By Jerry Beck | Animation Scoop April 4, 2014 at 3:43AM
Artie Lange kidnaps baseball legend Pete Rose in this NSFW unaired TV pilot created and produced by Andy Rheingold (Beavis and Butt-head, Spongebob Squarepants) for Spike TV. It features real audio (culled from 2 hours) of conversation between comedian Lange and baseball legend Rose.
Says creator Reingold, "Artie and Pete were fantastic to work with. Though I didn't get to meet Pete in person as we recorded him from live from Vegas. The plan for the series was to "kidnap" different athletes and encourage them to tell stories we could bring to life via animation." Titmouse was the animation studio, the pilot was directed by Jody Schaeffer and Chris Prynoski.