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Based on Gilbert Shelton’s acclaimed comics “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” and animated by award-winning Starburns Industries (Rick & Morty), the series is set in modern day San Francisco. It features four cannabIs-loving, time-travelling “Freaks” from the late 1960s – Freewheelin’ Franklin (Woody Harrelson), Phineas (Pete Davidson), Fat Freddy (John Goodman) and Fat Freddy’s Cat aka “Kitty” (Tiffany Haddish).

Back in 1969 when the Freaks weren’t hanging out at Woodstock, they were dodging the draft, dodging the Narcs and dodging steady employment. But after smoking a magic strain of weed, laid-back Franklin, paranoid Phineas, man-chIld Freddy, and sardonic Kitty are Rip-Van-Winkled into the future. They wake up 50 years later in their renovated house, which Is now owned by the Switzer famIly -- ethnically diverse, certifiably woke “trippin’ squares.” While the tech-savvy Switzers help guide the Freaks through the rat race of a strange new world, the Freaks – who are unburdened by the baggage of modern life – help the family embrace the values of a simpler time.

HIstory of the Freak Brothers

Based on a classic underground comic The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers created by Gilbert Shelton, The Freak Brothers are the original Cheech & Chong. 

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Gilbert Shelton

First published in 1968, the comic presented a critique of the establishment while satirizing 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 unruly trio - Freewheelin' Franklin Freek, Phineas Phreakears, 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 Brothers attempting 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.

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