Paradise PD

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Paradise PD
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Genre
Created by
Voices of
Composers
  • Nicolas Barry
  • Tomas Jacobi
  • Rene Garza Aldape
  • Alejandro Valencia
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes43
Production
Executive producers
  • Waco O'Guin
  • Roger Black
  • Scott Greenberg
  • Joel Kuwahara
  • Marc Provissiero
Producers
  • Rocky Russo
  • Jeremy Sosenko
  • Amy Pocha
  • Seth Cohen
EditorJeff Cannell
Running time23–30 minutes
Production companies
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31) –
December 16, 2022 (2022-12-16)
Chronology
Preceded byBrickleberry
Farzar

Paradise PD is an American adult animated sitcom created by Waco O'Guin and Roger Black that premiered on August 31, 2018, on Netflix. The series stars Dana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, David Herman, Tom Kenny, Sarah Chalke, and Kyle Kinane. The second season was released on March 6, 2020, and the third season was released on March 12, 2021. Netflix has renewed for a fourth and final season set to premiere on December 16, 2022.[1]

Premise[edit]

Paradise PD follows a small-town police department where crime is rampant and the police are incompetent. The force consists of Chief Randall Crawford, the violent Gina Jabowski, the morbidly obese Dusty Marlow, the perverted senior citizen Stanley Hopson, the cowardly Gerald "Fitz" Fitzgerald, the addicted drug dog Bullet, and Crawford's son Kevin. The town is also home to many weird characters, including Crawford's ex-wife Karen, the hillbillies Robby and Delbert, Hobo Cop, Dr. Funtlicher, Preacher Paul, Terry Two-Toes, and his mom. Continuing arcs of the show include Gina's lust over Dusty, Kevin's wish to impress his father, Fitz's double life as a drug kingpin simply known as the Kingpin, and the Crawfords' wish to get back together.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Sarah Chalke as Gina Jabowski, a psychotic and violent police officer who is the most feared enforcer in the town of Paradise. As a fat fetishist, she is obsessed with and often sexually harasses her obese coworker Dusty Marlow, much to his mild disdain. When she was a little girl, her father made her a human shield to block a bullet shot from Randall and got hit in the back of her head. She survived the shot with the bullet still inside her skull, which was revealed to be the cause of her being a hot-tempered violent psychopath and an obese-loving harasser. Over the course of the series, she and Kevin slowly fall in love leading her to surgically remove the bullet in her brain so she can be faithful to him. During their wedding, Isis attacks and takes everyone hostage, forcing Kevin to shoot her in the head to return her to her angry persona, much to their shared sadness. Following the season three finale, Gina disappeared without explanation. She is the PD counterpart of Brickleberry main cast member Ethel Anderson.
  • David Herman as Kevin Crawford, a newly hired police officer and the son of Chief Randall Crawford and Mayor Karen Crawford. Initially as dim witted and incompetent as the others, as the series progresses, it is shown he is actually a capable and competent officer, though he could be better if he had the proper equipment and funding for his work. Kevin has faced constant abuse from his parents after he accidentally shot his father's testicles thirteen years prior to the beginning of the series. In seasons two and three, Kevin developed a crush on Gina when she began to be more soften towards Kevin. While these feelings were initially unrequited, they eventually entered into a relationship, and became engaged near the end of season three. He is left heartbroken when she leaves him in remorse for nearly killing him on their wedding day after reverting back into her violent persona following an Isis attack. He is the PD counterpart of Brickleberry main cast member Steve Williams.
  • Tom Kenny as Chief Randall Crawford, the police chief of Paradise PD and Kevin's father. Once a fine and proud cop, following an incident where his son shot off both of his testicles, he became incredibly bitter, which eventually led to his divorce with his wife. He has frequently been seen to use testosterone patches in order to maintain his hormone levels. Throughout season one he reignites his relationship with Mayor Karen, and they get remarried in season two. He is the PD counterpart of Brickleberry main cast member Woody Johnson, the two revealed to be estranged cousins.
  • Kyle Kinane as Bullet, an anthropomorphic police dog who is addicted to the confiscated drugs that he is tasked with guarding. He is the PD counterpart of Brickleberry main cast member Malloy.
  • Cedric Yarbrough as Gerald "Fitz" Fitzgerald, a police officer whose PTSD sometimes hinders his police work. He has been shown to cope through therapeutic piccolo playing. He often struggles to have his troubles understood by the other officers, leading to discourse within the team, especially in the second season. In the season one finale, it revealed that Fitz was the mysterious Kingpin but in the season two finale, Fitz's kingpin persona is actually a split personality that is based from the original Kingpin, who was an overweight criminal that has an obsession with Deep Dish Pizza and took over Fitz's body to continue his crime empire. In the season two finale, Fitz defeats the Kingpin persona in his mind and takes control of his body again. He is the PD counterpart of Brickleberry main cast member Denzel Jackson.
  • Dana Snyder as Dusty Marlow (seasons 2–3; recurring season 1), an obese police officer who is constantly sexually harassed by Gina. He is very childlike and owns several cats. He has been shown to hold a grudge with everyone who laughs at him when he ripped his pants every time he bends over and yells at employees of fast food restaurants for giving him meals that are impossible to be ordered. In season three, he acts as a manipulative bully who harasses food store owners in Restaurant Road and blackmails his coworkers to get whatever he wants (possibly due to his time at the female prison in the season one finale and season two premiere). He is the PD counterpart of Brickleberry main cast member Connie Cunaman.
    • Snyder also voices Stanley Hopson (seasons 2–3; recurring season 1), an elderly bisexual police officer who often gets out-of-the-ordinary assignments from Chief Crawford. Even at his advanced age, Hopson is a sexually active deviant, who often recounts his sexual endeavors with other men. He is also senile, which leads to many comical misunderstandings. In the pilot episode, Randall reveals that they cannot retire Stanley because the city lacks the funds to pay his pension. He is the only main cast member to not have a Brickleberry counterpart, implying that he is naturally a Paradise PD character (or a standalone), while the other 6 are cop versions of the Brickleberry main cast (rangers).

Recurring[edit]

  • Grey Griffin as Mayor Karen Crawford, the mayor of Paradise, Kevin's mother, and Randall's ex-wife.
  • Waco O'Guin as Robbie, a blonde redneck who sells argyle meth. Bears a striking resemblance to Brickleberry character, Bobby Possumcods. Which in the Season 2 announcement video, revealed that Bobby and Robbie are related cousins.
  • Roger Black as Delbert, Robbie's best friend and sidekick who also sells argyle meth. Also bears a striking resemblance to a Brickleberry character. In this case, it's BoDean (Bobby Possumcods' dim-witted friend). In the season one episode Task Force, Delbert gets attacked by the Kingpin's goons due to a decline in argyle meth sales and loses his right arm in the process; by the end of the first season, he gains a robotic prosthetic. In the season two episode Who Ate Wally's Waffles, it is revealed that Delbert's birth name was Wally and he was artificially created by imagineers at The Walt Disney Company to be their next Disney star; he is stolen by Robbie's family as a kid, renamed Delbert, and de facto adopted by Robbie's family after Robbie wanted Wally for his birthday.
  • Dana Snyder as Thester Carbomb IV, Fitz's assistant and therapist found out in the season two finale. He first appeared in the season two episode Paradise Found. In season 3 episode Showdown at the O-bese Corral, he became overweight from eating his feelings when he was depressed for looking like Patton Oswalt.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
110August 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
28March 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
312March 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
413December 16, 2022 (2022-12-16)

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
Part 1
11"Welcome to Paradise"Matt GarofaloRoger Black & Waco O'GuinAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
Kevin Crawford has always wanted to be a cop, just like his father...until the day Kevin accidentally castrated his father by shooting him in the testicles. Years later, Kevin still wants to be a cop, despite his father's objections, and Kevin gets the chance when a drug called "argyle meth" begins hitting the streets of Paradise. Meanwhile, Bullet (the Paradise police department's drug-addled drug-sniffing dog) feels guilty when all of his canine friends die from an argyle meth overdose.
22"Ass on the Line"Brian MainolfiRoger Black & Waco O'GuinAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
Continuing where "Welcome to Paradise" left off, the Paradise PD are still looking for the argyle meth kingpin after Terry Two-Toes (from the previous episode) is found dead in his jail cell from a mysterious gunshot, so Kevin and Bullet (the latter of which is looking for a thrill to stave off his boredom with going clean and sober) infiltrate the world of underground dogfighting. Meanwhile, Randall is haunted by memories of a cold case while investigating a death involving a corpse's naked butt.
33"Black & Blue"Lauren AndrewsAaron LeeAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
Officer Fitzgerald's PTSD worsens when his accidental shooting of himself makes the news on the liberal side as yet another story of a police officer exercising race-based police brutality by shooting an unarmed black man and on the conservative side as a young, black man fighting back against a racist cop. Meanwhile, Hopson is sent to a retirement home (which he thinks is an undercover operation) and discovers a disturbing secret.
44"Karla"Fill Marc SagadracaRocky Russo & Jeremy SosenkoAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
Kevin's mom (the mayor of Paradise) gets her son a new police car, and things get complicated when the car's computer system falls for Kevin. Meanwhile, Dusty's fried chicken recipe gets everyone in town hooked (mostly because Dusty used powdered heroin as flour).
55"Dungeons & Dragnet"Matt GarofaloRoger Black & Waco O'GuinAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
The popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons gets banned from Paradise over concerns that it may be Satanic. Meanwhile, Bullet makes time with a pastor's daughter, who won't have sex with him unless the Bible explicitly tells her so.
66"Meet the Jabowskis"Brian MainolfiAmy Pocha & Seth CohenAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
Gina goes to the doctor to find the source of her overly violent behavior and why she doesn't remember anything before the age of 21, and discovers that it's from a gunshot wound allegedly caused by an African warlord named Bumfuqué. But when Bumfuqué points out that Gina's answer lies in the town of Bumfuque, Gina is reunited with her long-lost family, who prove to be just as violent and hardcore as she is. Meanwhile, the Paradise police department is in a shambles from Gina's absence, Dusty's cheerful songs to drug addicts leads to the drug addicts taking over the precinct, and Officer Fitzgerald and Bullet find a suitcase filled with money that neither of them want to share between the other.
77"Police Academy"Lauren AndrewsAaron LeeAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
Kevin and his father are ordered by the Mayor to attend the Police academy, the officers fool Hopson into thinking that he is dead, and Bullet cleans up the town by arresting all the prostitutes.
88"Task Force"Fill Marc SagadracaRocky Russo & Jeremy SosenkoAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
Kevin and his team of misfits decide to crack down on the Argyle meth trade, Dusty accidentally auctiones off his virginity on the Dark web, and the Chief readies the station for an important interview.
99"Parent Trap"Matt GarofaloMichael RoweAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
Dusty, believing that he is Native American, decides to protest against the Thanksgiving parade. Hopson and Bullet go into the forest in search of a live turkey, and Kevin manages to join his parents together again. His plan accidentally backfires as he is forced to move out and live in the sewers with the flipper-people.
1010"Christmas in Paradise"Brian MainolfiRoger Black & Waco O'GuinAugust 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
It's Christmas, and Fitz is still in a coma. Dusty wants a train set for Christmas and tries to get everyone in the Holiday spirit on order for Santa to bring it to him. Kevin gets a lead on the meth case.

Season 2 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
Part 2
111"Paradise Found"Brian MainolfiWaco O'Guin & Roger BlackMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
Gina is determined to bust Dusty out of jail after being falsely arrested by Kevin for being the Kingpin in the previous episode. The Crawfords are planning to remarry, and Fitz has made millions by making Dippin' Dots after the town has become safe for tourists again.
122"Big Ball Energy"Lauren AndrewsRoger Black & Waco O' GuinMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
After freeing Dusty, crime levels in Paradise escalate. As a result Kevin becomes the most hated person in town and has a holiday named after him. Fitz and his crime-associates decide to go after a new supplier of Houndstood meth, and Bullet is forced to feed Dusty's last surviving cat.
133"Tucker Carlson Is a Huge D**k"Matt GarofaloDan SignerMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
After a rant by Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson, the gender politics within the police goes haywire. The male and female officers create their own taskforce. Meanwhile, Fitz and his associate is kidnapped by Gal-Qaida
144"Who Ate Wally's Waffles?"Brian MainolfiSteve TompkinsMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
Dusty gets irritated over an inconclusive cliffhanger to an old Disney sitcom. He decides to take the abduced child-star Delbert to the Disney channel to finish the series. Meanwhile, Kevin has problems going to the toilet at work.
155"The Father, the Son and the Post-it Note"Lauren AndrewsRocky Russo & Jeremy SosenkoMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
The FBI-agent Clappers moves into town to solve the King Pin-case. Chief Crawford grows jealous of his talent, and testicles. Meanwhile, Fitz and his "Legion of Dooooom" lose their money to the Catholic Church.
166"Flip the Vote"Matt GarofaloRoger Black & Waco O' GuinMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
Mayor Karen legalizes meth in order to win the local election. This inspires Fitz to run against her. The chief is under crackhouse-arrest, and Bullet takes a short visit to hell after eating at MethDonalds.
177"Paradise PD Meets Brickleberry"Brian MainolfiWaco O' Guin & Roger BlackMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
After fleeing Paradise, the officers head for Brickleberry National Park. They help Ranger Woody finding his missing bear Malloy while making friendships with the other rangers.
188"Operation DD"Lauren AndrewsRoger Black & Waco O' GuinMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
After learning that officer Fitz is mentally troubled by a past incident, the squad races back to Paradise to stop the town from being obliterated by nuclear weapons.

Season 3 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
Part 3
191"Fallout"Ashley J. Long
Mike Disa
Waco O'Guin & Roger BlackMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
Three months after the deep-dish pizza nuclear explosion, Fitz finds out he married a dolphin, Robbie and Delbert conquer an island formed by the nuclear fallout, and Randall develops an anal polyp that begins to take over his life and body.
202"Top Cops"Brian MainolfiRoger Black & Waco O' GuinMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
Paradise PD engineers arrests to win Top Cop. Meanwhile, Dusty extorts free doughnuts from the local doughnut shop, Kevin converts to Judaism, and Fitz takes on multiple new identities.
213"Ice Ice Babies"Lauren AndrewsRocky Russo & Jeremy SosenkoMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
Randall must prove to Karen that he's a good father by taking care of Hopson. Meanwhile, Delbert and Rusty open a carnival on the new island they conquered, Dusty goes to great lengths to attend the carnival, despite being confined to desk duty, and Bullet poses as a stuffed animal to get close to a sexy woman.
224"Trigger Warning"Mike DisaJosh Lehrman & Kyle SteginaMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
Paradise's gun problem spirals out of control...and things get worse when smartguns are introduced. Meanwhile, Bullet becomes a viral video star and Fitz tries to rekindle his marriage.
235"Showdown at the O-bese Corral"Brian MainolfiDan SignerMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
Dusty becomes the leader of a fat acceptance cult. Meanwhile, Gina confronts her masturbation addiction, Fitz's dolphin wife gets a job at SeaWorld, and Chief is forced to accept his biggest insecurity
246"How The Cookie Crumbles"Lauren AndrewsSeth Cohen & Amy PochaMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
Randall stages a heist to steal his sperm back from the sperm bank. Meanwhile, Fitz runs afoul of the mutants who remember him as "The Kingpin", and Dusty recreates Family Feud.
257"Blind Drunk"Mike DisaRocky Russo & Jeremy SosenkoMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
To keep Karen from drinking alcohol when she's pregnant again, Randall outlaws all alcoholic beverages leaving Bullet, Robby and Delbert to become Dukes Of Hazzard. Kevin lies to Gina of having a girlfriend in Canada.
268"Blimp City"Jackson Turcotte
Beth Wollman
Amy Pocha & Seth CohenMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
Paradise PD combats the city's drone menace. Karen's mother, Agatha, moves in to help with baby prep. Kevin offers to assist Gina with her tech issues. Chief and Fitz go on an adventure in the sky
279"The World According to LARP"Brian MainolfiRocky Russo & Jeremy SosenkoMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
Karen asks Chief to play nice with Hopson, but the task proves surprisingly humiliating. Kevin tries to get Gina into Live Action Role Playing, and Dusty becomes a spy to stop Bullet from buying nuclear mutated weed.
2810"Fetal Attraction"Mike DisaNora NolanMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
The mutants enter stage three in their quest for revenge. Gina's family kidnaps Kevin. The Chief worries his unborn child has it out for him.
2911"What Happens in Twatemala"Peter MerrymanJosh GreenbArgMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
Karen bets big, hoping a new casino will raise enough money to rebuild Paradise. But when Dusty's luck wins him over 8 million dollars, she and Bullet work to stop him from winning any more money. Kevin's relationship with Gina remains stubbornly platonic.
3012"PARAD-ISIS"Brian MainolfiRoger Black & Waco O'GuinMarch 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)
Gina and Kevin make a big announcement, leading to a fight between Kevin and the Chief. Bullet worries Fitz is on the verge of an unpleasant discovery, and Dusty joins a "gym."

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On April 4, 2018, Netflix announced that they had given the production a straight-to-series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was created by Waco O'Guin and Roger Black.[3] Production company and animation studio Bento Box Entertainment was expected to produce the series alongside Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment.[2][4][5][6] On October 30, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had renewed the series for a second season.[7][8] The third season was announced in April 2020 and was released on March 12, 2021.[9][10] The second season features a crossover episode with Brickleberry while making references throughout the latter half of the first season such as S01E09 (07:15) with Fitz, the only black police officer on Paradise PD, being called Denzel, the only black park ranger on Brickleberry by Kevin, Steve’s doppelgänger. Netflix has renewed for a fourth and final season set to premiere on December 16, 2022.[1]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Dana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, David Herman, Tom Kenny, Sarah Chalke, and Kyle Kinane had been cast in series regular roles.[2]

Release[edit]

On July 25, 2018, the first trailer for the series was released alongside the announcement that it would premiere on August 31, 2018.[11]

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds an approval rating of 40% with an average rating of 5.03/10, based on 5 reviews.[12] In a negative review, The Daily Dot's Audra Schroeder gave the series a rating of two-and-a-half stars out of five and criticized the series, describing it as "blunt-force humor without much emotional attachment."[13] In a similarly unfavorable critique, Decider's Joel Keller recommended that viewers skip the series, saying, "If it were just a little bit funnier, we'd recommend it. But it's just not worth sitting through the many unfunny, dirty gags to get to the good stuff."[14] In a more favorable assessment, Konbini's Florian Ques praised the series saying, "The most thrilling aspect of Paradise PD is its natural ability to slip in some real burns aimed at pop culture figures...The humor used to criticize them is very well-executed."[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Moore, Kasey (June 30, 2022). "'Paradise PD' Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at Netflix". What's on Netflix. Retrieved June 30, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (April 4, 2018). "Netflix Orders Cop Animated Comedy Series From 'Brickleberry' Creators; Voice Cast Includes Tom Kenny & Sarah Chalke". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "Netflix announces PARADISE P.D., a new adult animated comedy series from the creators of Brickleberry". Netflix Media Center. April 4, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 4, 2018). "Sarah Chalke to Lead Netflix Adult Animated Comedy 'Paradise, P.D.' as Genre Primed to Explode". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Hibberd, James (April 4, 2018). "Exclusive: Netflix orders adult animated series starring Sarah Chalke". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Barsanti, Sam (April 4, 2018). "Netflix announces new animated series from Brickleberry creators". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (October 30, 2018). "'Paradise PD' Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Haskoor, Michael (February 8, 2020). "Netflix's 'Paradise PD' Channels 'The Wire' In Season 2 Date Announcement Video". Decider. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  9. ^ Waco O'Guin [@WacoOGuin] (April 8, 2020). "Paradise PD Part 3 is coming!" (Tweet). Retrieved July 11, 2020 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (February 11, 2021). "Netflix Drops Explosive 'Paradise PD' S3 Trailer". Animation Magazine. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  11. ^ Trumbore, Dave (July 25, 2018). "NSFW Trailer for 'Paradise PD' Reveals the 'Brickleberry' Team's Netflix Animated Series". Collider. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Paradise PD: Season 1 (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  13. ^ Schroeder, Audra (August 24, 2018). "'Paradise PD' is here to serve and offend". The Daily Dot. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  14. ^ Keller, Joel (August 31, 2018). "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Paradise PD' On Netflix, Which Is Basically 'Brickleberry' With More Swearing". Decider. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  15. ^ Ques, Florian (September 4, 2018). "'Paradise PD': An Obscene, Irreverent Animated Series Just How We Like Them". Konbini. Retrieved November 6, 2018.[dead link]

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