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Disenchantment Under the Sea is an episode of The Adventures of Captain Laserbeam.

Audio

Episode audio

Cast

WorkJuice Players

Guest Stars

Plot

Captain Laserbeam is participating in a charity bowling event and using his lasers to always bowl a strike. Congresswoman Mulcahey thinks he should be teaching the children who are present a lesson about not cheating, instead.

He arrives at the Adventurekateer Clubhouse, where Adventurekateers Gregory is dealing with the divorce of his parents and his crush on Adventurekateer Andrea, who's parents recently converted to Hinduism and are throwing her a samskara.

The Adventurekatters tell Captain Laserbeam learns that The Fishwife and Mr. Octopus - a recently married villain couple - have robbed Apex City Aquarium. He decides to pursue them, though doing so infringes on the jurisdiction of Phillip Fathom. Captain Laserbeam finds that the newlyweds have recently resolved their domestic squabbles about henchman Tyler, and Laserbeam quickly becomes ensnared in a deathtrap. Fathom shows up, and is similarly trapped, but will the memory of his faithful Investigateens give him the strength to escape?

Character Mentions

Villains

Notes

  • This is the first appearance of Phillip Fathom, Deep Sea Detective, and the only podcasted episode in which Fathom is not played by Hal Lublin.
  • Phillip Fathom was played by Hal Lublin in the TAH Live version of the episode. This episode had several other significant changes. (See below.)

Continuity

Production

Recorded at the Marines Memorial Theater as part of San Francisco SketchFest on January 21, 2012. and released on April 16th, 2012.

TAH Live

This episode was performed as a part of the third The Thrilling Adventure Hour Live YouTube Show on April 25, 2020. The full episode video may be purchased at Vimeo. Proceeds from the live stream and from sales of this recording benefit food banks in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and other cities.

There were several significant changes in the TAH Live performance, including the Adventurekateers and Investigateens present, and the list of villains Captain Laserbeam suspects.

Cast

WorkJuice Players

(Top) Hal Lublin, Janet Varney, John Ennis, (Bottom) Cedric Yarborough and Paul F. Tompkins in Disenchantment Under The Sea.

Guest Stars

  • Captain Laserbeam - Cedric Yarborough
  • Congresswoman Mulcahey - Rhea Seehorn
  • Narrator - Jonathan Coulton

Plot Changes

Instead of giving a lesson about cheating or not cheating, Laserbeam insists to Congresswoman Mulcahey that children prefer lasers over fair play.

Adventurekateer Deborah is dealing with the divorce of her parents, and her father, who she loves more than her mother, took her to the aquarium last month.

Annie's Adventurekateer is sad, reminiscing that her ex-boyfriend Richard took her to the aquarium once. She's also suspicious that Deborah is seeing Richard, but Deborah claims she only talks to him in the carpool.

Character Mentions

  • Yesterdamus
  • The Substa-brute
  • Ramona Clef

New Theme Song

The TAH Live performance also introduced a new theme song, written and performed by Jonathan Coulton

Who's got the science of 100 lasers?

Ooh it's Captain Laserbeam!

What gives him power? Is it all those lasers?

Ooh, it's Captain Laserbeam!

He will be right on time anytime a criminal crimes a crime.

Cause he's hand in glove with the lasers that he ss the captain of!

Who's that dispensing justice via lasers?

Ooh, it's Captain Laserbeam!

Where did he get his name? That's right, lasers!

Ooh it's Captain Laser

Ooh it's Captain Laser

Ooh it's Captain Laserbeam!

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