Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio

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Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio
Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio.jpg
Genre
Created byBrad Neely
Written by
  • Laura Chinn
  • Gabe Delahaye
  • Shelby Fero
  • Chris Goodwin
  • Angelo Hatgistavrou
  • Brad Neely
  • Dave Newberg
  • Daniel Weidenfeld
Directed byAngelo Hatgistavrou
Composer(s)Brad Neely
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Brad Neely
  • Dave Newberg
  • Daniel Weidenfeld
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkAdult Swim
Original releaseJuly 10 (2016-07-10) –
September 18, 2016 (2016-09-18)
External links
Website

Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio is an American animated television series created by Brad Neely, who was also the creator of China, IL. Formatted as a sketch comedy show, it is made up of short films and routines, with songs composed by Neely. The series aired on Adult Swim from July 10 to September 18, 2016.

On November 15, 2016, the series was canceled after one season.[1]

Contents[edit]

An animated sketch-comedy show, Sclopio Peepio comprises short, singular routines, short films, and songs. Each episode is a quarter-hour long,[2] with some sketches lasting only a few seconds.[3] As part of the main cast, Affion Crockett, Ilana Glazer, Darrell Hammond, Gabourey Sidibe, and Neely provide the voices of various characters. One guest star appears each episode.[4]

Production[edit]

Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio was announced a week before Adult Swim's upfront in the second week of May 2015.[a] The show is the creation of Brad Neely, who conceived another Adult Swim program, China, IL. Daniel Weidenfeld, executive producer of the aforementioned series, holds the same position on Sclopio Peepio, as does Neely and Dave Newberg.[2] Production of the first season commenced during production of China's third season and ended in January 2016. Before China was canceled in July 2015, the crew was given the impression Sclopio Peepio could intersect with the universe of China while the two aired simultaneously. Neely wanted to produce a fast-paced sketch comedy series because he feels both those qualities apply nicely to animation.[6]

Borrowing the method used for writing China, IL, the show's writers arrange in a room where they propose roughly 50 ideas for sketches in a sitting. Some of these ideas derive from a list developed by Neely in the course of his life.[4] By the end of the first season's production, 600 sketches were written, but only half were incorporated in the ten episodes of that season.[7] According to Neely, the sketches discussing celebrities like Kanye West or Taylor Swift express his "strange associations" with those subjects rather than that of general public, leading to those sketches making the least sense.[6] A large portion of the sketches are musical, with all songs composed by Neely. In June 2015, Neely was composing 75 pieces;[3] a year later he had completed 100, but only 60 to 70 will appear in the first season.[4]

The production company Titmouse, Inc., provides animation.[2] With Sclopio Peepio, Weidenfeld expressed wanting a return to the arrangement and style of The Professor Brothers and Baby Cakes, two web series by Neely. Both led to the creation of China, which includes the title characters from those web series.[3] The crew had even proposed sketches including characters from China, IL, but these were later cut.[6]

Title[edit]

The show's unusual title, according to Neely, is "intentionally meaningless," being made up of the staff's "favorite collection of syllables." It was originally going to be titled TV Sucks, but was renamed during production.[8] Before the premier of the first episode, Adult Swim opened with a bumper giving the following fictional dictionary entries for the words in the series title, with the definitions containing many additional nonsense words.

harg adj /harg/ [1945] 1. qwualllllllll-like or brimming with massive chorg

nallin’ verb /na-lin/ [806] 1. to wump and wump and wump with a dropped down g

sclopio noun /sklø-pio/ [2047] 1. the gris of the now or a frame of the General Chu Chu's secret home movie of his little so-n-so doing this and that on that dirty bruised wullus

peepio adj adv noun verb /p p o/ [1985] 1. colloquial exclamation indicative of the inner world dwelling species of our other-dimensional split self quanta-maybes meaning "I am alive, how about you?"

Release and reception[edit]

The first episode was released on Vine on June 27, 2016, ahead of its July 10 air date. This marks the first television program to have an episode released on the video-hosting service.[9]

Devin D. O'Leary of the Weekly Alibi found the show unfunny as a whole, perhaps interesting only to enthusiasts of the network's increasingly strange programming.[10] Daniel Kurland of the American Den of Geek, on the other hand, gave it four-and-a-half out of five stars. He called the music catchy and entertaining in their lyrical density and praised the visuals' Dadaism. The short length of some of his favorite sketches was cited as a disappointment.[11]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleGuest starOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"For Streep"Mary Elizabeth WinsteadJuly 10, 2016 (2016-07-10)0.96[12]
2"For Knowles"LizzoJuly 17, 2016 (2016-07-17)0.98[13]
3"For Aretha"André 3000July 24, 2016 (2016-07-24)1.09[14]
4"For Blanchett"LizzoJuly 31, 2016 (2016-07-31)1.018[15]
5"For the Jenners"Chelsea PerettiAugust 7, 2016 (2016-08-07)0.934[16]
6"For Winona"LizzoAugust 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)1.016[17]
7"For Sarandon"Kristen SchaalAugust 21, 2016 (2016-08-21)1.092[18]
8"For Johansson"LizzoAugust 28, 2016 (2016-08-28)1.052[19]
9"For Charlize"Jeffrey TamborSeptember 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)0.906[20]
10"For Alba"Father John MistySeptember 18, 2016 (2016-09-18)0.808[21]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The show's previous title of TV Sucks was changed during production of the show's first season.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brad Neely on Twitter: "There won't be any more Harg Nallin'. Thanks to all the great people who worked on it. And thanks to all who watched. On to the next"". Twitter.com. 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  2. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (May 7, 2015). "Adult Swim's 2015–16 Slate Includes New Animated Series from Brad Neely, Miniseries from Jon Glaser". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Ohanesian, Liz (June 12, 2015). "China, IL's Musical Season Finale: We Talk to Brad Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld". Paste. Paste Media Group. Archived from the original on June 17, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio Premieres July 10th, but What Does It Mean?". The Futon Critic. Futon Media. June 9, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  5. ^ Gaudette, Emily (April 12, 2016). "Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio Looks Dope". Inverse. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Adams, Erik (July 8, 2016). "600 bits, 11 minutes, 1 nonsensical title: Brad Neely on Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio". The A.V. Club. Onion, Inc. Archived from the original on July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  7. ^ Gaudette, Emily (June 27, 2016). "Harg Nallin' Dives into Brad Neely's Mind Palace". Inverse. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  8. ^ Cox, Jamieson (June 27, 2016). "Adult Swim premiered its newest show on Vine". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  9. ^ Spangler, Todd (June 27, 2016). "Adult Swim Has Posted the First Full-Length TV Episode on Vine, Because It Can". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  10. ^ O'Leary, Devin D. (July 8, 2016). "Say What?". Weekly Alibi. NuCity Publications. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  11. ^ Kurland, Daniel (July 8, 2016). "Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio Review". Den of Geek. DoGTech. Archived from the original on July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  12. ^ Porter, Rick (July 12, 2016). "Sunday cable ratings: Euro 2016 final scores a sizable win for ESPN". TV by the Numbers. Tribune Media. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  13. ^ Porter, Rick (July 18, 2016). "Sunday cable ratings: Power Season 3 premiere sets a record for Starz". TV by the Numbers. Tribune Media. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  14. ^ Porter, Rick (July 26, 2016). "Sunday cable ratings: NASCAR races to No. 1, Power stays strong". TV by the Numbers. Tribune Media. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  15. ^ Rick Porter (2016-08-02). "Sunday cable ratings: 'Sharknado 4' slips, 'Power' up week to week". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  16. ^ Rick Porter (2016-08-09). "Sunday cable ratings: 'Power' and NASCAR share the top spot". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  17. ^ Rick Porter (2016-08-16). "Sunday cable ratings: 'Power' improves and stays at No. 1". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  18. ^ Rick Porter (2016-08-23). "Sunday cable ratings: 'Fear the Walking Dead' returns to series low". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  19. ^ Rick Porter (2016-08-30). "Sunday cable ratings: VMAs tumble from 2015, 'Fear the Walking Dead' steady". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  20. ^ Rick Porter (2016-09-13). "Sunday cable ratings: 'Rob & Chyna' premieres well, 'Fear the Walking Dead' rebounds". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  21. ^ Rick Porter (2016-09-20). "Sunday cable ratings: 'Power,' 'Fear the Walking Dead' steady opposite NFL and Emmys". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved 2016-09-22.

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