Prerecorded Friends started in May of 2007 by Doug (Doog) Bresler and his brother Joe. This was an effort to put his brothers Latino R&B and SW music out to the world and to realize their Canadian friend, Billy Reid’s dream to host a male knitting show. It also gave Doog a chance to test out his Voice Synthesizers. It was originally called the Doogtoons Weekly Knittup for the first few horribly bad episodes, in which Doog would randomly scream something his brother calls the Andromeda strain. It was very difficult for Billy to focus on knitting with Doog's random screams and Joe’s confusing combination of bad English, Spanish, Portuguese and Afrikaans. The Doogtoons Weekly Knittup was renamed the Prerecorded Friends Show on the 20th show and the first show with the title "Prerecorded Friends" was episode 21:Don't Taunt Bibi.
Over the past 10 months of the Prerecorded Friends the group has created many fictional characters. Here are two of the most notable.
Marcellus is Billy’s friend that sprays dog crap and everything else with his trusty lemon pledge. Marcellus is rumored currently on tour with the Sprinkles spraying loud audience members in the face with pledge.
The Sprinkles were created in Episode 23 as the outgoing message on an answering machine as the Tinkles and their dog Sprinkles (Bark Sprinkles!). They were eventually decided to be a Comedy Duo from St. Paul, Minnesota. All three creators hate the Sprinkles and Doog decided to shoot them with a Machine Gun and then a Rocket launcher. They are currently on tour in Hell and the Middle East.
So far Doog has made 6 Voice Synthesizers, 5 of which have been tested on the show. There were 4 Male Voices and 2 Female Voices. They are all programmed to respond as a human would and Doog is hoping to get a Nobel Prize for his work.
“Trevor” was Doog's 2nd Voice Synthesizer that was developed at the same time as “Dre.” It was tested on the 2nd show until the 10th show, when it was released for sale.
“Dre” is a Voice Synthesizer that Doog developed in early 2007 and it “Moved In” with Joe in Mid-2007. Joe thinks that she is his girlfriend, and Billy and Doog do not want to break his heart as they did with Doog’s last female Voice Synthesizer. As all of Doog's Voices, it is programmed to respond as a human would. It is still in testing.
“Dan” is Doog's 3rd Voice; it was developed at the same time as “Luis.” Dan was invented as a prize for the show. It was never won, so it was sold to a man in San Francisco, who distributes it.
“Luis” was developed as a voice for animated movies in Mexico. It can speak both English and Spanish.
“Chris” is Doog's most recent Voice; it was developed for use in robots and was used in a recent film entitled, “The Thief.”