Fantastic Four

Season 1 Episode 1

Trial by Fire

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 02, 2006 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Reed: Fascinating. These energy fields are off the scale.
      Sue: I'll show you off the scale!

    • (trying to find Johnny)
      Reed: Not vaporized, transported. I'm getting residual wormhole readings. I think I can track it.
      Sue: Think? You think?
      Reed: I mean I can most likely track it. From what I gather Johnny's been taken to another galaxy.
      Sue: My baby brother. Taken to… another galaxy. (faints)
      Ben: Nice one, Stretch. Remind me to never have you cheer me up.

    • Reed: I'm tracing the path of the energy signature. Really quite an interesting form of... (Sue glares). Right. Sorry.
      Sue: So where is he?
      Reed: Susan, you have to understand. Johnny could be in anywhere in the universe…
      Sue: Where. Is. My. Brother?

    • Johnny: So I did a lot of thinking last night, after my abduction and all. I just wanted to thank you guys for bailing me out. Again. I'm really sorry for causing so much trouble. (Sue and Reed glare) Hey, was that okay? I don't apologize much.
      Sue: That was lovely, Johnny.

    • Johnny: Man, I must be some kind of magnet for giant alien robots.

    • Thing: I'm thinkin' it's clobberin' time.

    • Johnny: Whoa, sis, it's okay. I'm okay.
      Susan: Well, don't get used to it. Because once I'm done hugging you, you're gonna be in big trouble.

    • Johnny: Whoa, the Smurfs got big!
      Ronan: I am Ronan the Accuser.
      Johnny: Uh, are you Angry Smurf?

    • Susan: Ugh, that's his third car this month.
      Reed: I don't understand it. I've explained to him my theory about these...
      Thing: It's Johnny. You lost him at "don't."

  • Notes

    • Ronan the Accuser
      Ronan the Accuser first appeared in Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967). Ronan is a member of the aristocracy of the Kree people. After proving himself in a border incident, he was promoted to Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire. His tasks as Supreme Accuser included enforcing the laws and decrees of the Kree Supreme Intelligence, the organic computer leader of the Kree.

    • The Kree
      The Kree first appeared in Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967). These technologically advanced aliens, also known as the Ruul, come from the planet Hala in the Large Magellanic Cloud. They are the mortal enemies of the Skrull.

    • Brian Dobson (the Thing) and Michael Dobson (Ronan) are real-life brothers.

    • The opening credits confirm the series is at least somewhat based on the 2005 movie, since it has Dr. Doom with the team and has them aboard a space station rather than a space ship when they go into space.

  • Allusions

    • Johnny: Whoa, the Smurfs got big!
      Smurfs are blue gnomes from a comic book by Peyo, later made into a TV series.