Static Shock

Season 1 Episode 4

Grounded

4
Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Oct 14, 2000 on The WB

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  • Trivia

    • When our hero is fighting the amoeba in the locker room, there is no mop bucket in the initial scene, but it is suddenly there a moment later.

    • Static lifts the chairs to get those two kids out of the school. The wooden chairs. The non-magnetic wooden chairs. (Reply: No, not all chairs are held together by nails and screws. Some are like giant Legos. But anything can be electrified if you run a strong enough current through it.)

    • In this episode, Carmendillo has full black eyes, but every other time we see him, he has normal eyes.

  • Quotes

    • Frieda: It's running away!
      Static: No. Just looking for more food, and the whole city's on the menu.
      Frieda: What are you gonna do?
      Static: Spoil its appetite!

    • Frieda: What are you doing here?
      Virgil: I ... asked you first.

  • Notes

    • This episode along with "Shock To The System", "Aftershock", "The Breed", "They're Playing My Song" and "The New Kid" was released on DVD as Static Shock: The New Kid.

    • Richie creates the shock boxes, and, in the last episode, made the Static Saucer. This could be showing us that Richie's powers are developing.

    • Richie says that the Meta-blob is actually composed of billions of amoeba that have bonded together because of the Bang gas. In the comics, villain Swarm was created when a hive of bees bonded together after getting doused in Bang gas.

    • Robert is absent in this episode.

    • This episode introduces the shock boxes, which is frequently used in the series as means of communication between Virgil and Richie.

    • First appearance of Carmen Dillo, the villian who is basically used to 'fill up five minutes'.

  • Allusions

    • Static: Richie, it's goopzilla again.
      Once again, another reference to Godzilla. This reference is continuously used throughout the series.

    • Virgil: ...While these guys move like Soul Train dancers.
      Soul Train is a weekly extravaganza series, which showed off the latest and greatest in soul music and dance moves, became a national sensation in the mid-1970's and became a pop culture juggernaut that broke new ground for African-American entertainment.

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