XAVIER: RENEGADE ANGEL – Season 1 audio tracks (2007)
In honor of the premiere of the second season of the bar-none most twisted show on American television, information pills I present to you the audio tracks of the first season of “Xavier: Renegade Angel”.
“Xavier”, medicine one of the shows in the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup, about it is brought to you by the same flat-out geniuses behind the short-lived MTV show “Wonder Showzen”, the childrens’ educational PBS-style show parody that went so far beyond the trappings of its own description that I’ll let Josh Modell of The Onion’s A.V. Club sum it up best:
With few exceptions, TV seeks to be broad, accessible, and inoffensive. Boundary-pushing shows do exist, but there are unspoken lines that most don’t even bother approaching. Enter Wonder Showzen, a half-hour MTV2 program that feels like Sesame Street reared by smart, cynical, degenerate wolves. (A disclaimer before each episode states, “The stark, ugly, and profound truths Wonder Showzen exposes may be soul-crushing to the weak of spirit. If you allow a child to watch this show, you are a bad parent or guardian.”)
Now, picture a show that goes even further than the above description, and you’ve got “Xavier”, which I’ll again defer to elsewhere (Wikia.com this time) for a succinct description:
The show is centered around Xavier (voice of Vernon Chatman). He is a wanderer with backward knees, six nipples, a beak, snake hand, and heterochromic eyes. He travels across the land looking for the truth of his uncertain origin and trying to help those in need, but usually always ends up doing the complete opposite. He speaks in a new age-y turns of phrase which turns into large amounts of gibberish.
The show’s animation is done by Cinematico. It has CGI-animation characteristic of late 1990s 3-D video games. Visual glitches are able to be seen frequently throughout the show. The show features large amounts of adult language, innuendo, violence, gore, and usually minor sexual themes.
“Xavier” is so jam-packed with rapid-fire gags that it’s impossible to take each episode in properly in one sitting. The isolated audio tracks from each episode are themselves dense and layered, like the great Nichols & May sketches, or the BBC radio version of “The Mighty Boosh”.