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What the Astronauts Drink!
Season 1, Episode 6 (6th overall)
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Air date November 22, 1996
Written by Robert Mittenthal, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, Madga Liolis
Directed by Mark Marek
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"What the Astronauts Drink!" (S1E4 on Paramount+) is the sixth episode from the first season of KaBlam!.

Segments

Henry and June Act 1
Sniz and Fondue
Henry and June Act 2
Action League Now!
Henry and June Act 3
Life with Loopy
Surprising Shorts
Henry and June Act 4


Henry and June Act 1
Henry&June Space Preps.jpg Henry announces that he and June are taking a very special field trip to space! However, June thinks she's in space already by being weightless and floating in the air. Henry clamors for her to come back down since she can't be weightless, but June tells him that they're in space, "100 percent vacuum-packed, gravity-denying space!" Henry says that they are GOING to space and that they haven't even left Earth yet. June, now aware, crashes into the ground and urges to "abort mission" since she has chipped a tooth! While checking if KaBlam! has a dental plan, Henry turns the page to the cartoon four out of five dentists recommend for their patients that watch cartoons, Sniz and Fondue.

Sniz and Fondue
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Mr. Sniz's Wild Ride

Sniz is playing outside with his Battlestar Shapiro action figures before three aliens come to Earth, looking for a mascot for their spaceship. Sniz thinks about it, but they help him decide by giving him a genuine space helmet, where he promises a decision for them by the next day. Sniz takes a tally from Snuppa, Bianca and Fondue on who wants him to go and who wants him to stay, with two "go" votes and one "stay" vote. Sniz then meets with the aliens again and they're off to space. Sniz's curiosity skyrockets, as he wants to see the engine room and also help operate the spaceship. However, they lock him in a room so he can read all of his comic books. Fondue is revealed to have stowed away in Sniz's bag and they try to escape by opening up a vent. They worry that the aliens are going to kill them — which they aren't — until Sniz and Fondue are sent down an express chute, into the pod room and arrive back on Earth. The aliens now are content as they eat in peace.


Henry and June Act 2
Henry&June Key Missing.jpg Henry, scooping wax out of his ear, is reminded by June to put his helmet on unless he wants his brain to be munched on by an alien. Ready to go, the two initiate launch protocol but Henry realizes he forgot the key to start the rocket. He goes through his spacesuit and digs out several items, one of them being a clip-on tie that June tries on. She says the mission impossible is brought to the viewers by Henry's "stupid idiot boy stupidity!", while the next cartoon is brought to them by her, turning the page to Action League Now!.

Action League Now!
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Dog Day Afterschool

A rocket is about to launch at Cape Crabgrass and has all eyes on it, except the Action League's, who are on the lookout for Justice, the Chief's beloved Golden Retriever. Meltman uses binoculars to find that Justice is inside the rocket, and the Chief is urging abortion of the liftoff. With t-minus five minutes until launch, the Mayor is seen pouring chlorine in his hot tub and to prevent Justice from urinating in it, the Mayor reveals he put Justice in the rocket. The Chief is demanding that someone save Justice, and Meltman volunteers, going down a slide before landing on the Flesh. The Chief tells Meltman and the Flesh to quit their tomfoolery if they want to save Justice. Thundergirl says she's the only one who can get to Justice in time, flying towards the rocket. Meltman calls her a showoff and wishes he could fly. His wish is the Flesh's command as he tosses Meltman towards the rocket, flying past Thundergirl in the air and landing on the rocket. While there is four minutes until liftoff, the Mayor changes the timer to read zero and it takes off as Thundergirl follows it up. The Mayor, relaxing in his hot tub, encourages two ladies to join him but they say they don't have their swimsuits on, and he doesn't, either. Meltman has to get control of the rocket's guidance system, but shows off by riding with no hands, before falling off. He lands in the Mayor's hot tub and shortly after, the rocket lands in the hot tub as well. The Flesh and Stinky Diver comfort the Chief as they believe Justice perished in the crash, but it is then revealed he escaped before harm. In the hot tub, Meltman captures the Mayor before Justice urinates in it.


Henry and June Act 3
Henry&June Bathroom Emergency.jpg Now with the key acquired, Henry and June are ready to be space-bound, before Henry has to go to the bathroom. June says Henry should just go in his suit since that's what real astronauts do, but Henry says real astronauts have real spacesuits and the ones he and June are wearing are just cheap Halloween costumes. June reacts after she went to the bathroom in hers, and lies that she forgot her toothbrush, walking away as . Henry snickers, thinking June just went where no cartoon character has gone before...in her pants (as she yells back she did not!) and then he uses the ship controls to turn the page to Life with Loopy.

Life with Loopy
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Lunar Loopy

Larry says thanks to modern sciences, the Moon is pretty much figured out these days. On a recent night, he and his sister, Loopy, investigate it with a telescope. Dad asks if they've seen the "Man on the Moon" yet, but Larry says everyone knows that's just "shadows on the surface." Loopy says she sees shadows on it, pointing out a dinosaur and a giant bird. Larry doesn't believe her, but she attempts to prove him wrong by lassoing the Moon. Later that night, as Larry is in the middle of a dream with The Charlie Chicken Show, Loopy awakes him after she lassoed the Moon down into their backyard. They then walk on the Moon and find the man, who is an astronaut. He is relieved that a rescue party showed up and has been stranded on the Moon since the 1970s, and says that if it wasn't for him making shadow puppets on the Moon, he would've gone "totally sputnik." Loopy and Larry get the man off the Moon before it is sent back into the sky. The man bids them farewell to go kick some "NASA hiney." Larry says Loopy proved that we may not all solve the Moon's mysteries, as Dad is working on one by searching for his polka-dotted underwear, which is seen on the Moon.


Surprising Shorts
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"Anemia and Iodine"

Anemia plans to visit a haunted place called Malaria Manor, having heard about the story of Mrs. Malaria, who had left her mansion 13 years ago and never came back. Her cat, still waiting for her to return, became a ghost over time and couldn't find peace. Believing that the ghost cat must be hungry, Anemia and her best friend Iodine plan to hold a séance, so that the spirit can wander to the otherworld after having its last meal, but Dropsy wants to tag along. However, he is stopped by them so that they have no distraction for their task. After arriving at the Mansion (and Anemia expressing her fondness of the place by finding the atmosphere to be "chillingly spooky"), they go to the dining room, wanting to hold the séance in there. Unbeknownst to them, Dropsy came along to help, yelling "I wanna play!", scaring Anemia and Iodine, but then they all hear a faint meow. They decide to put tuna and a flashlight on Dropsy's head, making him bait, while Anemia and Iodine are looking for the "cat ghost." When Dropsy finds it, he begins screaming loudly. Thinking he is in danger, Anemia and Iodine quickly run to him, but when they arrive, they only find Dropsy playing with a black kitten and he uses the flashlight to create shadow puppets on the wall. Anemia checks the kitten out if it's cursed, but doesn't find anything suspicious. Wanting to have the kitten on his head, Dropsy once again shouting loudly "I want my kitty!". Being OK with that, Anemia, Iodine and Dropsy all go back home, thinking the whole story may have been an exaggeration. However, when the kitten is seen again, it forms a creepy looking face, implying that a ghost is indeed possessing it. Dropsy asks if its tummy was growling, and says his is too.


Henry and June Act 4
Henry&June Rocket.jpg Henry says that's all the time he and June have this time around, where they are "over and outta here!" June pleads that they've got to kiss the sky, but Henry says not this week. Both eyeing the key to start the rocket, they fight for control of it until June distracts Henry with a fake sighting of Jonny Quest, and she turns the key behind his back. The rocket takes off and Henry complains that her trick was really cheap. June says "in space, no one can hear you whine," and bids the viewers farewell.

Characters

Henry and June

Sniz and Fondue

Action League Now!

Life with Loopy

Anemia and Iodine ("Surprising Shorts")

Trivia

  • Other than Anemia and Iodine, the Henry and June, Sniz and Fondue, Action League Now! and Life with Loopy segments all relate to rockets and space.
  • It is the first episode without Prometheus and Bob.
  • This episode is the first one to only have four Henry and June acts and four segments presented as well, due to the length of Anemia and Iodine.
  • June's quote "In space, no one can hear you whine" is inspired by Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi/horror masterpiece Alien, with the tagline being: "In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream."

Transcript

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Gallery

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Music

Main Comic

  • Salute to Liberty - Zack Laurence (opening)
  • Intergalactic 2 - Ray Russel ("We're in space!")
  • Ska Memorabilia - Jake Burns, Bruce Foxton (Henry introduces Sniz and Fondue)
  • The Plot Thickens - Dick Walter ("Initiate launch protocol!")
  • Skaternity [original music by the Moon Ska Stompers] (next cartoon)
  • 2-Tone Army [original music by the Moon Ska Stompers] (upcoming segments)
  • Salute to Liberty - Zack Laurence (Henry and June take off)
  • Tragicomic - Dennis Farnon (cheap Halloween costumes)
  • 2-Tone Army [original music by the Moon Ska Stompers] (Life with Loopy next/"Not those kinds of shorts!")
  • Hook 3 - Steve Gray (Henry and June notice the key)
  • Terminal Pursuit (a) - Paul Pritchard (Henry prevents June from turning the key)
  • Skaternity [original music by the Moon Ska Stompers] (ending/credits)

Sniz & Fondue

  • Toys for Boys - Boris Schoska (intro/title card)
  • Twilight Tango - Otto Sieben (opening)
  • Before The Beginning - Graham De Wilde ("Snap me down!")
  • Hyperspace (C) - Paddy Kingsland ("'Cause we'll be booking through space, man!")
  • Pell-Mell - Sam Spence (Sniz rushes home)
  • Happy-Go-Lucky - Lothar Mikulicz (Bianca cutting toenails)
  • Squadron Airborne - Bruce Campbell (Sniz decides to go on the trip)
  • Hollywood Christmas - Gregor Narholz (inside the spaceship)
  • Sincerity - John Scott (Sniz sad)
  • Bits and Pieces - Ronald Hanmer (Sniz and Fondue trying to escape)
  • Teenager Riff - Gerhard Trede (Sniz and Fondue down the escape hatch)
  • Hit and Run - Sam Spence ("Totally.")
  • Pikanterie - Gerhard Trede (ending)

Action League Now!

  • News at Ten - Johnny Pearson, Dave Hewson (opening)
  • [original music by Nat Kerr and Rick Witkowski] (before, during, and after intro)
  • Thunder Girl Flying [original music by Nat Kerr and Rick Witkowski] (when Thundergirl offers to save Justice and flies)
  • [original music by Nat Kerr and Rick Witkowski] (before and after commercials)
  • Thunder Girl Flying [original music by Nat Kerr and Rick Witkowski] ("Thundergirl, away!")
  • [original music by Nat Kerr and Rick Witkowski] (the Mayor lounges in a swimming pool/Meltman falls off the rocket/the rest of the League notice Meltman falling/the rocket falls into the pool/the Chief weeps/harp glissando)
  • The End 06 A Maj - Marcin Pospieszalski (Justice with a parachute)
  • [original music by Nat Kerr and Rick Witkowski] (ending)
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