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Golan the Insatiable

Golan the Insatiable is an American adult animated television series that originally aired on Fox on November 23, 2013 along with Lucas Bros. Moving Co.; it officially premiered on January 11, 2014. It was created by Josh Miller and developed by Dave Jeser & Matt Silverstein.[2] It is based on stories written by Miller that appeared on the website Something Awful. It aired on Fox's Animation Domination HD programming block.

Golan the Insatiable
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GenreAdult animation
Created byJosh Miller
Developed byDave Jeser & Matt Silverstein
Creative director(s)Ben Jones
Voices of
(2013-2015)
Composer(s)Mark Rivers
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Nick Weidenfeld
  • Hend Baghdady
  • Dave Jeser
  • Matt Silverstein
  • Josh Miller (Season 1 only)
    Co-executive producers: Josh Miller, Elijah Aron, and Jordan Young (from Season 2)
Producer(s)
  • Greg Lloyd Brown (from Season 2)
  • Patrick Casey (co-producer, from Season 2)
  • Matthew Chadwick (supervising producer)
Editor(s)Al LeVine
James Atkinson
Running time11 minutes (Season 1)
22 minutes (Season 2)
Production company(s)
  • Double Hemm
  • Amazing Schlock (Season 1 only)
  • Friends Night
  • ADHD Studios
Distributor20th Century Fox Television
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseNovember 23, 2013 (2013-11-23) – July 19, 2015 (2015-07-19)[1]

Golan the Insatiable was picked up by Fox for a second season[3] consisting of 6 half-hour prime-time episodes[4] featuring a new voice cast and alternate continuity. The season premiered on May 31, 2015 on Fox's Sunday Funday lineup.[5][6] Fox canceled the series after two seasons.[7]

Contents

PlotEdit

Golan the Insatiable is a demigod warlord who reigned the dimension of Gkruool with an iron fist before he was summoned to Earth by the goth daughter, Dylan of the Beekler Family in the town of Oak Grove, Minnesota. He stays with her after finding out that his acolyte Kruung has overthrown him for control of Gkruool during his absence. Besides learning about Earth's customs and causing havoc in Oak Grove, Golan plans to build up his power so that he can return to Gkruool and take revenge on Kruung.

CharactersEdit

Main charactersEdit

  • Golan the Insatiable (voiced by Josh Miller in Season One, Rob Riggle in Season Two) - Golan the Insatiable is an almighty demigod warlord from Gkurool. In the original shorts, he was banished by Gkruool's rebels and lives with Dylan Beekler. In the 30 minute reboot, Golan was accidentally summoned to Earth by Dylan and later remains with her after finding that Kruung has overthrown him during his disappearance. They both enjoy causing misery to the citizens of the city. In season one, he gets used to Earth's customs. In season two, he plans to take over Oak Grove then Minnesota along with Dylan.
  • Dylan Beekler (voiced by Mary Mack in Season One, Aubrey Plaza in Season Two) - Dylan Beekler is a goth girl who's Golan's new acolyte. She used to get suspended a lot at school. Her mother is Carole Beekler, and her older sister is Alexis Beekler. Despite her hatred to most people in "Winter is Staying," she enjoyed being her mom's favorite and enjoyed spending time with her. Also in "Deer Uncle Gerald," she couldn't go through with stealing the ashes of her Great Uncle Gerald for her and Golan's plan and let his ashes in the river as she wishes.
  • Carole Beekler (voiced by Maria Bamford) - Carole Beekler is Dylan and Alexis' single mother in season two. She was initially extremely terrified of Golan but eventually got used to him. Although she doesn't much approve of Dylan's goth lifestyle she still loves her, although she is seen being with Alexis a lot as well. According to Alexis, she is her mother's favorite child.
  • Richard Beekler (voiced by Matt Silverstein) - Richard Beekler is the husband of Carole Beekler and father of the Beekler children. He doesn't consider Golan as family as much as the others. For some reason, he is not included in the reboot. It is claimed by Carole that Dylan doesn't have a father and implied that he left her at some point. It was also claimed by Alexis that Richard died from contracting "Robot AIDS."
  • Alexis Beekler (voiced by Rachel Butera) - Alexis Beekler is Carole's daughter, Dylan's sister, and Keith's girlfriend. She is very obnoxious and slightly dimwitted. She constantly makes fun of Dylan by calling her names like "Butt Licks" and "Fart Sponge", just as similar as Dylan loves harassing her, it has also been shown that Dylan has lit her on fire numerous times. Despite her intelligence, she figured out Dylan and Golan's plan about winter and was the only one who was able to get her to stop in "Winter is Staying". She enjoys spending time with her mother and always has her back.
  • Keith Knudsen Jr. (voiced by Nick Rutherford) - Keith Knudsen Jr. is Alexis' boyfriend who is the son of Keith Knudsen Sr. According to Golan he is a super cool dude and likes to hang out with him. Like Alexis he is also slightly dimwitted although possibly more dimwitted than Alexis. Alexis is the only one in the Beekler family who tolerates him.

Recurring charactersEdit

  • Mayor of Oak Grove (voiced by Josh Miller in Season One, John DiMaggio in Season Two) - The unnamed Mayor of Oak Grove is Oak Grove's jolly and short mayor. It is hinted he might be gay. He carries a duck around with him as the city mascot.
  • Mrs. Budnick (voiced by Kaitlyn Robrock) - Mrs. Budnick is Oak Grove Elementary's short-tempered elderly teacher.
  • Mackenzie B (voiced by Abbey DiGregorio in Season One, Tara Strong in Season Two[8]) - Mackenzie B is Dylan's archenemy and classmate in school who constantly makes fun of Dylan. She is usually afraid of Golan as her mother forces her to invite Dylan to her parties.
  • Swingley (voiced by Maria Bamford) - Swingley is a new kid in Dylan's class whom she has a crush on. In Season 2, she admits she likes him only for Swingley to reveal that he is gay and already has a boyfriend.
  • Keith Knudsen Sr. (voiced by Ken Marino) - The father of Keith Knudsen Jr. and the husband of Go-Go Knudsen. He often expects his son to succeed in specific things.
  • Go-Go Knudsen (voiced by Cree Summer) - The busty mother of Keith Knudsen Jr. and the wife of Keith Knudsen Sr.

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 6 November 23, 2013 (2013-11-23) March 1, 2014 (2014-03-01)
2 6 May 31, 2015 (2015-05-31) July 19, 2015 (2015-07-19)

Season 1 (2013–14)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Ragin' Fun"Rusty YunusoffJosh Miller and Patrick CaseyNovember 23, 2013 (2013-11-23)101
Golan and Dylan get suspicious of Alexis' boyfriend Keith. So they end up following them to a water park called "Ragin' Fun Bayou Water Park" where Golan gets separated from Dylan.
22"A Pox on Your Pox"Douglas Einar OlsenJosh Miller and Patrick CaseyJanuary 11, 2014 (2014-01-11)102
At the time when Dylan gets the chickenpox, Golan makes plans to make a portal gate during a meteor shower to harness its powers so that he can return to Gkruool and reclaim his throne.
33"Escape to Tooth Mountain"David Stephan and Douglas Einar OlsenJosh Miller and Patrick CaseyJanuary 18, 2014 (2014-01-18)103
Dylan loses a tooth while at the family fun restaurant Pepe Roni. Upon learning about the tooth fairy, Golan plans to trap the tooth fairy and have romance with her.
44"Deer Uncle Gerald"Aldin BarozaJosh Miller and Patrick CaseyJanuary 25, 2014 (2014-01-25)104
Golan is enraged when the Beekler Family ditches him to attend a funeral of Richard's Uncle Gerald. When Golan catches up to the Beeklers, he plans to have Richard say his final goodbyes to Uncle Gerald by having Dylan steal Uncle Gerald's ashes and performing a ritual that involves the ashes being fed to a virgin deer.
55"I Can Smell That Cheep Clone
from Here"
Douglas Einar OlsenJosh Miller and Patrick CaseyFebruary 1, 2014 (2014-02-01)105
Golan learns about Easter and the resurrection of Jesus. In an attempt to mimic Jesus' Easter resurrection, Golan accidentally creates a clone of himself who proves to have a mind of his own and is doing good deeds around Oak Grove.
66"Dylan Crushes Reading"Chase Conley and Mike McCrawJosh Miller and Patrick CaseyMarch 1, 2014 (2014-03-01)106
Golan discovers that Dylan can't read. In order to help Dylan read, Golan puts her through different challenges that involves pronouncing words and saving a boy named Swingley.

Season 2 (2015)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
71"Pilot"Douglas Einar OlsenDave Jeser, Matt Silverstein, and Jordan YoungMay 31, 2015 (2015-05-31)2011.59[9]
A mighty demigod warlord named Golan finds himself in Oak Grove, Minnesota after being inadvertently summoned there by Dylan Beekler, who accidentally found an ancient Gkruoolian tome containing various spells. Though he manages to return to his world, Golan finds that his former acolyte Kruung has subverted his throne in his absence, and Golan is forced to retreat to Earth. Golan moves in with the Beekler family, intending to return once he has the means to reclaim his throne.
82"Winter Is Staying"Douglas Einar OlsenJosh Miller and Patrick CaseyJune 7, 2015 (2015-06-07)2021.20[11]
As winter's end draws near, Golan and Dylan hatch a scheme to prevent spring from arriving by using the magic of dance, all the while trying to keep Alexis from uncovering their plans.[10]
93"Shame on Pee"Douglas Einar OlsenJosh Miller and Patrick CaseyJune 14, 2015 (2015-06-14)2041.41[12]
When Golan discovers Dylan has wet the bed, Golan blackmails her in an attempt to get an invite to Keith's "Sick 17" party; he succeeds, and Dylan, upset by Golan's treachery and trying to get her crush Swingley into the cult, plots to get even with Golan by revealing his own bed-wetting. Golan accidentally releases a shame-dependent demon called the Shamunculous, and it possesses Swingley and others while plotting its own rise to power.[10]
104"Shell Raiser"Douglas Einar OlsenNick RutherfordJune 28, 2015 (2015-06-28)2051.00[13]
Following Mackenzie B.'s birthday, Dylan finds a bacteria-covered turtle with a birthday entertainer and steals it. Upon naming the turtle Shell Raiser, Golan and Dylan plot to use it to poison Oak Grove at the town's Annual Chili Cook-Out.
115"On Golan Pond"Douglas Einar OlsenJosh Miller and Patrick CaseyJuly 12, 2015 (2015-07-12)2031.14[14]
During a weekend at the Knudsen Family Cabin at Leech Lake, Golan sheds his skin in the wilderness, leaving Dylan to protect him for 24 hours. Golan is abducted by a mother wolf, and one of the wolf cubs drinks Golan's blood and mutates into a monster. Meanwhile, Carole befriends a Party-Bot and develops a crush on it. At the same time, Keith Knudsen Sr. encourages his son Keith to commit outercourse with Alexis.
126"Golan the Impregnable"Douglas Einar OlsenJordan YoungJuly 19, 2015 (2015-07-19)2061.21[15]
Golan attends Oak Grove High School with Alexis to get crowned King in the school dance as part of his plan to become the King of Earth. Meanwhile, Dylan worries that she is losing Golan to Alexis' world of popularity and parties, in the same manner in which Alexis stole Keith Knudsen Jr. from her some years prior. Unwilling to let him go, Dylan attempts to sabotage his plans by using a Gkruoolian spell to get Golan pregnant.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GOLAN THE INSATIABLE (FOX)". Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  2. ^ Mike Hale (January 10, 2014). "Yo, What's Shaking? Not These Movers". New York Times.
  3. ^ "Full Episodes". Golan The Insatiable on FOX. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  4. ^ RenewCancelTV. "Golan The Insatiable Cancelled Or Renewed For Season 3?". RenewCancelTV.com. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  5. ^ "New Half-Hour Animated Series "Golan The Insatiable" Premieres Sunday, May 31!". facebook.com. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
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  14. ^ "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Big Brother' Adjusted Up, 'BattleBots' Adjusted Down". TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Sunday Final Ratings: No Adjustments to 'Celebrity Family Feud', 'Big Brother', 'BattleBots' or 'Welcome to Sweden'". TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com. Retrieved 20 May 2016.

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