Axe Cop: Season 1 (2013)


Season 1
Axe Cop

Critics Consensus

Axe Cop is a subversive farce sprung from the mind of a child, giving the series a gleefully anarchic imagination to counterbalance its more sophomoric indulgences.



Critic Ratings: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 11
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Air date: Jul 21, 2013
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Air date: Aug 10, 2013
Air date: Aug 17, 2013
Air date: Aug 24, 2013
Air date: Nov 2, 2013
Air date: Nov 9, 2013
Air date: Nov 16, 2013
Air date: Nov 23, 2013
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Adapted from a comic created by two brothers, Malachai and Ethan Nicolle, who were 5 and 29, respectively, when they hatched the idea, this animated series follows the exploits of the titular axe-wielding police officer (voice of Nick Offerman), a no-nonsense crime fighter who gets by on two minutes of sleep per night and eats only cake. Axe Cop's friends include his partner, Flute Cop (voice of Ken Marino), and fellow do-gooder Sockarang (voice of Patton Oswalt), and his adventures take him to Zombie Island and South Pole World?just don't ask him to babysit. Other voices include Megan Mullally, Vincent Kartheiser, Rob Huebel, Giancarlo Esposito and Jared Harris.


Megan Mullally
as Isabella/Queen of England
Nick Offerman
as Axe Cop
Ken Marino
as Flute Cop
Peter Serafinowicz
as Dr. Doo Doo/Chemist "M"
Rob Huebel
as Grey Diamond
Ethan Nicolle
as Chubby Doll
Giancarlo Esposito
as Army Chihuahua
Vincent Kartheiser
as Bat Warthog Man
Alex Rubin
as The Kid
Jared Harris
as King of England
James Adomian
as Book Cop's dad
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Critic Reviews for Axe Cop Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

Once made into an actual TV show you're expected to watch, the limitations of even the most febrile 5-year-old's fantasies become clear: 5-year-olds are not great on plot or one-liners and are pretty squarely still in the anal stage.

Jul 19, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Once we know we're inside the brain of an imaginative 5-year-old, the show is hilarious and even occasionally touching.

Jul 19, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Viewers will hear plenty of body humor and see distasteful images such as "bad guys" who are piles of poop come to life.

Jul 21, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Axe Cop is an absolute psychopath in the funniest way possible.

Jul 19, 2013 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Axe completely absurd and often hilarious, especially when you consider its pedigree.

Jul 21, 2013 | Full Review…

It all adds up to a brightly colored vision of a world drained of anything that wouldn't inspire a fist pump and a cry of "Awesome!"

Dec 2, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

I like it, though I would like to love it a little more.

Jul 21, 2013 | Full Review…

For all the chaos and collateral damage induced by Axe Cop, there's a leavening positivity to the proceedings, the inevitable byproduct of a series partially inspired by the ideas of an 8-year-old boy.

Jul 21, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The animation is serviceable, and the show gets a vital boost from the voice performance of Nick Offerman.

Jul 19, 2013 | Full Review…

The martini-dry writing is full of knowing genre winks.

Jul 16, 2013 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Axe Cop: Season 1

  • Apr 30, 2016
    This has to be the most original show I've ever seen, tied with Superjail. Excellent animation and phenomenal characters make for an excellent season, despite some not so good episodes. Specifically this one about time travel. I know the show isn't the most logical, but I couldn't help but be distracted by the mistakes they made with time.
  • Jun 23, 2015
    Developmentally delayed hipsters evidently love this garbage.

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