Bad Samaritans
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GenreComedy
StarringBrian Kubach
Julianna Guill
Tommy Snider
Alice Hunter
Robert LaSardo
David Faustino
ComposerMac Quayle
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerWalt Becker
ProducersKelly Hayes
Ross Putman
Running time30 minutes
DistributorZero Day Fox
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseMarch 31, 2013 (2013-03-31)

Bad Samaritans is an American comedy web series produced by Walt Becker, Kelly Hayes, and Ross Putman.[1] It premiered on Netflix on March 31, 2013, and various digital distribution platforms on April 2, 2013. Bad Samaritans is no longer available on Netflix.[2]

Premise

When Jake and Drew's anniversary picnic turns into a massive breakup that accidentally starts a raging wildfire, they are both sentenced to 2,000 hours of community service which they have to serve together. Each week, they join a ragtag group of degenerates that includes lifelong stoner Hagerty, aspiring socialite Trainy, former biker gang member Doug, and their Napoleonic parole officer Dax Wendell to complete degrading assignments. While performing menial tasks like assisting the elderly, picking up trash, and euthanizing dogs, Jake and Drew continue to deal with their breakup and the constant nightmare of doing the worst jobs in the world, for no money, with their ex.

Cast and characters

The show focuses on a community service parole group and their parole officer.

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
code
1"Pilot"Joe BurkeArbi Pedrossian, Becky Bain, Michelle Lewis, Ryan Burns,
Ryan Sandoval, Tim Saccardo & Worm Miller
March 31, 2013 (2013-03-31)UAG101
After their anniversary picnic gets out of control, Drew and Jake are sentenced to serve 2000 hours of community service. Their first assignment is at the retirement home where Drew's grandmother lives, and the two must go to great lengths to hide the fact that they've broken up.
2"Dog Pound"Jay DiazArbi Pedrossian, Becky Bain & Michelle LewisMarch 31, 2013 (2013-03-31)UAG102
The gang gets assigned to work at an animal shelter. While Hagerty and Doug struggle to euthanize the strays, Jake tries to make Drew jealous.
3"Trash Mountain"JJ AdlerSoop Jones, Ryan Burns & Ryan SandovalMarch 31, 2013 (2013-03-31)UAG103
The gang must search through the woods for an important wedding ring, with the promise of halving their mandated community service hours. However, things get complicated when Hagerty finds psychedelic mushrooms.
4"Middle School Detention"Chris JaymesArbi Pedrossian & Worm MillerMarch 31, 2013 (2013-03-31)UAG104
The gang spends their Saturday watching over detention at a local Middle School. What they originally expected to be an easy assignment turns hellish when the students are revealed to be sadistic brats.
5"Wendell's Party"Joe BurkeArbi Pedrossian & Worm MillerMarch 31, 2013 (2013-03-31)UAG105
After getting a new job as a police chief in Mexico, Wendell assigns the gang to cater his going-away party.

References

  1. ^ "Ineffable Pictures Names Ross Putman Creative Executive". The Hollywood Reporter. January 25, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  2. ^ Regalado, Michelle (15 November 2017). "Netflix Shows That Are Complete Flops". Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Retrieved 19 February 2020.