Dick Hopper: Private Eye
Vincent Dinero brutally murders his father in a power play for the family’s fortune. To cover his tracks, he hoodwinks Dick Hopper, a local private investigator, into clearing his name and framing his innocent brother, Earnest Dinero, for the crime. Instead of uncovering evidence to support Vincent’s claim, Dick unwittingly exposes a sinister web of criminal activity revolving around the city’s most dangerous drug: corn. Beyond its status as an absurd satire, Dick Hopper is also a loving tribute to the genre it parodies. With shadowy, black-and-white production, a slow-burning jazz soundtrack, and a wide ensemble of characters that runs the gamut of crime movie archetypes, Dick Hopper serves as a love letter to film noir, even as it skewers the genre with no mercy.
S01:E01 - Here Comes Dick
Hot on the heels of committing patricide, Vincent Dinero approaches Dick Hopper, Private Eye with a false plea of innocence and clear desire to acquit himself of guilt. Hookwinked by Vincent’s slimy charms, Dick takes the case.
S01:E02 - Of Dick and Desire
Dick questions Vincent’s brother, Earnest Dinero, about his father’s death. Unbeknownst to Dick, his interrogation tactics attract more than just answers from Earnest, but Dick only has eyes for Earnest’s sister, the precocious Daisy Dinero…
S01:E03 - Dick Tails
While Vincent learns a thing or two about the law from his friendly bail bondsman, Goldie goes undercover for a candid interview with Earnest. Meanwhile, Dick’s dream-girl steps out of his head and into his office when Daisy Dinero walks through his door.
S01:E04 - Dick Goes Deeper
Dick ignores Earnest’s continued romantic advances and hunts down local drug dealer (and high school theater heartthrob) Rico Ricardo. Goldie approaches Sgt. McRuff and Lindsey about a possible corn based conspiracy, but her theory falls on deaf ears.
S01:E05 - Dangerous Dick
With Goldie sniffing too close to their cornhole, Sgt. McRuff and Lindsey bring their concerns to their boss, Mayor Whitmore. On the run from his Bail Bondsman, Vincent Dinero lays low at The Farmer’s corn den.
S01:E06 - Caged Dick
Dick gets locked up in prison—and his bunkmate is Vincent Dinero! Meanwhile, the Bail Bondsman gets an unpleasant surprise in the bathroom, and Rico tries to take his relationship with Daisy to the next level.