“Skateboards” might be the last episode of “Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule” Season 3, but it was the first idea John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim came up with for the season. The logline for the episode reads, “Dr. Steven Brule teaches YOU how to ride around on a skateboard also with cool tricks,” and its premise was essentially just something that the creative trio found funny.
“We just talk with each other and whatever makes us laugh, basically,” Reilly tells Zap2it. “The ‘Skateboards’ one was probably the first one we thought of, but the beauty of the show is a lot of these news-magazine sort of TV shows, the topics can be so general that you can almost plug in anything.”
He elaborates, “Whatever, ‘corn.’ Steve’s treatment of ‘corn,’ you’re going to have a lot of things that have nothing to do with corn. Everything’s sort of through his personal experience, and he sees it as what you absolutely need to learn about that subject, but as you can see, it’s absurd.”
Looking forward to future seasons, Reilly expects he and Tim and Eric will continue to develop “Check It Out!” in the same way.
“As long as it continues to make us laugh and we don’t feel like we’re repeating ourselves too much and it’s as good as the previous season,” he says. “I’ll do it as long as people want to watch it. I’m hoping it becomes incrementally more popular. It’s a pretty small popular on Adult Swim.”
“Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule” airs Thursdays at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.