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Remember the cartoons you loved as a kid? Do you, like us, remember mid-2000s Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network with a mix of fondness and terror – or, if you don’t, do you want to know what the fuss was about?

Join Mary, David, and Ben as we revisit the cartoons that shaped us in an episode-by-episode deep dive, as well as the Internet fan culture as it was then and is now. How do these nostalgic shows hold up? What do we think of them now, as not kids but sad adults? How has the zeitgeist and Internet following evolved along with us? We set out to answer these questions and also to be incredibly hilarious and physically attractive.

We started in 2017 with Return to the Past: A Code Lyoko Retrospective, which ran from 2017-2019 and makes up the first part of this feed. Second was The Ultimate Reprise, which ran from 2019-2020 and covers Oban: Star Racers. Now we’re on The Avatar Recycle, hot on the heels of Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Netflix debut!

Join us wheresoever you like. Watching along is not necessary - but highly encouraged – and we try to keep spoiler free up to the current episode! Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com!

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    • 4.9 • 58 Ratings

Remember the cartoons you loved as a kid? Do you, like us, remember mid-2000s Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network with a mix of fondness and terror – or, if you don’t, do you want to know what the fuss was about?

Join Mary, David, and Ben as we revisit the cartoons that shaped us in an episode-by-episode deep dive, as well as the Internet fan culture as it was then and is now. How do these nostalgic shows hold up? What do we think of them now, as not kids but sad adults? How has the zeitgeist and Internet following evolved along with us? We set out to answer these questions and also to be incredibly hilarious and physically attractive.

We started in 2017 with Return to the Past: A Code Lyoko Retrospective, which ran from 2017-2019 and makes up the first part of this feed. Second was The Ultimate Reprise, which ran from 2019-2020 and covers Oban: Star Racers. Now we’re on The Avatar Recycle, hot on the heels of Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Netflix debut!

Join us wheresoever you like. Watching along is not necessary - but highly encouraged – and we try to keep spoiler free up to the current episode! Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com!

    TAR #11 - Both Sides: The Episode (The Great Divide)

    TAR #11 - Both Sides: The Episode (The Great Divide)

    Ah yes, here we are. One of the Famously Bad episodes of Avatar, which means it would be a low average in any other show. Even as we try not to judge it by its reputation and/or memes, we still find it... condescending? A bit tone deaf? Paints centrists as the real victims? We're not quite sure what they're actually trying to say here. 
    But it's okay that this one's a bit of a stinker, because on our end, MARY GOT A CAT! Say hello to Ness, of whom pictures can absolutely be found on our Twitter. And stick around to listen as we avoid talking about this episode by any means necessary, including crabs, "Weed la Weed," and the the Adam Sandler movies we maybe tolerate. 
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    Click here for some very cute Neon Genesis Evangelion art: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eh6B5-pXgAAu5s2?format=jpg&name=small 
    Click here for some Spongebob Vocaloids: https://twitter.com/redbuddi/status/1305216930547150848 , https://twitter.com/redbuddi/status/1304309204409348101 , https://twitter.com/redbuddi/status/1304309204409348101
    Click here for Ryuko's cool mask: https://twitter.com/centinel303/status/1305535592218861568
    Click here for the post about the Cave of Two Lovers: https://gayavatarstyle.tumblr.com/post/626688191372640256#notes
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    Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com ! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup. 
    OR! You can join us on Discord at this link: https://discord.gg/tf9m6CM 
    Cover art by Ingram Jinkins! Find their work at @ingramjinkins on Twitter or at http://ingramjinkins.com.
    Theme song is "Then Everything Changed" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    TAR - Secret Tunnel #1 - Spotted Bat Appreciation Zone

    TAR - Secret Tunnel #1 - Spotted Bat Appreciation Zone

    First and foremost I have to deeply DEEPLY apologize for the lateness of this episode, I had it and it was up on Patreon and I just straight up forgot to put it on the main feed. ._. Thank you all for your patience!
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    Welcome to the Secret Tunnel, the Rec Room-alike where we take a break from painstakingly recapping a show in order to talk about side material, fan ephemera, and really just whatever the heck we want. This time, we're diving deep into the world of New Avatar Memes, which we are so very grateful for, and sharing some character tidbits from the artbook...
     

    But first, let's talk about Code Lyoko! It's coming to French Netflix (the only real Netflix, according to the French), and you'd better believe we have opinions on that. Delight as we surprise you with more facts about Noam Kaniel than you could possibly be interested in. Then, we dive into the one topic you've always wanted to hear about: how flying bison do it. You perv.
     

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    Some of the posts we discussed in the episode:

    https://zuko-just-wants-his-honor.tumblr.com/post/628634033264410624/atla-characters-as-masks-pt-2
     

     https://babyitsbirdoutside.tumblr.com/post/625154756764106752/look-i-refuse-to-believe-this-hasnt-been-done 
     

    https://katywrites-sometimes.tumblr.com/post/624907458804137984/this-is-all-i-have-to-offer
     

    https://zukosgarbitch.tumblr.com/post/620392824184176640/its-tiktoks-like-this-that-dont-make-me-regret
     

    Weed City post: https://gayavatarstyle.tumblr.com/post/185035801515/i-get-that-being-frozen-for-100-years-is-a-tough 
     

    Click here to find out more about the spotted bat!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_bat
     

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    Here are some of the best resources at hand right now to educate   yourself, donate/generate ad revenue, and protect Black lives and Black   safety: 
     

    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ 
     

    Homeless Black Trans Women Fund -    https://www.gofundme.com/f/homeless-black-trans-women-fund?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
     

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    Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com ! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup. 
     

    OR! You can join us on Discord at this link: https://discord.gg/tf9m6CM 
     

    Cover art by Ingram Jinkins! Find their work at @ingramjinkins on Twitter or at http://ingramjinkins.com.
     

    Theme song is "Then Everything Changed" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    TAR #10 - Wow Cool Hook Swords!! (Jet)

    TAR #10 - Wow Cool Hook Swords!! (Jet)

    Listeners, hide your bananas, cause we're about to meet some guerillas.
    This episode is all about Jet, the freedom fighter dude who is definitely NOT literally just Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop, and Jess is here to discuss how cool his hook swords are and whether or not he would vape in real life (he would). Also, in light of all the strongly-worded emails we've recently received, we've decided to bring back Vriskourse. Lucky you!
    A couple of notes:
    - There are minor ATLA spoilers at 1:58:15. 
    - We learned about Chadwick Boseman's death while recording, and discussed it for several minutes. This begins at 1:02:30. 
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    Check out our fantastic friend Jess's many glorious projects at https://beachghost.carrd.co/ !
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    Click here to learn how to read Homestuck: https://www.wikihow.com/Read-Homestuck 
    Click here for Oops All Moisture Packets: https://scontent.fdet1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118474276_10157984197322496_8361091499623872371_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=jEFyynxRdsEAX9pxKDC&_nc_ht=scontent.fdet1-1.fna&oh=da63cf52284e37d01e94fd9cbd3719f7&oe=5F6DD998
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    Here are some of the best resources at hand right now to educate  yourself, donate/generate ad revenue, and protect Black lives and Black  safety: 
    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ 
    Homeless Black Trans Women Fund -    https://www.gofundme.com/f/homeless-black-trans-women-fund?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
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    Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com ! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup. 
    OR! You can join us on Discord at this link: https://discord.gg/tf9m6CM 
    Cover art by Ingram Jinkins! Find their work at @ingramjinkins on Twitter or at http://ingramjinkins.com.
    Theme song is "Then Everything Changed" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    TAR #9 - Surrender Your Booty (The Waterbending Scroll)

    TAR #9 - Surrender Your Booty (The Waterbending Scroll)

    Join your Super Nuclear pals for a lively discussion on whether bare man ass is allowed on Nickelodeon. That's right: it's an episode all about pirate booty! Arrgh! And when you're done listening send us an email! Would YOU eat cabbage that the cabbage merchant had lovingly rubbed on his unshaven face? Would YOU buy a box from a horse-faced man with lipstick that may or may not contain a corpse (the box, not the man)? We're dying to know!
     

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    Here are some of the best resources at hand right now to educate  yourself, donate/generate ad revenue, and protect Black lives and Black  safety: 
     

    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ 
     

    Homeless Black Trans Women Fund -    https://www.gofundme.com/f/homeless-black-trans-women-fund?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
     

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    Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com ! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup. 
     

    OR! You can join us on Discord at this link: https://discord.gg/tf9m6CM 
     

    Cover art by Ingram Jinkins! Find their work at @ingramjinkins on Twitter or at http://ingramjinkins.com.
     

    Theme song is "Then Everything Changed" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    TAR #8 - Aang Arrives 112 Years Late With Starbucks (The Winter Solstice, Part 2)

    TAR #8 - Aang Arrives 112 Years Late With Starbucks (The Winter Solstice, Part 2)

    Happy belated vore day, everyone! And speaking of vore day, Aang's quest to stop the Fire Lord is a little bit like googling that: he's not gonna like what he sees, but may learn something about himself and walk away profoundly changed. In particular, he's going to learn that he has exactly nine months to learn three lifetimes' worth of bending.
    This episode also gives us the birth of Inventor Sokka, an important facet of his character that'll help us later! Also, Ben's cat gets cancelled.
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    Here are some of the best resources at hand right now to educate yourself, donate/generate ad revenue, and protect Black lives and Black safety: 
    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ 
    Homeless Black Trans Women Fund -    https://www.gofundme.com/f/homeless-black-trans-women-fund?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
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    Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com ! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup. 
    OR! You can join us on Discord at this link: https://discord.gg/tf9m6CM 
    Cover art by Ingram Jinkins! Find their work at @ingramjinkins on Twitter or at http://ingramjinkins.com.
    Theme song is "Then Everything Changed" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    TAR #7 - Places Where The Veil is Thin (Winter Solstice, Part 1: The Spirit World)

    TAR #7 - Places Where The Veil is Thin (Winter Solstice, Part 1: The Spirit World)

    In this episode, the former half of our very first two-parter, Iroh gets naked, Aang wrestles a bear, and the Super Nuclear Group waxes poetic about America's two favorite underdogs: Jeb Bush and Scrappy Doo! Think we can't prattle about this for three straight hours? Click and be amazed!
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    This episode of The Avatar Recycle carries a content warning for discussion of a racist meme at 1:37:00 and discussion of homophobia at 2:14:00.
    Click here for a body that is about to be discovered: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EClRnP9XkAAxIbr.jpg 
    Click here for a spare foot: https://s3.amazonaws.com/intanibase/iad_screenshots/1945/3445/17.jpg 
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    Here are some of the best resources at hand right now to educate yourself, donate/generate ad revenue, and protect Black lives and Black safety: 
    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ 
    Homeless Black Trans Women Fund - https://www.gofundme.com/f/homeless-black-trans-women-fund?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
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    Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com ! Or you can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup. 
    OR! You can join us on Discord at this link: https://discord.gg/tf9m6CM 
    Cover art by Ingram Jinkins! Find their work at @ingramjinkins on Twitter or at http://ingramjinkins.com.
    Theme song is "Then Everything Changed" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

    • 2 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

ajsandersfeld ,

I had no idea what I was missing out on!

I watched Code Lyoko as a kid and still consider it to be one of the shows that influenced me as an artist and writer. I had no idea there was a whole podcast originally dedicated to Code Lyoko and I'm really interested to hear more from these hosts on other media; the title really suits it, not only is it a retrospective on the CL series but also on the other things that people our age watched at that point in time. We're in the middle of a pandemic right now and I've taken it upon myself to rewatch, re-read, re-play, and re-listen to old media that i enjoy just to sort of remind myself of my inspirations and stay motivated as a creative person while in quarantine and this podcast has been my Code Lyoko rewatch companion! Really love it so far and I've only listened to the first few episodes. I know beyond shadow of a doubt that it just gets better and I hope these folks keep up the great work.

boredmess ,

No value

It could be funny, but Mary brings it down.

ofrutsra ,

Wish I wasn’t late.

Great show. These 3 are a delight! Just wish I had found it while it was still running instead of months after the finale.

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