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The Brak Show
The brak show volume 1 DVD cover.jpg
Volume One DVD cover for The Brak Show
Genre Animated Sit-com, Surreal humor
Format Animated series
Created by Jim Fortier
Andy Merrill
Pete Smith
Starring Andy Merrill
George Lowe
C. Martin Croker
Carey Means
Marsha Crenshaw
Joanna Daniel
Don Kennedy
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 30 (including one webisode)
(List of episodes)
Production
Running time 15 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Adult Swim
Original run December 21, 2000 (2000-12-21) – December 31, 2003 (2003-12-31)
Chronology
Preceded by Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Cartoon Planet

The Brak Show is an animated series consisting of 15-minute episodes on the Cartoon Network that aired during Adult Swim. The show was a spin-off of the hit animated TV show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, and featured recurring characters from that show and Cartoon Planet. Both programs used stock footage from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Space Ghost and Dino Boy. The protagonist is Brak, voiced by Andy Merrill, who developed a quirky persona for the character.

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Overview

The Brak Show was preceded by two specials entitled Brak Presents The Brak Show Starring Brak. Despite the similarities in the titles, the two Brak Shows have very little in common. The former show was a spoof of early sitcoms, while the latter parodied the genre of variety shows. Both of the episodes aired in the US only once in 2000, although clips of the show could be viewed after the Space Ghost Coast to Coast time slot on occasion. In the UK only one of the two specials aired on Bravo on August 23, 2006 and then again on December 23, 2007. There are also clips from the shows on The Brak Show Volume 1 DVD and AdultSwim.com.

The Brak Show series premiered unannounced in the early hours of December 21, 2000, along with the "Radio Free Sealab" episode of Sealab 2021. This "stealth" pilot (titled "Leave it to Brak") featured hand-drawn backgrounds and different opening titles. The show's second showing was on Adult Swim's debut on September 2, 2001. As with most of the first original Adult Swim shows it was produced by Williams Street Studios.

The show is about Brak's suburban life with his alien mother and Cuban father. It originally started off as a parody of situation comedies, but just like its sister show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the plot dissolved over time and became increasingly bizarre. The setting is suburbia with an extra-planetary hint. A Saturn-like planet appears in the background on occasion, and many of the extras are aliens. Often times, episodes are written doing a parody of stereotypical episodes on regular sitcoms (e.g. The son showing an interest in women, the Dad being reconnected with an old passion, the Mother temporarily leaving after a fight, etc.).

The show was canceled in December 2003. However, Adult Swim announced in a bump on October 22, 2006 that, The Brak Show would return to production as an internet cartoon on the network's website. On May 24, 2007, a new webisode premiered online. On August 1, 2008, Adult Swim had a retro night showing The Brak Show. For a while in late 2009 The Brak Show ran in reruns every Friday night at 1:45 am (EST) on Adult Swim.

Characters

DVD boxsets

DVD Name Cover Release Date Ep # Additional Information
Volume One The brak show volume 1 DVD cover.jpg February 1, 2005 14 This two-disc box set contains the first 14 episodes of The Brak Show in production order. Bonus features include commentaries on two episodes, a never produced pilot for a radio version of the show, the Brak presents the Brak Show starring Brak episode, a few segments from Cartoon Planet, and a few "Easter eggs".
Volume Two The brak show volume 2 DVD cover.jpg August 8, 2006 14 This two-disc box set contains the final 14 episodes of The Brak Show in production order. There are no bonus features. For this set, Cartoon Network abandoned their usual digipak packaging design in favor of a more traditional amaray style keep case.

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

The Brak Show was one of Cartoon Network's 15-minute animated series that aired during Adult Swim. It was a spin-off of Space Ghost Coast to Coast featuring recurring characters from that show and Cartoon Planet, both of which used stock footage from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Space Ghost and Dino Boy. The protagonist is a Space Ghost villain named "Brak", voiced by Andy Merrill, who developed a quirky persona for the character.

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Season One

"Pilot"

Narrator: [from newspaper headline] Bawk-Ba-Gawk Bawk-Ba-GONE

Brak: Hello, Mr. Thundercleese!
Thundercleese: Are you here to destroy my lawn?!
Brak: I beg your pardon, we would never do that! Would we, Zorak?
Zorak: [jackhammering Thundercleese's lawn] What's that? Can't hear ya!

Zorak: I need meat!
Mother: [To Zorak] Oh, I'll give you meat, Arthur!

Father: Brak, do you have something you would like to tell me?
Brak: Do you want the truth or my side of the story?

"Goldfish"

Thundercleese: [In Brak's head] Three hams will fill him, three hams will thrill him, Why don't you feed him, three hams!

Thundercleese: Three hams will certainly kill him.

Zorak: [to Brak's family] Hey why are you all still alive? Oh that's right, it's only Tuesday.

Brak: I haven't had that much fun since I chased my hamster all the way to St. Louis.

Zorak: So what are we going to see?
Brak: "Hot Dog In The Morning". This is the one where the little hot dog finds his way home.
Zorak: Far out!

"Time Machine"

Brak: I'm wearing clean underwear.
Past Brak: No you're not.
Brak: Oh, you got me.

Brak: Hey, Zorak, can I ask you a question?
Zorak: Yeah, what?
Brak: Where are we gonna find enough squirrels to make a kite?
Zorak: Are you really that stupid?
Brak: Oh ha! I dare you to say that again! Only this time say, "Brak I love you!"

Dad: Do your homework yesterday and you can go.
Brak: I can't.
Dad: Ha ha. I fooled you again.

Dad: Life is too short to worry about eating and making kites out of animals.

"War Next Door"

Zorak: Welcome home, jackass.

Brak: Guess what I'm going to be for the talent show?
Zorak: I dont know, a loser?
Brak: No. I'm going to be a potato and sing the potato song.
Zorak: Ugh, I can't wait not to hear it.
Brak: What do you mean? Aren't you going to be there?
Zorak: Oh I'll be there. Heh, I'll be there. [Fantasizes that he is burning the talent show with a flamethrower and laughing manaically] Burn! BURN!

"Hippo"

Brak: I'm gonna just cry myself a snack.

Thundercleese: I never saw him again.
Brak: Did you ever see him again?
Thundercleese: Did I not just say that I didn't?

Mother: I think there's something wrong with Brak.
Dad: There's something wrong with everyone.
Brak: I don't want to live anymore.
Dad: Ah finally my own office, you see Mother told you if we wait we wouldn't have to add-on.

Brak: [to Zorak]: But this money's for college.
Zorak: [taking the money] Swipe!
Brak: Now I'll never be a barber!

"Mobab"

Zorak: [about Mobab] Hahaha. Ain't he a riot? I met him at the club!
Mobab: Yes, the gentleman's club. Gentlemen only, please.
Brak: Can I join too? I'm a gentleman. Watch this: [with a British accent] Allow me to peel your biscuit, grand-mama.
Mobab: I'm sorry, but Zorak took the last available membership following the untimely passing of Colonel Noseworthy.
Zorak: Yeah, it took him all night to die. [chuckles]

"Expiration Day"

Dad: Brak! Stop driving your little baby car around Saint Babiesburg and take your asteroid smashing like a man!

Dad: Do you find me more attractive like this [puts his hand on his chin] or like this? [raises one finger]
Mother: I don't know, let me see them again.

"Psychoklahoma"

Thundercleese: Time is an abstract concept created by carbon-based lifeforms to monitor their ongoing decay.

Dad: I haven't had twenty bucks in years. Do you know what I do have though?
Brak: A hat made out of lemons?
Dad: No.
Brak: A watermelon boat?
Dad: No. I have an idea.

"The Eye"

Dad: Why don't you ride your girl-bike home and put on your sundress? You'll look so pretty.

Brak: What are you doing dad?
Dad: [looks up from his paper] I'm flipping oyster burgers for the king of Spain. What does it look like I'm doing?

Zorak: [Robot is dragging him away from staring contest] Hey, what? Get your filthy probes off me!
Dad: Where are you going Nancy? Don't you want to finish our little dance?
Zorak: I didn't blink! I was winning! Arg! I'll be back!

The Eye: Float like a floating eye, sting like a floating eye.

"Poppy"

Poppy: C'mon, give that sweet saddle a rattle!

Mom: Go on, Brak. You go get you some!

"Bully"

Brak: [to Zorak] Oh, that's right, you're a remorseless sinner.

Brak: Hey, what happened to my bed? [Brak's bed is covered in a thick, bubbling slime]
Zorak: Yeah, that's my funk. Leave it alone. It's resting.
Brak: Well, where did it come from?
Zorak: Do you really want to know?
Brak: No, I suppose not.
Zorak: Shut up about my biscits!!!!

"Mother, Did You Move my Chair?"

Brak: Hey Dad! How's the chair situation?
Dad: Unresolved.

Brak: [to Mom] I don't think you should touch me. This disease is on the rampage. It's spreadin' like wildfire!

Brak: I guess it's goodbye Brak the happy, go-lucky man about town...and hello, Brak the ruthless clam slayer.

"President Dad"

Brak: [to Dad] Holy gherkin pickles, pop!

Zorak: [dressed as a pimp] I received assurances from Mr. Galrog that a young entrepreneur, such as myself, would not be inhibitated by the authorifications in this particular location. Galrog is wiggity-whack with our industry, suckers!

"Brakstreet: Men in the Band"

Brak: It's like I say, when life gives you lemons... blow those lemons to bits with your laser cannons!

Brak: I didn't know Zorak could teleport!
Zorak: [Ominiscent voice] There are many things you don't know about me!
Brak: Oh yeah, like what?
Zorak: [Zorak teleports back in] I'm forty years old! [Laughs evily and teleports back out]
Brak: Well that certainly came out of left field.

Brak: I hope those are talking bubbles, buddy. [while Brak's Dad is mumbling in hottub water]
Thundercleese: [Rapping] War is my profession. War is my obsession. Nothing I like better than a violent intercession. Blood must be spilled, thick enough to swim in as I hear the lamentations of my conquered foe's women! War, it's good for me, what's my name? THUNDERCLEESE!

"Fued"

Brak: Zorak! You told me those were water bombs!
Zorak: Yeah, I lied about that. I lie a lot. That's what makes me cool.

Thundercleese: I've liberated your swine! How does that grab you?!

Thundercleese: [about Petroleum Joe] He speaks of carnal pleasures.
Dad: Like a Ferris wheel?
Thundercleese: [Thundercleese thinks about this] Yes, like a Ferris wheel.

Dad: Tonight, in the dark of night, after night has shrouded my dark plan in its nightly darkness, I will exact my revenge!

"Runaway"

Space Ghost: Do you understand the words I am speaking to you?

"Dinner Party"

Thundercleese: Speaking of shorties, would anyone like to smoke some illegal narcotics?

Rhonda: I am Rhonda, from the seventh level of Yarr!
Mother: Yes, you've mentioned that quite a few times.

"We Ski in Peace"

Dad: Damn! They do wear hats!

"Braklet, Prince of Spaceland"

Thundercleese: Open box, use weapon, slay enemy, bathe in his blood.
Clarence: Did the park ranger put you up to this? Brak: Maybe he did. Or maybe I'M JUST CRAZY! (screams) Come forth my precious! (demonic voice) Time to die!!

"Shadows of Heat"

Dad: Tell him I'm not here. No, wait, tell him I'm not here and to come back in 15 minutes!

Brak: He's dead?
Zorak: Not before I killed him.

"Splat"

Dad: [strangely cheerful and enthusiastic] Good morning, Son! How the hell are you?
Mom: [similarly enthusiastic] Yes, how the hell are you?

"Enter the Hump"

Dad: I'm a little tight back here, how about giving the old hump a squeeze?

"Sexy New Brak Show Go"


Clarence: Oh hey Zorak you got a new squirt gun too. Let's have a squirt gun war. [Squirts water into Zoraks face] Ha Ha! I got you! Now shoot me as I run away. La la la la la la [Zorak shoots Clarence with his machine gun and Clarence starts screaming in horror].

Zorak: Outta the way numb nuts! [Starts shooting the Japanese Company Mascot with a machine gun and laughs] Who was that?

Brak: Are your peepers still not workin', mama?

"All That I Desire You"

Zorak: Gentlemen; behold!

"New Year's Eve Party at Brak's House"

Master Shake: Where's the bathroom?
Dad: What the hell is this milkshake doing in my house?
Master Shake: Uh, I said, where's the bathroom?!

Brak: Hey guys, lets throw up the booze we just drank!

Brak: Come on, Meatwad, lets go upstairs to my room.
Meatwad: Stairs? That's something I only heard of in books! You rich boy.

"Cardburkey"

Dad: Mother if you don't stop crying I'll....
Mom: You try it and I'll rip off your arm and shove it up your bum!
Dad: You do that and I'll slap you in the face with my newly acquired bum-arm!
Mom: You do that and I'll bite off your arm, chew it up, and spit the bone fragments into your eyes. Thus puncturing them and causing the eye liquid to flow into your lungs drowning you!
Dad: Mother, that's pretty harsh..

Brak: I guess I'd better get back to my pad. Them girls ain't kissin' themselves.
Dad: If they start, you know where to find me. Oh, I love that business.

Thundercleese: Penguincleese away!
Zorak: It beats havin' a badger in my colon. Hubba-dubba-doh!

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The Brak Show
Genre Animated Sit-com, Surreal humor
Format Animated series
Created by Jim Fortier
Andy Merrill
Pete Smith
Starring Andy Merrill
George Lowe
C. Martin Croker
Jonna Daniel
Marsha Crenshaw
Carey Means
Don Kennedy
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 30 (including one webisode)
(List of episodes)
Production
Running time 15 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Adult Swim
Picture format 4:3 SDTV
Original run December 21, 2000 (2000-12-21)December 31, 2003 (2003-12-31)
Status Ended
Chronology
Preceded by Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Cartoon Planet

The Brak Show is a Adult Swim program starring Brak who was on several old Space Ghost cartoons. The show is also about Brak's mom and dad, his friends Zorak and Clarence, his brother Sisto, and his neighbor Thundercleese. At first the show had a plot, but later on became just crazy like it's sister show Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Main Characters

  • Brak: A child like character that likes to sing a lot. He is very dumb, and he even thinks his dad is the smartest guy he knows. He is very close friends with Zorak even though Zorak is constantly mean to him. He is a very nice cat creature that would try to help about everybody that could use him. He wears a black suit with a blue x on his chest.
  • Dad: A very short human looking alien. He is very lazy and bossy to his wife and Brak. He is almost always sitting in his kitchen chair, and when his chair was moved he got very mad. He hasn't worked since 1984. He has said that he has family members that he doesn't get along with. He is very dumb, and has a bad time remembering the past.
  • Mom: A very nice mom and wife who does most of the work for Brak and Dad. She is a cat creature of the same race as Brak. She doesn't seem to be attaracted to Dad, except when she was drunk. When she was voiced by Marsha Crenshaw she was nice, but when Jonna Dainels voiced her she gave the character a British accent.
  • Zorak: A pure evil pray mantis. He is a very bad friend and infulance to Brak. The only thing he cares about the pain and suffering of others. He is 40 years old, and he can turn invisible. He wears a blue vest and yellow gloves and boots. Evantually he will be sent to hell.
  • Thundercleese: Brak's robotic next door neighbor. He often blows up Zorak for ruining his yard which wgot the yard of the year award. He says that he is a warrior. He was depowered by the company that created him, but then he was repowered so he could save the world. Brak really likes him, and he had a feud with Brak's Dad once.

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