I had never seen this show before, even though it comes on
before South Park. It's not bad. It's not the funniest thing I've ever seen, but
it is cute. It has its moments. If you are into monsters and scifi stuff, you
might find it particularly amusing. Also, if you work in any kind of
bureaucratic/government job, you might like that aspect of it.
The upshot is that the "hero", Mark, who narrates the episodes,
works as a social worker in New York City. In this NYC, though, there are many
monsters and other weird aliens and things. Mark has to help them integrate into
society (like minorities). It's kooky and fun (and frequently kinda
Mark's roommate became a zombie, so now he keeps trying to eat
Mark's brains. Mark's boss is a she-demon, so she is very into him but he's kind
of afraid of her (and her father, Satan). You get the idea of the humor of
The DVD set has quite a few extras. It has a paper "Field Guide
to Ugly Americans" which is amusing. It's like those little pamphlets the
government puts out, about things like "How to dispatch Hellspawn Back to the
Nether Realm". It has many great webisodes as well (which are arguably
funnier than the show itself). There is also the usual audio commentary, a
sneak peak, and some art. My only complaint about the DVD is there are no
subtitles! I guess the hearing-disabled won't find it funny, then.
Check it out! Kids should really like it, too, especially teens.
Calling All Ghouls, Freaks and Monsters -- Ugly Americans: Volume One
Stores Next Tuesday!
Release Timed to Coincide with Network Premiere of Season 1b on
Take New York City, add every horrifying beast, science-fiction
fantasy faerie, shake thoroughly, and you've got Ugly Americans. This
animated horror-comedy series follows one Mark Lilly, social worker
Department of Integration, as he helps new citizens both human and
adapt to hectic life in the Big Apple. There are easier tasks than
weaning vampires off blood, socializing land-whales and housebreaking
werewolves, but Mark is up to the challenge. Between his stressful
zombie roommate and a demon girlfriend, Mark's lucky if he can sneak
few minutes of sleep. But who can sleep when there's a drop-dead
Mermaid sitting at the bar?
In addition to Mark Lilly, the "Ugly Americans" cast features Randall
Skeffington, Mark's zombie roommate (voiced by Kurt Metzger
http://comedians.jokes.com/kurt-metzger ), Callie Maggotbone,
demon boss and office fling (voiced by Natasha Leggero
http://comedians.jokes.com/natasha-leggero ), Leonard Powers, an
drunken wizard (voiced by Randy Pearlstein), Twayne, a terrorizing
bureaucrat (voiced by Michael-Leon Wooley) and Lt. Grimes (voiced by
Murphy), a law-enforcement officer who despises non-humans.
characters are voiced by Devin Clark, Mike O'Gorman
http://comedians.jokes.com/mike-o'gorman and Maria Bamford
http://comedians.jokes.com/maria-bamford , Pete
and Julie Klausner http://comedians.jokes.com/julie-klausner .
"Ugly Americans: Volume One" DVD will be released by
CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment on
October 5. Every release includes an official publication from the
Department of Integration, plus a horrifying selection of special
* Gruesome Original Webisode!
* A Terrifying Animatic Sneak Peak!
* Bloodcurdling Audio Commentary with David Stern, Devin Clark and
* Ghastly Art Galleries!
The Demon Chick:
Meet Mark, Callie and Randall - three of many "Ugly Americans."
One is out on DVD October 5th.
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