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Action League Now!
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Action League Now! title cards. Clockwise from left, pilot (on All That), season 1 and seasons 2-4 (on KaBlam!. The latter was also used for Action League Now!: The Series.)
Segments 2 (All That), 48 (KaBlam!), 13 (series)
Date Ran 1995 (All That), 1996-2000 (KaBlam!), 1998 (SNICK), 2001-2002 (series)
First KaBlam! Appearance Your Real Best Friend!
Last KaBlam! Appearance Just Chillin'
Created By Robert Mittenthal, Will McRobb and Albie Hecht
Produced By Filmed in Chuckimation, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Flying Mallet Inc. (fourth season only for the latter)


Action League Now! is a live-action/stop motion animation segment created by Robert Mittenthal, Albie Hecht and Will McRobb, seen on the Nickelodeon animated anthology series KaBlam!.

Each episode's plot revolves around a group of superheroes, played by custom-made action figures, who fight crime in suburbia. It was filmed in "chuckimation," where characters and props are moved by unseen hands (wiggled around to simulate talking) or thrown from off-camera ("chucked").

Overview

Herb Scannell, who oversaw programming on Nickelodeon in the early 1990s, was interested in the creation of live-action cartoons. Several short film ideas that had a cartoon sensibility were then pitched to the network. One of those ideas was Action League Now!, where toy dolls/figures come to life (the kind of thing children would imagine on their own while playing). It was liked enough to be featured in the teen-comedy sitcom All That as a recurring segment, but co-creator Robert Mittenthal wanted to do more with it, so when the animated anthology series KaBlam! was pitched, Action League Now! found its home on the show, appearing in all 48 episodes.

After KaBlam! ended, Action League Now! became a series where each half-hour episode contained four shorts, as well as activities in between such as "Behind the Plastic" (an in-depth look at the characters), "Ask The League" (real children asking real questions to fake superheroes) and "Action IQ" (a trivia game).

Characters

  • The Flesh — Voiced by Jim Krenn, member of the Action League. A muscular bodybuilder who almost always never wears clothes and has blond hair. He has the ability to pick up things that are multiple times his size. The Flesh at times interferes with the League's progress to save the day, however, at times, he is a big help.
  • Thundergirl — Voiced by Cris Winter, member of the Action League. The only female member, she is also the only one who has the ability to fly. Meltman is usually shown as having a crush on her, but Thundergirl doesn't appreciate it and would sometimes slap him. Thundergirl thinks she is far superior to the rest of the team. A running gag consists of her using "super strength," only to find out she doesn't have any.
  • Stinky Diver — Voiced by Jim Krenn, member of the Action League. He is a mustached diver who speaks with an Australian accent and is usually seen in or around toilets. In the episode "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," it's told that Stinky became cold when his mother ratted him out to his enemy during the Gulf War for money. As his name implies, Stinky is notable for having a bad odor, but the League has grown used to it over time.
  • Meltman — Voiced by Scott Paulsen, the smallest and weakest member of the Action League. Meltman has a crush on Thundergirl, who in return does not show any feelings. Since Meltman's only ability is to melt, the Action League uses him as their personal servant when they need something. Because of this, Meltman tries to find ways for the League to appreciate him, which they do when he rescues them from danger.
  • The Chief — Voiced by Collin M. McGee (sometimes credited as Mike McGee), the Action League's short-tempered head who frequently yells at them for their mistakes and unintended backtalk. One of his common catchphrases is "Blast it!" when something is wrong.
  • The Mayor — Voiced by Jim Krenn, also known as "His Dishonor," he is the show's main antagonist and has an unknown hatred for the Action League. He usually says "Uh oh, here's trouble" when something unfortunate is about to happen to him.
  • Bill the Lab Guy — Voiced by Jim Krenn, a scientist who occasionally makes failed experiments. His catchphrases are "[...] I was afraid of this!" and "There's nothing I can do," but he eventually does find something that he can do to help the Action League.
  • Justice — He is the Chief's beloved Golden Retriever and best friend. Justice would usually warn the League about impending danger that they were completely unaware of. His only starring role was in the episode "Dog Day Afterschool," where he was trapped on a rocket that blasted off towards space.
  • Hodge Podge — Voiced by Jim Krenn, minor antagonist. The Action League's former accountant who was involved in a blender accident during tax time. He was then repaired by Bill the Lab Guy who made him into a jumbled configuration, or a "hodge-podge."
  • Quarky — Voiced by Cris Winter, Bill the Lab Guy's daughter who helps him around the lab. Occasionally, she gets into situations that the Action League has to rescue her from. In one episode, "The Quarky Syndrome," she was known as Superteen after she was involved in a nuclear waste accident.
  • Big Baby — Voiced by musician Harry Connick Jr., minor antagonist. A giant baby doll whose only article of clothing is a white diaper, his only appearances are in the episodes "Big Baby" and "Rock-A-Big Baby" (Connick was only credited for the character in the latter).
  • Narrator — Voiced by Scott Paulsen, the narrator uses various alliterations and overreactions often before and after the episode's commercial bridge. He sometimes breaks the fourth wall during an episode. He has a deep voice, and is never seen, only heard.

List of Episodes

All episode listings only feature the original airdates of the All That, KaBlam! or Action League Now!: The Series episodes.

All That (1995)

Episode number Episode name Episode summary Original airing date and episode title
0a I've Been Workin' On Derailroad The Action League is given a task of going undercover to found out what (or who) is responsible for train wrecks that occurred at the local railroad. They soon find that it was their arch-nemesis, and he sets out to destroy the League using his own train. March 4, 1995

("Blackstreet")

0b Stinky on Ice Stinky Diver gets stuck in a hard, sticky liquid and the Action League must try to save him before the substance hardens. April 1, 1995 ("Aftermath featuring Kel Mitchell")

KaBlam! Season 1 (1996-1997)

Episode number Episode name Episode summary Original airing date and episode title
1 Road to Ruin The Mayor is driving through town, littering just about everywhere, and it's up to the Action League to chase him down and stop him from continuing his heinous ways! Can the League (in their Action Mobile) overcome His Dishonor (in his much, much bigger automobile) before the entire town gets covered in trash? October 11, 1996 (Your Real Best Friend!)
2 No Fly Zone A mysterious liquid is squirted onto Thundergirl by the Mayor in a sabotage attempt, resulting in her losing the ability to fly. Once the Action League finds out that the Mayor has two children kidnapped in a birdhouse, only the power of flight can save them, so the League gets to work—using balloons and a slingshot, among other devices, to try to get Thundergirl airborne. October 18, 1996 (It's Flavorific!)
3 The Wrath of Spotzilla: Part 1 Loud clog-dancing by Meltman (in midst of a celebration to honor the Action League) goes wrong when it wakes up Spotzilla, a Mesozoic creature that runs rampant upon awakening. After it eats up Stinky Diver during a televised interview, the League realizes that they must act fast to rescue one of their own. October 25, 1996 (Comics for Tomorrow Today!)
4 The Wrath of Spotzilla: Part 2 The episode starts off where the first half stopped, with the Flesh swinging a leash and attaching it to the collar of a running Spotzilla, unable to stop him after a short, rough-and-tumble trip. Will Stinky Diver remain within the realms of Spotzilla's massive stomach for good, or can the Action League come through before digestion occurs? November 1, 1996 (Not Just for People Anymore!)
5 Nightmare on Memory Lane Meltman loses his memory after a life-size phone lands on him during a mission to steal a secret formula from the Mayor's office. The Action League — with help from Bill the Lab Guy — must try their best to bring him back to his previous state.

(First appearance of Bill the Lab Guy.)

November 15, 1996 (All Purpose KaBlam!)
6 Dog Day Afterschool A rocket that is being prepared for takeoff contains the Chief's beloved dog, Justice, within its realms, a plan executed by none other than the Mayor (as revenge against Justice for urinating in his hot tub). Can Thundergirl's flying ability and Meltman — who has been thrown onto the rocket via the Flesh's strength — be able to save the plastic pooch? November 22, 1996 (What the Astronauts Drink!)
7 RoboFlesh The Mayor kidnaps the Flesh and unleashes his newest weapon, RoboFlesh: a robot designed to look exactly like his namesake, except for bolts sticking out of his entire body. RoboFlesh goes into attack mode on the Action League, who is having a parade until the actual Flesh comes to the rescue. The only downside is that the League cannot differentiate between the two! December 6, 1996 (KaBlam! Gets Results)
8 In the Belly of the Beast The Mayor interrupts the Chief, in the middle of a date on the mountains, by sucking him up inside a gigantic vacuum cleaner. Not long afterward, the rest of the Action League gets trapped inside the structure, as well, and the only person who can save them is Meltman — who was made fun of by the League only seconds before! December 13, 1996 (You've Tried The Rest! Now Try The Best!)
9 Where Pigeons Dare Upon the death of Helena XXII, Queen of the Pigeons, the Action League is given the task of keeping the four eggs she's left behind safe until they hatch. After accidentally breaking one of them, the Chief makes the League responsible for 24-hour surveillance of the remaining batch. Will there be any offspring left by the end of the episode? December 27, 1996 (Untitled)
10 Stink or Swim After a failed attempt at saving a victim from a flushing toilet, Stinky Diver goes on a downward spiral. The Action League must work together to bring back to the courage he once had. In the end, Stinky will have to overcome his fear of long-distance diving, but only in order to retrieve his wallet, which is in the hands of a drowning Meltman.

(First appearance of Stench Diver.)

January 3, 1997 (A Little Dab'll Do Ya!)
11 Thunder and Lightning A new superheroine named Lightning Lady is immediately inducted into the Action League. The males give her a lot of attention, leaving Thundergirl jealous. January 10, 1997 (Built for Speed!)
12 Sinkhole of Doom The Mayor's son gets stuck in a kitchen sink during exploration, and it is up to the Action League to save him. However, the League's ineptitude at such tasks proves to be an obstacle, with Thundergirl and Stinky Diver spending much of the episode stuck to an active ceiling fan. January 17, 1997 (Comics of Champions)
13 Testimony of Terror The Action League is given the task of protecting a young child from the Mayor for an upcoming testimonial. However, things take an ugly turn when the child turns out to be a complete nuisance, physically injuring and disposing of the League in a number of ways. Once he has gotten them out of his way, the Mayor goes on the offensive with a surprise. January 31, 1997 (Resistance is Futile)

KaBlam! Season 2 (1997-1998)

Episode number Episode name Episode summary Original airing date and episode title
14 Big Baby The Mayor exploits Big Baby for his own personal gain at a carnival, but it manages to escape, causing terror throughout the town. This time, it sets its sights on Quarky, Bill the Lab Guy's daughter, climbing a coat hanger a la King Kong. Can the Action League fix this "smelly" situation before something happens to Quarky's well-being?

(First appearance of Quarky; first televised appearance of Big Baby. However, the latter first appeared in the segment ''Rock-A-Big-Baby'' which was shown before screenings of the movie Good Burger, released on July 25, 1997.)

October 3, 1997 (Won't Stick to Most Dental Work!)
15 Danger for a Dignitary A foreign ambassador visits the Action League but ends up dismembered in a matter of seconds due to the Flesh's foolishness. When the League realizes how much the two look alike, they disguise and send the Flesh to the desired destination, a worldwide meeting of representatives. Can the Flesh keep his clothes on long enough for the event to be over with, or will his instincts kick in before the chance arrives? September 26, 1997 (Won't Crack or Peel!)
16 Incident at Chlorine Lake A local swimming pool run by the Mayor seems to be causing some trouble lately. Once the Action League gets to the scene to investigate, they find that a large trophy bass thought to be extinct is the cause of it all, chomping down swimmers and dismembering them. Bill the Lab Guy warns the League of the rarity and elegance of the sea creature, but Stinky Diver has other plans in mind. October 10, 1997 (Hurts So Good!!)
17 Revenge of Hodge Podge A number of suspicious packages are sent to the Action Headquarters, and once they're opened, they combine to form Hodge Podge, the former accountant for the Action League who was disfigured and [poorly] put back together after a blender accident. This maniacal madman is out for revenge, and nobody can stop him!

(First appearance of Hodge Podge.)

October 17, 1997 (Harold's Glow-in-the-Dark Brand Butter)
18 Voice of Treason Hodge Podge returns, and this time, he distracts Bill the Lab Guy long enough to steal a voice box from his possession. First disguising his voice as the Chief's and giving the Action League the day off, Hodge Podge begins calling each member individually thereafter, using the device to disguise himself and trick the League into falling victim to his various traps. Can they be saved before a massive garage door crushes them all? October 24, 1997 (Tastes Like Paper!)
19 Caged Thunder Thundergirl, while secretly taking photos of illegal weaponry owned by Colonel Mayor (the Mayor in disguise), is captured and placed in a cage. It's up to the rest of the Action League to rescue her, but, per usual, they screw up, ending up in the cage along with her. After a dumb bet placed by Meltman, Colonel Mayor proceeds to press a button that sets off a rocket scheduled to blow up the United States Capitol. November 7, 1997 (I Just Don't Get It!)
20 Science Fiction Parody Peaceful aliens land on Earth and ask to learn about the way Earthlings function. Unfortunately for them, the Action League are assigned as Earth's representatives. As expected, just about everything goes wrong (aliens getting melted, electrocuted, and liquefied, among other things), and the extraterrestrials soon change their minds about giving peace a chance. November 14, 1997 (E Pluribus KaBlam!)
21 Flesh and Blood After reuniting with his long-lost parents on popular television program Lola, the Flesh is asked by them to carry heavy objects from their "home" into the car. At first, the Action League is jealous of airtime the Flesh is getting, but the Chief discovers that the parents are frauds and need to be stopped. November 21, 1997 (Better Than A Poke In The Eye!)
22 The Quarky Syndrome Illegal nuclear activities by the Mayor place Quarky the Lab Girl in danger, as she gets infected and later gains superpowers from the effects. Thus, Super Teen is born! Will the Action League be able to get things in order, or is it up to the father-daughter team of Quarky and Bill the Lab Guy to solve the problem at hand?

(Final appearance of Quarky.)

December 5, 1997 (Get Sam Donaldson's Mystery Bag)
23 Turkey of Terror The Mayor invites the Action League to his home for a Thanksgiving dinner, and Stinky Diver is the only one to think twice about the situation. After Justice lets Stinky know of the League's situation, it's up to him to save his colleagues from escaping the inside of a hollowed-out turkey in the midst being cooked in an oven.

(First appearances of Stinky Diver's parents; final appearance of Stench Diver.)

December 12, 1997 (Cramming Cartoons Since 1627)
24 Meltman at Large After drinking an unfinished chemical in Bill the Lab Guy's laboratory, Meltman suddenly turns into a giant. Changing his name to Mega Melty, he soon finds out that his large stature is making things harder for the Action League to cope with. However, this increase in size helps two children who are stuck in a tree. December 26, 1997 (Hand Cranked For Your Enjoyment!)
25 Danger Society There's a new group of superheroes in town, and they're called the Danger Society! After saving the Chief from choking at an annual company picnic, they begin to take over every task that the Action League used to fail at. Before long, the Society replaces the League completely, leaving them out of work. In the end, the only way to decide who gets to stay in town is by seeing which team can save a bus full of schoolchildren first. January 2, 1998 (Art + Science = Fun!)
26 Rock-A-Big Baby During a Kiss concert that Meltman and Thundergirl are attending, the noise caused by the band awakens a gigantic baby wearing nothing but a diaper. Big Baby, as it's known, enters the concert scene and runs rampant, eventually gnawing on the band members. Can Meltman, who earlier claimed to be personal friends with Kiss, do something to stop it?

(This segment was first shown in theaters before the movie Good Burger, released on July 25, 1997, so it was also the first appearance of Big Baby.)

January 16, 1998 (KaBlam! James KaBlam!)

KaBlam! Season 3 (1998-1999)

Episode number Episode name Episode summary Original airing date and episode title
27 Flippers of Fury Stinky Diver arrives at the Action Headquarters to discover that all of his property has been messed with, the perpetrator behind these actions turning out to be someone known as the Red Ninja (much thanks to a ninja star that finds its way into Meltman's back). The Red Ninja, a rival of Stinky's from years ago, has come back for revenge, and the only way Stinky can defeat him once more is by visiting his old sensei, Master Pu, to gather forgotten tips. September 4, 1998 (More Happiness than Allowed By Law!)
28 Rags to Riches An opal stolen by the Mayor from a mummy's tomb causes a curse to be unleashed, resurrecting the ancient mummy. It runs rampant around town — even managing to out-strength the Action League — in search of his stolen treasure, which the Mayor happens to be selling on the Home Shopping Network. Will the League manage to return the mummy's opal to its rightful place and reverse the curse? September 11, 1998 (Money Train 2)
29 Melty Dearest Confusing a rare and deadly South American jumping spider egg with a ping pong ball, Meltman witnesses the spider's hatching, and decides to act as a maternal figure for the arachnid. The spider begins to cause harm to the Action League, but Meltman is not ready to give up the fight against keeping it so easily. In the end, it's up to the spider's mother to confront Meltman and get her offspring back.

(Action figure versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone appear in this episode, though the actors do not voice themselves.)

November 20, 1998 (Your Logo Here!)
30 Tears of a Clone Bill the Lab Guy invents a cloning device (a copier) and warns the Action League to never use it. As they step onto the device and look at their reflection, the Mayor gets involved, pressing the cloning machine's lid down. As the Mayor steals and tries getting away with some incredibly breakable fine China, the League (and two clones of each member) must try making amends with their respective counterparts long enough to stop him. October 9, 1998 (Holdeth The Pickle, Holdeth The Lettuce)
31 Art of Thunder The Action League is assigned to protect a very important painting during a night shift. However, they get distracted while making fun of a drawing by Thundergirl, and the Mayor steals the painting, taking it to his lair. Can the League retrieve this original Timmy painting before the Mayor destroys it with a paper shredder? October 23, 1998 (It's All In The Wrist!)
32 Mad Dogs and Englishmen Stinky Diver, depressed over the fact that his own mother tried ratting him out for a sum of money during the Gulf War, makes friends with an estranged dog, whom he names Smelly. Stinky and Smelly become the best of friends, but the hound makes a habit of injuring the rest of the Action League. Is Smelly just a playful pooch, or is there more to this issue than originally thought?

(Final appearance of Stinky Diver's mother.)

November 6, 1998 (Year Round Fun!)
33 A Star is Torn The Mayor, disguised as a movie director, offers Thundergirl the lead role in his upcoming project. However, every scene involving her ends with an injury in one way or another. Meltman soon finds out the director's true identity, but the rest of the Action League are too busy with their yet-to-come fame to care. Will the final scene — involving a massive safe landing on top of Thundergirl — be the final blow for her? January 15, 1999 (The New Class)
34 Melty's Girl Meltman finds himself a girlfriend, Andrea, who quickly begins to become a nuisance to the rest of the Action League due to her pushing ways and being allowed into the secret territory by Meltman. After noticing how badly Meltman is treated by the League, she motivates Meltman into becoming a solo superhero known as Dr. Melt. Is Meltman's girlfriend trying to drive him away from the people who care about him the most, or is she just a pure soul trying to do good? December 11, 1998 (Great for Paper Training!)
35 Roughing the Passer The Mayor is not being allowed into the National Football League as a quarterback, being told that there are already too many. So he begins to get rid of the NFL's most valuable quarterbacks, one by one, as the Action League is assigned to protect them, much to the misfortune of the players. Will the entire QB section be destroyed just so the Mayor can get in the game? January 29, 1999 (You'll Love Our Selection!)
36 Hit of Horror Hodge Podge is back with a plan. This time, he has formed his own radio station to play a song designed to play mind games with its listeners, causing them to form a hatred for and a desire to destroy the Action League. Everywhere they go, the League gets attacked by the dozen, and only an old friend of Bill the Lab Guy's can save them! February 26, 1999 (You May Already Be a...KaBlammer!)
37 And Justice for None The Action League must convince an entire courtroom of their actions in the past to avoid termination. One by one, they step up and talk about why they deserve to remain a unit, only to be shut down by a previous instance being brought up (with many flashbacks, old and new, used as examples for both). In the end, it's up to the Flesh to do the convincing, and if he cannot pull together a solid excuse, the League is done for! March 19, 1999 (KaFun!)

KaBlam! Season 4 (1999-2000)

Episode number Episode name Episode summary Original airing date and episode title
38 The Naked and the Dumb The Action League is forced to take an exam to see if they can remain in the group, and the Flesh is the only one to fail, being forced to turn his badge in. As the League pleads with Bill the Lab Guy for Flesh to retake the exam, they begin trying to teach him, but all plans go awry. Can the Flesh, with no knowledge whatsoever in his empty skull, pass the retake? March 11, 2000 (Sasquatch-ercise!)
39 Winds of Evil The Mayor's latest creation is a giant fan that gusts wind at incredible speeds, destroying just about everything in its path. One by one, members of the Action League begin to lose their homes, their last hope being bunking with Stinky Diver to protect them from the winds. Unfortunately for them, an earlier disregard of a party held by Stinky (taking place in his home, which is a toilet) leaves the superhero with an unforgiving attitude. March 18, 2000 (Takes a Knockin' and Keeps Tick-Tockin')
40 Chickie Chickie Bang Bang Thousands of hungry chicks are being kept gated by the Mayor in his latest attempt at becoming rich from selling them. But when the chicks breakthrough and run amuck, even attacking the Mayor, the League must think fast and transport them to a location where they will stay away from things to devour. March 4, 2000 (In It To Win It!)
41 Armageddon Outta Here A giant meteor is coming towards Earth, and only the Action League can stop it! They begin taking proper training to be sent to space with an explosive that can deteriorate the meteor. Of course, in true Action League Now! fashion, they discover that they have left the explosives behind once the shuttle takes off. April 15, 2000 (The Best of Both Worlds)
42 Yurplastic Park The Action League visit Bill the Lab Guy at his latest expedition: resurrecting million-year-old dinosaurs and releasing them in their natural habitat, his life's work (which also includes selling expensive coffee mugs). Stinky Diver believes that they must be destroyed for our own good, but Bill naturally disagrees. Soon after, all of them are devoured by a massive carnivore, and it's up to the Chief, who is miles away on a dock, with an official assigned to destroy the dinosaur-infested island with missiles — to stop them from imminent death. April 1, 2000 (A Nut in Every Bite!)
43 Grief for The Chief A rather dramatic accident — executed by the idiotic Flesh — forces the Chief into the hospital with a coma. As Bill the Lab Guy tries his best to recover the beloved, outspoken Chief, the Action League begin to reminisce about their favorite times spent with their boss in the waiting room. Can the big guy pull through and wake up from his coma, or will the League be without its beloved leader? April 8, 2000 (Now With More Flava'!)
44 Hey! Who Stole My Face? Upon confronting the Mayor in the midst of his latest treachery, the Flesh causes both he and the Chief to take part in a blender accident. Once Bill the Lab Guy gets done with the operation, everything seems to be back to normal...except the fact that Chief and Mayor's faces have been switched! Being the dullards that they are, the Action League begin taking orders from the Mayor, while the Chief is imprisoned. Could things get any worse?! December 31, 1999 (Timeless!)
45 A Flesh of Brilliance Information stored in the Flesh's brain (in order to keep it away from a new villain known as Smarty Pants) results in him gaining immense intellectuality. But as soon as the transportation takes place, the Action League realizes how much they dislike the new, smarter Flesh. Once Smarty Pants successfully gets his hands on the League and holds them, hostage, it's up to the Flesh to rescue them, and only winning a game of chess will do the job for his opponent. May 6, 2000 (The KaBlair! Witch Project)
46 Tune Up of Terror Hodge Podge's last stand is to get a hold of and modify the Action Mobile, so that he can control it with a large remote control. This causes Meltman, who has just gotten his driver's license, to be berated by the Action League for his terrible driving. But once the Chief takes the driver's seat, the League begins realizing that it may not have been Meltman after all who was controlling the vehicle so badly.

(Final appearance of Hodge Podge)

May 13, 2000 (Going the Extra Mile!)
47 What's Eating The Flesh Riding a diseased guinea pig results in the Flesh contracting a disease that dismembers its carriers in a short amount of time. The Flesh's limbs begin to fall off, and — even with their best efforts — the rest of the Action League contract the disease soon after. Can Bill the Lab Guy find a cure in enough time for Flesh to help the Chief caddy for his upcoming golf game?

Trivia: As Bill the Lab Guy examines the Flesh when he looks at the microscope, the "microorganisms" seen is actually a game of Pac-Man which may have been taken from the Namco Museum series (due to the original Puck Man bezel).

May 20, 2000 (Under New Management)
48 Fatter An arrested gypsy places a curse on the Chief upon being labeled as a fake at a carnival. Soon after, he begins an odd and unhealthy eating habit, chewing down just about everything around him, and his weight begins increasing at an alarming rate. The gypsy is asked to reverse the curse but is accidentally crushed to death moments later. Will overeating mark the end of the Chief? May 27, 2000 (Just Chillin')

Specials and Action League Now! The Series (1998 and 2001-2002)

Episode number Episode name Episode summary Original airing date
1 A Very Special Action League Special In the Whine of Fire — Meltman is given the task of being a bodyguard for pop sensation Blandi after being too afraid of the conditions around him to save a musician known as Johnny Cool. Starting to think that the Action League is trying to make him more courageous by attacking him and Blandi with a gigantic robot (in reality, the Mayor's doing in order to make his album, The Eviltones, a success), Meltman finds a new love interest after Blandi declares him her hero (after the robot's battery dies). Will Meltman muster up the courage to tell her off, or will Mayor's second, larger robot be the end of them both?

(This was the first two-part episode in Action League Now! history to air on a single block as it had not been seen prior on either All That or KaBlam!.)

The Wrath of Spotzilla

March 28, 1998
2 Action League Goes to the Movies Armageddon Outta Here

Incident at Chlorine Lake

Yurplastic Park

A Star is Torn

November 25, 2001
3 Smash Hits Road to Ruin

Roughing the Passer

And Justice for None

December 2, 2001
4 Science Friction Tears of a Clone

What's Eating The Flesh

The Quarky Syndrome

Science Fiction Parody

December 9, 2001
5 Action League Rocks! Rock-A-Big-Baby

Hit of Horror

In the Whine of Fire

December 16, 2001
6 Stinky Diver: Behind the Mask Flippers of Fury

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Stink or Swim

Winds of Evil

December 23, 2001
7 The Chief: Look Back in Anger Hey! Who Stole My Face?

Fatter

Grief for The Chief

Dog Day Afterschool

December 30, 2001
8 I'll Melt for You Meltman at Large

Melty's Girl

Tune Up of Terror

In the Belly of the Beast

January 6, 2002
9 Monster Mashed The Wrath of Spotzilla

Melty Dearest

Rags to Riches

January 13, 2002
10 The Many Faces of Evil Revenge of Hodge Podge

Big Baby

Voice of Treason

A Flesh of Brilliance

January 20, 2002
11 His Dishonor Turkey of Terror

Chickie Chickie Bang Bang

No Fly Zone

Testimony of Terror

January 27, 2002
12 Naked Came the Numskull The Naked and the Dumb

Danger for a Dignitary

Flesh and Blood

RoboFlesh

February 3, 2002
13 Thunder Girl: Tracking The Storm Thunder and Lightning

Caged Thunder

Art of Thunder

Sinkhole of Doom

February 10, 2002

Guest appearances

  • Kiss members Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley, musician-actor Harry Connick, Jr., National Football League players Brett Favre, John Elway, Kordell Stewart, Troy Aikman and former player/coach Bill Cowher, musician Lou Rawls and pop singer Robyn and all did voices for the show. Unlike everyone else mentioned, Connick and Robyn did not play themselves, instead portraying Big Baby and Blandi, respectively.

Trivia

  • On "The Top 100 Moments In Nicktoons History" in November 2007, voted on by viewers on Nick.com, its segment on the KaBlam! episode "Your Real Best Friend!" was ranked #30.

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