Incredible Crew

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Incredible Crew
Incredible Crew.jpg
GenreSketch comedy
Surreal humor
Created byNick Cannon
Written byAlejandro Bien-Willner
Heather Anne Campbell
Mikey Day
Eric Scott
Scott Tomlinson
Directed byDanny J. Boyle
StarringShauna Case
Shameik Moore
Tristan Pasterick
Chanelle Peloso
Jeremy Shada
Brandon Soo Hoo
Composer(s)Nick Cannon
Kevin Writer
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Cathy A. Cambria
Karen Mayeda-Vranek[a]
Mikey Day[b]
CinematographyByron Shah
Editor(s)Cortney Carrillo
Steve Rasch
Jeremy Reuben
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)N'Credible Entertainment
Alive and Kicking, Inc.
Cartoon Network Studios
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseJanuary 24 – April 11, 2013

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 on January 24, 2013, featuring a 22-minute run time.[2] On July 29, 2013, Incredible Crew was cancelled by Cartoon Network due to strongly, overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics.[3] It is the final live-action TV series to air on Cartoon Network before the channel discontinued live-action programming in 2013.

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. Cartoon Network Studios produced the series 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

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
PilotNovember 2011 (2011-11)
Series13January 24, 2013 (2013-01-24)April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)

Pilot (2011)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal release date
0"Class Clowns"[5][6]November 2011 (2011-11)

Series (2013)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1"Farting Grandpa"January 24, 2013 (2013-01-24)1011.61[9]

Songs: "Running Errands With My Mom",[7][8] "Doing Something Fun While Doing Something Boring", "Doug High"

Guest star: Annie Sertich
2"Lunch Boxing"January 24, 2013 (2013-01-24)1041.91[10]

Song: "New Kid"

Special guest stars: New Boyz
3"Magical Video Game Controller"January 31, 2013 (2013-01-31)1031.59[11]

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

Guest star: James Hong
4"Candy Deodorant"February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07)1091.36[12]
Song: "So Stylin'"
5"Remote Control Broccoli"February 11, 2013 (2013-02-11)1111.39[13]

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

Guest star: Mindy Sterling

Note: This was the third episode to air on a Monday, 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.
6"Cheat Sheet Tacos"February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14)1071.22[14]
Song: "Questions Before Bed"
7"Super Duper Gross Things"February 21, 2013 (2013-02-21)1131.59[15]
Songs: "Super Duper Gross Things", "Shark Tooth Terry", "Adults Using Toy Versions of Things"
8"Pancake Genie"February 28, 2013 (2013-02-28)1051.55[10]
Song: "AJ Boy Bander"
9"Face Jeans"March 7, 2013 (2013-03-07)1021.55[16]
Song: "Bad Luck Rap"
10"Rodney Tape Face"March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)1121.57[17]
Song: "Reading Is Fun"
11"Bunk Bed Mountain"March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21)1061.52[18]
Song: "Putting Shaving Cream On Stuff"
12"Cardboard Robot vs. Tinfoil Lizard"April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04)1081.62[19]

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

Special guest star: E-40
13"Manners Shark"April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)1101.73
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.

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.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Incredible Crew (Main Theme)"Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterNick Cannon0:20
2."Running Errands with My Mom" (seen on "Farting Grandpa")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterJeremy Shada, Shauna Case and Annie Sertich2:23
3."Doing Something Fun While Doing Something Boring" (seen on "Farting Grandpa")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterTristan Pasterick0:58
4."Heavy Metal Science Fair" (seen on "Magical Video Game Controller")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterTristan Pasterick1:39
5."So Stylin'" (seen on "Candy Deodorant")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterShameik Moore2:39
6."Bad Haircuts" (seen on "Remote Control Broccoli")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterJeremy Shada, Shauna Case and Brandon Soo Hoo1:21
7."Leggings" (seen on "Remote Control Broccoli")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterTristan Pasterick0:53
8."Questions Before Bed" (seen on "Cheat Sheet Tacos")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterChanelle Peloso, Jeremy Shada, Shauna Case and Tristan Pasterick2:41
9."Super Duper Gross Things" (seen on "Super Duper Gross Things")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterShauna Case1:03
Total length:00:13:57

Track listing for Volume 2[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."AJ Boy Bander" (seen on "Pancake Genie")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterJeremy Shada, Chanelle Peloso & Shauna Case2:26
2."Bad Luck Rap" (seen on "Face Jeans")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterShameik Moore, Brandon Soo Hoo, Tristan Pasterick & Shauna Case1:46
3."New Kid" (seen on "Lunch Boxing")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterBrandon Soo Hoo & The New Boyz2:43
4."Reading is Fun" (seen on "Rodney Tape Face")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterTristan Pasterick1:43
5."Putting Shaving Cream on Stuff" (seen on "Bunk Bed Mountain")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterJeremy Shada, Tristan Pasterick & Chanelle Peloso2:10
6."Teacher's Lounge" (seen on "Cardboard Robot vs. Tinfoil Lizard")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterJeremy Shada & E-401:30
7."Stickers" (seen on "Cardboard Robot vs. Tinfoil Lizard")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterChanelle Peloso1:36
8."So What?!" (seen on "Manners Shark")Nick CannonNick Cannon, Kevin WriterTristan Pasterick1:35
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. Archived from the original on April 10, 2013. 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. ^ "Pollock Resume 2012 - Source Oregon" (PDF).
  6. ^ "FEEDING MR. BALDWIN by Will Prescott". Kickstarter. February 23, 2012. Archived from the original on January 6, 2018. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Running Errands With My Mom (From "Incredible Crew")". iTunes. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  8. ^ "Incredible Crew, Vol. 1". iTunes. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  9. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Suits," "Buckwild" Top Viewer, Demo Charts". The Futon Critic. January 25, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Monday's Cable Ratings: Chick-fil-A Bowl Keeps ESPN in Front". The Futon Critic. January 3, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  11. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Suits," "Buckwild" Once Again Top Charts". The Futon Critic. February 1, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  12. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: MTV's "Buckwild" Wraps Freshman Run with Series Highs". The Futon Critic. February 18, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  13. ^ "Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Pulls in Front for History". The Futon Critic. February 12, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  14. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Returns on Top for History". The Futon Critic. February 15, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  15. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: History's "Swamp People," FX's "Archer" Lead Demo Race". The Futon Critic. February 15, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  16. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: No Stopping "Swamp People" on History". The Futon Critic. March 8, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  17. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Holds Off NCAA Onslaught". The Futon Critic. March 22, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  18. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: TBS, History Top Charts with NCAA, "Swamp People"". The Futon Critic. March 29, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  19. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: Another Thursday, Another "Swamp People" Victory". The Futon Critic. April 4, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  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. Archived from the original on September 26, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ co-producer
  2. ^ supervising producer
  3. ^ a b executive producer for Alive and Kicking, Inc.
  4. ^ a b executive producer for Cartoon Network Studios

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