Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Season 2 Episode 18

Fitness Fiend

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Feb 14, 2004 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Fitness Fiend
Ater pigging out on chips meant for Kirby while watching Channel DDD reruns, King Dedede blows up to such a size that he can't even move. After a visit to the doctor for the king, Tiff decides to investigate the chips and learns they have no manufacturer's ID, so they MUST have been made by NME. Unfortunately, Kirby gets into the chips as well, and soon ends up as fat as Dedede. With both of them too bloated to move, the NME Salesguy sends in a tough, hyperactive fitness trainer called Max Flexer... who turns the throne room into a fast-paced aerobic disco show! Max Flexer has to whip them into shape, but some of his methods are far more rigorous (and dangerous) than any normal exercise regimen.moreless

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  • This review is written by bryanoftoons/viewtifulboy. I am posting for him.

    Wow. I have so much to say about this episode, but I have a limit here so I'll try to shorten it. Everything about this episode is just awesome. It starts with King Dedede pigging out on chips while watching TV and getting fat (which is some great artwork), then eventually Kirby gets fat and NME gets Richard Simmon's wierd lovechild to get them into shape.

    From beginning to end this episode is magnificent. All of the animation is beautiful to watch, nothing drags on. The thing that really got me was that Richard Simmons dance workout from hell. The entire way he's doing all this wierd stuff to them and yet Kirby and Dedede are both still jiggling and staying well animated. Then the waddle dees start dancing and that is just awesome animation right there alone. The writing is spot on. Even one of Escargoon's bad jokes is good and the lyrics to the dance is wierd and evil at the same time. The entire thing is charming, cute, and wierd (in a good way). The voice acting in this episode was just perfect. Every actor showed the emotion they needed to for their part and the disco pounding was in great quality.

    Let me wrap this up by saying I literally cannot say anything bad about this episode. It was masterfully done from start to finish. I'll be keeping this episode on my DVR for a while.moreless
Dan Green

Dan Green

Nightmare Interprize Sail-man/Doctor Agassa

Guest Star

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Max Flexer [uncredited]

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In the original version when Max Flexer crushes Kirby with the iron ball, there's a breif scene showing kirby holding his breath. In the dub, this scene is removed so it goes straight to Kirby spitting out the chips.

    • The sequence in Max Flexer's song where he squeezes Kirby and King Dedede through tubes was cut from the dub.

    • During the Max Flexer song, everyone are forced work out except for Meta-Knight

    • When Kirby transforms into Mike Kirby, the second form of Mike Kirby is shown instead of the first form.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Villain: Max Flexer. Toned, tanned, and sporting a pink afro and dark shades, Max Flexer, fitness trainer will whip you into shape. He's sent by Nightmare under the guise of a wacky fitness trainer with an agitating voice amplified by a headset, in order to trim down King Dedede and Kirby's waistlines. However, his exercise regimens are deadly, right down to steamrollers and treadmills with spikes at the end. The massive mace used as his "cruncher" reveals it all, he's actually there to keep everyone dancing while he works Kirby out of existence!

    • When Meta-Knight said to Tiff and Tuff he's fallen and can't get up, that was Steve Urkle line in Family Matters.

    • Mike (Microphone) Kirby returns.

    • Max Flexer (and his routine) seems to be based on Richard Simmons, right down to the dancing and rhyming (and probably also the voice).