Video game talk takes a NSFW turn in new clip from Hulu's Future Man

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Hulu describes Future Man this way: “A janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night is tasked with preventing the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.”

But we’ve seen a few episodes, and that description just doesn’t cover what’s truly entertaining about Future Man: It’s hilariously filthy.

We have a clip for you below, one that is decidedly not safe for work (although you can watch it just fine, as long as you’re listening with headphones). Here protagonist Josh Futterman discusses video games, while two store clerks talk about which characters they find the more attractive ... and it goes on from there.

Future Man brings viewers raunchy humor, which is something relatively new and unique to sci-fi on television. (Note: Genre comic books have had ribald humor since “Tijuana bibles” first parodied Superman back in the 1940s.) The show is produced by Seth Rogen, and it certainly checks the boxes fans expect from his resume.

Now that sci-fi is free of network TV, we can expect to laugh at situations we’ve never laughed at before. Consider The Orville, a sci-fi comedy. Creator Seth MacFarlane knows how to deliver ribald humor, as seen in his animated show The Family Guy, yet his PG-13 The Orville, which also airs on Fox, holds back on some clearly funny set-ups. But what it lacks in comedy it makes up for as an homage to Star Trek, and in that it works.

Meanwhile, Future Man is a love letter to the last 35 years of sci-fi. And the R-rated conversations that happen because of it. In other words, it has big ideas ... and a bigger mouth.

Future Man airs on Hulu on November 14, 2017.