Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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The only animated episode of the show that's also a backdoor pilot. It has three segments: A family takes out their frustrations on their poor dog, watches their Christmas home movie and sends the dog to guard dog school after a burglary.

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Skip Binford (voice)
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Miss Lestrange (voice)
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In this animated episode of three interrelated stories, a middle-class, suburban family is seen through the eyes of their put-upon dog. Written by Anonymous

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16 February 1987 (USA)  »

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The short-lived animated CBS series Family Dog (1993) was spun off from this episode. See more »

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Skip Binford: You look great honey.
Mrs. Bev Binford: Thanks. I had my tips frosted.
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Referenced in The Iron Giant (1999) See more »

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The Family Dog is Mine
15 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

I remember seeing this short film when it first aired on Amazing Stories in 1987 and I thought that it was the funniest thing I had ever seen. Every character (including the dog who is silent) was extremely funny. I have never forgotten it and was looking for it all over the place (thank heaven for the internet). I watched it, and although the animation is not on par with anything that is out today, it is still probably one of the funniest things I have ever seen in my life. I cannot get it out of my mind (I think the same thing as the robber at the end, every morning when I have to walk my dogs). If you can, find it...If you can't, find it anyway, it will surely crack you up, dog lover or not.


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