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Return to the Past: A Code Lyoko Retrospective

Remember Code Lyoko? That show with the foreheads? The one you used to half-watch while you waited for Teen Titans to come on? The RTTP crew remembers. Join Mary, Ben, and David as we discuss this dorky, cheesy, weirdly touching, occasionally brilliant, underrated relic of early noughties kid culture. Bring your skateboard, y’hear? Follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast, or send us your feedback at rttppodcast@gmail.com! Cover art by Ingram. Find more of their work at http://www.ingramcomix.com or @ingramcomix. Opening: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel Outro: "S'Envoler" (Generique Fin) by The Subdigitals, Franck Keller, and Ygal Amar
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Aug 11, 2017

Welcome back to the Rec Room! Every ten episodes, we take a break from recapping the show to talk turkey about the fandom/culture around it (as you would know if you'd been paying attention. This'll be on the quiz).

In this episode, we review two Code Lyoko YouTube gems: the infamous (though possibly to nobody but us) Movie Quote Dub and the review by renowned cringelord Pan Pizza. We're also addressing one of our listeners' questions: if we could reboot the show, what would we do differently?

Also featured: awkwardly trying to remember things from Xiaolin Showdown, Ben plugging yet another adorable fanfic, and finding ways to make the show gayer than it ever was.

Click here to watch the Code Lyoko Movie Quote Dub. Click here to watch Pan Pizza's review of Code Lyoko.

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

You can also support us at our donation page: https://ko-fi.com/rttppodcast!

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals


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Aug 4, 2017

We're sorry to disappoint you guys, but in this episode we do not, in fact, make a SpongeBob reference. (We make Fairly Oddparents and Teenage Robot references instead.) Oh, and speaking of robots, that's what this week's Lyoko is about! And for your humble hosts, it's probably the most divisive episode so far...

Click here to see the screencap we mentioned.

Click here to see the best Sissi Lyoko form of all time. 

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Jul 28, 2017

Ooh la la! Things get hot and heavy in this week's episode, as Jeremie and Aelita have the steamiest encounter the TV-Y7-FV rating allows! (It involves floating in the abstract vacuum of the digital void and touching fingers and stuff.)

Join us yet again as we serenade your ear holes with 100% in-series color commentary on enemas. We also fawn over aquatic sloths (they were real; look them up), and completely lose our heads over Ulrich and Sissi's 'down payment.'

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

You can also support us at our donation page: https://ko-fi.com/rttppodcast!

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Jul 21, 2017

Yo yo yo, fellow coolkidz!

Welcome to another hella baller episode of R to the T to the T to the P, dawg!
Check it: Xana tries to get down wif da teens by sending them his new hit single, but, awww, snap! This jive is WACK! These kids best check themselves before they get wrecked, themselves!

(Pssst, did we do it? Did we relate to the teens? Do we need more k's and z's?)

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

You can also support us at our donation page: https://ko-fi.com/rttppodcast!

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Jul 8, 2017

NOTE: There will be no new episode this Friday, as we are all taking a bit of a break. Tune in the Friday after for Killer Music!

If your longtime crush had suddenly lost his memory and you were responsible for his care, what would YOU think is the right thing to do? If your answer is "take this awesome opportunity to make him mine", then congratulations, you've followed Sissi's line of logic.

Join Mary, David and Ben as we try to make sense of this show's again tenuous grip on realistic science - and have a bit of fun along the way. Do you want to see a bunch of shrunken-down Warriors riding Kiwi to victory? We do, and so should you. 

Click here to find out about scenes removed from CL episodes! (NSFW warning)

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

You can also support us at our donation page: https://ko-fi.com/rttppodcast!

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Jul 1, 2017

The Super Nuclear team is proud to introduce their very first, very special guest: yet another person you've never heard of! Join Mary, Ben, David, and for the first time ever, Shawn (a long-time friend of the show and relative Code Lyoko novice) as they discuss pink French toilet paper, wonder whether XANA vapes, and make Simpsons references that were old when Code Lyoko was new. Our spirits are high and (judging by our featured episode's animation) the budget is low, so go ahead and give us a listen (and maybe throw a couple bucks our way)!

(Also featuring silent special guest Teddy, a dog who was just trying to get some sleep.)

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

You can also support us at our donation page: https://ko-fi.com/rttppodcast!

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Jun 23, 2017

In this episode, Mrs. Hertz gets high and gives her students dangerous misinformation, so you know you're in for a good time! (That, itself, is dangerous misinformation.) The teen drama descends into cringe-inducing camp, and Ben descends into teen drama as the Odd/Aelita issue rides again.

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

You can also support us at our donation page: https://ko-fi.com/rttppodcast!

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Jun 17, 2017

Today's episode is The Trap, and though your humble hosts had quite frankly forgotten it even existed, it's left us feeling quite emotional! 

Join us as David waxes nostalgic about his first crush (she's a triceratops), Ben shamelessly plugs Echoes of Echoes: Finding William Dunbar some more, and Mary makes Admiral Ackbar jokes so you don't have to. Also, we reveal the latest clue in the mystery of Kevin, and ask YOU to send us your fanart!

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

You can also support us at our donation page: https://ko-fi.com/rttppodcast!

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Jun 10, 2017

In this episode, Xana launches his most vague attack yet, many of the show's most famous plot devices make their second-ever appearance, and... Well, the title says it all. Also featured: your hosts making ridiculous trumpet noises, a hilarious voice acting snafu, and a delightful anecdote about the time David out-FN@F'd a bunch of fifth graders.

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

You can also support us at our donation page: https://ko-fi.com/rttppodcast!

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Jun 3, 2017

In this episode, the Lyoko Warriors learn what Ben (and superstar actor Nicolas Cage) have known all along: bees are bad news. We'd torch the whole lot of 'em, if they weren't a crucial part of the ecosystem on which we all depend. Crafty beasts.

Also featured: weird tangents about clowns and Sonic the Hedgehog. But we assume you all know what you're getting into by now.

Apologies for the sound quality in this episode! Both Ben and Mary need to be more disciplined about turning their external microphones on. Ben, specifically, in this instance. 

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

May 26, 2017

As we all know, the Parisian sewers are full of rats. But watch out! When XANA takes the wheel, these rats would much sooner eat our animated friends alive than yank on their hair and turn them into world-class chefs. Do various scenes of Yumi being a badass (and at least one awkward yuri tease) make up for this episode's oodles of scripting problems? Tune in to find out!

Click here to check out, and support, Thomas Romain's newest project!

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

May 19, 2017

Welcome to the Rec Room, where the points are made up, the rules don't matter, and everybody gets drunk and kisses each other. This week, we're taking a break from our regularly scheduled program to discuss the (Kadic) bombshells dropped by Channel Frederator's recent "107 Facts About Code Lyoko" video. That was a season four reference, kids. Please stick with us.

We'll be getting back on track next week with a thrilling discussion of episode 11: Plagued.

Click here to watch 107 Facts About Code Lyoko by Channel Frederator.

Click here to watch Garage Kids, the original five-minute pilot for Code Lyoko!

Click here to read Return to the Past, here to read Ghosts in the Machine, and here to read Everyone Gets Drunk and Kisses Each Other.

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

May 12, 2017

There's a new student at Kadic, and one of the Warriors is head-over-heels for her! Amazingly, she's NOT an American exchange student. That's right, it's time to get to know Taelia, aka the face that launched a thousand theories!

Join us yet again as we discuss one of the most notorious episodes of season one! Also featured: Jim/Kiwi fanfics, the possibility that at least one of the Warriors is a millionaire, and the kind of secondhand cringe that would make Pan Pizza blush. Nerdboys, make yourselves at home.

Also HAPPY 10TH EPISODE!! YEEHAW

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

May 5, 2017

You guys may not remember this, but once upon a time, having your cell phone taken away seemed like perfectly legitimate grounds for a student protest. Meanwhile, Pick on Yumi Week reaches its peak as XANA tries to nuke her from space.

Join us as we talk freedom fries, poke gentle fun at Overwatch fanboys, and reminisce about the good old days, when people had to make emojis with their faces.

Click here to read The Games of Moriarty, and here to find out more about Code Lyoko: Rebirth.

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Apr 29, 2017

Is this Code Lyoko's first real clunker? Mary and Ben say yes, David says maybe. Join us as we meet famed American film director James Finson (we know he's American because he's fat) and discuss Freudian interpretations of slimy alien drool. Oh, and there's also some more nonsense about Bruce Willis.

Please note that Return to the Past no longer has a "Clean" rating. Still gonna bleep out swears though. It's like a middle ground. 

Click here to find out more about La Seine Musicale, the gorgeous new concert venue that just opened on the former site of the real-life factory!

Click here to see the Vince McMahon power walk. 

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Apr 19, 2017

In this episode, XANA completely blindsides the entire Lyoko Gang by attempting to impersonate a human being and doing remarkably poor work of it, despite completely fooling the group up until the very last moment. But then, why does he drive an emotional wedge in the group in the first place, when he could do so many more destructive things? Is XANA a cold and calculating being, always trying new plans when the old ones don't work, or is he angry and vengeful, forever trying to hurt the Warriors? Or is he just a dumb computer program? The answer unfortunately is that it's really inconsistent and we just don't know. 

Anyway, here's Image Problem, the episode where a Yumi clone tries to get her mack on with Jeremie and also some other stuff happens! (And it's the first writing credit for Mary's personal hero for this series, Bruno Regeste.) We'd also like to welcome you to our auxiliary podcast-within-a-podcast, Return to the Gotta Blast - An Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius Retrospective. 

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals


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Apr 15, 2017

At long last, the first truly great episode of Code Lyoko arrives! (Unfortunately, this episode of RTTP is no less terrible than the rest.) THRILL as Jeremie and Aelita exchange G-rated double entendres! GAPE as David cracks up Ben and Mary with jokes that would get groans in a kindergarten classroom! BEHOLD as we barrel down weird tangents about juggalos!

Caution: contains awkward references to the capital-P Problematic late seventies sitcom Diff'rent Strokes.

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

(Sorry for the late release, folks! #7 will release on time.)

Apr 6, 2017

What does XANA have in common with Skynet (well, other than the ridiculously obvious, we mean)? What do Ben's nipples have in common with Smash Mouth's hit single, All-Star? And which of our humble hosts has the cutest dimples? Tune in to episode five to find out!

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Mar 29, 2017

Apologies for the less-than-great audio from Mary and David in this episode, but we were recording in THE SAME ROOM which was a great arrangement for all parties concerned.

Log Book - an episode that David rightfully remembered as great and Mary and Ben were taken to task on. On today's show we tackle the big questions: How much character development can one show fit into a Speed homage? What the heck were the ONE pair of street names we had to remember for our Americanization goof? What does Ben REALLY think of Odd/Aelita? How do electric cars work?

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Mar 22, 2017

In this episode, Ulrich, Jim, and Sissi are trapped in a closet as a toxic fog spreads rapidly throughout the school. Coincidentally, a fog also spreads rapidly through Mary, Ben, and David's skulls as they try to think of something, anything, remarkable to say about this utterly unremarkable Code Lyoko episode.

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Mar 8, 2017

Only two episodes in and already there's singing and dancing (ball's in your court, Joss Whedon). Join the RTTP crew as we discuss underrated vegetables, fail to identify French public safety workers, and react to unexpected emotions we thought we'd never feel again - all right here in Seeing is Believing! 

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Franck Keller, Ygal Amar, and The Subdigitals

Mar 1, 2017

In Code Lyoko's debut episode, an evil computer demon turns a teddy bear into a kaiju. What could be more relatable to our audience of millennial tweens? Check out OUR debut episode for all the context the series itself utterly fails to provide! And yes, it's spelled "Teddygozilla." No D.

Despite what we said in this episode, we do have a Twitter! Follow us at @rttppodcast. 

Return to the Past: A Code Lyoko Retrospective is hosted by Mary, David, and Ben. Cover art by Ingram. Find more of their work at http://www.ingramcomix.com or @ingramcomix. 

Opening: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "S'Envoler" (Generique Fin) by The Subdigitals, Franck Keller, and Ygal Amar

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