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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The height of it's own unique genre
5 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

No doubt canceled because of what must have been an avalanche of lawsuits, this show strove to offend everyone. The most shocking thing about this show really was that Comedy Central let it be killed. It was truly awesome. Robert Smigel is a vicious satirist in the tradition of Monty Python. Like Monty Python, much of his satire goes unnoticed, or people just don't see the irony in it. What few episodes were made are funny enough to make you wet your pants.

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