New HBO comedy Animals. features voices from Aziz Ansari, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, How I Met Your Mother‘s Cobie Smulders and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Ellie Kemper – and the latest to be added to the roster is Pennsylvanian singer-songwriter Kurt Vile, who in this week’s episode takes the form of a squirrel, lying sideways on the floor, providing the show’s remaining squirrel population with a load of Lanterns peanuts and then singing them a psych-tinged tune about going nuts. Take a look in the clip above.
Animals. started life as a pair of episodes premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January last year. A few months later HBO – the same channel behind Girls, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire – picked it up for a two-season run, which started in February of this year. If you’re confused about what exactly it is, think of it a bit like Ricky Gervais’ animated podcast – a series of retroscripted, improvised routines between guest stars and its creators, Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano. Check out a full trailer below: