When you hear the name Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio, you would probably have no idea what the premise could be -- and that is part of what makes it even more intriguing. The series is comprised of a few short animated episodes that all focus on a satirical impression of pop culture, ranging from political ongoings, feuds between celebrities like Taylor Swift and Kanye West, and a musical twist to keep viewers guessing what Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio will do next.
We had the opportunity to sit down with the creator of the series and a few of the producers behind the animated comedy series at San Diego Comic-Con and got a better idea of what the series strives to be and why viewers should make a point to tune in weekly to the a new comedic brainchild. Brad Neely started out by informing us that the series was always intended to be comprised of shorts, having written over 75 songs with multiple special guests prepared to join the series, such as Chelsea Peretti, Ilana Glazer, Andre 3000, and many more.
“We started out with a clear goal to create an animated SNL with a mix of Monty Python,” Neely said. They do note that these sketches are more of their own perception or their “stream of consciousness” on pop culture -- using the Taylor Swift and Kanye West feud as an example. “This Taylor Swift thing turned out to be a huge story recently, and it was [Brad’s] take on it from over a year ago.”
Neely went on to say the name of the series is something specifically selected for the show after going over a board of ideas to label something outrageous and unique. Luckily for the creative team, this series is something that is strictly based on their interests, giving them free reign to discuss whatever topic they deem entertaining.
The rather new and fresh series of multiple animated (and musically-enhanced) shorts is currently airing on Adult Swim Sunday evenings, and you can also check out Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio on YouTube for an idea of what to expect from the quirky crew behind the original series.