Hot Streets (TV series)

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Hot Streets
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Created byBrian Wysol
Voices of
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes10 (and 1 pilot) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkAdult Swim
Original releaseJanuary 14, 2018 – present
External links
Website

Hot Streets is an American adult animated television series that was created by Brian Wysol. The series surrounds the supernatural investigations of FBI agent Mark Branski, who works with his partner Donald French, Branski's niece Jen, and her cowardly talking dog, Chubbie Webbers. It is produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Williams Street, and Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions!. The series premiered on January 14, 2018.[1] It was renewed for a second season on May 7, 2018.[2]

Plot[edit]

Mark Branski (J.D. Ryznar) is an FBI agent along with his partner Donald French (Scott Chernoff).[3] The two collaborate with Branski's niece Jen (Chelsea Kane) and her cowardly talking dog, Chubbie Webbers (Justin Roiland), to investigate paranormal phenomena.[4] A recurring theme of the show is how they mostly go up against harmless or actually good intentioned "adversaries" whom they kill without a second thought.

Characters[edit]

  • Mark Branski (voiced by J.D. Ryznar), an FBI agent who is a 21-year veteran and is considered the best at his job. He has a somewhat eccentric and aloof attitude towards the various missions and events and tends to disregard the feelings and opinions of those around him. Branski has a surprising knowledge of many things and partakes in various surreal activities.
  • Donald French (voiced by Scott Chernoff), Branski's younger partner and essentially everyone's whipping boy. French is effeminate and more pessimistic compared to Branski, but is always trying to prove his worth. In some instances he is shown to be smarter than his senior partner, but more often, he is incompetent in everything he tries. He desires to have his own office despite being told that there are no free office rooms anymore.
  • Jen Sanders (voiced by Chelsea Kane), Branski's niece. Her parents died previously, her mother having died of blood cancer, and she constantly mentions that Branski is her only living relative. She confides in her dog Chubbie Webbers whom she loves dearly. Jen is more mentally capable than either Branski or French, but is usually put to the sideline by her uncle whom she still cares for.
  • Chubbie Webbers (voiced by Justin Roiland), Jen's pet talking bloodhound who speaks with a barbled dog like voice (a lá Scooby-Doo) and has an extended family (a lá Snoopy). While Chubbie Webbers is very resourceful with a bisexual preference, both his slightly psychotic episodes and addiction problems tend to go unnoticed by the others. In the episode "The Final Stand", due to use the Badge Swords in events of "Super Agent", Chubbie fought and won a battle against Blood Cancer.
  • Soo Park (voiced by Ming-Na Wen), Branski and French's boss who takes her job seriously. She has little patience for Branski's often idiotic attitude.
  • Chubbie's hyper endowment gay brother (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)), a cat with nipples, a huge belly and large testicles as he is a part of the gang.

Production[edit]

Prior to Hot Streets, Brian Wysol created a series of shorts for Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab's Channel 101 including Hot Cross Buns and We Solve the Crime.[5] Wysol said Hot Streets was a synthesis of the two: "One was a supernatural horror cartoon and the other was a cop show, and they were my favorites [...] I wanted to weave their sensibilities together, so I came up with the idea for this new FBI supernatural investigative show."[6][7][8] In 2012, Wysol decided to combine them for Hot Streets.[6][9][10]

Wysol was employed on several Adult Swim series, including the second season of Rick and Morty as a story editor and Robot Chicken as a writer.[11] Prior to that he created several web series for Smosh's Shut Up! Cartoons. In March 2017, the network announced that they committed Wysol's pitch for Hot Streets to a full series, along with Myles Langlois' Apollo Gauntlet. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and Williams Street helm production.[4] The former company's founders, Seth Green and Matthew Senreich—both the creators of Robot Chicken—announced that production for the pilot of Hot Street was forthcoming in May 2015;[12] it continued into April 2016.[13] Green, Senreich, and Wysol are the series' executive producers, as well as fellow Robot Chicken staffer Eric Towner, John Harvatine IV, and Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland. Each episode of Hot Streets will last eleven minutes.[4]

Release and reception[edit]

Hot Streets premiered on Adult Swim on January 14, 2018.[4][14] The pilot episode aired on December 4, 2016,[15] and was previously released on Adult Swim's official website in August 2016, along with the pilots for three other prospective television series, including Apollo Gauntlet. Viewers could give feedback on each pilot with five buttons marked with reactions.[16]

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (2016)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Brian WysolBrian WysolDecember 4, 2016 (2016-12-04)0.877[17]
Voice cast: J. D. Ryznar as Mark Branski, Scott Chernoff as Donald French, Chelsea Kane as Jen, and Justin Roiland as Chubbie Webbers

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"Got a Minute for Love?"Pete MichelsBrenan Campbell and Brian WysolJanuary 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)0.84[18]
Jen falls in love after being saved by a Korean student. Meanwhile, the rest of the team hunts down mummies.
2"Snake Island"Pete MichelsMike McCafferty and Brian WysolJanuary 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)0.81[18]
Chubby Webbers gets addicted to "Murder Powder" as the team is called in to close a portal to Snake Island.
3"Super Agent"Pete MichelsNick Corirossi and Chales IngramJanuary 21, 2018 (2018-01-21)0.80[19]
Chubby Webbers accidentally releases an alien who turns Outer Space into Every Space.
4"The Egg"Pete MichelsMike McCaffertyJanuary 21, 2018 (2018-01-21)0.66[19]
After getting his head shot off by an alien, Branski finds himself constantly reincarnating from a chicken egg.
5"Nursery Rhyme Land"Pete MichelsNick CorirossiJanuary 28, 2018 (2018-01-28)0.69[20]
French plays a cursed nursery rhyme record, and gets kidnapped by a female cat monster to a wacky nursery rhyme land. The rest of the team follows, with Branski refusing to accept this world as real, until he turns into a rabbit and now insist this is the real world. They have to perform three challenges for the Three Blind Mice to stop the evil king and free French.
6"Operation Large and in Charge"Pete MichelsBrenan CampbellJanuary 28, 2018 (2018-01-28)0.64[20]
A monster is ravaging the city and the hope of mankind rests on the shoulders of French.
7"The Bractegon"Pete MichelsCharles IngramFebruary 4, 2018 (2018-02-04)0.81[21]
Branski and French hunt Toilet Bowl Monsters in the sewers. Meanwhile, Jen accidentally stumbles onto the secrets of the Bractegon.
8"The Ballad of Autumn Gold"Pete MichelsMike McCafferty and Brian WysolFebruary 5, 2018 (2018-02-05)[22][23]N/A

The Hot Streets gang is sent back in time to the 1800s to stop notorious criminal Black Bart from stealing all the horses.

NOTE: This episode was supposed to air on February 4, 2018 along with "The Bractegon"; however, Adult Swim accidentally played a repeat of the latter episode at 12:15 instead, so instead, both episodes aired for the entirety of the following week, replacing Robot Chicken for the week.
9"Squid of the Dead"Pete MichelsMike McCaffertyFebruary 11, 2018 (2018-02-11)0.71[24]
Branski is chosen to sign a peace treaty between humanity and the Vek, but the Vek ambassador has other plans.
10"The Final Stand"Pete MichelsBrenan Campbell and Brian WysolFebruary 11, 2018 (2018-02-11)0.66[24]
Hot Streets faces the return of their greatest foe, Count Dracula, who challenges the group to a baseball game for control of the Hot Streets headquarters.

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

Episode 1

References[edit]

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  2. ^ https://twitter.com/adultswim/status/993547286545358849
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Season 2 (2018)[edit]

External links[edit]

External video
We Solve the Crime, a short animation by Wysol created and published on YouTube in 2011, featuring the characters Branski and French