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Published: 2013/05/23

Do You Want to Be On Les Claypool and Dean Ween’s Fishing Show?

A few months back we reported that Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo and Les Claypool were pitching a new reality series involving fishing. Now it seems like production is underway and the duo are holding a contest in order to choose a fan to appear on the show. The instructions for the contest are as follows:

Do you wanna fish with Claypool and Deaner? If so, use your smartphone/Iphone and send us a close up video saying so, ‘I wanna fish with Claypool and Deaner!’ is the phrase we are looking for. Be creative but try to keep it head or face shot and 5 seconds MAX. Email submission to

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will produce the project, and 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.

“The show is personality-driven,” Melchiondo told the The Star Ledger. “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.” Melchiondo added, “Part of the plan is to do music on the show and also create the soundtrack.”

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 14 comments associated with this post

Robert Kane May 23, 2013, 17:51:09

hey Mickey…hook me up, brah!

bryan pender May 23, 2013, 20:08:42

Les or Mickey, where do I post this video??? Would be to badass to hook up on some fish with the both of you!!!

boognish May 23, 2013, 21:01:06

Fishing with John:

thomas (tommy the catch) ewen May 23, 2013, 21:52:04

Dude, ive caught fish off of the waters from Rio Vista to the Golden GAte. Plus I like the idea of dreaming, err, I mean catching. Make it a show and invite me, excellent tour guide, hint, hint!!!!

nite time May 23, 2013, 22:59:14

man i wish my phone wasn’t a telegraph.. i would probably enter.. their loss i guess.

ed wilson May 24, 2013, 00:17:38

Hey mickey, I wanna come and throw up over the side of your boat.

Uwe Forschner May 24, 2013, 05:23:29

This is tragic in some ways: I am a bassman, a big fan of Primus and Col. Les Claypool, and I like fishing a lot! Every lake, every river I see has to ne checked when I am on my journeys. But I just have no Smartphone, so I can’t send this fucking message to where it belongs. Please, make an exception, I will dance for you before fishing, if you choose me….

burning_beard May 24, 2013, 06:57:20

i’ll buy you an ashtray so you don’t flick the butt in the water. pick me! pick me!

steve b May 24, 2013, 10:00:53

Brian, Uwe and the rest….all you have to do is make a video- many devices other than phones make videos. Then email it to the listed email address.. you couldn’t tell if it was a video made from iphone, galaxy, flip video or regular camera.

Matthew C. May 24, 2013, 10:54:34

I am ready to rip some lips! bring me too the magical land of jumbo slumbos!

BeachComber May 27, 2013, 21:28:48

Mickey…..I gave you vicodin for a ween ticket in 1998!!!!!

Steve stoner May 28, 2013, 19:06:12

The mollusk lingers on the seas of cheese. Brilliant

Slink June 4, 2013, 19:13:42

When’s the deadline?

vbray-epsilomdocseniour October 18, 2013, 14:23:49

#dreamfishin #fishinwitmickeynfriends #throwoutalinemicky sending in 5 second video this weekend!!! #fishinfrenzycontender

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