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Tenacious D 

Tenacious D is a two-piece musical act, and this HBO series documents their many struggles as friends, and as a band of two very absurd individuals.
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Each episode contains 30 minutes of extremely bizarre and funny sketch comedy performed by THE STATE, an 11 member sketch comedy troupe who wrote and starred in various sketches seen throughout the program.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jack Black ...  Jack 'JB' Black 6 episodes, 1997-2000
Kyle Gass ...  Kyle 'KG' Gass 6 episodes, 1997-2000
Tenacious D ...  Themselves 6 episodes, 1997-2000
Paul F. Tompkins ...  Paul 5 episodes, 1997-2000
Kirk Ward ...  Armed Bandit / ... 3 episodes, 1997-1999
JR Reed ...  Jesus Ranch Cult Member / ... 2 episodes, 2000
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Tenacious D is a two-piece musical act, and this HBO series documents their many struggles as friends, and as a band of two very absurd individuals.

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Comedy | Music

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USA

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English

Release Date:

28 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Jack Black: Let's kick it. I'll say "Kick it," and you'll just kick it with a tasty groove, ok? One, two, three, kick it. Kick it. Come on, god DAMMIT. GOD, KYLE. COULD YOU ONE TIME KICK IT, WHAT THE FUCK?
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Followed by Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Kielbasa Sausage
Composed by Jack Black & Kyle Gass
Performed by Tenacious D
Episode: {"Death of the Dream"}
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'The D' are indeed the greatest band on earth...
5 July 2002 | by kungfuonionSee all my reviews

Tenacious D recently has achieved a mainstream following through it's latest single 'Tribute' (receiving high rotations on MTV, and international stations such as Channel [V] in Australia), but what the everyday casual listener may not realise is the fact that the roots of Tenacious D were firmly planted long before the song graced international shores.

After some digging, I happened to come across a collection of episodes. Even though the CD was my introduction to the band, all fans need to see the shows to even grasp the genius the is 'the D'.

Of course, the show isn't just for fans. The series is a comedic delight in it's own right, outlining the very real struggle of an unsigned act, trying to make it big in the music industry and the struggles that come with it. New fans of the D who have heard the music will defiantly get a kick out of seeing the back stories behind some of the songs such as 'Lee' and 'Tribute'.

Jack Black and Kyle Gass are a great team, music wise and acting, perhaps because of the fact that they are playing themselves, and the elements of the Tenacious D story are autobiographical in nature.

Of course, Tenacious D aren't for every. Those who do not appreciate the comic stylings of the almighty Jack Black will probably not enjoy the show or the music. With that said, almost everyone with a sense of humour should be able to get a kick out of 'the D' in some way, whether through their music or acting.

The series is a must-see if not only for musicians, but also comedy lovers as well, and of course, new fans of the D.


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