Incredible Crew

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Incredible Crew
Incredible Crew logo.svg
Genre Sketch comedy
Surreal humor
Satire
Created by Nick Cannon
Written by Alejandro Bien-Willner
Heather Anne Campbell
Mikey Day
Eric Scott
Scott Tomlinson
Directed by Danny J. Boyle
Starring Shauna Case
Shameik Moore
Tristan Pasterick
Chanelle Peloso
Jeremy Shada
Brandon Soo Hoo
Composer(s) Nick Cannon
Kevin Writer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Nick Cannon
Michael Goldman
Scott Tomlinson
For Cartoon Network Studios: Brian A. Miller and Mark Costa
For Cartoon Network: Walter J. Newman and Rob Sorcher
Producer(s) Cathy A. Cambria
Karen Mayeda-Vranek (co-producer)
Mikey Day (supervising producer)
Editor(s) Cortney Carrillo
Steve Rasch
Jeremy Reuben
Cinematography Byron Shah
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) N'Credible Entertainment
Cartoon Network Studios
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original airing December 31, 2012
(Preview)
January 24, 2013 – April 11, 2013
External links
Website

Incredible Crew is an American sketch comedy television series, created by Nick Cannon for Cartoon Network.[1] Cannon created the series in early 2012, and the series aired as a preview on December 31, 2012, while the series run premiered on January 24, 2013, featuring a 22-minute run time.[2] The series is rated TV-PG for suggestive humor.[3] On July 29, 2013, Incredible Crew was cancelled by Cartoon Network.[4]

Plot[edit]

Incredible Crew is a live-action sketch comedy series from producer and entertainer Nick Cannon. Episodes consist of short-form surreal comedy acts, hidden camera pranks, original music videos, and commercial parodies using non-sequitur humor. Incredible Crew casts six young comedy stars: Shauna Case (American Horror Story), Shameik Moore (Joyful Noise), Tristan Pasterick (guest star, I'm in the Band), Chanelle Peloso (Level Up), Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time), and Brandon Soo Hoo (Supah Ninjas). Nick Cannon serves as executive producer of Incredible Crew along with Michael Goldman and Scott Tomlinson. The series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios in association with N'Credible Entertainment.

Sketches[edit]

According to Michael Goldman and Scott Tomlinson, over 330 sketches were created and carefully selected for each episode.[5]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Series premiere Series finale
1 13 December 31, 2012
(Preview)
January 24, 2013
(Series Run)
April 11, 2013

Cast[edit]

Principal cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Benton Jennings – Krumping High School (H.S.), Principal
  • Rachel O'Meara – Various
  • Justin Tinucci – Justin, Performer
  • Jillian "Jill" Moray – Mother, Teacher
  • Stephanie Jackson – Mom
  • Barbara Kerford – Mom
  • Nicholas "Nick" Leland – Various
  • Lawrence "Larry" Morgan – Dad
  • Cassandra Braden – Mrs. Hall
  • Lawrence Mandley – Referee
  • Amelia Diop – Cameo Student

Crew[edit]

  • Nick Cannon – Creator, Executive producer, Music
  • Michael Goldman – Executive Producer
  • Scott Tomlinson – Executive Producer, Writer
  • Mikey DaySupervising Producer, Writer
  • Cathy A. Cambria – Producer
  • Alejandro Bien-Willner – Writer
  • Heather Anne Campbell – Writer
  • Eric Scott – Writer
  • Karen Mayeda-Vranek – Co-Producer
  • Danny J. Boyle – Director
  • Kevin Writer – Music
  • Byron Shah – Director of Photography
  • Jeremy Reuben – Editor
  • Steve Rasch – Editor
  • Cortney Carrillo – Editor
  • Stacey Pianko, CSA, Orly Sitowitz, CSA and Sharon Leiblein, CSA (for "Farting Grandpa") – Casting
  • Deanna Rooney – art for sketches for episodes 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 ("George Washington Book Report", "Robot and the Three Bears", "Rockness Monster", "Shark Tooth Terry", "Spot the Difference" )

Music[edit]

In conjunction with the show's music, WaterTower Music released two soundtrack albums based on the first season of the show. The first album, Incredible Crew: Music From the Television Show (Vol. 1), was released on March 5, 2013,[6] and the second, Incredible Crew: Music From the Television Show (Vol. 2), was released on April 23, 2013.[6] Both soundtracks were available to download via iTunes. The show's music was composed by Nick Cannon and Kevin Writer.

Track listing for Volume 1[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Incredible Crew (Main Theme)"   Nick Cannon 0:20
2. "Running Errands with My Mom" (seen on "Farting Grandpa") Jeremy Shada, Shauna Case and Annie Sertich 2:23
3. "Doing Something Fun While Doing Something Boring" (seen on "Farting Grandpa") Tristan Pasterick 0:58
4. "Heavy Metal Science Fair" (seen on "Magical Video Game Controller") Tristan Pasterick 1:39
5. "So Stylin'" (seen on "Candy Deodorant") Shameik Moore 2:39
6. "Bad Haircuts" (seen on "Remote Control Broccoli") Jeremy Shada, Shauna Case and Brandon Soo Hoo 1:21
7. "Leggings" (seen on "Remote Control Broccoli") Tristan Pasterick 0:53
8. "Questions Before Bed" (seen on "Cheat Sheet Tacos") Chanelle Peloso, Jeremy Shada, Shauna Case and Tristan Pasterick 2:41
9. "Super Duper Gross Things" (seen on "Super Duper Gross Things") Shauna Case 1:03
Total length:
00:13:57

Track listing for Volume 2[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "AJ Boy Bander" (seen on "Pancake Genie") Jeremy Shada, Chanelle Peloso & Shauna Case 2:26
2. "Bad Luck Rap" (seen on "Face Jeans") Shameik Moore, Brandon Soo Hoo, Tristan Pasterick & Shauna Case 1:46
3. "New Kid" (seen on "Lunch Boxing") Brandon Soo Hoo & The New Boyz 2:43
4. "Reading is Fun" (seen on "Rodney Tape Face") Tristan Pasterick 1:43
5. "Putting Shaving Cream on Stuff" (seen on "Bunk Bed Mountain") Jeremy Shada, Tristan Pasterick & Chanelle Peloso 2:10
6. "Teacher's Lounge" (seen on "Cardboard Robot vs. Tinfoil Lizard") Jeremy Shada & E-40 1:30
7. "Stickers" (seen on "Cardboard Robot vs. Tinfoil Lizard") Chanelle Peloso 1:36
8. "So What?!" (seen on "Manners Shark") Tristan Pasterick 1:35
Total length:
00:15:29

Reception[edit]

Emily Ashby from Commonsensemedia.org gave the show 3 stars and said that "Nick Cannon's mild sketch comedy will entertain kids," and that it "makes the most of clever writing and a well-rounded cast."[7]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2013 Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series Shauna Case, Shameik Moore, Tristan Pasterick, Chanelle Peloso, Jeremy Shada, Brandon Soo Hoo Nominated [8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breaking News — Nick Cannon's "Incredible Crew" Premiered on Cartoon Network January 24 at 8:00 p.m. (ET, PT) - TheFutonCritic.com". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "INCREDIBLE CREW SERIES PREVIEW!". Cartoon Network. December 17, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "TV Parental Controls". Cartoon Network. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cartoon Network Cancels 'Incredible Crew'". Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tomorrow Will Be Televised — February 5, 2013". BlogTalk Radio. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Releases". WaterTower Music. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/incredible-crew
  8. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 

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