Dicktown’s John Hodgman Says Posting Wordle Scores Is Like Whistling

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The 1st factor you want to know about the FXX animated collection Dicktown is that it can be brimming with nonsense and ridiculousness. The demonstrate follows a previous star boy detective turned a lot less-outstanding grownup John Hunchman, performed by writer, comedian and podcast host John Hodgman. In each individual episode, Hunchman and his previous higher faculty archnemesis turned good friend David Purefoy, played by comic and cartoonist David Rees, address a secret in their hometown of Richardsville, North Carolina, which is nicknamed Dicktown.

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Along with David Rees, John Hodgman produced and stars in the FXX animated series Dicktown.


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The subsequent detail you have to have to know about Dicktown is that the mysteries are as foolish as they are satisfying. Each episode’s title, like The Secret of the Lacking Pimento Cheese Recipe or The Secret of the Marauding Mascot, demonstrates the alternatively uncomplicated endeavor the two detectives should unravel. But it is Hunchman and Purefoy’s tactic and the inevitable road blocks they endure that make Dicktown a genuine gem.

The previous point you need to know about Dicktown is that it truly is made by Floyd Studios, which is powering the series Archer. Dicktown’s animated fashion attracts on ’80s cartoons like Scooby-Doo, Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse. I love that Hunchman and Purefoy are drawn to glimpse identical to the actual Hodgman and Rees.

Blessed for me Hodgman was my guest on CNET’s I am So Obsessed podcast to go over all things associated to Dicktown. And as much as the present characteristics Hodgman and Rees as a duo, there are some astounding folks serving to them out.

“It can be not just me and David Rees. We’ve received Stephen Tobolowsky in here taking part in my dad. Kristen Schaal arrives back again in period 2 as Kendra the psychic. Jean Grae, my dear friend and an occasional guest bailiff and unbelievable polymathic artist, will come back as Monica cosplaying qualified. Amy Sedaris is in this season. Jamie Lee Curtis is in this year,” stated Hodgman. “You can find just an extremely proficient voice solid. Paul F. Tompkins and Janie Haddad Tompkins. We received to operate with all of our friends, and they’re also outstanding.”

New episodes of Dicktown are out on Thursday evenings on FXX, and you can watch the initially time as nicely as any accessible episodes for year 2 on Hulu. Pay attention to my full interview with Hodgman in the podcast player at the leading of this write-up. He talks not only about Dicktown but also his everyday living as a podcast faux judge, what his previous Each day Display character the Deranged Millionaire would be up to and how a lesson he realized from the boom mic operator on Apple’s Mac and Pc Television advertisements applies to Wordle.

“To me, it [Wordle] comes down to the insight that was afforded to me by the boom microphone operator on the established of the Apple adverts. Just one working day I was whistling amongst will take. I was whistling a wonderful tune, some form of diddy. I whistle extremely nicely. And he said — he came down concerning takes and he stated, ‘You know, John, the factor about whistling is the only individual who enjoys whistling is the a person who’s whistling,'” said Hodgman. “It really is specifically legitimate if it is your occupation to have me in your ears all day lengthy. I imagine that sharing the Wordle score is a minor little bit like whistling. But the fact is everybody gets to whistle.”

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