Airdate: Sanjay and Craig

A new animation begins on Nickelodeon about a duo who embark on ridiculous and gross quests, such as the world’s first butt transplant.

2013-10-28_1428A new US animated comedy Sanjay and Craig begins on Nickelodeon next week.

Created by Jim Dirschberger, Andreas Trolf, and Jay Howell. Howell is also the character designer on Bob’s Burgers.

This 20-episode series follows the adventures of Sanjay, an irreverent 12-year-old boy (Maulik Pancholy) and Craig, a smooth-talking snake (Chris Hardwick), who embark on ridiculous and gross quests, such as watching the world’s first butt transplant.

“The comedic and outrageous adventures of Sanjay and Craig deliver the perfect yet distinctive mix of weird, wonderful and random humour that is both unconventional and modern, which this post-millennial world has a strong affinity for,” said Russell Hicks, President of Content Development and Production.

Sanjay and Craig is created and co-executive produced by Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell, and Andreas Trolf, a trio inspired by the Nickelodeon cartoons they grew up watching. These first-time creators were teamed with award-winning writers and producers Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Alvin and the Chipmunks) to make an original animated series for a new generation of Nickelodeon kids—the post-millennials. The series features the voice talents of Pancholy and Hardwick in the lead roles with additional cast members that include: Linda Cardellini (Mad Men, Freaks and Geeks) as Megan, Matt Jones (Breaking Bad) as Hector, Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as Mr. Noodman, Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) as Vijay, Grey DeLisle (The Fairly OddParents) as Darlene and Sandy Dickson; and Remington Tufflips as himself.

Sanjay and Craig’s relationship is an alliance of equals, with Sanjay relying on his best buddy to aid his endeavours through their suburban neighbourhood. From perfecting the ultimate bike skid, tightroping across a pool of garbage on a dare or Craig manipulating a contest to win his best buddy one hundred dogs, their routine hijinks often cross into the land of the fantastical and the absurd. Only Sanjay and his closest friends can hear Craig’s warped words of wisdom. The only thing that stands in their way is their unhinged, snake-phobic neighbour, Mr. Noodman, who’s always on the verge of figuring out that Craig can talk.

In the Australian premiere episode, Sanjay and Craig infiltrate the hospital to see the world’s first butt transplant in “Brett Venom MD.” Then in “Laugh Quake,” the two go on a quest to find the ultimate laugh.

Weekdays at 7:30am from Monday November 4 on Nickelodeon.

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