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Pig Goat Banana Cricket

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TV Series

Pig Goat Banana Cricket (originally titled Pig Goat Banana Mantis) is an American animated television series that airs on Nickelodeon. The series was created by Dave Cooper and J. Ryan. David Sacks will serve as the executive producer for the series. The series premiered on July 18, 2015, in the USA, and on January 6, 2018, in the UK and Ireland[1].

Plot

This show features a series of absurd interwoven stories about four friends and roommates, Pig (the fool), Goat (the artist), Banana (the wise-guy) and Cricket (the brain).

Voice Cast

Production

Developed from Pig Goat Banana Mantis, a pilot directed by the independent animator Nick Cross, the stories were described by Ryan as difficult to write, given their intertwined nature and the 11-minute running time. This process was smoothened by the running time being doubled and the direction from the network being clarified. The two had to adjust to the studio environment, and described their career in comics as preparing them for production.[2]
The series was picked up for a second season prior to its premiere.

Ratings for the series were initially favorable. However, ratings began to experience a steep drop mid-season (as an example, the episode "Mall Ya Later" only pulled in 0.79 million viewers) and the last episode aired on Nickelodeon, "It's Time to Slumber Party", was only viewed by 0.95 million viewers. Only the first 20 episodes of the show aired on Nickelodeon.
It removed the series from its schedule and the status of the show remained in limbo for 7 months until it was announced in September 2016 that the series would be moved to sister network Nicktoons on September 25, 2016.

Reception

The pilot, published by Cross, was promoted to a Staff Pick on Vimeo.[3] A writer for Juxtapoz praised the animation, calling it reminiscent for those of "the Ren and Stimpy generation".[4] Andrew Wheeler of Comics Alliance noted that Ryan's billing as "J. Ryan" was likely to separate him from his controversial reputation in the underground comix scene.[5] Heidi MacDonald of the Comics Beat wrote that it looked "wonderful".[6]

References

External links

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Main Characters
PigGoatBananaCricket
Recurring Characters
Angry Old RaisinAngry Old Raisin's MotherArmpit WillyBreakfast BurritoBurgersteinClerk McGirkDJ Wheelbarrow Full of NachosDoctor FrogEarly and Whirley HamshankHe's So Crazy SquirrelLady PrimaveraMary Louise PizzagutMr. ManelliOwl Woman LadyPresident of the PlanetPsychopath GiraffeRasta RatSleazy Beave (The Masked Maniac) • Thomas JeffersonThat's Messed Up Son KoalaThe Shragger
Minor Characters
10 Lip TinaAbraham LincolnAdam and SteveAlexander HamiltonAlien Pizza SlicesArnold FartzeneggerAvocadoBac-CheeriaBanana BotBanana's BrothersBanana's DadBanana's GrandpaBanana's MomBanana's SistersBarbershop QuartetB.A.R.F.BeanfurdBig Ballah KoalaBillBobBrainy JaneCaptain SassafrasCousin EelChef JeffCalvin ClamCart PupsCoach McGintyCowCrazy MartyDad HyenaDelooney HamshankD. Dilly DillymanDirectorDr. CronenbirdDr. Eggplant FaceDrago SeatkovichDuckThe DumblesEarless Eddy & Graveyard GaryEve GruntfestFeral DanFeral JanFeral StanFilthy the FootThe FleasFlying CatThe Ghost of Chalawunga FutureGingerbread ManGlobertGoat and Melba's MotherGorfGram GramThe Great Ceiling FaceGuitarHelenaHobosHot HarryHunky BikerHyenaJ. Jelly JellyfishJimmy Ron CricketJorts DuckJunior Ranger Elephant's MomThe JupitariansKimmel FritzKinda Sick SammyKitty FistKnife HeadLady FartLady Shoe PileLil Doctor DirtyLila TwinklepipesLipstick HorseLizard JocksLord GarglemouthLost LarryLouis CluckLove CometMa HamshankMa HyenaMantisMariachi PossumsMartian EmperorMartiansMaxMecha FootMelbaMiss SmileybellsMoby WoofMr. Ding-A-LingMrs. ManelliThe Mud Munchkins Muscle NoseNacho AngelsNasty CatNose Picker FishNurse DragoOctopus King of the NerdsOrionP. Pickles PicklemanP. Polly PicklemanPancake GangPerspiration PetePickle MascotPig's DadPig's MomPilgrim GhostPlantainPretty PandaPrince MermeowPrince Mermeow's Backup SingersProfessor Blubber BrainProfessor Huh?Quandarious GoochRabbi FrogsteinRadical RickRoachyRobberRobert R. CadeRobo MaidsThe Salad SistersSantaScottish DinosaurSergeant BrosephShlaverne DeFozifiniShoe PileShopping Cart DogSkeletonT.G.I. FreddyThe SkunkataursSquishy DreamsSteak Bus WaiterStink NaugahydeSunThaddeus D. ActwellThat's Messed Up Son Koala's DadThe Super Scum SpirilliumsTime DonutTimmy the WhaleTina TowelTiny CaptainTiny GooseyTofu JonesTomTony TowelToothTrollVice President of the PlanetVigilante ManViking Ice Cream ConeWaffle MafiaWheat GermZit
Park Rangers and Junior Rangers
BananaJunior Ranger BartonJunior Ranger ElephantJunior Ranger KyleJunior Ranger SneezyJunior Ranger TomRanger RexRanger RhinoRanger Slothbones