Saturday Morning Cartoon Party 2007: Mind Games

It’s decided! The theme will be “Mind Games.” I’ve been working on the lineup for a good chunk of the day. Sorry about the lack of pics, I’m doing it as a PDF. The brown text are not definites – i.e. I probably won’t end up showing Reboot unless someone specifically asks for it.

Hey – you can help me decide which episode of Superfriends, Futurama, Men in Black and Spider-Man to show!


Justice League Unlimited “The Great Brain Robbery” Magic and science collide, placing Lex Luthor and Flash’s minds in each other’s body. The Justice League must now contain super-speed powered Luthor on the Watchtower while Flash tries to hide the reversal from the Legion. Michael Rosenbaum who voices Flash in the JLU series, plays Lex Luthor in Smallville so he is effectively playing the same character in two shows for this episode. (231?)

“The Tick vs Science” The Tick and Arthur are invited to the Mad Scientist Fair to help Dr. Vahtoss try out his mind-transference device. Hilarity ensues when the two switch bodies. Chairface Chippendale moves in to try and steal the device and soon everyone is switching with everyone. (859)

Real Ghostbusters: Slimer? Is that You?” Egon is set to have a battle of intelligence against a powerful demon, but unfortunately he and Slimer accidentally exchange minds. (332)

Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy’s Invention” Beavering away feverishly in his home laboratory, pausing only to refresh himself with a goggle full of sweat, Stimpy invents an array of stupid appliances for Ren, whose patience is pushed beyond the limit.

Powerpuff Girls “Criss Cross Crisis”: While working on a machine to turn apples into oranges, the Professor somehow manages to switch the  exomolecular constituents of all the citizens of Townsville so that everyone ends up exchanging bodies with someone or something else while keeping their original personality and voice. Now in the body of an old woman, Mojo Jojo takes advantage of the widespread confusion to commit robbery, burglary and mayhem in general. (303)

Big Guy & Rusty the Boy Robot: “Bicameral Mind” While trying to keep the Legion Ex Machina’s newest robot from absconding with Quarks’ new anti-neutrinos, Rusty plugs into the bot’s software to learn the Legion’s secrets. #4 counters Rusty’s hack by engaging in a mental tug of war. A power surge switches personality traits between the two robots. As a result, Rusty starts building a doomsday machine while #4 plays video games.

Venture Brothers: Eeny, Meeny, Miney… Magic” Dr. Venture’s new experiment has the entire family interested–not to mention trapped inside! The Ventures’ stange new neighbor, master of mysticism Dr. Orpheus, may be the only one who can help them escape.

Freakazoid: “The Lobe” The Lobe: The Lobe and a hypnotized Steph prepare to lobotomize Freakazoid, but will Steph break free in time to save him?(bonus: “Toby Danger”) (200)

The Ripping Friends: Rip’s Shorts” Jimmy comes to get the superhero’s dirty laundry, but Rip forgets to give him his shorts. He ends up trying to throw his shorts to Jimmy but he doesn’t know his own strength. He throws the shorts so far, they go into a far and distant land where they become evil. Whoever wears the shorts becomes possessed by them and does nasty things! (380)

Batman the Animated Series: “Over the Edge” During a battle with The Scarecrow, Batgirl, AKA Barbara Gordon, is killed. Commissioner Gordon blames Batman for his daughter’s death and sets in motion a deadly manhunt for the caped crusader and his cronies. Quite possibly the best of the Batman animated episodes. (29)

Galaxy Rangers: Psychocrypt” Zach tries to find out why he is having nightmares involving Eliza and the Queen of the Crown.

Futurama: “Mars University” When Fry returns to college to prove he can be just as good of a dropout as he was in the Twentieth Century, Professor Farnsworth surprises him with a dorm roommate, a super-intelligent monkey. Meanwhile Bender, a legend of the robot fraternity Epsilon Rho Rho — “ERR”– leads a revenge of the robot nerds.


“I Second That Emotion” Professor Farnsworth installs an empathy chip in Bender, forcing him to feel human emotion. After Bender flushes Nibbler — Leela’s beloved pet — down the toilet, while showing no sign of remorse, the insensitive robot is programmed to receive Leela’s emotional frequency. Overcome by sadness, Bender sets out on a mission to find Nibbler and save him from the dangerous depths of the sewers, where mysterious inhabitants lurk.


“The Day the Earth Stood Stupid” The Earth is conquered by flying brains with the power to turn normal human beings into idiots. On a distant planet, Leela learns that humanity’s single hope is Fry — the only being immune to the brains’ moron-making power. So Leela must return and enlist Fry’s help without becoming an imbecile herself.


“Insane in the Mainframe” When Fry and Bender are mistaken as bank robbers, they are sentenced to time in an insane asylum for robots. Bender, of course, sees it as a vacation, but Fry begins to crack under the pressure of mechanical examinations and a diet consisting of motor oil. Fry soon becomes convinced that he too is a robot and is declared cured and released back to New New York. Bender and his new partner in crime, Roberto, escape from the asylum and attempt to rob a bank only to find the cops waiting to bust them. On the lam, the seek refuge on the Planet Express and take the crew hostage.

Jonny Quest “The Dreadful Doll” Dr. Quest is called in to stop a voodoo priest from causing the residents of the island from becoming catatonic zombies. More is going on then meets the eye when Jonny and Hadji see strange things when they are scuba diving.

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror II “If I Only Had A Brain” Mr Burns fires Homer for his laziness and incompetence. To support his family, Homer becomes a grave digger. Burns, meanwhile, is nearing completion on his robotic laborer, who will some day replace lazy human workers altogether. The only remaining step is to implant a human brain into the machine’s body. Searching a graveyard at night, Burns and Smithers mistake Homer, who has fallen asleep in an open grave, for a newly buried corpse. They remove his brain and place it in the robot.

Duckman “Psyche” Feeling inadequate and hard up, Duckman gets a bill job. The detectives then get a job researching the lives of two large breasted women, but Duckman runs away from it. Seeking further help, takes him into his psyche where he confronts what has really been troubling him.(140)

Thundarr the Barbarian: Harvest of Doom” In South America, Thundarr, Ariel and Ookla encounter an old world train carrying Death Flowers, whose pollen numbs the human will.

Gummi Bears: “If I Were You” Duke Igthorn and Tummi Gummi switch bodies.

Superfriends: “The Brain Machine” Scientist Dr. Cranum invents a machine which evolves him into a futuristic genius, but when he tries to turn it on everyone, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin must stop him. Pro: short


“The Mind Maidens” The evil Medula enslaves all women in the world–including Wonder Woman and Jayna, in an attempt to take over the planet. (624) Pro: short


“Revenge on Gorilla City” With the help of Brainiac’ mind control device, Gorilla Grodd dominates the denizens of Gorilla City. King Solovar flees to recruit the help of the Justice League. Con: not short. Pro: Legion of Doom.


“The Voodoo Vampire” A voodoo practicing vampire from Africa named Vampirus attacks the SuperFriends. She takes control of Batman, Robin, Superman, and Aquaman and must be foiled by the efforts of Wonder Woman and Black Vulcan. Pro: short.


“Invasion of the Gleeks” An army of monkeys from the planet Exxor come to Earth intent on conquering it. They take control of Gleek and the SuperFriends must work together to stop them. Pros: short; monkeys!

Sealab 2021: “Brainswitch” An accident leaves Quinn comatose and Stormy allegedly smarter. Have they really switched brains?

Rocket Robin Hood: “The Warlord of Saturn” Ming, the Warlord of Saturn, hypnotizes Little John and uses the enthralled Merry Man in an attempt to conquer Sherwood Asteroid.

Dungeons & Dragons “Quest of the Skeleton Warrior” Venger’s enslaved skeleton warrior, Dekion, reports that he has found the Circle of Power, but it is held in the Lost Tower of the Celestial Knights. Only those with the pure of heart and could be a celestial knight themselves could enter the tower and survive it’s test of courage. Even though Dekion was once a celestial knight, because he is under Venger’s power, he cannot enter. But Venger has a few tricks up his sleeve. Meanwhile, the kids are told to go to the Lost Tower of the Celestial Knights in order to find their new way of getting home. When they meet Dekion they are cautious, but when he informs them that he is a victom of an evil wizards spell they agree to help him. But once inside the tower, the kids start seeing illusions that test their courage, and they all start to fall victom to their fears.

Looney Tunes “The Hare-Brained Hypnotist” Elmer tries stalking Bugs with hypnotism, but it only confuses the hunter-prey relationship, and sets off a pattern of role reversal that will hound the hunter for years.

Spider-Man “Scourge of the Scarf”: From his vantage point atop a building, Spidey watches as crowds form long lines to attend Saturday night Broadway performances. To the panic of the mass of people, the Moon
becomes a psychedelic pinwheel that fills the night sky and dizzies and renders everyone- including Spidey- unconscious.


The Madness of Mysterio: Spiderman tussles once more with master-of-illusion Mysterio. This time, Mysterio causes Spidey to think that he has shrunk the web-swinger and placed him in a miniature amusement park.


The Big Brainwasher: The Kingpin’s latest scheme to control New York involves a machine that brainwashes city officials into doing as the commands. Peter’s girl-friend, Mary Jane, invites Peter to watch her dance on opening night at the Gloom Room A-Go-Go, a night club secretly owned by the Kingpin.


Pardo Presents: Pardo is a sorcerer with the ability to transform himself into a giant cat with hypnotic eyes. He lures top New York City citizens and officials to a theatre with the promise of a spectacular show, then releases his feline alter-ego’s power upon the hapless audience, intending to divest them of their wealth and sap the souls out of their bodies.


The Witching Hour: The Green Goblin hypnotizes J. Jonah Jameson and plans to use him as a Medium for the Spirit World in order for the Green Goblin to summon ghosts to his aid. Can Spider-Man foil the Green Goblin’s plot?

Reboot “Enzo the Smart:” After Bob upstages him during a game, Enzo decides to get smarter in a hurry. The Read-Only Room at the Principle Office is too much like work for the young sprite, so he’s tempted into tinkering with the system “clock”. Only instead of making himself twice as smart as everyone else in Mainframe, he accidentally makes everyone else half as smart! What’s worse, he ends up trapped in a game cube with a bunch of his dumbed-down friends. Can Enzo beat the User by himself and fix this mess?

The Herculoids: Ruler of the Reptons” Tara is captured by the Reptons, who place her in a mind control device to make them their evil queen. She orders her people to destroy Zandor and the Herculoids, who beat them and go to rescue Tara. The Reptons send the Destructo Bats after them, but they escape, recover Tara and free her from the machine’s influence, and destroy the Reptons’ underground lair. (225)

Samurai Jack “Jack and the Rave” Jack battles a Pied Piper-like DJ who lures children from a village.


The Aku Infection

Men in Black The Series: “The Psychic Link Syndrome” An insane Alcidian named Forbus is hunting humans, draining them of their bodily fluids. But during the pursuit, Forbus forms a psychic link with Kay, making him feel whatever he feels.


“The Head Trip Syndrome” Jay mistakes a Cerebro-Accelerator for a pair of head phones, making him the smartest man on Earth. However, this will also cause his brain to explode in twenty-two hours. But his advanced brain is MIB’s only hope when someone uses time travel to erase the five founders of MIB from existence.

OR “The Elle of My Dreams Syndrome” Alien dream eaters known as the Vermax attack the crew of a returning NASA space shuttle. When Jay, Kay and Elle arrive at the landing sight, a Vermax attaches itself to Jay and sends him into a deep sleep. Elle enters Jay’s dreams to get him to wake up and remove the Vermax.

Star Trek The Animated Series: “Mudd’s Passion.” Harry Mudd returns, this time swindling miners with a love potion. This episode was the first of three, mutually exclusive sequels to the TOS episodes “Mudd’s Women” and “I, Mudd“. The second was J.A. Lawrence‘s novella “The Business, as Usual, During Altercations”, published in Mudd’s Angels in 1978. The third was Jerry Oltion’s 1997 novel Mudd in Your Eye. Along with Mark Lenard (Sarek) and Stanley Adams (Cyrano Jones), Roger C. Carmel (Harry Mudd) is one of only three actors, besides the regulars, to play the same character on both this series and Star Trek: The Original Series. While this is Harry Mudd’s final canonical appearance, he would be featured in various Star Trek video games afterwards. Mudd was also considered for appearances in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (appearing as a character witness at the trial of James Kirk, echoing Kirk’s promise to appear as one for Harry’s trial in TOS: “Mudd’s Women“)


Korgoth of Barbaria. In a dark future wasteland, the great cities have risen and fallen, primordial beasts have reclaimed the wilderness and thieves and savages populate sparse, dirty towns. From the frozen north emerges a warrior known as Korgoth, and his merciless savagery may be his only key to survival.

“The Amazing Screw-On Head” From Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, The Amazing Screw-On Head stars Paul Giamatti as Screw, a bodiless spy employed by President Abraham Lincoln. When arch-fiend Emperor Zombie, played by David Hyde Pierce, steals an artifact that will enable him to threaten all life on Earth, the task of stopping him is assigned to Screw-on Head.