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Wonder Showzen 

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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Series cast summary:
Vernon Chatman ...
 Chauncey / ... 13 episodes, 2005-2006
John Lee ...
 Wordsworth / ... 13 episodes, 2005-2006
Alyson Levy ...
Evan Seligman ...
 Wonder Showzen Kid 11 episodes, 2005-2006
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 Wonder Showzin Kid / ... 10 episodes, 2005-2006
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 Wonder Showzen Kid 10 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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$2,800,000 (estimated)
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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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Best Kids Show Ever...Choke On That Elmo!
5 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

About a year ago, I came upon a delightful kids show called Wonder Showzen. Think Sesame Street for smarter kids. Episodes teach children about History, Nature, Health and the Ocean. They also show kids how hot dogs, TV dinners and money is made. The adorable puppets live in a happy land consisting of letters and numbers. Chauncey is the leader, and quite the snappy dresser (top hat and saddle shoes). Between puppet skit and cutesy cartoons involving A doggy doctor, the dangers of having a potty mouth, etc, there are "Kids Say the Darndest Things" type Q&A with the children. The things that come out of their mouths... Wonder Showzen isn't afraid to give the kids the facts, but while encouraging them to use their imagination and having fun adventures. Any way, it's nice to see a kids show that is insightful, intelligent and genuinely entertaining to watch. I would recommend this show to anyone who has small impressionable children. Wonder Showzen will make them worldly beyond their years, and cooler than the other kids in class. Wonder Showzen is the best kids show ever. And I am a liar.


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