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written & directed by Padraic Duffy

8 Episodes
Original Run: 3 Episodes - 4/10/10 - 4/24/10
Playoffs: 5 Episodes - 5/22/10 - 6/19/10

The manly life is the life worth living!


Bryan Krasner

Dirk Swanson (Eps. 1-3 & 5-8)

Stephen Simon

Todd (Eps. 1-2 & 4)
Hovercat #1 (Eps. 1-2, 4 & 6)

Greg Sims

Mark (Eps. 1-2 & 4)
Hovercat #2 (Eps. 1-3 & 6)

Matt Valle

Kelly (Eps. 1-8)

Erika Salomon

Meadow (Eps. 1-6 & 8)

Shirley Anderson

Mrs. Craphauler (Eps. 1-2, 5 & 7-8)
Battledeer #1 (Ep. 6)

Tegan Ashton Cohen

Roger (Eps. 1-3 & 5-6)

Pat Towne

Gerald Constance (Eps. 2-4 & 6-8)


Herself (Ep. 2)

Kimberly Atkinson

Ataxia (Eps. 3-4, 6 & 8)

Jaime Robledo

Hovercat (Ep. 3)

Julia Griswold

Baby Hovercat (Eps. 4-8)

Scott Leggett

Sandy (Eps. 5-8)

Jacob Sidney

Barry (Eps. 5-8)

Hugo Armstrong

Battledeer #1 (Ep. 5)

Jay Bogdanowitsch

Battledeer #2 (Eps. 5-6)
Hovercat Dancer (Eps. 7-8)

Gregory Guy Gorden

Leslie (Eps. 7-8)

JJ Mayes

Hovercat Dancer (Eps. 7-8)

Curt Bonnem

Hovercat Dancer (Eps. 7-8)

Ceasar F. Barajas

Hovercat Dancer (Ep. 7)

Aaron Mendelson

Hovercat Dancer (Ep. 8)

Choreography by Natasha Norman (Eps. 7-8)


EPISODE ONE (4/10/10)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez
Video by Adina Valerio

Meet the manly men.

Meet Dirk Swanson (Bryan Krasner), a manly man.

The Manly Men: Mark (Greg Sims), Dirk and Todd (Stephen Simon)... and Todd's polar bear, the mighty Umlauk.
The phone in Todd's ear rings, the phone Dirk put there with his bare hands.  But who could be calling?
Nobody has that number except for the President... and every sexy lady in the world.

Meadow (Erika Salomon) wants her boyfriend Kelly (Matt Valle)
to put it in her... but for some reason, he doesn't wanna.

Meadow's grandmother, Mrs. Craphauler (Shirley Anderson) advises
Meadow to kick Kelly in the shins.  She did.  It didn't work.

Kelly is the one who called Dirk (seen here eating a bowl of nails - dry), to
ask for his help to become manly.  He found Dirk's ad in Dump Truck Monthly.
"Real men read Dump Truck Monthly," notes Dirk approvingly.  They must
go to the Himalayas to find Gerald Constance, the manly man who
mentored Dirk in all things manly.  But how to get there?



Flight of the Hovercats!

"You're meadow's friend, aren't you?"  "We eat dirt together."
Mrs. Craphauler asks Roger (Tegan Cohan) to kill Kelly.
Nobody walks out on Craphauler women!

EPISODE TWO (4/17/10)

Meet Gerald Constance

Landing in the Himalayas.

Meet Gerald Constance (Pat Towne), Dirk's manly mentor.
He lives in an Ice Palace.  Manly!

Gerald boasts to Kelly about his manly deeds.

Kelly can't be a real man unless he has his own hovercat - so they
take him out to Hovercat Field to tame a hovercat of his very own.

Todd and Mark ride Umlauk to the Himalayas. It'll
take several days. "I love Dirk," admits Todd.
That's a manly thing to say, right?"

Roger and Meadow seek Kelly.  Meadow still wants Kelly to put it in her, and
Roger keeps mum as he remembers Mrs. Craphauler's instructions to murder him.
(Also pictured:  Miss Trixie as herself.)

Meadow and Roger run into Todd and Mark,
who, unsuspecting give them a ride.


Manly (and not-so-manly) tales of lions.

Kelly is going to learn how to tame a hovercat.  But first,
a refreshing drink of moist sand and a snack of sandpaper.
"Goes down easier if you dip it in the sand."

Landing in the Himalayas.

Kelly must ride one of Dirk's hovercats, and then jump on
a wild hovercat and hold on until the beast is tamed!

Nose to nose, Gerald and Dirk realize
that Kelly just might be The One...
which means... he's going to have to die.

Kelly's newly-tamed
hovercat (Kimberly Atkinson) speaks to him!
Her name is Ataxia, and he's in danger. She must take him to their
breeding caves, where he will meet the hovercat he is truly destined for...
the hovercat that is still... inside her.

Meadow and Roger arrive, panicked. Umlauk is sick!
Upon leaning who Dirk is, Meadow kicks him in the
ankle and demands he give Kelly back.

"We must find Kelly, for he is missing... and the
fate of the world depends on us getting him back!"

Photos by Aaron Francis

Gerald Constance's manly tales of wildlife and wild times.

Umlauk is dying.  Is it unmanly to cry?  They agree that it is not.

And neither is Todd and Mark giving him mouth to mouth... together. Mouth to mouth... to mouth.

Meadow arrives and points out that Umlauk is already dead... and she tells them
to blame Dirk Swanson.  "Then," vows Todd, Dirk Swanson must pay."

Meanwhile, after a freaked-out Kelly must help Ataxia with the difficult birth
of her child (Julia Griswold), she
warns Kelly that it's not safe here.
They must leave at once.  Hovercat hunters are coming.


OMG TOO CUTE!  Kelly and the baby Hovercat frolic.

Kelly and the Baby Hovercat are way too cute for Dirk.

However, they are stalked by Hovercat hunters Sandy (Scott Leggett) and Barry (Jacob Sidney),
mounted atop their fearsome Battledeer (Hugo Armstrong & Jay Bogdanowitsch)!
Barry, who apparently just farted, doesn't know why Sandy has to humiliate him all the time.

Sandy atop his mount.  Sandy: "Y'know, I love to sensuously kiss my Battledeer on
the neck before I go huntin'!"  Barry (to audience): "That's a him thing, not a me thing."

It hurts the Battledeer's feelings when Barry farts on him.
"When they get back, let's fart on THEM!"
"No one disrespects a Battledeer!"  "YEAH!"

The hunters catch up with Kelly and the baby Hovercat!


The hunters have nearly caught up with Kelly and the baby hovercat!

Meanwhile, it seems that Roger has a crush on Meadow.  In a sudden
burst of assertiveness, he declares that he'll take action and become
a manly man, and soon, Meadow will swoon in his muscle-arms!

Gerald Constance and Dirk arrive to rescue Kelly and the baby hovercat.

There is a fierce battle!

DOOM!  Gerald and Dirk's hovercats are slaughtered, and the baby is captured!

Ataxia arrives and tells Kelly, "This is your moment to find the
courage... this, young Kelly, is where you learn to be A MAN!"


The hunters prepare to eat the baby Hovercat.

Mrs. Craphauler meets Gerald Constance... and sparks fly.

"Leslie, you are the worst butler I've ever had."  "I thought I was your son." Sandy
asks sensitive Leslie to butcher the Hovercat. Leslie doesn't want to.  Instead, Leslie,
alone and outcast, wonders if the baby Hovercat can fly him to where he belongs.

Kelly is also feeling lost.  He just doesn't know who he is.

Kelly's friends, the Hovercats, help him to come to a realization.

"I'M GAY!"
(Hovercats, L-R: Curt Bonnem, JJ Mayes, Ceasar F. Barajas & Jay Bogdanowitsch)


"Look at his steely determination!" says Dirk of Sandy.
"That's about as manly as a man can get."

Sandy and Barry are upset. "I was gonna eat that Hovercat. I WAS
GONNA EAT THE FACE!"  Sandy's going to kill his own son.

Kelly arrives to rescue the baby Hovercat - not knowing she's already gone -
but trips Sandy and Barry's security system.  He runs away.

Dirk no longer cares if Kelly is manly. He just wants him to be happy.  Ataxia tells him
that he hasn't failed Kelly - everything has happened the way it is supposed to happen.
Dirk: "I don't know how appropriate this is... but you are damn sexy."  Ataxia: "I know."

"This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship."

Gerald Constance and Mrs. Craphauler's post-coital pillow talk.

Meadow isn't thrilled by this union, but is happy
to find out that Gerald knows where Kelly is.

Meanwhile, Kelly and Leslie meet... and it's love at first sight.

Happy days are here again!

The pair are blissfully happy...

...until Meadow discovers them.  "KELLY! Is that you!?"  "Uh oh..."