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The Best Animated Shows Ever... So Far!

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Thanks for listening to "The Best Animated Shows Ever... so far!" MC and Troy are here to watch, review, and rank every animated show ever, eventually. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/basesfcast/support

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Batman: The Brave and The Bold (2008), S01E01, "The Rise of the Blue Beetle!"

July 7th, 2020

39:18

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"The Rise of the Blue Beetle!"

The guys take another visit to Gotham (and outerspace) in their second Batman series, …

Gate (2015), S01E03, "Fire Dragon"

July 1st, 2020

43:53
"Fire Dragon"

You know an episode is going to be dope when it's called "Fire Dragon!" Unfortunately, episode 3 of Gate spends about as much time focused on sexy anime girls as it does Fire Dragons. After our …

Gate (2015), S01E02, "Two Armies"

June 23rd, 2020

38:17

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"Two Armies"

The boys journey to the mysterious world on the other side of the Gate, and discover unpleasant …

Gate (2015), S01E01, "The Self-Defence Force Goes to Another World"

June 16th, 2020

44:10
"The Self-Defence Force Goes to Another World"

The boys head back to Japan with an anime that features the National Self-Defence force coming up against an invasion from another world! Special thanks to Ninjaboi for …

Darkwing Duck (1991), S01E03, "Beauty and the Beet"

June 9th, 2020

52:01
"Beauty and the Beet"

Troy and MC wrap up their conversation about Darkwing Duck, and also talk about Assassin's Creed Syndicate and a Star Wars sequel AU where the rebels lost at Endor and how much the Arrowverse …

Darkwing Duck (1991), S01E02, "Darkly Dawns the Duck, Part 2"

June 2nd, 2020

38:13

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"Darkly Dawns the Duck, Part 2"

In the second episode of Darkwing Duck, the masked mallard takes on Taurus Bulba in …

Darkwing Duck (1991), S01E1, "Darkly Dawns the Duck, Part 1"

May 26th, 2020

49:25

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"Darkly Dawns the Duck, Part 1"

The boys get dangerous with a favorite from their childhoods, Darkwing Duck!

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Rocket Power (1999), S01E03, "Otto 3000" and "Night Prowlers"

May 19th, 2020

42:19
"Otto 3000" and "Night Prowlers"

Troy and MC head into their final look at Rocket Power, and then pick the next show to watch. (Spoilers, it's a good one!)

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Rocket Power (1999), S01E02, "Secret Spot" and "Ice Queens"

May 12th, 2020

38:33
"Secret Spot" and "Ice Queens"

The boys head down to the shore in "Secret Spot" and hit the slopes in "Ice Queens"!

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Rocket Power (1999), S01E01, "New Squid on the Block" and "Down the Drain"

May 5th, 2020

45:44
"New Squid on the Block" and "Down the Drain"

The boys strap on their safety gear and his the pavement as they revisit a childhood favorite, Rocket Power, with "New Squid on the Block" and "Down the Drain"!

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Men In Black: The Series (1997), S01E03, "The Irritable Bow-Wow Syndrome"

April 28th, 2020

52:23
"The Irritable Bow-Wow Syndrome"

The boys talk about Animal Crossing and capitalism, then dive into episode 3 of Men In Black, "The Irritable Bow-Wow Syndrome"! Then it's time to put this show on the big list, and …

Men In Black: The Series (1997), S01E02, "The Buzzard Syndrome"

April 21st, 2020

38:40
"The Buzzard Syndrome"

Troy recounts the story of his broken toe, and then the boys dive into episode 2 of Men In Black: The Series, "The Buzzard Syndrome"!

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Men In Black: The Series (1997), S01E01, "The Long Goodbye Syndrome"

April 14th, 2020

40:49

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"The Long Goodbye Syndrome"

MC and Troy suit up, step back to the 90s, and look to the stars in episode 1 of Men In Black: The Series, "The Long Goodbye Syndrome"!

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Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009), Special Bonus Episode! (S01E01, S01E02, and S01E03)

April 7th, 2020

37:53

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"Prologue to Battle! The Return of Goku!", "The Enemy is Goku's Brother?! The Secret of the Mighty Saiyan Warriors", …

Dragon Ball Z (1989), S01E03, “Unlikely Alliance”

March 31st, 2020

34:08
"Unlikely Alliance"

It's time for the boys to wrap up their look at a show they loved as kids a whole heck of a lot more than they love it now, in …

Dragon Ball Z (1989), S01E02, “Reunions”

March 24th, 2020

59:41
"Reunions"

The boys dig into Goku's past, learn all about planet Vegeta, and spend way too long talking about Sliders and the Mandela Effect in their look at episode 2 of DragonBall Z, "Reunions"!

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Dragon Ball Z (1989), S01E01, “The New Threat”

March 17th, 2020

46:11
"The New Threat"

Troy and MC revisit their anime roots and Rock the Dragon in episode one of DragonBall Z, "The New Threat!"

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Silver Surfer (1998), S01E03, "The Origin of The Silver Surfer, Part 3"

March 10th, 2020

1:06:48
"The Origin of The Silver Surfer, Part 3"

The boys wrap up the origins of the Silver Surfer before hitting the mailbag (featuring a guest …

Silver Surfer (1998), S01E02, "The Origin of The Silver Surfer, Part 2"

March 3rd, 2020

1:10:04
"The Origin of The Silver Surfer, Part 2"

Rob from the "And Sometimes Rob" podcast is back with Troy and MC to meet Thanos and Ego in episode 2 of the Fox Kids Marvel cartoon, Silver Surfer, "The Origin of The Silver …

Silver Surfer (1998), S01E01, "The Origin of The Silver Surfer, Part 1"

February 25th, 2020

1:09:43
"The Origin of The Silver Surfer, Part 1"

Troy and MC are joined by Rob from the "And Sometimes Rob" podcast to head into the cosmos with episode one of the Fox Marvel cartoon, Silver Surfer, "The Origin of The Silver …

DuckTales (1987), S01E03, "Three Ducks of the Condor"

February 18th, 2020

59:28
"Three Ducks of the Condor"

Troy and MC wrap up their look at the original DuckTales series with episode 3, "Three Ducks of the Condor"! They also get some feedback from DuckTales fans on Reddit, add the show to the …

Ducktales (1987), S01E02, "Wrongway in Ronguay"

February 11th, 2020

43:36
"Wronguay in Ronguay"

The boys take a trip to South America to check in on a bet between Scrooge McDuck and Flintheart Glomgold in episode 2 of the …

Ducktales (1987), S01E01, "Don't Give Up The Ship"

February 4th, 2020

46:51
"Don't Give Up the Ship"

Troy and MC head to Duckberg in their first look at Ducktales with episode one, "Don't Give Up the Ship"!

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Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973), S01E03

January 28th, 2020

52:44
"One of Our Planets is Missing"

Troy and MC (and baby Atti) are back again to finish off their discussion of Star Trek: The Animated Series with “One of Our Planets is Missing.“

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Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973), S01E02

January 14th, 2020

31:31
"Yesteryear"

After a bit of a break, Troy and MC are back to continue their discussion of Star Trek: The Animated Series with "Yesteryear", which is all about the death of a pet soooooo that's fun. They also dig into …

Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973), S01E01

December 11th, 2019

34:40
"Beyond the Farthest Star"

Troy is super sleep deprived, but that's not going to stop him and MC from getting together to talk about the first episode of the Star Trek Animated Series, "Beyond the Farthest Star"!

X-Men (1992), S01E03

December 3rd, 2019

1:21:40
"Enter Magneto"

This week the boys are joined by Travis Bow from the Reel Comic Heroes and the Watchmen Minute podcasts to wrap up their discussion of the X-Men animated series with episode 3, "Enter Magneto"!

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X-Men (1992), S01E02

November 26th, 2019

43:38
"Night of the Sentinels, Part II"

In their second look at the 90s X-Men animated series, the boys talk about the failed "Pryde of the X-men" pilot, the death (and rebirth) of Morph, the death (and rebirth) of arcades, …

X-Men (1992), S01E01

November 19th, 2019

51:36
"Night of the Sentinels, Part I"

Troy and MC head back to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters for the first time since childhood with the first …

Attack on Titan (2013) S01E03

November 12th, 2019

56:53
"A Dim Light Amid Despair - Humanity's Comeback: Part 1"

MC has gone missing, so Bill and Troy sit down to talk about the third episode of Attack on Titan, "A Dim Light Amid Despair - Humanity's Comeback: Part 1". In …

Attack on Titan (2013) S01E02

November 5th, 2019

39:56
"That Day ‑ The Fall of Shiganshina: Part 2"

Shiganshina well and truly falls in today's episode, featuring a sort-of guest, Bill! (It's …

Attack on Titan (2013) S01E01

October 29th, 2019

1:01:22
"To You, in 2000 Years - The Fall of Shiganshina: Part 1"

Tyler from "The Coordinate" joins us to talk about the first episode of the Attack on Titan anime, "To You, in 2000 Years - The Fall of Shiganshina: Part 1". …

Food Wars (2015) S01E03

October 22nd, 2019

45:31
"That Chef Doesn't Smile"

It's time for the guys to wrap up their conversation about Food Wars / Shokugeki no Soma with episode 3, "That Chef Doesn't Smile". Spoilers: He smiles at the end! The boys also talk about …

Food Wars (2015), S01E02

October 15th, 2019

39:44
"God Tongue"

Episode 2 of Food Wars, "God Tongue" is substaintally less pornographic than episode 1! I mean, it's not, like, not pornographic, but it …

Food Wars (2015), S01E01

October 8th, 2019

36:35
"An Endless Wasteland"

Troy and MC finally watch Food Wars and... it's a lot! They talk about the fine line between food porn and regular porn, nasty …

Gargoyles (1994), S01E03

October 1st, 2019

1:01:11
"Awakening, Part 3"

The boys wrap up their discussion of Gargoyles and get some feedback from you, the viewers, before putting it on the big list. They also talk about David Xanatos' tax returns, the evilness of …

Gargoyles (1994), S01E02

September 24th, 2019

52:37
"Awakening, Part 2"

In our second look at Disney's wonderful Gargoyles, "Awakening, Part 2", we talk about the Jonathan Frakes (and the rest of the …

Gargoyles (1994), S01E01

September 17th, 2019

46:09
"Awakening, Part 1"

We are finally getting to the show that originally inspired this podcast, Gargoyles! In our look at "Awakening, Part 1", the first part of a 5 part opening story arc (again), we talk about the …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), S01E03

September 10th, 2019

45:23
"A Thing About Rats"

In our last episode on the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "A Thing About Rats", the guys talk about the voice actors behind the show, the dark side of the extermination business, and …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), S01E02

September 3rd, 2019

42:28
"Enter the Shredder"

The boys continue watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with episode 2, "Enter the Shredder." They also talk about best practices for minion recruitment, Final Fantasy 7, and preferred mutations.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), S01E01

August 27th, 2019

51:44
"Turtle Tracks"

The boys sit down to watch the pilot of a classic from their childhood, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)! In this kickoff episode, they talk about drunken Amazon purchases, toyetic media, Dr. …

Restaurant to Another World, S01E03

August 20th, 2019

47:05
"Spaghetti with Meat Sauce / Chocolate Parfait"

The boys wrap up their conversation about Restaurant to Another World with episode 3, "Spaghetti with …

Restaurant to Another World, S01E02

August 13th, 2019

37:08
"Minced Meat Cutlet / Fried Shrimp"

The boys dig in to another serving of Restaurant to Another World and the voice actors in the English dub, and also talk about the ethical treatment of beer ingredients, the power of …

Restaurant to Another World, S01E01

August 6th, 2019

35:40
"Beef Stew / Breakfast Special"

In their first look at Restaurant to Another World, the boys talk about The Cube Rule of Food Identification, manly …

Pokemon: Indigo League, S01E03

July 30th, 2019

50:05

This week, the boys talk about giant bats, moonlit conversations, and beef scents while discussing episode 3 of Pokémon: Indigo League, "Ash Catches a Pokémon!"

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Pokemon: Indigo League, S01E02

July 23rd, 2019

54:51

The editing gets a little off the rails in this one as the boys talk about Futurama, Mewtwo's sexuality, and transporter technology as they discuss …

Pokemon: Indigo League, S01E01

July 16th, 2019

44:14

Troy, MC, Ash, and Pikachu set off on their Pokémon adventure, starting with the very first episode of the Indigo League. They also talk about the history of the Pokémon games, the wonder of "Who's that Pokémon?", and …

Batman: The Animated Series S01E03

July 9th, 2019

52:09

We all know Batman: The Animated Series is fantastic, so the boys talk about all sorts of random stuff while discussing episode 3, "Nothing to Fear". They cover the DCAU, the DC CW shows, Titans, Ed, dying from fear of …

Batman: The Animated Series S01E02

July 2nd, 2019

44:40

In episode 2 of Batman: The Animated Series, "Christmas with the Joker", the boys discuss the voice actors that bring the Batman cartoon to life and dig into Joker's engineering degree, the finer points of sniping with …

Batman: The Animated Series S01E01

June 25th, 2019

55:53

It's time to discuss what really may be one of the best animated shows ever, Batman: The Animated Series!

In our review of episode 1 of Batman, "On Leather Wings", we talk about the artists who make Batman, Batman …

Mob Psycho 100, S01E03

June 18th, 2019

58:39

The boys wrap up their conversation on Mob Psycho 100 with a look at episode 3, "An Invite to a Meeting / Simply Put, I Just Want to Be Popular". …

Mob Psycho 100, S01E02

June 11th, 2019

43:58

This week, the boys talk about @MarvelMoviePod, Assassin's Creed, Dr Pepper commercials, and vaping puppets as they discuss Mob Psycho 100 episode 2, "Doubts About Youth ~The Telepathy Club Appears~"!

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Mob Psycho 100, S01E01

June 4th, 2019

39:46

This week, the boys look at Mob Psycho 100. They discuss ONE, distracted Drax, vegetable girls, slippery bananas, and Troy's Troi Impression while reviewing episode one of Mob Pscyho 100, "Self-Proclaimed Psychic: …

Castlevania S01E03

May 28th, 2019

50:48

In their wrap-up on Netflix's Castlevania, MC and Troy talk about the actors who give voice to show, Matt Frewer's lengthy career, and they pick out the next show they'll watch, all while discussing episode 3, …

Castlevania S01E02

May 21st, 2019

45:39

The making of the show, corpse sightings, time-traveling birthdays, and eye stuff all come up in our discussion of Netflix's Castlevania episode 2, …

Castlevania S01E01

May 14th, 2019

45:04

MC and Troy discuss best selling video game franchises, insurance commercials, and the darker side of animal husbandry as they review the first episode of Netflix's Castlevania, "Witchbottle".

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Dungeons and Dragons S01E03

May 8th, 2019

46:01

In this weeks episode of The Best Animated Shows Ever... So Far, Troy and MC discuss lost phones, Fallout, giant spiders, pantsless hobbits, and Dungeons and Dragons episode 3, The Hall of Bones!

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Dungeons and Dragons S01E02

April 30th, 2019

38:53
Episode Notes

In Dungeons and Dragons episode 2, Troy and MC talk about beholder smooching, planetary orbits, and Eddie Izzard's insane marathon …

Dungeons and Dragons S01E01

April 23rd, 2019

52:47
Episode Notes

Thanks to Tyler, we're watching another action cartoon from the 80s based on a popular game franchise targeted at young boys, but this …

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir S01E03

April 16th, 2019

51:15
Episode Notes

In episode 3 of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, things get very cool when Stormy Weather hits the scene, plus we get a read …

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir S01E02

April 9th, 2019

1:00:53
Episode Notes

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir episode 2 is about a villain named Mr. Pigeon, who has Pigeon powers, and he's the absolute …

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir S01E01

April 2nd, 2019

51:01
Episode Notes

MC and Troy take a trip to Paris to meet a fun anime-inspired CGI superhero thanks to the recommendation of MuteBansheeD3 on Twitter!

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The Legend of Zelda (1989), S01E03, "The White Knight"

March 26th, 2019

48:34
Episode Notes

It's the end of our run on the Legend of Zelda, thankfully! Link is still awful, Zelda still kicks butt, and Ganondorf still has awful …

The Legend of Zelda (1989), S01E02, "Cold Spells"

March 19th, 2019

58:23
Episode Notes

Tyler from the Too Young for This Hit podcast joins us to talk about the rapiest cartoon we've reviewed yet.

Hey Link, cut it out!

The Legend of Zelda (1989), S01E01, "The Ringer"

March 12th, 2019

38:47
Episode Notes

The guys really had a tough time with this one. It's just that a Legend of Zelda cartoon should be so good, and this cartoon is …

Dragon Ball (1986), S01E03, "The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi"

March 5th, 2019

59:39
Episode Notes

Hey kids, do you like uncomfortable jokes about pervy old men praying on young women? Well then have I got the children's show for you!

Dragon Ball (1986), S01E02, "The Emperor's Quest"

February 26th, 2019

47:07
Episode Notes

This is the one where Goku takes off Bulma's underpants, so... there's that?

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Dragon Ball (1986), S01E01, "The Secret of the Dragon Balls"

February 19th, 2019

39:40
Episode Notes

MC and Troy watch Dragon Ball, one of the classics!

Bulma shoots at Goku then tries to bribe him with underpants, Goku thinks that …

My Hero Academia (2016), S01E03, "Roaring Muscles"

February 12th, 2019

51:34
Episode Notes

In episode 3 of My Hero Academia, All Might begins training Izuku Midoriya by... having him pick up trash on a beach? It's all good though, because the boy gets ripped, then eats some human waste (ew, not …

My Hero Academia (2016), S01E02, "What It Takes To Be A Hero"

February 5th, 2019

43:04
Episode Notes

MC and Troy check out the second episode of My Hero Academia!

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My Hero Academia (2016), S01E01, "Izuku Midoriya: Origin"

January 29th, 2019

58:13
"Izuku Midoriya: Origin" Episode Notes

Please forgive the awkwardness in this, the first episode of baseSFcast ever recorded, back before we even had a show title!

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SpongeBob SquarePants (1999). S01E03, "Jellyfishing" and "Plankton"

January 22nd, 2019

54:08
"Jellyfishing" and "Plankton" Episode Notes

MC and Troy finish discussing SpongeBob SquarePants, and add it to the big list!

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SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), S01E02, "Bubblestand" and "Ripped Pants"

January 15th, 2019

52:58
"Bubblestand" and "Ripped Pants" Episode Notes

"Bubblestand" and "Ripped Pants" are two of the most well known SpongeBob SquarePants stories. Let's …

SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), S01E01, "Help Wanted, Reef Blower, and Tea at the Treedome"

January 8th, 2019

48:26
"Help Wanted, Reef Blower, and Tea at the Treedome" Episode Notes

It's time to look at a new show! SpongeBob SquarePants is a cartoon juggernaut, but neither Troy or MC are all-out fans... listen in to find out how the …

Biker Mice From Mars (1993), S01E03, "The Reeking Reign of the Head Cheese: Part 2"

January 1st, 2019

51:39
"The Reeking Reign of the Head Cheese: Part 2" Episode Notes

It's our last look at Biker Mice From Mars... for now! The show finally hits it's …

Biker Mice From Mars (1993), S01E02, "The Reeking Reign of the Head Cheese: Part 1"

December 25th, 2018

43:22
"The Reeking Reign of the Head Cheese: Part 1" Episode Notes

In episode 2 of Biker Mice From Mars, a corrupt real-estate man with bad hair plots to take over the government to further his own personal goals with no …

Biker Mice From Mars (1993), S01E01, "Rock and Ride!"

December 18th, 2018

42:58
"Rock and Ride!" Episode Notes

In the very first episode of The Best Animated Shows Ever... So Far, the boys hit the mean streets of Chicago to learn about environmentalism, friendship, and root beer!

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Welcome to The Best Animated Shows Ever... So Far!

December 16th, 2018

3:29
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