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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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Jul 7, 2019

It's been over ninety episodes of this Lyoko crap. How about we pivot to Evangelion instead? That's hot and trendy again, right? And, really, is there anything more fun than listening to young white people share their brave yet controversial opinions about anime? Join us for ten minutes of that, followed by a long groan of an episode of a far inferior thing that isn't even a real anime.

Also featured: Ben pokes gentle fun at his goofball of a stepfather and makes lascivious comments about cartoon characters again, David tells the surprising but true story of the time some jackass filed a complaint with his employer because of a disagreement about Rick and Morty, and Mary laughs for 40 seconds straight at a dancing Ukranian man.

Also, we'll need your help for two upcoming projects! We'd like to assemble a "clip show" of show moments for Echoes, and a collection of listener messages (written or recorded, your choice) for our final season break/postmortem. If you would like to contribute to either, please let us know at rttppodcast@gmail.com !

This Code Lyoko episode carries a content warning for jokes about and imagery reminiscent of suicide. This episode of Return to the Past carries a content warning for discussion of this scene starting at 1:22:00. 

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Click here for a cool video of Rei having fun: https://multitrip.tumblr.com/post/186007191078

Click here for the greatest video of all time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrKMiE9WII0 

Click here to listen to Shinji get in the robot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyIpijrLlcM 

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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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