Disjointed

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Disjointed
Disjointed (Netflix Series) Logo.jpg
GenreComedy
Created by
Starring
Opening theme"Jack, I'm Mellow" by Trixie Smith
Composer(s)Joseph LoDuca
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • David Javerbaum
  • Chuck Lorre
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time23–31 minutes
Production company(s)Chuck Lorre Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseAugust 25, 2017 (2017-08-25) –
January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)

Disjointed is an American web television comedy series created by David Javerbaum and Chuck Lorre and starring Kathy Bates.[1] Twenty episodes of the series were ordered by Netflix,[1] with the first 10 episodes premiering on August 25, 2017.[2] The last 10 episodes were released on January 12, 2018. On February 14, 2018, Netflix canceled the series.

Plot[edit]

After decades of advocating for legalized cannabis usage, Ruth Whitefeather Feldman (Kathy Bates) employs her newly graduated son and a team of young "budtenders" to help run her Los Angeles cannabis dispensary.[3][4][5] Along the way, her business runs into trouble thanks to the efforts of professional marijuana web show hosts Dank and Dabby. The duo gets the dispensary into trouble with both the DEA and the federal government, accidentally giving away cannabis to minors and smoking in a national forest. Ruth is tasked with dealing with the pair of them while also managing her business as well as her personal life as an aging, seemingly goalless former activist, struggling to find a new purpose.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
Part 1
1"Omega Strain"James BurrowsChuck Lorre & David JaverbaumAugust 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)

Ruth's son comes back from business school to help his mom with her cannabis dispensary. The newest customer, Maria, is a middle-aged home maker whom Ruth introduces to pot therapy.

Carter's trip animation by: Gabriel Mangold[12]

Carter's trip music by: APM[12]
2"Eve's Bush"Rob SchillerTeleplay by : Taii K. Austin, Mike Dieffenbach & Will Hayes
Story by : David Javerbaum & Chuck Lorre
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)

After they connect, Travis and Olivia hallucinate Ruth while making out. Tae Kwon Doug puts in a complaint against the dispensary so customers Dank & Dabby, a deceptively stereotypical 'dumb stoner' couple of youtubers, start a protest outside, resulting in Ruth jumping Doug in the parking lot.

Carter's trip animation by: Henry Bonsu and Damil Bryant (of Titmouse, Inc.)[12]

Carter's trip music: "At Sea Again" by Slime (feat. Selah Sue)[12]
3"Rutherford B. Haze"Jon CryerTeleplay by : Bill Daly, Angeli Millan & Kevin Shinick
Story by : David Javerbaum & Chuck Lorre
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)

Ruth is bailed out early the next morning by Travis and her employees. Back at the dispensary, Jenny receives a package from her parents, causing her to feel even more guilty for lying to them. Travis strikes a sponsorship deal with Dank & Dabby, who have more than 100,000 Youtube subscribers. Carter opens up about his past as Travis and Olivia decide not to date. Carter takes pot for the first time.

Carter's trip animation by: Anthony Francisco Schepperd[12]

Carter's trip music: "Karangailyg Kara Hovaa" by Yat-Kha[12]
4"Erschreckendglückseligkeit OG"Richie KeenTeleplay by : Mike Dieffenbach, Will Hayes, Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil
Story by : David Javerbaum
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)

Pete meets his hero, a pot photographer. Ruth decides not to meddle in her son's love life. Pete's plants begin talking to him as of this episode.

Carter's trip animation by: Sol Burbridge and Greg Arden (of Bent Image Lab)[12]

Carter's trip music: "Brough to the Water" by Deafheaven[12]
5"Schrödinger’s Pot"Richie KeenTeleplay by : Bill Daly, Brenda Hsueh & Matt Kirsch
Story by : David Javerbaum
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)

Jenny finally tells her mother she dropped out of med school. Ruth, Travis, and Carter play scrabble while getting high. To Doug's surprise, Pete presents him with a candle as a gift. Jenny dumps her mother's special tea into the recently cleaned water tank.

Carter's trip animation by: Jonathan Djob Nkondo[12]

Carter's trip music: "Siren Song" by Flying Lotus (feat. Angel Deradoorian)[12]
6"Donna Weed"James BurrowsTeleplay by : Bill Daly, Mike Dieffenbach & Angeli Millan
Story by : David Javerbaum
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)

Ruth and Travis head to the funeral of a pot activist who was an old friend of Ruth's. The cannabis plants are doing better after being irrigated with the water infused with Jenny's mother's tea. Pete spends time with Doug, who wants to turn Pete away from pot.

Carter's trip animation by: Taras Hrabowsky[12]

Carter's trip music: "Funkify Your Life" by The Meters[12]
7"Prom Night"Jon CryerTeleplay by : Will Hayes, Brenda Hsueh & Matt Kirsch
Story by : David Javerbaum
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)

Ruth is annoyed that Pete continues to work out at Tae Kwon Doug's. Carter, Jenny, and Olivia decide to look for a customer who made a nice comment online.

Carter's trip animation by: Masanobu Hiraoka[12]

Carter's trip music: "Anthropoda" by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith[12]
8"Pyongyang Green"Rhiannon O'HarraTeleplay by : Taii K. Austin, Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil & Kevin Shinick
Story by : David Javerbaum
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)

Carter asks Ruth for advice on his life. Jenny reveals to Pete that she dumped the tea into the water without talking to him first. Travis brings his super hot, way out-of-his-league new girlfriend Tina by the dispensary.

Carter's trip animation by: Harry Teitelman[12]

Carter's trip music: "Holy Land" by Jenny Hval[12]
9"Olivia's Shitballs"Richie KeenTeleplay by : Brenda Hsueh, Matt Kirsch & Angeli Millan
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)

Travis helps Ruth come up with a place to store her money. Olivia brings a box of delicious home made fudge swirls which look like turds. Travis suggests adding pot to their recipe, resulting in RAC's latest hit product, 'Olivia's Shitballs'. Jenny and Carter have a moment when mocking Dank and Dabby. Pete still hallucinates his plants are talking to him until 'Mary Jane', his hallucination of the spiritual embodiment of the cannabis plant, has sex with him and makes him harvest the plants.

Carter's trip animation by: Jake Fried[12]

Carter's trip music: "Form by Firelight" by Jon Hopkins[12]
10"The Worst"Guy DistadTeleplay by : Taii K. Austin, Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil & Kevin Shinick
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)

After Ruth changes the ownership of the dispensary to reflect her and her son owning the business together, they are raided by the DEA, putting Dank and Dabby under siege on the roof. While the two get increasingly less high and more panicky, the DEA threatens Travis with prison, then takes all of the weed and the cash.

Trip animation by: Hideki Inaba[12]

Trip music: "The Poem of Ecstasy" by Alexander Scriabin[12]
Part 2
11"4/20 Fantasy"Richie KeenTeleplay by : Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil, Taii K. Austin & Kevin Shinick
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)

Pete questions if he can ever grow pot again. Travis and Olivia hash out the growing profits from Olivia's Shitballs. Maria makes up "prison" stories from when she was placed in custody for a short while after the DEA raid. Dank & Dabby help bring Carter and Jenny's relationship out into the open.

Pete's trip animation by: Grace Nayoon Rhee[13]

Pete's trip music: A distortion of "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart[13]
12"Helium Dream"Richie KeenTeleplay by : John D. Beck, Ron Hart, Brenda Hsueh and Will Hayes
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)

Ruth hosts Woman's Entrepreneurial Education Day with Rosie Bush, the militant lesbian, feminist and super judgmental pot farmer who runs Eve's Bush, the first all female, all-lesbian cannabis cooperative, and supplies RAC with the eponymous cannabis strain. First appearance of the Del Taco stoner ads as well as Cheryl, conspiracy theorist and inventor of the cannabis-based currency potcoin. Travis and Cater bond on the roof, Pete joins them and invites Tae Kwon Douglas along. Dabby sticks up for Ruth while Dank joins the boys. It turns out Dank & Dabby generate a yearly income of $190,000 on Youtube. Pete ends things with his "Mary Jane" hallucination who reveals her true nature, cursing him.

Olivia's trip animation by: Quique Rivera Rivera[13] & Screen Novelties

Olivia's trip music: A parody of "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves (performed by Elizabeth Alderfer)[13]
13"Buds Light"Richie KeenTeleplay by : Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil, Taii K. Austin & Kevin Shinick
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)

Dank & Dabby get in trouble for smoking weed in a national forest. Olivia and Travis are interviewed by anchor Sabine Dortmunder for stoner channel 'Cannabis News Network Now' (CNNN) when a viral video from Olivia's past as 'Whatnot Girl' catches up with her. Pete thinks he is cursed when his plants start to die for no apparent reason. Ruth defends Dank & Dabby in court. Jenny gets a reconciliatory package from her mother.

Dank & Dabby's trip animation by: Matt Taylor[13]

Dank & Dabby's trip music: "Face of a Clown" by Witch Cross[13]
14"Weed of Fortune"Richie KeenTeleplay by : John D. Beck, Ron Hart, Brenda Hsueh and Will Hayes
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)

Dank & Dabby have to spend two days in court with Ruth as their lawyer deciding to make a whole big thing out of fighting the system. Meanwhile, the others organize a "re-birthday ritual" for Pete to lift the curse he imagines to be under.

Travis' trip animation by: Paper Panther Studios[13]

Travis' trip music by: Joseph LoDuca[13]
15"Travissimo Private Reserve"James WiddoesTeleplay by : Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil, Taii K. Austin & Kevin Shinick
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)

Tae Kwon Doug joins Pete on a trip to the forest without realizing Pete's goal is to retrieve the last surviving miracle weed plant. Jenny gets jealous of Jasmine, Carter's new therapy parrot. Meanwhile, Dank & Dabby have acquired an intern/minion named Zach and Ruth refuses to see a doctor about her sprained ankle.

Doug's trip animation by: Mike Roush[13]

Doug's trip music by: Gledden, Dymond and Pedder[13]
16"B.Y.O.P.F.U."James WiddoesTeleplay by : John D. Beck, Ron Hart, Brenda Hsueh and Will Hayes
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)

At the dispensary, Ruth meets first-time pot user Walter, a retired accountant, while Pete obsesses over the miracle weed seedlings rescued from the forest. As an ad/intermission, Ex-NFL players from the Gridiron Cannabis Foundation argue the league should legalize medicinal cannabis for its players. In the evening, Dank & Dabby throw a party where mumbling CNNN anchor Sabine Dortmunder appears to move on Travis and Carter tries his stand-up act while Ruth finally makes Maria realize her husband cheats on her with housekeeper Rosita.

Maria's trip animation by: Dylan Carter[13]

Maria's trip music by: Terry Devine-King[13]
17"Emperor Shennong"James WiddoesTeleplay by : Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil & Kevin Shinick
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)

Slimy pot personality Angelo DeStevens, another huge idol of Travis, wants to get into the Shitballs business with Olivia. While Maria is on a break with her cheating husband, Ruth and Walter start dating. Pete has bought Biowave, an electronic contraption supposed to help his weed plants grow. Tae Kwon Doug and Carter join an epic Cornhole battle for the parking spot.

Jenny's trip animation by: Sachio Cook[13]

Jenny's trip music by: L. Grounds and M. Pearse[13]
18"A-A-R-Pot"John FortenberryTeleplay by : John D. Beck, Ron Hart, Brenda Hsueh and Will Hayes
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)

Biowave starts talking to Pete and taking over the world. At the dispensary, Ruth hosts a cathartic „Puff And Paint Night“ and embarks on a relationship with Walter. Meanwhile, Angelo DeStevens secretly tries to cut Travis out of his and Olivia's cannabis edibles start-up.

Cheryl's Trip animation by: Mathieu Labaye[13]

Cheryl's Trip music by: Adam and Dan Skinner[13]
19"Dr. Dankerson's Revivifying Wellness Tincture"Rhiannon O'HarraTeleplay by : Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil & Kevin Shinick
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)

Carter bombs at his first stand-up gig at open mic night in front of a real audience. Since Olivia has bailed with Angelo DeStevens, Travis hires Dank & Dabby as 'celebrity bud tenders'. They immediately turn their stint at the dispensary into a clichéd rom com while Biowave takes up annoying Tae Kwon Doug. Out of the blue, Walter declares he wants to end things with Ruth.

Carter's trip animation by: Patricio Plaza and Santiago Bou[13]

Carter's trip music by: DeVore[13]
20"Main Street, USA"Richie KeenTeleplay by : John D. Beck, Ron Hart, Brenda Hsueh and Will Hayes
Story by : Warren Bell & David Javerbaum
January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)

Biowave takes over Pete's brains via Bluetooth. Travis' quest to replace Olivia continues while Jenny's mother finds out she is a bud tender and the resulting conflict threatens Jenny's romance with Carter. Olivia becomes increasingly disenchanted with Angelo DeStevens' marketing of her Shitballs while Ruth has a hard time processing Walter's revelation of his impending death.

Ruth's trip animation by: Simón Wilches Castro[13]

Ruth's trip music by: Joseph LoDuca, performed by Kathy Bates[13]

Production[edit]

In December 2016, Jessica Lu's role was recast with Elizabeth Ho taking on the role.[14][9]

Reception[edit]

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 22% based on 32 reviews, with an average rating of 4.0/10.[15] On Metacritic the series has a weighted average score of 43 out of 100, based on reviews from 22 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[16].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Holloway, Daniel (2016-07-13). "Chuck Lorre-Kathy Bates Marijuana Comedy 'Disjointed' Ordered to Series by Netflix". Variety. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  2. ^ Romano, Nick (April 20, 2017). "Kathy Bates tokes up Netflix's Disjointed teaser". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Disjointed". Netflix. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  4. ^ "Disjointed". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  5. ^ King, Eric (2017-08-01). "Kathy Bates gets lit in first photos from Netflix's Disjointed". EW.com. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  6. ^ Ausiello, Michael (2016-07-29). "Night Of Co-Star Joins Chuck Lorre's Netflix Pot Comedy Disjointed". Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-08-25). "'Disjointed': Elizabeth Alderfer Cast In Netflix Pot Comedy Series From Chuck Lorre". Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2016-08-05). "'Disjointed': Tone Bell Cast In Netflix Pot Comedy Series From Chuck Lorre". Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  9. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (2016-12-02). "'Disjointed': Elizabeth Ho Joins Netflix Pot Comedy Series In Recasting". Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2016-07-28). "'Disjointed': Dougie Baldwin Cast In Netflix Pot Comedy Series From Chuck Lorre". Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (2017-02-10). "'Disjointed': Chris Redd Cast In Netflix Pot Comedy Series From Chuck Lorre". Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t hughes, dave (5 September 2017). "Disjointed Season One Animation Reel". Retrieved 2 February 2018 – via Vimeo.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Titmouse (16 January 2018). "Disjointed 2 Animation Reel". Retrieved 2 February 2018 – via Vimeo.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 1, 2016). "'Disjointed': Jessica Lu Cast In Netflix Pot Comedy Series From Chuck Lorre". Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Disjointed (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "Disjointed: Season 1 reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 27, 2017.

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