The Jellies!
Created byTyler Okonma
Lionel Boyce
Directed byAaron Augenblick
Voices ofPhil LaMarr
Earl Skakel
A.J. Johnson
Blake Anderson
Kevin Michael Richardson
Kilo Kish
ComposersTyler, The Creator
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producers
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Lionel Boyce
  • Kelly Salo Clancy
  • Aaron Augenblick
  • Lloyd Braun
  • Jared Heinke
  • For Whalerock Industries:
  • Laura Sweet
  • For Williams Street
  • Keith Crofford
  • Walter Newman
  • Co-Executive Producer:
  • Chris Clancy
Running time8–12 minutes (web series)
11 minutes (TV series)
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original networkGolf Media (2015)
Adult Swim (2017–present)
Picture format16:9 HDTV
First shown in2015 (2015) (web series)
Original releaseOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22) –
present
External links
Website

The Jellies! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Tyler, the Creator and Lionel Boyce for Cartoon Network's late-night programming block Adult Swim. The show was revamped from a series of the same name which was previously featured exclusively on Tyler's Golf Media app.[1] It premiered on Adult Swim on October 22, 2017.[2][3] The animation is produced by Augenblick Studios, and was renewed for a second season in October 2018.[4] The second season premiered on May 19, 2019.

Plot

The show follows a family of anthropomorphic jellyfish and their 16-year-old human son Cornell. When the boy learns he was adopted at birth, he is shocked, and subsequently spirals out of control in an attempt to "find himself." As a result, he and his family and friends wind up in what the network bills as "uncanny situations."

Cast

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Web series7October 2015
110October 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)December 17, 2017 (2017-12-17)
210May 19, 2019 (2019-05-19)June 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)

Web series (2015)

The series premiered as a web series on the Golf Media app and released new episodes every Sunday in October 2015.[5]

No.TitleDirected byWritten by
1"Pilot"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel Boyce
After finding out he's adopted, Cornell goes to great lengths to find the meaning of his life.
2"Panda"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel Boyce
When Barry and Cornell adopt a Chinese kid, he tells them of a terrible secret going on a local Chinese restaurant.
3"Nigeria"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel Boyce
Cornell gets kidnapped by Nigerian infidels and is held hostage.
4"Nascar"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel Boyce
Cornell becomes a NASCAR racer.
5"MTV"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel Boyce
When Reggie doesn't have a date to the dance, Cornell goes under a sex change to be his date.
6"Daft Punk"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel Boyce
Samuel-Desean tells Cornell the truth about the band Daft Punk.
7"AIDS"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel Boyce
When Cornell tries to be exactly like Eazy E to impress a girl, he ends up getting AIDs.

Season 1 (2017)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Gangsta's Paradise"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel BoyceOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)0.74[6]

When Debbie and Barry struggle with their marriage, Cornell tries to step in and save it.

Guest star: Wanya Morris
2"Ray's Perfect Date"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel BoyceOctober 29, 2017 (2017-10-29)0.74[7]
Ray can't seem to get a date for the prom so Cornell goes to enormous lengths to help a friend out.
3"Pilot"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel BoyceNovember 5, 2017 (2017-11-05)0.74[8]

Cornell receives shocking news that sends him on a wild chase.

Guest star: ASAP Nast
4"Mervin for Mayor"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel BoyceNovember 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)0.69[9]
Mervin Collins runs for mayor against incumbent Leonard Jenkins.
5"The Gameshow"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel BoyceNovember 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)0.94[10]
To deal with the womanly changes her body is going through, KY goes on a dating show.
6"Barry's School Reunion"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel BoyceNovember 26, 2017 (2017-11-26)0.73[11]

Barry attends his high school reunion.

Guest star: ASAP Nast
7"Cornell Gets a Dog"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel BoyceDecember 3, 2017 (2017-12-03)0.74[12]

A mysterious dog with secret motives captures the heart of Cornell.

Guest star: Angela Nissel
8"Trial of the Century"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel BoyceDecember 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)0.68[13]
Two hip hop artists face off in a court case in civil court.
9
10
"The Invasion"Aaron AugenblickTyler Okonma & Lionel BoyceDecember 17, 2017 (2017-12-17)0.71[14]

Cornell learns more information about his real parents.

Guest stars: ASAP Nast and Angela Nissel

Season 2 (2019)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"My Brother's Keeper"Aaron AugenblickCarl JonesMay 19, 2019 (2019-05-19)0.65[15]

Barry's brother comes to town and has a negative influence on Cornell.

Guest star: Slink Johnson
12"Jellystripper"Aaron AugenblickHugh MooreMay 19, 2019 (2019-05-19)0.59[15]

KY finds her true calling as a stripper.

Guest stars: Travis "Taco" Bennett, Frankie Ingrassia, and Angela Nissel
13"These Nuts"Aaron AugenblickBrian AshMay 26, 2019 (2019-05-26)0.55[16]
Trouble looms as the city of Walla Walla is gentrified by peanuts.
14"Crash for Cash"Aaron AugenblickCarl JonesMay 26, 2019 (2019-05-26)0.50[16]

Debbie meets a sleazy TV lawyer and gets swept up in the world of sleazy TV law.

Guest stars: Frankie Ingrassia and Cedric Yarbrough
15"The Last Reggie on Earth"Aaron AugenblickBrian InthavongJune 2, 2019 (2019-06-02)0.58[17]
Reggie forgets about the Annual Walla Walla Talent Show and assumes he's the last man left on earth.
16"The Storm"Aaron AugenblickCarl JonesJune 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)0.62[18]

A storm forces various characters to take shelter at the Cornell's house while they're trying to watch TV.

Guest stars: GoldLink and Slink Johnson
17"Doctor Pirates"Aaron AugenblickJaydi SamuelsJune 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)0.57[18]

Debbie's family reunion is crashed by unsuspecting guests.

Guest stars: Affion Crockett, Debra Wilson, and J.D. Witherspoon
18"Walla Walla Civil War"Aaron AugenblickJaydi SamuelsJune 16, 2019 (2019-06-16)0.57[19]
A small dispute leads to a big Civil War in Walla Walla.
19"Walla Walla Wallabees B"Aaron AugenblickCarl JonesJune 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)**0.67[21]

Cornell's high school is under siege.

Guest stars: Travis "Taco" Bennett, Affion Crockett, and Slink Johnson

Note: This episode originally parodied the Wu-Tang Clan[20] and was set to air on June 2, 2019, but was pulled before airing, being re-animated and re-dubbed to replace the Wu-Tang likeness with the fictional band New York. The original Wu-Tang Clan version of the episode ended up airing on June 28, 2019, although this is unknown if this was an accident or not.

The original aired again on July 22, 2019 during the early hours, but on the re-air at 4 AM the censored episode aired.
20"My Friend Sheldon Jr."Aaron AugenblickJaydi SamuelsJune 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)0.58[21]

There's something strange about Cornell's friend.

Guest star: Debra Wilson

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