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It's a shame to let a show with such good writing to go to waste, and end resolved. I loved this show. I have all the episodes, and i hope MTV knows that just because some Teenybopper thirteen year old who's prime intrests are Brittany Spears and Justin Timberlake doesn't like the show is no reason to take it off the air. I've loved all of MTV's animated shows its just so sad that excepting Daria & Bevis&Butthead none of their animated shows have lasted for more than one season.
After Daria was cancelled, I wondered if MTV would have another intelligent show like that again. Then I saw Clone High for the first time a few weeks ago, and I loved it. The show itself is funny, and if you know about historical characters the show becomes even funnier. The creators did a wonderful job with matching historical figures to high school stereotypes. JFK is hilarious. Make sure you watch this show! Don't let it get cancelled!
MTV cartoons have been known in the past to bomb in dozens with a few strays
that make it for the long run. I honestly don't know if Clone High will
make it but I do know that I want it to.
At first glance and the entire summary of it seems kind of lame but you have to watch it to really see the humor. And yes it's kind of cringe-worthy the way they have written some great historical figures but all you have to say is "Hey it's just a cartoon!". I can't say why I actually care if Joan of Arch or Abe Lincoln get together but i'll be damned if I don't tune in every episode so far to see Joan's angsty love for Abe.
The more history you know about these characters the funnier the show is! It's a comical blend of a little history, wacky humor and just growing up and making it through high school! It's not something that everyone is going to like. If you don't normally like cartoons geared towards the over 14 crowd then it's probably not even worth your time.
I want to think positive and that Clone High will become the next Beavis and Butthead or Daria of MTV but I honestly don't think there are enough Americans out there that can really get the humor without being offended by the portrayal of the characters. If you like cartoons and animation this is not one to miss!
Way, way, back in the 1980's, secret government employees dug up famous guys
and ladies and made amusing genetic copies. Now the clones are sexy teens
now. They're going to make if they try. Loving, learning, sharing,
judging. It's time to laugh and shiver and cry. Clone High, Clone
Absolutely my favorite cartoon. Abe Lincoln is a crazy mixed up kid who doesn't know if he loves Cleopatra or Joan of Arc. Gandi, a hyper active guy who loves to stick things in his nose. JFK, a womanizing jerk, and Joan of Arc a very dark and monitone girl who has deep routed issues with Abe Lincoln.
I think that this is another one of those cartoons that should continue.
This is my favorite MTV show ever and I am so sad that it was cancelled! I sorely wish that it would be continued. The pacing is great, the jokes are hilarious, the characters are well-written and I love the overall look of the show. My favorite characters? I love them all! But I always have a special place in my heart for Joan of Arc, she reminds me of me :) It's too bad it didn't succeed, I can only hope a DVD release is not far away.
I know this isn't a real petition but it's close enough...for anyone
who loves this show and wants it back just sign your name below...I am
for one am sick of all the reality bull sh*t and would really like to
actually enjoy a show every once in awhile. Even though Clone High
wasn't the most intelligent show out there it wasn't supposed to be, it
was just good animated fun and just because someone took too damn
personally and got "offended" so to speak had to go and bitch to take
it off well F*ck you whoever that was. well I'll shall be the 1st to
MTV has helped make yet another good show, which is looking to be the best
since Daria. Daria hasn't been on in a while; its last episode was shown
June 2001, and its series finale college movie was shown a little more
a year ago (as of the date of this review). Celebrity Deathmatch was also
good, but even though it's not officially finished, it disappeared months
Based from the number of reviews I've seen so far, this show has already been welcomed with its fair share of praise. And yes, I agree completely. Clone High is another clever teen toon, using a bit of History for primary inspiration. The characters have little (if anything) in common to their predecessors (especially Mohanti Ghandi (excuse me if I misspelled anything)), but that's the fun of the show. It basically covers many teen topics, particularly peer pressure. The simplistic designs (possibly taken from one of Cartoon Network's cartoons) adds to the show's humor.
The main characters are: Abe Lincoln, the normal good-guy, Joan of Arc, a goth with a hint of sensitivity (not much like Daria), Mohanti Ghandi, the reckless yet lovable "cool dude", Cleopatra, part of the popular crowd, and J(ohn)F(itzgerald)K(ennedy), another popular guy (seemingly among the women). Also, there's the principal and robot vice-principal. Thru each episode, you'll notice that the first five characters are not the only clones existing in the show.
One thing I like about MTV is that unlike such channels as Nickelodeon or the Disney Channel, it's not afraid to reserve its material for the older crowd, in this case, the high school audience. Nick and Disney usually stay with the tried-and-true pre-teen crowd, and with a few exceptions, create a few lame programs cheaply disguised as "teen shows". The only let-down for MTV is that they keep up with even their best programs during their run, but immediately abandon them once they get cancelled. This trend is inevitable for Clone High, so we better enjoy it while we can.
One thing about Clone High was that it was another one of those good shows that appears out of nowhere. I first saw it this past MLK Day while I was channel hopping, but some sources say that the show first premiered in Canada in November 2002. Nonetheless, Clone High is a good show that's destined for a wonderful future.
Back in 2003, when they began to rerun this show on late night
"Teletoon", i watched the show whenever i could, i was in total love
with the humor and the characters represented. It was one of those
shows/films that perfectly represents you're humor, and that's why i
loved it. But, it became increasingly hard to watch it, for it was
always ran on the weekends when i would leave with no time to catch
another episode. And then as the years went by, i guess i kind of gave
up trying to watch it, and moved onto other things. But, this summer as
i traveled through Vancouver, i decided to stop into the downtown A&B,
and pick up some music. While there i browsed briefly through the DVD
section, and the name "Clone High" screamed out at me from the shelf. I
picked up the case knowing that there was only one season and curious
to see if there was anything else too it. I bought it for the memories,
and for the many episodes out of the 13 i had not seen. And as i watch
it now, as my 16 year old self, i can honestly say that it may be one
of my all-time favorite TV shows next to "The Simpsons" (Era - Seasons
Every part of the show is enjoyable. First and foremost, it is gutbustingly hilarious. I have read that Gandhi's clone character has caused much controversy around the globe, and while i can see how that would arise, he is the funniest character out of all them (next to Scangrade, and Toots of course). The other thing this show did so well was parody the common cliché of teenage sex romps, while not veering off into the immature and plain stupidity that many animated shows have amounted too, at the same time, it didn't take itself too seriously which left it free for loads of great satire.
The other thing i can say about this show is it is genuingly touching. While, this may be ironic, for the show's purpose is to parody that "touchy feely" aspect of teenage cinema, and all the parts i found sweet may just be jokes onto themselves. For example, as i watched the season (or series, hopefully not) finale, and grew closer to the end, i knew this was it, there was nothing after this, and i was just crushed. Everything about the ending depressed me, the music by the Abandoned Pools, the character's quick conclusions, even the "To be continued...?!" at the end. I went to bed that night with a heavy sadness (as corny as it sounds, it's true). But then the next day, i realized that in a way, regardless of my disappointment, it was an almost perfect way to end that show, at the time. If it comes back, you've got a great ciffhanger that will draw people in, if it doesn't, it can be interpreted as a further satire of weepy teen romances. That comforted me a little. But just a little.
All in all, this show was a wonderful, and unappreciated show that i would be very happy to see back on the air. I have heard rumors about a mythical 14th episode to end it all in the works. But, i've learned to not trust all the gossip i hear on the internet.
This show is great! I first saw it on MTV in the US, so I never got to see the end until I downloaded the rest of the episodes off the internet. It's such a shame that these excellent shows get cancelled. One show that is on something of the same calibur is Invader ZIM, if you've ever seen that. That show, although different, was like Clone High in that it catered to humor that isn't so mainstream as, say, Friends humor or something. Not that Friends isn't a funny show, but Clone High and Invader ZIM both have a unique humor to them that is rare on TV nowadays. Anyway, this show is excellent. It draws on hilarious stereotypes and a lot of historical fact to form its exquisite humor. But you don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this show, just the way in which it parodies teen dramas is terrific. This show isn't for younger viewers, I guess, but it is a great show. One bad thing is a rather unsatisfying ending, but maybe the writers didn't know that it would be the last episode. One last thing - the show's main band, The Abandoned Pools, is great as well, their songs are scattered throughout the show. Ten stars.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Aired on Monday nights as part of MTV's "Ten Spot.", Clone High is set in a high school whom students are clones from famous people throughout history. The series follows the live of clones: Abe Lincoln (Will Forte) and his friends, Joan of Arc (Nicole Sullivan) and Mahatma Gandhi (Michael McDonald) as they share and journey together, through a lot of misadventures. Abe Lincoln is madly in love with a clone of Cleopatra (Christa Miller) whom is a self-absorbed, vain, and often mean-spirited popular cheerleader who is the object of desire for every male in the school, most notably Abe and JFK (Chris Miller), a handsome, popular, arrogant, and horny jock. Principal Scudworth (Phil Lord) is the mad scientist principal of Clone High, who secretly plans to use the clones as attractions for his hypothetical amusement park, and many of the series' subplots surround him trying to find ways to accelerate his plans despite the Secret Board of Shadowy Figures wanting something different. Mr. Butlertron (voiced by Chris Miller again) is Scudworth's sane robotic butler and reluctant sidekick in his stupid schemes. He refers to everyone as "Wesley" as a parody of Mr. Belvedere (1985's TV show). Much of the humor in the show comes from the large contrast between the personality of the clones and the actual values and legacy of the historical figures they are descended from. While they share the same name, and looks, the clones are so different than their originals. For example, Gandhi is portrayed as a hyperactive comedy relief whose biggest dream is to be accepted by those around him. Joan of Arc is in love with Abe, while Abe is unable to see that. The show is also a parody of the after school specials of high-school themed comedies dealing with themes like drugs. In fact, almost every episode opens with a voice-over parodying the "very special episodes" of TV shows. The show use the style of limited animation is a process of making animated cartoons that does not redraw entire frames but variably reuses common parts between frames that was common in the late 90's and early 2000's shows of the time. The characters and backgrounds are traditionally drawn but the frames and cells are frequently recycled. It makes the show seem low-budget. They even mention how cheat the animating is in some episodes. The episodes were pretty funny in my opinion, but sadly due to poor ratings MTV pull the plug of the show. The bad thing about the show is that the last five episodes were never broadcast in the United States. Even if you get to watch the few episodes, it's not worth it. The season finale episode is left with a cliffhanger ending that will never get solved, sadly. My favorite episode is Film Fest: Tears of a Clone, Episode 4, where the students had to make movies for the Clone High Student Film Festival. It makes fun of a lot of the film genres such as Blaxploitation, Bohemianism avant-garde, and autobiographical epic. In a lot of the episodes, there were a number of guest stars from the TV show Scrubs provide voices of several characters in Clone High, such as Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley, Neil Flynn and Christa Miller because Bill Lawrence produce the show. Also, it's funny that there is an image of a dolphin hidden in almost every episode. I think the main reason why the show was pulled was because MTV released an advertisement that had character Mahatma Gandhi in a way that offended many people in India. To make matters worse for the 55th celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, protesters in India specifically protested the MTV show. Feeling the heat form this controversy, MTV issued an apology. Scandals like this are rarely good for a show and might cause the demise of the show. Honestly in my opinion, they should cancel all shows on MTV and play music videos only. I'm confused as to why MTV canned it. It was smart, clever, and interesting with likable, fun characters and a dash of high school drama which as everyone knows makes interesting television.
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