Megas XLR is an American animated action comedy television series created by Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic for Cartoon Network, which aired two seasons from May 1, 2004 to January 15, 2005, each consisting of 13 episodes. The series revolves around two slackers, mechanic Coop (David DeLuise) and his best friend Jamie (Steven Blum), who find a mecha robot from the future called Megas (Mechanized Earth Guard Attack System) in a New Jersey junkyard. Coop modifies Megas and replaces his head, the control center, with a classic muscle car, and names him XLR (eXtra Large Robot). Together with Megas's original pilot Kiva (Wendee Lee), they must defend Earth from the evil alien race called "the Glorft".
While playing video games, Schaeffer and Krstic came up with an idea of making an animated series in which the main character would use his video gaming skills to pilot a giant robot. Much of the series is inspired by Japanese mecha anime which the two grew up watching, with the animation being inspired by both anime and Western animation. The humour often pays homage or mocks anime conventions. The entire series is available at the iTunes Store and on Xbox Video. The series was met with positive reception, and was ranked at No. 4 on ToonZone's "Toons of the 2000s: Top 5 Cartoon Network Originals".