The Drinky Crow Show

The Drinky Crow Show
The Drinky Crow Show
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Genre Animated series,
Black comedy
Created by Tony Millionaire
Eric Kaplan
Starring Dino Stamatopoulos
David Herman
Becky Thyre
Pamela Adlon
Eric Kaplan
Tony Millionaire
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11 (List of episodes)
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s) Mirari Films
Williams Street
Original channel Adult Swim
Picture format 4:3 SDTV (pilot only)
16:9 HDTV
Original run Pilot: May 13, 2007;
November 23, 2008 (2008-11-23)
January 25, 2009 (2009-01-25)
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The Drinky Crow Show is an American animated television series created by Eric Kaplan and Tony Millionaire, based on the latter's comic strip Maakies. The pilot episode aired on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim on May 13, 2007.[1][2] The series premiered on November 23, 2008 and ended January 25, 2009. The cancellation of the show was confirmed by a Maakies comic.[3]

Dino Stamatopoulos provided the voice of the titular character and David Herman the voices of Uncle Gabby and Captain Maak. Millionaire's wife Becky Thyre co-starred as the voice of the Captain's Daughter and Phoebe Bird. Pamela Adlon provided the voice of Mademoiselle DeBoursay, as well as many of the other female characters. Creators Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan also provided additional voices. They Might Be Giants perform the show's theme song.



The show centers around Drinky Crow (an often drunk crow) and Uncle Gabby described as a drunken Irish monkey. It has a nineteenth century nautical setting, where the main characters are constantly at war with the French, who are mostly alligators. It is characterized by graphic violence and surreal humor, so it normally is rated TV-MA V.[4]


The animation is somewhat unique in that, although it is CGI-animated and rendered in 3D using Maya,[5] its resolution and its color palette are deliberately kept low. This gives the show a more traditional cel-animated look, reminiscent of 1950s children's TV cartoon shows. Matt Danner and Eddie Trigeruos are show animators, while physical production is handled at Mirari Films.[6]


  • Drinky Crow (Dino Stamatopoulos) - A desperate, depressed, tormented romantic, suicidal, alcoholic crow.
  • Uncle Gabby (David Herman) - A self-centered, stubborn, overweight Irish monkey who is only after girls and booze. He tends to only think of himself and sometimes tries to manipulate Drinky Crow.
  • Phoebe Bird (Becky Thyre) - Drinky Crow's on-again, off-again, long-suffering sober Seagull girlfriend. She used to date a Walrus, but lost interest with him as he kept bringing his work home.
  • Captain Maak (David Herman) - The brutal, lash-wielding, captain of the boat Drinky Crow and Uncle Gabby work on. He is an American who doesn't care much for Uncle Gabby. He will only allow homosexuals near his daughter but that was only in one episode this was proven.
  • Captain's Daughter (Becky Thyre) - A flirtatious, barefooted, sadistic, Betty Boop-style character who, like her title, is the captain's daughter. Her real name is never given and the characters refer to her as 'Captain's Daughter' (which is likely her real name.). Her hobbies include never bathing and flossing her teeth while taking dumps.
  • Lieutenant Vronchy (Dino Stamatopoulos) - An evil alligator who also is a naval captain for France.
  • Mademoiselle DeBoursay (Pamela Adlon) - The French spy who works for Lieutenant Vronchy. She is able to sneak in and out mostly by seducing Uncle Gabby and Drinky Crow.


Season 1: 2007-2009

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
Pilot "Pilot" May 13, 2007 (2007-05-13) 000
While out at sea, Drinky Crow spots a mermaid, but Uncle Gabby will not believe him (thinking that Drinky Crow was drunk). 
1 "Beer Goggles" November 23, 2008 (2008-11-23) 101
After being dumped, Drinky Crow cuts out his eyes and replaces them with beer goggles so that he can date a hideous bar skank without being disgusted with himself. Guest stars: Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie 
2 "Whale Show" November 30, 2008 (2008-11-30) 104
When Drinky Crow's girlfriend dies horribly, he decides to convert his grief into money at a marine theme park that specializes in sex, violence, and meta-humor. 
3 "God Of Monkeys" December 7, 2008 (2008-12-07) 106
Uncle Gabby gives Drinky Crow a hernia, and feels guilt for the first time in his life, so he orders an immense Monkey God from the internet. 
4 "Organs" December 14, 2008 (2008-12-14) 103
Drinky Crow infuriates his brain by quitting drinking, Gabby dates a sexy French spy trapped in a cage, and a young syphilis with a lot to prove fights his bladder. 
5 "Old Girlfriend" December 21, 2008 (2008-12-21) 105
Drinky Crow's old girlfriend comes back into his life but is only interested in sex and slavery. Guest stars: Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie
6 "Tunnel Girls" December 28, 2008 (2008-12-28) 102
Uncle Gabby dates a girl who is looking for a cheap thrill before her wedding night, while a harem of girls who can turn into a race car try to seduce Drinky Crow. Guest stars: Maurice LaMarche 
7 "Elephant Man" January 4, 2009 (2009-01-04) 107
Drinky Crow befriends a hideous freak with Proteus syndrome on a suicide hotline, and Uncle Gabby resolves to steal him away for himself. 
8 "Bar" January 11, 2009 (2009-01-11) 108
The sleazy Maakies bar becomes gentrified and Drinky Crow is inspired to commit many horrible and gruesome murders. 
9 "Aspire" January 18, 2009 (2009-01-18) 109
Drinky Crow must solve two mysteries — where the ship's rats are coming from and where the French spy DeBoursay is hiding her atomic reactor. The two solutions are as surprising as they are disgusting. Guest star: Jackie Mason
10 "Peace" January 25, 2009 (2009-01-25) 110
Series finale. When Peace breaks out, Drinky Crow discovers his girlfriend is expecting eggs, and joins a torture and revenge racket to make ends meet. 

Home release

Although The Drinky Crow Show has never been released on DVD, all episodes, excluding the pilot, are available on iTunes. The episodes are also available on Adult Swim Video as well as the "Build Your Own DVD" feature on the Adult Swim website.


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