The Best Episodes of Sealab 2021
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2019
The year is 2021. Deep below the ocean's surface, looms a vast, magnificently high-tech compound: Sealab. A multi-national scientific station with an annual budget in the trillions, dedicated to the research and exploration of man's final frontier... Sealab's crew is charged with exploring the possibility of underwater colonization. As the Earth's surface, by this time, has gotten just generally crowded, hot, and icky. However, as most government-funded agencies usually are, Sealab is manned by a motley collection of malcontents and screw-ups who were unfit for work in the private sector. They really don't get any research done, but instead spend their time bickering among themselves or just plain goofing off. The crew have manipulated their luckless leader, Captain Murphy, into submission, and are content to ride the government clock, raking in fat, hazardous-duty paychecks.
#2 - Return of Marco
Season 4 - Episode 11
Marco died three episodes ago. What's he doing back? Later, Marco and Debbie sing Antônio Carlos Jobim's "Waters of March" in Portuguese.
#4 - All That Jazz
Season 1 - Episode 9
Murphy is stuck under a soda machine. To make matters worse, everyone else is out at a concert and can't help him! To make matters worse still, who should happen upon poor, defenseless Murphy but an angry scorpion and a tooth-collecting maintenance robot?
#5 - Stimutacs
Season 2 - Episode 2
Sparks starts pushing a new, "mostly kelp" energy pill that proves to be highly addictive.
#6 - The Policy
Season 2 - Episode 5
After running up thousands of dollars in credit card debt, Murphy can't come up with a way to pay for it all...until Sparks intervenes. He takes out life insurance policies on the crew before sending them on a fatal fool's errand, and proceeds to kill Captain Murphy with a homemade tesla coil in the hot tub. However, Captain Murphy grabs Sparks as he is being electrocuted, killing Sparks as well.
#7 - Bizzaro
Season 2 - Episode 7
Who should come aboard SeaLab but the Bizarro versions of the crew, such as Bizarro Debbie, Bizarro Marco, Bizarro Murphy, Bizarro Sparks, Bizarro Stormy, and a sort-of Bizarro Dr. Quinn. The Bizarros hold the real crew captive, before beginning to torture the real crew. With Bizarro Torture.
#8 - Predator
Season 1 - Episode 5
A flesh-eating invisible monster has invaded the Sealab and is killing everyone. The crew tries to lure it into a trap by having Dolphin Boy wear a life-jacket made of meat.
#9 - Vacation
Season 3 - Episode 2
Dr. Quinn forcibly takes a well-deserved vacation, inside Sealab's walls, the crew attempts to find out what he's doing.
#10 - Lost in Time
Season 1 - Episode 6
Under orders from Capt. Murphy, Stormy & Quinn attempt to hook up pirated cable-TV. After getting a picture, something goes haywire and sends Stormy & Quinn repeatedly back in time about 15 minutes. Then, after getting a picture, something goes haywire and sends Stormy & Quinn repeatedly back in time about 15 minutes. Then...
#11 - Sharko's Machine
Season 4 - Episode 10
Marco's illegitimate son applies for a job on Sealab. Can he pass the civil service exam with Debbie and Quinn helping?
#12 - Murphy Murph and the Feng Shui Bunch
Season 1 - Episode 10
Murph blows the whole Sealab budget on making the place "Feng Shui" paying a scam artist to redecorate the whole place.
#13 - Der Dieb
Season 2 - Episode 4
A series of unexplained thefts leads Murphy to declare "Martian law". In the ensuing madness, everyone ends up blaming Quinn for all the thefts.
#14 - Hail, Squishface
Season 2 - Episode 6
A mysterious Asian visitor brings an irresistibly cute Gloop (reminiscent of shmoos) onto the station, which Murphy names Squishface. There are two problems, though: Gloops stink, and they multiply so fast that eventually Sealab is overrun with them. This episode parodies "The Trouble With Tribbles", Gremlins, and Aliens. There is also a reference to the popular fps shooter Return to Castle Wolfenstien when Debbie calls out "I need ammo!" and a bullet icon appears over her head.
#15 - I, Robot
Season 1 - Episode 2
Sealab is in danger, but nobody cares. The crew wonders what it would be like to be robots, while Quinn tries to deal with the impending disaster.
#16 - Waking Quinn
Season 1 - Episode 8
While lounging in the pool, Dr. Quinn is repeatedly electrocuted by Stormy throwing various devices into the water. Quinn's resulting hallucinations are strangely hysterical.
#18 - Isla de las Chupracabras
Season 4 - Episode 7
A team-building exercise goes horribly wrong when the Sealab crew are attacked by Chupacabras.
#19 - Return to Oblivion
Season 3 - Episode 5
A network executive audits the set of the hard-hitting action drama Sealab 2021, with hopes of somehow salvaging the dwindling series.
#20 - In The Closet
Season 2 - Episode 1
Due to a faulty door, the Sealab crew gets locked in a tool closet. A few black eyes result as they try to get out, but then they discover that a pack of unfed killer dogs are running around Sealab.
#21 - Legend of Baggy Pants
Season 2 - Episode 8
Murphy's golf game is, due to a lack of golfballs, cut short. Murphy embarks on a frantic quest to find the Pro Shop. On the way, Murphy runs into a Monster-Hesh, snotty telephone operators, the Dolphin Boy, and a perfidious Eggers. Finally, Murphy ends up at the local watering hole, 'The Idiot', and starts drinking. Heavily. Murphy also loses his hat.
#22 - Casinko
Season 5 - Episode 1
As it turns out Sealab was built on an ancient Indian burial ground and is now sinking into the ocean floor. The only hope to save Sealab is John Bear, Sealab's resident Native American. But in order to save Sealab Shank's must agree to turn the Mess Hall into a casino which he does. But once the casino opens John Bear still won't stop the sinking (or let Debbie have a lounge show).
#23 - Green Fever
Season 4 - Episode 9
Zombies ravage Sealab as Debbie plans her (fifth) 30th birthday party.
#25 - Let 'Em Eat Corn
Season 4 - Episode 5
Tornado Shanks declares Sealab a sovereign nation in order to be his own tax haven. A wave of secession fever sweeps through the entire crew, with a half-dozen nations declaring themselves independent in a few minutes; with the help of two British businessmen, they are all soon armed with missiles allegedly loaded with nuclear warheads. When push comes to shove and every Sealab nation declares war on every other one, however, the nukes all turn out to be duds.