If you’ve exhausted all episodes of Rick and Morty to date and need a new wacky obsession, then Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio is for you. The new Adult Swim cartoon, structured as a comedy sketch show is made up of 15-minute episodes, featuring a guest star for each. The show’s title is allegedly derived from a random compilation of the crew’s favourite syllables, so there’s also that.
The ep ‘For Aretha’ showcases none other than American rapper André 3000 laying down some knowledge about human history. The sketch follows the evolution of the human race, beginning with cavemen and ending in the present, looking at what has changed in all those years, which, according to André, isn’t much.
We get to see a lot of animated sex and a lot of animated killing and we get to hear that smooth André inflection. Win. Win. Win.
He begins his narration saying, “once upon a time cave people went around killing and fucking and then for some reason they started thinking about themselves and that made them not cave people but people people. But still they killed… and they fucked, only they were also thinking about killing and fucking.”
All hail André.
“Now men and women have always hated each other for fucking and killing but they have also always loved each other for fucking and killing. Nothing has changed really. Once upon a time men went to sleep with a rock in their hand and sex in their dream… now men go to sleep with a gun in their hand and sex in their dream. But women, women go to sleep worrying about tomorrow.”
That got real. Somehow both funny and poignant, Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio seems like one to watch. And how can you say no when the ever-loveable André features?
The André 3000 sketch begins at 2 minutes but if you have a spare 15, the whole episode is on point.
- Words: Ella McNicol