The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
Based on a classic underground comic created by Gilbert Shelton, The Freak Brothers are the original Cheech & Chong. First published in 1968, the comic presented a critique of the establishment while satirising counterculture. It was risqué to do comics with weed subject matter so for years Gilbert had to print the comic strips on underground presses. The Freak Brothers became a beloved cult phenomenon selling over 40 million comics worldwide in 16 languages.
The titular trio — Freewheelin' Franklin Freek, Phineas Phreak, and Fat Freddy Freekowtski — have boogied and blasted their way through countless weed-wacked shenanigans that, no matter what the specific details, always come down to the Bros attempt to score schwag, charm the ladies, and outrun The Man... often with hilariously unsuccessful results. The Brothers’ lives revolve around the procurement and enjoyment of recreational drugs, particularly Marijuana. They are known for their use of weed, stimulants, hallucinogens, and are friends to any mind-melting hippy drugs – though they tend to stick away from crack and heroin. Many of their storylines revolve around their basic needs – the need to eat, the need to smoke, the need to party, the need for the opposite sex, the need to sleep.
WTG is re-inventing the Freak Brothers and is currently in production with a 4-part mini animation TV Series scheduled to be released at the end of October 2019. In the first quarter of 2020 our full length 22 minute 8 episode animation series will be released.
In 1969, Phineas T. Phreakers, Freewheelin’ Franklin Freek, & Fat Freddy Freekowtski have their lives all figured out. They live outside the system in San Francisco in its hippie heyday, avoiding work at all costs, scrounging for weed, and dodging the narcs. But after smoking a genetically mutated strain of marijuana, the Freaks fall asleep for fifty years, waking up in a much stranger and alien San Francisco. They’re used to a world of free love, communal living, and political protest. Now, they find themselves fish out of water in a high tech world of fourth-wave feminism, extreme gentrification, and political correctness. It’s not all bad though: at least pot is legal now! Together, with their sarcastic, untrustworthy cat Kitty, they’ll have to navigate the bizarre ins and outs of life in 2020.
Alan Freedland & Alan Cohen
Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland are Emmy-winning comedy writers. They have worked as writer/producers on TV shows such as “King of the Hill” and “American Dad.” They also co-created the Comedy Central cult hit “Kid Notorious starring Robert Evans.” Additionally, they were Showrunners on Amazon’s comedy series “Betas.”
They wrote the movie “Due Date” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis and directed by Todd Phillips, which grossed over $200 million worldwide. Cohen and Freedland have also written feature scripts for all the major studios, most recently “Rocky Mountain High” for Ice Cube and Universal.
Adam Devine & Blake Anderson
Co-created and wrote COMEDY CENTRAL's hit comedy WORKAHOLICS. Already a growing success, the show ended its summer season with an average of 2 million viewers per show, establishing itself as the highest rated series in its time slot among Men 18-24 and Men 18-34. Adam and Blake established sketch group Mail Order Comedy which has headlined sold out comedy shows all over the nation
John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky
John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky’s first writing job was on "The High Life" series for HBO before moving on to FOX’s "King of the Hill" where they were the Executive Producer/Show Runners for the final 7 seasons. Then they were EPs on the relaunch of “Beavis & Butt-Head” for MTV. and later Created and Executive Produced "Silicon Valley" for HBO and “Lopez” for TV Land.
In Features they produced Mike Judge's "Extract" and co-wrote "Blades of Glory" starring Will Ferrell and “Action Point” starring Johnny Knoxville.
They have received several Emmy nominations and have won an Environmental Media Award.
Daniel lehrer & jeremy lehrer
Daniel and Jeremy Lehrer are identical twin comedy writers. They created “Highly Gifted,” a show based on their socially-challenging childhood, with a cast that included Kesha, Ron Funches, and Oscar-winner Nat Faxon. “Highly Gifted” ran two seasons on Snapchat and built to 50 million views.
Daniel and Jeremy’s satirical single-panel cartoon account (@lehrerboys) has over 100k followers, and covers everything from “selfie etiquette” to gender-neutral toilets.
Meet the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
“Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope.” - Freewheelin Franklin Freek
PHINEAS T. PHREAK
Phineas is the intellectual idealist of the group. He has enough mastery of chemistry and engineering to create new drugs and inventions, and has a keen interest in politics. Of the three, he is the most committed to social change and environmental issues. He is from Texas, and is the hairiest of the brothers with a beard and glasses. He is the stereotypical left-wing radical.
FAT FREDDY FREEKOWTSKI
Fat Freddy is the least intelligent of the trio, and spends most of his time eating, drinking, or doing drugs. He is fat with curly yellow hair. His compulsion to eat is the subject of several of their adventures. He is so stupid that he often times gets ripped off when he is trying to buy things, from bikes to cars to apartments to most importantly, drugs. He is from Cleveland, Ohio.
FREEWHEELIN’ FRANKLIN FREEK
Freewheelin’ Franklin is the most laidback street-smart member of the trio. He has always been on the streets since he was an orphan, and he appears several years older than the other two. He is tall and skinny and has a bulbous nose, a waterfall mustache, and a ponytail. He potentially has at least one child that he is not in contact with.
FAT FREDDY’S CAT
Fat Freddy’s Cat appears mainly on his own, separately from the other comics. Many of his strips parallel the storyline corresponding to the Freak Brothers’ story, and many have themes involving poop and general physical comedy and hijinks. He has several nephews, and tends to have wars against cockroaches and mice that live near Freddy’s apartment. He is also the subject of several spin-off comics.