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Main Series Korgoth of Barbaria
Season No. 1
Episode No. Pilot
Production No. 101
Original Airdate June 3, 2006
Runtime 22 Minutes
FCC Rating TV-MA V
Main Crew
Director(s) Aaron Springer
Genndy Tatakovsky
Writer(s) Aaron Springer
Executive producer(s) Aaron Springer
Episode Cast
Voices of Diedrich Bader
Corey Burton
Craig Raisner
Tom Kenny
Joe DiMaggio
Susan Spano
Narrated by Corey Burton
Composer(s) Lee Holdridge

Korgoth of Barbaria is the pilot episode proposed series made for Adult Swim.


The pilot was shown on June 3, 2006 and was then greenlit for a full season on June 18. However, due to reasons unknown the show was scraped. Despite being incredibly popular with fans, the show was not brought back. It was released on DVD on October 29, 2009.


The show was set in a post-apocalyptic world where sorcery and the remnants of technology exist simultaneously. Korgoth was prone to humorous amounts of violence, tying in with his Viking heritage.


Korgoth is infected with a deadly parasite by Gog-Ma-Gogg and extorted to steal an item known as The Golden Goblin of the Fourth Age from the wizard Specules, whom Gog believes to have recently died. Korgoth journeys with a group of Gog-Ma-Gogg's henchmen to Specules' castle, picking up a girl and killing several things along the way.

The group reaches the castle, considerably smaller than when it had left and begin to plunder it. As Korgoth searches for the Golden Goblin, Specules returns, explaining that he was on vacation. Specules uses his magic to kill or incapacitate all but Korgoth, who proves largely immune to the ridiculous creatures the wizard conjures. As a last resort, Specules uses his magic directly against Korgoth; however, he is knocked off-balance and accidentally kills Korgoth's girl. Angered, Korgoth takes a two-pronged candle stick holder and impales Specules through the eyes, only to find that the wizard has magically transferred his head onto the dead girl's body. Specules proceeds to fly out the window.

Korgoth returns to Gog-Ma-Gogg with the Golden Goblin (A simple modern-age novelty item) and gets the elixir for the deadly parasite, though the elixir takes many seasons to take effect. He is last seen walking away, pulling a cart full of medicine bottles.


  • Executive Producer: Aaron Springer
  • Creator: Aaron Springer
  • Director: Aaron Springer and Genndy Tartakovsky (Animation)
  • Composer: Lee Holdridge


  • Diedrich Bader as Korgoth and Henchman #1
  • Corey Burton as The Narrator, Specules, Doorman and Henchman #2
  • Craig Raisner as Gog-Ma-Gogg and Bargrot
  • John DiMaggio as Stink, Scrotus and Henchman #4
  • Tom Kenny as Hargon and Hechman #3
  • Susan Spano as Orala