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Showtime’s ‘Californication’ Clearly Obsessed With Metal

Posted by on December 10, 2009

god hates us allShowtime’s David Duchovny comeback vehicle Californication has been a favorite of mine since the series debuted in 2007, and I’ve always appreciated creator Tom Kapinos’ subtle homages to metal.

Duchovny’s character, Hank Moody, is a modern-day Charles Bukowski with a severe case of writer’s block following the massive success of his third novel, God Hates Us All. Yes, just like the Slayer album. One could chalk it up to coincidence until it’s revealed later in the series that his first two novels are titled South Of Heaven and Seasons In The Abyss.

So, cool, Kapinos is a Slayer fan. Lots of people are. Does that make him legit metal? I’m sure he is now, after last week’s episode saw Moody name-check one of his favorite author’s novels, Crack The Skye. Nice!

In related news, Simon & Schuster has published a ghost-written version of the previously fictional God Hates Us All under the Moody name. Which begs the question, how many longhairs accidentally picked it up?

UPDATE: Thanks to reader J. Doom for pointing this out! What other metal easter eggs might we find?

in addition to a bunch of less-than-tr00 metal tidbits from last season, i distinctly recall 1 episode where the daughter was wearing a Darkthrone t-shirt.

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