Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, In 250 Words Or Less

my editor asked me to do a review of Dino Stamatopoulos new offering on [adult swim], Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole in 250 words or less, so here goes:

Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole is stop-motion animation ala Moral Orel, only it’s not nearly as funny. this show makes about as much sense as the title would imply. Dr. Frankenstein creates a wormhole whereby celebrities can travel thru time. DWAH?!? the pilot episode is centered around Michael Jackson’s fully-grown son, Blanket, bringing the king of pop back to life, only to bore him back to death. the second episode I watched is just as bad. Thomas Jefferson (voiced by long-time Dino collaborator, Scott Adsit) is having trouble satisfying his slaves, so he travels thru time to collect the best attributes of various black celebrities. there’s also a lame musical number thrown in for good measure. the best part of the show are the intros by Dino and Andy Dick, dressed as Dracula and Frankenstein, respectively. Dino’s daughter, Tigger, supplies the voice of Igor.

I had reasonable expectations for this show, b/c I like Moral Orel and The Drinky Crow Show, but this show isn’t even as funny as Dino’s one-off pilot Yappy Broads. I don’t even know how it managed to get a full season, when more deserving shows like Derrick Beckles hilarious Totally For Teens was dropped after the pilot. if nothing else, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole reiterates my belief that I can one day get an idea made in to a TV show…




One Response to “Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, In 250 Words Or Less”

  1. Clint Says:

    Editor, hehehe

    I was kind of out of it when I watched both eps, but they still made me laugh.

    But it’s definiteley no Moral Orel

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