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The Drinky Crow Show
The Drinky Crow.jpg
The Drinky Crow Show title from the pilot episode
Genre Animated series
Created by Tony Millionaire
Eric Kaplan
Starring Dino Stamatopoulos
David Herman
Becky Thyre
Pamela Adlon
Eric Kaplan
Tony Millionaire
George Lowe (Uncredited)
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time approx. 11 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Adult Swim
Original run May 13, 2007 (Pilot)
November 23, 2008 – January 25, 2009
External links
Official website

The Drinky Crow Show is an American animated television series created by Eric Kaplan and Tony Millionaire, based on the latter's comic strip Maakies. The pilot episode aired on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim on May 13, 2007.[1][2]. The series premiered on November 23, 2008 and ended January 25, 2009. The cancellation of the show was confirmed by a Maakies comic[3].

Dino Stamatopoulos provided the voice of the titular character and David Herman the voices of Uncle Gabby and Captain Maak. Millionaire's wife Becky Thyre co-starred as the voice of the Captain's Daughter and Phoebe Bird. Pamela Adlon provided the voice of Mademoiselle DeBoursay, as well as many of the other female characters. Creators Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan also provided additional voices.

They Might Be Giants perform the show's theme song.

Contents

Setting

The show centers around Drinky Crow (an often drunk crow) and Uncle Gabby described as a drunken Irish monkey. It has a nineteenth century nautical setting, where the main characters are constantly at war with the French, who are all alligators. It is characterized by graphic violence and surreal humor.[4]

Production

The animation is somewhat unique in that, although it is CGI-animated and rendered in 3D using Maya[5], its resolution and its color palette are deliberately kept low. This gives the show a more traditional cel-animated look, reminiscent of 1950s children's TV cartoon shows. Matt Danner and Eddie Trigeruos are show animators, while physical production is handled at Mirari Films[6].

Cast and Characters

  • Drinky Crow (Dino Stamatopoulos) - A desperate, depressed, tormented romantic, suicidal, alcoholic crow.
  • Uncle Gabby (David Herman) - A drunken, overweight Irish monkey who is only after girls and booze.
  • Phoebe Bird (Becky Thyre) - Drinky Crow's on-again, off-again, long-suffering sober girlfriend. She used to date a Walrus, but lost interest with him as he kept bringing his work home.
  • Captain Maak (David Herman) - The brutal, lash-wielding, captain of the boat Drinky Crow and Uncle Gabby work on. He is American.
  • Captain's Daughter (Becky Thyre) - A flirtatious, barefooted, sadistic, Betty Boop-style character who, like her title, is the captain's daughter. Her real name is never given and the characters refer to her as Captain's Daughter.
  • Lieutenant Vronchy (Dino Stamatopoulos) - An alligator who also is a naval captain for France.
  • Mademoiselle DeBoursay (Pamela Adlon) - The French spy who works for Lieutenant Vronchy. She is able to sneak in and out mostly by seducing Uncle Gabby.

Episode List

Season 1: 2007-2009

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
Pilot "Pilot" May 13, 2007 (2007-05-13) 000
While out at sea, Drinky Crow spots a mermaid, but Uncle Gabby will not believe him (thinking that Drinky Crow was drunk). 
1 "Beer Goggles" November 23, 2008 (2008-11-23) 101
After being dumped, Drinky Crow cuts out his eyes and replaces them with beer goggles so that he can date a hideous bar skank without being disgusted with himself.
Guest stars: Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie 
2 "Whale Show" November 30, 2008 (2008-11-30) 104
When Drinky Crow's girlfriend dies horribly, he decides to convert his grief into money at a marine theme park that specializes in sex, violence, and meta-humor. 
3 "God Of Monkeys" December 7, 2008 (2008-12-07) 106
Uncle Gabby gives Drinky Crow a hernia, and feels guilt for the first time in his life, so he orders an immense Monkey God from the internet. 
4 "Organs" December 14, 2008 (2008-12-14) 103
Drinky Crow infuriates his brain by quitting drinking, Gabby dates a sexy French spy trapped in a cage, and a young syphilis with a lot to prove fights his bladder. 
5 "Old Girlfriend" December 21, 2008 (2008-12-21) 105
Drinky Crow's old girlfriend comes back into his life but is only interested in sex and slavery. Guest stars: Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie
6 "Tunnel Girls" December 28, 2008 (2008-12-28) 102
Uncle Gabby dates a girl who is looking for a cheap thrill before her wedding night, while a harem of girls who can turn into a race car try to seduce Drinky Crow. Guest stars: Maurice LaMarche 
7 "Elephant Man" January 4, 2009 (2009-01-04) 107
Drinky Crow befriends a hideous freak with Proteus syndrome on a suicide hotline, and Uncle Gabby resolves to steal him away for himself. 
8 "Bar" January 11, 2009 (2009-01-11) 108
The sleazy Maakies bar becomes gentrified and Drinky Crow is inspired to commit many horrible and gruesome murders. 
9 "Aspire" January 18, 2009 (2009-01-18) 109
Drinky Crow must solve two mysteries — where the ship's rats are coming from and where the French spy DeBoursay is hiding her atomic reactor. The two solutions are as surprising as they are disgusting. Guest star: Jackie Mason.
Directed by Matt Danner
Written by Eric Kaplan 
10 "Peace" January 25, 2009 (2009-01-25) 110
When Peace breaks out, Drinky Crow discovers his girlfriend is expecting eggs, and joins a torture and revenge racket to make ends meet. This is the final episode of the series.
Directed by Matt Danner
Written by Michael Yank 

Availability

The series has yet to be released on DVD. However, all of the episodes (Except the pilot) are available on iTunes. Also, all 11 episodes are currently on Adult Swim Video. In addition, all of the episodes, (Except the pilot) are available to be put on Adult Swim's Create Your Own DVD.

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