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"The Tune Up" is the 36th episode of the series and the 5th(b) of Season 2 of Robotboy.

Synopsis

Gus uses Robotboy to download the latest video game technology, but Robotboy catches a computer virus and starts thinking that everyone is an alien! With Moshimo too busy to help, Tommy is recommended a robot doctor, who is duly kidnapped by Kamikazi and Constantine. The evil Dr. tampers with Robotboy so that he becomes uncontrollably violent. With options running out fast, Moshimo sends Tommy a termination software package, to end Robotboy’s days for the good of humankind. Suspecting that something might be awry, Tommy neglects to install the software and simply deactivates Robotboy. Kamikazi still in his guise as a Robot repairman offers to take the ‘deceased’ Robotboy away. Finally twigging what has happened, Tommy activates Robotboy and sets him lose on his evil tormentors!

Plot

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The episode begins with Gus showing Tommy Omega II, which hasn't even been released yet. When Tommy asks how he got it, Gus replies "Arr, it's a pirate life for me!" and runs off.

Back home, Tommy sees Robotboy acting weird, thinking he's on the planet Omega. That makes him find out that Gus used him to download Omega II off the internet and it got him a virus. While confronting Gus, Robotboy's vision mistakes he boys as Omega overlords, causing him to punch Gus. Tommy calls Professor Moshimo about the virus, but as he's too busy repairing his space telescope he calls a repairman.

The repairman had been hijacked by Dr. Kamikazi and Constantine, with the latter taking his place. Constantine places an implant in Robotboy without anyone noticing, then leaves. While Tommy is distracted by a phone call from Gus, Robotboy, affected by the implant, sees Mr. and Mrs. Turnbull walking outside, but sees them as citizens of Omega. Luckily, Tommy deactivates him before he could destroy them. Dr. Kamikazi appears as another repairman and tightens his implant into Robotboy's system. He tells Tommy there's no use, as the virus had spread through his brain, and the only thing to do is to destroy him. Tommy is reluctant to that, but he sees Robotboy wrecking the city soon after, and deactivates him before he could obliterate a dog.

Tommy calls Professor Moshimo, who tells him that Robotboy has become a serious threat, and that he's not himself at all anymore. He regrettably e-mails his ctrl-alt-delete software to Tommy, who is also reluctant to destroy Robotboy. Dr. Kamikazi tells Constantine that their plan to find the secret to take over the world is working, and explains he's to take Robotboy apart and use him to create evil Robotboy clones.

Tommy puts Robotboy's deactivated form in a small box and heads outside, only to be stopped by Dr.Kamikazi and Constantine. Kamikazi tells him there was nothing wrong with Robotboy in the first place, and it was his implant that did all the work. Tommy, in turn, explains that he never used the ctrl-alt-delete software and merely pretended to destroy Robotboy with it. He activates him, and Kamikazi sends out his minions. Robotboy super-activates and destroys a couple of them, but one of the remaining robots wraps him with his arms to trap him, and another puts his arm on Robotboy's chest to electrocute him, but it backfires and destroys the remaining minions. Tommy runs to Robotboy, glad he's back to normal, and they exchange a hug as Kamikazi drives off.

Tommy calls Professor Moshimo, telling him that Robotboy is okay, and that Kamikazi was behind everything. Moshimo asks to speak to Robotboy, but Tommy says that he needs one more thing to take care of, and Robotboy is seen chasing Gus while exclaiming "DESTROY OMEGA FREAKS!".

Appearances

Quotes

Dwight: Tommy, your stupid doll almost killed me!

Tommy: Yes, Gus? What do you want? You wanna use him to pirate another game?! You can't use Robotboy to pirate Veggie Wars III: The Reckoning! I SAID NO, GUS!

Professor Moshimo: We all love Robotboy, but with this virus he's not really Robotboy anymore... just a ruthless engine of destruction.

Tommy: You will always be the best friend I ever had, Robotboy...

Dr. Kamikazi: It will work for us, from beyond the grave! Once he's terminated, I'll take him apart and run the secret of superactivation, and create an army of evil-ish Robotboys!

Tommy: Oh, but it's not too late... I never used this! (Holds up the ctrl-alt-delete disk) I couldn't destroy Robotboy! I pretended to use it! Game over, Kamikazi. (Activates Robotboy) Let's get to work, Robotboy!

Trivia/Goofs

  • Possible Goof: On one frame of the scene/transition where it cuts from Tommy's face to Gus and on the first frame of the transition you can see a grey background showing letters.
  • After Constantine leaves Tommy's house, Tommy's cellphone rings because Gus calls. The cellphone ringtone is "The Buffoon", an actual ringtone from Nokia which can be heard and used with the Nokia 3310.
  • There is an alternate version of the battle scene on Vimeo. This version lacks music and sound effects, but has the characters' voices, and has several unused scenes that were cut out or edited. They are:
    • A close up of Robotboy before he superactivates.
    • The superactivation sequence is longer.
    • There is a white flash at the start of the clip of Robotboy having been grabbed by the robot's tentacles.
    • A shot of two of the robots approaching Robotboy.
    • Instead of saying "Ah!", Kamikazi says "Yes!".
    • The shot from Robotboy'a point of view has his hud visible and the shot doesn't pan.
    • The shot of Robotboy as he prepares to shock the robots doesn’t shake.
    • The second close-up of Robotboy has more steam around his eyes and is shorter.
    • The two shots of a robot's head and torso have an orange background.
    • A shot of Robotboy and the three robots before the explosion happens.
    • The explosion itself is different and the next shot has no fade in.
    • A cut ending scene with Robotboy and Tommy watching as Kamikazi and Constantine drive away.
    • The shot of the moon which pans over to Moshimo and Miumiu has no fade in.

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In other languages

Int. Language Int. Title Translation
Dutch Het virus The Virus
French Robotboy se détraque Robotboy breaks down
German Das Virus The Virus
Spanish La afinación The tuning


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