Perfect Hair Forever
Perfect Hair Forever is a highly unusual anime parody that aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim late-night block. The series tells the story of a balding young boy named Gerald on the search for "Perfect Hair," which he will find at Mt. Tuna. On his journey, he is aided by allies like Action Hot Dog, Twisty the Tornado and the Inappropriate Comedy Tree. But, the evil Coiffio intends to kill Gerald for reasons unknown.
The series was first shown to the public on November 7, 2004 when what was presumably the pilot for the series was aired in place of Squidbillies, which had been advertised as debuting on that night. However, when the Squidbillies pilot was scrapped, Perfect Hair Forever was aired in its place alongside a hastily produced talk show segment featuring Space Ghost, Meatwad, Sharko and Early Kyler talking about the show briefly before the conversation degenerates into bestiality and bizarre violence.
The show's opening and ending theme changed with each episode (likely a joke on the rotating opening and ending credits sequences on anime programs) and featured artists like Melt-Banana, Brendon Small and Widespread Panic.
The first season ended at six episodes, where it was thought that the series would end. At the San Diego Comic-Con in 2006, it was announced that the series was cancelled due to the creators wanting to move on to something else. However, this cancellation was later reversed when Adult Swim announced that the series was in production for 16 episodes that would be aired online. The first webisode was debuted online and in the block itself on March 31, 2007. As an April Fool's Day joke, the entire Saturday anime block was preempted for a reverse marathon of the series. However, the episodes were made to look like several generation old VHS recordings with amateur subtitles. The 16 new episodes were scheduled to premiere sometime in 2007, but the funds from the broadband service did not support an online exclusive show and, as a result, the show was concluded with only one second season episode.
|Kim Manning||Gerald Bald Z|
|Dave Willis||Uncle Grandfather|
|Season One||November 7, 2004||December 25, 2005||6|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
- Characters: A listing of characters in the series
|Episode Collections (Region 1)|
|Adult Swim Pilots||June 16, 2010||1|
|Episode(s) as Special Features (Region 1)|
|Adult Swim in a Box||October 27, 2009||purchase||13|