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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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Storyline

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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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 first showing of the episode where Doug celebrates "Chinese New Year Day" the ending shows one of the terrorist rabbits watching WWF wrestling. But the second and third showings have the rabbit watching monster truck racing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Big Comeback (2018) See more »

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Funny as hell
16 January 2001 | by Casey-55See all my reviews

This show is what Comedy Central needs. Good stuff. Its obvious the creator is ballsy enough to snub his nose at censors and for that I applaud him. Who out there wish there was a show with puppets that was as nasty as the puppet shows we made as kids? C'mon now! This makes up for the other shows which just plain sucked, like Strip Mall and the League of Gentlemen (Which they thankfully canceled).


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