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Release Date:
19 August 1998 (USA) See more »
Seriously f**ked up sketch comedy! See more »
Agents Adair, Antoine, Colby and Trotter both monitor and create chaos across the universe. The sketches... See more »
User Reviews:
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 52)

Matt Besser ... Adair / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)

Amy Poehler ... Colby / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)

Ian Roberts ... Antoine / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)

Matt Walsh ... Trotter / ... (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Del Close ... Narrator (30 episodes, 1998-2000)

Series Directed by
Phil Morrison (15 episodes, 1998-2000)
Peyton Reed (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Adam Bernstein (7 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jon Schnepp (2 episodes, 1998)
Clay Tarver (2 episodes, 1998)
Alex Zamm (2 episodes, 2000)
Series Writing credits
Matt Besser (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Amy Poehler (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Ian Roberts (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Matt Walsh (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Joe Ventura (4 episodes, 1998)
Armando Díaz (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Josh Siegal (2 episodes, 1999-2000)

Series Produced by
Kent Alterman .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Michele Armour .... producer (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
Phil Morrison .... consulting producer (10 episodes, 1998)
Emily Wolfe .... producer (10 episodes, 1998)
Jackie Stolfi .... associate producer (10 episodes, 1999)
Abby Joy Strauss .... line producer (10 episodes, 1999)
Armando Díaz .... segment producer (10 episodes, 2000)
Lisanne McDonald .... line producer (10 episodes, 2000)
Series Original Music by
Chris Hajian (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
Leigh Roberts (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Adler (10 episodes, 1998)

Steve Albini (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
W. Mott Hupfel III (10 episodes, 1998)
Sarah Cawley (10 episodes, 1999)
Daniel Shulman (10 episodes, 2000)
Series Film Editing by
Mark Juergens (10 episodes, 1999-2000)

Joe Klotz (unknown episodes)
David Zieff (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Norval Johnson (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Art Direction by
Anthony Gasparro (10 episodes, 1998)
Roshelle Berliner (10 episodes, 1999)
Matteo De Cosmo (10 episodes, 2000)

Constance Van Flandern (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Susan Ogu (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Carey Bennett (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Christopher Del Coro (10 episodes, 2000)
Series Makeup Department
Norman Bryn .... makeup artist (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jeffrey Rebelo .... wig designer / hair stylist (23 episodes, 1998-2000)
Lizz Scalice .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 1998)
Series Production Management
Gisellah Harvey .... production manager (10 episodes, 1998)
Joaquin Diego Prange .... unit manager (10 episodes, 1998)
Michele Wasserman .... post-production supervisor (10 episodes, 1998)
Lisanne McDonald .... post-production supervisor (10 episodes, 1999)
Christopher Savage .... unit manager (10 episodes, 2000)

Lisa King .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob York .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1998)
Dave McGuire .... associate director (10 episodes, 1999)
Chip Signore .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 2000)

Steven C. Lawrence .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Lyle Gamm .... property master / assistant property master (28 episodes, 1998-2000)
Brian Durham .... property master (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sherief Elkatsha .... set dresser (10 episodes, 1998)
Alice Vosmek .... art department coordinator (10 episodes, 1998)

James Clauer .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Julie Dubrow .... props (unknown episodes)
Yvonne Mojica .... graphics designer (unknown episodes)
Constance Van Flandern .... property master (unknown episodes)
Gary Wattson .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Jerry Stein .... sound mixer (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Floberg .... audio mixer (10 episodes, 1998)
Paul Furedi .... sound designer (10 episodes, 1998)
Paul Bang .... sound mixer (10 episodes, 1999)
Mike Barrett .... audio mixer (10 episodes, 1999)
Matt Foglia .... additional sound editor (10 episodes, 1999)
John Gutierrez .... boom operator (10 episodes, 1999)
Mason Gregory .... boom operator (10 episodes, 2000)
Ken Ishii .... sound mixer (10 episodes, 2000)

Antonio L. Arroyo .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jamie Moore .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Jeff Pullman .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Neil Ruddy .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Christopher Cushing .... visual effects artist (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
Series Stunts
Roberto Lopez .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (4 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Read .... gaffer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Cesar Baptista .... key grip / dolly grip (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Charles McEntee .... best boy grip (10 episodes, 2000)
Jimmy Negron .... camera department apprentice (4 episodes, 1998)
Adam Silver .... electrician (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Todd Csernecky .... electrician (2 episodes, 1998)
Alan Blagg .... grip (2 episodes, 1999)
Timothy Reilly .... grip (2 episodes, 1999)

Riad Deeb .... grip (unknown episodes)
Michael N. Green .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Patrick R. Heffernan .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Alan Jacobsen .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Learan Kahanov .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Paul McCarthy .... grip (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christopher Del Coro .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Roger Doran .... colorist (24 episodes, 1998-2000)
Dino Sanacory Jr. .... on-line editor (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rick Broat .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 1998)
Paul Verbitsky .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 1998)
Rodney Evans .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 1999)
Karl Dawson .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2000)
Robert Leaton .... colorist (5 episodes, 1998-2000)
Series Other crew
Dave Becky .... creative consultant / series consultant (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Molly Maguire .... script supervisor (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Lynn H. Powers .... location manager (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Suzanne Fagel .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 1998)
Lynn Kestenbaum .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1998)
Suzanne McNulty .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1998)
Josh Siegal .... script coordinator (10 episodes, 1998)
Meryl Stavitz .... production consultant (10 episodes, 1998)
Rich Blomquist .... intern (10 episodes, 1999)
Jennifer Haber .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 1999)
Scott Jacobson .... intern (10 episodes, 1999)
Dave McGuire .... stage manager (10 episodes, 1999)
David Blenk .... assistant production accountant (10 episodes, 2000)
Del Close .... mentor (10 episodes, 2000)
Pamela Hirsch .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 2000)
Jason Kadlec .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2000)
Demian Resnick .... location manager (10 episodes, 2000)
Law Tarello .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2000)
Ed Lim .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1999)

Nikki Borrelli .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
David Brotsky .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Donna Cipriani .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Greg Conroy .... location assistant (unknown episodes)
Trish Gray .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lisa King .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Steve Lee .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Rachel Linhart .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Zachary MacDonald .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Dylan Morgan .... assistant to writer (unknown episodes)
Mary T. Novak .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Quesenbery .... location scout (unknown episodes)


Additional Details

30 min | 690 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Little Animated Girl:Wow it's like munching on a christmas tree with Root Beer on the inside!See more »
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Too Funny, 11 February 2002
Author: wolf008 from NY

UCB was sketch comedy at a new level, especially when compared to the banality of the modern bit show. The writers and cast presented skits that other productions would have disregarded as too "sophisticated", or just too unorthodox. In doing so, I feel they explored the limits of sketch comedy and brought us closer to the edge of the surreal, better than any comedy production today.

The "Brigade" is bent on causing chaos everywhere they venture to, and they do not disappoint. From Santa forcing a man to take sample of his "Santa Liquor", to an authoritarian school bus driver, crushing a children's revolution with her backside.

Now, the dialog was very suggestive and risqué at times, but the writing is non the less very creative. I feel that it is necessary to ignore the sometimes superfluous vulgarity's in order to "get" this show, particularly if you have dismissed it for being too odious. The UCB, in their creativeness and witty verbiage, have heavily diluted the crudeness to which a story is presented. I guess this is comparative to another comedy central production, "South Park", where you just have to ignore or look beyond what offends you, to appreciate what really is being presented to us. Most important the UCB was there to entertain, and cause us laughter, and this they did with alacrity.

It ended it's run in 2000, and is still missed 6 years later.

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