We hope you are hungry as we start this episode wondering about the squads favourite American foods.
We then travel south and back about 500 years to discuss one of Stuart's childhood passions 'Mysterious Cities of Gold'. He compares it to a kids version of 'LOST' and the rest of the team dont quite agree.
We play another round of the worlds best podcast quiz, there is a would you rather thats cartoon influenced and the usual arguing and bad joke telling that it seems Jamie and James are fighting over.
The episode we watched was S01E17, and yes it has boobies! Rock hard ones.
This weeks episode of By the Power is presented by Steven Spielberg! or at least the cartoon we are covering is..
Freakazoid is a zany cartoon made by the guy who did batman and the folks behind Animaniacs so its no real suprise that its insane with a little touch of a dark side.
And that description also fits the BTP squad pretty well.
Join us this episode for our regular features, our irregular features and if you sent us an email to see if that was featured.
The episode we watched was from Season 2 and its episode 2 'The Freakazoid'.
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It’s time for another super (long) episode from the ‘By The Power Squad’ as Stuart, James, Jamie and Kane discuss Spider-man.. The one from 1994.
We ask what’s going on with Venom’s lips?! admire the Aerosmith linked theme, score the episode and reminisce about one of the best marvel cartoons of the 90’s (“X-Men was better” - Stu).
We have a fantastic ‘Would you rather’ and a controversially scored episode of everyone's favourite quiz ‘Whose line was it anyway’.
All that and Jamie describes how he has been getting busy this week, tells an amazing spider-man joke or two whilst Kane has a bone to pick with James.
AND there is a bonus 20 minute Spider-man quiz at the end! For free.
This week we watched ‘Spider-Man’ (1994) Episode ‘The Alien Costume: Part 3’.
Its teeny tiny Bear time in a cartoon this week that many have probably forgotten ever existed.
But not James he never forgets! so bear with us as we wonder what on earth he was thinking, and paws for thought to contemplate a James theory!
We try to identify a quote in the stunning podcast quiz taking the world by storm "whose line was it anyway?" and chat about a deep and insightful would you rather.
As always we of course rate and discuss the episode we watched witch was from Series one and its Episode one:-
"Stupid tiny bears that are slightly racist do stuff for 20 minutes which is way too long and it makes no sense and god its bad. who chose this cartoon anyway?"
or its official title "The big spill".
The Transformers! The Trans-Formers.. Transformers.. Robots in disguise.
In a rather Highbrow episode that's more than meets the eye we chat about everyones favourite bots, the tension Ratchets up a notch in another guess the quote quiz and it's Red Alert time when it comes to making up Transformers jokes.
For a Mega(tron) 'would you rather' we ask which is better metal or flesh and blood.
In a sad departure for season 2 there are no pigeons but we hope you dont Slag us off and can still enjoy the episode without Hounding us about it.
The episode we watched was S01E14 "Heavy Metal War"
"Coo Coo Ka Choo" possibly goes down as one of the funniest ever punchlines! Jamie discusses this joke and explains the deep storytelling behind this weeks Cartoon 'Hey Arnold!' episode 'The Pigeon Man'.
Yes its another cartoon involving pigeons! this time chosen by Kane who scores the Episode VERY highly, and he also notices a flaw in James' plan to communicate with his fellow humans..
Yes thats right James is back and so are the rest of the squad with all our (slightly rusty after the enforced break) nonsense, a 'Would you Rather', another award winning episode of our game show 'who's line is it' and we end the episode with possibly the funniest joke I have ever heard.
This weeks episode was Hey Arnold, The Pigeon Man S01 E14b
The Raggy Dolls! This week an awkward group of misfits and weirdos who get rejected for being different talk about this classic British cartoon starring some weird dolls.
Jamie picked an episode starring a Pigeon, Stu can talk to Pigeons and based on next weeks cartoon choice Kane may be a Pigeon Fancier.
After discussing the cartoon rather briefly, the boys invent a new type of doll, pitch some game show ideas and choose their preferred host who continues to ignore them on twitter..
And our Season 2 features make another show stopping appearance including the funniest joke James has ever told.
This week we watched 'The Raggy Dolls' Season 1 Episode 3 'The Pigeon Race'.
The BTP squad have made it to a second season.. Expect a more mature serious show that takes an intellectual look at 80's animated media.
In this Powerfully Extreme 'Centurions' episode we talk about an absolutely classic cartoon and toy combo, have a brand new feature or two, rate the episode 'Cyborg Centurion' and discuss Northern Sheep, peeing on ourselves and how James would be fine with wearing one pair of Underwear a week.
So not so serious really as we quickly devolve into more of our patented nonsense and mickey taking that we have become "famous" for.
The episode we watched and Rated was S01E51 of Centurions 'Cyborg Centurion'
It's a Bonus 'By the Power' Episode.
Games Workshop are getting into animation and its about time!
We ask if instead of Warhammer+ which launches August 2021 what if they had released a cartoon in the 80's!
Would da Ork Boyz be da Stars an show us Umies wot dey got? Jamie a huge Ork fan gives us his pitch.
James has dreams of a Brave group of Space Marines saving the day but becoming tainted by Chaos (James assumes everything is tainted by Chaos eventually I think?).
Kane thinks a Blackstone fortress would make a great setting, with a band of adventurers trying to find some mysterious artifacts.
Stuart has the only correct answer which is of course that any 40K cartoon must be about the heroic Ultramarines who are perfection in blue.
So listen in to see if we work out how an 80's cartoon could adapt the 'Grim Dark', truly horrible world of 40k into a kid friendly Saturday morning show.
Its Holiday time for the BTP power squad, but we couldn't resist doing a little 'work' by taking a look at Kevin Smith's He-Man continuation 'MOTU: Revelation".
Stu dials in from the Beach and Kane is hiding out in the cupboard while the house party takes place just outside.
We discuss Episode 1 so beware the spoilers, It isn't too much of a spoiler however to tell you that we really enjoyed the show, so we rate it and also hear how some of our listeners felt as we read out their reviews.
This week we watched Episode 1, so go and watch it and then come back and listen to our 'MOTU: Ramblings' bonus episode.
Firstly a BIG Thank You! to all our listeners for coming with us on this journey as we reach the end of our first season.
In the least far fetched cartoon we have seen this series we let James describe each gun in the episode, hear about just how tough doors are and carefully tie on our headbands while trying to avoid looking like we are enjoying it too much.
Kane will not stop arguing with Jamie about how good Rambo is as we give it a rating that could mean its the highest scoring this season.. If only someone were remembering to keep a track of the scores we would probably know for definite.
The episode we watched this week was S01E35 'The Iron Mask'.
As its our final episode of Season 1 we have released a special Bonus Episode thats out now where we watch episode one of the new He-Man series 'Masters of the Universe: Revelation'
Nap time is over for the BTP squad as we discuss a belter of a cartoon its Rugrats.
Kane chose the cartoon this week as he fondly remembers watching Rugrats in Paris..
we learn that when Kane got old enough it was Jamie that introduced him to alcohol in a fairly extreme but kind of expected way.
We decide if Dogs or Babies are better in a thought provoking 'Would you rather' and learn about James' deep love for trains and everyone else's preferred positions.
We watched Rugrats season 3 Episode 14 "Angelica Breaks a Leg".
This week we discuss one of the three cartoons with Bears in according to Jamie! (well according to an article he read..)
After realising that's nonsense we then learn the Gummi Bear Juice Recipe.. Squeeze in a theory and ask a 'Would you rather' that splits the BTP squad.
We also learn James can't tell OR smell the time.
The Episode most of us watched this week was S01E13 Light Makes Right.
A Podcast about a cartoon about a 'rude' dog on sports clothes.
In this weeks episode we get "In the mood to be rude"... mostly to James.
His late arrival forces us to consider what we love about James and just what we can rely on him for.
Then we discuss his replacement, but fortunately he does arrive and explains the plot of this weeks episode... sort of.
Ironically Rude Dog himself is pretty nice especially to the Dweebs.
We chat about the design of this cartoon and we are pretty split on the style, fair to say its love it or hate it (But we all love the Dweebs!).
Listen in for a fully packed episode of fun that will soothe your ears and brain beautifully.
This week we watched episode 3 - "No Dweebs Aloud / Ding-a-Ling Kitty".
Hello there again,
This week we travel to a Galaxy far far away and discus the 1985 Star Wars cartoon 'Droids', and as Stuart Copeland from 'The Police' once sang..
"Steppin' softly in a danger zone
No weapon in my hand
It's just this brain, designed by man
It's got me in trouble again
In trouble again"
The Power Squad get in trouble discussing an episode that has everyone convinced Stu has bad taste when it comes to giving ratings, and that James can't be relied on to do the one thing he was supposed to... so Jamie steps in with a classic Jamie 'Would you rather'. (At this point even we aren't sure if thats a good thing or not!)
Kane dresses up as Boba Fett for the recording but takes no prisoners this week as he tries to hold the Power squad to account.
This week the episode we watched was episode 4 season 1 "A Race to the Finish".
This is a fixed version that has the audio of the whole Power Squad, not just James! (we are sorry to anyone who had to listen to that).
This weeks episode has it all!
Stuffing Sandwiches! Lasagne Sandwiches and more foods for insane people.
We talk Plant Based baddies, if you eat one of the Monster Minds are you still Vegetarian?
Jamie has a mini melt down when ratings are discussed and he's ranting about Jayce and its writing as well.
The rest of the squad are pretty relaxed discussing the boy with the streak and his journey to find his dad...
Stu tries to make it a non filthy 'Would you rather" and almost manages it.. for a few minutes at least.
This week we watched Episode 42 'Deadly Reflections'.
Go Go Gadget Podcast.
Go Go Gadget episode Summary.
He has the longest legs and arms and gives that long necked He-Man hero a run for his money! He isn't the Brains of the operation thats Penny! not Brain..
We briefly talk about this absolute classic and there are multiple Theories as James and Stuart add to Jamies thoughts whilst Kane wonders if having an extendable DIC would be better than Arm or Leg extending abilities in this weeks 'Would You Rather'.
Bonus content this week includes the boys audition to be the voice of Venom, James pretending he isn't reading from Wikipedia, Jamie pointing out he is the only one that does research is a little jarring from someone who isn't entirely convinced the earth is round .
Enjoy this weeks Go Go Gadget length podcast from us at By the Power.
Welcome to Tromaville, home of mild mannered Melvin Junko who when he eats a banana becomes Bana... hold up thats the wrong one.
Melvin gets into the Toxic waste and becomes a grotesque mutant with super powers and weird pals. and a mop thats magic or something.
We discuss the Crusaders a little, we have a disgusting would you rather.. kane tells us about some of his toilet habits and James spends most of the episode swallowing.
Yes its just as mad as normal.
We watched Toxic Crusaders So1 E07 Mr. Earth-Superhero.
Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand or M.A.S.K is the cartoon we watched this week, the good guys and the bad guys both wear helmets that give them special abilities (I guess they couldn't make up a good acronym using HELMET).
James a proud owner of a Matt Trakker and vehicle toy's loves this cartoon fondly, so of course the rest of the squad sensed this weakness and mocked the show a little bit (a lot).
Listen to the episode for an inspiring 'would you rather' and all the usual nonsense, and for a change we spend most of the episode actually talking about the cartoon!
-This weeks Episode was S01E08 The Roteks.
Loads furrier than a Turtle! Funnier than Ghostbusters and Ghost Busters. A hit with the Ladies and Gents.. Its Kane.
Sorry no its the one and only Samurai Pizza Cats.
In this Big Cheesy episode we get shot out of a gun and put on our best armour while eating pizza and talking about a sleeper hit of a cartoon.
We also have time for all our usual best parts in between talking about cat parts and learn. the difference between a Fox a Rat and a Duck.
Its yet another episode of By the Power, Now where is that Bird...