Mighty Max

Season 2 Episode 16

Zygote Music

Aired Unknown Oct 12, 1994 on



  • Trivia

    • When Zygote transforms into the Lemurian-like creature, the wires that connect him to the machine disappear, seemingly turning into a mustache. They are not seen for the rest of the transformation, even when he turns into a pure thought. Though before the final evolution, Zygote again pulls those wires out of the machine.

    • In the end, Zygote is pure thought. He has immense abilities and has evolved beyond the infinite... Yet for some reason, when he wants to get out, he has to open a window. How could the glass hinder him in that state?

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The episode resembles closely Edmond Hamilton's story "The Man Who Evolved", in which a scientist invents a machine which accelerates evolution, and goes through the different stages of the human development.

      Also, in the story, when the scientist, on a certain stage, expresses a desire to rule the humanity, he is stopped in a similar way to the cartoon, meaning, convinced to continue his evolution. On the next stage, he is beyond such desires.

    • Virgil's means of summoning: Out of Max's many baseball cards, he finds cards for Virgil and Norman. A message is placed in one of the cards. The message was "Portal at 723 Murietta Street."

    • Educational Epilogue: Genetics (DNA and cloning)

    • During the sequence where Zygote evolves himself, he briefly turns into a Lemurian (a bird-like humanoid, like Virgil). This bit was edited out in syndication for some reason.

  • Allusions