When we last left our heroes The Aquabats, the rock n' roll superheroes had just saved the world — but were propelled deep into space. Now, as The Hub's The Aquabats! Super Show returns for a second season, the band is back on Earth and received as heroes.
"It's not revealed how they make it back to earth, but we'd love to explore that later," says executive producer Christian Jacobs, whose alter ego, MC Bat Commander, is the de facto leader of The Aquabats. "With the loss of Super Magic Power Man, played by 'Weird Al' Yankovic, the earth is happy to have us back. The Aquabats are still five goofballs, but now there are these huge expectations for them to perform. They've got the weight of the world on their shoulders."
The Aquabats have come a long way, from their start as an early 1990s Orange County, Calif., band to the stars of their own TV show. (Jacobs is also one of the creators of the preschool sensation Yo Gabba Gabba!). "The fact that The Aquabats! Super Show is out and people are responding to it well and kids like it too, not just thirtysomething dads, it's really gratifying," he says.
Yes, that's "Weird Al" Yankovic behind that mask, protecting the people and saving the earth as Super Magic Power Man. Yankovic guest stars on the Season 1 finale of The Hub's The Aquabats! Super Show, which airs June 16 (11am ET, 8am PT).
The Aquabats! Super Show!
In this week's episode of The Aquabats Super Show, the cult fave band celebrates "The Good Life." Their definition of "The Good Life"? Donuts. Lots of them. On demand, and even in a piñata.
The Aquabats Super Show
Pool party, baby! After years of trying, superhero rockers The Aquabats finally make it to your TV screen this Saturday with The Hub's new quirky comedy series The Aquabats Super Show!