Brian O'Brian

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Brian O'Brian
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Genre Comedy shorts
Created by Danny Kaplan and Brian Stepanek
Starring Brian Stepanek
Country of origin Italy
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 20[citation needed]
Production
Executive producer(s) Danny Kaplan
Running time 2–4 minutes[1]
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network Disney Channel
Original release October 3, 2008 – April 3, 2009

Brian O'Brian is an Italian-American series of television shorts airing on Disney Channel. The series is co-written and directed by Danny Kaplan and stars Brian Stepanek,[1] who also co-writes; original score by Stuart Balcomb, and produced in Cologno Monzese near Milan, Italy.[1] Individual episodes are quick comedy sketches, 2–4 minutes in length.[1] Much like almost all of Disney's modern-day television comedy programming, the show uses a laugh track. The main character Brian is inspired by the physical comedy of such silent-screen greats as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Rowan Atkinson.[2]

An ad promoting the premiere of Brian O'Brian was shown during the premiere of The Suite Life on Deck on September 26, 2008, on Disney Channel, and the series premiered on October 3, 2008. In Latin America, it premiered on February 16, 2009 on Disney Channel Latin America. The season started on September 16, 2008 on Disney Channel Italy.[3]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title  Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date
1 "Operaman" Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek October 3, 2008 (2008-10-03)
Brian impersonates a famous opera singer in an opera house in Italy.
2 "The Pool" Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek October 3, 2008 (2008-10-03)
Brian plays around with different swimming pool toys in a swimming pool, which a strict lifeguard forbids.
3 "Assembly Required"[4] Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10)
Brian attempts to build a coffee table out of a tree log, but ends up with a lot of weird creations, including a birdhouse and a toothpick (which he literally uses to try to pick a food bit stuck in between his teeth!).
4 "Basketball" Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10)
Brian plays basketball at the gym.
5 "Band" Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17)
Brian plays all the instruments in an imaginary band in his house, including an air guitar.
6 "Babysitter"[4] Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17)
Brian tries to take care of a baby.
7 "Dancing"[4] Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek October 24, 2008 (2008-10-24)
Brian shows off his dance moves in a small dance club.
8 "Doubles"[4] Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek October 24, 2008 (2008-10-24)
Brian tries to impress his girlfriend Veronica on the tennis court.
9 "Bones"[4] Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek October 31, 2008 (2008-10-31)
Brian visits the museum of natural history. He eventually breaks some dinosaur bones but managed to escape trouble.
10 "Up and Away!" Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek October 31, 2008 (2008-10-31)
When Lucy falls off her bike, Brian tries to cheer her up by giving her a few balloons. However, when he gives her too many balloons, her bike starts to fly away. This leads Brian on a comic chase through the park.
11 "Date O'Date" Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek November 8, 2008 (2008-11-08)
Brian tries on various outfits for his date, many of them looking ridiculous or embarrassing. In the end, he decided to stick to his usual outfit (a blue checkered jumper and a pair of brown pants).
12 "Cookin'" Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek November 14, 2008 (2008-11-14)
Brian works at a restaurant and he nearly gets fired because of his clumsiness.
13 "Veronica" Danny Kaplan Danny Kaplan, Brian Stepanek November 15, 2008 (2008-11-15)
Brian's girlfriend Veronica was on her way to his house and Brian had not cleaned his house. Thinking that cleaning his house is a time-consuming process, Brian lazily shoved almost everything into his small wardrobe and later, Veronica came but unfortunately, when Brian greeted her, the wardrobe door bursts, creating a huge mess in his living-room. Although Veronica is upset at Brian for not cleaning his house properly, the two of them in the end cleaned Brian's house together.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mark Dawidziak (November 6, 2008). "Brian Stepanek, Cleveland native and Disney Channel regular, voices character in 'Bolt'". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland, Ohio. Retrieved 2016-04-22. [Stepanek] also stars in the "Brian O'Brian" shorts that have been airing on the cable channel since early October.
    Filmed in Milan, Italy, these 40 vignettes are two- to four-minute films inspired by the physical comedy of such silent-screen greats as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd.
     
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) [search: Brian O'Brian]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved April 22, 2016. 

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