Whether it’s tracking down the actual tablets that hold the Ten Commandments or the first-ever piece of confetti, or thwarting a gang of Goonies-esque kids holding up an archaeology gala, every episode comes with a story that puts Digman in the crosshairs of danger and adventure. Saltine is the one constantly pushing Digman to come to terms with his own shortcomings, no matter how resistant he might be, and Agatha makes Saltine’s efforts a little more palatable for the man who endlessly lacks self-awareness and humility. Meanwhile, Swooper is Digman’s right-hand man, always prepared with transportation and maybe an extended unnecessary yet hilarious flashback, such as how he became a licensed gondola driver. The fact that Swooper is voiced by a wild Tim Robinson (“I Think You Should Leave”) makes him the standout supporting character among the heroic ensemble.
But not everyone is on Digman’s side. In the competitive world of archeology, it should come as no surprise that Digman’s old assistant Zane (Guz Khan of “The Bubble”) betrayed him in order to get his hands on a valuable artifact, resulting in the death of Digman’s wife Bella. Flash forward to present day and Zane has become so good at conniving his way through adventures that he lands a gig alongside esteemed genius and adventurer Quail Eegan (Tim Meadows), giving us a pair of antagonists for the series.
Each episode works as an adventure of the week that takes Digman and his companions to various mythical locations and historical landmarks, not to mention introducing new characters voiced by guest stars like Jason Schwartzman, Clancy Brown, Maya Rudolph, Joe LoTruglio, Harvey Guillen, and an even bigger roster of talent who didn’t appear in the first four episodes provided for review. But there are even more great guest stars on the way, including Andy Daly, Jane Lynch, Kyle Mooney, Daniel Radcliffe, and filmmaker Edgar Wright.