Method & Red

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Method & Red
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Promotional poster
Format Single-camera, comedy
Created by Kell Cahoon
Method Man
Starring Method Man
Redman
Anna Maria Horsford
Beth Littleford
David Henrie
Jeremiah Birkett
Lahmard Tate
Peter Jacobson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (4 Unaired)
Production
Running time 20 minutes
Production company(s) If I Can Productions
Method Man Enterprises
Background Action, Inc.
Regency Television
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor 20th Television
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run June 16 – September 15, 2004 (2004-09-15)

Method & Red, sometimes written Meth and Red, is a short lived television program that ran on Fox TV from June 16 to September 15, 2004. It starred hip hop recording artists Method Man & Redman, portraying fictionalized versions of themselves who move to a predominately white upper-class suburb in New Jersey.

Fox cancelled the show in September 2004 with 4 of the 13 produced episodes remaining unaired after heated meetings with Method Man & Redman, who were not pleased with the show. The duo publicly criticized Fox several times after this.

Method Man was disappointed about the series for having a laugh track and Fox doing a bad job on editing. He had wanted it to be in the vein of Arrested Development, of which he is a fan.

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Episodes[edit]

Series # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
1 "Pilot" Jeff Melman & Lev L. Spiro Method Man & Kell Cahoon June 16, 2004 11-04-178
Hip hop recording artists Method Man and Redman move into a predominantly white suburb in New Jersey (along with Method Man's mother Dorothea). When the pair violates neighborhood association rules and faces eviction, they attempt to use kindness (and fruitcake) to endear themselves to their new neighbors. 
2 "The Article" Lev L. Spiro Carter Bays & Craig Thomas June 23, 2004 MAR-102
Concerned that magazine writer Keith Debeetham (Dale Godboldo) will portray them as "soft" now that they live in the suburbs, Method and Red convince Dorothea to pose as the maid (hiding the fact that she is Method's mother) and tell Skyler that they cannot appear at his party because they are sick. 
3 "Well Well Well" Peter Lauer Phil Lord & Christopher Miller June 30, 2004 MAR-103
As Dorothea's 25th anniversary at work approaches, Redman promises to get Chaka Khan to perform at her party. When the electricity fails shortly before the party, Method Man must convince Nancy to restore it. Singers Chaka Khan and Kenny Loggins appear as themselves. 
4 "One Tree Hill" Tamra Davis Josh Bycel & Jonathan Fener July 7, 2004 MAR-105
Method and Red become power mad after becoming co-presidents of the neighborhood association. 
5 "Dogs" Michael Lange Ira Ungerleider July 14, 2004 MAR-106
Method and Red seek to build a sports arena before NBA basketball star Yao Ming, so Red romances a beautiful investor (Carmen Electra). Dorothea forces Meth to have a talk with Skyler after the boy is unduly influenced by one of his music videos. 
6 "Kill Bill Vol. 3" Michael Spiller Tom Saunders July 21, 2004 MAR-107
Method and Red pit Nancy and Bill Blaford against each other as a part of a plan to use the Blafords' porch for the Miss Ghetto USA beauty pageant. 
7 "Something About Brenda" Michael Spiller Teri Schaffer & Raynelle Swilling July 28, 2004 MAR-104
Method Man falls hard for Bill Blaford's attractive co-worker (Elise Neal), but Red and Dorothea decide to put an end to the budding romance. 
8 "Neighborhood Watch" Victor Nelli, Jr. Clarence Livingston September 8, 2004 MAR-111
When a rash of burglaries strikes the neighborhood, Nancy forms a neighborhood watch and finds herself patrolling with Method Man. Red's addiction to video games weakens his eyesight. Lil' Bit and Dupree invite the circus to Method and Red's home. 
9 "Chu Chu's Redemption" Dennis Dugan Raynelle Swilling September 15, 2004 MAR-110
Method and Red try to keep an old friend in prison from finding out about his girlfriend's new line of work. Meanwhile, they try to avoid helping Skyler build a car for the soap box derby
10 "Da Shootout" Unaired MAR-108
Rival hip-hop artist Fear (Fredro Starr) moves into a better gated community and lures Method and Red's ace TV repairman away from them, so the duo challenges him to a neighborhood basketball game. NBA basketball players Devean George and Corey Maggette appears as themselves. 
11 "How Momma Got Her Groove Back" Unaired MAR-109
Dorothea opens a hair salon in the game room. An expensive diamond necklace that Red borrowed from a German jeweler goes missing. 
12 "A House Apart" Unaired MAR-112
No longer able to stand Dorothea's constant nagging, Red buys his own mansion in Nottingshire Estates, just as Nancy tries to become "Real Estate Agent of the Year." Tommy Chong appears as himself. 
13 "Methodome" Unaired MAR-113
Method Man's theme park Methodome opens. 

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