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The Oblongs 

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The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste.
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Cast

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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Country:

Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

1 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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The Oblongs See more »

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Runtime:

| (13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Helga Phugly: Hello! Am I invisible? I'll arrange a little accident and you'll never see it coming.
Milo Oblong: Your armpit is really wet.
Helga Phugly: Yeah. This is going to be really sweet.
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Connections

Spoofs Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Oblongs Theme
Written and Performed by They Might Be Giants
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A Diamond in the Rough
25 May 2006 | by phaylenSee all my reviews

The Oblongs is a brilliant tongue in cheek observation on modern day society. It most definitely pokes fun at the traditional suburban lifestyle- not to mention the conservative mentality that is the majority USA. The writing is unsurpassed. Both intelligent and witty, it is incredibly sad that this highly creative series failed to thrive in an environment that has exalted such dreck as Family Guy. The difference between the Oblongs and the McFarlane animations is the intention. The Oblongs could be viewed as social exiles who always get the last laugh; in effect, the underdogs of their culture. The Family Guy simply strives to insult the very culture represented by the Oblongs. The Family Guy, noted and lauded for being widely offensive and extremist with humor, took a direction that was unnecessary for Angus Oblong. The Oblongs were sharp, intuitive and funny without having to resort to gay jokes, black jokes, toilet humor, fat jokes. Ultimately, The Oblongs was the manifestation of pure talent and genuine insight.

I hope one day an enterprising company brings this back to the airwaves with the original cast.


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