'Warren the Ape' Hits AVN Awards

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—At last, the worlds of AVN and MTV have collided.

In Monday night's series premiere of surreal new MTV sitcom Warren the Ape, the titular character—a down-and-out, support group-going puppet—winds up attending the 2010 AVN Awards show in Las Vegas, where his nemesis, Chauncey the Bear, collects the trophy for Best Newcomer.

Prior to the ceremony segment itself, Warren trolls the red carpet outside the Palms Hotel and Casino, where he chums with adult luminaries (ID'd with captions accurately noting AVN Awards for which they were nominated, we might point out) Belladonna, Manuel Ferrara, Evan Stone and, but of course, Ron "The Hedgehog" Jeremy. 

Warren's invitation to the awards, meanwhile, is prompted by a run-in he has with Chauncey where the cuddly bear shows up flanked by Wicked Pictures contract stars Alektra Blue and Kaylani Lei. Later, it's fellow Wicked girl (and 2010 AVN Awards co-host) Kirsten Price who presents Chauncey's trophy to him (sadly not an actual AVN Awards trophy), joined on the podium by starlet Lana Croft.

Other adult performers and personalities who show up in the episode include: Sasha Grey, Alyssa Reece, London Keyes, Brian Gross, Sunny Leone, Steven Hirsch, Shauna Sand, Katsuni, Jenna Haze, Lisa Ann, Angelina Valentine, Tommy Gunn, RayVeness, Tanner Mayes, Victoria Lawson, Eric John, Jenny Hendrix, Shawna Leneé and Criss Strokes.

Fans of Boogie Nights should get an extra kick out of Chauncey's regurgitation of Dirk Diggler's acceptance speech from the awards scene in that film.

The full premiere episode of Warren the Ape can be viewed here.