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|Mind of Mencia with Carlos Mencia|
|Created by||Carlos Mencia|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Original network||Comedy Central|
|Original release||July 6, 2005– July 23, 2008|
The first season of Mind of Mencia ran from July 6, 2005 to September 28, 2005, premiering on Comedy Central with an initial order of ten episodes. Soon after that the series was renewed for a second season, set to air in winter of 2006. Season 2 premiered on March 22, 2006. The first season was released on DVD on March 21, 2006 to coincide with the premiere. The second season became Comedy Central's ninth highest rated program.
In a May 2006 Wall Street Journal article, Mencia said he initially resisted requests by his network to take a deal to do a stand-up comedy album on the Comedy Central label, but will now likely appear on one.
The series ended in 2008 after four seasons when Mencia decided against filming a fifth season.
In season two they put stereotypes to the test. Few of the stereotypes stood up to the test. With the exception of the following character, Punji, of course.
Punji is a Hindu storekeeper who insults customers with obvious physical and/or social problems, before telling them to "get the park out of my store". He often expresses the wish to be reincarnated as something the person is not likely to ever see/use (for example, he says "I hope I am reincarnated as your feet, so you will never see me again" to an obese woman). Before going on his tirades, he begs for forgiveness from various Hindu gods such as Shiva and Vishnu. Punji has been a storekeeper at "Heaven-11", a store that sells wives, and an electrical store.
Carlosaurus Rex is a call-in kid's show that deals with serious/mature matters. The show is a parody of Barney & Friends and was originally hijacked from a Barney-like character, Larry the Lizard. Examples of the mature matters the show deals with include:
Carlos plays a judge, and with the help of the ghost of Johnnie Cochran looks at real life recent court cases.
An animated cartoon based on Carlos' life as a kid.
Each DVD set includes uncensored versions of each season's episodes with bonus features including commentary, a behind the scenes featurette, and deleted scenes.
|Season||DVD release date||Episodes|
|1||March 21, 2006||12|
|2||April 3, 2007||15|
|3||October 23, 2007||15|
|4||November 11, 2008||10|
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