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TV Show Recommendation - Xavier Renegade Angel
Ever wanted to watch a show so dumb, it's clever? Ever wanted to take a psychedelic trip down the absurd? Xavier Renegade Angel is only thing I know that can fulfill these quenches.
Created in 2007 for only two seasons (there should have been more), Xavier Renegade Angel is about a spirit-seeking "enlightened” being named Xavier. He travels around the world like an itinerant preacher in the hopes of helping people. His appearance is rather interesting and reflects the tone of the show. On his head area he has blonde hair, a beak, and is affected by heterochromia iridum (two different colored eyes). His body composes of six nipples, brown fur and a snake as a hand. His lower area contains backward legs and a loincloth to cover his third eye. Each episode of Xavier Renegade Angel is filled with absurd humor, satire, clever wordplay and intriguing dialogue. I recommend this show if you like these attributes in a show.
[Warning: This show can be very offensive and vulgar. If you cannot handle this, I don’t recommend that you watch it. For example, in episode one, a town and its people get sick from a “computer virus” and Xavier tries to cure it with AIDS.]
Moving on, this one-of-a-kind show is filled with amazing absurd humor. In episode two of season one, titled: Chief Beef Loco, Xavier becomes the leader of a drug gang and faces a problem. The cops at any moment could raid the hideout and the gang would have to flush the drugs down the toilet in time before the cops get in. Xavier comes up with a solution: just flush the drugs down the toilet now before the cops come! Another absurd piece of humor in the show is in episode six of season one, titled: World of Hurt B.C. Xavier wishes to go back in time to find out the creator of a painting. He flashes back to two men who were talking about the health dangers of eating bacon and smoking cigarettes. The men warn that each cigarette you smoke takes seventeen minutes off your life and each slice of bacon takes 9 minutes off your life. Xavier in his mind figures that if you smoke cigarettes and eat bacon fast enough, you can go back in time, which he eventually pulls off. (Which according to that logic, should be possible). To go forward in time, he throws up the bacon!
Moreover, from Xavier’s clothing to the show’s use of pan flutes, the show isn’t satirizing Native Americans, but the New Age Movement. (The “spiritual” but “not religious” kind of people.) Xavier many times mimics their behavior and uses their philosophy in his travels. Xavier’s purpose and drive is to help people and “Mother Earth”. He wants to perceived by everyone as benevolent, peaceful and wise. However, underneath all of his “good intentions” he really only cares about himself. Every time he “helps” people, he ends up doing more harm than good. This satirizes practitioners of the New Age movement. On the surface they wish to be perceived just like Xavier – benevolent, peaceful and wise. However, when the veil is lifted, they are just as sinful, unjust, and human as everyone else. They also can end up doing more damage than good like Xavier. New Age Medicine practices such as avoiding vaccines and praying/meditating the decease away are some examples.
Furthermore, my favorite part of the show: the wordplay and dialogue. It is next level! The wordplay and dialogue are incredibly funny and clever. I’ll just leave some examples of my favorites.
“You sound like some total chode’s inability to confront the reality of his past actions.”
Here is a video example of awesome dialogue.
“You’re about as deep as a bowl of soup and your tongue is about as sharp as a soup spoon”
“Unload your troubles unto me, even if it's tough to swallow. I'm used to swallowing huge loads.”
“Man, I must have wolfed a mind-burrito, because I just had a massive brain fart.”
“(The Grand Canyon) ‘twas my mother's nickname. Truckers, delivery guys, men coming in and out of the house all day called her the Grand Canyon, but I never knew why. It's just a great wide gash, spread open for the enjoyment of all to come inside as he pleases and pleasures. Often there's a donkey in there.”
“Dreams. They're the hurricanes that wash the soulfilth from the superdome of our nightmind."
“We’re up poop creek in a turd canoe with a dookie paddle that’s got feces smeared on the part where you put your hands”
In conclusion, Each episode of Xavier Renegade Angel is filled with absurd humor, satire, clever wordplay and intriguing dialogue. I recommend this show if you like these attributes in a show. However, It’s difficult show to describe. The best way to understand it is to watch it! Below are some links of how to watch it.