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May 25, 2016 9:15 PM   Subscribe

Brendon Small confirms there will be no Metalocalypse series finale.

What did you think of that campaign where they wanted people to fax in to save the show?

>Oh that? I actually talked to Adult Swim and said ‘what are you doing this for? You already said no to me, I know you’re not going to make this show, and now you’re just antagonizing all these fans.’

Back in October 2015:

Brendon Small, creator of the popular show Metalocalypse has launched a new campaign to finally release the show’s finale, which he has already written but couldn’t release before Adult Swim pulled the plug on the show. As Hulu now owns the rights to stream the show, Smalls is trying to get them to partner with Adult Swim to make the finale a reality and he’s asking for the help of every fan out there to let them know we want to see it.
posted by My Dad (28 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
I don't understand anything that happens at Cartoon Network. They're constantly shuffling their schedule around in ways that defy logic and sanity, and that's the general audience stuff that people actually watch. The Adult Swim shows...are there any anymore? The Venture Bros came back for an abbreviated season after something like a three-year hiatus, but I think all the other AS shows Cartoon Network produced are gone, right? Well, there's that strange Mike Tyson show. I'm all about Parasyte, but that's not really an Adult Swim production...

Metalocalypse had about run its course, but it's too bad Small isn't getting the chance to do the finale it deserves. I'm sure it would be brutal.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:34 PM on May 25, 2016 [9 favorites]


And, like we will never see Xander Cruse on Killfaces homeworld, we will surely never know who Skwisgars pep-pep is.

If you need a Brendan Small pick-me-up, and have netflix, I encourage you to watch the Michael Sheen episode of Comedy Bang Bang.
posted by lkc at 10:22 PM on May 25, 2016 [3 favorites]


(and he married melissa from home movies, which is so adorable!)
posted by lkc at 10:25 PM on May 25, 2016 [9 favorites]


I just want Home Movies back, all right? That's all.
posted by rokusan at 10:47 PM on May 25, 2016 [21 favorites]


who Skwisgars pep-pep is

Oh my god I'm dying. At least we know where his chippy is.
posted by deadaluspark at 10:51 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


(as I was saying: Adorbz )
posted by lkc at 11:03 PM on May 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


I know that contracts are hell, but I wonder what the odds of a graphic novel of the "final season" or "series finale" would be.
posted by mikelieman at 11:28 PM on May 25, 2016


Metalocalypse

Thass a good soong!
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:32 PM on May 25, 2016 [5 favorites]


mikelieman: Hopefully it won't be like what happened with Carnivale - they wanted to make the rest of the series a comic but Time Warner said no. The takeaway: destroy all corporations, burn down the cities and start over, nuke America, etc.
posted by BiggerJ at 11:43 PM on May 25, 2016 [4 favorites]


The Adult Swim shows...are there any anymore? The Venture Bros came back for an abbreviated season after something like a three-year hiatus, but I think all the other AS shows Cartoon Network produced are gone, right?

They still have some first party stuff, but their TV lineup is never going to be almost all in-house like 2001 or even have 6-7 weekly episode premieres like they did in 2006. Even back then the vast majority of the lineup was reruns and licensed Fox stuff, and now that they have 15 more years of shows they could stop making new episodes altogether and continue to dominate the cable ratings for who knows how long.

If you're looking for some of that early Adult Swim weirdness you should look into their web stuff. They have weird little live interactive streaming shows 24/7 on their site and most of their one-off specials are more for their site or Youtube than the network.
posted by edeezy at 12:11 AM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


(as I was saying: Adorbz )

I'd never seen Small when he was being a live human being and not a cartoon! He actually reminds me of H. Jon Benjamin, which is weird.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 12:27 AM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


He actually reminds me of H. Jon Benjamin, which is weird.

Why? My first introduction to both of these people was in a show that they were both in.

"Don't live like me."
posted by deadaluspark at 12:42 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Deadaluspark, they just kind of look and sound similar to me. Not identical, but like they could play brothers. My understanding is that Small's voice was sped up a bit to play a kid on Home Movies, so just hearing his normal voice is news to me. (It's weird seeing Melissa not be a cartoon, too.)

Every show Benjamin's in, I can't unhear Coach McGuirk. When I see Benjamin being interviewed someplace, it's like, "Wow, that guy sounds just like Coach McGuirk!"
posted by Ursula Hitler at 1:12 AM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Smalls on CBB, with his dual character Victor and Tiny, singing a beautiful song: Under the Apple Tree.
posted by kittensofthenight at 1:25 AM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


I find the Mike Tyson show oddly enjoyable. I love Rick and Morty and Venture Bros. So there is still some good stuff on there. Not a lot, but some.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 1:53 AM on May 26, 2016


That show with the dog almost negates all the good on the entire network though.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 1:53 AM on May 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


That show with the dog almost negates all the good on the entire network though.

Rick and Morty tho...
posted by kittensofthenight at 1:55 AM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


That show with the dog almost negates all the good on the entire network though.

I don't get that show at all.
posted by My Dad at 2:11 AM on May 26, 2016


Hopefully it won't be like what happened with Carnivale
Ooof, right in the feels. This is when I realized that almost all of the DVD sets I've purchased are of shows that died ignoble deaths.
posted by cobaltnine at 4:31 AM on May 26, 2016


Every show Benjamin's in, I can't unhear Coach McGuirk. When I see Benjamin being interviewed someplace, it's like, "Wow, that guy sounds just like Coach McGuirk!"

And Bob Belcher, and Sterling Archer.......
posted by 41swans at 4:50 AM on May 26, 2016


(and he married melissa from home movies, which is so adorable!)

Who married Melissa from Home Movies? It wasn't Brendon Small.
posted by 41swans at 5:10 AM on May 26, 2016


That show with the dog almost negates all the good on the entire network though.

Seriously, fuck Family Guy.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:12 AM on May 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


This is dildos
posted by Mick at 6:32 AM on May 26, 2016 [16 favorites]


I love that you can find tons of videos of people covering songs by the fictional band. Like this guy nailing Deththeme. Maybe it helped that Brendan Small made a how-to video.

I especially love that there are real covers of a fictional jingle of a fictional coffee company written by a fictional band.
posted by plinth at 6:37 AM on May 26, 2016


You already said no to me, I know you’re not going to make this show, and now you’re just antagonizing all these fans.


Yeah...that's pretty brutal.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:52 AM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


When's Xavier: Renegade Angel, Season 3?
posted by ACair at 7:28 AM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


"Wow, that guy sounds just like Coach McGuirk!"
And Bob Belcher, and Sterling Archer.......


The Bob's Burger's crossover* on Archer last year satisfied me on more levels than I realized I had. It's so difficult to even explain why it's funny.

* tribute? role-play? colliding universe? head-trauma?
posted by rokusan at 7:33 AM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


I love Adult Swim, but it's a shame they didn't finish off Metalocalypse properly...
posted by ph00dz at 10:11 AM on May 26, 2016


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