Based on the syndicated comic strip of the same name, Free for All marks Showtime's first attempt at an animated series. With slick animation by veteran company Film Roman (The Simpsons, King of the Hill, X-Men: Evolution) and writing by Merriwether Williams (Spongebob Squarepants) and the comic's creator, Brett Merhar, Free for All is an above-average entry into the world of adult-oriented animation.
Free for All features community college student Johnny G. Jenkins (Jonathan Silverman) and his best friend, cool guy Clay Zeeman (Merhar). Johnny's a nice guy who lives with his verbally abusive alcoholic father (Sam McMurray) and his sex-crazed grandmother (Mitzi McCall Brill). Clay's an overnight multimillionaire living off money he gained from suing Taco Hell when he slipped on a chalupa. Clay has a pet ferret, named Angus D. Khan, who's obsessed with Vicodin and other drugs and Johnny's a little obsessed with his next door neighbor, Paula (Juliette Lewis).