Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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The only animated episode of the show that's also a backdoor pilot. It has three segments: A family takes out their frustrations on their poor dog, watches their Christmas home movie, and sends the dog to guard dog school after a burglary.

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Brad Bird

Writer:

Brad Bird
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Stan Freberg ... Skip Binford (voice)
Annie Potts ... Mrs. Bev Binford (voice)
Mercedes McCambridge ... Miss Lestrange (voice)
Scott Menville ... Billy Binford (voice)
Brooke Ashley Brooke Ashley ... Buffy Binford (voice)
Brad Bird ... Family Dog (voice)
Marshall Efron ... Burglar (voice)
Stanley Ralph Ross ... Burglar (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Security Guard (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Jun Charles Jun ... Cab driver (as Charles Jun)
Greg Manwaring
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Storyline

In this animated episode of three interrelated stories, a middle-class, suburban family, is seen through the eyes of their put-upon dog.

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Trivia

The short-lived animated CBS series Family Dog (1993) was spun off from this episode. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Skip Binford: [Whispers] Honey? HONEY? The front door is locked. Could you come down and...
[porch light goes out]
Skip Binford: Ahh I'll go in through the back door.
Skip Binford: [Dog starts to bark and attacks Skip] No! NO! STOP! HEEL! DOWN! IT'S ME YOU STUPID ANIMAL!
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Connections

Referenced in Quest for Camelot (1998) See more »

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Full Feature please
11 May 2020 | by becki626See all my reviews

Would love to see this Family Dog and Family turned into a Movie. I know Stan is gone, but Martin Mull and Annie Potts are still available. DO It Brad! No, not Tim Burton.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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