Something for the Weekend: Clone High

Clone High

In case you can’t tell by now we are massive fans of The Lego Movie. You should see it at your earliest convenience. If you have some time this weekend though why not check out some of writer/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s other work? Namely their first work, the awesome animated series Clone High.

Yes, they did a TV series in Canada which sadly only lasted one season. Set in a high school entirely populated by clones of historical figures created by a mad scientist at the behest of a shady government agency known as “The Secret Board of Shadowy Figures” Clone High follows Abe Lincoln, Ghandi, Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, and JFK through the trials and tribulations on adolescence.

Like Lord and Miller’s other work Clone High is kind of brilliant in that they subvert your expectations at every level. Abe, for example, is meek and indecisive while Ghandi is a hyperactive jerk (both the opposite of their original counterparts) and the show is both the best execution of and the best satire of the adolescent television of the late 80s and 90s such as Saved by the Bell.

I don’t want to spoil any more of it for you but suffice to say that Clone High is hilarious, fun, witty, smart, original, and all kinds of other great things.

Below are links to purchase copies from iTunes and Amazon, and purchasing them via said links will not only gain you some great stuff to watch it’ll also help us keep the lights on around here so, you know, please do that.

Thanks and have a great weekend!