Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
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Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire, Comedy Central’s first foray into the action-adventure fantasy realm, chronicles the deeds of the brave but emotionally insecure Krod and his ineffectual band of freedom fighters—Aneka, the lovely warrioress who uses her beauty (and body) to get she wants; Zezelryck, the sorcerer who’s more mouth than magic; Loquasto, Krod’s dim-witted (and poorly-shooting) servant; and Bruce, known more for his extravagant outfits than his prowess in battle—in their struggle against the evil Chancellor Dongalor (Matt Lucas, Little Britain USA).
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This is a geek love-letter to those followers of Hercules and Xena (I wasn't, but still) along with a slew of other fantasy almost rans (oops! I guess with one season, Krod is among those).
Nonetheless, one to own. You owe yourself the hearty belly laughs (if you can, find a preview of at least the first episode, though... this humor isn't for everyone).
I'd seen several episodes when it originally aired and forgot the name of it until it was featured on Xbox Live one weekend. As soon as I saw it and had the name, I was at my computer ordering it from Amazon (glad that it was available). This is one that will stick with you and could supply quotable inside jokes with your friends for years.
If Monty Python's Holy Grail, The Princess Bride, and Lord of the Rings had an unholy, red-headed foster child, Krod would be it.
* A hero with mediocre fighting skills and the emotional development of a tweener girl who can't get a monagamous relationship established with his hottie fellow adventurer
* The strong, sexually promiscuous warrior - best in the group - who will seduce enemies as readily as fight them
* A simple-minded humanoid with little impulse control or thought of consequence
* A mage who can't actually work magic, but constantly brags himself up
* A socially inept, egomaniacal villain oblivious to anything but his vanity
* Monsters and encounters that skewer the expected scenarios and play out in very questionable ways (A bi-clops?)
There are frequent sexual innuendos and play on words, but these should fly right past kids; no nudity or cursing, though the Racoon Festival might be questionable viewing for some people.
If you saw "Your Highness" and were disappointed as I was because it had potential and simply turned out to be a crap movie, Krod Mandoon is everything you wanted to see.
We absolutely loved this show when it aired. I'm a fan of "intellectual" comedy too, but sometimes it's nice to just laugh at something without having to involve too much brain power if you know what I mean. The humor here is borderline low-brow and almost always over the top. The actors play their parts perfectly, and the interactions between the main characters couldn't be done and better.
The DVD however seems to have some issues, the main one being the closed captioning. No matter how many times you turn it off in the main menu, it will not disable. Trying to watch the show with the captioning on is very distracting and has really hampered our enjoyment of it. We're thrilled that it's been released on DVD, but the CC issue knocks off a few stars.
Krod (which is Dork spelled backwards) is destined to perform brave deeds in the defense of his homeland. With an ineffectual band of freedom fighters, and a sword that almost randomly bursts into flame, Krod must stop the evil Chancellor Dongalor from using the deadly Eye of Gulga Grymna.
Krod's band of misfits bring a very sophisticated dialog to life with abundant humor and absurd premises. The writing is as good as MASH, the acting as good as the Princess Bride, and the situations as crazy as Monte Python.
Krod Mandoon is produced in five episodes. Try to watch just one and you will get sucked into watching the next, then another, and suddenly you've finished the entire story...and want to watch it again. Every time I watch it I find even more humor than before.
An effort by Comedy Central and the BBC, this "special BBC edition" is uncensored and includes extended episodes. As the British would say "This is quite naughty."