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P.F.F.R Forever, Limited
Origin Brooklyn, New York, USA
Genres Electro
Electro-Rock
Experimental
Neo-Psychedelia
Avant-garde
Years active 2000 - present
Labels Birdman Records
Associated acts Muckafurgason
Website Official website
Members
John Lee
Alyson Levy
Vernon Chatman
Jim Tozzi
Former members
Dina Waxman

PFFR Forever Ltd., traditionally known as PFFR (pronounced P.F.R.) is a Brooklyn based production company/art collective/electro-rock band consisting of Alyson Levy, Vernon Chatman, Jim Tozzi, and John Lee.

The groups portfolio of work includes 3 LPs, art exhibits such as An Attack On All Americans Or The Tyranny Of Weed shown at the LFL Galley in New York, and the script for avante garde porn film Final Flesh.[1]

PFFR are also active in television comedy. They wrote, directed, produced and starred in the MTV2 variety show Wonder Showzen (2005-2006) and the Adult Swim CGI series Xavier: Renegade Angel. For both these shows, Chatman and Lee are the directors and main voice talent, whilst Tozzi and Levy are the animation/character designer and art director, respectively. Levy provides additional voices for both shows whilst Tozzi does only for 'Xavier'. PFFR are also responsible for producing Jon Glaser's new Adult Swim show Delocated. Chatman and Lee collaborated on Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, a short lived sketch show starring rapper Snoop Dogg, although this was not an official PFFR prodction. Following this show, Snoop Dog made a guest appearance on PFFR's 'United We Doth' LP as well as a second season episode of Xavier: Renegade Angel.

In interviews, the group have proven to be whimsical and flippant, often going off at random, nonsensical tangents to their own amusement. When asked about their inception and existence, the answer is often the same: "A shimmering gem crashed down from the heavens, black clouds exploded unto the Earth and PFFR was formed." The story's finer details are known to vary, but the basic premise is kept. In an interview given by Chatman and Lee for The Sound Of Young America radio show, host Jesse Thorn asks the duo about the beliefs behind Wonder Showzen, to which they partly reply "We believe in the power of a mythical gem that emanated from a dark cloud in the sky. 'God' queefed her light through it, and the refraction formed a dragon, a cougar and a sea beast. They together shat out a script and we printed it up and shot it." [2]

The band's old website was equally outlandish, consisting of streams of garish, neon colours, a news column with such nonsense articles as "Goblins of Gob World Tour conceived. PFFR hospitalized after first grog. Hospital still under construction" and a 'cute' chipmunk that, when clicked, grows an enormous erect penis that ejaculates to display the sites menu options.

Before Wonder Showzen, PFFR were also known rarely to reveal their personal identities, and would often state that they were a "group of highly motivated young people (aged 13, 15 and older) that formed a band in order to start a riot in the local public library."

Dina Waxman from the alternative/indie rock band Space MTN is known to be a founding member of PFFR.

Contents

Discography

Television shows

Films

  • Final Flesh (2003) (2009 DVD release)

Individual achievements

  • Chatman provides the voice for South Park character Towelie and worked as a staff writer/consultant on the show in 2004 (He also appears on the credits of recent episodes as a producer). He has written for Matt Stone and Trey Parker's short lived sitcom That's My Bush, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Chris Rock Show.
  • Levy directed the documentary film The Hands Of God about Christian puppeteers. She had a photography exhibition at Momenta Art, Brooklyn, in 2000 which featured a selection of photographs depicting various spoof sitcom scenes starring herself and friend Janeane Garofalo. She is also married to Lee.
  • Tozzi is an artist and a member of the production companies KanDoKid and T.H.E.M.. He has directed a plethora of television commercials.
  • Lee was previously a member of the now defunct rock band Muckafurgason. He is known as a supertaster through the song John Lee Supertaster by the alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, with whom he is close friends.

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