61st Century Lip-Synch Man
January 13, 2016 4:20 AM   Subscribe

In the history of gag dubs, one of the earliesr and more obscure is a segment from MTV's Cartoon Sushi, Ultracity 6060, debuting in episode one. After the fold, all but one of its six or seven episodes, depending on how you count - one is an original parody.

Episode 1: No Lip-Synching (from Mobile Police Patlabor) (mirror)
Episode 2: Hirogani's Unstoppable Flatulence (from Genocyber) (mirror)
Episode 3: Planet Jackson (from Mighty Space Miners) (mirror)
Episode 4, possibly: Fast Driver (original parody by Nick Gibbons)
Episode 5: Food Court/Iria at the Mall (from Iria: Zeiram the Animation)
Episode 6: Bleep (from unknown)
Episode 7: Ouch My Eyes (lost episode)
posted by BiggerJ (6 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I immediately remembered the "No Lip-Synching" short when I saw the title, but I had completely forgotten the "Planet Jackson" short. Ah, the days of Cartoon Sushi and Liquid Television. Good times.

Now I'm off to find some Stick Figure Theatre.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 5:07 AM on January 13, 2016

Well now I need to watch Iria again.
posted by curious nu at 6:18 AM on January 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

Bravo for the post title! Looks like today's playlist is going to be heavy on the King Crimson.
posted by McCoy Pauley at 7:18 AM on January 13, 2016

What's so amusing about these is that they're pretty much exactly the same thing folks like Carl Macek did to various anime series to construct Robotech -- which, other than Cartoon Sushi and Toonami, would have been the first introduction to anime that most American kids of the era had.
posted by tobascodagama at 11:47 AM on January 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

My nerdy friends and I would often say, "Is it true about the lip-sync, Colonel?" whenever an anime we were watching conspicuously avoided showing someone's mouth while they were talking.
posted by RobotHero at 4:03 PM on January 13, 2016 [2 favorites]

posted by BiggerJ at 5:33 PM on January 13, 2016 [2 favorites]

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