- TV Funhouse
show_name = TV Funhouse
(Saturday TV Funhouse)
Animated television series Sketch comedy
runtime = 30 Minutes
producer = Samantha Scharff
Robert Smigel Dino Stamatopoulos Lou Wallach
Doug Dale Robert Smigel Jon Glaser Dino Stamatopoulos David Juskow Tommy Blacha Frank Simms
country = USA
language = English
December 6, 2000
January 24, 2001
num_episodes = 8
Saturday Night Live
website = http://www.comedycentral.com/tvfunhouse
imdb_id = 0271320
"Saturday TV Funhouse" is the title of a recurring
skiton NBC's " Saturday Night Live" featuring cartoons created by longtime "SNL" writer Robert Smigeland J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, as well as a short-lived spinoff series "TV Funhouse" that ran on Comedy Central. TV Funhouse frequently satirizes public figures and corporations. In between the host segments, they would show either parodies of 1950s educational films or cartoons most frequently drawn in the flat, low-budget style of Saturday morning Hanna-Barberacartoons of the 1970s and 80s. Another frequent target is the classic 1960s "Animagic" stop motionanimated holiday specials of Rankin-Bass. The opening and closing sequences of the SNL skits features a cartoon Lorne Michaelsgrappling with a small dog for control of his show.
aturday TV Funhouse
Recurring SNL TV Funhouse skits
* "The X Presidents" – features former US Presidents
Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bushas crime-fighting superheroes, imbued with superpowersby a "hurricane-powered dose of radiation" received at a celebrity golftournament. Each of their wives is a member as well. Bill Clinton, despite his status as a living former president, is not a member since he did not receive the hurricane-powered dose of radiation, as he was in office during the initial incident. In one episode, Clinton is shown unsuccessfully attempting to establish himself with the cabal. "The X Presidents" has been adapted to comic books by Random HouseComics. Reagan himself is no longer a member of the X Presidents but does appear as an Ex-X President. With Ford's death in late 2006, it is apparent that he too is now an Ex-X President.
The Ambiguously Gay Duo" – the vaguely effeminatesuperheroes Ace, and Gary (performed by Stephen Colbert, Steve Carellrespectively). All the shorts were re-written from " The Dana Carvey Show".
* "The New Adventures of
Mr. T" – a parody of the Ruby-Spearsanimated series, "The Adventures of Mr. T", depicting the former " The A-Team" star, as desperate to find work, aggressively auditioning for unlikely parts such as classical theatreand tamponcommercials.
The Michael Jackson Show" – a parody of typical Hanna-Barberaproductions, highlighting the misadventures of Michael Jackson and his odd friends. Including in this rag-tag crew are an aged Emmanuel Lewis, an anthropomorphic llama, and the living skeleton of Joseph Merrick ("The Elephant Man").
*"Fun With Real Audio"" – are segments with recordings taken of actual events (e.g. presidential debates and celebrity interviews), re-arranged for comedic effect, and set against a backdrop of outrageous animation.
One of the animated shows for "Saturday Night Live", entitled "Titey", pokes fun at the glaring revisionism some accuse the
Walt Disney Companyof crafting. The skit imagines a Disney version of the anthropomorphic "Titanic", with Napoleonand Anne Frankas characters, having the ship victorious over the iceberg which sunk the real "Titanic".
10 February 2001episode, "Ray of Light" parodies the controversy over Ray Lewis's involvement in an Atlanta homicide. Although Lewis went on to become the Super Bowl XXXVMVP, he was unable to utter the famous line, "I'm going to Disney World." The skit was involved with Disney "making it up" to Lewis by placing him in various Disney animated movies. Lewis would often be shown fleeing the scene of classic Disney character death scenes.
"Bambi 2002", another poke at Disney, imagines a sequel to the original movie where
Bambi's mother turns up alive. The title character fights stylized terrorist types and performs a rap musicnumber in the forest. Also in the sketch are moments involving some of Disney's darker issues as well as pornographic humour.
15 April 2006, Smigel again parodied Disney's practice of supposedly "vaulting" their films, and urban legends of alleged racism and anti-Semitism. This segment briefly circulated on YouTubeuntil 17 April 2006when all were removed due to copyright claims.
List of SNL TV Funhouse
April 29 2006, NBCaired a full-length, 90-minute "SNL" "best of" special for "TV Funhouse". The special, was hosted by "The Ambiguously Gay Duo," Ace and Gary with a cameo from Jimmy Fallon. [http://news.awn.com/?&newsitem_no=16633] .
The special was released on DVD October 24, 2006.
Comedy Central series
The spinoff series was somewhat of a twisted "
Pee-Wee's Playhouse"-style kiddie show, hosted by Doug Daleand his "Anipals" puppet animal friends, including Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. Every episode had a different theme to it (e.g., "Hawaiian Day" or "Astronaut Day") and saw the Anipals usually getting into some sort of trouble, not wanting to do whatever their happy-go-lucky host had in mind for the day.
*1-1 - "Western Day" (06 Dec 00)
**Doug must wrangle up his own fun when the Anipals ditch him to head for high times south of the border in Tijuana.
*1-2 - "Hawaiian Day" (13 Dec 00)
**Doug and Rocky the Fish have a luau all by themselves while the Anipals help Chickie rescue his 95th son, Jason, from a cult.
*1-3 - "
ChristmasDay" (20 Dec 00)
**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.
*1-4 - "
MexicansDay" (27 Dec 00)
** The Anipals appear on the Sally Jessy Raphael show to help an endangered lizard get laid, leaving Doug to celebrate Mexicans Day with a tequila worm and a Puerto Rican Mexican-food deliverer.
*1-5 - "
CavemanDay" (03 Jan 01)
**The Anipals compare New Year's resolutions: Hojo wants to learn to play the saxophone, Chickie hangs out with his brother with tourettes, 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.
*1-6 - "
SafariDay" (10 Jan 01)
**Part 1 of 2 The Anipals travel to Atlantic City to visit Fogey's cousin,
Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, where Chickie falls in love with a chimp-stitute.
*1-7 - "
AstronautDay" (17 Jan 01)
**Part 2 of 2 Still in Atlantic City, the Anipals attempt to "unstick" Triumph before his big show. Meanwhile, Doug tries to achieve weightlessness.
*1-8 - "
Chinese New Year's Day" (24 Jan 01)
**The Anipals ditch the Funhouse to enter the lucrative, glamorous world of lab animals, as Doug celebrates Chinese New Year's Day and makes fireworks with a panda.
List of SNL TV Funhouse
* [http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/ Saturday Night Live]
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