7 Musical Moments from MARVEL’S M.O.D.O.K.
All ten episodes of the first season of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the adult animated comedy on Hulu, have finally arrived for streaming! If that’s music to your ears, then this listicle of seven musical moments from Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. is for you.
This listicle does include some mild spoilers for the series, so if you’d like to be sure nothing is ruined, you’ll want to stream the show before singing along! HEAD GAMES!
1. “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Never Let You Go” by Third Eye Blind
In episode two, M.O.D.O.K. and Jodie travel two decades into the past in order to attend a Third Eye Blind concert that they missed back in the day. They attend the concert and hear the band playing “Semi-Charmed Life.”
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Then later in the episode, a version of the Third Eye Blind song “Never Let You Go” plays over a montage. If you want to relive Jodie and M.O.D.O.K.’s date too, just listen to the video below:
2. “One Headlight” by the Wallflowers
In episode three, M.O.D.O.K. becomes convinced that he must seize control of an A.I.M.-related leadership event. Soon, he is taunting new boss Austin (Beck Bennett) by asking if they should play “One Headlight,” because he’s being a Wallflower.
Listen to Austin’s favorite party song below:
3. Melissa Ethridge
Also in episode three, Melissa claims that her name is an acronym and tells M.O.D.O.K. for which word what each letter might stand for…
In response, M.O.D.O.K. declares that they named their daughter after musician Melissa Ethridge, which you can listen to below:
4. “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden
When M.O.D.O.K. is pitching his Black Hole Gun to the A.I.M. board, he echoes the Soundgarden song: “Back Hole Gun, won’t you come.”
To young to know what this reporter or M.O.D.O.K. is singing about, then listen below:
5. “Vacation” by The Go-Gos
If there’s one thing that Monica Rappaccini (Wendi McLendon-Covey) doesn’t want, it’s a vacation! The most skilled scientist at A.I.M. (yeah, I said it) can’t bear the idea of taking time off of work, but Austin notes that she has a lot of unused vacation days.
In the ensuing work fracas, M.O.D.O.K. uses Monica’s aversion toward vacation to his advantage, paraphrasing The Go-Gos. Check it out for yourself below:
6. “Piano Man” by Billy Joel
At Jodie’s softcover book release party in episode seven, Melissa and Lou both become “intoxicated” thanks to M.O.D.O.K.’s drunk gun. As a result, Melissa jumps into the pool, and Lou rolls the piano in, saying that rock and roll is better than anything involving the piano…
But that’s when the artificially intoxicated Lou remembers Billy Joel’s “The Piano Man.” Oh no!
7. The M.O.D.O.K. Family Band featuring the M.O.D.O.K. Family and introducing M.O.D.O.K.
In episode eight, the members of the M.O.D.O.K. family who aren’t M.O.D.O.K. are replaced by robot versions of themselves (who are very permissive about breakfast meats)! Fortunately, M.O.D.O.K. immediately sees through the subterfuge…
Or, at least, he immediately sees through the subterfuge after performing with the robots in The M.O.D.O.K. Family Band. Now that’s wholesome musical fun!
What was your favorite musical moment from Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., Marvel Blog True Believers? Let us know what you think in the comment section.