American Body Shop

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American Body Shop
Genre Comedy
Created by Sam Greene
Starring Jill Bartlett
Frank Clem
John DiResta
Peter Hulne
Frank Merino
Tim Nichols
Nick Offerman
Composer(s) Stephen Robert Phillips
Tim Paruszkiewicz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Original network Comedy Central
Original release July 8 – September 17, 2007 (2007-09-17)

American Body Shop is an American comedy series that aired on Comedy Central from July 8 until September 19, 2007 that revolves around a dysfunctional body shop in suburban Phoenix, Arizona and the accident-prone crew that works there.

The show came to Comedy Central after its creator, Sam Greene, shot the pilot on his own, put it on a DVD and mailed it to "the networks".[1]

After only one season, the show was canceled.


  • Frank Merino as Luis
  • Jill Bartlett as Denise
  • Nick Offerman as Rob
  • John DiResta as Johnny
  • Peter Hulne as Sam
  • Tim Nichols as Tim


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Flamers"TBATBAJuly 8, 2007 (2007-07-08)
With the insurance inspectors threatening to take away their license, Sam has to hurry and get the shop up to code. This isn't an easy task with his stubborn miscreant employees. While Sam is struggling with the shop, Denise is hunting down car wrecks and planting sales material on the vehicles and their injured passengers.
2"The Bishop and the Pawn"TBATBAJuly 15, 2007 (2007-07-15)
Tim needs to deal with a Bishop's car, that has a dead body stuck in its windshield. Soon, the whole DBC crew gets involved into discarding the body.
3"Fluids"TBATBAJuly 22, 2007 (2007-07-22)
The DBC crew have one week to get their shop up to speed again after they failed an EPA inspection. Some shop employees get involved in a pyramid money scam.
4"Superquads"TBATBAJuly 29, 2007 (2007-07-29)
The DBC crew face a new challenge when Denise comes up with the idea of modifying a quadriplegic's van so he can steer it with his mouth and big toe only - Rob's new project is born.
5"Million Dollar Year"TBATBAAugust 5, 2007 (2007-08-05)
DBC has a million-dollar year, but Sam does not share the profits with the rest of the team, causing them to strike, even though they are not in a union.
6"Juicy Lou's"TBATBAAugust 19, 2007 (2007-08-19)
After Juicy Lou runs a TV commercial that makes DBC look bad, Tim offers to hire Scott Bakula for a commercial of their own. However, Tim's Scott Bakula turns out to be a fraud. Sam's ex-girlfriend is released from prison and he thinks he might still have a chance with her.
7"Stretchy Face"TBATBAAugust 27, 2007 (2007-08-27)
The DBC crew has to deal with an unhappy and lonely client and a prostitute.
8"The Gift"TBATBASeptember 3, 2007 (2007-09-03)
Tim starts to think that he is able to paint the faces of recently departed people.
9"Sam's Back"TBATBASeptember 10, 2007 (2007-09-10)
Sam cannot watch over the shop due to a breakdancing accident that leaves him incapacitated.
10"Shop for Sale"TBATBASeptember 17, 2007 (2007-09-17)
Sam realizes his dream to hike the Appalachian Trail may be a little closer, when Juicy Lou shows up and offers to buy the shop. However, Sam's employees start to beat Juicy Lou's offer.


  1. ^ Reuters (07-09-2007). "Body Shop creator makes dent with DIY gambit". Archived from the original on 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2007-08-11.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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