Aaagh! It's the Mr. Hell Show!
|Aaagh! It's the Mr. Hell Show|
Mr Hell Show title card
|Created by||Peafur Productions
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
|Country of origin||United Kingdom
|No. of episodes||13 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Original release||28 October 2001 – 18 February 2002|
Aaagh! It's the Mr Hell Show is an animated comedy show created by David Max Freedman & Alan Gilbey after the greeting card line about a painfully honest demon created by cartoonist Hugh MacLeod. The series only ran for one season of thirteen episodes in 2001/2002, produced by a British-Canadian collaboration. The basic format was a series of sketches linked by the eponymous Mr. Hell, a Satan-esque host voiced by comedian Bob Monkhouse - the last series before his death in 2003.
Notable characters in the series include Josh, voiced by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, who attempts to start a discussion about reincarnation before getting inevitably killed, and Serge the fashion industry seal of death (an anthropomorphic seal), who wants to take revenge on the fashion industry for killing his parents. Mr. Hell also regularly has his own sketches, some featuring his illegitimate son Damien, the son of Mr. Hell and Angela an angel.
- 2001 Gemini Award Winner
- 2001 Leo Award - Winner Best Animation Program or Series
- 2001 Houston World Festival Platinum Remi Award Winner
The DVD episodes are in a different order to the original BBC broadcast and are shown below:
- "Run Like Hell"
- "From Here to Paternity"
- "Big Buzznizz"
- "Mr Hell Moves In"
- "The Animation Special"
- "Prince Not-So-Charming"
- "Right Royal Rain Rin Re Rass"
- "Triple Indemnity Squared"
- "Blinded By Science And Rosy Palmer"
- "Deep Thought Or Shallow Hell"
- "The Seven Ages... Of Parties"
- Exclusive poster & booklet
- Directors commentary (Run Like Hell)
- Deleted scenes
- Concept art
- BBC Trailers
- Bob Monkhouse audio outtakes
- (On the DVD menu there is what looks like an extra episode called "Go Away", but when clicked, you simply stop the DVD from playing)
- "Leo Awards 2001 Winners". Leo Awards. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
- "WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Past Winners". WorldFest. Archived from the original on 25 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-04.