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The Awesomes: Hotwire's Funeral

Thirty days after the deaths of Dr. Malocchio and Hotwire, the team holds a funeral for their fallen comrade while searching for a replacement to maintain the team quota. However, problems arise when Prock convinces Malocchio Jr. to become a villain, and the mysterious Metal Fella launches a one-man vigilante campaign.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x1
Airdate: Monday August 04th, 2014

Director: Sean Coyle
Writer: Dan Mintz

Alternate Airdates:

AU (comedy channel) Nov 10, 2014

Guest Stars
Will ForteWill Forte
voiced Malocchio Jr.
Dan MintzDan Mintz
voiced Miscellaneous Male Voices
Bobby MoynihanBobby Moynihan
voiced Miscellaneous Male Voices
Tim RobinsonTim Robinson
voiced Miscellaneous Male Voices
Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
voiced Lady Malocchio
Cecily StrongCecily Strong
voiced Miscellaneous Female Voices
Main Cast
Ike BarinholtzIke Barinholtz
voiced Muscleman
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
voiced Hotwire
Taran KillamTaran Killam
voiced Frantic
Bobby LeeBobby Lee
voiced Tim / Sumo
Josh MeyersJosh Meyers
voiced Perfect Man
Seth MeyersSeth Meyers
voiced Prock
Paula PellPaula Pell
voiced Gadget Gal
Emily SpiveyEmily Spivey
voiced Concierge
Kenan ThompsonKenan Thompson
voiced Impresario
Bill HaderBill Hader
voiced Dr. Malocchio


Thirty days after Dr. Malocchio's death, he is officially declared dead and his family and employees gathers to watch his video will and testament. After fast-forwarding through Malocchio's poetry reading, Malocchio leaves something for all of them. Finally he tells his son Giuseppe Jr. that he is the one truly moral person in his family... so he is leaving Giuseppe the last vial of his serum that gave Malocchio super powers and made him evil. Malocchio wants Giuseppe to keep it out of the wrong hands. Once the video ends, Giuseppe puts the vial in his desk drawer...

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Episode Notes
Special Thanks to: Naysa Lee, Blossom Lefcourt, Jack Sullivan, Britta von Schoeler

Episode Quotes
Dr. Malocchio: To my secretary Janice, who's always been there in my time of need, I leave the Malocchio Ray, my three-ton laser capable of destroying an entire city.
Janice: Giant laser? That'll definitely fit in my studio apartment.

Dr. Malocchio: And please donate my body to science. But only if it's evil science.

Dr. Malocchio: My son, you must safeguard this serum at all cost. And it is up to you, my dear Giuseppi, to keep it out of the wrong hands, to make sure no one uses it to become the monster I turned into many years ago and have remained for the greater part of my life, although if I'm being honest, the monster years were the fun ones.

Prock: You can't just put on a suit and start saving people.
Concierge: So you're upset he stopped those criminals?
Prock: "Alleged" criminals. That's the problem with these vigilantes. They jump to conclusions when we don't even have all the facts.
Tim: They were pointing a gun at her.
Impresario: And one of them said, "Don't mess with me. I'm a criminal."
Prock: Until we have all the facts, we just don't know.
Frantic: Yeah, maybe she's the one who was attacking them.
Prock: Exactly.
Frantic: Or maybe it didn't even happen, and we're not even watching the news, and it's just tiny people putting on a play inside our TV.
Prock: Well, no, it's not that. It's never that.

Gadget Girl: Well, I think this Metal Fella is a tall drink of water. He's like a hard, shiny Burt Lancaster. I'll tell you after what I'd like to do with him, he'd better hope that suit is rust-resistant.
Impresario: If you're saying what I think you're saying, he'd probably take off the suit first.
Gadget Girl: No, leave it on.

Prock: I can't believe we're going to Hotwire's memorial. I don't know what to expect.
Muscleman: I expect really delicious cookies.
Prock: Why would you think that?
Muscleman: What else would you do at a mmm-Oreo?
Prock: Okay, it's not an "mmm-Oreo," it's a memorial. We're going to honor the memory of our lost friend.
Muscleman: Got it. I will bring my own cookies.
Prock: Or go an hour without cookies.

Prock: You brought a date to your girlfriend's funeral?
Perfect Man: It's what Hotwire could've wanted.

Prock: It may seem nice now, but when vigilantes flaunt the law, people can get hurt. Now let's run into this store and wave guns around.

Prock: Hey, maybe we should focus on vacuuming after we fix the huge holes in the wall?
Impresario: Yeah, that's the problem. Not that Prock turned Melacchio Jr. evil or that Prock gave up the code to disable our shield. It's that I'm vacuuming!

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Shoemaker  |  Seth Meyers
Executive ProducerMark McJimsey  |  Andrew Singer  |  Michael Shoemaker  |  Seth Meyers  |  Brendan Countee  |  Charlotte Koh
Co-Executive ProducerDan Mintz  |  Joel Kuwahara  |  Scott Greenberg
Supervising ProducerJanielle Momary-Neely
ProducerJudd Winick
Co-ProducerKaty Jenson
Consulting ProducerDan Levy
Associate ProducerSeranie A. Manoogian  |  Erica Schechter  |  Emily Hymes
EditorKris Fitzgerald
Staff WriterBen Warheit
MusicMichael Tavera
Production CoordinatorLauren Teasley
Assistant EditorStephanie Bowen  |  Dan Earley
Post Production SupervisorAmy Reynolds
Supervising Sound EditorHunter Curra
Re-Recording MixerMike Greenberg
Storyboard ArtistChris Song
Art DirectorDavid SanAngelo
Production ManagerErika Tribble
Sound EditorJoy Elett
Animation DirectorAaron Hawkins  |  Jason Schwartz
AccountantKathi Carver
Main Title ThemeThe Hold Steady
Animation ProducerCraig Hartin  |  Mary Maffei  |  Evan W. Alder
Production AssociateElizabeth Teasley  |  Jared Frieder  |  Kris Wellman
Payroll AccountantErika Naranjo
Dialogue EditorAdam Woronoff
Background DesignerBradford D. Smith III  |  Corey Alm  |  Harriet-Lane Ngo  |  Edward Rowan  |  Siddeeq Saafir  |  Alan Tupper  |  Jon Bass (1)
LayoutBillie Liad
Lead Character DesignJohn Chapman
Character DesignErik Minkin  |  Jack Huang
Background Design SupervisorNatalie Barahona
Accounts Payable ClerkRon Lissell
Office CoordinatorJulie Fisher
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