Paradise PD is an American animated sitcom created by Waco O'Guin and Roger Black that premiered on August 31, 2018, on Netflix. The series stars Dana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, David Herman, Tom Kenny, Sarah Chalke, and Kyle Kinane. On October 30, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had renewed the series for second season which premiered on March 6, 2020.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||18|
|Running time||26–29 minutes|
|Distributor||Netflix Streaming Services|
|Original release||August 31, 2018 –|
On April 8, 2020, it was confirmed the series will return for a third season.
Paradise PD follows a small-town police department where crime is rampant and the police are seriously incompetent. The force consists of Chief Randall Crawford, the violent Gina Jabowski, the overweight Dusty Marlow, the perverted senior citizen Stanley Hopson, the cowardly Gerald "Fitz" Fitzgerald, the addicted drug dog Bullet, and Crawford's son Kevin. The town is also home to many weird characters, including Crawford's ex-wife Karen, the hillbillies Robby and Delbert, Hobo Cop, Dr. Fudlicker, Preacher Paul, Terry Two-Toes and his mom. Continuing arcs of the show includes Gina's horniness over Dusty, Kevin's wish to impress his father, Fitz's double life as a drug kingpin simply known as the Kingpin, and the Crawfords' wish to get back together.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Sarah Chalke as Gina Jabowski, a psychotic and violent police officer who is the most feared enforcer in the town of Paradise. As a fat fetishist, she is obsessed with and often sexually harasses her obese coworker Dusty Marlow, much to his mild disdain.
- David Herman as Kevin Pubesalad Crawford, a newly hired police officer and the son of Chief Randall Crawford. As the series progresses, it is shown he is a capable and competent officer though he could be better if he had the proper equipment and funding for his work.
- Tom Kenny as Chief Randall Crawford, the police chief of Paradise PD and Kevin's father. Once a fine and proud cop, following an incident where his son shot off both of his testicles, making him incredibly bitter over the next thirteen years, which eventually led to his divorce with his wife. He has to put on testosterone patches frequently in order to keep his masculinity in check.
- Kyle Kinane as Bullet, a police dog who is addicted to the confiscated drugs that he is tasked with guarding.
- Cedric Yarbrough as Gerald "Fitz" Fitzgerald, a police officer whose PTSD sometimes hinders his police work, learning to cope through therapeutic picollo playing. He often struggles to have his troubles understood by the other officers, leading to discourse within the team, especially in the second season.
- Dana Snyder as Dusty Marlow (season 2; recurring season 1), an obese police officer who is constantly sexually harassed by Gina. He is very childlike and owns several cats.
- Snyder also voices Stanley Hopson (season 2; recurring season 1), an elderly bisexual police officer who often gets out-of-the-ordinary assignments from Chief Crawford. Even at his advanced age, Hopson is a sexually active deviant, who often recounts his sexual endeavors with other men. He is also senile, which leads to many comical misunderstandings. In the pilot episode, Randall reveals that they cannot retire Stanley because the city lacks the funds to pay his pension.
- Grey Griffin as Mayor Karen Crawford, the mayor of Paradise, Kevin's mother, and Randall's ex-wife.
- Waco O'Guin as Robbie, a blonde redneck who sells argyle meth. Bears a striking resemblance to Brickleberry character, Bobby Possumcods.
- Roger Black as Delbert, Robbie's best friend and sidekick who also sells argyle meth. Also bears a striking resemblance to a Brickleberry character. In this case, it's BoDean (Bobby Possumcods' dim-witted friend). In the season one episode Task Force, Delbert gets attacked by the Kingpin's goons due to a decline in argyle meth sales and loses his right arm in the process; by the end of the first season he gains a robotic prosthetic. In the season two episode Who Ate Wally's Waffles, it is revealed that Delbert birth name was Wally and he was artificially created by imagineers at The Walt Disney Company to be their next Disney star; he is stolen by Robbie's family as a kid, renamed Delbert, and de facto adopted by Robbie's family after Robbie wanted Wally for his birthday.
- Dana Snyder as Thester Carbomb, Fitz's assistant and therapist found out in the season two finale. He first appeared in season two episode Paradise Found.
|1||10||August 31, 2018|
|2||8||March 6, 2020|
Season 1 (2018)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Welcome to Paradise"||Matt Garofalo||Roger Black & Waco O'Guin||August 31, 2018|
|Kevin Crawford has always wanted to be a cop, just like his father...until the day Kevin accidentally castrated his father by shooting him in the testicles. Years later, Kevin still wants to be a cop, despite his father's objections, and Kevin gets the chance when a drug called "argyle meth" begins hitting the streets of Paradise. Meanwhile, Bullet (the Paradise police department's drug-addled drug-sniffing dog) feels guilty when all of his canine friends die from an argyle meth overdose.|
|2||2||"Ass on the Line"||Brian Mainolfi||Roger Black & Waco O'Guin||August 31, 2018|
|Continuing where "Welcome to Paradise" left off, the Paradise PD are still looking for the argyle meth kingpin after Terry Two-Toes (from the previous episode) is found dead in his jail cell from a mysterious gunshot, so Kevin and Bullet (the latter of which is looking for a thrill to stave off his boredom with going clean and sober) infiltrate the world of underground dogfighting. Meanwhile, Randall is haunted by memories of a cold case while investigating a death involving a corpse's naked butt.|
|3||3||"Black & Blue"||Lauren Andrews||Aaron Lee||August 31, 2018|
|Officer Fitzgerald's PTSD worsens when his accidental shooting of himself makes the news on the liberal side as yet another story of a police officer exercising race-based police brutality by shooting an unarmed black man and on the conservative side as a young, black man fighting back against a racist cop. Meanwhile, Hopson is sent to a retirement home (which he thinks is an undercover operation) and discovers a disturbing secret.|
|4||4||"Karla"||Fill Marc Sagadraca||Rocky Russo & Jeremy Sosenko||August 31, 2018|
|Kevin's mom (the mayor of Paradise) gets her son a new police car, and things get complicated when the car's computer system falls for Kevin. Meanwhile, Dusty's fried chicken recipe gets everyone in town hooked (mostly because Dusty used powdered heroin as flour).|
|5||5||"Dungeons & Dragnet"||Matt Garofalo||Roger Black & Waco O'Guin||August 31, 2018|
|The popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons gets banned from Paradise over concerns that it may be Satanic. Meanwhile, Bullet makes time with a pastor's daughter, who won't have sex with him unless the Bible explicitly tells her so.|
|6||6||"Meet the Jabowskis"||Brian Mainolfi||Amy Pocha & Seth Cohen||August 31, 2018|
|Gina goes to the doctor to find the source of her overly-violent behavior and why she doesn't remember anything before the age of 21, and discovers that it's from a gunshot wound allegedly caused by an African warlord named Bumfuqué. But when Bumfuqué points out that Gina's answer lies in the town of Bumfuque, Gina is reunited with her long-lost family, who prove to be just as violent and hardcore as she is. Meanwhile, the Paradise police department is in a shambles from Gina's absence, Dusty's cheerful songs to drug addicts leads to the drug addicts taking over the precinct, and Officer Fitzgerald and Bullet find a suitcase filled with money that neither of them want to share between the other.|
|7||7||"Police Academy"||Lauren Andrews||Aaron Lee||August 31, 2018|
|Kevin and his father is ordered by the Mayor to attend the Police academy, the officers fool Hopson into thinking that he is dead, and Bullet cleans up the town by arresting all the prostitutes.|
|8||8||"Task Force"||Fill Marc Sagadraca||Rocky Russo & Jeremy Sosenko||August 31, 2018|
|Kevin and his team of misfits decide to crack down on the Argyle meth trade, Dusty accidentally auctiones off his virginity on the Dark web, and the Chief readies the station for an important interview.|
|9||9||"Parent Trap"||Matt Garofalo||Michael Rowe||August 31, 2018|
|Dusty, believeing that he is Native American, decides to protest against the Thanksgiving parade. Hopson and Bullet go into the forest in search of a live turkey, and Kevin manages to join his parents together again. His plan accidentally backfires as he is forced to move out and live in the sewers with the flipper-people.|
|10||10||"Christmas in Paradise"||Brian Mainolfi||Roger Black & Waco O'Guin||August 31, 2018|
|It's Christmas, and Fitz is still in a coma. Dusty wants a train-set for Christmas and tries to get everyone in the Holiday spirit on order for Santa to bring it to him. Kevin gets a lead on the meth case.|
Season 2 (2020)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|11||1||"Paradise Found"||Brian Mainolfi||Waco O'Guin & Roger Black||March 6, 2020|
|Gina is determined to bust Dusty out of jail after being falsely arrested by Kevin for being the Kingpin in the previous episode. The Crawfords are planning to remarry, and Fitz has made millions by making Dippin' Dots after the town has become safe for tourists again.|
|12||2||"Big Ball Energy"||Lauren Andrews||Roger Black & Waco O' Guin||March 6, 2020|
|After freeing Dusty, crime levels in Paradise escalate. As a result Kevin becomes the most hated person in town and has a holiday named after him. Fitz and his crime-associates decide to go after a new supplier of Houndstood meth, and Bullet is forced to feed Dusty's last surviving cat.|
|13||3||"Tucker Carlson Is a Huge D**k"||Matt Garofalo||Dan Signer||March 6, 2020|
|After a rant by Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson, the gender politics within the police goes haywire. The male and female officers create their own taskforce. Meanwhile, Fitz and his associate is kidnapped by Gal-Qaida|
|14||4||"Who Ate Wally's Waffles"||Brian Mainolfi||Steve Tompkins||March 6, 2020|
|Dusty gets irritated over an inconclusive cliffhanger to an old Disney sitcom. He decides to take the abduced child-star Delbert to the Disney-channel to finish the series. Meanwhile, Kevin has problems going to the toilet at work.|
|15||5||"The Father, the Son and the Post-it Note"||Lauren Andrews||Rocky Russo & Jeremy Sosenko||March 6, 2020|
|The FBI-agent Clappers moves into town to solve the King Pin-case. Chief Crawford grows jealous of his talent, and testicles. Meanwhile, Fitz and his "Legion of Dooooom" lose their money to the Catholic Church.|
|16||6||"Flip the Vote"||Matt Garofalo||Roger Black & Waco O' Guin||March 6, 2020|
|Mayor Karen legalizes meth in order to win the local election. This inspires Fitz to run against her. The chief is under crackhouse-arrest, and Bullet takes a short visit to hell after eating at MethDonalds.|
|17||7||"Paradise PD Meets Brickleberry"||Brian Mainolfi||Waco O' Guin & Roger Black||March 6, 2020|
|After fleeing Paradise, the officers head for Brickleberry National Park. They help Ranger Woody finding his missing bear Malloy while making friendships with the other rangers.|
|18||8||"Operation DD"||Lauren Andrews||Roger Black & Waco O' Guin||March 6, 2020|
|After learning that officer Fitz is mentally troubled by a past incident, the squad races back to Paradise to stop the town from being obliterated by nuclear weapons.|
On April 4, 2018, Netflix announced that they had given the production a straight-to-series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was created by Waco O'Guin and Roger Black. Production company and animation studio Bento Box Entertainment was expected to produce the series alongside Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment. On October 30, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had renewed the series for a second season which premiered on March 6, 2020. The second season features a crossover episode with Brickleberry.
On July 25, 2018, the first trailer for the series was released alongside the announcement that it would premiere on August 31, 2018.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds an approval rating of 40% with an average rating of 5.03/10, based on 5 reviews. In a negative review, The Daily Dot's Audra Schroeder gave the series a rating of two-and-a-half stars out of five and criticized the series, describing it as "blunt-force humor without much emotional attachment." In a similarly unfavorable critique, Decider's Joel Keller recommended that viewers skip the series, saying, "If it were just a little bit funnier, we'd recommend it. But it's just not worth sitting through the many unfunny, dirty gags to get to the good stuff." In a more favorable assessment, Konbini's Florian Ques praised the series saying, "The most thrilling aspect of Paradise PD is its natural ability to slip in some real burns aimed at pop culture figures...The humor used to criticize them is very well-executed."[dead link]
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- Ques, Florian (September 4, 2018). "'Paradise PD': An Obscene, Irreverent Animated Series Just How We Like Them". Konbini. Retrieved November 6, 2018.