Watch Mr. Pickles
- 4 Seasons
"Mr. Pickles" is an animated series that airs on the cable network Adult Swim. Each episode is a quarter hour in length. Its test pilot was posted online in 2013 as part of a presentation of various things that were still in the works. The vote went to another show, but it then went viral online a few months later. Ultimately, it was picked up for a 10 episode contract for the 2014 viewing season. This show is in the vein of "a boy and his dog." Thus, the star of the show is a dog named Mr. Pickles. He is so named due to his fondness for eating pickles. He is the sidekick of a boy named Tommy. Although Tommy does not realize it, Mr. Pickles is no ordinary dog. He is actually a demonic dog. The show allows for some insights into the mind of Mr. Pickles via demonic-voiced sounding comments he makes that humans seem to not hear and other indicators of his thoughts. Tommy is quite fooled by Mr. Pickles due to a combination of innocent, ordinary dog behavior on the part of Mr. Pickles plus his own obliviousness. Tommy's grandfather does realize the dog is no ordinary canine; however no one believes his colorful tales of the dog engaging in debauchery that he has witnessed. All the evidence points to him being the guilty party. Plus, people think his mind is gone due to advanced age. Mr. Pickles seems to have amazingly good luck in terms of appearing innocent to most people. Tommy's grandfather seems to have the opposite kind of luck. He routinely looks like he has just done something bad when he hasn't. In order to help cover his own tracks, Mr. Pickles does all he can to capitalize on this situation, making himself look even better and the grandfather look even worse. A great deal of the humor on the show is adult in nature. Some of it is fairly explicit humor and some of it is rather macabre. This show is not intended for children and is not for the thin-skinned.