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The Spoils Of Babylon

The Spoils Of Babylon

The Spoils of Babylon is the three-hour adaptation of fictional author Eric Jonrosh's (Will Ferrell) magnum opus novel. The show is a parody of the big-budget mini-series of the 70s and 80s like The Winds of War and The Thorn Birds, and spans fifty years from the Great Depression to the 70s.

The show revolves around the incestuous relationship between Devon Morehouse (Tobey Maguire) and the daughter of the man who adopted him, Cynthia Morehouse (Kristen Wiig). Devon is shot down during World War II and subsequently marries a mannequin, but the heart of the story is his true love to Cynthia... and whether it will survive in the face of the oil company's trials and tribulations as it goes through the 70s oil shortages and the death of everyone that Devon holds dear.

Of course, a description like this can't capture the cheap model work (financed by Jonrosh himself), the soapy dialogue, the cheesy overacting, the shameless product placement, and the bizarre intros and outros by the author, wedged into a booth at a restaurant endlessly guzzling down goblets of wine and discoursing on how he held the cast & crew at gunpoint during filming to keep them from leaving.

Episode Info

Prev: 1x06 -- So Sweet the Bells (Feb/06/2014)

Winston avenges himself on Devon by killing Marianne, and Cynthia reveals her son's parentage to Devon... leading to a tragic confrontation at the Morehouse Gala.

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
As Cynthia Morehouse
Tobey MaguireTobey Maguire
As Devon Morehouse
Tim RobbinsTim Robbins
As Jonas Morehouse
Carey MulliganCarey Mulligan
As Lady Anne York
Jessica AlbaJessica Alba
As Dixie Mellonworth
Haley Joel OsmentHaley Joel Osment
As Winston Morehouse
Molly ShannonMolly Shannon
As Meredith Sennheiser
Michael SheenMichael Sheen
As Chet Halner
David SpadeDavid Spade
As Talc Munson
Val KilmerVal Kilmer
As General Rod Cauliffe

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1x6: So Sweet the Bells recap: Eric admits that filming Spoils was emotionally draining, but it was all worth it. And for the final chapter, the grand finale, he assumed the role of the Shah of Iran... read more.

1x5: The Age of the Bastard recap: Eric explains about the thirteen novels that he's written and filmed half of them. He complains about the darkness of life and takes out a gun, and then assures Doris that he isn't going to kill himself... read more.

1x4: The Rise of the Empire recap: Author Eric Jonrosh assures the audience--twice--that what they're seeing in episode four is nothing less than a masterpiece... read more.

1x3: Kicking the Habit recap: Author Eric Jonrosh talks about controlling the production of The Spoils of Babylon, taking hundreds of takes per day. Fortunately he was well-armed when the cast staged a revolt. “Kicking the Habit” was filmed after Eric took a two-month hiatus and was on an experimental hallucinogen... read more.

1x2: The War Within recap: Author Eric Jonrosh talks about his efforts to bring his adaptation of The Spoils of Babylon to TV after Hollywood refused to produce it, and talks at some length about his sexual affairs with everything on the cast. He finally moves on to introducing part 2 of his mini-series... read more.
Recurring Guests

Cal Bartlett as Cyrus Mego (4 eps)
Ned Schmidtke as Board Member #2 (4 eps)
Brian Chapman as News Reporter (3 eps)
Jelly Howie as Marianne Morehouse (3 eps)
Robert Pike Daniel as Board Member #1 (3 eps)
Toby Huss as Seymore Lunts (2 eps)
Isabella Acres as Young Cynthia Morehouse (2 eps)
Tony Mirrcandani as Amed (2 eps)
Phillip Wampler as Young Devon Morehouse (2 eps)

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Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Comedy | History
Status: Ended
Network: IFC ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: January 09, 2014
Ended: February 06, 2013
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