Upright Citizens Brigade (1998–2000)

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Agents Adair, Antoine, Colby and Trotter both monitor and create chaos across the universe. The sketches you see throughout most of the show are different subjects being monitored. At the ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Adair / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Colby / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Antoine / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Trotter / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Del Close ...
 Narrator (30 episodes, 1998-2000)


Agents Adair, Antoine, Colby and Trotter both monitor and create chaos across the universe. The sketches you see throughout most of the show are different subjects being monitored. At the end of each episode all the sketches and characters come together into one final sketch. Besides all the sketches, they have other segments where the UCB Agents venture out with hidden cameras, and try to incorporate the content of their bizarre sketches into the real world. Written by Anonymous

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Each Season of UCB thus far has a running joke that culminates in the season's final episode. The skits will make passing reference to the running joke in each episode of that season. For example: the first season's running joke was the Titte Brothers, a fictional pair of performers. They appear in the last episode of the first season when they perform a charity concert for the Little Donny Foundation. The second season's joke was Supercool, a highly addictive sugar candy. The second season finale focused on the Supercool smuggling ring headed by the UCB. The third season's running joke was Pro Thunderball, a hyper-violent sport that combines football and baseball. The third season finale is a mock-documentary of the evolution of Pro Thunderball. See more »


Crow: Remember 10 years ago, when you got in that big accident on your space mission?
Mike: How could I forget? My space capsule got attacked by an alien. Then the alien planted its seed in my stomach...
Crow: And the alien baby exploded outta your torso... and then what happened?
Mike: Well, then I... and then I, um...
Crow: Right. I was on the NASA team that salvaged your body. I took your body back to my house, where I set up this little virtual reality matrix, jacking your brain into a totally fake computer world, which...
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Spin-off A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv (2005) See more »

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Not for the casual observer.
30 April 2004 | by (Lodi, California) – See all my reviews

One of the amazing things about UCB was its use of running gags. The only negative comments I've ever heard were from people who had only seen a couple episodes. Jokes get better with age. Many of the same jokes coincided with other sketches. The brand of comedy surely wasn't for everyone. But the parody of Searching for Bobby Fischer and the cyborgs...OH, the CYBORGS!

Definitely a show that must be viewed the whole way through (at least the first season) for full appreciation. Anyone who doesn't find the Ass Pennies episode downright hilarious has no place watching sketch comedy to begin with.

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