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==Bad Qualities ==
 
==Bad Qualities ==
#To start off, it has some of the laziest and cheapest Flash animation out of everything in the 2000s. It's kinda better than ''[[Just Jamie]]'' and ''[[Faireez]]'' (the shows that were produced by the same company as The Eggs (Funbag); in which both of them look worse) but still.
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#To start off, it has some of the laziest and cheapest Flash animation out of everything in the 2000s. It's kinda better than ''[[Just Jamie]]'' and ''[[Faireez]]'' (the shows that were produced by the same company as ''The Eggs'' (Funbag); in which both of them look worse) but still.
 
#*It doesn't help that the show was animated by Atomic Productions.
 
#*It doesn't help that the show was animated by Atomic Productions.
 
#*As a plus, the animation looks eerily similar to the infamous [[YouTube Kids Cartoons (2014-present)|YouTube Kids Cartoons]].
 
#*As a plus, the animation looks eerily similar to the infamous [[YouTube Kids Cartoons (2014-present)|YouTube Kids Cartoons]].
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* Despite the show being obscure, there were DVDs of it released only in Australia. There were four of them released with each having 13 episodes.
 
* Despite the show being obscure, there were DVDs of it released only in Australia. There were four of them released with each having 13 episodes.
 
* The show became a meme by a popular YouTube user named Xploshi with a short video named "Scramble.mov" which showcase Scramble saying "What is today is the day?" from "The Beginning", which was the first episode.
 
* The show became a meme by a popular YouTube user named Xploshi with a short video named "Scramble.mov" which showcase Scramble saying "What is today is the day?" from "The Beginning", which was the first episode.
* A scene of the episode "The Black Hole" was featured in the 2006 Australian drama film ''Jindabyne'' in the scene where Tom, Caylin-Calandria, and Vanessa watch it on TV at night while Claire, Jude and Carmel converse together.
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* A scene of the episode "The Black Hole" was featured in the 2006 Australian drama film ''Jindabyne'' in the scene where Tom, Caylin-Calandria, and Vanessa watch it on TV at night while Claire, Jude, and Carmel converse together.
 
*Mike O'Reilly (who portrayed Benedict) died on June 1, 2021.
 
*Mike O'Reilly (who portrayed Benedict) died on June 1, 2021.
*Philip Dalkin (the writer for most of the episodes of the show) also written episodes for shows such as "Get Ace", "The Deep", "Dogstar", and "H2O: Just Add Water".
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*Philip Dalkin (the writer for most of the episodes of the show) also written episodes for shows such as ''Get Ace'', ''The Deep'', ''Dogstar'', and ''H2O: Just Add Water''.
* Despite it being an Canadian co-production, this show never aired in Canada.
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* Despite it being a Canadian co-production,iy never aired in Canada.
**Since New Bike is Canadian (who produce and distributes the show) and Nine Network is Australian (who only airs the show).
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**Since New Bike is Canadian (who produce and distributes the show) and Nine Network is Australian (which only airs the show).
   
 
==Comments ==
 
==Comments ==

Revision as of 01:27, 14 October 2021

The Eggs
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Behold people, one of the most bizarre and cheapest-looking Flash shows ever brought to you by Nine Network, which also brought you The Shapies, Pixel Pinkie, The Day My Butt Went Psycho, and Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos.
Genre: Adventure
Science fantasy
Comedy
Animation
Musical
Running Time: 12 minutes
Country: Australia
Canada
Release Date: 2004 - 2005
Network(s): Nine Network
Created by: Tony Byrne
Brendan Byrne
Distributed by: New Bike Entertainment (currently)
VGI Entertainment
Porchlight Entertainment
Starring: Pierre Brauit
Kate Hurman
Rick Jones
Helene Joy
John Koenegen
Nancy Neilson
Mike O'Reilly
Terrence Scammell
Ross Wilson
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 52


The Eggs is an Australian-Canadian children's animated series that first premiered on Nine Network in 2004.

Plot

The Eggs follows the colorful adventures of the four anthropomorphic egg “college graduates” named Benedict (voiced by Mike O'Reilly), Yolky (voiced by Helene Joy), Scramble (voiced by Terrence Scammell), and Sunnyside (voiced by Kate Hurman) as they continue their mission through the Loonyverse to search out valuable new sounds for their music-loving home planet of Kazoo.

On their travels, they visit many unique and strange different planets each with their own music and sounds.

Bad Qualities

  1. To start off, it has some of the laziest and cheapest Flash animation out of everything in the 2000s. It's kinda better than Just Jamie and Faireez (the shows that were produced by the same company as The Eggs (Funbag); in which both of them look worse) but still.
    • It doesn't help that the show was animated by Atomic Productions.
    • As a plus, the animation looks eerily similar to the infamous YouTube Kids Cartoons.
  2. The designs for the characters look very simplistic and unappealing, with little to no details.
    • For the designs of the Eggs themselves, they look more like simplistic ovals/ellipses and circles than actual eggs.
    • The plot states that they're supposed to be "college graduate" students (if they were, they would be mostly adults), but the designs make them look like kids and teenagers.
    • Speaking of the designs for the "college graduate" students, they're very uncanny to look at. What’s surprising is that this was meant to be an "improvement" over the original character designs which originally looked like this. Horrifying, right?
  3. Constant animation errors, especially in the earlier episodes. For example, sometimes when any character talks, their mouth doesn't move at all or doesn't match up with the dialogue.
    • The most infamous example is in the episode Tune Up, when Sunnyside gets set off from jail, she speaks, but if you look closely, her mouth does not sync at all.
    • Most of the animation errors are either the characters' mouths disappearing for a split-second, or occasionally their bodies or parts of their suits disappearing when they move.
  4. Most of the characters have little to no personality whatsoever and some are basically cliched and stereotyped (even the main characters).
    • Benedict is the smart one with controlling the spaceship which is named Shelly (while she's likable).
    • Yolky is the small one of the crew and is sometimes treated like a child by the rest of the gang.
    • Scramble is the nervous one and basically the comic relief character of this show, as well as being a Butt-Monkey type.
    • Sunnyside is a character that pretty much has no personality other than loving to collect new sounds and music.
  5. Effects are often used in this show, especially the “Motion Blur” effect, which is mainly used whenever the characters move.
  6. The backgrounds sometimes have low-quality pixels in them when they are zoomed in.
  7. It has some mean-spirited, unfunny and infamous moments.
    • In the episode "Yolky Saves the Day", even though Yolky saved Benedict, Scramble, and Sunnyside, they're still mad at her due to Yolky recording the robots.
    • In the episodes "Water Music" (while a good episode) and "Lost in Space", there was one infamous scene where it has a close-up of Scramble's belly rumbling because he's hungry. This may encourage vore.
  8. Overuse of gross-out humor. The most definitive example of this is a running gag with Scramble farting, which happens whenever he's nervous.
    • What's completely worse is that this happens throughout almost the entirety of the show, within almost every episode. No joke.
    • Sometimes, he turns green before he farts, which looks weird and unnecessary, as if he’s about to throw up instead.
    • There is even one episode under the name of "Counting the Beat" where the team actually used Scramble's gas to blast the rocket out of the sun. We’re seriously not joking about this either.
  9. There were moments from some episodes that depicted cannibalism.
    • In "One at a Time", the "Mono" creatures eat the crew's "eggmobiles" and Scramble calls them cannibals for doing that.
    • There is “A Lullaby for Shelly” where, in one scene, Scramble is seen eating breakfast which has scrambled eggs on it, making him completely hypocritical. This same goes to Yolky which did the same thing in "Lost in Space" and "Copycat".
  10. Due to the poor writing (especially if they're written by Philip Dalkin or lesser extent, Ray Boseley), there were some bad/average episodes here or there such as:
    • "One at a Time"
    • "Where's Shelly?" (depending on your view)
    • "Gulpy Wulpy"
    • "Peanut Surprise"
    • "The Missing Egg" (depending on your view)
    • "Counting The Beat"
    • "Double Yolkers"
    • "Cinderbot"
    • "Country Music Blues"
    • "Copycat" (depending on your view)
    • "The Deserter"
    • "Music Trap" (depending on your view)
    • "Too Much of a Good Thing" (depending on your view)
    • "A Visit to Oogy" (depending on your view)
    • "Plunka"
    • "Lost in Space"
  11. The episode "Country Music Blues" has the main characters visit the planet where everyone is crying due to the sad song, which is kinda annoying to listen to, and the crying as well. Not helping that this episode has the highest amount of crying from this show.
  12. Some of the songs at the end of each episode are not that great and the singing voice actors for some of these characters are irritating like Scramble for example.
    • The "Music Trap" song, while pretty catchy to hear, has a dark and depressing lyric which said "You'll be gone for a song and you'll never come back".
  13. Unoriginal names; for example the planet where the main characters live on is called Kazoo.
    • Some characters even have some confusing names. For example, the crab (in "Message in a Bottle") is called "Mr. Friday".
    • Even the title of the show itself is lazy and simple. It is so simple that it is almost impossible to find or search up anything related to this show with this title, unless you could type "The Eggs (2004)", but still.
  14. To add to BQ #2, the character designs for most of the other characters look either off-putting or awful.
    • Eggor looks like if he's misshapen. (even though he's a robot).
    • The Worms look like they’re caterpillars.
      • Speaking of which, their designs look even worse in the early episodes, which thankfully got fixed starting with the episode, "Rubbish Shoot".
    • Most of the other creatures of this show look weird, ugly, uncanny and don't really fit in this show.
  15. The character names are all based on egg names. Speaking of which, this show also has egg jokes which will get annoying quickly.
  16. The intros leave a lot to be desired and are lazily made, with the first being worse. The first one uses bad effects and episode footage from the episodes to the songs. It's not like the second intro was good either.
    • It, while catchy, is very annoying and generic as it involves the main characters and an off-screen narrator repeatedly singing the same lyrics "Yeah yeah, we're the Eggs!" and the narrator singing random space-related stuff.
      • It doesn't help as it is the tagline of this show.
    • While the second intro was a huge improvement, it still uses episode footage with sound effects.
  17. The voice acting, while fine, can be annoying at times, especially Scramble when he's screaming.
  18. The show ended on a cliffhanger. The final episode had them going to another universe called the Goonyverse (a carbon copy of Loonyverse, showing how unoriginal this show is), and when they do, it abruptly cuts to the song of the episode.
    • There was going to be a second season made but Nine possibly denied it or had no word for a season renewal, causing the show to end on an cliffhanger.
    • And to make matters worse, the animation studio Funbag Animation Studios Inc. (that produced the show) got shut down in April 29, 2007, leaving no chance for the show to be renewed or make more new episodes. After this, some of the employees at the studio founded New Bike Entertainment to secure Funbag's assets.
  19. Ironically, since the show is produced in Australia, none of the characters even have Australian accents prior to them being voiced by Canadian actors who put on their own accents instead of even impersonating the Australians.
    • This is actually what to expect from shows co-produced in both Australia and Canada where most of the characters (or for a bigger extent, all of the characters) are voiced by Canadian actors and actresses instead of any Australian actors/actresses (sometimes a few).

Good Qualities

  1. The second intro, while not great, was a huge improvement over the first.
  2. Most of the songs are good and pretty catchy, including the intro music.
  3. The animation inexplicably improved in later episodes.
  4. The second half of the show was a slight improvement.
  5. The cheap flash animation sometimes makes for unintentional comedy.
  6. Some characters designs (like Beany the String Bean, Mr. Friday, and The Groovers) look good/decent and fitting.
  7. Some of the characters are likable at times.
    • Sometimes, the main characters can be rescued by someone like Scramble (in "The Deserter", "Water Music", and "The Bubatuba"), Eggor (in "Country Music Blues" and "Don't Go Home"), and Yolky (in "Yolky Saves the Day").
    • Speaking of Shelly, she's a pretty likable character.
      • Min and The Worms are also likable characters as well.
        • Despite being a Butt-Monkey, Eggor is tolerable.
    • Scramble doesn’t fart in some episodes like "A Lullaby for Shelly", "Copycat", "County Music Blues", and "Sunnyside Up".
      • He farted once in some episodes as "There's Shelly" and "Now You See Her".
  8. The final episode "Home Coming" is a good way to end the show, despite it ending on an cliffhanger.
  9. Lot of good episodes such as:
    • "Which Came First"
    • "Pet Show"
    • "The Black Hole" (depending on your view)
    • "Now You See Her"
    • "Crosswinds"
    • "Choog"
    • "Water Music"
    • "The Worms of Ineptune" (depending on your view)
    • "A Lullaby For Shelly" (depending on your view)
    • "There's Shelly"
    • "A Hair Raising Tale"
    • "Rubbish Shoot" (depending on your view)
    • "Sunnyside Up"
    • "Message in the Bottle"
    • "The Silent Shell"
    • "The Big Freeze"
    • "The March of Ides"
    • "Yolky Saves the Day" (depending on your view)
    • "The Dance Craze" (depending on your view)
    • "The Bloogles" (depending on your view)
  10. While annoying at the times, the voice acting is pretty fine.
  11. The soundtrack is pretty decent to hear.
  12. There's some heartwarming moments here or there such as:
    • Sunnyside apologizing to Shelly in "The Big Freeze".
    • Yolky comforting Oogy in "A Visit to Oogy".
    • Sunnyside's wonderful and very heartwarming speech in the end of "Crosswinds".
  13. Besides the overuse of gross-out humor, there's some unintentionally funny moments here and there.
  14. Some funny one-liners like "What if today is the day?", "ARE WE THERE YET, ARE WE THERE YET, ARE WE THERE YET?!", "But I always crack under pressure!", "Why don't you ever LISTEN TO MEEE?!?!", "You cannibals!" (though offensive), "Eggor, my man", and "What? I'm a scientist.".

Trivia

  • This series used to be completely lost media, with only the first two episodes (which were only available on Vimeo), the first intro, and pieces of information about the show found at the time, but all episodes have now been found by various users, notably New Bike Entertainment (who uploaded all of the episodes, and currently owns the now-defunct Funbag Animation Studios trademark and its assets, which includes The Eggs, Just Jamie, and The Mole Sisters.)
  • Despite the show being obscure, there were DVDs of it released only in Australia. There were four of them released with each having 13 episodes.
  • The show became a meme by a popular YouTube user named Xploshi with a short video named "Scramble.mov" which showcase Scramble saying "What is today is the day?" from "The Beginning", which was the first episode.
  • A scene of the episode "The Black Hole" was featured in the 2006 Australian drama film Jindabyne in the scene where Tom, Caylin-Calandria, and Vanessa watch it on TV at night while Claire, Jude, and Carmel converse together.
  • Mike O'Reilly (who portrayed Benedict) died on June 1, 2021.
  • Philip Dalkin (the writer for most of the episodes of the show) also written episodes for shows such as Get Ace, The Deep, Dogstar, and H2O: Just Add Water.
  • Despite it being a Canadian co-production,iy never aired in Canada.
    • Since New Bike is Canadian (who produce and distributes the show) and Nine Network is Australian (which only airs the show).

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