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''Stone Quackers'' is an American adult animated television series created by Ben Jones. The series premiered October 27, 2014 on FXX as part of their Animation Domination High-Def block. Despite the Animation Domination High-Def block originally airing on Fox, ''Stone Quackers'' itself is the first original show to premiere on FXX.

Plot

Set in the fictional island city of Cheeseburger Island, the series revolves around the surreal misadventures of two ducks, Whit and Clay (respectively voiced by Whitmer Thomas and Clay Tatum), along with their friends Barf (voiced by Ben Jones) and Dottie (voiced by Heather Lawless), and the incompetent Officer Barry (voiced by John C. Reilly), and neighborhood kid Bug (voiced by Budd Diaz).

Production

''Stone Quackers'' was created by Ben Jones, who also created ''The Problem Solverz'' for Cartoon Network. After leaving Cartoon Network, Jones began working with Fox Broadcasting Company on their new animation block, ''Animation Domination High-Def''. During this endeavor, Jones pitched ''Stone Quackers'' to Fox as a program for the block. In a July 2013 interview, Jones described this series a "more pure, raw, uncut expression of the same artistic impulse" that manifested Alfe, a character from ''Solverz''. Jones was only allowed to describe that "there will be feathers" in the series.

Characters

* Whit (voiced by Whitmer Thomas) - Whit is a slacker who is prone to erratic behavior and severe lapses of judgement. He is a yellow duck who wears a red hat. * Clay (voiced by Clay Tatum) - Like his best friend Whit, Clay too is a slacker. He is a blue duck who wears a gray hat. He owns a pet bicolor cat named Gothfield. * Barf (voiced by Ben Jones) - Whit and Clay's fat friend Barf is dim-witted and suffers from poor impulse control, very similar to Alfe from ''Problem Solverz'', who Jones also voices using the same voice. * Dottie (voiced by Heather Lawless) - Whit and Clay's friend Dottie lusts after Officer Barry, but mental illness prevents her from forming a relationship with him. * Officer Barry (voiced by John C. Reilly) - Barry is an inept police officer who faces abuse from his family at home. He delivers internal monologues whenever he appears. In "Hemispheres", Barry states that he is French-Canadian; his fellow officers think he is Italian. * Bug (voiced by Budd Diaz) - Bug, a child from the neighborhood, is depicted as naive.

Episodes

Note: The order and titles of episodes differ on streaming and VOD websites.

Broadcast and reception

In December 2013, comedian Sean O'Connor revealed ''Stone Quackers'' as one of his additional projects for television. Meanwhile, Fox announced in April 2014 that the Animation Domination High-Def block would cease broadcast on June 28, 2014, though its programs will continue on digital platforms. As a result of this, development of the show became unknown. ''Stone Quackers'' was ultimately moved to FXX, where a special preview aired at midnight on October 27, 2014. A short Vine video was also posted by the network. Dan Nadel—a former publisher of Jones—of ''The Comics Journal'' called it Jones' best creation after ''Problem Solverz''.

Spin-off

On May 1, 2015, a spin-off of ''Stone Quackers'', ''Gothball'', was released as a 10-episode web-series that ran weekly on ADHD's YouTube channel. The series stars the bicolor cat Gothball (voiced by John O'Hurley) who interacts with the other characters where he was originally called Gothfield. The series ran from May 1, 2015 to July 3, 2015.

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* {{Fox Animation Category:2014 American television series debuts Category:2015 American television series endings Category:2010s American adult animated television series Category:2010s American surreal comedy television series Category:American adult animated comedy television series Category:American flash adult animated television series Category:English-language television shows Category:FXX original programming Category:Television series by 20th Century Fox Television Category:Television series by Fox Television Animation Category:Television series created by Ben Jones Category:Animated television series about ducks