If you consider yourself even a casual comedy observer, you are undoubtedly a fan of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, the classic animated series that ran on Comedy Central from 1995 to 1999. Not only was it an amazing vehicle for comedian Jonathan Katz, but it also launched the career of Jon Benjamin who, as the lead voices in Archer and Bob’s Burgers, has gone on to become one of the best voice actors of our time.
Well, the Emmy-winning Katz is back in a new animated series called Death Row Diet, wherein he plays a prisoner who is simultaneously waiting out his time before he’s executed and trying desperately to stick to his Weight Watchers plan. Katz’ character routinely gets counsel from his lawyer, played by veteran comedy writer, author and actor Tom Leopold.
There’s a snag, however. According to the show’s producer and animator Mike Salva, the studio that decided to back the project has now decided to do the opposite. They’re gone. And Salva and co. are turning to Kickstarter to raise the $20,000 they need to make the show a reality. Check out the pitch video below and visit the official Kickstarter page for more details and a list of rewards. Oh, and if you haven’t seen Dr. Katz, you should remedy that immediately.
And if you want to check out the original animated Death Row Diet short, just peep it below!