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The Oblongs 

The Oblongs... (original title)
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 / ... 13 episodes, 2001
Jean Smart ...  Pickles Oblong 11 episodes, 2001
Randy Sklar ...  Biff Oblong 10 episodes, 2001
Jason Sklar ...  Chip Oblong 10 episodes, 2001
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ...  Beth Oblong / ... 10 episodes, 2001
Billy West ...  George Klimer / ... 10 episodes, 2001
Lea DeLaria ...  Helga Phugly 9 episodes, 2001
Becky Thyre ...  Debbie Klimer / ... 9 episodes, 2001
Laraine Newman ...  Mrs. Hubbard 8 episodes, 2001
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The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste.

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Don't just watch. Stare. See more »


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Trivia

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

Quotes

Helga Phugly: Thanks for the hot chow, Milo!
[chews food and spits out]
Helga Phugly: Your mother should be beaten with an oar.
Milo Oblong: It takes some getting used to.
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Alternate Versions

The original version of the Pilot episode, "Misfit Love," ran 4 1/2 minutes too long. Un-needed scenes were trimmed prior to the completion, and the opening credits were left off. As a result, the title of the show never appears onscreen during the first episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Good Day to El Topo Chico (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Oblongs Theme
Written and Performed by They Might Be Giants
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I have no sense of decency.
10 November 2003 | by lambiepie-2See all my reviews

This cartoon was an adaptation of another wierd cartoon and they did a good job of making it into a TV series.

What I liked about this was the struggle between 'the haves' and the 'have nots'.

You have the Hills where everyone is rich, blonde and beautiful but they dumped their nuculear waste and trash on...the Valley, where everyone else lives.

Of course these Hill people didn't want anything to do with the deformed Valley people, except to do their "dirty work" while they look good. But alas, these deformed Valley people have to live too..and here we see such a thing though the Oblong Family.

There are quite a few episodes that are drop dead hilarious such as the wife "Pickles" being ordered to do community time so she heads the Valley Girl Scout troop, the son, "Milo" being groomed as a "Corporate Marketing Genius", One of the "Debbies" who live on the Hill getting in a freak accident and becoming deformed herself...and a few more.

This is not your typical un-PC Cartoon, it's not with your typical concept, its not even black comedy, it has warts and all and puts them out front. The Oblongs should have a sad existence,I mean, who wants to KNOW or even THINK about what a family of deformed and dysfunctional people DO... but they live their lives inspite of everything that has befallen on them..even in trying to compete with the blondes on the Hill.

Another animation series NOT for everyone, but it is for all of us without a shred of PC decency in our cartoons either.


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1 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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