The Goddamn George Liquor Program

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The Goddamn George Liquor Program
Created by John Kricfalusi
Starring Michael Pataki
John Kricfalusi
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 8
Production company(s) Spümcø
Broadcast
Original run October 15, 1997 – 1998

The Goddamn George Liquor Program is a 1997[1][2][3] Adobe Flash cartoon series created by John Kricfalusi and starring the animated George Liquor. Liquor was spun out to his own web-based cartoon during the days when the Spümcø studio had an online presence. Michael Pataki voiced Liquor in the series. Spümcø produced eight one-minute shorts.[4]

Premiering on October 15, 1997,[1][2] The Goddamn George Liquor Program was the first cartoon series to be produced exclusively for the internet.[5] George appeared on the series with his nephew, Jimmy The Idiot Boy; Jimmy's cousins, Slab and Ernie; Jimmy's love interest, Sody Pop; and George and Jimmy's pet dog, Dirty Dog. Without the control of a network, the series could be made as Kricfalusi wanted.[5] The Goddamn George Liquor Program won the 1999 Annie Award for "Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Interactive Production".[6] Later the show was being developed as a series of cartoon commercials for Pontiac Vibe.[7] The new series remained unreleased after General Motors discontinued the Pontiac Vibe auto line in 2009.[8][9]

Characters[edit]

The following characters appear in The Goddamn George Liquor Program.[10][11]

  • George Liquor, American – Liquor is an ultra-patriotic American.
    George Liquor
  • Jimmy the Idiot Boy – Jimmy is an incredibly stupid teenage boy.
    Jimmy the Idiot Boy
  • Sody Pop[1] – Sody is a 15-year-old Canadian girl who is Jimmy's love interest. But George Liquor tells her to stay away from Jimmy.
  • "Slab 'n' Ernie" – Slab and Ernie, two bullies, are George's nephews and Jimmy's cousins.
  • "Dirty Dog" – "Dirty Dog", the "neighborhood watchdog", does not like cats. In the first episode of The Goddamn George Liquor Program "Dirty Dog" defecates on a lawn, upsetting the sun.

Other characters who appears in comic:

  • Mable – Mable was George Liquor's wife. After she died, George Liquor preserved her torso and legs and nailed the parts to a trophy stand with the buttocks facing the room.
  • Merle – 30-year old Merle, a "health nut", is Sody's older sister. Merle tries to seduce George Liquor.
  • "The Bad Catholic Girls" – Three Catholic school teenage girls who smoke, trying to "corrupt" Jimmy.
  • Mildrew – Mildrew, Slab and Ernie's mother, is married to Frank, George's brother. George Liquor sometimes flirts with her.
  • Cigarettes the CatCigarettes is Jimmy's pet cat.
  • Victor Lugnuts – Lugnuts operates "Victor Lugnuts' House of Meats".
  • Victor Produce – Lugnuts's rival, Victor Produce, operates a vegetable store.
  • Eddie the Town Atheist – Eddie, an atheist, is Lugnuts's son. George tries to convince him to adopt Christianity.
  • General "Buck" Neckfold – Neckfold, a general at The Pentagon, is one of George Liquor's friends.
  • Nutty the Friendly Dump – Jimmy defecated Nutty. Nutty has corn kernels for eyes.
  • Dr. Stump – Stump, George Liquor's family doctor, prescribes amputation as treatment for various ills.
  • Harvey Whiteman, the Barber – Whiteman is George Liquor's barber.
  • "The Lord" – God is one of George Liquor's "fishing buddies".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "In His Way, John K. Will Challenge the World". WIRED. 1997-10-08. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b "John K's Guide to Surviving the End of Television". Cold Hard Flash. April 23, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Director: John Kricfalusi". Hoytyboy Pictures. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  4. ^ "Flashimation: The Context and Culture of Web Animation" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  5. ^ a b "27th Annual Annie Award Nominee Showcase: Goddamn George Liquor Program". AWM.com. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  6. ^ "ASIFA-Hollywood's 27th Annual Annie Awards". ASIFA Hollywood. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  7. ^ John Kricfalusi (March 20, 2008). "George Liquor Pilot Sketches". Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  8. ^ Wert, Ray (April 27, 2009). "Pontiac Vibe, Solstice Are Dead, Won't Live On As Chevys". Jalopnik.com. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  9. ^ Williams, Frank (June 18, 2009). "Bye-Bye, Vibe". The Truth About Cars. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  10. ^ "George Liquor Storybible", All Kinds of Stuff
  11. ^ "George Liquor StoryBible 2 – more characters", All Kinds of Stuff

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