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Good Vibes
Two boys both wearing shorts and barefoot one with blond hair and one with brown hair smile while carrying surfboards. Above them shows the title.
GenreComedy
Created byDavid Gordon Green
Brad Ableson
Mike Clements
Developed byTom Brady
Brad Ableson
Mike Clements
Voices ofJosh Gad
Adam Brody
Debi Mazar
Jake Busey
Tony Hale
Danny McBride
Olivia Thirlby
Alan Tudyk
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producersTom Brady
Brad Ableson
David Gordon Green
Mike Clements
Running time20 minutes
Production companiesWerner Entertainment
Rough House
Not the QB Pro.
Six Point Harness
Warner Horizon Television
MTV Production Development
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkMTV
Original releaseOctober 27 (2011-10-27) –
December 29, 2011 (2011-12-29)

Good Vibes is an American adult animated sitcom created by David Gordon Green and Brad Ableson and Mike Clements for MTV. The series follows the exploits of recent New Jersey transplant Mondo and his new best friend Woodie as they live their life in Playa Del Toro, a fictional Southern California beach town. The show was originally sold to Fox in 2008, and a pilot produced. When Fox passed, the producers looked for other buyers and in 2010 they received a series order at MTV.

On February 24, 2012, the series was cancelled after one season.[1][2]

Characters

Episodes

No.TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"October 27, 2011 (2011-10-27)GV1011.598
Jersey boy Mondo moves to a laid-back Southern California beach town in the premiere of this animated comedy. He feels like an outsider until he meets Woodie, a local teen who offers to help him navigate through what life is like in his hometown.
2"Floatopia"November 3, 2011 (2011-11-03)GV1041.119
The boys find out about a loophole that lets them drink alcohol on the open seas, so they throw a party off the shore.
3"Tech Rehab"November 10, 2011 (2011-11-10)GV1081.066
The kids' parents get frustrated with the younger generation's dependence on technology, so they send the gang on a wilderness trip with a former tech addict, which goes horribly wrong.
4"Don't Blow Your Wadska"November 17, 2011 (2011-11-17)GV1020.768
Mondo finds out his crush's parents are out of town, and uses her eccentric brother to get close to her during a sleepover that goes horribly wrong. Babs and Ms. Teets go out. Absent: Milan.
5"The D-List"December 1, 2011 (2011-12-01)GV107N/A
Mondo accidentally drops his pants after swimming in freezing water, exposing himself to the entire school. Then, he's ranked at the bottom of "The D-List."
6"Breast Friends"December 1, 2011 (2011-12-01)GV103N/A
Jeena launches a mobile breast-exam initiative, inspiring the boys to cross-dress so they can attend and observe the event.
7"The Grass is Always Greener"December 8, 2011 (2011-12-08)GV106N/A
Mondo escorts Woodie's sister to her sweet-16 and gets a little too comfortable in her wealthy world.
8"Red Tuxedo"December 15, 2011 (2011-12-15)GV112N/A

Mondo and Woody find out that Jeena and Turk broke up, so Mondo finds out that this is his chance to be with Jeena on the night of prom. Meanwhile, Wadska helps Mila Kunis hide from photographers and in return takes Mila to the prom.

Note: According to MTV this was supposed to be the season finale, yet it aired too early.[citation needed]
9"Mondo Mia!"December 15, 2011 (2011-12-15)GV111N/A
Mondo tries to find out the identity of his father by hacking his mother's Facebook account.
10"Virgin Hangover"December 22, 2011 (2011-12-22)GV105N/A
Mondo, Woodie and Wadska ditch school in search of a nudist beach. Absent: Milan.
11"Surf Legend"December 29, 2011 (2011-12-29)GV1100.419
Woodie loses a surf competition and worries that he's lost his "stoke," so the boys turn to Woodie's surf hero, Duke Sanchez, for help conquering an infamous wave, which would bring Woodie's "stoke" back. Milan thinks she might be pregnant.
12"Backstage Babs"December 29, 2011 (2011-12-29)GV109N/A
A call from the principal's office makes Babs worry that she's been too lax as a parent, so she decides to step up her parenting skills when she takes Mondo to a music festival, and helps him impress Jenna in the process. Wadska helps Turk get into the concert.

Reception

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Good Vibes received mixed reviews from critics. Some, like San Francisco Chronicle's David Wiegand found its writing to be "juvenile, hormonal and often pretty dang funny",[3] while Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Rob Owen branded it "aggressively dumb, sex-obsessed and occasionally misogynistic".[4] In its review of the first season, Emily VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club criticized the pilot, praised later episodes and expressed optimism towards the series' future, mentioning that "this isn’t a recommendation exactly—there are still a few too many problems with the surface level of the show—but the undercarriage is sound, and it wouldn’t be surprising if this developed into a surprisingly sweet and winning little show given enough time".[5]

The show achieved a metascore of 58[4] on Metacritic and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 70%, with an average rating of 6.15/10.[6] It was cancelled by MTV on February 24, 2012 due to low ratings.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Good Vibes canceled, no season two | canceled or renewed TV shows". TV Series Finale. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ Deadline: Animated Comedy ‘Good Vibes’ Cancelled By MTV After One Season
  3. ^ "'Beavis,' 'Good Vibes,' 'Allen Gregory' reviews". SFGate. 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  4. ^ a b "GOOD VIBES : SEASON 1". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  5. ^ VanDerWerff, Emily. "TV Reviews: Good Vibes". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "GOOD VIBES (2011 - 2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2012-02-24). "Animated Comedy 'Good Vibes' Cancelled By MTV After One Season". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-11-15.