Incredible Crew

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Incredible Crew
Incredible Crew.jpg
Genre Sketch comedy
Surreal humor
Created by Nick Cannon
Written by Alejandro Bien-Willner
Heather Anne Campbell
Mikey Day
Eric Scott
Scott Tomlinson
Directed by Danny J. Boyle
Starring Shauna Case
Shameik Moore
Tristan Pasterick
Chanelle Peloso
Jeremy Shada
Brandon Soo Hoo
Composer(s) Nick Cannon
Kevin Writer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Nick Cannon
Michael Goldman
Scott Tomlinson
Producer(s) Cathy A. Cambria
Karen Mayeda-Vranek (co-producer)
Mikey Day (supervising producer)
Cinematography Byron Shah
Editor(s) Cortney Carrillo
Steve Rasch
Jeremy Reuben
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) N'Credible Entertainment
Cartoon Network Studios
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Cartoon Network
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original release December 31, 2012
(Preview)
January 24, 2013 – April 11, 2013
External links
Website www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/incredible-crew/index.html

Incredible Crew is an American sketch comedy television series, created by Nick Cannon for Cartoon Network.[1] Cannon created the series in early 2012, and the series aired as a preview on December 31, 2012, while the series run premiered on January 24, 2013, featuring a 22-minute run time.[2] On July 29, 2013, Incredible Crew was cancelled by Cartoon Network.[3]

Plot[edit]

Incredible Crew is a live-action sketch comedy series from producer and entertainer Nick Cannon. Episodes consist of short-form surreal comedy acts, hidden camera pranks, original music videos, and commercial parodies using non-sequitur humor. Incredible Crew casts six young comedy stars: Shauna Case (American Horror Story), Shameik Moore (Joyful Noise), Tristan Pasterick (guest star, I'm in the Band), Chanelle Peloso (Level Up), Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time), and Brandon Soo Hoo (Supah Ninjas). Nick Cannon serves as executive producer of Incredible Crew along with Michael Goldman and Scott Tomlinson. The series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios in association with N'Credible Entertainment.

Sketches[edit]

According to Michael Goldman and Scott Tomlinson, over 330 sketches were created and carefully selected for each episode.[4]

Cast[edit]

Principal cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Benton Jennings – Krumping High School Principal
  • Rachel O'Meara – Various
  • Justin Tinucci – Justin, Performer
  • Jillian "Jill" Moray – Mother, Teacher
  • Stephanie Jackson – Mom
  • Barbara Kerford – Mom
  • Nicholas "Nick" Leland – Various
  • Lawrence "Larry" Morgan – Dad
  • Cassandra Braden – Mrs. Hall
  • Lawrence Mandley – Referee

Crew[edit]

  • Nick Cannon – Creator, Executive producer, Music
  • Michael Goldman – Executive Producer
  • Scott Tomlinson – Executive Producer, Writer
  • Mikey DaySupervising Producer, Writer
  • Cathy A. Cambria – Producer
  • Alejandro Bien-Willner – Writer
  • Heather Anne Campbell – Writer
  • Eric Scott – Writer
  • Karen Mayeda-Vranek – Co-Producer
  • Danny J. Boyle – Director
  • Kevin Writer – Music
  • Byron Shah – Director of Photography
  • Jeremy Reuben – Editor
  • Steve Rasch – Editor
  • Cortney Carrillo – Editor
  • Stacey Pianko, CSA, Orly Sitowitz, CSA and Sharon Leiblein, CSA (for "Farting Grandpa") – Casting
  • Deanna Rooney – art for sketches for episodes 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 ("George Washington Book Report", "Robot and the Three Bears", "Rockness Monster", "Shark Tooth Terry", "Spot the Difference" )

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Lunch Boxing" December 31, 2012 (2012-12-31) (preview)[5]
January 24, 2013
104 1.91[6]

Song: "New Kid"

Special guest stars: New Boyz
2 "Pancake Genie" December 31, 2012 (preview)[7]
February 28, 2013 (December 31, 2012 (preview)[7]
February 28, 2013
)
105 1.55[6]
Song: "AJ Boy Bander"
3 "Farting Grandpa" January 24, 2013 (2013-01-24) 101 1.61[10]

Songs: "Running Errands With My Mom",[8][9] "Doing Something Fun While Doing Something Boring", "Doug High"

Guest star: Annie Sertich
4 "Magical Video Game Controller" January 31, 2013 (2013-01-31) 103 1.59[11]

Songs: "Heavy Metal Science Fair", "Complecatrix"

Guest star: James Hong
5 "Candy Deodorant" February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07) 109 1.36[12]
Song: "So Stylin'"
6 "Remote Control Broccoli" February 11, 2013 (2013-02-11) 111 1.39[13]

Songs: "Bad Haircuts", "Hey Hey Check It Out"

Guest star: Mindy Sterling

Note: This was the third episode to air on a Monday (the first two episodes, "Lunch Boxing" and "Pancake Genie", were previewed on December 31, 2012, which was also a Monday), right after the Hall of Game Awards (as a special). This was the only episode that has its name at the beginning of the show.
7 "Cheat Sheet Tacos" February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14) 107 1.22[14]
Song: "Questions Before Bed"
8 "Super Duper Gross Things" February 21, 2013 (2013-02-21) 113 1.59[15]
Songs: "Super Duper Gross Things", "Shark Tooth Terry", "Adults Using Toy Versions of Things"
9 "Face Jeans" March 7, 2013 (2013-03-07) 102 1.55[16]
Song: "Bad Luck Rap"
10 "Rodney Tape Face" March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14) 112 1.57[17]
Song: "Reading Is Fun"
11 "Bunk Bed Mountain" March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21) 106 1.52[18]
Song: "Putting Shaving Cream On Stuff"
12 "Cardboard Robot vs. Tinfoil Lizard" April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04) 108 1.62[19]

Songs: "Teachers' Lounge", "I Like Stickers"

Special guest star: E-40
13 "Manners Shark" April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11) 110 1.73
Song: "So What!"

Reception[edit]

Emily Ashby from Commonsensemedia.org gave the show 3 stars and said that "Nick Cannon's mild sketch comedy will entertain kids," and that it "makes the most of clever writing and a well-rounded cast."[20] However the show was met with mostly negative reviews. IMDb currently holds a rating of 3.8/10. The low reception later led to the cancellation of the show.

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2013 Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series Shauna Case, Shameik Moore, Tristan Pasterick, Chanelle Peloso, Jeremy Shada, Brandon Soo Hoo Nominated [21]

Music[edit]

In conjunction with the show's music, WaterTower Music released two soundtrack albums based on the first season of the show. The first album, Incredible Crew: Music From the Television Show (Vol. 1), was released on March 5, 2013,[22] and the second, Incredible Crew: Music From the Television Show (Vol. 2), was released on April 23, 2013.[22] Both soundtracks were available to download via iTunes. The show's music was composed by Nick Cannon and Kevin Writer.

Track listing for Volume 1[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length
1. "Incredible Crew (Main Theme)" Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Nick Cannon 0:20
2. "Running Errands with My Mom" (seen on "Farting Grandpa") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Jeremy Shada, Shauna Case and Annie Sertich 2:23
3. "Doing Something Fun While Doing Something Boring" (seen on "Farting Grandpa") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Tristan Pasterick 0:58
4. "Heavy Metal Science Fair" (seen on "Magical Video Game Controller") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Tristan Pasterick 1:39
5. "So Stylin'" (seen on "Candy Deodorant") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Shameik Moore 2:39
6. "Bad Haircuts" (seen on "Remote Control Broccoli") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Jeremy Shada, Shauna Case and Brandon Soo Hoo 1:21
7. "Leggings" (seen on "Remote Control Broccoli") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Tristan Pasterick 0:53
8. "Questions Before Bed" (seen on "Cheat Sheet Tacos") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Chanelle Peloso, Jeremy Shada, Shauna Case and Tristan Pasterick 2:41
9. "Super Duper Gross Things" (seen on "Super Duper Gross Things") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Shauna Case 1:03
Total length: 00:13:57

Track listing for Volume 2[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Artist Length
1. "AJ Boy Bander" (seen on "Pancake Genie") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Jeremy Shada, Chanelle Peloso & Shauna Case 2:26
2. "Bad Luck Rap" (seen on "Face Jeans") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Shameik Moore, Brandon Soo Hoo, Tristan Pasterick & Shauna Case 1:46
3. "New Kid" (seen on "Lunch Boxing") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Brandon Soo Hoo & The New Boyz 2:43
4. "Reading is Fun" (seen on "Rodney Tape Face") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Tristan Pasterick 1:43
5. "Putting Shaving Cream on Stuff" (seen on "Bunk Bed Mountain") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Jeremy Shada, Tristan Pasterick & Chanelle Peloso 2:10
6. "Teacher's Lounge" (seen on "Cardboard Robot vs. Tinfoil Lizard") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Jeremy Shada & E-40 1:30
7. "Stickers" (seen on "Cardboard Robot vs. Tinfoil Lizard") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Chanelle Peloso 1:36
8. "So What?!" (seen on "Manners Shark") Nick Cannon Nick Cannon, Kevin Writer Tristan Pasterick 1:35
Total length: 00:15:29

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breaking News — Nick Cannon's "Incredible Crew" Premiered on Cartoon Network January 24 at 8:00 p.m. (ET, PT) - TheFutonCritic.com". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "INCREDIBLE CREW SERIES PREVIEW!". Cartoon Network. December 17, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cartoon Network Cancels 'Incredible Crew'". Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tomorrow Will Be Televised — February 5, 2013". BlogTalk Radio. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Incredible Crew: Season 1 Episode 1". LocateTV. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Monday's Cable Ratings: Chick-fil-A Bowl Keeps ESPN in Front". The Futon Critic. January 3, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  7. ^ "Incredible Crew: Season 1 Episode 2". LocateTV. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Running Errands With My Mom (From "Incredible Crew")". iTunes. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Incredible Crew, Vol. 1". iTunes. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Suits," "Buckwild" Top Viewer, Demo Charts". The Futon Critic. 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  11. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Suits," "Buckwild" Once Again Top Charts". The Futon Critic. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  12. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: MTV's "Buckwild" Wraps Freshman Run with Series Highs". The Futon Critic. 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  13. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Pulls in Front for History". The Futon Critic. 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  14. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Returns on Top for History". The Futon Critic. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  15. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: History's "Swamp People," FX's "Archer" Lead Demo Race". The Futon Critic. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  16. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: No Stopping "Swamp People" on History". The Futon Critic. 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  17. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Holds Off NCAA Onslaught". The Futon Critic. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  18. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: TBS, History Top Charts with NCAA, "Swamp People"". The Futon Critic. 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  19. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: Another Thursday, Another "Swamp People" Victory". The Futon Critic. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  20. ^ http://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/incredible-crew
  21. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Releases". WaterTower Music. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 

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