The Problem Solverz Creator Ben Jones: Using Video Games 'Like Religion'
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|John Pham, lead designer of The Problem Solverz, second from right, with fans|
With its quirky characters and surreal situations, "Gone Cabin Carzy" has all the elements that make The Problem Solverz such a strange, yet endearing show. Around the time that the Trash Talking DVD was released, Jones had pitched the show to Adult Swim. Ultimately, the concept was restructured as a kid-friendly show for Cartoon Network.
"There wasn't much retooling," says Jones of taking the show to a children's television network.
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"In a weird way, I think that the 'voice' I have is more in the characters and the visual language of the show," says Jones, mentioning his unique perspective on relationships.
"That kind of stuff works great for kids shows," he adds. "The other stuff that's on the network, like The Regular Show, is completely like that. It's an examination of funny relationships."