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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. Intro and outro is "XANA Rhapsody" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.
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May 28, 2019

In this episode, we meet Jeremie's cousin Patrick, who is pale and broody and has a caramel pompadour. Uh-oh! Does he also sparkle in the sunlight and watch girls in their sleep??? (You groan, but that joke would've killed in 2007.) 

Join Mary, David, Ben, and very special guest Dianna as they reheat this and many other Dubya-era knee-slappers. (And, indeed, as a spam email sends Ben face-first into a creepypasta.)

Note that this episode is so soapy, we half-expected an eyepatch-wearing evil twin to turn up at the end. It's so soapy, it damn near disinfected our bathrooms. 

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Go to http://www.legendsoflocalization.com for a few of the glorious images we referenced today!

I'll highlight this one in particular since it set us off on a tangent: https://legendsoflocalization.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/grilled-mormons-e1.png 

Click here for Sleepers: http://100percentkansasbeef.tumblr.com/post/183397969316 

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

You can also look up our libsyn page at http://www.orc.moe !

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

Intro and outro is "XANA Rhapsody" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 24, 2019

Ground control to Major Tom, someone set us up the bomb! This episode was scheduled to come out on Monday, but due to an act of sabotage by internet gremlins, it's coming at you today instead. Sorry!

But yes, it's true - like other classic TV characters before them, including but not limited to Josie and the Pussycats and Fonzie, the Lyoko Warriors are taking a trip to space. In addition, we finally reveal Ben's cat's full name (which we didn't really know was a mystery but damn if it didn't just get solved), David travels back in time to ride dinosaurs with Jesus, and Mary laughs at Jean-Pierre in a penguin costume. 

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Thank you so much to former guest and friend of the show Quinn for literally rescuing this episode from the jaws of hell!

Click here for Ape Oddity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTrgUZa1maw 

Click here for original party animal Jean-Pierre Delmas: http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/87_planete_bleue/Planete_bleue_026.jpg 

Click here to see Ernie on Yumi's desk: http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/87_planete_bleue/Planete_bleue_052.jpg 

Click here for an #aesthetic shot of Aelita and William: http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/87_planete_bleue/Planete_bleue_313.jpg

Click here for two very good lists of names: https://twitter.com/MikeDrucker/status/1129510738089922560 

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

You can also look up our libsyn page at http://www.orc.moe !

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

Intro and outro is "XANA Rhapsody" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 16, 2019

Some people like Code Lyoko. Others like robot dog buttholes. Once in a generation, something magical happens that brings these two warring tribes together. That thing is this episode.

Alas, it's not all sunshine and rainbows, as this episode also marks the last appearance of Ben's favorite character, Johnny (don't worry, we've prepared a fitting send-off). There's also some racism, helpfully inserted by the English translation, perhaps in order to make the episode more relatable to Americans.

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Click here for the monster we all forgot about: http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/88_cousins_ennemis/Cousins_ennemis_309.jpg 

Click here for preposterously large Yumi: http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/86_kiwi_superstar/Kiwi_superstar_157.jpg 

Click here for Johnny's expression of SHOCK AND BETRAYAL: http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/86_kiwi_superstar/Kiwi_superstar_205.jpg 

And now for couple of tweets that we love:

https://twitter.com/TriciaLockwood/status/1108102037072433153 

https://twitter.com/Dustinkcouch/status/1057094474227240960 

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

You can also look up our libsyn page at http://www.orc.moe !

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

Intro is "XANA Rhapsody" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

Outro is derived from Amazing Grace 2011 by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 

May 8, 2019

Welcome to another rip-roaring episode of this BS. Today, we're going to talk about Brynja, the character that made the (admittedly pretty meager, but plenty enthusiastic) Code Lyoko fandom sh*t their collective britches back in ye olden times. What exactly is she? A chaos demon? A parody of Mary Sues? Mary, David, Ben, and local cryptid Jess investigate, all whilst getting roped into another argument about whether D&D is for nerds or whether cool kids are also allowed to join in.

But wait, that's not all! We also discuss farts, Shakespeare, farts in Shakespeare, which of the Lyoko characters would vape, again (spoiler: it's William), and Australia's frightening animals and lovely listeners. Also, Ben, Jess, and Mary teach David how gays sit.

This episode of Code Lyoko and of RTTP contains a content warning for mentions of suicide in the beginning; in here it's around the 11 minute mark. There is also a mention of animal death at around 1:34:00.

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Click here for some frogs on their way to steal your girl: https://66.media.tumblr.com/2b9d2e732f525f2274e86bc1279d92da/tumblr_pqyrib6BZp1qan53i_540.jpg

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

You can also look up our libsyn page at http://www.orc.moe !

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

Intro and outro is "XANA Rhapsody" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

May 2, 2019

Today on Return to the Past, David rattles off a long list of weird Scooby-Doo knockoffs that he found on Twitter. And not a moment too soon, because, if Mike the cat's constant distressed mewling is any indication, Ben's Xbox summons a ghost when it's powered on! Anyone know how we can contact Goober and the Ghost Chasers?

While we worry about that, you can enjoy this fresh new episode (as of twelve years ago) of Code Lyoko, wherein Jeremie is invited to a real missile launch by a French airman who looks and sounds like if Tom Cruise circa Top Gun had a baby with Elvis. It is a hoot and not to be missed.

This RTTP episode carries a content warning for a brief discussion of animal abuse at 34:00. 

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Click here for a series of diary entries released after Season 1 of Code Lyoko, translated by a_queenoffairys! http://a-queenoffairys.tumblr.com/post/55148012898/if-these-were-ever-in-english-i-dont-know-where 

Click here for the forbidden fifth Replika: http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/decors/Decors_067.jpg

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

You can also look up our libsyn page at http://www.orc.moe !

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

Intro and outro is "XANA Rhapsody" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

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