The Legend of Neil

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  • 2012
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.2  (558)

The Legend of Neil is a raunchy and irreverent web series that was later picked up by Comedy Partners for television broadcast. The show stars Robert Hoffman as Neil, a slacker who spends most of his time playing video games and masturbating. One day, while playing the classic NES game, The Legend of Zelda, Neil finds himself sucked into the game world and trapped there. With the help of a fairy named Tink (Felicia Day), Neil sets out on an adventure to defeat Ganon and find a way back to the real world.

The show is full of crude humor, sex jokes, and pop culture references that will leave any gamer laughing out loud. From Neil's encounters with the scantily clad Fairy Queen to his run-ins with a pot-smoking Gandalf, the show takes a decidedly adult approach to the classic Legend of Zelda story.

The production values on the show are surprisingly high given its humble origins as a web series. The special effects are impressive, particularly in the show's numerous fight scenes. The show also benefits from a great soundtrack, which includes a number of classic video game themes reimagined in new and hilarious ways.

One of the standout performances on the show comes from Felicia Day, who brings both humor and heart to the role of Tink. Despite her diminutive size, Tink is a badass fairy who's not afraid to kick some ass when necessary. Day's performance is particularly impressive given that she spends much of her time on the show interacting with a green screen and imaginary creatures.

Robert Hoffman is also great in the lead role of Neil. He brings a likable slacker charm to the character that makes him easy to root for despite his numerous flaws. Neil is not exactly the hero you would expect to save Hyrule, but somehow Hoffman makes it work.

In addition to Day and Hoffman, the show also features a number of great supporting performances. Mike Rose, in particular, is hilarious as the voice of Ganon. He brings a over-the-top campiness to the role that perfectly fits with the show's tone.

Overall, The Legend of Neil is a hilarious and irreverent take on the classic Legend of Zelda story. The show is full of great performances, impressive special effects, and a killer soundtrack. It's not for the faint of heart, but if you're a gamer who appreciates dirty humor and pop culture references, this show is an absolute must-see.

The Legend of Neil is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on December 4, 2012.

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Restart of the King
7. Restart of the King
December 4, 2012
Series Finale. It's Neil versus Gannon. After fighting through Level 9, Neil is near death. Can the Fairy forgive Neil for being a horrible father in time to save his life? Will the Old Man come out of retirement to help him? Who's side is Wizrobe really on? Will Neil have what it takes to free Princess Zelda and become King of Hyrule? Watch the epic 22-minute monster finale. It's got Kung fu fights. Originally broadcast as Season 3, episode 7.
Death Becomes Neil--Glarry Botter
6. Death Becomes Neil--Glarry Botter
December 4, 2012
Neil faces his deepest fears including his creepy, demeaning doppelgÄnger and finally receives the Magical Sword. Neil has officially defeated Levels 6 and 7, so Wizrobe is charged by Gannon to defend Level 8 himself. Wizrobe and Neil go head-to-head in a surprising showdown. Originally broadcast as Season 3, episode 6. Also includes minisode - Glarry Botter.
Every Hero Needs a Montage--Dirty Old Man Dance
5. Every Hero Needs a Montage--Dirty Old Man Dance
December 4, 2012
Neil returns to the Old Man and takes his 3-day training course. Equipped with new moves, Neil ventures to find the Magical Sword in the Graveyard of Living Nightmares, but first he must fight... himself! Originally broadcast as Season 3, episode 5. Also includes the minisode - Dirty Old Man Dance.
40 Acres and a Zol--Elf vs. Wild
4. 40 Acres and a Zol--Elf vs. Wild
December 4, 2012
Amidst a Hyrulian Civil War battle, Tyrelda reveals that he is Zelda's last living brother. Together he and Neil fight half lion-half horse creatures the only way they know how - a dance-off! Neil returns to the Fairy, only to discover her children have been captured. Originally broadcast as Season 3, episode 4. Also includes the minisode - Elf vs. Wild.
Fairyhood--Armos Banter
3. Fairyhood--Armos Banter
December 4, 2012
While searching for Level 6, Neil comes across two giants statue creatures who leave him broken and bloodied. He finds the Fairy giving birth to a litter of children and it's clear who the father is. Finally Neil tries to get to Level 6, but instead meets Princess Zelda's brother, Tyrelda. Originally broadcast as Season 3, episode 3. Also includes the minisode - Armos Banter.
The Gloffice--The Gloffice Prank
2. The Gloffice--The Gloffice Prank
December 4, 2012
Filmed as a parody of "The Office." Neil battles a two-headed dragon and Dark Nut, while Gannon, Wizrobe, Zelda, and others discuss his continued success. Originally broadcast as Season 3, episode 2. Also includes the minisode - The Gloffice Prank.
Quitters Never Continue--Hyrule Horizons--Uninteresting Man--Atom Promo
1. Quitters Never Continue--Hyrule Horizons--Uninteresting Man--Atom Promo
December 4, 2012
The legend continues with Season Three. Neil is living back in New Jersey regaining his old job and old girlfriend. But after finding out his family has been telling him lies, he transports himself back into the game where he finds Old Man, now retired, and Fairy, now pregnant. Originally broadcast as Season 3, episode 1. Also includes these extras - Hyrule Horizons, Uninteresting Man, and Promo Outtakes.
Where to Watch The Legend of Neil
The Legend of Neil is available for streaming on the Comedy Partners website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Legend of Neil on demand at Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 4, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (558)