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“Delocated.” Watch it.

 

I’m gonna give you some advice that will change your life for the better. You can thank me later.

Actually, I just said it in the title.

But it bears repeating: watch Delocated.


You may know Jon Glaser as Ehud Henkleman (call him Chris), the irreligious Rosh Hashanah shofar player from Late Night with Conan O’Brien — last episode tonight! sniff, sniff — where he was a longtime writer, or as Dave “Tiny Hands” Gordon, or as one half, with Jon Benjamin, of the Fuggedabuddies.

Now, at long last, Glaser has his own show (Adult Swim, Thursdays at 10:30), and it’s the best thing to happen to TV since, well, at least since Conan and Colbert did that string dance-off the other night.

“Jon” and his family “Susan” (Nadia Dajani) and “David” (Jacob Kogan) have been enrolled in the Federal Witness Protection Program. So, naturally, they move from their suburban home to New York City to star in a reality TV show. Don't worry, it's safe: their identities are concealed behind black balaclavas and garbling voice modulators.

Glaser's fellow Conan writer and bit player Kevin Dorff is the Secret Service agent assigned to protect the family, and ever-more-ubiquitous Eugene Mirman plays Yvgeny Mirminski, the Russian mobster who tries to kill “Jon” and his family between his open-mic standup gigs. (He’s a bad shot, as Paul Rudd learns the hard way.)

Any further written description of Delocated's understated and uncomfortable comedic sense, its pitch-perfect performances will be unable to do the hilarity justice. (As Twain once said: “Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog: you understand it better, but the frog dies in the process.”)

Just watch this...

 

 

And, if you like it...

WATCH: The Pilot

LISTEN: Jon Glaser’s appearance on The Best Show on WFMU (streaming MP3)

And then tune in next Thursday at 10:30 (it’s like desert after an Office/30 Rock main course) and then the Thursday after that. Hopefully enough people will follow suit that Delocated will get picked up for another season where the episodes will be 30 minutes instead of 15.


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