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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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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 »

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Kids' Show See more »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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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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Subversive Fun.
8 April 2006 | by sallyfifthSee all my reviews

Ah, having a boy dressed as Hitler ask people about the Youth today (get it? The Hitler Youth??) seems like the demented dream of Trey Parker or Matt Stone, who, incidentally probably wouldn't have the stones to try it with a real kid in a real place. This is a delicious, delirious take on the kids shows we grew up watching that is so smartly put together that it elicits wonder at every creepy turn. The first half of the show about "Patience" which tried the audience's patience with its slow, boring repetitive nature is actually rewound and played in its entirety backwards once the show's runner realizes that they're losing the audience and then a new episode on "SPEED" (edited for TV) is played in its place. It's just one example out of a hundred real risks the show takes in order to bring the shine out of that old Tom Green commercial surreal. What makes things work so well is how the show plays it straight. It's not a winking, nudging thing. It's a devastating scathing commentary on the life cycle, our world, and our social constructs and the balckhole they all inhabit. It's just so damn funny about the tragedy of it all. Kids will say the darndest things.


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