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Welcome to Eltingville
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Created by Evan Dorkin
Starring Jason Harris
Troy Metcalf
Larc Spies
Corey Brill
Glenn Jones
mc chris
Alicia Sedwick
Evan Dorkin
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 1
Production
Producer(s) Evan Dorkin
Sarah Dyer
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Adult Swim
Original airing March 3, 2002

Welcome to Eltingville is a one-shot animated comedy series based on the Eltingville stories in Evan Dorkin's comic book Dork!. The pilot episode, titled "Bring me the Head of Boba Fett", premiered on March 3, 2002, on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim; no further episodes were ever produced, though Adult Swim has aired it periodically since its original premiere, including on Halloween night, October 31, 2008, as part of an advertised "Halloween Stunt" night, where obscure or randomly seen shows preempted the usual programming for that Friday night.

The single episode produced featured mc chris, who had recently started working under the Cartoon Network brand through Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, in a small role as a short boy disliked by the rest of the cast.

On October 27, 2009 Adult Swim and distributor Warner Home Video released Adult Swim in a Box, a seven disc DVD box set of a variety of different Adult Swim shows. Welcome to Eltingville is featured in this box set on a bonus DVD along with Korgoth of Barbaria, the pilot episode of Perfect Hair Forever, and the currently unaired pilot, Totally for Teens.[1]

Contents

Cast and characters

  • Bill Dickey (Jason Harris) - President of the Eltingville Club.
  • Josh Levy (Troy Metcalf) - An overweight blowhard, who frequently fights with Bill.
  • Pete DiNunzio (Larc Spies) - A horror movie addict with a Staten Island accent.
  • Jerry Stokes (Corey Brill) - A fantasy fan and the group's Dungeon Master.
  • Jane Dickey (Tara Sands) - Bill's sister who is seen poking her voodoo doll of Bill.
  • Ward Willoughby (mc chris) - A small boy disliked by the rest of the cast, seen as unlucky and accident prone.
  • Joe (Glenn Jones) - The owner of a comic book store called Joe's Fantasy Word.
  • Ironjaw (Evan Dorkin) - A red head with braces, who annoys the Eltingville Club with his spit talking.
  • Mrs. Dickey and Mrs. Levy (Alicia Sedwick) - The unseen mothers of Bill and Jane Dickey and Josh Levy respectively.

Pilot episode

# Title Original airdate Prod. Code
1 "Bring Me the Head of Boba Fett" March 3, 2002 34-6201

The pilot introduces the four members of the Eltingville Club: Bill Dickey, Josh Levy, Pete DiNunzio and Jerry Stokes. The episode begins with the Eltingville Club playing a game of Dungeons and Dragons, where they are introduced as losers even in their own fantasy world. They argue with Jerry over who gets resurected, wake up Bill's mom and Bill and Josh get into a fight after blaming each other. Afterward the members go through their business: Jerry has collected 300 letters of support to get a Captain Sulu show, Pete built a Thing with Two Heads model, and Bill failed to contact Gene Roddenberry from the beyond the grave. All of their accounts are put to shame by Josh's build up of his Sexy Sirens video tape until they actually view the tape; it turns out to be a video of The Hair Bear Bunch. Josh is made fun of by the others making him angry and causing him to choke Pete and Jerry. They all get into a fight, wake up Bill's mom (again) and Bill kicks Josh out of the club. The next day, Bill awakes from a nightmare which he called a "freaky premonition," and decides to let Josh back into the club. The club reconvenes at the movie theater, where they plan on hopping movies, After two hours the were discovered and tossed out. After that, they go to a toy store, play video games, and steal a kid's toy at a fast food restaurant. They end their day at a comic book shop.

Inside the store, Josh and Bill discover a mint condition Kenner 12-inch Boba Fett from the 1980s, Wookiee scalps and all. They both jump to buy it from Joe, who sees the opportunity to take advantage of them and charges them $300 for the toy. Since the two cannot settle their differences, Josh challenges Bill to a trivia-off, with Fett as the prize. The contest rages on with questions until Bill defeats Josh by asking "Who says 'bidi bidi bidi'?" Josh accidentally answers Jerry (who commonly repeats the phrase) although he knowingly meant Twiki from Buck Rogers. Josh declares that he's going home to get the money for the toy before Bill can. The two race back to their homes, causing many incidents on the way. Bill finds his mother's checkbook and Josh takes his mother's purse. When they get back to the store they learn Joe wont take checks nor credit cards, and the two get into a fight over Fett. They accidentally snap off his head resulting in the both of them having to combine their funds to purchase the expensive, now worthless toy. All four are then kicked out of the store. Bill angrily walks away with Fett's head and leaves Josh with the body. While Josh weeps on the ground, Willoughby breaks the fourth wall to ask if this is the "end of the Eltingville Club?!" 

Production

The pilot, as well as the comic, are based on Dorkin's days as a comic store employee at the Jim Hanley's Universe's now closed Richmond Avenue store in Staten Island, New York (Eltingville is one of Staten Island's neighborhoods); the exterior shots of the comic shop in the show reflect both the location of the actual store and the Island's most famous view, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Characters from Dorkin's comic Milk & Cheese can be seen in different backgrounds through out the pilot as a hidden easter egg.

The pilot episode was directed by animation director, Chuck Sheetz. The opening and closing themes were written and performed by The Aquabats.

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