Sealab 2021

Season 3 Episode 8

Red Dawn

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Dec 07, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Murphy launches a Communist revolution aboard Sealab, and forces Quinn to build an atomic bomb, while Debbie infiltrates the White House.

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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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Stormy: and then quinn said that communisum is bad and that you are bad too.
      Murphy: you did the right thing son.
      Stormy : I fell cleansed.
      Murphy: Snitichin' is bitchin'!

    • (riding the bomb to his doom)
      Quinn: Nobody shucks my corn but meeeee!

    • Captain Murphy: Snitchin' is bitchin'!

    • Murphy: Get ready for a baptism of fire you capitalist oppressor pig dog!

    • Quinn: Man, why didn't I just keep my mouth shut? I had everything! Bread, Vodka, Vodka-soaked bread....

    • Army General: Oh, way to go, Mr. President, you've bedded yet another spy.
      President: Oh, dry up, Ed! You know Rosenberg was framed as well as I do...

    • Descriptions of Propaganda Posters/Statues: 1. Marco-esqe character marching foward with a red flag labeled "HATE" with others following; 2. A wrench on a red background with six stars and the text "WORK"; 3. Yellow outline Murphy with Lenin-style beard on a red background; 4. Black poster with profile of Murphy and the white text "REVOLUTION IS WHAT'S FOR DINNER"; 5. White Murphy profile on red background with "MURPHY" superimposed.; 6. Marble Statue of Murphy's head, "IT DON'T MEAN BUTT, IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT JUT".; 7. Debbie in working-class garments, "ENEMIES ABOUT. SHUT UP!"; 8. "HEY! LET'S ALL TAKE A BIG FAT-ASSED FORWARD LEAP"; 9. Murphy in flowing coat, "STOP! WHAT GOOD IS A NEWBORN BABY?"; 10. Marble Statue of Murphy petting a dog with an Eagle/Parrot on his shoulder, as a child looks on.; 11. "IT'S NOT WHAT THE PARTY CAN DO FOR YOUR POOTY, IT'S WHAT YOUR POOTY CAN DO FOR THE PARTY."; 12. An image of the United States with the US flag superimposed and two forks crossed through it. "FORK 'EM."; 13. Marble statue of Quinn's head, "HE KILLED SO THAT WE MAY LIVE";

  • NOTES (9)


    • The poster with Debbie wearing a cloth on her head is from the poster of the woman who shows her arm muscle and says "We can do it!" use during World War II.

    • President Kennedy: The next sound you'll hear will be a high pitched squeal...
      This is a reference to the movie "Fail Safe" starring Henry Fonda. Released the same year, "Fail Safe" is essentially a dramatic version of "Dr. Strangelove." Henry Fonda plays the president, and informs the Soviets and the soon-to-be-dead US Ambassador to Russia that, "the next sound you'll hear will be a high-pitched squeal. That'll be the sound of the ambassador's phone melting..."

    • Dr. Quinn: Napoleon? As in "Animal Farm"?
      "Animal Farm" is a famous novel by George Orwell that, as Quinn notes, uses animals to tell an allegory criticizing Soviet Russia. Napoleon is one of the main characters, a pig who takes control of Animal Farm and becomes a petty dictator.

    • ?: ?
      This whole episode of sealab is a parody of the classic black and white film Failsafe.

      In the White House situation room, a monitor reads "WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY A GAME?", a reference to the movie "WarGames."

    • None: None
      A computer monitor displays falling code as in the movie "The Matrix."

    • ?: ?
      Quin rides the bomb on it's decent towards the earth as seen in the movie Dr. Strangelove

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