Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule

Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule
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Genre Comedy
Created by John C. Reilly
Tim Heidecker
Eric Wareheim
Starring John C. Reilly
Composer(s) Tim Heidecker
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) John C. Reilly
Tim Heidecker
Eric Wareheim
Running time 12 minutes
Production company(s) Abso Lutely Productions
Williams Street
Original channel Adult Swim
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original run May 16, 2010 (2010-05-16) – June 20, 2010 (2010-06-20)
Preceded by Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Related shows Tom Goes to the Mayor
External links

Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule is a spin-off of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, starring John C. Reilly as Dr. Steve Brule, a character from Awesome Show. The series premiered on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim, on May 16, 2010, and ended on June 20, 2010, with a total of six episodes.



Tim Heidecker described the show to Entertainment Weekly as:

...a show that genuinely feels like this guy made it himself. It's as if it's 4:30 in the morning he had snuck into the studio to make this show without getting permission. It's bare bones. Lots of technical problems. Just a mess. The whole thing is a big mess. A big beautiful mess.[1]

The program follows Dr. Brule as he attempts to discover (or "check out") different facets of living. His severe naiveté and social awkwardness generally land him in embarrassing situations, though he himself remains ignorant. Each episode begins with a poem or lyric pertaining to the subject of the show. Dr. Steve Brule credits the work, usually mispronouncing the author's name. His mispronunciations are a staple of the show (mispronouncing the name of nutritionist Dr. Johnny Boden both as "Dr. Jimmy Brungus" and "Dr. Jungy Brogan"). He reveals some shocking details about his past and personal life through candid behavior and confessions as the series progresses.

During an interview for Esquire, Reilly was asked about his experiences on the show. Although Reilly did not mind answering the question, he preferred not to elaborate on his character Steve Brule. He stated, "his persona would be more interesting if left a mystery", and felt the more he himself would elaborate on Brule's character the less interesting it would become to him.[2]

The show also has a recurring character by the name of Terry Bruge-Hiplo, as played by Robert Axelrod. Terry has in-between spots announcing movie reviews and news updates.


Season 1: 2010

# Title Original air date Prod. Code
1 "Food" May 16, 2010 (2010-05-16) 101
Dr. Steve Brule talks about one of life's most essential means of survival: food. He meets waitress Sunshine, with whom he makes a surprising connection. We learn about preparing sushi. Dr. Brule discusses nutrition with Dr. Johnny Boden. 
2 "Relationships" May 23, 2010 (2010-05-23) 102
Dr. Steve Brule explores the wonders of relationships and sex. Dr. Brule interviews Dr. Don Davis about sex. Plus a look at Yesterday's Weather. Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim guest star as Channel 5's married news team, Jan and Wayne Skylar. 
3 "Family" May 30, 2010 (2010-05-30) 103
Dr. Steve discusses the importance of family. The Doctor visits his mother, Dorris Pringle-Brule, his magician uncle, Gary Brule, and his (non-existent) older brother, Stan Brule. Dr. Brule meets his estranged father in a park, who is later revealed to be a mere look-alike. Plus a look at sports. 
4 "Health" June 6, 2010 (2010-06-06) 104
Dr. Steve discusses the topic of being ugly or pretty. A look at a high school quarterback. Also, spiritual health. Maria Bamford guest stars, and porn star Ms. Deja appears in aerobics segment. 
5 "Fear" June 13, 2010 (2010-06-13) 105
Dr. Steve addresses his fear of puppets. A visit to a puppet theater leads to a bad dream. An injury occurs during jack-o-lantern making. David Liebe Hart guest stars. 
6 "Friendship" June 20, 2010 (2010-06-20) 106
Series finale. Dr. Steve Brule visits a local male strip club in an effort to seek out new friends. He invites his neighbor Steve to assist him on his search for friends. Dr. Brule ends up passed out in a gay bar, revealing his own deep depression. The season ends on a high note when Steve is met by a mysterious saxophonist who tells him "Steve, don't let the turkeys get you down. You've got to fly like an eagle, not be like a turkey," the saxophonist then takes off his sunglasses and reveals himself to be none other than Dr. Steve Brule. 

DVD release

In November 2010, Eric Wareheim announced that Season One of Check It Out! would be released on DVD on February 8, 2011 by Adult Swim, but the date was later pushed back by Adult Swim. The DVD will include all six episodes of the show, with bonus features such as deleted and extended scenes.

Additionally, all of the episodes are available on the "Build Your Own DVD" feature on the Adult Swim website.


External links

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