via press release:
The Kids are back and funnier than ever with their fifth and final farewell season
IFC’S OUTRAGEOUS SKETCH COMEDY SERIES RETURNS APRIL 15, 2011, 10:30PM ET/PT
The award-winning debauched comedy troupe, The Whitest Kids U’ Know, returns to IFC this spring with ten all-new 30-minute episodes premiering on Friday, April 15 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.
In the past four seasons, The Whitest Kids U’ Know has built up a devoted and fervent following while also impressing the critics – Entertainment Weekly hailed it as “bizarre, edgy, and hilarious,” while the San Francisco Chronicle enthused “WKUK wallows frequently in potty-mouth humor and somehow makes it seem almost sophisticated.” The series pushes sketch comedy to a whole new level of depraved genius and this farewell season ups the ante like never before.
This season, Trevor, Zach, Sam, Darren and Timmy are providing sardonic cracks on politics, gender, suburbia, and sex while featuring some of their most creative, hilarious, and often shocking material to date. Fans can expect to meet a whole new cast of characters including sex phone worker “Baked Beans”; world class Didgeradoo player “Sal Rosenberg”; child do-gooder “Little Hitler” and many more. The Kids will also feature commercials for some of their latest absurd inventions like the children’s fashion accessory “the Finger Ring”; the next level in nerf combat, the “Nerf Nuke”; and nicotine replacement device “Nic-O-Dick.” Additionally, each episode of this farewell season will end with a segment of an extended re-imagining of the Civil War as a war on drugs (as only the Kids could do).
The troupe’s jolting popularity has made their story the stuff of web legend. Their earliest viral videos became instant web sensations – among YouTube’s top-ranked (more than 5 million views for Abe Lincoln and counting!), a CollegeHumor fave, a festival pick (winner of the 2006 Aspen Comedy Festival Best Sketch Comedy Troupe Award), and deemed one of ’10 Comics to Watch’ by Variety.
The Whitest Kids U’ Know is executive produced by Jim Biederman (The Kids in the Hall, The Tom Green Show, The Howard Stern Radio Show). For IFC, Christine Lubrano, Debbie DeMontreux and Jennifer Caserta serve as Executive Producers.
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THE WHITEST KIDS U’ KNOW EPISODES 1 – 5
EPISODE 1 – Premieres April 15 @ 10:30PM ET/PT
Sketches include: Baked Beans- infomercial for one of the world’s hottest sex call worker who erotically douses herself with baked beans; Little Hitler- how one hit of marijuana pushed Hitler over the edge; Songs of Olden Times- a new CD featuring such hit songs as “I’m Your Child Bride” and “That Women is Having her Period.” Also in this episode: War Letter, Finger Ring Friends and Civil War on Drugs.
EPISODE 2 – Premieres April 22 @ 10:30PM ET/PT
Sketches include: Slow Mo Squirrel- as the Kids hot box a car, a rogue squirrel jumps through the sun roof causing havoc; First Date- what do you do if on your first date, the guy orders dog crap? Old Folks Home- Trevor makes a music video on the benefits of visiting the elderly.” Also in this episode: Wedding Flip Flop, Ocean 2.0, Anne Frank and Civil War on Drugs.
EPISODE 3 – Premieres April 29 @ 10:30PM ET/PT
Sketches include: John Williams- John finally figures out his perfect theme song, only to forget it in the morning; Herpes Commercial – a sincere public service announcement for the STD; Bikini Day- two kids lure their unsuspecting dad into an intervention. Also in this episode: Jizzle, Ants, Darren & the Giraffe and Civil War on Drugs.
EPISODE 4 – Premieres May 6 @ 10:30PM ET/PT
Sketches include: Spanking Dads- Dads discuss that the best way to discipline children is by corporal punishment; Teacher’s Union- at a teacher’s meeting, the staff are told to do away with the traditional grading system; Didgeradoo- legendary Didgeradoo player, Sal Rosenberg, plays his soulful tunes. Also in this episode: Firetruck Pullover, Careful Commandos, MacDougals, Digging People Up and Civil War on Drugs.
EPISODE 5- Premieres May 13 @ 10:30PM ET/PT
Sketches include: Stork Factory- the baby factory takes on a sinister tone when one of their employee’s turns into a baby killer; Nerf Nuke- kids embark on nerf warfare. Also in this episode: Black Light, Nic-O-Dick, and Civil War on Drugs.