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Wonder Showzen 

An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares.
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Series cast summary:
Vernon Chatman Vernon Chatman ...  Chauncey / ... 13 episodes, 2005-2006
John Lee John Lee ...  Wordsworth / ... 13 episodes, 2005-2006
Alyson Levy Alyson Levy ...  Sthugar 12 episodes, 2005-2006
Evan Seligman Evan Seligman ...  Wonder Showzen Kid 11 episodes, 2005-2006
Ryan Simpkins ...  Wonder Showzen Kid 10 episodes, 2005-2006
Scarlett Sperduto ...  Wonder Showzen Kid 10 episodes, 2005-2006
Trevor Heins ...  Wonder Showzen Kid 8 episodes, 2005-2006
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An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares.

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Animation | Comedy

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Official Sites:

Official site | PFFR

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kids' Show See more »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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The original unaired pilot was named "Kids' Show" and was produced for the USA Network. See more »

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Crazy Old Guy: Make some TV... oh... I think they should be more detailed information about what's going on, there doesn't seem to be that and what is given doesn't allow much of choice. Same with our elections... our taxation. They cut away... the, uh, municipalities are all cutting budgets, and the taxes still remain the same. Which means that somebody's pocket is being lined. Just so many other things that I could say, the weather, the changes that have happened, that are coming about, that we don't know ...
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WARNING: WONDER SHOWZEN CONTAINS OFFENSIVE, DESPICIBLE CONTENT THAT IS TOO CONTROVERSIAL AND TOO AWESOME FOR ACTUAL CHILDREN. THE STARK, UGLY, PROFOUND TRUTHS WONDER SHOWZEN EXPOSES MAY BE SOUL-CRUSHING TO THE WEAK OF SPIRIT. IF YOU ALLOW A CHILD TO WATCH THIS SHOW, YOU ARE A BAD PARENT OR GUARDIAN. See more »

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F'in hilarious
17 March 2005 | by burke8See all my reviews

Just saw the premier of this show on MTV. I was completely surprised to that they had the balls to give it a go. Wonder Showzen is a crazy compilation of animated shorts and puppet skits. Honestly I can say that I have not laughed this hard since I don't remember when. This is a very bold statement considering how much of my life i waste away watching anything and everything on television. It's getting to the point where i'm tired of settling for the run of the mill bs thats become so popular. This nonstop laughathon was very refreshing. The show takes on any and every aspect of everyday life without any shame whatsoever. It's unceasing honesty left me on the floor laughing until it still hurts. Really, it still hurts.


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