Soul Quest Overdrive

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Soul Quest Overdrive
Soul Quest Overdrive Title Screen.jpg
From left to right: Mick, Mortimer, Bert, and Tammy.
Created byDave Willis
Matt Maiellaro
Voices of
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (2 unaired + unaired Pilot)
Production
Executive producers
ProducersNick Ingkatanuwat
John Brestan
Editors
  • John Brestan
  • Lear Bunda
  • Nick Ingkatanuwat
Running time4–5 minutes
Production companiesWilliams Street
Radical Axis
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkAdult Swim
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original releaseMay 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)
Chronology
Preceded byAqua Teen Hunger Force

Soul Quest Overdrive is an American adult animated television series that aired on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. Soul Quest Overdrive is a spin-off of the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. It was created by Aqua Teen Hunger Force creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis. It made its formal debut and ended on May 24, 2011, leaving two episodes unaired. The series is about the misadventures of four anthropomorphic pieces of sports equipment.

Premise[edit]

The series is about the misadventures of four anthropomorphic pieces of sports equipment: Mick, Mortimer, Bert, and Tammy, who live together in a mobile home. Despite being Evangelical Christians, they are also hedonistic drug addicts prone to extremely impulsive and destructive behavior.

Characters[edit]

Production[edit]

Soul Quest Overdrive was created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis. It was picked up for six episodes in 2010.[1]

The series is a spin-off of the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which was also created by Maiellaro and Willis. The characters originated as one-time characters from the Aqua Teen Hunger Force season five episode "Bible Fruit", which originally aired on March 23, 2008. "Bible Fruit" features the main characters from Soul Quest Overdrive (with the exception of Mick) in the form of anthropomorphic fruits. The fruit characters from "Bible Fruit" were changed to pieces of anthropomorphic sports equipment in Soul Quest Overdrive, but maintained similar personalities and their original names. In "Bible Fruit" the fruit versions of the characters were voiced by the same voice actors who would go on to voice their respective sports equipment counterparts in Soul Quest Overdrive.

The character Mick does not appear in the pilot episode and did not have a counterpart in "Bible Fruit". Gavin McInnes, who provided the voice of Mick, was personally approached by Adult Swim and asked to play the voice of Mick, who has a thick Scottish accent on the show (McInnes himself is Canadian, of Glaswegian ancestry, but does not speak with a Scottish accent in real life).[2]

Broadcast history[edit]

"Meals on Wheels" was originally released online in early 2010, as part of a pilot contest in which viewers could watch several different pilots and vote on which would be best to air. It ultimately lost to the pilot of Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge, which aired on March 29, 2010. Although Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge won the contest it was never picked up for a full series, unlike Soul Quest Overdrive.[3][4][5][6]

Three episodes from the first season originally premiered in Adult Swim's "DVR Theater" on May 24, 2011, alongside the television debut of "Meals on Wheels". No further episodes have been released following the show's debut on May 24, 2011, although the original still-unaired pilot has been made available online. As of June 2021 two episodes have never aired or released to the public in any format.

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (2009)[edit]

TitleWritten byOriginal air date
"Pilot"Nick Ingkatanuwat, John Brestan, Matt Maiellaro, and Dave WillisUnaired

Bert runs over a man while driving erratically.

Guest appearances: S. Scott Bullock as Injured man, and Paul Reubens as Tiger Jesus.

Season 1 (2011)[edit]

No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1"Adoption"Nick Ingkatanuwat, John Brestan, Matt Maiellaro, and Dave WillisMay 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)

The team adopts a baby monster.

Guest appearances: Mary Craft as a woman, and Adam Reed as a social worker.
2"Meals on Wheels"Nick Ingkatanuwat, John Brestan, Matt Maiellaro, and Dave WillisEarly 2010 (online)
May 24, 2011 (2011-05-24) (television)
The team helps bring food to the elderly though the Meals on Wheels program.
3"Golf"Nick Ingkatanuwat, John Brestan, Matt Maiellaro, and Lear BundaMay 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)

The team is taken to a planet of robot ex-wives.

Guest appearances: John DiMaggio as a rich divorcee, and Anessa Ramsey as a robot ex-wife.
4"Spaghetti"Nick Ingkatanuwat, John Brestan, and Matt MaiellaroMay 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)
The team is terrorized by spaghetti alien.
5"N/A"N/AUnaired
6"N/A"N/AUnaired

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radical Axis Interview Comic-Con; CEO Scott Fry, Craig Hartin and Animation Director Todd Redner". Collider. July 30, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "ADULT SWIM – SOUL QUEST OVERDRIVE". Rooster. May 27, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "On Air Schedule". Adult Swim. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "Soul Quest Overdrive TV Show". TV Guide. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "DVR alert: 'Cheyenne Cinnamon' wins Adult Swim's vote". USA Today. March 24, 2010. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "This week's TV: Batman fights Star Sapphire, and the Avengers face Ultron!". io9. May 23, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2015.

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