Just yesterday Adult Swim officially shut down Super Deluxe. And not everything got moved over to its new home on AdultSwim.
Making the cut were some naturals… Bob Odenkirk and Brad Neely and a surprise but personal favorite, Y’all So Stupid. Tim & Eric’s work will also be up there, although it’s not yet. But lots of creators have apparently been left in the lurch and isurprise by this.
Among them, Bill Doty of Fark TV. As he states that he knew this was coming, but:
I wasn’t clear how’d they organize our shows or display the current info and stats.
...I replied to Turner asking if they’d eventually show our episodes again and they said… nothing. No response. Who loves ya baby!
P.S. VP Paul Condolora, Suck it!
Paul’s the Cartoon Network New Media guy. Just to make that clear, that it’s not a random “Suck it!”
According to a post by Peter Atencio, who co-wrote and shot Jonah Ray’s “Freeloaders Guide to Easy Living”, dropping the content went against early promises by the company.
Fortunately, for Peter, he’s got the videos he made at hand. So he posted his “Freeloader Guide” up on Vimeo, which I imagine will be the fate of quite a few things. (Other videos by creators have made it to Funny or Die.) Paul’s not doing so bad either - Fark TV lives to some degree on Comedy.com now.
Still this has to be disheartening as SuperDeluxe was, despite its failure, a great treasure trove of funny stuff. If you where any SuperDeluxe original is living now, please post it in the comments and I’ll update this post accordingly. (particularly curious about things such as “PriceMeanwhile, here’s that first episode of “Freeloaders Guide to Easy Living.”
Another group taken by surprise: Olde English, which as group member Adam Conover states, renders “two years of Olde English videos inaccessible.”