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Published: 2013/01/24

Dean Ween and Les Claypool to Star in Fisherman Reality Show

Ween guitarist Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo and Primus bassist Les Claypool are pitching a new fishermen reality show, according to the The Star-Ledger. The oddball musicians, both of whom are fishermen, are preparing to shoot a pilot for the project.

“The show is personality-driven,” Melchiondo told the paper. “The idea is to get the show on after Anthony Bourdain or ‘Tosh.O.’ It’s a fishing show that you do not have to be into fishing to enjoy.”

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will produce the project. The article says different celebrity guests will appear on the show. Primus provided South Park with its theme song and the show’s creators helped Claypool with his jamband spoof Electric Apricot.

“Part of the plan is to do music on the show and also create the soundtrack,” Melchiondo added.

The Ween guitarist leads fishing trips in the New Jersey area. Claypool is also an avid fisherman and has written many fish-related songs. Ween officially parted ways last year and Melchiondo is currently working on a range of solo projects.


There are 15 comments associated with this post

Hell YEah January 24, 2013, 15:55:54

This is pretty much the hottest shit Iv’e ever heard of. Way to go guys! Holy Shit…WOW!

fin January 24, 2013, 16:26:12

fish on!

Scrazy January 24, 2013, 16:41:12

best. show. ever

Stephen January 24, 2013, 16:56:40


Frank January 24, 2013, 17:23:27 You want to get fish, talk to him.

Woops January 24, 2013, 17:29:56

Nobody wants to get fish. We just want to watch these other guys who are really talented and funny and already know how to get fish, get fish.

MarZaPhiGar January 24, 2013, 17:30:36

Sounds suspiciously like “Fishing with John,” the old show on IFC with John Lurie and guests going fishing in exotic locales- the fishing part being just a framework for the show. Guests included Tom Waits(!) fishing in Jamaica.

JK Rowling January 25, 2013, 00:00:28

Maybe Les can create a bass-type instrument out of a fishing rod and play it on the high seas.

Tanner, dj January 25, 2013, 13:36:28

Touch my tooter

tomglenburnie January 25, 2013, 15:47:33

This could be heaven; or This could be Hell.

BCgem22 January 25, 2013, 18:21:42

just like fishing with john.

Desiree January 25, 2013, 19:06:24

Effing AWESOME! Can’t wait!

Ted January 25, 2013, 19:50:30

Fish On

Chris January 26, 2013, 02:46:56

I live in S Georgia and fish every weekend. I have to be on this show!!! If not me, my native friend who is a character of his own needs to be.

Steve January 29, 2013, 12:37:12

I agree, this sounds like Fishing with John from back in the 90’s. Could be pretty awesome.

Hoolie January 31, 2013, 17:26:39

If you haven’t seen Fishing With John, I suggest you check it out. It sounds oddly similar to this concept…hmm.

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