You Oughta Be in Pictures
Season 2, Episode 9
Air date 13. September, 1996
Written by Brooks Wachtel
Episode guide
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You Oughta Be in Pictures is the twenty-fourth episode of The Mask: The Animated Series.

Plot SummaryEdit

Sly Eastenegger, a famous action movie star, and his director choose Edge City to film his latest movie, and challenges The Mask into a competition over who will be the next action movie star. Meanwhile, Peggy discovers a nuclear bomb stolen from the U.S. government that Eastenegger is plotting to use in his latest movie.



  • Sly Eastenegger shows many references to actors Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger and their movies. The film Eastenegger was filming in Edge City, named "The Day After. The Day After. The Day After." parodies the Terminator film franchise that stars Schwarzenegger as it includes him being called, "The Ex-terminator" and him saying Schwarzenegger's famous catchphrases from the films, "I'll be back!" and "Hasta la vista, baby!" He does mentions Eastwood's film, A Fistful of Dollars, and does his "Are you feeling lucky, punk?" famous gun-pointing moment from Dirty Harry when pointing his revolver at Stanley Ipkiss during their first encounter. When dealing with The Mask interfering with his film Eastenegger mentions to him, "I'm an action star, alright, not a kindergarten cop." referencing the action-comedy film, Kindergarten Cop starring Schwarzenegger. When cowering in fear when the bomb was about to go off, Eastenegger says, "There ain't going to be no rematch.", referencing the boxing film, Rocky, starring Stallone.
  • The armored suit Eastenegger uses during the firing turret guns challenge against The Mask bares a resemblance to Iron Man from Marvel Comics.
  • The scene where Sly Eastenegger begs for The Mask to disarm the bomb and The Mask holds in the bomb's explosion with his butt while sitting down was reused in a flashback in the later season two episode, (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Green Mask
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