Mighty Max

Season 1 Episode 12

Out in the Cold

Aired Unknown Dec 01, 1993 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Max: Virgil, the next time Earth needs to be saved, try calling 911, okay?

    • Norman: Hold on, noble chicken! We'll save you!

    • Scientist: How do I know you're not one of them? We've all been separated - anything could happen.
      Max: That's true. Then how do we know you're you?
      Scientist: Why would I question you, if I was one of them?
      Virgil: It could just be a clever ploy to throw us off.
      Scientist: Yeah, well maybe your questioning me questioning you is just a clever ploy to throw me off.
      Max: What scares me is that almost makes sense. What do you think, Normy?
      Norman: I'm not even sure if I'm who I think I am!

    • (Max and Norman's arms are tied behind their backs, while their captor produces a pair of thermometers)
      Max: I... I hope you're not planning to put those where I think.

  • Notes

    • Virgil's means of summoning: After crashing into a snowman on a sled. Max sees a message written from Virgil in the snow. He also left written directions on paper nearby. The message was "Dear Mighty One, You're needed immediately at the American Weather Station in the Aleutian Islands. Look to the right for directions to the nearest portal." A portal was in the middle of a highway.

    • Educational Epilogue: Alaska

    • This episode was based on the Ice Alien playset from the Doom Zones line of the Mighty Max toys.

  • Allusions

    • The Thing

      This episode borrows its plot greatly from John Carpenter's 1982 film The Thing, which is about an Alaskan base invaded by an doppelganger alien whose only weakness is heat.