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What to Watch on IFC: May 9 – 15

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We are all excited for our new shows to start. Between “Whisker Wars,” “Young, Broke, And Beautiful,” and “Rhett and Link: Commercial Kings,” we know that come June we will be spending warm summer days indoors watching. But for now, we wait. Luckily there are plenty of great things to watch to help us while away the hours until “Whisker Wars.”

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

“Freaks & Geeks” and “Undeclared” are even better when shown back-to-back. Tune in at 6 p.m. ET for the pilot episode and see where all the freaks and geeks started. Then, at 7 p.m. catch another great episode of “Undeclared.” You can thank us later.

Tuesday

Catch Julian Schnabel’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” at 1:45 p.m. ET. The heartbreaking and beautiful work is the astonishing true-life story of Jean-Dominic Bauby — a man who held the world in his palm, lost everything to sudden paralysis at 43 years old, and somehow found the strength to rebound.

Wednesday

Don’t Panic: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” airs at 3:45 p.m. ET. If you didn’t get the joke, you should definitely watch.

Thursday

The FDA is now recommending at least one dose of Quentin Tarantino a day for longevity, liver function, and bone strength. Get your RDA when “Reservoir Dogs” airs at 8 p.m. ET.

Friday

Be cool, stay in school. Or at least learn your American history. The Whitest Kids U’Know make it easy with their film “The Civil War on Drugs.” Chapter 5 airs tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Saturday

If you loved “Black Swan” then you owe it to yourself to watch director Darren Aronofsky’s earlier work, “Requiem for a Dream.” It’s darker, harsher, and has fewer ballerinas, but a lot more drugs. It airs at 10 p.m. ET.

Sunday

Of course you’re going to watch “Alien” every time it airs, because it is one of the scariest and best horror movies ever. So don’t even bother pretending that you’re not going to watch it when it airs at 8 p.m. ET.

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G.I. Jeez

Stomach Bugs and Prom Dates

E.Coli High is in your gut and on IFC's Comedy Crib.

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Brothers-in-law Kevin Barker and Ben Miller have just made the mother of all Comedy Crib series, in the sense that their Comedy Crib series is a big deal and features a hot mom. Animated, funny, and full of horrible bacteria, the series juxtaposes timeless teen dilemmas and gut-busting GI infections to create a bite-sized narrative that’s both sketchy and captivating. The two sat down, possibly in the same house, to answer some questions for us about the series. Let’s dig in….

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IFC: How would you describe E.Coli High to a fancy network executive you just met in an elevator?

BEN: Hi ummm uhh hi ok well its like umm (gets really nervous and blows it)…

KB: It’s like the Super Bowl meets the Oscars.

IFC: How would you describe E.Coli High to a drunk friend of a friend you met in a bar?

BEN: Oh wow, she’s really cute isn’t she? I’d definitely blow that too.

KB: It’s a cartoon that is happening inside your stomach RIGHT NOW, that’s why you feel like you need to throw up.

IFC: What was the genesis of E.Coli High?

KB: I had the idea for years, and when Ben (my brother-in-law, who is a special needs teacher in Philly) began drawing hilarious comics, I recruited him to design characters, animate the series, and do some writing. I’m glad I did, because Ben rules!

BEN: Kevin told me about it in a park and I was like yeah that’s a pretty good idea, but I was just being nice. I thought it was dumb at the time.

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IFC: What makes going to proms and dating moms such timeless and oddly-relatable subject matter?

BEN: Since the dawn of time everyone has had at least one friend with a hot mom. It is physically impossible to not at least make a comment about that hot mom.

KB: Who among us hasn’t dated their friend’s mom and levitated tables at a prom?

IFC: Why do you think the world is ready for this series?

BEN: There’s a lot of content now. I don’t think anyone will even notice, but it’d be cool if they did.

KB: A show about talking food poisoning bacteria is basically the same as just watching the news these days TBH.

Watch E.Coli High below and discover more NYTVF selections from years past on IFC’s Comedy Crib.

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Hacked In

Funny or Die Is Taking Over

FOD TV comes to IFC every Saturday night.

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We’ve been fans of Funny or Die since we first met The Landlord. That enduring love makes it more than logical, then, that IFC is totally cool with FOD hijacking the airwaves every Saturday night. Yes, that’s happening.

The appropriately titled FOD TV looks like something pulled from public access television in the nineties. Like lo-fi broken-antenna reception and warped VHS tapes. Equal parts WTF and UHF.

Get ready for characters including The Shirtless Painter, Long-Haired Businessmen, and Pigeon Man. They’re aptly named, but for a better sense of what’s in store, here’s a taste of ASMR with Kelly Whispers:

Watch FOD TV every Saturday night during IFC’s regularly scheduled movies.

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Wicked Good

See More Evil

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is on Hulu.

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Okay, so you missed the entire first season of Stan Against Evil. There’s no shame in that, per se. But here’s the thing: Season 2 is just around the corner and you don’t want to lag behind. After all, Season 1 had some critical character development, not to mention countless plot twists, and a breathless finale cliffhanger that’s been begging for resolution since last fall. It also had this:

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The good news is that you can catch up right now on Hulu. Phew. But if you aren’t streaming yet, here’s a basic primer…

Willards Mill Is Evil

Stan spent his whole career as sheriff oblivious to the fact that his town has a nasty curse. Mostly because his recently-deceased wife was secretly killing demons and keeping Stan alive.

Demons Really Want To Kill Stan

The curse on Willards Mill stipulates that damned souls must hunt and kill each and every town sheriff, or “constable.” Oh, and these demons are shockingly creative.

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They Also Want To Kill Evie

Why? Because Evie’s a sheriff too, and the curse on Willard’s Mill doesn’t have a “one at a time” clause. Bummer, Evie.

Stan and Evie Must Work Together

Beating the curse will take two, baby, but that’s easier said than done because Stan doesn’t always seem to give a damn. Damn!

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Beware of Goats

It goes without saying for anyone who’s seen the show: If you know that ancient evil wants to kill you, be wary of anything that has cloven feet.

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Season 2 Is Lurking

Scary new things are slouching towards Willards Mill. An impending darkness descending on Stan, Evie and their cohort – eviler evil, more demony demons, and whatnot. And if Stan wants to survive, he’ll have to get even Stanlier.

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is now streaming right now on Hulu.

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