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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is an American television series based on the 1978 film Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and the 1988 sequel Return of the Killer Tomatoes!, though mostly based on the latter. The series aired on Fox Kids between September 8, 1990 and November 23, 1991.

Plot

The series picks up five years after The Great Tomato War (much as the film Return of the Killer Tomatoes did), where tomatoes are banned. However that has not stopped Dr. Putrid T. Gangreen from engaging in his experiments. Gangreen's ultimate goal is to rule the world and he will not let anyone stop him. But his most successful experiment may very well be his undoing. Tara Boumdeay, a tomato turned human, runs away from Gangreen, taking along her 'Brother', the fur-covered F.T., whom she passes off as a dog. They befriend Chad Finletter (nephew of the Great Tomato War veteran, Wilbur Finletter) who, after saving the pair from a tomato attack, gets Tara a job at his uncle Wilbur's Tomatoless Pizza Parlor. She shares their secret with Chad regarding the two of them being tomatoes and Chad vows to help them against whatever Gangreen has planned. That is where everyone stands at the start of the first episode, "Give A Little Whistle", where the evil Doctor sets his new plans into motion (and would continue through the first season).

Season Two would center on Gangreen actually conquering the world in the debut episode. But Gangreen learns on a personal level the importance of the quote "Be careful what you wish for". He is overthrown by Zoltan and his gang of twice-mutated tomatoes, and is forced to join up with Chad, Tara, Wilbur and the rest of the Killer Tomato Task Force (other vets of the Great Tomato War).

Cast

  • Chad Finletter - voiced by Christian Guzek
  • Tara Boumdeay - voiced by Kath Soucie
  • Wilbur Finletter - voiced by Thom Bray
  • F.T. - vocal effects provided by S. Scott Bullock
  • Whitley White - voiced by Neil Ross
  • Tomato Guy - voiced by Maurice LaMarche
  • The Censor Lady - voiced by S. Scott Bullock
  • Sam Smith - voiced by S. Scott Bullock
  • Floyd Bridgework - voiced by Thom Bray
  • Mary Jo Nagamininashy - voiced by Kath Soucie
  • Mayor Leonard Earwax - voiced by Cam Clarke
  • Dr. Putrid T. Gangreen - voiced by John Astin
  • Igor Smith - voiced by Cam Clarke
  • Zoltan - voiced by Maurice LaMarche
  • Tomacho - voiced by Cam Clarke
  • Beefsteak - voiced by Chuck McCann
  • Fang - voiced by Susan Silo
  • Ketchuck - voiced by Maurice LaMarche
  • Mummato - voiced by Rob Paulsen
  • Phantomato - voiced by Maurice LaMarche
  • Link - voiced by Maurice LaMarche
  • Johnny Tomato - voiced by Maurice LaMarche

Episodes

Season 1

  1. Give a Little Whistle
  2. Attack of the Killer... Pimentoes?
  3. Tomato from the Black Lagoon
  4. Streets of Ketchup
  5. Tomato Invasion from Mars
  6. War of the Weirds
  7. Invasion of the Tomato Snatchers
  8. Terminator Tomato from Tomorrow
  9. Camp Casserole
  10. Spatula, Prinze of Dorkness
  11. Frankenstem Tomato
  12. The Gang That Couldn't Squirt Straight
  13. Beach Blanket Tomato

Season 2

  1. The Ripening Disaster
  2. A Rotten Reversal
  3. Phantomato of the Opera
  4. Stemming the Tide
  5. The Tomato Worms Turn
  6. Ultra-tomato III
  7. Tomatotransformation
  8. The Great Tomato Wars
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