This article needs additional citations for verification. Saturday TV Funhouse was the title of a recurring skit on NBC’s Saturday Night Live featuring cartoons created skits for children in English SNL writer Robert Smigel.
The animation was produced by J. Marianetti Animation took over primary animation production duties. This sketch presented animated scenes to found, real-life audio tracks. A parody of the Ruby-Spears animated series Mister T.
A parody of the stereotypical comic book superhero duo. Kogi Bear, Pook Bear, Mindy Bear, Sheila Coyote, Betsy Cow, and other animal characters are anatomically correct even when they are confronted by the park ranger. The February 10, 2001 episode, “Ray of Light,” parodies the controversy over Ray Lewis’s involvement in an Atlanta homicide. Bambi 2002,” a poke at Disney’s penchant for direct-to video sequels at the time, imagines a sequel to the original movie where Bambi’s mother turns up alive. On April 15, 2006, Robert Smigel again parodied Disney’s practice of supposedly “vaulting” their films, as well as their alleged past racism and anti-Semitism. On April 29, 2006, NBC aired a full-length, 90-minute SNL “best of” special for TV Funhouse.
The special was hosted by The Ambiguously Gay Duo interacting with the current SNL cast with a cameo from Jimmy Fallon. The special was released on DVD October 24, 2006. The spinoff series was somewhat of a twisted Pee-Wee’s Playhouse-style children’s TV show, hosted by Doug Dale and his “Anipals” puppet friends. Anipals usually getting into some sort of trouble, not wanting to do whatever their happy-go-lucky host had in mind for the day. The Comedy Central version of TV Funhouse premiered in December 2000 and was not picked up for a second season.
Interviews with Smigel indicate that Comedy Central believed in the show but was disappointed in how it went over budget every episode. You can help by adding to it. The Baby, the Immigrant, and the Guy on Mushrooms—Artemis the Cat watches over a baby, an immigrant, and a guy on mushrooms while the female homeowner, voiced by Sarah Thyre, is away. Artemis works to keep the clueless trio out of any danger. Wonderman—A parody of Max Fleischer’s Superman cartoons that stars Wonderman, voiced by Robert Smigel, who fights a constant crusade to stop crime and get his alias of Henry Moore laid. Mnemonics: Your Dear, Dear Friend—A parody of educational films about teaching children using a mnemonic for everyday subjects using age-inappropriate mnemonics to improve their memory.
Stedman— A supposed parody of James Bond. Great Leaders of History— Appears in Episode 7. The Safety Gang— Appears in Episode 7. Mischievous Mitchell— A parody of Dennis the Menace. Fetal Scooby Doo—A parody of the Scooby-Doo series. Jokamel—A Joe Camel Parody of the anime series, Pokemon. Doug must wrangle up his own fun when the Anipals ditch him to head for high times south of the border in Tijuana.
Doug and Rocky the Fish have a luau all by themselves while the Anipals help Chickie rescue his 95th son, Jason, from a cult. The Anipals tap Doug’s spine to extract his Christmas cheer. After one of Chickie’s sons helps to turn the cheer into powder, the Anipals snort it and get addicted to powdered Christmas cheer. The Anipals appear on the Sally Jessy Raphael show to help Dave, an endangered lizard, to get laid, leaving Doug to celebrate Mexican Day with a tequila worm and a Puerto Rican Mexican-food deliverer. The Anipals compare New Year’s resolutions: Hojo wants to learn to play the saxophone, Chickie hangs out with his brother with Tourette syndrome, and Fogey must resist eating his own poop. Meanwhile, Doug builds a dinosaur skeleton out of baby back ribs, and Rocky the Fish takes a group of kids to visit a cookie factory.
Part 1 of 2—The Anipals travel to Atlantic City to visit Fogey’s old friend, Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, where Chickie falls in love with a chimp-stitute. Part 2 of 2—Still in Atlantic City, the Anipals attempt to “unstick” Triumph before his big show. Meanwhile, Doug tries to achieve weightlessness. The Anipals ditch the Funhouse to enter the lucrative, glamorous world of laboratory animal testing, as Doug celebrates Chinese New Year’s Day and makes fireworks with a panda. Staged as a satirical accident, Doug replied after with resignation: “Cut. Saturday TV Funhouse’ Gets Its Own ‘Saturday Night Live’ Special”. Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!
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