Delocated

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Delocated
Delocated-title.jpg
Title card used for season three and the series finale
Genre Mockumentary
Created by Jon Glaser
Starring Jon Glaser
Jacob Kogan
Nadia Dajani (season 1-2)
Eugene Mirman
Kevin Dorff (season 1-2)
Zoe Lister-Jones (season 1-2)
Jerry Minor (season 2)
Steve Cirbus (season 2-3)
Mather Zickel (season 2)
Yung-I Chang (season 3)
Ali Farahnakian (season 3)
Marc Wootton (season 3)
Janeane Garofalo (season 3)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 30 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 11 minutes (2008-2009)
22 minutes (2010-2013)
Production company(s) PFFR
Williams Street
Unintelligible Grunt (2010-
2013)
Broadcast
Original channel Adult Swim
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original run Pilot:
April 1, 2008
Official:
February 12, 2009  –
March 7, 2013
External links
Website

Delocated (or known in the title card as Delocated New York) is an American television series that premiered February 12, 2009 on Adult Swim.[1] The original pilot for the show was aired on April 1, 2008. Jon Glaser plays a man in the Witness Protection Program who moves his family to New York City. The family exploits the situation by starring in a reality TV show about being in the Witness Protection Program (in which, initially, they all wear disguises for their faces and voices; later, only "Jon" does). Paul Rudd guest-stars in the pilot as himself. Eugene Mirman co-stars as a Russian hitman/aspiring stand-up comic hired to kill "Jon."[2]

This series is produced by Wonder Showzen and Xavier: Renegade Angel creators PFFR. It leans decidedly more towards deadpan humor, and does not use the black humor of their other shows. It is similar in format to The Office, in that it mocks a reality show setup, as if it were a non-fiction, documentary or reality show, not a fictional comedy.

In the first seven episodes, Delocated had an eleven-minute runtime; as of season two, each episode had a twenty-two-minute runtime. The off-season series finale aired on March 7, 2013.

Plot[edit]

After testifying as a witness against a Russian mob family, "Jon" and his family are uprooted and start living undercover through the witness protection program. After existing quietly in an anonymous suburb, "Jon" accepts an offer for the family to participate in a reality show based on their current lives. In order to protect their identities from viewers—which could include the Russian gangsters who want him killed for testifying against them—they wear ski masks and have their voices surgically disguised. As part of the deal, the family is relocated to an upscale loft in New York City, where the series will be filmed. Not only does "Jon" find out that the "sweet" loft was not as advertised, his wife "Susan" promptly concludes that the life of a ski-masked, voice-disguised reality TV star is the wrong environment for her and their teenage son "David." Picked up for a second season by the network, "Jon" has little time to celebrate as the vicious Mirminsky family renews its efforts to destroy him and everything he holds dear.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • "Jon" (Jon Glaser) – The star of the documentary-within-a-reality-show, and a former architect. To prevent the Mirminskis from identifying him from by watching his reality show, he always wears a Balaclava to disguise his face, and uses a vocal pitch shifter to disguise his voice. He often comes off as arrogant, blissfully ignorant, and inconsiderate of all others; however, he also occasionally displays acts of incredible kindness and decency (albeit, usually in vain). He also is an ardent fan of submarine sandwiches.
  • "Susan" (Nadia Dajani) – Jon's ex-wife, and mother of Jon's son, David. Starved for attention after years of having her needs neglected in her former marriage, she habitually starts romantic/sexual relationships with each subsequent federal agent assigned to protect her and David (including Rob, as well as several acquaintances of Jon's -- perhaps even Mighty Joe Jon).
  • "David" (Jacob Kogan) – "Jon" and Susan's first and only son. He is usually aggravated by his father's stupidity and lack of parenting skills.
  • Yvgeny Mirminsky (Eugene Mirman) – An incompetent Russian hit man and stand-up comedian who has been ordered to kill "Jon." His stand-up comedy act consists only of jokes about vodka.
  • Sergei Mirminsky (Steve Cirbus) - The twisted and menacing older brother of Yvgeny. After tiring of Yvgeny's repeated failures, the Mirminsky family brings in Sergei to murder Jon. Unlike the fat and incompetent Yvgeny, the muscle-bound Sergei is an efficient, sadistic, and ruthless assassin.
  • Mike the Federal Agent (Kevin Dorff) – Jon's original bodyguard and best friend.
  • Rob the New Federal Agent (Mather Zickel) - Jon's second bodyguard.
  • TB the Newest Federal Agent (Ali Farahnakian) - Jon's third bodyguard. He is a war veteran and some sort of unspecified ex-military mercenary. He is always seen wearing hunting glasses and a kevlar bulletproof vest. Unlike Jon's previous bodyguards, TB shows little emotion and is very serious about his job.
  • Qi-qang (Yung-I Chang) - The head of the Wang Cho Chinese mob. He is Jon's main contact with the group, and is clearly scamming Jon out of millions of dollars. Qi-qang and the Wang Cho's all find Jon very annoying, but continue to put up with him because of all the money he continues to give them.
  • The Glaze (Marc Wootton) - Jon's therapist, brought in to help Jon deal with the death of his ex-wife.
  • Kim (Zoe Lister-Jones) – A woman who became Jon's girlfriend after his divorce.
  • Susan Shapiro (Janeane Garofalo) - The president of the network who takes over the production duties of the show. Jon constantly hits on her in hopes she will date him.
  • Mighty Joe Jon: The Black Blond (Jerry Minor) - The executive producer of Delocated during the second season. He also executive produces Yvgeny Mirminsky's reality show. A running joke is that he is repeatedly referred to by his full nickname, even by the FBI and Russian mafia.
  • Seth Goldstein (David Beach) - The executive producer of Delocated during the first season.
  • Jay (Larry Murphy) The doorman to Jon's building who always wears a fake mustache. Despite Jay's kindness towards him, Jon generally dislikes Jay and will usually insult him to his face and will almost immediately tell Jay to leave whenever he shows up to support Jon.
  • Ryan (Eli Newell) - Kim's brother who hates Jon.
  • Rick (Brian Kiley) – Jon's boss at the copy shop during the first season.
  • Todd Barry (Todd Barry) - Yvgeny's friend and fellow stand-up comedian. He is often seen playing poker with the Mirminsky crime family at the Russian Social Club, despite the fact that Sergei can't stand him.
  • Gregor Mirminsky (Vladimir Bibic) - The imprisoned head of the Mirminsky family, as well as Yvgeny's biological father and Sergei's adoptive father.
  • Pavel (Glenn Fleshler) - Member of the Mirminsky family and the cousin of Sergei and Yvgeny.
  • Greg DiPietro (Julian Gamble) - FBI agent assigned to investigating the Mirminsky's threats to Jon.
  • Bryce Grieke (Andrew Daly) - Jon's lawyer. He reluctantly puts up with Jon, despite the idiotic nature of many of the legal assignments Jon has him working on.
  • Pete Fontaine (Kurt Braunohler) - The warm-up comedian for many of the network's shows, including their hit sitcom Attitude Stool. Jon hires him to "warm-up" his life, in hopes to get Susan Shapiro in a better mood whenever he visits her.
  • Trish (Amy Schumer) - Yvgeny's girlfriend.
  • Mishka (also played by Jon Glaser) - A member of the Mirminsky's Russian mob, hired by Yvgeny to pose as Jon.
  • Eun Mi (Sue Jean Kim) - Jon's girlfriend during the third season. She constantly points out Jon's faults while challenging him to be "exciting".

Episodes[edit]

DVD release[edit]

The first two seasons were released on DVD in the United States on January 17, 2012.[3] In Australia Madman Entertainment has plans to release the DVD as well according to a recent DVD sampler.

DVD name Release date Ep # Features
Delocated: The Complete Seasons One & Two January 17, 2012 19 commentary, deleted scenes, outtakes and the original demo Jon Glaser made to pitch the series to the network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner Newsroom Adult Swim Debuts New Original Series Delocated!
  2. ^ "Jon Glaser on Adult Swim, a NYC Human Giant show, Clipse". Brooklynvegan.com. March 24, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RCGQSC showing

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