What a Cartoon

Season 1 Episode 10

A Clean Getaway

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jun 25, 1995 on Cartoon Network
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A Clean Getaway
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Captain Buzz Cheeply begins his fantastic adventures.

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  • A smart, funny parody of the archetypal 'sci-fi guy' that deserved far more attention - or at least a second episode.

    9.5
    I first saw this short when it premiered in the 90's, caught it one more time, and could never find it again until the advent of YouTube. It's stood the test of time extremely well.



    Capt. Buzz Cheeply and his sci-fi geek robot Sly crash land their ship on an unknown planet when one of Buzz's dirty socks causes the ship's reactor to malfunction. The planet is populated by idiot aliens with extremely large heads, who only drink beer and watch TV. Buzz needs to fix the ship - after finding somewhere to do his laundry. Hilarity ensues. Like the other World Premiere Toons/What A Cartoon shorts, wit and sarcasm are heavily employed here. Great voice acting and stylish (undeniably 1990's) animation, mixed with good slapstick moments and surprisingly high brow humor (the aliens discussing sci-fi films at the end, Buzz's acknowledgement of the strings holding up the cheap ship, etc) make this episode a winner. Plus, good luck finding a kids cartoon these days with beer as a constant theme. It's a real shame this show didn't get any follow-up; as I read on a message board once trying to find info, "Buzz got a raw deal".



    The film's original creators have uploaded it to YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPGTEc4gTBgmoreless

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