The Original Pilot
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From the creators of Yo Gabba Gabba! and frontman Christian Jacobs comes the perfect blend of live-action and animation! Follow the amazingly wild comic antics of The Aquabats, the galaxys first group of musical, crime-fighting superheroes! MC Bat Commander, Crash McLarson, Ricky Fitness, EagleBones Falconhawk and Jimmy the Robot will take you along on their most outrageous adventures to protect space from the creatures and super villains out to destroy it! All 13 Season One episodes can now be found in one deluxe collection sure to banish boredom and make anyone an instant fan of the worlds most inept superheroes!
The debut season of the irreverent and entertaining Aquabats! Super Show! presents the veteran Southern California rock-and-ska band as a new, potent, and wildly creative force in children's entertainment. The live-action Super Show! neatly transposes the elaborate and absurd mythology that swirled around the Aquabats' albums and live shows--filled with costumed superheroes and outrageous giant monsters--to a live-action series format that, like Yo Gabba Gabba! (co-created by Aquabats frontman Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, who perform similar duties here), celebrates kid-TV culture while also poking good-natured fun at its tropes. Here, the Super Show blends an old-fashioned superhero series, with Jacobs and his bandmates as spandex-clad, singing crime fighters in both live-action and anime-style cartoon forms, with elements of tokusatsu in its horde of absurd villains and creatures, Banana Splits/Monkees-style pop music interludes, and a Sesame Street-like array of interstitial segments featuring the band's mascot, Lil' Bat, and commercials for bizarro products like anti-Mummy Spray and the hideous Scruffy Scruff toy. The result is frantic and funny enough to captivate most imaginative young viewers while also keeping their parents entertained with the barrage of retro-references and genuinely catchy tunes, as well as guest appearances by famous grownups like Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Lou Diamond Phillips, Paul Scheer (NTSF:SD:SVU::), the apparently immortal Rip Taylor, and "Weird Al" Yankovic. The double-disc season-one set includes all 13 episodes of the first season, as well as commentary by all five Aquabats (as their superhero identities) on five episodes and the series' pilot, which offers a very different format than the eventual series (alternate theme song, concert framing device, and more animation). An eight-minute-plus collection of "behind the scenes" clips featuring the Aquabats in various silly scenarios and a blooper reel should provide additional laughs for newly minted and longtime Aquacadets alike. --Paul Gaita
The Original Pilot
I remember loving this band in the mid to late 90's! Thanks to "Yo Gabba Gabba!" I discovered the Aquabat connection. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elvia Lizardo
My two year old son is literally obsessed with this show. Batman? No thanks! BAT COMMANDER!!!Published 3 months ago by J.C.
Best show ever! Bought this dvd for my daughter who is a huge fan of the aquabats including my self and it was worth the reservation for it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by the provider M.r Ruiz
This was one of the best kids shows to come out in the past few years. My kids were so happy when it came out on DVD. Well worth buying while it's still available!Published 5 months ago by Mary Huff
Superlative in humor and meaty in narrative undercurrentry.
A necessary diversion in this world of hum-drum marketry- I yearn for more and more and more of what The Aquabats... Read more
This show has to be one of the most entertaining and repeat watchers in a long time. Every episode seems to be better than the next until you go back again and watch the previous... Read morePublished 6 months ago by bookreader
Dvd was prime condition, and got here quickly.