Code Monkeys S1-S2 (2007-2008)

A show that seemingly pushes all the right nostalgia buttons for me, from the excellent pixel art, to recreations of classics NES games and intros, it couldn’t get better, until even my video games conditioned brain realized the shallowness of it. No, it’s not just that the show boast so much scatological humor, it’s just that there’s nothing more to it than that.

None of the characters is likable, the stories are just an assorted randomness of events without anything more substantial, which makes shows like South Park or Venture Brothers despite their weirdness so watchable. Even the gaming theme comes off as only skin deep, a disguise to catch the unwary. The rest is all shit, piss, puke and penis jokes.