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Posted Aug 7, 2006 @ 1:23 PM

Metalocalypse premiered on Adult Swim last night (also earlier on Friday on the Fix), a show created by Brendon Small (Home Movies) and Tommy Blacha. Show summary from the Adult Swim Upfront:

Dethklok is a Norwegian heavy metal band. They are incredibly talented and insanely popular. But Nathan Explosion, William “Murderface,” Skwisgaar Swigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles are also stupid … dangerously stupid. No matter what they do, be it playing sold-out festival gigs or going to the grocery store, Dethklok leaves a path of destruction and murder behind.

I really liked the episode overall and thought it was hilarious. I listened to the coffee jingle again this morning (Dethklok songs can be heard here.)
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Posted Aug 7, 2006 @ 1:59 PM

I really liked the episode overall and thought it was hilarious.

I liked it as well. So much so that I wish it was an entire half-hour episode as opposed to the almost 15 minute AS standard. I am so glad it's vastly different than Home Movies, which I hate with a burning passion.

What is this place?
It's a... food library.

A drummer named Pickles. Hahaha.

Doodilee doo ding-dong doodilee doodilee doo.
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Posted Aug 8, 2006 @ 6:00 AM

Doodilee doo ding-dong doodilee doodilee doo.

Heh.

I liked it as well, it was different and I usually like different. Does anyone know whose voice(s) Mark Hamill provided?
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Posted Aug 8, 2006 @ 6:23 AM

I thought this was great - the entire Food Library / Supermarket sequence was hilarious. "Hey, Chief, this stuff good for making soup? [gestures towards cart full of liquor] "Ummm, no." "That's a yes!"

I agree with Wacoshade, I wish it was a half hour instead of a quarter.
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Posted Aug 8, 2006 @ 10:07 AM

Does anyone know whose voice(s) Mark Hamill provided?

He does the voices for two of the evil politicians, according to this article.
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Posted Aug 8, 2006 @ 11:43 AM

Sounds like a lot of fun! I think Mark Hamill is a great casting choice for this show; after all, he was the voice of the Joker for "Batman: the Animated Series". I have got to make time to see this show.
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Posted Aug 8, 2006 @ 12:30 PM

Cutting & Pasting...

It's a good show, but I'm guessing metal and/or Home Movies fans might get more out of it. I'm pretty sure Nathan Explosion is modelled after Danzing, but I'm unclear on the rest. If I squint, William Murderface kinda looks like Jack Black with bad teeth and poofy hair, and he seems to be the Cartman of the group (fat whiner).

I didn't find a page on the network site, but I located Dethklok's MySpace page, as well as William and Skwisgaar Skwigelf's site, the latter including the infamous "Pain Waver."
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Posted Aug 8, 2006 @ 1:17 PM

He does the voices for two of the evil politicians, according to this article.

Thanks!
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Posted Aug 8, 2006 @ 4:19 PM

I'm pretty sure Nathan Explosion is modelled after Danzing, but I'm unclear on the rest. If I squint, William Murderface kinda looks like Jack Black with bad teeth and poofy hair

Heh. True on both counts. The Danzig reference is indeed crazy blatant. I like the whole send-up by Small and Blacha, partial spoof plus partial metalhead fanwank, making a band with references to an earlier heydey of the thrash/death metal bands of the late 80s and early 90s, ala the Danzig resemblance, the Scandanavian speed metal guitarists, the over the top cartoonish (literally here I guess) gore, the pseudo-gothic settings...

I meant to comment on your post from the other thread when I read it earlier, but I forgot to do so when I jumped on this thread. Murderface's look is kind of like some of the metal musicians from the 70s to early 80s, so I wonder if he is a shout-out to that at all. Think Uriah Heep or Blue Oyster Cult. In fact, he looks like a pudgier version of Buck Darma from BOC.
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Posted Aug 9, 2006 @ 1:04 AM

Metalocalypse is the funniest thing CN's had on since early Robot Chicken! I couldn't breathe through much of the premiere!
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Posted Aug 9, 2006 @ 1:21 AM

Loved the backgrounds, all the album cover homages were neat.

I really hated Murderface's voice though.
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Posted Aug 9, 2006 @ 11:37 AM

Murderface's voice is much better in the second episode.
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Posted Aug 10, 2006 @ 11:47 AM

Without getting most of the metalhead jokes: Metalocalypse appears to be in the same BSC vein as Sealab 2021. Whether or not it lives up to that, well...
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Posted Aug 14, 2006 @ 1:56 PM

Murderface's voice is much better in the second episode.

It definitely was. I love his self-deprecating attitude.

The "Mermaider" lyrics started to sound like "verbatim, verbatim" to me. Toki singing underwater and all the psychedelic imagery reminded me of Yellow Submarine.

[Rant] It was not easy to DVR program this series. First, my cable provider had it listed under it's old title, Death Clock Metalocalypse. Second, the episode started a few minutes before 11:45pm so my DVR missed the very beginning of the episode. At least I saw it on the Fix last Friday, but still. I got it covered now because I made the start time 11:40pm. Stupid Adult Swim. I swear they did the same early start time last week, too. [/rant]
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Posted Aug 21, 2006 @ 1:33 AM

Murderface is a little bitch. Okay...he's a bitch that can play bass with his wang and suffer no ill effects...but he's still a bitch.

What'll happen first...the secret cabal makes their big move, or Toki and Skwisgaar throw down? Or how about captions for the musical numbers, so I can hear what Nathan is screaming about?
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Posted Aug 21, 2006 @ 8:49 AM

Oh, God...last night's ep was just too much! Happy Birthday, Murderface; you little bastard. He sort-of looks like Jack Black...or is it just me?
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Posted Aug 21, 2006 @ 8:32 PM

I don't ge the Jakc Black connection, and I still hate Murderface's voice.

Actually I've soured on this show really fast.
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Posted Aug 22, 2006 @ 6:21 AM

Or how about captions for the musical numbers, so I can hear what Nathan is screaming about?

I second that. I have no idea why there is no closed captioning for this show. At least I understood the Duncan Hills Coffee jingle.

I didn't like this episode as much as the last two, but I loved when Pickles said: "Hey fatso, we got you your favorite thing: disappointment!"

Edited by ParasiteTwin, Aug 22, 2006 @ 6:21 AM.

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Posted Aug 28, 2006 @ 8:45 AM

"Apparently Dethklok has summoned a troll."
"That's impossible. There's no such thing as a troll."
"Then how do you explain all the dead unicorns?"

Edited by Wacoshade, Aug 28, 2006 @ 8:48 AM.

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Posted Aug 28, 2006 @ 9:15 AM

Alright! We finally got closed captioning. The opening theme's repeated first lyric is, "Do anything for metal." The 4 sidecar bike still cracks me up.

The troll song was really good. But my favorite part of the episode was when Murderface first started talking on the Dethphone: "What'd he say? What'd you say? You didn't say that."
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Posted Aug 28, 2006 @ 12:09 PM

Toki is my favorite character. He seems to have a child-like innocence compared to the other four. Either that or he's mildly retarded. I haven't really decided which. Plus I liked "Underwater Friends"

Edited by Nflux Forever, Aug 29, 2006 @ 1:54 PM.

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Posted Aug 30, 2006 @ 12:51 PM

I'm liking this show more each time I watch it - the closed captions help immensely. Now I'm mad I didn't bother watching the DethParents episode - unless that hasn't aired? It sounds like it would be very funny.

I just saw on the Adult Swim schedule that there are 20 episodes, which takes us through to December- yes!

"No, I'm not talking to you....So we play the song and then go home?" LMAO
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Posted Sep 2, 2006 @ 12:43 AM

I just watched Dethkomedy on the Fix amd I hated it. The weakest epsiode by far. It simply wasn't funny. When the only chuckle inducing moment in the whole episode was Nathan Explosion performing a ventriloquist act with a bodybag, you've got problems.
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Posted Sep 5, 2006 @ 6:44 AM

I just watched Dethkomedy on the Fix amd I hated it. The weakest epsiode by far.

That was the first episode I ever saw. I was not impressed.
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Posted Sep 5, 2006 @ 12:17 PM

The other episode are a cut above at this point, and the stills for next week's "Dethfam" look nice.

Is it me, or is Nathan a bit heavy? I'm saying that based on seeing him in the tub during "Dethtroll." Not as bad as Murderface's tatted belly, but Mr. Explosion doesn't seem to miss many meals.
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Posted Sep 5, 2006 @ 4:52 PM

Who were the other plants in the comedy community from the last episode? I was able to make out Lorne Michaels, Jimmy Fallon, Larry the Cable Guy and Shawn & Marlon Wayans. I couldn't figure out those other two though.
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Posted Sep 5, 2006 @ 4:52 PM

Pickles has a bit of a gut too. Are abs not metal?

Oh man, the body bag thing cracked me up. What kind of messed up audience wouldn't love that?
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Posted Sep 5, 2006 @ 5:08 PM

The lower right one was Margaret Cho.
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Posted Sep 6, 2006 @ 2:10 AM

Two questions:

1. Why is the name "Pickles" funny? Is that a metal in-joke?

2. When the band was showing off Murderface's sweet new ride (car JFK died in, driver's seat snatched from Ford's Theater), Toki gave him a "Macaroni murder lady"...but I can't make out what else he said.

ETA for Nflux: My theory on Toki is that he has the potential to be the world's fastest guitar player (currently held by Swigar) and a major league asshole, but he's medicated to be docile and sweet.

Edited by Lantern7, Sep 6, 2006 @ 2:11 AM.

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Posted Sep 6, 2006 @ 9:43 AM

"And I made you this macaroni murder lady, there used to be red hots for the blood but I ates them"

Edited by Wiseblood, Sep 6, 2006 @ 9:44 AM.

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