Adam Brody is not Seth Cohen -- but he is still hanging out in the OC. In the new MTV animated series "Good Vibes," Brody voices the character of Woodie, a very horny southern California teenager who befriends new kid Mondo is in a coming-of-age, raunchy surfer comedy.
Brody describes the series as "the horniest show on television," and we would have to agree. With enough potty humor to make Beavis and Butt-head say, "Uh-huh-huh ... You said [insert perverse remark]" -- and even a surf board graffitied to look like a penis -- this just might be every teenage boy's favorite new show. And every man-child's too.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Brody fills us in on how he created Woodie's unique voice, why this is quite possibly the horniest show ever and the budding bromance between Woodie and Mondo.
So, this is sort of the raunchy animated comedy that teenage boys will love, right?
Yeah, I assume so. My mom liked it a lot too, so you never know! We may have a wider audience than just horny little boys.
Are you excited that your show is following the return of Mike Judge's "Beavis and Butt-Head"?
I am excited for "Beavis and Butt-Head," but that show is so good that I don't want to look bad in comparison. But to be associated with them is awesome. I think a lot of people will tune in to "Beavis and Butt-head," and I hope that they'll stay to watch our show. I mean, you may as well. It's kind of the same thing, but we at least have the beach and hot animated girls in bikinis.
This is sort of like your triumphant return to television, so what made you want to sign on for this project?
David Gordon Green was what really made me want to sign on. He created the show, and I just love him. His movies are incredible. "Eastbound & Down" was amazing. So there was that, and the fact that I had never done an animated show before. It was something new, and I really enjoyed the entire process. I would always do this if I could. It's been a lot of fun.
Do you have any animated favorites?
Yeah, totally. I definitely went through a few phases in the last 20 years. You know, it started with "The Simpsons" and then I moved on to "Beavis and Butt-Head" and then "South Park" came along. Those were all big shows in my life.
I think I've seen every single episode of "South Park," and I'm not even ashamed to say it.
Really? You shouldn't be. I have friends that still watch it, and I hear it's really good. That's the cool thing about animated shows versus live action. In live action, every one just gets so old, but with animated shows, if you can keep the writing fresh, then you can keep going. Look at shows like "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy." Now, I don't expect to do this for 10 years, but we could.
Where did the inspiration for Woodie's voice come from? Because it's definitely not your speaking voice.
I think all of us, minus Danny McBride, auditioned for our parts. I can't recall if they had a drawing of the character at the time of my audition. I think they did. To be honest, it just came out. I tried a few different voices, including my own regular speaking voice, but that one -- the one I created for Woodie -- felt the most organic when I was saying the lines. It was trial and error, really. There's definitely some Barney the Dinosaur in there. There's a bit of Spicoli from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," and I think, for a moment, there was a bit of Anna Faris in there, but I'm not sure if there is anymore.
Do you share any similarities to Woodie?
I actually looked like him. I'm not lying. I surfed every day when I was in high school, so my hair got blonde from the sun, and it was dirty from the water, so I had a blonde afro, just like Woodie.
What are people going to get out of this show aside from boob jokes?
I mean, that's really it. I think our show is really horny. It's probably the horniest show on television, and I think that's really true for 16-year-old boys -- at least it was for me! This show kind of combines the two things I were interested in as a teenage boy: boobs and surfing. Like, there's an episode coming up where Woodie and Mondo go undercover as women to volunteer on the mammogram truck, so that's pretty much what you'll get. But I mean, my mom likes it, so I think it will have some unlikely fans.
"Good Vibes" premieres Thursday, Oct. 27 at 10:30PM ET on MTV, following the triumphant return of "Beavis and Butt-Head" at 10 p.m. ET. Watch the promo for the new animated show below.