Nickelodeon’s energetic and spontaneously animated series Sanjay and Craig returned on September 2015 with the long-awaited premiere of its third season. While this season definitely did not come as a surprise (it was scheduled for production even before the second season premiere had aired), creators Jim Dirschberger, Adreas Trolf, and Jay Howell have made a point to continue expanding and exploring the unique and colorful universe and characters that they’ve created and introduced during the first two seasons. Promising to up the ante on the twosome’s wild adventures during this season, the media has additionally announced a line-up of famous celebrity special guests that have been set to appear.
SC stars 12-year old Sanjay (voiced by The Big Bang Theory’s Maulik Pancholy), a relatable East-Indian boy who spends his time delving into hijinks with his human-like, talking snake named Craig Slithers (voiced by Chris Hardwick). The supporting characters that get themselves entrenched within the pals’ adventures are as varied and unique as the main characters themselves. This is likely a factor that contributes to the show’s refreshing unpredictability. While the series has been accused of over-utilizing “toilet jokes” and “potty humor”, there are also elements of intelligence and emotional depth that make their way to the surface. The creators believe these juxtaposed moments reflect the alternating instances of adult clarity, childish immaturity and emotional confusion that envelopes us all during the inescapable path to adolescence (and ultimately adulthood).
Natasha Lyonne, of Orange is the New Black, guest appears on the third episode of season 3 entitled “Bike-o Psycho” (which aired on September 18th, 2015). When #SC discover an abandoned bike, Lyonne voices Chido, the previous owner who is hell-bent on getting it back. Dolph Lundren also makes a guest appearance as himself during the series’ holiday special (which aired on December 4th, 2015), leading #SanjayCraig around a town he founded (named Lundren) while attempting to teach them the “true meaning of Huggle day”. In addition to these guests, Nickelodeon has also announced a crossover episode for the third season of SC where the loveable duo encounter the hosts of Nickelodeon Guts (Mike O’Malley and Moira Quirk, also voicing themselves) while competing at the Extreme Arena.
While there have been no formal announcements from Nickelodeon regarding a fourth season of #SC, statistically-speaking, it is quite likely that the series will be renewed. The show is viewed in over one hundred and twenty countries and territories worldwide. It also came in top five among children aged four to fourteen during its time-slot even when taking international markets into account (including, but not limited to, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Poland and South Africa). In addition to being the second highest rated Nickelodeon show across all television, premiere episodes to date have averaged 3 million viewers, as per Nickelodeon sources. If these numbers are any indication, it is quite likely that the rambunctious Sanjay and the anthropomorphic Craig may be sticking around for a while longer.
You can catch the remainder of the season three episodes of #SanjayCraig on Nickelodeon. The episodes are scheduled to air on Fridays at 8:15 pm EST for the remainder of winter 2016. For those looking to catch up on missed episodes, or for those simply itching to re-watch a few favorites,