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Saddle Rash (2002)

Armless gunslinger Slim (Sam Seder) comes to town seeking revenge against bank robber Tommy Morgan (H. Jon Benjamin). Assisted by the town's resident sidekick Gummy (H. Jon Benjamin), Slim ... See full summary »

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Loren Bouchard

Writers:

H. Jon Benjamin (special material), Loren Bouchard (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
H. Jon Benjamin ... Gummy / Tommy Morgan (voice)
Sarah Silverman ... Hanna Headstrong (voice)
Sam Seder ... Slim (voice)
Joe McGuirk Joe McGuirk ... (voice)
Waylon Jennings ... (voice)
Todd Barry ... Kitty the Kid (voice)
Mitch Hedberg ... Various Voices (voice)
David Frizzell David Frizzell ... (voice)
Carl P. Mayfield Carl P. Mayfield ... (voice)
Ken Mellons Ken Mellons ... (voice)
Doug Stone ... (voice)
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Armless gunslinger Slim (Sam Seder) comes to town seeking revenge against bank robber Tommy Morgan (H. Jon Benjamin). Assisted by the town's resident sidekick Gummy (H. Jon Benjamin), Slim makes his intentions known to Morgan's gang which leads to a showdown in the center of town. Written by davelog

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Hanna Headstrong: You forgot your gloves.
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In Memory of Waylon Jennings: 1937-2002 See more »

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Home on the Range
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley and music by Daniel E. Kelley
Performed by White Hassle
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Charming, off-kilter Western spoof, lots of fun
18 December 2005 | by lemon_magicSee all my reviews

Adult Swim showed this again a few days ago (apparently it was first shown in August of 2004), and I got a chance to catch it. I was very pleased with "Saddle Rash", but I think it probably never would have caught on even if Adult Swim and the Cartoon Network had given it a chance. And it would have needed a fairly extensive retooling (similar to the one they gave "Venture Brothers") to turn the pilot into a continued series, because the pilot episode is pretty self contained and wraps up all its story threads,pretty much leaving the series with nowhere to go.

Still, "Saddle Rash" is a good natured, light hearted romp. The writers poke gentle fun at the conventions and clichés of the old Gene Autry serials, Randolph Scott movies and "High Noon" style showdowns from the golden area of the Western, without getting too heavy handed or sarcastic the way the Simpsons would - it's a mild lampoon, not a parody. (OK, the concept of a gunslinger with no arms is a LITTLE heavy handed). The animation is simple but effective, and there is some crackerjack voice acting to further flesh out the quips and one liners...H. Jon Benjamin (late of "Home Movies" fame) and Sarah Silverman, among others, all deliver a nicely considered blend of improvisation and timing to jazz up the punch lines. And there are some great off handed remarks to keep things moving - my favorite is the one regarding the "mysterious" curly haired cloven hoofed "woman" who seems to be stalking character "Buffalo Bert" - "Nellie had a bone to pick, and Buffalo Bert, well, he had bones..."

It's been a more than a year since the pilot was shown, so I don't suppose that "Saddle Rash" will ever be revived from obscurity. But I think I would have liked it if some one had tried - especially if the writers had managed to pump up the energy levels of the scripts just a little. The results surely would have been at LEAST as worth watching as the half-baked exercises in nihilistic cheapness Adult Swim insists on showing these days ("12 Oz Mouse" and "Squidbillies", I'm looking at YOU.)

Not worth staying up for, but worth catching if you happen to see it listed on the program guide while you are channel surfing.


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Language:

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24 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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