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Code Monkeys hits G4 next month

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 25th 2007 4:01PM

code monkeysBack in January, I mentioned that actor/writer Adam De La Pena (I'm with Busey, Crank Yankers, Minoriteam) was creating an animated series for G4 called Code Monkeys. Well, the series will debut July 11, and based on the seconds-long promos I've been seeing, it looks pretty cool.

The series is animated in the 8-bit style of retro video games, with blocky backgrounds and characters who move as if being controlled by some unseen entity with a magical joystick. The main characters, Dave and Jerry, are game coders who occupy this bizarre pixel-y world.

I love the idea, but I also played a lot of video games in the '80s and '90s, so I'm excited to see how many of the show's inside jokes I'll comprehend. My only worry is that the series might be too much of a "niche show," much like Minoriteam was, and it won't attract a wide audience.

Note: the theme song is "Code Monkey" by Jonathan Coulton (used with permission). Thanks to our own Annie Wu for telling me 'bout that.

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I saw an advertisement for this on the Scifi network, and it was filled with vulgar words that wasn't edited out. I fill this is inappropriate for a commercial. I can choose what my kids watch, but do I have to turn the sound down now everytime a commercial comes on? I dont know if this is the Scifi Network's fault, or the makers of the commercial. But I do think it is without taste. I'm a fan of crank yankers. But when I tune in, I know what I'm getting and my kids are in bed. Edit the commercials!!!

July 08 2007 at 9:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Ott

if this is supposed to be G4's first video game cartoon
retro show, how come it's not done by the creator of
Saturday Supercade, Pac-Man or The Super Mario Bros.
Supershow? Knowing this, I'd rather watch the upcoming
Tower Of Drauga cartoon series in 2008. Code Monkey is
looking like just another show they're trying to get me
into, then I'll find out it's got adult content like pooping
noises, cursing and overall bad acting. I won't watch it.
G4 needs to go back to being The Video Game Channel,
and grab the rights to all the video game programming
they used to air on other networks, including Saturday
Supercade, Pac-Man, Dragon's Lair, Pole Position, the
entire Super Mario Bros. anthology, Double Dragon,
Sonic The Hedgehog, Captain N, Zelda, Donkey Kong
Country, Megaman & Kirby, so we can relive the memories
not just embrase what could mean the end of the video
gaming world as we know it on Television, today.

June 25 2007 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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