the aquabats! super show! season one

Calling All Cadets: "Aquabats, Please" Netflix Push

Calling all Cadets. Calling all Cadets.

So, we all know how much we love The Aquabats! Super Show! and want to see more episodes. For the last few months The Aquabats have been asking us to “gently remind” Netflix how much we want to see the show, which resulted in them putting up season one after they took it down. Horray-a-for us!

BUT, we still need a big push if we want Netflix to see that there is enough demand for them to pick up the show and order more episodes. That’s where you come in: it’s time to make our voices heard, all in a row, to let them know how wide an audience The Aquabats can reach.

I am going to make a single video to put on youtube so that we can all tweet and link it to Netflix. I need you - yes you - to record a four second video where you say “(The) Aquabats Super Show, please!” and send it to me at ninjkabat (at) gmail dot com (keep the spam bots away…). I will take all of those clips, mash them together into one video, and then spread it over social media like wildfire. The tweeting campaigns are wonderful, but having the face-to-face connection of “oh, these real people want the show” will have a much bigger impact on the people who make decisions at Netflix.

So put on your cadet gear and get recording. You can use your computer’s camera, your phone, a real camera, it’s all good. One of the keys is that we want a huge variety of clips if possible, so get creative. Make a clip of you in front of your computer, shouting from the top of a waterfall, sitting in front of a fire with your family, getting your little 5-year-old cousin to say it, doing backflips at the park, anything! Just as long as it’s shorter than 4 seconds and you say “(The) Aquabats Super Show, please.” If you’re feeling really creative, you can send in two clips if they are super different from each other, like one in full cadet gear and one with your whole family.

For the tech specs, most file types are ok, but especially mp4 (most phones use this I think) and avi are awesome. I think iPhones use mov, which won’t work, but maybe you can convert it to avi yourself or I could see what I can do. I’m going to be making the video in widescreen 16:9, but if your video is a different aspect it’ll just letterbox it. Send me your cadet name and I’ll include it at the end so that everyone gets credited.

The deadline is Sunday, Feb 8. But don’t wait. Just do it now!

TL;DR: Send a 4-second clip of you saying “The Aquabats Super Show, please” to ninjkabat (at) gmail dot com. Do it now. Don’t wait and say you’ll do it later. IT’S GOING TO BE SO AWESOME.

Thanks a bunch, homies. Stay Rad.

(legalleeze: by sending me the clip you give me permission to put it into one giant video of all the clips, upload it to youtube, and spread it on social media. I will not be monetizing at all, so you won’t be getting paid. This is just for the glory of The Aquabats.)

the most iconic and groundbreaking plot twist in tv history was at the end of the aquabats super show season one when they revealed that the main live action story of the season finale lead directly into the animated short from the first episode shot-for-shot and likewise that the animated segment in the finale sent the aquabats back in time to the events of the live action opening of the first episode, making the whole season a time loop, like game of thrones who

anonymous asked:

What's an AquaBat?

Ah boy, I love this question! Come here friend, [whispers] let me explain.

An Aquabat is a member of The Aquabats!, aka the best crime and boredom fighting band in the world!

Pictured here is the current lineup, from left to right, Ricky Fitness, Eaglebones Falconhawk, The MC Bat Commander, Crash McLarson, and Jimmy the Robot. 

They’re a band that’s been around since 1994 that originally started as ska but ended up as like, surf rock pop something + other genres when they lost the horns section (keeping up an 8 or sometimes 9 piece band is hard!). Their lead singer, The MC Bat Commander (aka MCBC aka Christian Jacobs) is also the co-creater of Yo Gabba Gabba, and the Jacobs aesthetic, musical skill, and humor shine through in the band.

Their music is awesome, and they’ve had a good run of their very own TV show, The Aquabats! Super Show! which currently has 22 episodes counting the pilot. Their past is also filled with a complicated mythos, centering around 8 or sometimes 9 youths being washed up on the Californian shore after their homeland island of Aquabania was attacked by the evil Space Monster M, leading to them being taken in by Professor Monty Corndog, who gave them super powers to further their goal of playing the raddest music possible, and to take over the world so Aquabania can be reclaimed! 

But this description does them no justice. No, it’s near impossible to capture in just words what makes The Aquabats! what they are. As their most famous song declares, they are indeed “super rad!”, having an amazing energy on stage and in the show. Still actively touring, their live shows consist of fighting villains on stage, tossing around pool toys with everyone, and throwing young children out into the audience to crowd surf. Their audience consists mainly of Aquacadets (of whom I am one of)–commonly Aquabats uniform-clad fans who adopt the moniker to show their dedication to the band and to being rad as heck.

As for the Super Show!, it contains great musical sequences and humor oft compared to the Monkees or 60’s Batman. Solid jokes, great music, fun action, cartoon segments, fake ads, and ridiculous scenarios abound in every episode. Currently only season 1 is on Netflix and Hulu, but the rest of the 8 episodes available are currently caught in some kinda contract Hell and haven’t seen the light of day for over a year. It’s basically impossible to view them anywhere legally anymore and there’s no sign they’ll be released soon, so if you’d like to see them, send me a message wink wink nudge nudge. 

Check out the band for yourself, and see if you like it! A lot of people recommend starting with their album Charge!, unless you’re a ska fan, in which case dive into their earlier works. Of course, don’t forget to watch the Super Show!, too! The first season ends with quite the twist, so watching it all is definitely worth it, and it gets even better from the first episode onwards.

Here’s a link to a song I really like because it was the first song of theirs I sat down and listened to and realized how they’re like, a REAL band with SHOWS and A TV SHOW!!! THEY PLAY MUSIC I’VE BEEN TO A CONCERT OF THEIRS IT WAS SO GREAT HOLY GOD!!! SUCH GREAT CONCERT!!!–I’m going on a tangent now, heh. –Plastic Lips, from Charge!

I hope that helps explain what an Aquabat is, but the only way to get a real answer is to check one out for yourself, which I hope you do! Enjoy!