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Mega-Pinocchio is an episode from the Mega Man animated series. The episode was written by Michael Maurer.
After saving an interesting scientist named Dr. Petto, Mega Man gets offered the chance to be transformed into a real human. While it's a very far-fetched idea, Mega Man is compelled by it and takes Dr. Petto up on the offer.
Little does Mega know that "Dr. Petto" was really a robot created by Dr. Wily. Wily implants a mind control chip in Mega Man's head and uses him to do his dirty work. And there's nothing Mega Man can do to resist his orders.
- The name "Doctor Petto" comes right from the name of Geppetto, the builder and father of Pinocchio. Also, the title and the story of the episode are based on Pinocchio.
- The scene where Dr. Light, Roll, and Rush are in the trash compactor is reminiscent of a similar scene in the original Star Wars movie. This could be a reference to that scene.
- Crash Man and Magnet Man make their first and last appearance in this episode for the entire series.
- Also making an appearance in this episode is the Lincoln Memorial, showing that the final battle of this episode took place in Washington, D.C.
- Everyone, apart from Dr. Petto, pronounces Petto's name "Dr. Pedo", causing somewhat of a controversy with viewers often mistaking him for a pedophile. This may be due to the fact that "Geppetto" is often pronounced "gepedo", due to people's natual laziness.
- In the scene where Wily's robots run out to combat Mega Man and the army controlled by the mind-helmet, Ring Man is shown running out of the helicopter, but he is not destroyed and does not appear. Conversely, Magnet Man was not seen running out of the helicopter but was disabled by Mega Man.
- Dr. Wily: "You feel all mushy unt tingly inside!"
- Mega Man (perfectly replicating Wily): "... I feel all mushy, unt tingly inside."
- Mega Man: "Oh no! He's gonna blast president Lincoln!" (Mega Man jumps in front of Lincoln's statue to protect it from Proto Man's shot)
- Proto Man: "Ha! I knew you'd risk yourself for mister Lincoln."