ReBoot Episode 11 (1_11) (code 9416)


Note: YTV listed this as "Talent Night in Hell", although the episode itself says "Talent Night". In the Canadian version, the YTV robot shows up. In the US, the big red robot does not have a logo on its chest.


Dot and Bob have a surprise birthday party planned for Enzo. With all the commotion going on, Megabyte wants to get into the act.


The story opens with Bob and Enzo playing a game against a couple of binomes. "You're smoke" says Enzo. "In your dreams, birthday boy", replies Bob. (This scene is included in "The Recording Session #2", a QuickTime movie.) The game ends in a four-way tie. Enzo goes on ahead while Bob checks up on Dot. Dot is in the middle of auditioning acts for the surprise party she is holding for Enzo's birthday.

Things are not going well. Most of the acts are awful, and the interesting ones are nixed by Miss Emma Fee, the Prog Sensor. Dot tells Bob to keep Enzo busy until 24:50. The acts being auditioned are:

Megabyte notices the activity and tries to get information out of Bob (who throws Enzo into the goal of a rocket-pack game to keep Enzo from hearing about the secret activity). MB sends some of his incompetent spies to check out the commotion around Dot's Diner. They end up being part of the act. MB is rather pleased to hear that all those people will be gathered in one place - he decides to put into action "plan code 214".

Meanwhile, Bob takes Enzo to the Data Slides in the Beverly Hills sector. Enzo is tired and hungry, and wants to go back to the Diner. As he takes off on his zip-board, the guy with the Afro comes down, and Bob says "oo, er!"

[robot] The street near the Diner is filled with just about every single vehicle in Mainframe. (Some of these are shown in Alliance's Motor Pool, others can be found by Parsing Mainframe's Database; look for the Data Crane.) Enzo wanders backstage, past the fat Elvis, past the water-cooler sprite (who is speaking Robby the Robot's line from the movie Forbidden Planet: "would 64 gallons be sufficient"), past the big red robot, and on to the stage.

Everybody is there, and is counting down the time left. Right at zero, sparklies start at Enzo's feet, and he gets a new outfit. His shirt says 10 instead of 01. Dot comes out in a torch-singer outfit and performs "You're Alphanumeric" to a slack-jawed Bob and Enzo.

The fat Elvis gets ready for Aloha from Mainframe via Satellite, but gets flattened when Megabyte crashes the party (literally). Two A.B.C.s (Armored Binome Carriers) transform into giant speakers, and Megabyte comes out of a coffin held up by skeleton hands. (Hack and Slash are his drummers.) He pulls out a guitar, and turns the volume up to eleven.

Bob counters by telling Glitch to transform into a BFG (Big Fancy Guitar). The two men perform a wild guitar duet. At the end, MB gives his guitar to Enzo, and says "I've always wanted to do that". As MB's gigantic armored limo leaves, Mike the TV tells the crowd "Ladies and gentlemen, Megabyte has left the building". (Fat Elvis pops up and looks astounded.)


The binome joke, Dot's singing and the guitar duel from this episode are on the CD-ROM that comes with the action figures.

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