Comedy Clicks USA Edition – The Santa Clarita Diet

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that started on Netflix at this year and took the idea of cannibal to a twist  – Santa Clarita Diet


Opening title Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn.- IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

1 Season


Drew Barrymore – Sheila Hammond

Timothy Elephant – Joel Hammond

Liv Hewson – Abby Hammond

Skyler Gisondo – Eric Bemis



+ Drew Barrymore was considering leaving acting to focus on her business and family when she received the script for Santa Clarita Diet. When asked how she felt about the script, she said it made her really angry; she loved the script so much, she knew she’d regret not doing it and so she had to re-think her plans.

+ The ‘kid.weed_’ instagram page shown in Episode 4, is an actual account and can be found on the social media site.

+ The character of Sheila was written with Drew Barrymore in mind.

+ Drew Barrymore was on a diet and lost 20 lbs (9 kilos) during the filming of the show, which worked well for the character, who was suddenly eating an all-protein diet

+ Magic Mountain is frequently mentioned in the series. The amusement park is Santa Clarita’s top tourist attraction.

+ The first two episodes were directed by Ruben Fleischer, which is German and means ‘butcher’.

Classic Clips



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