Royal Crackers Review 2023 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online
The episode title “Crumbling Empire” refers to that of the legendary Royal Crackers line of boxed crackers. Once a trustworthy snacks, kids nowadays don’t give a flying fuck about where crackers come from or what they do, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t people behind-the-scenes making sure that when you DO think of snack options, crackers are at the top of your list.
Taking place in Bakersfield, CA, the series follows two brothers: Stebe (Jason Ruiz), a family man with a wife (“Deb” voiced by Jessica St. Clair) and child (“Matt” voiced by Maile Flannigan); and Theo Jr(Andrew Santino)., a single, bass guitar player trying to relive his glory days. He used to be in a nu metal band called Taint (their hilariously terrible music is featured in the show). Together they live in their comatose father’s house waiting for him to die (he never does) so they can inherit his cracker company empire.
This episode sees Theo and Stebe battle it out with dueling social media campaigns that actually do more harm than good, but makes for all sorts of hilarity. The series is produced by Titmouse, who’ve produced shows like “Star Trek: Lower Decks” and animation for movies like Beavis And Butthead Do The Universe. The cast is VERY stacked. Featuring the likes of show creator Jason Ruiz who hails from the same FOX inkubator class as Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty), the show’s stacked cast is rounded out by the likes of Fred Tatasciore (Al) and the voice of Comedy Central, David Gborie (Darcy).
As still a card-carrying member of nu-metal fandom from the early ‘aughts, I couldn’t help but hunch over and heave at every one of Theo’s lines, almost too on the nose (and by the way, this Taint band isn’t half bad either). Royal Crackers is absolutely hilarious. Little continuation scenes like the constant falling down the stairs of the comatose patriarch or the doctor having a bout of depression whilst on the job is the little things that help separate the Billy Madison-like premise thereby making Adult Swim a perfect home. The network needs more half-hour animated series, and I think Royal Crackers can answer the beck and call and get people snacking again. It took a lot of years for Jason Ruiz to finally get a TV premiere given the BS he went through on his Murder Police never seeing the light of day on FOX, I’m happy to see he has finally arrived and with that a platter of black licorice crackers.