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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


The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste.

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1 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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| (13 episodes)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Angus Oblong commented in an interview that he was generally dissatisfied with this show and accused the producers of basically making a The Simpsons (1989) clone. See more »


Milo Oblong: I'm a CEO with ADD.
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Alternate Versions

During one scene in the episode "Milo Interrupted," Jawless Peggy says "Oh no, she didn't just call me a ho!" WB used this clip in promos, but the word "ho" was changed to "hussy." See more »


Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Most Underrated Cartoon Couples (2019) See more »


The Oblongs Theme
Written and Performed by They Might Be Giants
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We can all learn something from 'The Oblongs.'
17 February 2003 | by brokendown_busSee all my reviews

Based on a series of thirteen short stories, compiled in Angus Oblong's "Creepy Susie: And 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children", the series should not have been WB primetime. It's not right, because there are too many moral, family matters, close minded and boring people allowed to tune in. I don't like having to say that, but it's the awful truth. The world is a vastly cultural place, and some people would rather have it stay in the dark ages, propagating the same things, year after year. The Oblong's is a step forwards.

It's funny how Angus Oblong's witty social commentary is mirrored by some of the more conservative comments achieved on this very message board. I also find it funny that if Angus had full control, the comments would be far more intense. That's of course, if it made it past 1 episode.

The show was funny. My problem with it is that Angus should have been put in charge of writing the whole thing, and be given no limits or interruptions. It's not fair that WB execs wouldn't allow him to express his vision (of children stabbing themselves and fat unpopular girls mass-murdering their friends) completely, so we could explore new and more open mediums in the future. Instead, we got a more moral feel from every character. All the characters from the valley, although grotesquely deformed (and very cute) are well rounded individuals.

It's this cowardice promulgated by every TV executive, fearing the watchful eye of concerned middle aged parents, that they might call in to whine about how their children are being exposed to their scurrilous programming. It must be so hard for them to actually parent their children, instead of letting them sit up until 9:00 to watch TV-14 programming, because "it's a cartoon".

The Oblongs was a worthwhile vigil, cut short, even in it's mild adult content reformatting. I pay great respect to Mr. Oblong, and hope he will triumph above adversity, and keep my fingers crossed that he gets paid to write more filth.

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