One of the more endearing underground comic book phenomenon of my lifetime, and on every college student’s reading list at some point has to be Gilbert Shelton’s The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.
Debuting in May 1968 in an underground newspaper called The Rag, I can’t believe it’s taken until now for a bonafide animated adaption to come together. But, don’t get your hopes up yet, as this is the only episode in existence. For now.
These 60s-era stoners are brought to life and travel through time to contemporary America, in pilot episode “Kentucky Fried Freaks” over on YouTube, courtesy of the producers of Highly Gifted and King of the Hill, and animated by Starburns Industries. But be warned, it does contain mature material, as you’d expect from a bunch of dudes who spend most of their day in a haze of green mist and avoiding the draft. Although, there is a promise of more episodes coming this Fall.
So, why not meet Freewheelin’ Franklin Freek (Woody Harrelson), Fat Freddy Freekowtski (John Goodman), Phineas T. Phreakers (Pete Davidson) and their foul-mouthed cat, Kitty (Tiffany Haddish) and see what you think of this time-travelling, trippin’ treat. It’s all good, man.