Sealab 2021

The BEST episodes of Sealab 2021

Every episode of Sealab 2021 ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Sealab 2021!

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.

Last Updated: 6/4/2022Network: Adult Swim
Sharko's Machine
88 votes

#1 - Sharko's Machine

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/5/2004

Marco's illegitimate son applies for a job on Sealab. Can he pass the civil service exam with Debbie and Quinn helping?

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Return of Marco
60 votes

#2 - Return of Marco

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/12/2004

The much-ballyhooed return of Marco finally occurs in this eponymously-titled episode, with Marco playing the titular Marco. Marco, Sharko. Sharko, Marco. We'll just leave you two to get acquainted. Also, don't drink that pee.

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104 votes

#3 - Vacation

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/2/2003

Dear Dr. Quinn: Well, I hope you are having a great vacation and doing lots of fun things. Yes, have a great time. Oh, wait. Never mind. Because you're not going ANYWHERE! Love, Murphy.

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Der Dieb
228 votes

#4 - Der Dieb

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/12/2002

When things start going missing on Sealab, fingers start to point and tempers start to flare. It'll be up to Murphy and his cadre of Martian Knights to quell the chaos. Or, more accurately, to exacerbate the existing chaos into something much more chaotic. But in the end, there might be cake.

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All That Jazz
220 votes

#5 - All That Jazz

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/28/2001

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?

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Return to Oblivion
89 votes

#6 - Return to Oblivion

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/16/2003

A network executive audits the set of the hard-hitting action drama Sealab 2021, with hopes of somehow salvaging the dwindling series.

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The Policy
203 votes

#7 - The Policy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/2002

In a fevered spurt of conspicuous consumption, Murphy runs up a hundred grand in credit card bills. And let's face it, he just doesn't have that kind of money. So he sends his unwilling crew in search of sunken treasure. Sharks? Sure. Lack of oxygen? You bet. And hey, isn't that dynamite over there? Well, I'll be darned.

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Green Fever
87 votes

#8 - Green Fever

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/2004

Zombies ravage Sealab as Debbie plans her (fifth) 30th birthday party.

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Frozen Dinner
65 votes

#9 - Frozen Dinner

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/31/2003

The Sealab crew attempts a daring rescue mission to Ice Station Zebra, one of whose inhabitants has turned to cannibalism. They are accompanied by a German who "came with the sub," bears more than a passing resemblance to Jürgen Prochnow and is given to firing his pistol inside the sub and shouting "Sieg Heil, Cornelius Drebbel!" Unfortunately, the two inhabitants of Ice Station Zebra cannot be rescued due to a lack of wetsuits, thanks to Debbie packing an attractive dress for herself instead.

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194 votes

#10 - Chickmate

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/2/2001

Debbie wants to have a baby so she starts to interview the crew to see who will be the father. Marco makes time with the other Debbie (aka "Black" Debbie).

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I, Robot
344 votes

#11 - I, Robot

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/30/2000

A news item about Django, the little monkey whose brain was transplanted into a robot body, plunges the crew into a lengthy debate on whether or not they would allow their brains to be put in robot bodies. Meanwhile, Sealab's in imminent danger of imploding, and Dr. Quinn is the only one on board who seems to care.

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Feast of Alvis
215 votes

#12 - Feast of Alvis

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/29/2002

Capt. Murphy's attempts at a happy Alvistide go awry thanks to non-Alvian crew members, an uncooperative electrician, and Alvis himself "crapping the buffet".

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Swimming in Oblivion
197 votes

#13 - Swimming in Oblivion

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/5/2002

Well, a summary of this episode would, in its essence, be a spoiler. But get ready to see some of your old favorites (and some soon-to-be favorites) in this season finale: Chopper Dave. The Bebop Cola Robot. The Forest Ranger Guy. Skanky Darlene. The Martian Quinn. And who can forget Debbie's boobies?

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Craptastic Voyage
60 votes

#14 - Craptastic Voyage

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/11/2004

When Shanks refuses treatment for a festering, pulsing head-tumor, the crew decides to dust off the old shrink ray and then basically reenact the plot of a 1960's sci-fi movie starring that actress.

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196 votes

#15 - Predator

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/16/2001

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.

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60 votes

#16 - Casinko

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/6/2005

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).

134 votes

#17 - Brainswitch

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/26/2003

When something majorly weird happens, involving an explosion, something else majorly weird happens, involving Quinn's and Stormy's brains.

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Murphy Murph and the Feng Shui Bunch
228 votes

#18 - Murphy Murph and the Feng Shui Bunch

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/9/2001

Murph blows the whole Sealab budget on making the place "Feng Shui" paying a scam artist to redecorate the whole place.

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274 votes

#19 - Stimutacs

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/28/2002

In his quest to build the evilest of all empires, Sparks invents a miraculous new drug. Stimutacs are billed as an "herbal dietary supplement", but their side effects are truly amazing... and highly addictive! Can Dr. Quinn foil this nefarious plot?

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Tourist Season
64 votes

#20 - Tourist Season

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/30/2003

A horde of tourists descends upon Sealab. There are some fatalities. Doctor Virjay makes a startling (and delicious) discovery about meat. Yummy!

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Isla de las Chupracabras
62 votes

#21 - Isla de las Chupracabras

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/2004

A team-building exercise goes horribly awry when the crew of Sealab finds themselves on the dreaded "Isla de Las Chupacabras!" In English, that's "Island of the Goatsuckers." And the episode is in English.

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71 votes

#22 - ASHDTV

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/20/2004

What's better than a TV? An HDTV. And what's better than that? An ASHDTV. And what does the AS stand for? You probably guessed "[adult swim]" but it's "Asteroid Smasher." And that's what the crew of Sealab stole from Spacelab.

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Hail, Squishface
200 votes

#23 - Hail, Squishface

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/10/2002

Adorableness ensues when Murphy buys a cute little Gloop from a sexy Asian lady. But what the...? Those things are multiplying like crazy! And they've got a hankering for the kelp harvest! And they're filled with poison gas! And we better get some flamethrowers down here to show those damn Gloops who's boss!

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215 votes

#24 - 7211

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/15/2002

A nuclear submarine crashes outside the station, and the crew of Sealab (in a rare occurrence) must work quickly to stop an environmental disaster from happening.

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55 votes

#25 - Butchslap

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/13/2005

Marco convinces Debbie to give up her "questionable" ways through a pep talk, leading her to find religion and dump Quinn. Meanwhile, Sparks recognizes the pep talk from a 60's show, which leads a drunken Quinn to sic the network on the fugitive TV star Marco.

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