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Tales from the Far Side (1994)

A series of Gary Larsen's "Far Side" gags are turned into short animated gags, such as a Frankenstein cow; an insect airline's in-flight movie; deer, hunters, and UFOs; wolf home-movies; ... See full summary »

Director:

Marv Newland

Writers:

Gary Larson (creator), Gary Larson (developer) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... (voice)
Doug Parker Doug Parker ... (voice)
Lee Tockar ... (voice)
Dale Wilson ... (voice)
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A series of Gary Larsen's "Far Side" gags are turned into short animated gags, such as a Frankenstein cow; an insect airline's in-flight movie; deer, hunters, and UFOs; wolf home-movies; egg horror flicks; and cowboys & aliens. Written by Kathy Li

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It's going to be a bumpy night.


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Parrot: Squawk! Is this loaded?
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Alternate Versions

In the original TV version, there was no narration over the zombie camping scene; in the VHS version, there is. In the original TV version, the ending scene finishes with the exploding child dolls on the roadway, randomly exploding every few seconds; in the VHS version, the dolls are replaced with rakes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Best of RiffTrax Shorts: Volume One (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Home on the Range
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Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Played during the zombie campfire scene
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it goes farther than this
3 April 2017 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Gary Larson's single-panel cartoon series "The Far Side" ran for fifteen years, offering surreal, twisted takes on our world. Right before it ended, CBS aired "Tales from the Far Side", featuring a number of the characters from the series doing various and sundry things. Quite an enjoyable special. I'd say that my favorite part was the bugs watching "The Fly" in the airplane, but I also liked the zombie camp.

I understand that there was a sequel in 1997, but I've never seen it. I guess that until I do, I'll be content with this special. Worth seeing. Since the series ended, Larson has apparently done a lot of environmental stuff.

Three-legged race indeed!


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gary Larson's Tales from the Far Side See more »

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