Welcome to Eltingville
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|Welcome to Eltingville|
The title card featuring the four members of the Eltingville club. From the left: Jerry, Bill, Josh, and Pete.
|Created by||Evan Dorkin|
|Voices of||Jason Harris
|Theme music composer||The Aquabats|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||1|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Cartoon Network Studios|
|Original channel||Adult Swim|
|Picture format||4:3 SDTV|
|Original airing||March 3, 2002|
Welcome to Eltingville is an animated comedy pilot based on Evan Dorkin's Eisner Award winning comic book, Dork!; which takes place in Eltingville, Staten Island. The pilot episode, titled "Bring Me the Head of Boba Fett", in the premiered in the United States on March 3, 2002, on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim; no further episodes were ever produced. Adult Swim has re-aired the pilot episode periodically since its original premiere, including twice on Halloween night, October 31, 2008, as part of an advertised "Halloween Stunt" night, where rarely seen programs such as the Korgoth of Barbaria and Boo Boo Runs Wild were aired, rather than the usual programming line-up for a Friday evening. The Eltingville pilot's characters have since made Topless Robot's list of Pop Culture's 10 Greatest Nerds.
The pilot episode, "Bring Me the Head of Boba Fett," was written by Evan Dorkin and directed by Chuck Sheetz. It was rated TV-14 in the United States. It originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim, on March 3, 2002.
The pilot, as well as the comic, are based on Dorkin's days as a comic store employee at Jim Hanley's Universe's Richmond Avenue store in Staten Island, New York (Eltingville is one of Staten Island's neighborhoods).
Welcome to Eltingville features mc chris, who had recently started working under the Adult Swim brand through Space Ghost Coast to Coast, in a small role as a short boy disliked by the rest of the cast.
Dorkin has stated that he would like to have had the opportunity to produce further episodes or a miniseries for the failed pilot episode. Dorkin has also stated that if the series had been picked up, one of the potential plot lines would have been a "Klingon vs. Elf war" between a local Klingon camp and a Renaissance fair.
- Jason Harris voices Bill Dickey, President of the Eltingville Club
- Troy Metcalf voices Josh Levy who frequently fights with Bill
- Larc Spies voices Pete DiNunzio, a horror movie addict
- Corey Brill voices Jerry Stokes, a fantasy fan and the group's Dungeon Master
- Tara Sands voices Jane Dickey, Bill's sister
- mc chris voices Ward Willoughby, small boy disliked by the other characters
- (Glenn Jones) voices Joe, the owner of a comic book store called "Joe's Fantasy Word".
- Evan Dorkin voices Ironjaw, one of Joe's employees
- Alicia Sedwick voices Mrs. Dickey and Mrs. Levy
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||"Bring Me the Head of Boba Fett"||Chuck Sheetz||Evan Dorkin||March 3, 2002||34-6201|
|The pilot introduces the four members of the Eltingville Club: Bill Dickey, Josh Levy, Pete DiNunzio and Jerry Stokes. They all get into a fight, wake up Bill's mom and Bill kicks Josh out of the club. The next day, Bill awakes from a nightmare which he called a "freaky premonition," and decides to let Josh back into the club. They end their day at a comic book shop, where they compete in a trivia contest to win an action figure of Boba Fett. While Bill technically wins, they continue their dispute and end up breaking the action figure. They need to combine their funds to purchase the broken toy and all four are then kicked out of the store. Bill angrily walks away with Fett's head and leaves Josh with the body. While Josh weeps on the ground, Willoughby breaks the fourth wall to ask if this is the "end of the Eltingville Club?!"|
Home video release
On October 27, 2009, Adult Swim and distributor Warner Home Video released Adult Swim in a Box a seven-disc DVD box set featuring a variety of different Adult Swim shows. Welcome to Eltingville is featured in this set on a bonus DVD along with Korgoth of Barbaria, the pilot episode of Perfect Hair Forever, Totally for Teens, and Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge; in June 2010, the bonus DVD, from "Adult Swim in a Box", was made available for separate purchase through the Adult Swim website. Additionally, the episode was available as part of the "Build Your Own DVD" feature on the Adult Swim website.
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