Monday, July 14, 2008

Assy McGee

Assy McGee is a very strange show, and one of the more underrated that Adult Swim has produced. The "second season" was actually the rest of the produced episodes from season one that weren't shown when it was taken off the air originally due to horrible ratings and viewer response. They went ahead and aired them this year, and I don't know if the reaction was any different, but it was still an entertaining show. Assy is a great parody of the standard loose-cannon detective character, and he has some of the best one-liners I've ever heard, they just happen to be uttered in a very mumbled voice coming out of a butt. One of my favorites is when he shoots a passenger on a bus in the knee, and the victim screams that he needs a doctor. Assy callously shoots him in the other knee and says, "Now you need two doctors." The second season episodes developed the concept a bit more, bringing back old characters and introducing depth to others. It's all a big farce, but it's an enjoyable one. I was hoping for them to go over the top with a stupidly elaborate climax to the season, but the finale was just another episode. I guess I shouldn't expect too much from a show called Assy McGee.


Anonymous said...

pretty sure most of the new Assy episodes weren't written or recorded before Summer 2007. How do I know such a fact? Secret recording studio contracts, animation insiders, and my incomplete set of blood stained tarot cards. Don't trust wikipedia. They still list Jay Leno as being "hilarious".

Matthew said...

That's what I read, but you could be right.