The Groovatron is the 10th episode in the first season of The Jackson 5 cartoon, Jackson 5ive. It was originally aired on November 13, 1971. The Jacksons tour themselves to exhaustion and long to take a break. Marlon Jackson, depicted as a gear-head genius, builds an Afro-wearing musical robot titled "The Groovatron" to stand in for them for future performance dates. However, a shifty salesman named Sam Sham witnesses the successful maiden performance of the robot, kidnaps it, and sends it on tour on its own, replacing The Jacksons and selling out instead of them. The brothers scheme at once to kidnap their robot back before their careers are destroyed. The songs played in this episode are Maybe Tomorrow and Nobody.[1]


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