Megas XLR

Season 1 Episode 1

Test Drive

Aired Weekdays 6:00 PM May 01, 2004 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Test Drive
Coop finds an alien robot in a Jersey City junkyard, and decides to soup it up with hot-rod parts and flame decals, and what happens when the original owner of this robot sees Coop's improvements?

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  • Something really went wrong here

    This wasn't my first Megas episode. So maybe that explains why I didn't like this. This episode basically tells the story of how Megas got into the present and Coop found it. The problem is that's all it offers. The plot isn't great, there wasn't enough humor to keep things running. The only thing good in this episode was the action, and even that wasn't enough, especially when compared to other episodes with great action. The only part that I might re-watch is the last fight, with the Extra-Large Glorft robot. The rest isn't all that interesting. It's a good episode to start with the series, but keep in mind Megas XLR got much more to offer than this.

    Shining Moment: The big Glorft robot.moreless
  • This episode is full of humor, action, but mostly this show is the funniest show I've ever seen. Who doesn't love a guy who abuses his power with a giant robot.moreless

    When I first saw this episode and series for the first time I didn't know what to think. The starting is awsome, I always used to play the music with my two brothers with me as vocals, my oldest brother as guitar, and the other as the drums. Coop is funny with his actions and speaking. Jamie is funny with his cowardness and screams, he also acts cool, but isn't. Kiva is funny by trying things of the present day humans and noting their flaws. Sometimes even the Glorft are funny, but it doesn't matter because this show will always be in my heart. I really hope they will bring this show back like Futurama because I would help adverise and watch this show. I highly reccomend it.moreless
Richard McGonagle

Richard McGonagle

Lunar Captain

Guest Star

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Glorft Commander/Glorft Commander/ Pop T.V. Announcer

Recurring Role

Steven Jay Blum

Steven Jay Blum


Recurring Role

Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)


Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The number of buttons on one of the controllers in Megas' cockpit alternates between four and five throughout the episode.

    • When the UND robot plucked Megas through the three building, Megas stopped right after it hit the fourth one, then it fell to the floor. However, after it fell down, the fourth building that it ran into completely disappeared.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Kiva: I should of stayed in the future.

    • Kiva: That robot is a very dangerous weapon and I want it back!
      Coop: Hey I found it, it's mine! Finders-Keepers!

    • (Coop accidentally pulled on the car alarm on MEGAS)
      Jamie: Coop, turn it off! Turn it OFF!!!
      Coop: I'm trying, but it's not working! (As Coop and Jamie try to turn the alarm off, Kiva and her robot companions come through a time rift and shut off the alarm)

    • Coop: Alright, you alien chumps! You're in my town and nobody gets to wreck it! Uh, 'cept for me! Okay, where's first gear again?

    • Goat (after seeing Megas in the air): Where's my two bucks?

    • Coop (sifting through a junk pile): How much for this?
      Goat: Uh, let's see here. Two bucks.
      Coop: How 'bout this?
      Goat: Two bucks.
      Coop: Hey, how 'bout this?
      Goat: Two dollars!
      Coop: How about?
      Goat: Two bucks! Anything in that pile; two bucks! I doubt that whole pile is worth more than two bucks!
      (Coop pulls at a broken car's exhaust pipe at the base of the junk pile, it falls down and reveals Megas)
      Coop: Woah, what's that?
      Goat: No idea.
      Coop: Two bucks, huh? I'll take it!
      Goat: Oh man.

    • Coop: Wow, I'm getting pretty popular. Too bad it's with aliens and crazy redheads.

    • Kiva: What do you do with the Time Flux control unit? It used to be right there.
      (Kiva points to the hula girl on the dash board, the scene flashes back to Coop yelling and smashing the Time Flux with a pipe)
      Goat: Right on!
      (The scene flashes back to the present)
      Coop: Oh yeah, that couldn't fix that part.

    • Kiva: Look at them all! These odds are awful!
      Coop: You're right, it is kind of unfair.
      (Coop destroys the remaining drone)
      Coop: Now it's fair.

    • Coop: I know this thing like the back of my hand. (he hits the Tachyon Beacon)
      Kiva: Idiot! That was the Tachyon Beacon! The Glorft can find us now!
      Coop: Whoops!
      Jamie: So, uh, these Glorft guys are like, invincible aliens that drive super-sized, ugly, snot-green robots?
      Kiva: Yes, how did you know?
      Jamie: 'Cause... (pointing forward) ...that kinda looks like them.

    • Coop: I'm no hero, I'm just a guy from Jersey!

    • Gorrath: Blow them out of the skies!

    • Kiva: I fought him before, there's no way to beat it!
      Coop: No wonder you guys lost, with that attitude.

    • Kiva: My robot wasn't meant to be a toy for a prehistoric yahoo and his pet monkey thing.
      Jamie: Monkey thing? Monkey thing?! Blast her Coop!

    • (Coop presses a button that causes Megas to rise up from the ground, it destroys Coop's house)
      Jamie: Your mom is so going to kill you.

    • Coop: Whoa, where'd they come from?
      Kiva: The future! Now hand over my robot, you primitives!
      Jamie (raising his hands): I'm not with him.

    • Jamie: Yeah! Next time we won't go easy on you!
      Coop: There you go with the "we" stuff again!

    • Jamie: Chicks dig giant robots.

  • NOTES (9)

    • Coop smashed the time Flux, so nobody can get back to the future for quite some time.

    • This episode marks the only time in the series where the future is seen.

    • Coop took Megas without paying the two bucks to Goat, which would mean Goat still legally owns Megas.

    • Throughout this episode, Jamie's name isn't revealed so fans of the series wouldn't actually know who he is until later episodes.

    • Throughout this episode and in many other episodes in the series, something PopTV related is destroyed. This is because the creators of this series were angry at MTV for canceling their other series on that network.

    • Ending Credits: Coop, Jamie and Kiva are taking Megas through a drive-thru at a fast food restaurant.

    • The name of the elementary school that got crushed in this episode was called St. Prynoski Elementary School. This is a nod to the director of the series, Chris Prynoski.

    • This episode of Megas XLR was part of a competition by Cartoon Network to see which would be their new series. This episode was originally eleven minutes long and the series was called LowBrow, though the episode was later extended and the series' name was changes when it became an official Cartoon Network cartoon, despite the fact that it didn't win the competition.

    • Episode's Villains: The Glorft.


    • The car that is used as Megas' head looks like a 1972's Plymouth Barracuda

    • The Pop TV (or Pop Television) logo is a spoof version from the original logo MTV (Music Televsion). MTV is one of the most popular brand of music channel in the world.

    • The music that is playing during the Glorft scene towards the beginning of the episode is quite similar to the theme from Bram Stoker's Dracula.