The Idea

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A recovering rageaholic bean struggles to get the respect he wants as the host of a surreal variety show and the father of two teenagers.



It's a half hour animated comedy for adults that stars a bean named Pinto who hosts a variety show called “The Pinto Variety Hour”. This variety show features surreal or whimsical guests (such as an inventor who designed a time traveling beret).

The series follows Pinto when he’s at work but also in everyday life with his wife, Flo, and their two teenagers, Lucy (16) and Max (14). The family lives in a town called Hazelwood and they frequently interact with local characters.

It’s a show about human relationship issues told in an animated world populated by beans, rodents, and lizards. In the series, Pinto and his favorite assistant, Martha, must figure out how to deal with show’s sponsor, Big Powerful Nobody, to keep “The Pinto Variety Hour” on the air... but the heart of the series is Pinto’s family dynamic.

In the pilot, Pinto vows to take a more active role in guiding "The Variety Hour’s" success; he really doesn’t want to go back to working at Spensee’s in the mall.