The adventures of 8-year-old Aardvark Arthur Read. When he's not at home being hounded by his obnoxious, but scene-stealing little sister D.W. and his working class parents, he's finding ... See full summary »
Timmy Turner is a 10-year-old boy who wishes for a perfect life. Unfortunately, he has parents who work full time and often neglect him in favor of their own desires, and while they are out... See full summary »
Rugrats is a show about 4 babies, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, and Phil and Lil Deville. As we see their lives unravel, we get to hear them talk. On the sidelines are Tommy's mean cousin... See full summary »
11 year old Doug Funnie moves to Bluffington from Bloatsburg. "Doug" follows his adventures as he writes in his journal. He falls in love with Patti Mayonnaise and befriends Skeeter ... See full summary »
Eight-year-old Mac has outgrown his imaginary friend, says his mother, so he takes his buddy Bloo (a walking, talking security blanket) to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Here all ... See full summary »
An intense, hyperactive chihuahua (Is there any other kind?) and a happy-go-lucky, empty-brained cat share bizarre and often repulsive adventures. Their experiences usually involve hairballs, filthy litterboxes, "magic nose goblins", sentient farts, jars of spit, outhouses, eating dirt, monkey vermin and any other imaginable disgusting substance. Written by
Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Very little of the music used on the show was composed specifically for it; most of the music was compiled from stock recordings of various classical compositions, the works of jazz composer Raymond Scott (whose works are often used as background music for cartoons), and vintage "mood music" tracks from the library of British production music company KPM (composed in the '50s and '60s by such people as C. King Palmer, Laurie Johnson and Jack Beaver). See more »
Man-Eating Village Idiot:
Thou doth possess a great wealth of ignorance.
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The credits for voice actors are listed as "The Players", rather than "Voices" or "Featuring the Voices Of." See more »
Now that the first two seasons are out on a 3-disc set, I was able to reacquaint myself with one of the best cartoon shows to ever grace TV. Sheer genius, mad genius at that, as a neurotic dog with Peter Lorre's voice and a moronic cat sounding remarkably like Stooge Larry Fine roam the universe in search of the perfect cat litter and large pectoral muscles. Watching three discs of this craziness, I am struck by its incredibly gay sensibility, something I had not noticed as readily when it was on the air. The episodes are full of men's often naked asses, ongoing threats of rape and sodomy, over-sized and/or bizarrely costumed men in tiny and sometimes bulging underwear, tutus and kilts, a dog and cat constantly in bed together, references to sword swallowing, etc. John K. said in 1994 the duo was gay, so no real surprise there. Plus we have endless vomiting, profuse displays of verboten bodily fluids long before SCARY MOVIE, SOMETHING ABOUT MARY and American PIE, endless screaming, eviscerations, self-immolations, disembowelings, head crushings, the consumption of lawn cigars and countless other no-nos, beheadings, endless bleeding, rotting teeth, closeups of various diseased body parts and sections, the touching of terrible things, and so on. Some of this stuff is laugh-out-loud funny and the rest of it is cringe-inducing, especially viewed in large doses. Obviously, John K. was working out some serious internal demons. He clearly must have had a "funny" uncle or other male relatives. The animation and background art are worthy of a theatrical cartoon. The sound effects and music and voices are all superb. Even in a crapola episode -- and there are a few -- the music is superb. The show pretty much went to hell after JK left. A typical great episode: Ren's encounter with the tooth nerve fairy. Or Stimpy's invention of the happy helmet. A horrible episode: Stimpy's Stinky Christmas. See for yourself. The set is budget-priced (under $30) and readily available at Target.
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