Static Shock

Grounded

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/14/00
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  • Episode Description
  • A giant amoeba, mutated from the Big Bang, begins attacking the city.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jason Marsden

    Richie Foley / Gear

  • Michele Morgan

    Sharon Hawkins

  • Kevin Michael Richardson

    Robert Hawkins

  • James Tucker

  • Shaun McLaughlin

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Frieda: It's running away! Static: No. Just looking for more food, and the whole city's on the menu. Frieda: What are you gonna do? Static: Spoil its appetite!

    • Frieda: What are you doing here? Virgil: I ... asked you first.

    Notes (6)

    • This episode along with "Shock To The System", "Aftershock", "The Breed", "They're Playing My Song" and "The New Kid" was released on DVD as Static Shock: The New Kid.

    • Richie creates the shock boxes, and, in the last episode, made the Static Saucer. This could be showing us that Richie's powers are developing.

    • Richie says that the Meta-blob is actually composed of billions of amoeba that have bonded together because of the Bang gas. In the comics, villain Swarm was created when a hive of bees bonded together after getting doused in Bang gas.

    • Robert is absent in this episode.

    • This episode introduces the shock boxes, which is frequently used in the series as means of communication between Virgil and Richie.

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    Trivia (3)

    • When our hero is fighting the amoeba in the locker room, there is no mop bucket in the initial scene, but it is suddenly there a moment later.

    • Static lifts the chairs to get those two kids out of the school. The wooden chairs. The non-magnetic wooden chairs. (Reply: No, not all chairs are held together by nails and screws. Some are like giant Legos. But anything can be electrified if you run a strong enough current through it.)

    • In this episode, Carmendillo has full black eyes, but every other time we see him, he has normal eyes.

    Allusions (2)

    • Static: Richie, it's goopzilla again.
      Once again, another reference to Godzilla. This reference is continuously used throughout the series.

    • Virgil: ...While these guys move like Soul Train dancers.
      Soul Train is a weekly extravaganza series, which showed off the latest and greatest in soul music and dance moves, became a national sensation in the mid-1970's and became a pop culture juggernaut that broke new ground for African-American entertainment.

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