Assy McGee the Complete Series
Assy McGee isn’t your typical police
officer. He fires his gun indiscriminately, has little regard for both
human life and standard law enforcement procedure and, perhaps most
noticeably of all, is a giant pair of walking buttocks. His partner Don
Sanchez, based rather randomly on underrated Puerto Rican actor Luis
Gutzman, has been shot several times in the line of duty, usually by
Together the pair meander through the
fictionalised realm of Exeter, New Hampshire, solving crimes, just as
frequently causing them, and courting disaster due to Assy’s continual
penchant for murder and mayhem.
The Complete Spread contains all 20
episodes from Seasons 1 and 2, after which time the show was cancelled.
Due to the program’s wilfully idiosyncratic nature it struggled to
maintain respectable levels of both advertising and viewership, but is
another fine example of Adult Swim absurdity that will appeal to fans of
previous AS outings such as Frisky Dingo and 12 Oz. Mouse.
The critical response was largely mixed,
with viewers and reviewers alike largely bemused by the show’s singular
premise and penchant for ruthlessly sending up conventions of
contemporary crime drama by means of an alcoholic, gun-toting anus, but
those willing to be immersed in the tomfoolery will find that Assy
certainly doesn’t stink.