"Bad Apple!"
Season 2, Episode 3
Screen shot 2013-06-15 at 5.05.42 PM
Production Code: 203
Airdate: June 15, 2013
Director: Jason deVilliers
Written by: Richard Grant Bennett and Jason deVilliers

"Summer Camp!"

"Bad Apple!" is the third episode of the second season of The Aquabats! Super Show!


The Aquabats must save Jimmy's mom when a giant worm swallows her during a visit to their farm.


(Contains Spoilers)

After a giant mutant "flea beetle" attacks Captain Turnips Grocery Island, The Aquabats trace it to a nearby farm growing genetically enlarged produce, which happens to be run by Jimmy the Robot's estranged parents, the Goodmans. Tensions rise between Jimmy and his eccentric scientist father over Jimmy having abandoned his farm life, but when a gigantic mutant worm swallows Jimmy's mother, the two must work together to rescue her.



Origin StoryEdit

Jimmy explains his version of how he joined The Aquabats, being built to help on his families farm, leaving for the city to follow his dreams, and answering a newspaper ad for a band seeking a saxophone-playing robot. This segment utilizes clunky 1980s-style computer animation.

Lil Bat CartoonEdit

Lil Bat uses a tennis ball launcher to practice his serve, but the machine goes haywire. With the help of a cannon, Lil Bat turns the tables on the renegade machine.


insert explanation of the commercial for the Dirt Clod


"Open the Worm!"Edit

The Bats sing a song to attract the giant worm that swallowed Jimmy's mom.


Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The episode parodies a scene from the movie Star Wars: A New Hope (when Luke realizes stormtroopers have attacked his home and getting there only to find it ruins).
  • The ad Jimmy responds to reads "Do you want to make money for nothing, and your checks for free?" This is a reference to lyrics from the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits. The video for the song was rendered using early CGI, and the animation in Jimmy's origin flashback deliberately has a similar primitive, blocky look.
  • The worm is based on the creatures (Graboids) from the Tremors movies. Graboids also live underground and track their prey via seismic activity (vibrations through the ground).

Aquabats TriviaEdit

  • This is the 3rd time we see someone's life story of how they join Aquabats.
  • They aren't named, but the punks who accost the band in Jimmy's origin cartoon are obviously based on The Sandfleas.

Production TriviaEdit



The Aquabats! Super Show! "Bad Apple" (promo) - Hub Network

The Aquabats! Super Show! "Bad Apple" (promo) - Hub Network


  • CGI Sandfleas
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