The Bottom Line
- Fresh premise.
- Chemistry between main actors.
- Social commentary.
- Will they be stuck at sea all the time?
- Stars Scott Adsit (Moral Orel, Robot Chicken) as Don and Brendon Small (Home Movies) as Kevin.
- Actors are filmed as live action. The world around them is animated.
- Part of Adult Swim's Pilot Week
Guide Review - Let's Fish
I really enjoyed this Adult Swim pilot. Let's Fish is silly and thought-provoking at the same time. For instance, in a fantasy about eating at a fancy restaurant, Don and Kevin argue about whether the fantasy is racist if the waiter is black, which leads to truly racist images appearing in the fantasy (like, right now, don't think about elephants. You can't!), and the guilt that comes with accidentally thinking racist thoughts.
We also meet a raft full of Cubans, who are bringing with them all their belongings, including their car, their bling and their finest clothes. When we meet them, they're chomping away on food, but will not offer our starving protagonists anything because they say Americans have all they could want, so they don't need any more.
The most ambitious part of Let's Fish happens next: a musical number. I don't mean a rap song a la Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I mean a full on Broadway-style song, a la Family Guy. For a low budget Adult Swim cartoon, a musical number like that, even animated, is ambitious.
All in all, Let's Fish was my favorite pilot of Adult Swim's "Night of 1000 Pilots." I could relax and laugh, and even hum along.