Two best friends...
One wild ride!
Just when you thought it was dead, we decided to pull it out of obscurity!
Welcome to garyandmike.com! The web page dedicated to the existence and hopeful revival of the series! When we las left our heroes, they were taking a suicidal jump into the Mississippi River, and we were left with the ultimate cliffhanger... "To be continued..." THEN IT GOT CANCELED!!! However, we've been in touch with the creative development team, and they've expressed interest in doing more episodes! Chances are slim that this may be made into a reality. However, while we may be hopeful for it, at least we can do all we can here to pull the series from obscurity and satisfy the nostalgia of diehard Gary & Mike fans along with prospective newcomers just discovering this hidden gem.
FOR TWO BEST FRIENDS OUT TO DISCOVER AMERICA...
Every day is a winding road...
And every city...
A twisted adventure!
Interested in following the trail our very own modern day explorers blazed? Click the link below...(but not really because we're still working on it! ~_~)
Your Frequently Asked Questions with answers for the series as diehard fans and newcomers alike!
Where can I find the series on DVD/Blu-ray?
As of 2018, there's yet to be an official DVD/Blu-ray release of the series. However, bootleg copies of the series with the syndicated episodes from Comedy Central can be bought by clicking here.
Where can I find the episodes without the syndicated edits?
At this point, most of the full episodes are only available on YouTube and are in less than ideal quality by today's standards which keeps it from getting pulled. Click here for the playlist (videos courtesy of Mister Keven).
What WAS Gary & Mike?
According to Wikipedia, Gary & Mike was a sitcom television show that aired on UPN in 2001 and Comedy Central in 2003. The show was produced by Will Vinton Studios in stop motion and lasted only one season. A total of thirteen episodes were produced. The series was initially purposed to Fox,but was eventually passed over to UPN. With Gary as the dweeb and Mike as the bad boy fitting their archetypes, the two of them made up an unlikely but likable not-so-dynamic duo, on the run from home getting into misadventures. Click here for more details.
This show was brilliant! Why was it cancelled?
While the series creators WEREN'T expecting to get canceled, a variety of elements led up to failed renewal. UPN was running out of money and Will Vinton Studios was going bankrupt. The overall ratings weren't high enough to keep the series afloat as well, likely in part due to broadcast television censorship restrictions prohibiting the series from pushing the envelope for lewdness in contrast to the likes of South Park and Sex and The City. Furthermore, no one high up enough in the corporate ladder among the UPN Network Executives sought to bat for the series. The cliffhanger the creators left was a dare they made to UPN, however it was ultimately called as a sort of bluff in the end. Karma eventually caught up with UPN, however, as it would see disillusion in 2006 and be replaced by The CW.
What was gonna happen in Season 2?
According to the series editor, Greg Day, the agreed outcome was that the boys were going to land on a boat and continue the journey from there. Basically, they weren't gonna die. How they were going to continue on with their mugs on America's Most Wanted, lose the police helicopter chasing them, SOMEHOW prove their innocence without throwing out the suspension of disbelief, was entirely something they intended to figure it out following their expected renewal. Whether Mr. Newton was ever going to realize that Gary wasn't really gay, whether Officer Dick was going to relent his pursuit of Mike, or if Gary was ever going to lose is virginity (or already does off camera) all remains up in the air.
Why hasn't a sequel comic or something been made by now?
Ownership of the rights to the series is left up to those who are legally permitted to work on the series. Rights that not even the series creators themselves hold. Hence, making a legit, canonical sequel comic also remains out of the question, unfortunately. (Artwork by the now defunct whatacuck via deviant art.)
Why don't the episodes seem like they're in order?
UPN had aired the episodes out of order, leading to inconsistencies within the plot serialization, save for the production placement of the third and fourth episodes as well as Shotgun Wedding. The production numbers can be found on the Wikipedia page, with them placed in their respectful order. For the given story continuity to make sense, the viewer should watch the episodes in this order:
1. Dawn of the New Millennium
2. Cult Status
3. The Virgin Gary
5. Shotgun Wedding
6. The Scene
8. New York, New York
9. The Furry Duffel
10. Phish Phry
11. Road Rage
12. Corn Dog Ugly
Who voiced Gary's Dad?
What was this website like before you revived it?
Defunct. Shortly after the series was cancelled, the page itself was on the market for 17 years until rewatching the end-credits of every episode featuring the page URL gave me inspiration to rebuild it. I messaged Adam Small via Facebook, asked him if he was okay with me rebuilding it, and lo and behold, here it is back up again, under my ownership as the APEX G&M fan! If the better question is, "What was it like before it was defunct?" then the most I can recall was that there was an episode guide, a few pics of the duo and the Bel Air, and I most vividly remember a promo that ran on flash player with the following lines:
“This’s the story of a [nevous] virgin...
A [crap] ‘64 Belair...
A quest for manhood across the Lewis and Clark Trail...
And a big-ass detour named (record scratch noise) Mike Bonner. (Mike’s face smiles with his teeth sparkling causing a bling noise)
(Bottlefly’s Anywhere But Home Plays)
Join slackers...Gary and Mike...
As they journey across America...
Accomplishing nothing of importance...
And unwittingly destroying...
And personal property.
In a new town every week!”
Unfortunately, that promo seems redundant at this point whereas we only got 13 episodes. What other hotspots of America could the bumbling duo have visited? We may never know. New Orleans and Area 51 still held promise. Perhaps the boys didn't have to be restricted to America and could've wrecked chaos in other nations like Mexico or Canada, as they were still on the run from the law...