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Ugly Americans
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Genre Sitcom
Black comedy
Bizarro
Format Animated sitcom
Created by Devin Clark
Developed by David M. Stern
Directed by Devin Clark
Aaron Augenblick
Voices of Matt Oberg
Kurt Metzger
Natasha Leggero
Randy Pearlstein
Michael-Leon Wooley
Larry Murphy
Composer(s) Bradford Reed
Andrew Landry
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 31 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) David M. Stern
(First Season/First Half of Second Season) Daniel Powell (Whole Series Run)
Producer(s) Colin A.B.V. Lewis
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Tookie Wilson Productions
I؟ony Point
Augenblick Studios
Cuppa Coffee Animation (season 1)
Turner Studios
Big Jump Productions
Solis / Markle Animation Productions (Season 2)
Georgia
Distributor MTV Networks International[1]
Broadcast
Original channel Comedy Central
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original run March 17, 2010 (2010-03-17) – April 25, 2012
External links
Website

For other uses of the word Succubus, see Succubus (disambiguation).


The animated cast of the Comedy Central television series Ugly Americans. The Succubus-like Character Callie Maggotbone is second from the left in the front row.

Ugly Americans is an American animated television series developed by David M. Stern and created by Devin Clark. The series will focus on Mark Lilly, social worker at the Department of Integration, in an alternate version of New York City with monsters and other creatures.[2]. Daniel Powell serves as an Executive Producer and Aaron Augenblick is the Supervising Producer and Animation Director.

Ugly Americans premiered on March 17, 2010 on Comedy Central. The series is based on an original idea by Devin Clark, which was later developed by former The Simpsons writer David M. Stern.[3] It was picked for 7 episodes in May 2009.[4] The cast includes Matt Oberg as Mark Lilly, Kurt Metzger as Mark's zombie roommate Randall Skeffington, Natasha Leggero as Callie Maggotbone, Mark's demon boss and "office fling", Randy Pearlstein as wizard Leonard Powers, Michael-Leon Wooley as Twayne, a demonic bureaucrat, and Larry Murphy as Frank Grimes, a law-enforcement officer.[2] The second season continued after a hiatus break on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

Plot Summary

Ugly Americans is set in a version of New York City quite unlike the one we understand.[5] From the official Comedy Central page: Take New York City, add every horrifying beast, science-fiction freak, and fantasy fairy, shake thoroughly, and you've got Ugly Americans. This animated horror-comedy series follows one Mark Lilly, social worker at the Department of Integration, as he helps new citizens both human and "other" adapt to hectic life in the Big Apple. There are easier tasks than weaning vampires off of blood, socializing land-whales, and housebreaking werewolves, but Mark is up to the challenge. Between his stressful job, a zombie roommate, and a demon on and off girlfriend, Mark's lucky if he can sneak in a few minutes of sleep. But who can sleep when there's a drop-dead gorgeous Mermaid sitting at the bar?


Cast

Ugly Americans featured the voices of several comedians and actors such as Natasha Leggero, Michael-Leon Wooley, Larry Murphy, Matt Oberg, Randy Pearlstein, Mike Britt, Kurt Metzger, Rebekka Johnson, Pete Holmes, and many more.[6]


Actor or Actress Role
Matt Oberg Mark Lilly (7 episodes, 2010)
Devin Clark (7 episodes, 2010)
Julie Klausner (7 episodes, 2010)
Larry Murphy Lt. Grimes (7 episodes, 2010)
Michael-Leon Wooley Twayne (7 episodes, 2010)
Natasha Leggero Callie Maggotbone (7 episodes, 2010)
Kurt Metzger Randall Skeffington / ... (7 episodes, 2010)
Randy Pearlstein Leonard Powers (7 episodes, 2010)
Pete Holmes (3 episodes, 2010)
Mike Britt (3 episodes, 2010)
Rebekka Johnson (3 episodes, 2010)
John Mulaney The In-Between World Guide / ... (2 episodes, 2010)


Characters

Mark Lilly

A social worker at New York's Department of Integration, and is a newcomer to Manhattan. He recently moved into his first apartment, a 2-bedroom he found on Craigslist, only to discover his roommate was freshly undead. Despite the frustrations of his job, where his boss Twayne has downsized Social Services to two people, Mark maintains a positive attitude. He has an on-and-off relationship with his immediate superior, an insanely hot (and completely insane) demon named Callie Maggotbone who he likes but also feels like she will one day murder him.

Randall Skeffington

Mark's roommate, "went zombie" in an attempt to win over a cute girl with a short-lived zombie fixation (described by Mark that "it is never a good idea to make life decisions with a hard on and a fifth of tequila"). Now, the unemployed/undead oaf spends his days doing odd jobs to pay the rent. Randall hails from South Jersey, a rabidly anti-zombie community, so he has been forced to hide his condition from his parents (especially his father, who fought in the Human-Zombie Civil War). Due to his zombie-ism, Randall is frequently losing body parts to decay, forcing him to find replacements at local flea markets.

Callie Maggotbone

The animated succubus-like character Callie Maggotbone from the Comedy Central television series Ugly Americans.

Mark's immediate superior, and also his on-again/off-again girlfriend. In between stealing Mark away for bathroom rendezvous, Callie is berating him for being so soft. She's the typical 20-some­thing girl who doesn't know what she wants, but is also bona fide hellspawn, as her father is a high-ranking minion of the Devil. However, since Callie is the product of that demon's union with her waifish human mother (who was drugged by a cult), Callie is frequently conflicted by her human side. She is drawn to Mark the nice guy, but feels in her heart that she will inevitably end up with someone like Twayne the Bone Raper... after all, it's what daddy wants. Unfortunately for all of us, such a union could potentially lead to the apocalypse.

She dislikes her father, seeming to be more turned on to Mark after believing her father hated him but has shown to deeply care about her mother, going to her to seek advice. Being a female demon, her body goes through a process called Painful Mortal Shedding, in which the toxins in her body cause her to shed her skin for a new one, during which she become increasingly deranged where the only thing that can numb the pain is sex. In earlier episodes she is shown to be overly possessive of Mark, and can shape shift. Unlike all pure demons, Callie has a soul, though she can remove it at will, although doing this seems to make her a full demon since when she does remove it, she changes into a large demonic beast. According to Mark's calendar, her period is three weeks long. Due to her demon side, she gets aroused by the sight of physical injury.

Leonard Powers

A centuries-old wizard whose path has somehow led him to a desk job at New York's Department of Integration. This suits Leonard just fine, as his primary goals in life are to drink heavily and not rock the boat. In fact, he hasn't done any real work in years, relying on Mark (and his union, The Wizard's Guild) to save his ass. Leonard's brother is the famous magician Christ Angel (a parody of Criss Angel), a fact that has bred a lot of resentment in Leonard, and probably contributed to his ongoing drinking problem.

Twayne the Bone Raper

A mid-level government bureaucrat who oversees New York's Department of Integration. He is also a terrifying demon, who would prefer tearing your spine out to giving you the time of day. Twayne loathes Mark's case files and would rather vaporize them than help them, but he has to play ball, because infiltrating the U.S. government appears to be part of some larger demonic plan. Nonetheless, he despises Social Services and their compassionate ways, so he has slashed the department down to two people and allocated all of their funds to law enforcement. Despite his imposing appearance, Twayne is a bit of a high-status buffoon, often relying on Callie to make sure the department runs properly. Mark has referred to him as a "total douche nozzle".

Francis "Frank" Grimes

The head of Department of Integration's Law Enforcement Division, and like Twayne, has utter disdain for non-humans. Preferring to think of them all as "illegal", he hunts down those who have strayed from the proper bureaucratic procedures that provide a path to U.S. Citizenship -- at which point Mark must step in to help. Grimes' encounters with unruly creatures have left him with a lifetime's worth of scars, both visible (missing kneecap) and emotional (broken marriage). Thus, he naturally detests Mark and anyone else who sympathizes with the immigrants. Grimes commands a small but well-funded goon squad that operates out of the D.O.I.'s "force floor."


Recurring

  • Great Brain (voiced by Randy Pearlstein) – A living brain from Canada. He works as a counter-top sponge, and is usually the first to voice his opinion. He and his wife have a complicated relationship and enjoy playing mind games on others, which is aided by their telekinetic and telepathic powers.
  • Doug – A very timid giant koala that lives as a human. He never talks, has no genitalia, and is usually seen in the background. He is usually mistreated by others, or in the wrong place at the wrong time. He almost always is seen weeping, whether frightened, overjoyed, or otherwise emotional. It is indicated in "The Manbirds" that Doug has a tendency to wander off. A still drawing in the end credits of the episode "Kong of Queen" portray him firing a rifle in a 1930s zoot suit and hat. The scene resembles Saddam Hussein firing his rifle into the air during a military parade in December 2001. Turns out that photo was actually foreshadowing that "Doug" is none other than a dangerous former assassin, who abandoned his work after he was apparently responsible for a massacre in Bolivia, in which many women and children perished. Consumed by guilt, Doug moved to the U.S. under a new alias and tried starting his life anew. He still feels very guilty about the aforementioned incident and it is hinted his gentle and timid nature is a direct result of the past trauma. However, he still retains most of his assassin skills (especially when provoked.) His dream is to stab things.
  • Aldermach "Mac" Maggotbone (voiced by Larry Murphy) – Callie's father and the highest ranking demon in Hell. He shows signs of having mysophobia, and wishes that Callie had been born a boy. Rather than being specifically Satan himself, "The Devil" seems to be a title that's passed onto a next candidate, like positions in royalty or government, and one that he'd like to pass down to Callie. It is possible that he is acting as a host for Satan by letting a snake with multiple mouths live inside him. He is an avid fan of the perpetually snake bitten New York Jets, possibly a play on the old expression, "God is a Yankee fan" and is seen frequently in New York Jets attire and cheering for them on television. His real name is Aldermach Maggotbone (his name most likely based on Adramelech). [7] [8]
  • Rosie (voiced by Julie Klausner) – Callie's human mom, separated from Callie's father the Devil. Though it's originally claimed that she was impregnated with Callie when in a cult, she actually sold her soul to Aldermach shortly after they first met so that she could have a baby.[9] However she truly loves her daughter, claiming Callie was the best thing to come from the union. Rosie's relationship with Aldermach is shown to be strained most of the time with one episode revealing they argue almost constantly, but her relationship with Mark is much better. Her character appears to be modeled after Rosemary Woodhouse from the movie Rosemary's Baby as the story of Callie's conception is similar to the story in the movie and the character looks like Mia Farrow who played Rosemary in the movie.
  • Croatian Man (voiced by Devin Clark) – A man from Croatia. Works in a hospital as a candy striper, but dreams of becoming the President of the United States. Mark once described him as a sociopath.
  • Martin – A two headed worm creature. Works in a coffee shop. Oddly for their species, they see themselves as equals, where the right is normally viewed as higher class while the left is treated as a slave. They're possibly in love with each other.
  • Erik (voiced by Randy Pearlstein) – A robot made with senses and emotions, though more often than not has a cynical viewpoint. He is able to read punch cards, but is annoyed that everyone assumes he can. His dream is to be a human.
  • Kristal – The girl Randall turned zombie for. She is constantly having attractions towards different monsters and was already out of her zombie phase when Randall got back to her after going zombie. However Randall continues to stalk her, having problems admitting the relationship is over, let alone that it even started.
  • Buddha – A walking, talking Buddha.
  • Medusa – A woman with snakes for hair.
  • Kid Wizard (voiced by Devin Clark) – A kid wizard (Kizard) resembling Harry Potter. Has appeared on Top Wizard. He is often portrayed as a jerk and giving people the finger.
  • Toby – A man with the head of a fish. Reproduces by fertilizing a pile of eggs. Likes to point out negative or depressing facts.
  • Ratso Demon – A nod to Dustin Hoffman's character Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo from Midnight Cowboy, this demon wears a trench coat, has a five o'clock shadow and slicks his hair back. Ends every sentence with "ova heah".
  • Amoeba – An amoeba that reproduces asexually, yet still manages to get laid frequently.
  • Girl Anchor – A news anchor that reports on New York. Always seen smiling even when saying horrible things.
  • Grimes' Goon Squad – Shown doing all of Grimes dirty deeds when he is not around. Loyal to Grimes, but not afraid to leave him behind if it means their lives, just as Grimes would them.
  • Mark's Mom – Seen to have slept with Clark Dungaree. Mark has dreamed about her in crotchless panties.
  • Melchior (voiced by Randy Pearlstein) – Leonard's hologram. Originally used by Leonard as a means to communicate with Mark when he is away, or to perform menial tasks for Leonard, but took on a life and personality of his own in "Kill, Mark... Kill".
  • Lilith Maggotbone – Callie Maggotbone's sister in the episode "Callie and Her Sister" who was born very shortly after Aldremach and Callie's human mother got back together for a very short time. Lilith was born one day after she was conceived in Mark Lilly's apartment on a pool table due to a massive amount of hormone injections her mother was taking so she also aged at an accelerated rate of one year per day. After Lilith was born, Aldremach decided to make Lilith marry Twayne Boneraper instead of Callie. Lilith appears to be more evil than Callie due to the constant use of her powers to harm people.


Episodes

A list of episodes can be found on SuccuWiki at: List of Ugly Americans episodes

The first episode premiered on March 17, 2010,[10] following the 14th season premiere of South Park, "Sexual Healing". It was watched by over 2 million viewers.[11] On April 21, 2010 Comedy Central announced that they had ordered 7 additional episodes of Ugly Americans, to begin airing in October 2010.[12] On December 15th, Comedy Central announced that they picked up the show for a second 14-episode season, which was later expanded to 17 episodes.[13] The first 10 episodes of the second season aired in the summer of 2011 following Futurama and the remaining 7 episodes aired from March 14, 2012 following South Park.

References

  1. Leffler, Rebecca (October 4, 2010). "MTVNI touting 5,000 hours of programming". The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mtvni-touting-5000-hours-programming-28681. Retrieved November 18, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://animatedtv.about.com/od/showsaz/p/uglyamericans.ht
  3. http://blog.media-freaks.com/jamie-foxxs-foxxhole-and-ugly-dickamericans-star-in-comedy-centrals-new-shows/
  4. http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/05/comedy-central-ugly-americans-.html
  5. Comedy Central Insider article
  6. More Preview of Ugly Americans: Three Hole
  7. episode 16 "Callie and her Sister"
  8. http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.454369739115.252522.173036869115
  9. episode 16 "Callie and her Sister"
  10. "Ugly Americans – Comedy Central". Comedycentral.com. 2013-05-14. http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/UglyAmericans/index.html. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  11. Seidman, Robert (2010-03-18). ""South Park" parties like it's 1999 and other Wednesday cable finals". TV by the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/03/18/south-park-parties-like-its-1999-and-other-wednesday-cable-finals/45451. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  12. "Animated Series "Ugly Americans" Receives Order for Additional Episodes to Premiere in October". Comedy Central press release. 2010-04-21. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2010/04/21/animated-series-ugly-americans-receives-order-for-additional-episodes-to-premiere-in-october/20100421comedycentral01/. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  13. "12.15.10 | Ugly Americans Renewed For A Second Season | Comedy Central Press Release". Comedycentral.com. http://www.comedycentral.com/press/press_releases/2010/121510-ugly-americans-renewed-for-second-season.jhtml. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 


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