TV Funhouse (2000–2001)

TV Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
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Doug and the "Anipals" introduce animated segments, short videos and other wacky clips. Meanwhile, the other 'Anipal' puppets go on wacky adventures through the city.


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Series cast summary:
 Doug the Host / ... (8 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Fogey / ... (8 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Chickie / ... (8 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Hojo (8 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Hank (8 episodes, 2000-2001)
David Juskow ...
 Larry (8 episodes, 2000-2001)


In this spin-off of the TV Funhouse cartoons on SNL, our host Doug (Doug Dale) hosts a show on a set that resembles Blue's Clues if it wasn't computerized. He picks a theme for the day (Caveman Day, Western Day, Spaceman Day, Mexicans Day) and encourages his "Anipals" (His animal puppets) to do stuff for the day that corresponds with the theme. Of course, they never do and get themselves in crazy situations like going to a Tijuanese Bordello and Doug is stuck on the set all alone. There's also Robert Smigel cartoons and mock-educational films! Written by Me

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According to Robert Smigel on Reddit, the show was canceled for budget reasons due to working overtime. See more »


Doug: I got my cowboy hat on!
Chickie: Good! Why don't you shove it up your ass?
Hojo: Boy, that was harsh!
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Phil Davison (2011) See more »

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A short-lived yet hilarious show!
13 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw commercials for TV FUNHOUSE, I thought that it would be really stupid. It was really stupid, but it was also very funny. It was vulgar too. I hadn't seen a show this vulgar since SOUTH PARK. Just like SOUTH PARK, the laughs come from the vulgarity. In a few short weeks, TV FUNHOUSE became my favorite show so I was sad to hear that it was canceled. It should have been on for longer than it was because it was an extremely hilarious show!

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