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Check Out Adult Swim's "Salad Mixxxer" Infomercial Starring Kurt Braunohler

Adult Swim has a strange policy with how and when they post their 4:00am infomercials on YouTube, but since last week's "Too Many Cooks" hit a million views they've uploaded two more recent infomercials online. In addition to Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster's Newbridge infomercial, yesterday they also uploaded "The Salad Mixxxer," which ran on the network in early October and stars Kurt Braunohler as a '60s-era TV salesman showing a batch of restless housewives (Liz Cackowski, Carly Craig, and Betsy Sodaro) the latest NSFW kitchen tool on the market. Fun fact: "Salad Mixxxer" was co-directed by David Soldinder and Ken Marino.

Here's an Infomercial for a Fake College Written by Ex-'Onion' Writers that Adult Swim Has Been Airing at 4AM

Adult Swim has been quietly airing this fake infomercial for "For-Profit Online University" all this week at 4am. FPOU is a one-off special from a conglomerate of former Onion writers called Wild Aggressive Dog, which is made up of Geoff Haggerty, Dan Klein, Matthew Klinman, Michael Pielocik, Chris Sartinsky, and Sam West. FPOU was written and directed by West, with some writing assistance from the other Wild Aggressive Dog writers, and it stars Nicole Byer, Nick Corirossi, and Brian Huskey, among others. The network has been airing faux-infomercial's late at night, like Michael Ian Black's series You're Whole or Rob Huebel's one-off Dragon Shumway knife infomercial, but FPOU is the [...]

Casper Kelly Calls "Too Many Cooks" a "Shower Idea"

"I think it was a shower idea – just simply the idea of a show sitcom open that doesn't stop. It made me laugh. But I didn't think it could work for 11 minutes so I didn't do anything with it. Then my coworker Jim Fortier (Squidbillies) told the idea to Mike Lazzo (head of Adult Swim) at a party and he laughed. So I decided to go for it. I told Mike I wasn't sure it could work for 11 minutes – just adding actors. Mike said even Andy Kaufman would only do that for about 4 minutes – and then I needed to start zigging and zagging. He [...]

"Too Many Cooks" Is the Most Insane and Perfect Sitcom Opening of All Time

In addition to Scharpling and Wurster's Newbridge tourism ad, another informercial that ran at the 4:00am time slot on Adult Swim this week is "Too Many Cooks," a retro opening TV credits parody/nightmarish hellscape experience not meant for the weak of heart or mind. This informercial comes from the mind of Chris "Casper" Kelly — co-creator of Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell and writer for Squidbillies, Harvey Birdman, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force — and is…well, it's better seen than explained. Be warned that this video will cause vivid auditory hallucinations of the catchy "Too Many Cooks" theme song for the rest of your life.