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PFFR

PFFR Forever Ltd., traditionally known as PFFR (pronounced as if PFR) is a Brooklyn based production company/art collective/electronic rock band consisting of John Lee, Alyson Levy, Vernon Chatman and Jim Tozzi. The group has been active since 2001.

PFFR
OriginBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
GenresElectronic rock, experimental rock, neo-psychedelia
Years active2001–present
LabelsBirdman Records
Birdman-A-Phone
Associated actsPhiiliip
Muckafurgason
They Might Be Giants
WebsiteOfficial Website
MembersJohn Lee
Alyson Levy
Vernon Chatman
Jim Tozzi
Past membersDina Waxman

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WorkEdit

The group's portfolio of work includes 3 albums, two 7" EPs and a download-only EP (plus a string of live performances as a band), various art exhibits such as An Attack On All Americans Or The Tyranny Of Weed shown at the LFL Galley in New York, and the script for the film Final Flesh.[1] In 2010 they held an exhibition/video screening of a selection of their work entitled PFFR Presents Legacy IIX which took place at the Synchronicity Space in Los Angeles, CA between April 3 and May 1.[2]

PFFR are also active in television comedy. They wrote, directed, produced and starred in the MTV2 variety show Wonder Showzen (2005–2006) and the Adult Swim CGI series Xavier: Renegade Angel. For both these shows, Chatman and Lee are the directors and main voice talent, whilst Tozzi and Levy are the animation/character designer and art director, respectively. Levy provides additional voices for both shows whilst Tozzi does only for 'Xavier'. PFFR are also responsible for producing, directing and co-writing Jon Glaser's Adult Swim show Delocated.

Chatman and Lee collaborated on Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, a short lived sketch show starring Snoop Dogg, although this was not an official PFFR production. Following this show, Snoop Dogg made a guest appearance on PFFR's 'United We Doth' LP as well as a second-season episode of Xavier: Renegade Angel.

In 2015 PFFR produced and directed the music video for Animal Collective's song FloriDada, the first single off of their album Painting With.

Individual achievementsEdit

Chatman provided the voice for South Park character Towelie and worked as a staff writer/consultant on the show in 2004. He returned to the show in 2009 as a producer. He has written for Matt Stone and Trey Parker's short lived sitcom That's My Bush, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Chris Rock Show.

Levy directed the documentary film The Hands Of God about Christian puppeteers. She had a photography exhibition at Momenta Art, Brooklyn, in 2000 which featured a selection of photographs depicting various spoof sitcom scenes starring herself and friend Janeane Garofalo. She is also married to Lee.

Tozzi is an independent artist and has worked as a member of the production companies KanDoKid and T.H.E.M. directing a number of television commercials.

Lee was previously a member of the now defunct rock band Muckafurgason. He is known as a supertaster through the song "John Lee Supertaster" by the alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, with whom he is close friends.

PFFR ProductionsEdit

PFFR Productions
Founded2002
FounderVernon Chatman
John Lee
Alyson Levy
Jim Tozzi
HeadquartersBrooklyn, New York, United States
ProductsWonder Showzen
Xavier: Renegade Angel
Websitewww.pffr.net  

PFFR Productions (otherwise known as PFFFR in the closing logo) is an American film and television arm of PFFR Forever Ltd. The company is best known for MTV's Wonder Showzen, as well as Adult Swim's Xavier: Renegade Angel. They also produced the 2008 Adult Swim pilot Neon Knome, which would later be worked as The Problem Solverz on Cartoon Network in 2011.

ReleasesEdit

DiscographyEdit

VideographyEdit

  • "Sacajaweahhh" (from Injustice Center LP)
  • "Our Concern" (from Injustice Center LP)
  • "Superfine" (from United We Doth LP)
  • "Japoney Appoe" (from United We Doth LP)

Television showsEdit

FilmsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Potion Lords: Final Flesh". Potionlords.blogspot.com. 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  2. ^ "PFFR presents Legacy IIX". Syncspacela.com. 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2010-08-25.

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