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Odd Job Jack Rocks-Out With the Barenaked Ladies in All-New Episode

Press Release,, July 8th, 2004.

Barenaked Ladies record & perform a brand-new track exclusively for Odd Job Jack — Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and The Chemical Brothers also Guest Star

Toronto, Ontario (July 8, 2004) — The worms of the world are in trouble and what better way to bring attention to their plight than a song dedicated to them by the Barenaked Ladies. Yep, that's right. The Barenaked Ladies perform a brand-new track entitled They Are the Worms in an all-new episode of Odd Job Jack premiering Saturday, July 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on The Comedy Network. Animated versions of the Canadian musicians appear in the episode as slightly villainous versions of themselves. They seem like such nice guys, but are they out to help or hurt the worms?

Also guest starring in this musical extravaganza are Jeff Tweedy from Wilco and The Chemical Brothers, who participate in a three-day 'Save the Worms' rock festival dedicated to worms worldwide!

Media Note - The Barenaked Ladies track entitled 'They Are the Worms' and Jeff Tweedy's track entitled 'Inner Voice' are attached below. Photography is available on-line at

When Jack Ryder (Don McKellar) signs up to work as a roadie for the 'Wormstock-stock' festival, he quickly learns the ins and outs of the not-so glamorous trade: from tuning instruments and lugging equipment to lighting and diva duty. But in the end, it's all about the music [and the worms].

Starring acclaimed Canadian actor/writer/director Don McKellar (The Red Violin, Exotica) as the voice of Jack Ryder, Odd Job Jack is the animated saga of an out-of-work, 25-year-old Sociology grad who is decidedly unsure what he wants to do with the rest of his life. In each half-hour episode, Jack turns to temp agency 'Odd Jobs Unlimited' where he is systematically placed in unusually creative positions, from stock-broker and ride attendant to roadie and weinermobile driver.

The Smiley Guys operate as the creative team behind Odd Job Jack. Jeremy Diamond serves as the head writer, David Craig as the illustrator, and Jonas Diamond as the executive producer. Adrian Carter directs and edits; Denny Silverthorne directs, edits and serves as a musical composer.