Joel McHale & Baby Cougar in ANIMAL CONTROL Super Bowl Ad
A baby cougar took a bite at Joel McHale’s collar before licking his face in a Super Bowl ad for comedy Animal Control, filmed in Vancouver and premiering February 16th on Fox.
Wanna hear something crazy? This [Super Bowl] ad cost $3 million, and only half of that went toward my hair. — Joel McHale.
Animal Control follows a group of Seattle Animal Control workers whose lives are complicated by the fact that animals are simple, but humans are not. Joel McHale stars as Frank, an opinionated, eccentric Animal Control officer who may not have gone to college but is still the most well-read person in the room. A former cop, Frank tried to expose corruption in his department, but his efforts got him fired, which may explain why he’s so cynical and curmudgeonly. He has an almost superhuman ability to understand animals. Humans…not so much.
Frank is assigned a new partner, Fred “Shred” Taylor (Michael Rowland), an optimistic rookie Animal Control officer. They both report into their sweet-natured and endearingly awkward boss Emily Price (Vella Lovell). Amit Patel (Ravi Patel) and Victoria Sands (Grace Palmer) are also partners in the Animal Control office – though they could not be more opposite. Rounding out the precinct is veterinarian Dr. Summers (Alvina August), receptionist Dolores Stubb (Kelli Ogmundson) and Templeton Dudge (Gerry Dee), an Animal Control officer from a neighboring precinct with a real chip on his shoulder.
Vancouver filming dates: October 31 2022 – January 30 2023.
Animal Control Northwest Seattle Division set at Marine Drive & Manitoba in Vancouver.
Writer/producers: Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, Dan Sterling.
Cast: Joel McHale, Michael Rowland, Vella Lovell, Ravi Patel, Grace Palmer, Alvina August, Kelli Ogmundson, Gerry Dee.
This star-studded cast will have you howling! 🤣🐺 pic.twitter.com/LL2fLzrcsn— Comedy Club FOX (@ComedyClubFOX) February 8, 2023
Joel McHale and a snake.
mark your calendars & sink your claws into a new show! 🐻 🗓 #animalcontrolfox with @joelmchale premieres February 16 at 9/8c! pic.twitter.com/cEfosDPaBR— Comedy Club FOX (@ComedyClubFOX) February 1, 2023
Animal Control cast at a Vancouver Canucks game.
Animal Control is Fox Entertainment’s first owned live-action comedy.
During the last Super Bowl game love the photo of this gentleman holding the baby cougar. What a beautiful animal.