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The Oblongs 

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The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste.
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Series cast summary:
Pamela Adlon ...  Milo Oblong / ... 13 episodes, 2001
Will Ferrell ...  Bob Oblong 8 episodes, 2001
Jean Smart ...  Pickles Oblong 8 episodes, 2001
Randy Sklar ...  Biff Oblong 8 episodes, 2001
Jason Sklar ...  Chip Oblong 8 episodes, 2001
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ...  Beth Oblong / ... 8 episodes, 2001
Billy West ...  George Klimer / ... 8 episodes, 2001
Laraine Newman ...  Mrs. Hubbard 8 episodes, 2001
Lea DeLaria ...  Helga Phugly 7 episodes, 2001
Becky Thyre ...  Debbie Klimer / ... 7 episodes, 2001
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The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste.

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Just one more toxic family. (DVD) See more »


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1 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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The Oblongs See more »

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| (13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Beth Oblong's birthday is on June 7th. See more »

Quotes

Helga: Don't shoot or I'll kiss him again!
Milo Oblong: She's not bluffing! She'll do it! Her lips are like shark skin!
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Connections

Spoofs Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) See more »

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The Oblongs Theme
Written and Performed by They Might Be Giants
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Bring back the Oblongs!
8 April 2004 | by Vermin_EmpireSee all my reviews

The Oblongs takes a little while to get used to, but once you do, you can see past the "horror and cruelty" and "tastelessness" and appreciate it for the humor. The Oblongs pushed the Simpsons envelope in much the same way the Family Guy did, and should not have been cancelled. Critics of the show call it "awful", "gross" and "disgusting", although by the time the show hit the airwaves the network censors had watered it down from Angus Oblong's original concept. I wonder what their reaction would have been had there been no censorship.

What bothers me most about the cancellation of shows like this is that moronic pablum such as King of the Hill is everlasting while the Oblongs, Futurama, The Critic and the Family Guy get cancelled (although the Family Guy has re-emerged on cable with new episodes.)

To those critics who slam the show: if you don't like it, don't watch it. Don't get it thrown off the air by complaining about it. To those who love the show: you can still catch episodes on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network at 12:30AM & 3:30AM Mondays, and according to Angus Oblong's website, in Canada on "TeleToon". There are only 13 episodes in existence (and only 6 were ever broadcast on network television). There should be more. Shame on the critics! And shame on the Nielsen viewers!


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