Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule

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Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule
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GenreAlternative comedy, surrealism, avant-garde
Created byJohn C. Reilly
Tim Heidecker
Eric Wareheim
StarringJohn C. Reilly
Composer(s)Tim Heidecker
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)John C. Reilly
Tim Heidecker
Eric Wareheim
Running time12 minutes
Production company(s)Abso Lutely Productions
Williams Street
Broadcast
Original channelAdult Swim
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original runMay 16, 2010 (2010-05-16) – present
Chronology
Preceded byTim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Related showsTom Goes to the Mayor
External links
Website
 
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Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule
Check it Ou! with Dr. Steve Brule.png
Title screen
GenreAlternative comedy, surrealism, avant-garde
Created byJohn C. Reilly
Tim Heidecker
Eric Wareheim
StarringJohn C. Reilly
Composer(s)Tim Heidecker
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)John C. Reilly
Tim Heidecker
Eric Wareheim
Running time12 minutes
Production company(s)Abso Lutely Productions
Williams Street
Broadcast
Original channelAdult Swim
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original runMay 16, 2010 (2010-05-16) – present
Chronology
Preceded byTim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Related showsTom Goes to the Mayor
External links
Website

Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule is a spin-off of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! starring John C. Reilly as Dr. Steve Brule. The series premiered on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim, on May 16, 2010.

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Overview

Tim Heidecker described the show to Entertainment Weekly as:

...a show that genuinely feels like this guy made it himself. It's as if it's 4:30 in the morning he had snuck into the studio to make this show without getting permission. It's bare bones. Lots of technical problems. Just a mess. The whole thing is a big mess. A big beautiful mess.[1]

The program follows Brule as he examines (or "checks out") different facets of living. His severe naïveté and social awkwardness generally land him in embarrassing situations, though he himself remains ignorant. Each episode begins with a poem or lyric pertaining to the subject of the show. Dr. Steve Brule credits the work, usually mispronouncing the author's name. His mispronunciations are a staple of the show (mispronouncing the name of nutritionist Dr. Johnny Boden both as "Dr. Jimmy Brungus" and "Dr. Jungy Brogan"). As the series progresses, he reveals shocking details about his past and personal life.

During an interview for Esquire, Reilly was asked about his experiences on the show. Although Reilly did not mind answering the question, he preferred not to elaborate on his character Steve Brule. He stated, "his persona would be more interesting if left a mystery", and felt the more he himself would elaborate on Brule's character the less interesting it would become to him.[2]

The show also has recurring characters by the names of Terry Bruge-Hiplo, Doug Prishpreed, and Carol Krabit, as played by Robert Axelrod, Doug Foster, and Carol Kraft, respectively. Terry, Doug, and Carol have in-between spots announcing movie reviews and news updates.

Episodes

Season 1: 2010

##TitleOriginal airdateProd. code
11"Food"May 16, 2010 (2010-05-16)105

Dr. Steve Brule talks about one of life's most essential means of survival: food. He meets waitress Sunshine, with whom he makes a surprising connection.

Rated: TV-14 
22"Relationships"May 23, 2010 (2010-05-23)102

Dr. Steve Brule explores the wonders of relationships and sex. Dr. Brule interviews Dr. Don Davis about sex. Plus a look at Yesterday's Weather.

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim guest star as Channel 5's married news team, Jan and Wayne Skylar.

Rated: TV-MA 
33"Family"May 30, 2010 (2010-05-30)103

Dr. Steve discusses the importance of family. The Doctor visits his mother, Dorris Pringle-Brule, his magician uncle, Gary Brule, and his (non-existent) older brother, Stan Brule. Dr. Brule meets his estranged father in a park, who is later revealed to be a mere look-alike. Plus a look at sports.

Rated: TV-14 D 
44"Health"June 6, 2010 (2010-06-06)101

Dr. Steve discusses the topic of being ugly or pretty. A look at a high school quarterback. Also, spiritual health. Maria Bamford guest stars, and porn star Ms. Deja appears in an aerobics segment.

Rated: TV-14 
55"Fear"June 13, 2010 (2010-06-13)104

Dr. Steve addresses his fear of puppets. A visit to a puppet theater leads to a bad dream. An injury occurs during jack-o-lantern making. David Liebe Hart guest stars.

Rated: TV-14 D 
66"Friendship"June 20, 2010 (2010-06-20)106

Dr. Steve Brule visits a local male strip club in an effort to seek out new friends. He invites his neighbor Steve to assist him on his search for friends. Dr. Brule ends up passed out in a gay bar, revealing his own deep depression.

Rated: TV-MA 

Season 2: 2012

##TitleOriginal airdateProd. code
71"Boats"March 18, 2012 (2012-03-18)201

In a report on boats, Dr. Steve visits Captain Gary at the marina, scores big with dumpster seafood, and takes a kayak trip. A swarm of wasps interferes with the recording of "Yesterday's Weather." Carol Krabit discusses the best bait and location for crabbing.

Rated: TV-14 
82"Pleasure"March 25, 2012 (2012-03-25)203

Dr. Steve encounters injury and an old clown at a county fair. A spa and candy store are also explored, with haphazard results. Singer Ron Don Volante plugs new music.

Rated: TV-14 DL 
93"Money"April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)202

After a failed attempt to visit the US Mint, Dr. Steve braves a job interview, discovers card counting, and angers security guards at a casino. Doug Prishpreed reports on an upcoming decathlon and a failed cannon firing.

Rated: TV-14 L 
104"Space"April 8, 2012 (2012-04-08)204

In a close encounter of the questionable kind, Dr. Steve meets with aspiring actor and alien abductee David Liebe Hart to talk extraterrestrial technology.

Rated: TV-14 DS 
115"Animals"April 15, 2012 (2012-04-15)205

Dr. Brule finally goes furry, all while promoting Toad's new Creamed Chip Beef, Corned Beef Hash combo can. Dr. Brule finds out he has Arachnophobia during his Doctor to Doctor with Sean Roach.

Rated: TV-14 DLS 
126"Life"April 22, 2012 (2012-04-22)206

Dr. Steve Brule goes on a journey through the physical as he meditates on life and then death.

Rated: TV-14 DS 

DVD Release

A DVD Release for the series has been confirmed for nearly two years, and has constantly been put on hold. However, it was just recently confirmed by Eric Wareheim via Twitter that there would be a Season One & Two DVD Release. The DVD is scheduled for release on October 16th of this year.

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