It features a group of incompetent park rangers and a hateful, spoiled pet bear named Malloy who was adopted following his parents' death. The show takes many nods from Seth MacFarlane's shows specifically Family Guy , mainly for its similar art style and use of heavy vulgar humor which had made the show gain mixed reviews since its premiere.
Critics stated the show pales in comparison to Comedy Central's other show South Park. Brickleberry is notable for being one of the few current animated series to switch from Adobe Flash to traditional animation most animated shows go the other way around, due to budget cuts or Executive Meddling of some kind.
It's also notable for being renewed twice , despite many disparaging reviews. Despite this, the show was eventually canceled in January , with the last three episodes see Recap being burned off between late March and mid-April.
Seasons one and two were available on Hulu Plus for some time, and the entire show can be found on Netflix.
In July , Dynamite Entertainment began publishing a 4-issue comic book miniseries that continues where the season three finale left off. Creators Waco O'Guin and Roger Black expressed interest in finding a new home for the show to have created a Season 4 and continue off from where the series had ended. On April , they announced that Netflix will air a new animated series from them called "Paradise, P. Tropes in this series include: Connie's parents are raging, church-going homophobes who disowned her and replaced her with a Saint Bernard, took her back after her sexuality was inverted from the gay bomb blast, then rejected her again when the bomb's effects wore off.
Her mother pushed her to do beauty pageants and used extreme measures drugs and bulimia to keep her thin which didn't last, as she still became fat when she hit puberty. Woody's mother is incredibly overbearing, forcing him to breastfeed until his late teens and locking him in a closet full of birds and bees for masturbating.
She also bought him a prostitute for his 8th birthday so he "wouldn't turn into a queer". He has mentioned his father dressing him up in women's underwear after his mother died, but since she has been revealed to still be alive, it's uncertain if this is true or not or if Woody's father remarried or was a widowed bigamist.
He immediately calls them Lezzie, Labia, and Clit. It gets subverted here and there that she isn't perfect as she shows to be the first episode reveals that she is an alcoholic and she got fired from Yellowstone for drinking on the job — and not wearing pants to work , but she is still the only person good at their job.
When Woody claims that he's just made friends with someone who's actually even more corrupt and abusive than he is, Malloy asks "Daniel Tosh? When Woody is demoted by the Secretary of the Interior, he's forced to leave his cabin. Since all the rangers refuse to take him and Malloy in, they end up staying at Firecracker Jim's place. Though most critics find the comparison to be an insult to South Park and even Family Guy , the show has its fans and does do its Black Comedy fairly well at least in seasons two and three.
Season one was very touch-and-go. All Gays Are Promiscuous: In one episode, Connie detonates a Gay Bomb and turns everyone gay and her straight. At the same time, those who got affected become hyper sex maniacs while Connie doesn't seem to have much a drive while straight in comparison. This is what makes Steve the ranger of every month. Well that, and the fact that his mom has sex with Woody every month Ambiguous Syntax: When the Secretary of the Interior tells Woody that he couldn't manage a blowjob in a dick factory, he asks her if she means a factory that makes dicks, or a factory made out of dicks.
The show's version of Smokey the Bear Flamey the Bear gets set on fire and tossed in a vat of acid. He's still inexplicably okay for his own episode in season 2 however unless that was a different actor in the Flamey the Bear costume in the first episode and the Flamey the Bear in "My Favorite Bear" was the original actor who was brought out of retirement for the park re-opening ceremony. The PETA ersatz in episode 4, who get killed by the animal they were trying to protect. Connie gives birth to him in "Aparkalypse".
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The Squabbits, even though they were bred together by Steve rather than from another planet. Attack of the Political Ad: Done when Woody and Ethel compete against each other for Governor. Then when they learn whoever wins the race will be assassinated, they do attack ads on themselves to get people to elect the other guy.
Kuzniak is the only doctor in town, despite being disbarred from practicing medicine. Still, everyone goes to him and his practice and he is willing to perform very questionable medical procedures he makes Krieger from Archer look like Dr. He's even his own malpractice attorney. Woody isn't exactly the greatest guy to work for but his jerkness goes Up to Eleven in "Hello Dottie" when he cuts pay, benefits and safety measures to all the employees and then outsources all the ranger positions to Indian call centers who communicate through robots.
Woody and Denzel initiate one as a way to bond. Flamey the Bear sings one about how much he loves drinking. Bears Are Bad News: Malloy, but not because he's big and intimidating. It's because he's a spoiled, viciously sarcastic jerk with no regard for others. In "Trailer Park," when Ethel mentions being stung by a bee before getting her picture taken, accompanied by a quick cut to her grotesquely swollen face on the cover of a magazine.
Steve sticking his penis in a yellow jacket's nest, which sting him and end up nesting in his prostate. Steve and Viggo Mortensen of all people in Scared Straight. Malloy in "Woody's Girl" with a jetpack. Woody does this with a Skyward Scream when he learns his mother is coming to visit.
The season 2 finale revolves around Denzel trying to kill Connie's son, the anti-Christ. As he throws it into a volcano he's dancing a little jig for victory. Malloy staying with Bobby Possumcods, who is a sexual offender despite denying it. He has duct tape, chloroform, bondage gear, and, most tellingly, a court order stating that he stay 50 feet away from children and small animals all because he was starving for junk food. When the other rangers find him, he's stuck on the redneck, and what's worse, everyone casually dismisses the fact that Malloy was raped after sentencing Bobby to picking up litter around the park since same-sex bear molestation is a misdemeanor.
In Scared Straight, Denzel almost gets this from a prison inmate named Meat Hammer , he only manages to save himself because the forced gay marriage the warden of the prison puts him in gets delayed.
In the Flamey the Bear episode, one of the rednecks in the bar is called Super Rape. But he denies that he's good at it, "he's just a regular rapist". When Steve visits Dr. Kuzniak in "Two Weeks Notice", the doc reminds him of how many times he's told him not to engage in risky behavior. We see a montage of flashbacks demonstrating Steve's incredibly poor health decisions, one of which is asking an African tribe "Who wants to become blood brothers?
They're still clasping hands when a grenade lands near them, so Woody yanks him onto the grenade to protect himself. When Malloy becomes a porn director, Ethel asks him if he knows how demeaning it is to women. His response isn't a surprise. Bring My Brown Pants: The show being what it is, this happens multiple times. Notable moments include Steve crapping his pants in fear while having a massive freakout due to his fear of flying while piloting a helicopter When Steve and Denzel switch ethnicities in episode 5, Denzel asks the doctor if he has any black skin left and he tells him that all he has is Mexican.
When the duo get their skin burned off again at the end of the episode they both become Mexican. When Steve meets Flamey the Bear he finds out he's a raging alcoholic, drug addict, sex addict, and a horrible human being on top of everything else.
In "Miss National Park" a rock gets thrown through the ranger station window. It says "You're a dead man, fatso. Most of the patrons at the lesbian bar in In Da Club Butterface: Inverted with the Indian callcenter employee who falls in love with Steve in "Hello Dottie.
When he flies to meet her, she has a cute face, but a heavy body and hairy arms and in a rascal scooter. The episode "Baby Daddy" makes references to a bunch of plots from previous episodes that cause Woody, Denzel, and Connie to end up in a lunatic asylum, because they weren't believed.
The gay man who was mistakenly being interviewed for the job of Park Ranger in the second episode. Steve, Woody, and Denzel under the effects of the gay bomb.
Cat Up a Tree: Steve tries to get one down in one episode. It lands in a wood chipper. Denzel and Woody's mother get into a fight with rusty bicycle chains. They both just happened to have one on hand.
Woody claims that this is why he didn't look for Steve's father after he went missing. His wife needed comforting. Also written on the calendar is "Squabbit Apocalypse Remberence Day". In "Trailer Park", Woody complains that taking over the park is the worst thing Bobby has ever done. Malloy sarcastically says, "Really? The last part of "Cripple Berry" takes place in court.
Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: During Steve's first performance at a birthday party of his "wholesome country songs", the parents end up covering their children's ears. One comes to Brickleberry in "Cripple Berry". Its main attraction is a rollercoaster named The Paralyzer, which is unsafe even by carnie standards.
It doesn't even loop back the whole way, it just slam into a barricade in the middle of a loop. It attempted to be this in season one but didn't quite go all the way, with seasons two and three, it was a full-blown cringe comedy.