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Season 1 Episode 9

All That Jazz

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Oct 28, 2001 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Murphy is stuck under a soda machine. To make matters worse, everyone else is out at a concert and can't help him! To make matters worse still, who should happen upon poor, defenseless Murphy but an angry scorpion and a tooth-collecting maintenance robot?

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    Harry Goz

    Harry Goz

    Captain Hazel "Hank" Murphy (Seasons 1-3)

    Erik Estrada

    Erik Estrada

    Marco Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Seasons 1-4)

    Kate Miller

    Kate Miller

    Debbie DuPree

    Brett Butler (II)

    Brett Butler (II)

    Dr. Quentin Q. Quinn

    Ellis Henican

    Ellis Henican

    Derek "Stormy" Waters

    Adam Reed (I)

    Adam Reed (I)

    Bebop Cola Machine

    Guest Star

    Matt Thompson

    Matt Thompson

    Ad Pitcher #2

    Guest Star

    Chris Ward

    Chris Ward

    Ad Pitcher #1

    Guest Star

    Featured Episode Clip

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • In the episode "All That Jazz", the clean-up robot is modeled after the robot V.I.N.CENT in the movie The Black Hole (1979).

      • The Bebop Cola was originally going to be called Jazz Cola, but the makers of the real Jazz Cola informed the show that the soda actually did exist.

      • Where was Sparks? He wasn't at the concert, so couldn't he have helped Captain Murphy. I know he's "crippled" and has a large evil side, but he could have helped Captain Murphy.

    • QUOTES (8)

    • NOTES (7)

      • As ludicrous as it seems that Murphy would become addicted to scorpion venom, its not fiction.

        Apparantly, as long as one takes regular (and increased) dosages of arsenic/other poison you can stay alive AS LONG as you keep ingesting the poision. If you stop, THEN you die.

        In India, some fakirs have been known to smoke scorpion venom.

      • This is the first time someone says 934Texas.

      • The closing song is the chorus from Fett's Vette by mc Chris. Another sample can be found earlier in the episode when Debbie, Quinn, Marco and Stormy are at the mc Chris Concert

      • When Murphy has his last tooth knocked out we can see the robot wearing a necklace made of teeth. Earlier in the episode Murphy shouted 'What are you making a necklace?' at the robot.

      • After the 2020 becomes 2021, a gurgle is heard.
        Also in the credits, there's a "Special NO Thanks" credit and that someone is fired.

      • The episode was originally title "Jazz Cola" apparently until the lawyers from the real Jazz Cola contacted the Sealab Crew.

      • Please, PLEASE don't give away the suprise ending to ALL THAT JAZZ.

    • ALLUSIONS (14)

      • The music being played when Murphy is going for his Bebop Cola is from the James Bond movies.

      • All That Jazz:

        The title of the episode is a direct reference to the name of the opening song from the musical "Chicago". The title itself had more meaning when the soda featured in the episode was originally named Jazz Cola.

      • The "billboard in space" discussion at the end is a direct reference to the Dilbert television series episode "The Knack", where a nearly identical conversation happens between marketers and The Boss.

      • The Black Hole:

        There are several allusions in this episode to the movie "The Black Hole". At the end of The Black Hole, the mad captain, Dr. Hans Reinhardt, was crushed up to the shoulders under a fallen computer wall console. In this episode, the mad captain is crushed under a fallen soda machine up to the shoulders, while the scorpion offers him a can of Mango Reinhardt Cola.

      • MC Chris: The song 'Fett's Vette'
        This song is all about Boba Fett and his role as a bounty hunter and his work with Jabba the Hutt. Also, on the shirts that the groupie Sealab characters wear at the end, the MC Chris logo is Boba Fett's helmet.

      • Murphy's Dad: Damn it, young Murphy! I'm watching Magnum!
        This episode contains several references to the Magnum, P.I. episode "Solo Flight". In that episode, Magnum goes on a solo hiking trip, only to become pinned under the wreckage of an old fighter plane with no way to contact his teammates, who have no idea where he is. In this episode, Murphy is pinned under a soda machine while the rest of the crew is touring with MC Chris, and like Magnum, Murphy has flashbacks to his childhood and befriends an arachnid (a spider named Herman in the original episode, and a scorpion named Ben here).

      • N/A: N/A
        mc chris, also known as Chris Ward, is the voice of Hesh as well as being an underground nerd-core hip-hop artist. His song "Fett's Vette" is featured in this episode.

      • Cola Machine: Wild Don Cherry
        Don Cherry was a crazed jazz trumpet player, who in the late 60's-early 70's experimented with "pluse" or free-form jazz that had no meter, along with other greats at the time like Miles Davis. Cherry played a special "toy" sized horn , which allowed him to hit very high notes to be heard above portions of the chorus.

      • Captain Murphy and Murphy Senior in a Fl: "Poppa Poppa look I'm going for the record." Murphy Senor- "Damn it young Murphy, I'm watching Magnum" Young Murphy- "But Poppa"
        This is taken from a flashback that occured on Magnum P.I.
        which is most likely why that show as mentioned during the flashback.

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        I doubt whether "Don Wild Cherry" has anything to do with a sports commentator. Don Cherry was a famous jazz trumpet player as well as being father to Neneh and Eagle Eye...

      • Name of Sodas in Soda Machine: Don Wild Cherry
        Don Cherry is the name of a famous Canadian hockey coach and commentator, known for his in-your-face commentary

      • : Visual Reference: The names of the Sodas on the soda machine
        Most of the names on the soda machine are plays on names of famous Jazz/Blues musicians, for instance:

        Kiwi Holliday - Billie Holliday
        Peachmo - Louis Armstrong (A.K.A. "Satchmo")
        John Cola-trane - John Coltrane
        Cab Colaway - Cab Calloway
        Nina Limone - Nina Simone
        Mango Reinhardt - Django Reinhardt
        Fizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Gillespie
        Marian McPinapple - Marian McPartland
        Or'ngette Coleman - Ornette Coleman
        Mingus Dew - Charles Mingus
        Root Bird - Charlie Parker (aka the Bird)
        Gilberto Grape - Joao Gilberto (or Astrud Gilberto)
        Artie Shawberry - Artie Shaw
        Dave Bruberry - Dave Brubeck
        Dexterade - Dexter Gordon
        Getzberry - Stan Getz
        Vince Guavaldi - Vince Guraldi

      • Captain Murphy: Murphy to Robot: "I'm getting angry! You won't like me when I'm angry!"
        This is a line from the first episode of the tv series "The Incredible Hulk" starring Bill Bixby. The Sealab staff seems to have quite a fascination with this show!

      • : Visual Reference to 'The Black Hole'
        The robot that kept taking Murphy's teeth was the V.I.N.cent robot from the Disney movie "The Black Hole."