This episode of CircleCity is rated TV-PG, meaning it contains content that may be inappropriate for younger readers.
|And Thus, A Series is Born|
|Season 1, Episode 1|
|Air date||June 10, 2000|
|Written by|| IAmBagel
And Thus, A Series is Born is the first episode of CircleCity. The episode premiered on Comedy Central on June 10, 2000 at 10:00 PM, and was given a TV-PG-DLSV rating.
After graduating from college, a cynical purple circle named Lloyd Donovan is forced to move out of his family home. While searching for areas to live in, he winds up in the crime-ridden, overpopulated city of CircleCity. With nowhere else to turn to, he moves into an apartment building, but due to a mishap, he is forced to share a room with an alcoholic, optimistic circle named Derp. The two struggle to get along because of their polar opposite personalities, but they wind up having to work together to stop a bank robbery.
The episode begins as we see a college graduation ceremony taking place in an unnamed school located in Pennsylvania. The students within the ceremony are called up onto the stage, where they are handed a "pity degree" and are required to give a small speech. As the students walk to and off the stage, the dean reads off their names, stopping at "Lloyd Donovan". Nobody walks onto the stage, prompting the dean to repeat the name. The students within the ceremony turn their heads towards the middle of their seating arrangement, staring at a purple circle in a suit, sleeping. The circle sitting next to him nudges him, but Lloyd does not awaken. Eventually, he punches Lloyd in the eye, causing him to fall out of his seat and wake up. Lloyd promptly gets up and walks onto the stage, yanking the pity degree into his hand and walking offstage. The dean snaps at Lloyd, telling him that he forgot to present his speech. Lloyd coldly states "didn't write one" and continues walking.
And Thus, A Series is Born received a generally mixed response from critics, with some criticizing the uneventful plot and scattershot humor, while praise went towards the animation and the dynamic between Lloyd and Derp.