similarly to the campy aesthetics of 1960s and 1970s children's television and Japanese tokusatsu, Super Show! utilizes various mediums of visual styles and special effects, mixing live-action storylines with cartoon shorts, parody advertisements and musical interludes. The series' first season concluded on June 16, 2012 following a run of 13 episodes, having met with a largely positive critical reception, consistently high ratings for the channel and a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Children's Series. The series' second season consisted of an initial five episodes which aired through June 2013, with three additional episodes airing in late December and January 2014, receiving similar acclaim and a further five Daytime Emmy nominations, ultimately winning one for Best Stunt Coordination. In 2015, over a year after the series' last original episode had been broadcast, Super Show! was again nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards. Following news of The Hub's relaunch as Discovery Family in June 2014, series co-creator Jacobs revealed during at panel at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con that the channel had opted not to renew The Aquabats! Super Show! for another season, effectively cancelling the series. Jacobs was quoted as saying that the band plans to start pitching the series to other networks or online streaming services.
The Aquabats! Super Show! - Guest stars and recurring characters - Netflix
Though each episode of the series introduced a new villain, ally and/or celebrity cameo, Super Show! never featured any major recurring characters throughout its run. However, every episode of the show included a very brief appearance by a character fans dubbed the “Fox Man”, a man in a cheap-looking fox costume played by visual effects supervisor Joel Fox, who would appear hidden in the background of a random scene as an Easter egg for viewers to spot, although his character was never explained within the context of the series. Comedy musician “Weird Al” Yankovic and comedian Paul Rust were the only two guest actors to appear in two episodes: Yankovic played two different roles as the President of the United States and superhero SuperMagic PowerMan! (in a 2012 interview, Jacobs alluded to the two possibly being the same character, though this isn't implied within the series), while Rust played a boorish slacker named Ronmark, first appearing in live-action in a first-season episode and subsequently lending his voice to a mutated monster version of the character in part of a second-season episode.
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