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A group of never-do-well forest rangers are facing the shutdown of their National Park when a new ranger arrives to help transform them and save the park.
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Brickleberry is an American animated comedy series with adult/politically incorrect themes. The show aired from 2012 to 2015, with 3 seasons and a total of 36 episodes.
About the series
Brickleberry is set in a United States National Park, staffed by an inept team of park rangers. Faced by closure, the motley crew are set to lose their jobs until a new female member of staff comes along to turn things around. The series follows the team as they handle daily life in the park, facing issues including gay rights and religion in their own unique way and with a irreverent humour. The show features the voice talents of Waco O'Giuin as Bobby Possumcods, Daniel Tosh as Malloy the bear cub, Roger Black as Connie, David Herman as Steve, Tom Kennedy as Woody, Jerry Minor as Denzel. Kaitlin Olsen voiced Ethel in Season 1, while Natasha Leggero played the role in Seasons 2 and 3.
The inspiration for Brickleberry was Waco O'Guin's father-in-law, who was a retired park ranger. O'Guin and long-time friend Roger Black found the man's serious approach to the job to be hilarious and felt that there was potential for a comedic series based on this. Initially, the pair considered a live-action series, and they pitched this to Fox. The network came back saying that the pilot alone would have a budget of over $10 million to produce, and was not viable, so they decided to create an animated version instead. Fox decided to decline, given the offensive themes of the show. The show was also pitched to Adult Swim, who showed some interest but did not go ahead. O'Guin and Black's agent then connected them with Daniel Tosh, who was seeing success with his Comedy Central series Tosh 0. His involvement led to Comedy Central picking up Brickleberry for one season.
Brickleberry premièred 25 September 2012, with its final episode airing on 14 April 2015. The show aired on Tuesdays on Comedy Central, directly after Tosh 0, with the aim of retaining the audience for the animation.
Creators – Roger Black, Waco O'Guin
Production Companies – Comedy Central, Fox
Brickleberry had an average of 1.9 million viewers per episode for Season 1. The series was notably popular amongst males aged 18-24 years. For Season 2, viewership averaged 1.6 million viewers per episode. Season 3 of Brickleberry averaged 1.2 million viewers per episode.
Comedy Central announced that they would not be renewing Brickleberry for a fourth season on 7 January 2015. The last episode of Season 3 aired on 14 April 2015. Reasons for the cancellation are not clear, as ratings were fairly stable throughout the shows run. However, some fans believe that the risqué humour of the show was the real reason that it was not renewed as many critics slammed it for being overly offensive. In the past, Daniel Tosh has been criticised for making offensive jokes (with over 35,000 people signing a petition to have him taken off the air). Although this took place in summer 2012, before Brickleberry aired in the fall of the same year, the negative press surrounding his named may explain why many people never warmed to the show in the first place.
Fan campaigns for a return of Brickleberry have mainly focused on petitions, as well as directly contacting Netflix to ask for a fourth season of the series.
Bring Back Brickleberry
The Bring Back Brickleberry Facebook page was started by fans to promote the show and campaign to TV networks. The organisers have encouraged fans to speak to Netflix live support or leave a message with their helpline asking them to bring Brickleberry back for another season.
Petition to Potential Networks to Bring Brickleberry Back for Season 4 (1,904 signatures)
Petition to Comedy Central to Return Brickleberry (361 signatures, closed)
Petition to Comedy Central to Save Brickleberry (5226 signatures, closed)
Petition to Roger Black and Waco O'Guin to Make More Brickleberry (47 signatures)