The Mullets

The Mullets is an American sitcom that was created by producers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein, who also created Mission Hill for The WB. It first aired on UPN in September 2003, and was cancelled in March 2004 due to poor reception. It starred Michael Weaver, David Hornsby, Loni Anderson, and John O'Hurley.

The Mullets
GenreSitcom
Created byBill Oakley
Josh Weinstein
StarringLoni Anderson
David Hornsby
John O'Hurley
Anne Stedman
Ben Tolpin
Michael Weaver
Composer(s)Eric Speier
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11 (3 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s)Bill Oakley
Eric Tannenbaum
Kim Tannenbaum
Josh Weinstein
Producer(s)Thomas Lofaro
Production location(s)Columbia/Warner Bros. Ranch; 411 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, California
CinematographyRick F. Gunter
Gregg Heschong
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Bill Oakley/Josh Weinstein Productions
The Tannenbaum Company
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkUPN
Original releaseSeptember 11, 2003 –
March 17, 2004

Premise

The Mullets are blue-collar, wrestling-loving, light-hearted, optimistic brothers who don the hairstyle that bears their surname ("business in the front, party in the back"). The brothers work as roofers, sport identical mullet haircuts, and have different personalities; Dwayne Mullet (Michael Weaver) has a loud, in-your-face demeanor, while Denny Mullet (David Hornsby) is a quieter, more thoughtful, easygoing guy. The brothers live life to the fullest while dreaming of bigger and better futures, though their fantasies are out of step with their reality.

Their mother, Mandi Mullet-Heidecker (Loni Anderson), is a warm, maternal type who couldn't be more proud of her offspring, no matter what they do. She's recently married to Roger Heidecker (John O'Hurley), a clean-cut game show host who is the polar opposite of her boys and her former life.

Cast

Episodes

Eleven episodes were made, but only ten were broadcast.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
1"Smackdown"Gail MancusoBill Oakley,
Josh Weinstein
September 11, 2003M101
The brothers try to win wrestling tickets in a radio contest for their mother's birthday.
2"Love Freakin' Story"Gail MancusoAaron EhaszSeptember 16, 2003M102
Dwayne falls for a stuntwoman who knocks him out with one punch.
3"Raging Waters"Gail MancusoJordan Hawley,
Will Schifrin
September 23, 2003M103
Dwayne, Denny and Mendi go on a houseboat vacation on Lake Havasu with Roger, leaving Gordo and Bill to house-sit.
4"Touched by a Mullet"
"Quizzardry"
Gail MancusoSam O'Neal,
Neil Boushell
September 30, 2003M104
When rain temporarily puts them out of work, Dwayne and Denny volunteer their services to the Quizmaster set, where they try to prove to the staff that Roger can be a fun-loving guy.
5"Grudge Match"Gail MancusoJohn O'BryanOctober 7, 2003M105
The brothers found their own wrestling league.
6"Smoke on the Water"Gail MancusoReid HarrisonOctober 14, 2003M106
Dwayne and Denny try to replace Roger's destroyed Cuban cigars.
7"Losin' It"Gail MancusoEric HorstedMarch 10, 2004M110
Dwayne loses his hair when it gets stuck to the roof with hot tar.
8"Silent But Deadly"
"Silent Treatment"
Dennis DuganPatric M. VerroneMarch 17, 2004M108
The brothers get into trouble with Adam West at a Hollywood party.
9"Airway to Heaven"
"Air Guitar"
Dennis DuganSam O'Neal,
Neil Boushell
N/AM107
The guys enter an air-band competition to win the money for their impounded truck.
10"Sweeeet Emotion"
"Melanie + Steve Sharp"
John BlanchardAaron EhaszN/AM109
After Melanie has a bad date, Dwayne encourages Denny to finally ask her out.
11"Roger Gone Wild"John BlanchardTom HuangN/AM111
Roger develops a wild style for Quizmaster.

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Aaron Ehasz

Aaron Ehasz is an American television writer, director and producer whose body of work primarily consists of animated series, although he did serve as a producer on the live-action series The Mullets and Ed. He's also known for being the head writer and director for the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender, in addition to co-creating The Dragon Prince.

Acanthopterygii

Acanthopterygii (meaning "spiny finned one") is a superorder of bony fishes in the class Actinopterygii. Members of this superorder are sometimes called ray-finned fishes for the characteristic sharp, bony rays in their fins; however this name is often given to the class Actinopterygii as a whole.

Agonostomus

Agonostomus is a genus of fish in the family Mugilidae, the mullets.

These are considered to be the most primitive of the mullets. They are generally marine fish, though they spend much of their adult lives in freshwater. The two members of the genus occur in the Indian Ocean.

Agonostomus telfairii

Agonostomus telfairii, the fairy mullet, is a species of fish in the family Mugilidae, the mullets. It is known by the common name fairy mullet. It is native to the islands off the eastern coast of Africa, where it can be found in freshwater bodies and estuaries in Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, and Réunion. It returns to the sea to spawn.This species grows to a length of 75 centimetres (30 in) TL and is of minor importance to commercial fisheries. The specific name honours the Irish botanist and ship's surgeon Charles Telfair (1778-1833), who is known to have made a botanical and zoological collection in Mauritius in 1810 which included the type of this species.

Angela Little (actress)

Angela Michelle Little (born July 22, 1972) is an American model and actress. She is Playboy's Playmate of the Month for August 1998, and she has appeared in several Playboy videos and special editions, working steadily for Playboy for more than five years following her centerfold appearance.

Little was born in Albertville, Alabama. Playboy magazine founder and publisher Hugh Hefner's nickname for Little was "Little Marilyn". Little has had roles in a number of mainstream films including the movie Walk Hard starring John C. Reilly, American Pie: Band Camp, Rush Hour 2 and My Boss's Daughter. She has been a guest star in episodes of TV series such as Cold Case, CSI, Nip/Tuck, Monk, The Mullets, Charmed, Malcolm in the Middle, Reno 911! and the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, plus a role on the short-lived TV series Buddy Faro. She also hosted the E! Channel's Wild on the Windy City.

Little married actor/musician Andy Mackenzie August 20, 2005. She divorced him.

Anne Stedman

Anne Stedman (born January 17, 1976) is an American actress known for such roles as Dyna Girl in Electra Woman and Dyna Girl for The WB Television Network and Melanie on The Mullets which aired on UPN network.She is also the creator of Chic Mama LA (aka Anne Stedman Herwick) which has spun off a successful web series Chic Mama Carpool and Chic Mama Drama.

Apogon imberbis

The cardinalfish (Apogon imberbis), also known as the Mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets, is a species in the family of Apogonidae (cardinalfishes). It is widely distributed in the Mediterranean and along the warm temperate and tropical eastern Atlantic coasts from Portugal south to the Gulf of Guinea.

Bill Oakley

William Lloyd Oakley (born February 27, 1966) is an American television writer and producer, known for his work on the animated comedy series The Simpsons. Oakley and Josh Weinstein became best friends and writing partners at high school; Oakley then attended Harvard University and was Vice President of the Harvard Lampoon. He worked on several short-term media projects, including writing for the variety show Sunday Best, but was then unemployed for a long period.

Oakley and Weinstein eventually penned a spec script for Seinfeld, after which they wrote "Marge Gets a Job", an episode of The Simpsons. Subsequently, the two were hired to write for the show on a permanent basis in 1992. After they wrote episodes such as "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)", "Bart vs. Australia" and "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", the two were appointed executive producers and showrunners for the seventh and eighth seasons of the show. They attempted to include several emotional episodes focusing on the Simpson family, as well as several high-concept episodes such as "Homer's Enemy", "Two Bad Neighbors" and "The Principal and the Pauper", winning three Primetime Emmy Awards for their work.

After they left The Simpsons, Oakley and Weinstein created Mission Hill. The show was plagued by promotional issues and was swiftly canceled. They worked as consulting producers on Futurama, then created The Mullets in 2003. The two wrote several unsuccessful TV pilots, and were due to serve as showrunners on Sit Down, Shut Up in 2009. Oakley left the project over a contract dispute. He has since written for The Cleveland Show and Portlandia, without Weinstein. He also served as co-executive producer and writer on Portlandia, sharing a Writers Guild of America Award with his fellow writers in 2013. In 2018, Oakley reunited with Weinstein as co-executive producer on Disenchantment, Matt Groening's series for Netflix. Oakley is married to fellow writer Rachel Pulido.

Choco Panda

Choco Panda, also called chocolito, is an ice cream sold in Chile and made by Trendy, under the Panda brand. It is made of cream covered in chocolate. It is considered a cheap product which is usually sold by street vendors (vendedor ambulante) aboard public transportation buses.

A mullet haircut is humorously called a "chocopanda" or "chocolo" in Chile, after the mullets usually worn by street vendors selling the ice cream.

Grey mullet

Grey mullet can mean any of several fish in the family Mugilidae (the mullets) and having a greyish hue:

Flathead grey mullet, Mugil cephalus

Thicklip grey mullet, Chelon labrosus

Boxlip grey mullet, Oedalechilus labeo

Leaping grey mullet, Liza saliens

Thinlip grey mullet, Liza ramada

Grävenwiesbach

Grävenwiesbach is a municipality in the Hochtaunuskreis in Hesse, Germany.

Joey Goebel

Adam Joseph "Joey" Goebel III (born 2 September 1980) is an American author whose work centers around the peculiarities of culture in Middle America. He was raised in Henderson, Kentucky, a small town on the Ohio River across from Evansville, Indiana. His parents, Adam Goebel of Louisville, and Nancy Bingemer Goebel of Henderson, were both social workers and met in Frankfort, Kentucky. His older sister CeCe is also a social worker.

Goebel's books have been published in over ten languages and have found their largest audience in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Goebel currently lives in Kentucky, with wife Micah. Goebel's third novel, Commonwealth, was published on July 4, 2008.

Josh Weinstein

Josh Weinstein (born May 5, 1966) is an American television writer and producer, known for his work on the animated comedy series The Simpsons. Weinstein and Bill Oakley became best friends and writing partners at St. Albans High School; Weinstein then attended Stanford University and was editor-in-chief of the Stanford Chaparral. He worked on several short-term media projects, including writing for the variety show Sunday Best, but was then unemployed for a long period.

Weinstein and Oakley eventually penned a spec script for Seinfeld, after which they wrote "Marge Gets a Job", an episode of The Simpsons. Subsequently, the two were hired to write for the show on a permanent basis in 1992. After they wrote episodes such as "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)", "Bart vs. Australia" and "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", the two were appointed executive producers and showrunners for the seventh and eighth seasons of the show. They attempted to include several emotional episodes focusing on the Simpson family, as well as several high-concept episodes such as "Homer's Enemy", "Two Bad Neighbors" and "The Principal and the Pauper", winning three Primetime Emmy Awards for their work.

After they left The Simpsons, Oakley and Weinstein created Mission Hill. The show was plagued by promotional issues and was swiftly canceled, but in subsequent years has gone on to develop a cult following. They worked as consulting producers on Futurama, then created The Mullets in 2003. The two wrote several unsuccessful TV pilots, and were due to serve as showrunners on Sit Down, Shut Up in 2009. Oakley left the project over a contract dispute, but Weinstein remained until it was canceled. He co-produced and wrote for Futurama again during its Comedy Central revival, winning an Emmy in 2011. Since 2013, Weinstein has served as showrunner for the CBBC series Strange Hill High, and in 2015, Danger Mouse. He has also served as a writer for Season Two of Gravity Falls, co-writing nine of the season's episodes. In 2018, Weinstein co-developed the Netflix animated series Disenchantment with creator Matt Groening, of which he and Oakley are currently serving as co-showrunners. Weinstein is married to journalist Lisa Simmons.

List of programs broadcast by UPN

The following is a list of programs broadcast by UPN. Some programs were carried over to The CW, a network formed through a partnership between WB parent company Time Warner and UPN corporate parent CBS Corporation, in September 2006 following the closure of The WB. Titles are listed in alphabetical order followed by the year of debut in parentheses.

Mullet (fish)

The mullets or grey mullets are a family (Mugilidae) of ray-finned fish found worldwide in coastal temperate and tropical waters, and some species in fresh water. Mullets have served as an important source of food in Mediterranean Europe since Roman times. The family includes about 78 species in 20 genera.Mullets are distinguished by the presence of two separate dorsal fins, small triangular mouths, and the absence of a lateral line organ. They feed on detritus, and most species have unusually muscular stomachs and a complex pharynx to help in digestion.

Neopterygii

Neopterygii are a group of fish. Neopterygii means "new fins" (from Greek νέος neos, new, and πτέρυξ pteryx, fin). Only a few changes occurred during their evolution from the earlier actinopterygians. They appeared sometime in the Late Permian, before the time of the dinosaurs. The Neopterygii were a very successful group of fish, because they could move more rapidly than their ancestors. Their scales and skeletons began to lighten during their evolution, and their jaws became more powerful and efficient. While electroreception and the ampullae of Lorenzini are present in all other groups of fish, with the exception of hagfish (although hagfish are not Actinopterygii, they are Agnathans), Neopterygii have lost this sense, even if it has later been re-evolved within Gymnotiformes and catfishes, which possess nonhomologous teleost ampullae.

Reid Harrison

Reid Harrison is an American screenwriter and television producer. He has written for television shows such as The PJs, George and Leo, Men Behaving Badly, Brother's Keeper, Gary & Mike, George of the Jungle, Pinky and the Brain, Duckman, Drawn Together, The Mullets, 3 South, Sonic Boom and Danger Mouse.

He was Supervising Producer on the Netflix show, "Disenchantment." He was also Story Editor for The Simpsons and wrote the season eight episode "The Springfield Files" and the season nineteen episode "Papa Don't Leech".

Reid graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1982.

Stiassnyiformes

Stiassnyiformes is an order of bony fish (Teleostei) proposed in 2009. It includes the mullets (Mugilidae), the Atheriniformes, the Beloniformes, the Cyprinodontiformes and some families of the paraphyletic Perciformes, including the cichlids. The new taxon was named by the authors of the first description in honor of the curator of the Department of Ichthyology at the American Museum of Natural History Melanie Stiassny, which suggested in 1993 that the mullet are allied with damselfish and guppies.The close relationship of these outwardly different groups is based on molecular studies and is not supported by morphological characteristics.

The 5th edition of Fishes of the World classifies the families which make up the Stiassnyiformes within the subseries Ovalentaria.

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