xavier: renegade angel

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season 2 just started i really love this show!! more joeks per second than any show id say

av club has an interview w/ the creators:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/vernon-chatman-and-john-lee-of-xavier-renegade-ang,23741/1/

johnny crunch, Saturday, 14 February 2009 05:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

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johnny crunch, Saturday, 14 February 2009 05:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

The premiere was just insanely fast-paced. Almost disorientingly so. Regardless, it was great.

Jouster, Saturday, 14 February 2009 08:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Good Christ in Heaven, they gave this show a SECOND season?!

kingfish, Saturday, 14 February 2009 08:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

i don't get this show

its gotta be HOOSy para steen (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Saturday, 14 February 2009 10:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

The second season premier was like watching a nightmare.

burt_stanton, Saturday, 14 February 2009 15:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha ty for that burt

johnny crunch, Saturday, 14 February 2009 17:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This show astounds and confuses me every time. But I really like it.

Jouster, Saturday, 14 March 2009 00:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

yo vernon did wondershowzen too right

Duderonomy 1:69-420 (iiiijjjj), Saturday, 14 March 2009 01:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah
and that new show Delocated
wondershowzen is the best

turtles all the way down (Face of Wolf), Saturday, 14 March 2009 02:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

clutch the dark purple hairs of the orangatan of normalacy and ride nigga ride!

johnny crunch, Saturday, 28 March 2009 17:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

had the old lady pretty wet last night up to her cankles in tears

johnny crunch, Saturday, 28 March 2009 17:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

AVC: Okay, the question that people ask when they see Xavier for the first time is “What the fuck?”

JL: There’s cum on that question! That’s a self-answering question! That question fucks itself, and its babies are the answer, and the answer is “What the fuck?”

johnny crunch, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is the best new TV show.

fillibustar superstar! (Abbott), Saturday, 25 April 2009 23:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is the best new TV show.

― fillibustar superstar! (Abbott), Saturday, April 25, 2009 7:53 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

i only just now started to watch this -- i don't think you're supposed to get anything (except that Xavier is kind of a clueless dork). i like it too!

Bosko Balaban Stats For Season (Eisbaer), Sunday, 26 April 2009 04:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's a little scary, how much I hate this show.

I can sit in my car all day, and that doesn't make me a car. (HI DERE), Sunday, 26 April 2009 12:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Abbott OTM. The DVD features suspiciously dead-on fanmentary for those who don't get it.

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 14 February 2010 02:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

just started watching this, it doesn't really go off the deep end until the baby-eating episode, which...holy crap.

Simon H., Monday, 15 February 2010 17:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

i loved wonder shozen, but do not like this

oh, wrinkle... pause (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 15 February 2010 17:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think maybe you need to watch it more before you cast judgment. A lot of times, I've found I don't like something at first, and then I give it a little time and eventually I warm up to it. Don't write it off yet, give it some time and see what happens. After all, life's too short to be a critic right? :)

iiiijjjj, Monday, 15 February 2010 17:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

I loved this show straight up - saw the baby-eating episode while hanging out in a bar and thought, "this is amazing". Can't wait to see what these guys come up with next.

Spectrum, Monday, 15 February 2010 18:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

ohhhh i hate this show

3:16 (jjjusten), Monday, 15 February 2010 18:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

I would hate this show as well, but I theoretically like it in a world where I'm more familiar with the new age nonsense it's making fun of. I heard that the animators who work on it hate it, though.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 15 February 2010 18:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

i like this show lots and lots, but it does threaten to disappear up its ass in that it's all about wordplay (a wonder showzen carryover) first and foremost and zinging new age/religious horseshit is secondary. both of which makes xavier more limited in its appeal than wonder showzen was. so folks who aren't into wordplay or mocking new age/religious cliches are gonna be predisposed to not like it at all. that's what i think, anyway.

there can be only but steam that smells of shit and weaklingness (Eisbaer), Monday, 15 February 2010 18:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

show is funny but also creeps the hell out of me, esp since I only seem to catch it at 3 am

iatee, Monday, 15 February 2010 19:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

also, i think that this wonder showzen clip was a dry-run for xavier in so many ways:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1AHDNTXYSA

there can be only but steam that smells of shit and weaklingness (Eisbaer), Monday, 15 February 2010 19:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Have you guys seen Final Flesh yet?

Sex Sexual (kingfish), Monday, 15 February 2010 19:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

this show fucking kills it

plax (ico), Saturday, 27 February 2010 18:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Have you guys seen Final Flesh yet?

Oh man... Final Flesh...

Shannon Whirry and the Bad Brains, Sunday, 28 February 2010 01:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

Final Flesh (From The Creators Of Wonder Showzen)

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 28 February 2010 03:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

damnesia you is fukkin bonkers

johnny crunch, Sunday, 4 April 2010 06:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

also it helps 2 have subtitles turnt on 4 these epis so u dont miss joeks fyi

johnny crunch, Sunday, 4 April 2010 06:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yes! They're so densely packed (visually, aurally, mentally, etc.) that the closed captioning helps. And, in a way, I'm glad the episodes aren't half an hour each. At half that length, they're absolutely exhausting/exhilarating.

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 4 April 2010 06:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Just saw this for the first time. Wow, really amazing.

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 4 February 2011 20:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

My iPod is named "Dark Notion" thx to this show – that episode cracked me up so hard (w/the ridic goth boy called himself Society and Dark Notion...I need to get this shit on DVD).

totally small truffles (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 February 2011 20:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Clutch the dark purple hairs of the galloping orangutan of normalicy and ride nigga ride!"

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 6 February 2011 09:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

"One time I created something called....a thurrito! It's a burrito, within a burrito, within the heart of that same burrito. Its a total mind-blinder, but you don't hear me bragging about it all over your face."

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 7 February 2011 21:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

man i want to watch this right now

plax (ico), Saturday, 26 February 2011 02:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

We call them truth humps. We tend to judge each show by how many TH's we have per episode. Our minimum is 10, our maximum is 40. What's the THPM, like how many truth humps per minute. We also do the LLPM, how many lady-lumps per minute.

johnny crunch, Sunday, 17 July 2011 03:01 (six years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

AVC: Is Highway To Heaven the inspiration for Xavier?

JL: We based it on Michael Landon’s life. If you really understood it, why would you ask that question?

VC: If you took Michael Landon to his logical conclusion, that’s Xavier. But we always have taken a format and then tried to not make it parody or not just rely on the format as a mold for our nightmares.

JL: I’d like to say we honor the format.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/vernon-chatman-and-john-lee-of-the-heart-she-holle,64560/2/

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 4 November 2011 20:47 (six years ago) Permalink

p excited 4 the heart, she holler tbh

johnny crunch, Saturday, 5 November 2011 02:04 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

ahahaha oh this

lovely cuddly fluffy dope (imago), Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:18 (four years ago) Permalink

show is pure noize

beef in the new era (wins), Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:47 (four years ago) Permalink

yh it rly is rly it rly rly is

lovely cuddly fluffy dope (imago), Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:49 (four years ago) Permalink

If is an amazing show

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Iiiit

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:54 (four years ago) Permalink

<3

johnny crunch, Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:55 (four years ago) Permalink

heart she holler was unwatchable doe

johnny crunch, Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:56 (four years ago) Permalink

yep

polyphonic, Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:57 (four years ago) Permalink

this is like uh they finally made a show for ppl whose smartness and silliness are in eternal conflict for zenithal occupation of their brainspace

lovely cuddly fluffy dope (imago), Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:59 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i miss this show

spread to fuck the fruit (Eisbaer), Sunday, 16 February 2014 03:56 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

fairly certain this is the greatest tv show ever made

You cannot interrupt his tea stirring because it is his holy trick (imago), Monday, 3 March 2014 19:44 (four years ago) Permalink

The Squatopia episode probably my favorite. I just rewatched it last night for like the 10th time and discovered something new: the juggler guy in the very beginning throws three fireballs into the air, yet only catches one in his hat. The other two fall out of the sky at different parts in the rest of the show. One sets the fascist on fire and the other kills the punk rocker who is trying to kick out the slave.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 16 March 2014 17:29 (four years ago) Permalink

"Dreams, they are the hurricanes that wash the soul-filth from the super-dome of our night-mind."

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 16 March 2014 17:36 (four years ago) Permalink

This is probably the most subversive TV show ever aired.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:04 (four years ago) Permalink

It's epically anti-authoritarian.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Like, it blows past any political/social/spiritual concepts of authority and finds Reason at the heart of it all and just eviscerates it.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:08 (four years ago) Permalink

I dunno; I think its deliberate obtuse random weirdness, great tho that is, can undercut any subversion. The show is so acutely bent that none of it could justify that "sub-" prefix; it's not slipping under anybody's radar anytime room.

The show's aesthetic is a great pairing with Tim & Eric's, tho; grotesquery and absurdity thru early 90s VHS tech vs late 90s 1st-gen home PC 3D software.

President Frankenstein (kingfish), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:31 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

so this (co-written by vernon chatman but the brainchild of another pomo animation genius called david oreilly) is fucking incredible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxPyN6IK1tM

verhzleyavbtreleambreb (imago), Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:26 (four years ago) Permalink

httpsssss httpsssssssssssss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxPyN6IK1tM

verhzleyavbtreleambreb (imago), Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:26 (four years ago) Permalink

Interesting! I really like the style. Looks sort of airbrushed.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 16 May 2014 16:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Has its own thread now.

verhzleyavbtreleambreb (imago), Friday, 16 May 2014 16:54 (four years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Ask it here, I guess: why would ILX rather discuss Tim and Eric than PFFR?

imago, Wednesday, 12 November 2014 19:19 (three years ago) Permalink

Tim and Eric are currently releasing content and PFFR aren't.

Also, the last thing PFFR made -- The Heart, She Holler, in 2011 -- was really bad imo.

Xavier, Wonder Showzen, and Delocated are all aces though.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 12 November 2014 19:42 (three years ago) Permalink

The Heart She Holler also existed in 2013 and is coming back in a few weeks for a third season. It definitely is their hardest project to enjoy, I think, but they're still active. I was thinking of them when "Too Many Cooks" was getting so much attention just recently... seems like a PFFR-influenced kind of thing (maybe not directly, but the sensibility is sort of similar).

Jouster, Sunday, 16 November 2014 07:04 (three years ago) Permalink

imo THSH is amazing

and yeah, cibdidersarion of their place in the cultural cabin inspired by talk of tooo many books

imago, Sunday, 16 November 2014 09:44 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

early talk about The Shivering Truth would seem to place it in the 'extremely promising' category

imago, Friday, 9 February 2018 11:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Whoa. Never saw this, until just now. The babies episode. This is amazing and hilarious.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 9 February 2018 12:38 (three months ago) Permalink

chomsky honk

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 9 February 2018 14:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Escape to Squatopian Freedom is amazing

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 9 February 2018 14:48 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rwPPrxjqKY

am0n, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:22 (three months ago) Permalink

"you're the sad figment of my twisted psyche's tragic dividend"

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 9 February 2018 23:42 (three months ago) Permalink

i rewatched this over the weekend. one of my favourite shows ever for sure

khat person (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:52 (three months ago) Permalink

just watched awful sci-fi movie 'the arrival' and the aliens in it had xavier legs lol

https://i.imgur.com/iZ6G79L.gif

am0n, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:32 (three months ago) Permalink

frittata

khat person (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:50 (three months ago) Permalink

ly-eeef... ly-eeef... ly-eeef...

am0n, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 20:21 (three months ago) Permalink

pffr should go on chapo

imago, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 20:31 (three months ago) Permalink

This was all new to me, cause I'm slow. I'm amazed by how poor the first three episodes are, but then with the baby eating one it just gets into gear and becomes really, really awesome.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 20:37 (three months ago) Permalink


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