ReBoot

Season 1 Episode 11

Talent Night

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Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Aug 12, 1995 on YTV
8.8
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Dot is arranging a celebration for Enzo's first birthday, and Bob has to keep the young sprite occupied until everything is ready. But will Megabyte leave them be for once? What do you think?!

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  • MEGABYTE HAS STYLE!!!!

    9.0
    While this episode is a little boring, it leads upto the end where on stage Bob and Megabyte play against each other on stage for Enzo's birthday. The end of this episode shows Bob distracting Enzo while Dot prepares for a surprise talent night for him at the diner. While auditions are being held, Megabyte is wondering what is going on and sends his agents to investigate. When Megabyte finds out its a party, Megabyte tells his minions to prepare for operation plan code 214, they all freak out getting us all to think that its something to be dreaded. I can't ruin the end because it is just too good.moreless
  • Not spectacular, but not terrible either.

    8.0
    Mike: "Congratulations, Enzo, and happy first birthday. And now, in your honor, it's showtime!!"



    It's Enzo's first birthday, but, knowing Enzo, he'll easily discover the surprise and ruin it for himself. Thus, Dot enlists Bob's help to keep Enzo "busy" for a prolonged period of time (Dot:"At least keep him busy until 24:50.") so Dot can set things up.



    Not that bad of a storyline, but it could've been a little better. The fact that Megabyte got involved in all of this, especially the unexpected and exciting inale, were the best parts of the episode - that and Bob having to spontaneously push Enzo down a slide, and hide him so he won't listen to who he's talking to.



    Overall, a pretty decent episode I think almost everyone will like.moreless
Tony Jay

Tony Jay

Megabyte (Seasons 1-3; Recurring Afterwards)

Jesse Moss

Jesse Moss

Young Enzo Matrix #1 (Season 1)

Kathleen Barr

Kathleen Barr

Dot Matrix/ Princess Bula

Matthew Sinclair

Matthew Sinclair

Young Enzo Matrix #2 (Seasons 1-2)

Michael Benyaer

Michael Benyaer

Bob (Seasons 1-2; Recurring Afterwards)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (14)

  • NOTES (16)

    • Emma the Program Censor is supposed to be a joke on the ABC's Network Censors.

    • No game is featured in this episode.

    • Blooper:

      In the audience at the night performance, there are about four binomes repeated, and in a few scenes they made a mistake and put about twenty "yellow eyelass" binomes in a small group and twenty "Touques" together too.

    • There were 10 featured auditions in all

    • The acts being auditioned are:

      -"The acrobat guys".
      -The One with its hair in an Afro style is launched into the stratosphere. (He says "oo-er")
      -A Zero that bugs its eyes and falls to pieces.
      -The Dires, Sal and Harv, rather primative looking characters that Mike gleefully smashes.
      -Johnny O'Binome, who does a joke of nothing but "1" and "0". The joke translates to "Take my wife, please"
      -Live Null Juggling
      -Phong singing "Unforgettable" and forgets the lyrics
      -Small-Town Binomes singing "B.S.'n'P." (to the tune of the Village People's "Y.M.C.A"). "It's fun to play in a non-violent way".
      -The Primatives: a blue sphere, a green cube, and a red cone. (At the end, the cube rotates to a diamond shape, the cone flattens to a triangle covering the top half of the diamond, and the sphere becomes a circle behind them. They form a ReBoot icon.)
      -Captain Quirk, doing William Shatner's rendition of "Rocket Man".
      -One of Megabyte's viral binome's doing break dancing and moonwalking.

      Comment: 1st off, the 'oo-er' binome is part of the 'acrobat guys' and 2nd, you forgot Al and his waiter's performance (or lack there of) in between the joke binome and the null-juggling act.

    • In the CBC version, the YTV logo was shown

    • One of the auditioning groups is called "The Primitives" and consists of a cube, a sphere and a cone. In 3D animation, cubes, spheres and cones are referred to as "primitive" objects.

    • The Windows Media Center TC Guide lists this episode as "Talent Night from Hell"

    • When the show was aired in the US on ABC and on syndicated reruns as part of Power Block, the giant red robot did not have YTV logo on it. Despite reports claiming the logo is present on reruns, only the YTV broadcast consistently shows the logo.

    • This is the only time Megabyte has been "nice" to the gang for the whole entire series.

    • This episode was not aired till season 2 in America, because one line (actually a joke) a binome's makes in binary. The joke translated in to English says "So I said please take my wife."

    • If you look closely at one of the binome's auditioning, he is wearing the same outfit Ray Tracer wears.

    • The entrance Megabyte makes at Enzo's birthday party is the same Ozzy Osburne entered his concerts on one tour.

    • This has a reference to Star Trek with the presentation of Capt. Quark.

    • -One of the people auditioning has a voice like William Shatner and starts "singing" the song Rocket Man by Elton John. This is a parody of when William Shatner really did sing this song at the 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards.

    • When Megabyte tunes his guitar, he turns the volume up to "11". This is a reference to the rock documentary parody "This Is Spinal Tap", where one of the band members had a guitar with a similar volume knob that "goes to 11".

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • Bob: Glitch, BFG. The most powerful weapon in the first-person shooter Doom is the BFG 9000.

    • The "Dires" are in fact the starring characters of the 1985 music video for the song "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits. The computer animation for the video was produced by ReBoot co-creators and Mainframe Entertainment co-founders Gavin Blair and Ian Pearson, and was lauded as a breakthrough in computer animation for the time period, receiving the 1986 MTV Video Music Award for "Video of the Year". Other, less blatant references to "Money for Nothing" occasionally appear in ReBoot episodes, such as the song's famous tagline, "I want my MTV", appearing as graffitti in the episode "The Crimson Binome".

    • The entrance Megabyte makes at Enzo's birthday party is the same Ozzy Osburne entered his concerts on one tour.

    • Megabyte's guitar amp goes up to 11. This is a reference to the spoof rock documentary This is Spinal Tap where Nigel Tufnell, the guitarist, also has an amp that goes up to 11.

      Megabyte's agressive stance during his guitar duel with Bob seems to be modelled on Gary Moore's stance in similar situations. Moore is also reputed to have an amp that goes up to 11.


    • Binome: I think it's going to be a long long time.

      The binome is beamed away in the Star Trek transporter effect.

    • As Captain Quirk's toupee falls, the sound of old Star Trek sliding doors is heard.

    • "Live Null Juggling" appears to be a reference to "Live Cat Juggling" in Steve Martin's movie The Jerk.

    • Mike the TV: And now, the Dires, Sal & Harv!

      "The Dires" are modeled after the CGI movers from the music video for "Money For Nothing" by The Dire Straits. Gavin Blair and Ian Pearson worked on the then-revolutionary animation for the video, and later went on to found Mainframe Entertainment.

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