Mighty Max

Season 1 Episode 9

Less Than 20,000 Squid Heads Under the Sea

Aired Unknown Nov 03, 1993 on
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Episode Summary

Less Than 20,000 Squid Heads Under the Sea
Max, Virgil, Norman, and a rich Texan go traveling underwater in submarine to battle a giant octopus that is capturing and destroying ships. While underwater, the group encounters a squid civilization.

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  • Max is once again passes through the portal to meet Virgil. In this adventure, they encounter a giant squid and squidlike people led by one called Calamaris.

    No Skullmaster in this episode and plotwise this episode is merely filler but it sure was entertaining. Part of this episode is largely and undersea adventure with Max fighting against a giant squid and meeting squid like people.

    Max, Virgil and others meet the squidlike people and learn that the Giant Squid is threatening them. What I like about this cartoon is the action. THere's lot of nice scenes with the Giant Squid trying to crush the ship that Max is on. They stay alive using their heads and forming a bond with the creatures they meet. The episode has decent animation as did all the episodes and usual comic jokes. The character of Ali this crazy rich tycoon isn't an important character but serves as more comic relief serving as an example that being rich doesn't mean you're sane.

    In the end of the episode as customary of the series, Max explains the lessons and talks about what squids really are in real life.

    Anyways, Skullmaster or no Skullmaster a cool episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the beginning, Virgil says the world is in immediate danger. The adventure shown in this episode is unplanned, and was basically a distraction from whatever task Virgil had in mind. So what is it that needed to be done in the first place, and how come nothing horrible happened without it being done? The next episode makes no reference to that issue either.

  • QUOTES (3)

  • NOTES (2)


    • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

      The title, and indeed a good bit of the plot, are taken from the Jules Verne novel "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea". Max even makes a reference to Captain Nemo, the main character of the book.

    • The Oil Tycoon looked very similar to Colonel Sanders from Kentucky Fried Chicken.

    • Max: Those who can - do; those who can't - hide!

      A proverb quoted in different variations. It basically goes along the lines of "Those who can - do; those who cannot - teach". Sometimes followed by "Those who cannot teach - preside".