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James Rankin James Rankin ...  Larry de Bug 22 episodes, 1997
Dan Redican ...  Maurice Maggot 22 episodes, 1997
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An anthology of urban legends (3 per episode), each presented with a different narrator and animation style. All stories begin and end with the line, "This is a true story happened to a friend of a friend of mine...". Written by DerekC

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24 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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This series was often paired with The Three Friends... and Jerry (1999) when it aired on Fox Family until the channel became ABC Family. See more »

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Narrator of any story: This is a true story, it happened to a friend of a friend of mine.
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Flying on the wings of a dove.
26 January 2002 | by Carmo-2See all my reviews

To watch this show, one needs to appreciate the theory that forms the basis for its storytelling conceit. Forming the basis of the thesis I am currently working on at Fretwell Tech U., I have grown to marvel at the intense allegorical sinews that support the five minutes of short storytelling.

The show begins and ends, for example, the same way each time. This repetition serves to reflect the banality of the post-modern soul, while at the same time reflecting its kineticism, through dynamic visual juxtapositions: colour and light fuse with motion to render the viewer helplessly enamoured with the final product.

Zeugma, asyndeton and anaphora are used to elucidate the complexity of the 90s soul. Consciousness is explored, and yet never fully realized - the viewer gets to experience the orgasmic reality of a perpetual silence.

I once wrote on my hand "Freaky Stories" to remember to watch it.


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