- "Captain BaseBallBat-Boy has an unbeatable track record in superhero deathmatches."
- ―Captain BaseBallBat-Boy
The show airs in 2003 and is still broadcast as of 2012.
History[edit | edit source]
The series starts with a comic in a newspaper which shows character Captain BaseBallBat-Boy making jokes or dealing with his arch-nemesis, Bicycle Helmet Girl. It possibly started at least 10-30 years ago as Frankie Niagara knows about them since he was a young boy. It is revealed many members of the Punchinello Crime Family are fans of the series including Vinnie Gognitti who owns a collection.
In 2003, there is a TV show where Captain BaseballBat-Boy fight his enemy Maxwell's Demon to save Bicycle Helmet Girl using his bat and ball to defeat his enemies and swing the projectiles back to the enemy.
The shows still exist in 2012 and facing off with a new enemy. It is also appear in Brazil with Portugese localisation.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Captain BaseBallBat-Boy fights his arch-nemesis - Maxwell's Demon - who leads an evil army of "freaking zombie demons from outer space". BaseBallBat-Boy's friend is Bicycle Helmet Girl: the narrator identifies her as his girlfriend, but the character himself strenuously denies this.
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Captain BaseBallBat-Boy
- Bicycle Helmet Girl
- Maxwell's Demon
- Doctor Entropy
- Freaking zombie demons from outer space
Fans of the show[edit | edit source]
- Vinnie Gognitti was a huge fan of the cartoon. His house was full of fan items. His fandom eventually lead to his death, as Vladimir Lem, in his "Trojan Horse" plan, blew Gognitti up when he was in a Captain BaseBallBat-Boy costume rigged with explosives.
- Frankie "The Bat" Niagara. Niagara's torturing style of beating his prisoners with a baseball bat might have been influenced by the cartoon. This theory is further evidenced by Niagara leaving behind comic strips of the superhero as his calling card.
- Mike "The Cowboy" was also possibly a fan of the series. He stated to Max Payne: "Very good show, very funny baseball bat."
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The comic panels are drawn in a style clearly referenced from Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts, with the interplay between Captain BaseBallBat-Boy and Bicycle Helmet Girl heavily reminiscent of that of Charlie Brown and Lucy.
- The phrase "freaking zombie demons from outer space" featured in Max Payne 2 is from the original Max Payne game. When Max kills Jack Lupino inside the Ragna Rock nightclub, he is seen shooting Lupino multiple times, saying: "I wanted to make sure he dies. V is a horrible drug, turned them into friggin' zombie demons from outer space." There are also posters on the Ragna Rock walls advertising a music concert called "Zombie Demons From Outer Space."
- The real "Maxwell's Demon" is a thought experiment created by physicist James Clark Maxwell in 1867, presenting a hypothetical scenario on how the Second Law of Thermodynamics ("in all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves the system, the potential energy of the state will always be less than that of the initial state," a concept known as entropy) could be violated. The experiment posits that an entity referred to as a "demon" controls a molecule-sized door between two chambers of gas, and selectively opens and closes the door to increase the heat of one chamber while decreasing that of the other. It has been the subject of numerous criticisms, primarily focused on the necessary ability of the demon to identify molecules without altering their behavior.
- The experiment is also referenced by Maxwell's Demon attempting to turn the Earth into a "dreaded closed system," and its creator being Doctor Entropy.
- Saci is a figure of Brazilian folklore, seen as a young boy who wears a cap and plays pranks on people; while the pranks are usually harmless, he is sometimes portrayed as malicious. If Saci is trapped or has his cap taken from him, he must grant one wish to the person responsible for his or his hat's capture.