Episodes: 30 (half-hour)
Performers include: Steve Dildarian, Nick Kroll, Matt Johnson, Peter Giles, MJ Otto, Edie McClurg, Julianne Grossman, Tony Hale, Kari Wahlgren, Jennifer Coolidge, and Andrew Daly.
TV show description:
This animated series was created by (and features) Steve Dildarian, a Clio-winning copywriter from the advertising world.
Living in New York City, Tim (Steve Dildarian) is a self-conscious and unassuming guy who works in a non-descript job for a big corporation named Omincorp. Though he means well, Tim often finds himself caught in bizarre and very embarrassing situations. For example, when Tim attends a wedding, he ends up groping the bride’s 80-year-old grandmother.
He works with his best friends, Stu (Nick Kroll) and Rodney (Matt Johnson). Stu lives for the simple things in life — free food at the office, women with large breasts, and Giants games. He often acts out of instinct without any regard for the consequences of his actions. Rodney is interested in cologne, hockey, and porn. He’s also the assistant to their nameless boss.
“The Boss” (Peter Giles) is one of the most prominent African-American business leaders in the country, has a shrew mind for business, and typically doesn’t feel remorse for his actions. Tim is his frequent pawn.
Tim’s girlfriend is Amy (MJ Otto), a young lady who just wants to be in a normal relationship. She’s a type-A personality, makes more money than Tim, and has a better class of friends. She’s very competitive and finds herself making excuses for her consistently embarrassing boyfriend.
Debbie the Prostitute (Bob Morrow) is an aging hooker who lives in Tim’s neighborhood. She likes Tim for his good heart and believes in him (unlike Amy). Debbie frequently stops by to talk with him and has big dreams of her own. But like Tim, she just can’t seem to get her act together.
Episode 30 — The Smug Chiropractor/Corporate Disaster
The Smug Chiropractor
At Amy’s birthday party, Tim makes a scene in the middle of her best friend Julie’s toast when he burns his hand reaching for the lasagna. A man who introduces himself as a doctor offers Tim medical advice, but when Stu asks him to get them painkillers, the man reveals that he’s just a chiropractor. Tim says he’s “closer to a masseuse than a neurosurgeon,” and the chiropractor takes offense, telling Tim he’s closer to a “dick/a**hole than a cool guy I’d want to hang out with.” Amy is upset with Tim for offending the chiropractor, who turns out to be Julie’s boyfriend. At work, The Boss invites Tim to be the token white guy at his poker game of powerful black men. Sitting among Colin Powell, Reggie Jackson and Al Sharpton’s college roommate, Tim wins a sizable amount from former Saturday Night Live cast member Tim Meadows. When the emcee for the chiropractor’s charity event drops out at the last minute, Tim says he can get Tim Meadows to fill in and saves the day. At the event, a fundraiser for Chiropractors Without Borders, Tim Meadows tries out some of his edgier material, as he’s preparing for a film role. Edgy Tim Meadows bombs, and when Julie’s boyfriend tries to get him to stop, the SNL alum punches him in the face. Tim tries to get him medical attention, but he’s looking for a doctor in a room full of chiropractors.
When a mysterious corporate disaster strikes, all non-essential personnel are asked to leave Omnicorp. Tim goes with Rodney and Stu to the bar, but then he receives a call from The Boss to come back and help deal with the crisis. There’s a massive sinkhole in New Jersey, caused by an implosion at an Omnicorp factory. A tough, chain-smoking PR woman is brought in for damage control, and she decides that Tim is going to be the face of the company as they deal with the worse ecological disaster in the history of New Jersey. She brings him to the site of the “hellmouth” to deliver their corporate statement, warning him not to apologize or accept blame. Tim does an admirable job at first, but during the Q&A session, the wheels come off as he makes a point of saying that Omnicorp is not sorry. When asked if he wants to clarify his statement, Tim revises and says, “We’re a little bit sorry.” Tim is ripped for his performance, but since he can’t be fired under the terms of his previous settlement with the company, they decide to send him to the Caribbean on Omnicorp’s dime. Much to Tim’s surprise, Amy is happy with the development. As Tim prepares to leave, he says goodbye to the building. Above his head, construction workers are replacing the name on the building–Rodney’s idea–and the O in Omnicorp falls loose and crashes on top of him.
First aired: February 17, 2012.
Image courtesy HBO.