Static Shock

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 13

    Power Outage

    Aired 5/22/04

  • S 4 : Ep 12

    Kidnapped

    Aired 5/15/04

  • S 4 : Ep 11

    Wet and Wild

    Aired 5/8/04

  • S 4 : Ep 10

    Linked

    Aired 5/1/04

  • S 4 : Ep 9

    Where the Rubber Meets the Road

    Aired 3/27/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kevin Michael Richardson

    Robert Hawkins

  • Phil LaMarr

    Virgil Hawkins / Static

  • Jason Marsden

    Richie Foley / Gear

  • Michele Morgan

    Sharon Hawkins

  • Kadeem Hardison

    Rubberband Man

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  • show Description
  • Quick-witted Virgil Hawkins finds himself imbued with electromagnetic superpowers after being exposed to a mutanic gas and takes on the guise of Static, an urban hero of his own creation. He confronts real problems and issues faced by today's kids, such as peer pressure, gangs and growing up in an ethnically diverse urban neighborhood. Learning to control his powers, figuring out how to patrol the skies at night and still make it home in time to study for his chemistry class, Virgil's greatest discovery becomes the real "charge" he gets in helping people and making a positive difference in his community - Dakota City. First Telecast: September 23, 2000 Last Telecast: May 22, 2004 Episodes: 52 Color episodes (52 half-hour episodes, 1 two-part episodes) Production: Warner Bros. Animation Distributors: Kids' WB For updates on Static, go to the creator's homepage at: http://www.dwaynemcduffie.com/ Character Guide Virgil Hawkins / Static Shock - Can control electricity and manipulate metal objects. He's been living with his sister and father. His father works for the city. His mother was a paramedic until one day she died in the Dakota Riots. Richie Foley/Gear - Virgil's best friend and is a genius. Richie mutates in the third season and gains superpowers. He's still Static's sidekick, but he has a more active role creating the tools they need to stop crime. Hotstreak - Francis Stone Aka F-Stop. A gang leader who bullied Virgil around. Mutated so he could control fire. Ebon - Aka Ivan Evans. Petty thief, who has a gang of three. He turned into a living shadow. He can go under doors, through cracks and even take others with him. Rubberband Man - Aka Adam Evans. Disgruntled music writer. He used his powers for revenge when a famous rap star stole his lyrics. His body is like a rubber band that can stretch or become anything. Now, he's using his powers for good. He is Ebon's brother. Talon - Real name revealed to be Teresa. Mutated into a bird. She's one of the members of the meta-breed. She can fly and screech at high levels, which is deafening to anything around her. Shiv - Also part of the meta-breed, along with Ebon and Talon. He can create light energy weapons at his disposal. Puff - A meta-human bounty hunter. She can breathe any kind of gas (acid or knock-out) from her mouth and also turn her legs into steam to fly. Onyx - Puff's sidekick in the show. He's a rock monster with super strength. Carmen Dillo - A humanoid armadillo who could roll up into a ball and launch himself as a projectile. Kangor - The leader of the Ruffpack with feet big enough to deliver powerful kicks and shake the ground. Sometimes works with Ebon. Ferret - Member of the Ruffpack who has a snout that can smell anything. He can also scale buildings. Omnifarious - Edwin Alva Jr. can use his meta gas and control it to have any power he wants. He probably could have found a cure if things hadn't been ruined with his dad. Theme Song Fight the criminals, chase the bad guys Save the world, fly through the sky Half kid, half amazing Ok, Static Shock's who you're facing Yeah, one zip, then you zapped Good against evil, get trapped Look in my eyes, I've got the power Villains run from the static shower Superhero Static Shock (Woo-hoo!) Superhero Static Shock (Woo-hoo!) Criminals get twisted This superhero gifted The bell rings and I'm back in school Nobody know what I do, ok Superhero Static Shock (Woo-hoo!) Superhero Static Shock (Woo-hoo!) Superhero Static Shock (Woo-hoo!) One zip, then you zapped Good against evil, get trapped Look in my eyes, I've got the power Villains run from the static shower Criminals get twisted This superhero gifted The bell rings and I'm back in school Nobody know what I do, ok Superhero Static Shock! Performed by: Lil' Romeo (Seasons 3 and 4 only). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kids' WB Broadcast History September 9, 2000 - October 28, 2000 .... Saturday, 10:30am November 4, 2000 - June 16, 2001 .... Saturday, 11:00am January 26, 2002 - August 31, 2002 .... Saturday, 8:30am January 25, 2003 - July 26, 2003 .... Saturday, 10:30am August 2, 2003 - September 6, 2003 .... Saturday, 11:30am January 17, 2004 - February 7, 2004 .... Saturday, 11:30am February 14, 2004 - May 22, 2004 .... Saturday, 8:30am June 5, 2004 - August 21, 2004 .... Saturday, 10:30am Repeats January 5, 2004 - April 30, 2004 .... Monday - Friday, 3:30pm May 3, 2004 - July 30, 2004 .... Monday - Friday, 3:00pm Special Presentations May 2, 2002 .... Saturday, 8:00am July 13, 2002 .... Saturday, 8:00am January 27-31, 2003 .... Monday - Friday, 3:30pm April 14-18, 2003 .... Monday - Friday, 3:30pm May 3, 2003 .... Saturday, 9:30am April 10, 2004 .... Saturday, 8:00am Cartoon Network Broadcast History September 27, 2004 - Current .... Monday - Thursday, 9:30pm October 10, 2004 - Current .... Sunday, 8:00am October 18, 2004 - Current .... Monday - Friday, 6:30PM Awards & Nominations 2003 Annie Award - Outstanding Directing in an Animated Television Production 2003 Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition 2003 Humanitas Prize - Children's Animation Category (Winner!) 2003 Golden Reel Award - Best Sound Editing in Television Animation 2004 Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Special Class Animated Program 2004 Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Music Direction and Composition (Winner!) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------moreless

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  • Quotes (345)

    • Robber: I don't care if it's Aladdin on his magic carpet. Get him!

    • Virgil: No more asking my dad to borrow his car, dude. Richie: You don't even drive yet, V. Virgil: Oh, whatever.

    • Richie: (to Virgil) Tangling with F-Stop? Are you crazy? The dude makes Norman Bates look like Mister Rogers.

    • Virgil: (about Frieda) F-Stop, you need to brush up on body language 101. Hers says, "Not in this lifetime."

    • (In the bathroom) Sharon: Hey, Puff Daddy! You're taking a long time for a guy with only 5 whiskers! Virgil: At least I grow mine on purpose. Sharon: Just hurry up. And give your weak rapping a rest. (Sharon walks away) Virgil: Aw, don't forget your dog collar! Woof, woof!

    • Virgil: Well, I've been going through these ... changes. Doctor: Well, that's normal for someone your age. Virgil: Trust me, Doc, this is not normal. Doctor: Do these changes involve another person? Virgil: A lot of them. Doctor: Does your father know what you've been doing? Virgil: What?! Whoa, Doc, we're talking about two totally different things here.

    • (After getting his bio results and jumps on his bed, making electricity run around his room) Virgil: Did you hear that?! I'm normal! Perfectly normal!! Richie: Yeah, right.

    • Alva Employee: You're that freak from TV! Static: You say freak, I say unique!

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    Notes (297)

    • In this episode, we learn that Virgil's mother, Jean, died from gunfire while helping to save people from the Dakota Riots.

    • When this episode was first aired, the series wasn't planned to be a part of the DC Animated Universe(Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Gotham Knights, Superman, etc.).

    • This episode was along with "Aftershock", "The Breed", "Grounded", "They're Playing My Song" and "The New Kid" was released on DVD as Static Shock: The New Kid. It is also available on Mini-DVD.

    • This show was based on the comic Static.

    • In the show Fresh Prince of Bel Air, the cover from the first issue of Static can be seen framed and hung inside Will Smith's pool house.

    • In the comics, Frieda was the one that knew Staitc was Virgil, not Richie.

    • Virgil's 14 years old.

    • While Virgil is trying on different costumes, one is that of Black Vulcan, the African-American hero from SuperFriends.

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    Trivia (300)

    • The Chinese guy and the girl from Wade's crew aren't at the throwdown when Wade gives Static his gun, but they appear during the fight.

    • Daisy is seen outside Virgil's high school when we see the first wide shot, but she didn't start there until "The New Kid."

    • After Virgil gets pounded by F-Stop, he has a black eye. However, it vanishes when he meets with the other gang, to be replaced by the other bruises and cuts.

    • If Static made his costume out of clothes he found in his closet, why don't Sharon and/or his dad figure out who he is? (Reply: Static actually found the clothes in Richie's closet.)

    • Through the first two seasons in the opening sequence when Richie and Virgil knock fists, you can see that the name of the school is "Dakoda," not Dakota, as it is shown all throughout the series.

    • Hotstreak can fly in this episode, but loses the ability for the rest of the series. (Reply: Hotstreak does fly on his own in "Sunspots" and "No Man's an Island.")

    • When Richie and Static head back to the street from the alley, the repeat screen background wall is a different color than when they exit.

    • While Static's throwing the stuff in the park, he throws a tombstone, which has no metal content whatsoever. (Reply: It's possible that the tombstone had trace iron amounts. While small, this would still allow him to use it.)

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    Allusions (89)

    • Thug: I don't care if it's Aladdin on his magic carpet!
      Obvious reference to Aladdin.

    • Richie: Makes Norman Bates look like Mister Rogers.
      Norman Bates is the famous lunatic from the Psycho movies, and Mister Rogers is the famous TV star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

    • Virgil: Ok, Mr. Def Comedy Jam.
      Def Comedy Jam is a stand-up comedy show that brought a lot of stars to where they are today.

    • Richie: Makes Bill Gates look like he's homeless.
      He's the richest man alive.

    • Virgil: They all out of Britney?
      Britney Spears is a pop superstar that's also been in a couple of movies.

    • Static: I got more lives than Madonna has hairstyles.
      Madonna is a pop singer and was known to have many hairstyles throughout her career.

    • Virgil: Wonder if Tarzan has days like this?
      Tarzan, orphaned at birth in darkest Africa, raised by the Great Apes, he grew up in the primative world of the jungle. Until fate brought him face to face with his past. Taking his rightful place as Earl of Greystoke, Tarzan soon became disenchanted with civilization, he returned home to Africa. The link just takes you to one of the many shows that were made about him.

    • Shiv: Sosa dreams of being this good!
      Sammy is the starting right fielder for the Chicago Cubs. He's also an amazing home-run hitter, and a great player all around for the Cubs.

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  • Fan Reviews (72)
  • This show got me into superheroes and when Saturday morning cartoons were worth watching

    By Gryphon-Guide, Apr 28, 2014

  • About this series

    By JordanWelch, Jun 13, 2012

  • Season 5 and 6 That Should Have Been a Long Time a Go

    By JacksonCarrol, Apr 10, 2013

  • Only 9 words to say!

    By Lyoko88, Mar 18, 2013

  • I'd Loved if this show would come back on the hub showing reruns

    By DeangeloHill1, Jan 19, 2013

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