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TV Funhouse 

Doug and the "Anipals" introduce animated segments, short videos and other wacky clips. Meanwhile, the other 'Anipal' puppets go on wacky adventures through the city.

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Robert Smigel
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Doug Dale Doug Dale ...  Doug the Host / ... 8 episodes, 2000-2001
Robert Smigel ...  Fogey / ... 8 episodes, 2000-2001
Dino Stamatopoulos ...  Chickie / ... 8 episodes, 2000-2001
Jon Glaser ...  Hojo 8 episodes, 2000-2001
Tommy Blacha ...  Hank 8 episodes, 2000-2001
David Juskow David Juskow ...  Larry 8 episodes, 2000-2001
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In this spin-off of the TV Funhouse cartoons on SNL, our host Doug (Doug Dale) hosts a show on a set that resembles Blue's Clues if it wasn't computerized. He picks a theme for the day (Caveman Day, Western Day, Spaceman Day, Mexicans Day) and encourages his "Anipals" (His animal puppets) to do stuff for the day that corresponds with the theme. Of course, they never do and get themselves in crazy situations like going to a Tijuanese Bordello and Doug is stuck on the set all alone. There's also Robert Smigel cartoons and mock-educational films! Written by Me

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You're not a kid anymore.


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TV-MA
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Official Sites:

Comedy Central: TV Funhouse

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2000 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

According to Robert Smigel on Reddit, the show was canceled for budget reasons due to working overtime. See more »

Quotes

Doug: Lots of great things have come from the jungle, like monkey hand ashtrays, elephant leg umbrella holders, and jazz.
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Alternate Versions

In the episode Safari Day (1), they originally had the segment "Kids Want Porn" with 4 - 6 year olds, yelling they want porn. Later repeats of this episode had the kids segment removed and was changed to "Porn for everyone." See more »

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Robert Smigel is a genius
6 January 2003 | by wmattifoSee all my reviews

From his days on Saturday Night Live to his success on Conan, Robert Smigel has shown his amazing ability to create memorable characters. This show was very witty and low brow at the same time. My favorite episodes involved Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (a Robert Smigel creation) and a lizard who doesn't want to mate. Robert Goulet does a great job playing himself (as a pal of Triumph) and I would recommend this for everyone except young kids. There are great cartoons in this show but they aren't for children.


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