Where would Jaws be without its malfunctioning mecha-shark? Or Apocalypse Now and its malfunctioning mecha-Brando? The unintentional influence of circumstance can lead to some unpredictable and wonderful things, and that is certainly the case with the most recent season of Adult Swim’s Eagleheart (entirely available online).
The Jason Woliner-helmed project, starring Chris Elliott, Maria Thayer, and Brett Gelman and co-written by Woliner, Michael Koman, and Andrew Weinberg, has always flown under the radar on Adult Swim, despite an impressive list of guest stars (Conan O'Brien, Dean Norris, Ben Stiller, Mickey Rooney, and most recently, Joe Estevez) and a steady output of bizarre scenarios. The show recently wrapped up [...]
Here's a still from last night's new Simpsons episode, which featured one of the characters wearing a "Je Shirt" – the novelty Jay Leno/Che Guevara T-shirt line created by Jason Woliner of Human Giant and Eagleheart fame. The shirt was worn by the host of a Pawn Stars-y show that Homer is watching at the top of the episode. The reference was probably lost on the vast majority of the Simpsons audience but it's pretty great that Woliner's novelty T-shirt joke from three months ago has now been immortalized on The Simpsons. I bet this almost makes up for the novelty T-shirt line completely destroying his life.
Eagleheart, Adult Swim’s fast-paced action-comedy starring Chris Elliott, premieres its second season tonight at midnight, and from what I’ve seen, this season will see the show become one of the craziest and funniest comedies on the air. I got to watch the first few episodes of the new season, and while I enjoyed Eagleheart last year, Season 2 blows it out of the water. Seriously, this is some awesome, really funny stuff that you shouldn’t miss, and you don’t have to have seen the first season to jump in this year.
I recently sat down with the show’s star, living comedy legend Chris Elliott, and the writers/executive producers Andrew [...]