Sister and brother Judy and Peter move to a new house with Aunt Nora. In the attic, they find an unusual board-game, Jumanji. When they play, a rhyming quiz appears, and they're sucked into... See full summary »
This show didn't last, more's the pity, but I have to put it up there near The Tick as one of the most brilliant, hilariously postmodern "children's" TV shows. The quotes there mean that, yeah, it was theoretically marketed to kids, but I and, I suspect, many other 20-somethings of the day who happened upon it made a point of watching it ever after.
A smelly-sock-hole-eating hero, his honest but squishy friend (never figured out what he was... a mold?), the control-freak comfort doll, and of course the closet monster composed of laundry, all animated in *genuine claymation*, not crappy CG effects!
The musical Christmas special, as Mr. Bumpy plots to voyage to the North Pole to steal Santa's bag of toys, was particularly great.
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