An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares.
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Vernon Chatman ...
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 Wonder Showzen Kid (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Wonder Showzen Kid (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Wonder Showzin Kid (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Wonder Showzen Kid (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
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An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares.

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The original unaired pilot was named "Kids' Show" and was produced for the USA Network. See more »

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Crazy Old Guy: Make some TV... oh... I think they should be more detailed information about what's going on, there doesn't seem to be that and what is given doesn't allow much of choice. Same with our elections... our taxation. They cut away... the, uh, municipalities are all cutting budgets, and the taxes still remain the same. Which means that somebody's pocket is being lined. Just so many other things that I could say, the weather, the changes that have happened, that are coming about, that we don't know ...
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WARNING: WONDER SHOWZEN CONTAINS OFFENSIVE, DESPICIBLE CONTENT THAT IS TOO CONTROVERSIAL AND TOO AWESOME FOR ACTUAL CHILDREN. THE STARK, UGLY, PROFOUND TRUTHS WONDER SHOWZEN EXPOSES MAY BE SOUL-CRUSHING TO THE WEAK OF SPIRIT. IF YOU ALLOW A CHILD TO WATCH THIS SHOW, YOU ARE A BAD PARENT OR GUARDIAN. See more »

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Referenced in Kingdom of the Vampire (2007) See more »

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Hilarious. A brilliant work of art.
16 March 2005 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

I couldn't stop laughing throughout the entire first episode. The meat factory sequence, the kid in the butcher shop, "Where do babies come from?", the Letter N soap opera, the "Mexico" wipe effects... oh man, truly one of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV. And I've seen every episode of "South Park." I would go as far as to say this material transcends regular comedic TV and is a work of art. I know a lot of people will disagree, but that was my gut reaction after seeing the first episode.

Please give this show a chance. I hope it gets renewed for several years. I know it's on MTV2, so most of you are thinking it can't be that great, but they somehow managed to hit a home run on this one.


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