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Gratuitious Search Term Bait of the Day: D3

No, we’re not talking about the Mighty Ducks 3 (although we kind of wish we were), but rather the upcoming third season of Adult Swim’s Delocated, as today’s search term is “will there be a delocated season 3.”  Well, kids, as we reported last month, the answer is YES!  Shooting starts this spring and hopefully we’ll see new episodes before the end of the year.  But we’re happy to offer you a special exclusive behind the scenes look inside the Delocated Season 3 writers’ room:

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And more good news: Delocated creator and star Jon Glaser’s new book My Dead Dad was in ZZ Top was released yesterday.  The book, a collection of “100% Real,* Never Before Seen Documents from the World of Rock and Roll,” is inspired by one of Glaser’s live bits, the act that gives the book its title.  Glaser celebrated the release of the book at Brooklyn’s The Bell House last night with readings from the likes of John Hodgman, Scott Adsit, Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm.  Here’s Rudd delivering one of the book’s entries, complete with his best Jay Leno impression:

Do yourself a favor and pick up the book.  Makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone.

*Not real.

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Get Your Ski Masks Ready! Season 3 of ‘Delocated’ is a Go! (Also, it’s Really Cold Outside)

When we formulated our Best TV Shows of 2010 list last week there was one glaring omission, that being Adult Swim’s Delocated.  The truth is that we felt, having worked on the show, that placing the series on that list might have been a conflict of interest (not that anyone who reads this blog would particularly care).  However, we were remiss not to note that had there been no conflict then Delocated would have certainly earned a spot on the list.  Our apologies for the poor judgment.

HOWEVER, with that we’re happy to bring you some good Delocated news.  Over on his Delocated blog, creator and star Jon Glaser has announced that Delocated has, in fact, been picked up for a third season (yay!).  So, sometime in 2011, except twelve new episodes, with even more grinders, more jingles, more doo-wop, more explosions and certainly a higher body countDelocated made a huge leap between its first and second seasons – when it expanded to a full 22 minutes and brought in Steve Cirbus as Yvgeny Mirminksy’s blood-thirsty, psychopathic, terrifying brother Sergei – so we’re triply excited to see how the show raises the bar in Season 3.

Let’s celebrate with some homemade seltz!

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Great Month for Spike Lee and ‘Do the Right Thing’ Tributes

First, Children’s Hospital, which enjoyed an absolutely genius smart-silly-stupid-absurd first season on Adult Swim, ended the episode “Hot Enough For You” with these completely random, wholly enjoyable Do the Right Thing-inspired closing credits.

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That was awesome.  But then our friends, the gals over at Broad City, went ahead and blew that out of the water with this unbelievably brilliant Spike Lee homage that served as their season finale:

Beyond words. Mini-masterpiece.

Well, since all good things (and celebrity deaths) come in threes, we have to imagine there’s a third Spike Lee-esque joint coming down the pike.  Who will it be?  Sesame Street, we’re looking in your direction (oh, looks like these guys already sorta did it).

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Scott Wolf is Benjamin Button

Because the dude looks like he’s aging in reverse. Exhibit A: Wolf’s recent brilliant cameo on Delocated:

 
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Exhibit B: The rest of his brilliant turn on Delocated:

 
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Okay, well, maybe he’s not aging in reverse, but just not aging.   Exhibit C: his brilliant performance in the behind the scenes footage of Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus:

(that’s him, right?)

And you should just go ahead and watch his entire episode of Delocated, “RV B&B,” THIS MINUTE on adultswim.com.

AND catch the season finale of Delocated tonight at midnight!  Because if you don’t, then you’ll be TOTALLY lost come season three.

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‘Delocated’: Another Best Show You’re Not Watching. Unless You Are. In Which Case Nevermind.

We talk a lot about the best show you’re not watching on this blog (Friday Night Lights, Community, Party Down before its unfortunate demise).  To that list we now proudly add Delocated.

If you’re a fan of Adult Swim you might have caught Delocated on a random night/morning around 1:45am.  The show was created by and stars Jon Glaser,  longtime NY comedian and former writer (and performer) on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.  If you’ve been around comedy in NY you probably know him, and if you own a TV you’ve probably seen him and not even known it, with appearances on 30 Rock, Human Giant, and Cheap Seats.  In his early days he was also a writer on The Dana Carvey Show, which was basically to up and coming comedians as The Outsiders was to young, hunky, male actors (The line-up included Carvey, Glaser, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Louis CK, Robert Smigel, Dave Chappelle and, curiously, Charlie Kaufman.  It was pretty much the ’27 Yankees of comedy).

The first season of Delocated comprised six 10-min episodes (and an amazing Paul Rudd cameo), and features Glaser as “Jon,” a member of the Witness Protection Program who agrees to move his family to NY and turn their life into a reality show, despite the fact that this requires wearing masks and using voice modulators.

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The show also stars Eugene Mirman as Yvegni Mirminksy, an aspiring stand-up comedian who happens to also be a member of the Russian crime family that Jon ratted out.

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The second season has been expanded to twelve 22-min episodes, and with the added length the show has broadened its scope, increased the violence, heightened the drama, and upped the absurdity.  It’s a dumb-smart, surreal, brilliant show, capable of silly comedy, and, as we find out in the season two premiere, silly drama.   It’s one of TV’s best kept secrets, but unlike “Jon’s” identity this is one secret that should be revealed to all.

Catch up on season one on the Adult Swim website, and then move right onto the new season (below!).  Also, catch new episodes Sundays at 10pm, just before Childrens Hospital (which, now that we mention it, is another best show you’re not watching).

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Bonus features:

Jon Glaser on Jimmy Fallon last night!

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Also, Jon Glaser reads letters from his deceased father, Dave Glaser, to his father’s former band mates ZZ Top.  One of the funniest things I have ever heard.

And finally, for extra credit check out the Delocated Blog and the PFFR website.

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