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So when it comes to televised comedies, “Wonder Showzen” outclasses perhaps even the extraordinary likes of “The Venture Bros.” and “South Park” when it comes to that all-important laugh-per-minute ratio. Wonder Showzen: The Complete Second Season is a marvel of poor-taste hilarity for seven of its eight installments.
In “Body,” The letter P becomes a victim of deliciousness, seeks the aid of the DeVictimizer, and is haunted by her own extracted cellulite. A needy, runny-looking clump of fecal matter seeks someone to love it, and finds that someone. (“Do this doody!”) Mr. Body eats a child’s lungs. Clarence loses his eyes in “Please Don’t Film Me.” Beat Kids chats up many comely Miss Connecticut contestants. Aunt Flo gives a little girl a tour of the little girl’s own vagina.
In “Knowledge,” residents of Chinese Girl Baby Atlantis are replaced by underwater murdered Indian girl babies. A slow-witted America-puppet snips off puppet privates. Beat Kids visits veterinarians to learn how pets are neutered. The first appearance of a trailer-trash parody of “Hee-Haw” (or is “Blue Collar TV”?) turns up, and Amy Poehler and David Cross turn up to help. As Beat Kids looks on, a real focus heaps praise upon “Horse Apples.”
In “Justice,” Chauncy becomes a cruel plantation owner who goes on to literally sodomize The Holy Bible in an American courtroom. A lost nebbish wanders into a bad neighborhood and is transformed into He-Bro, who can produce – among many other things - man-milk. Beat kids visits a pharmacy. (“How many med schools do you have to flunk out of to become a pharmacist?”) Clarence asks for opinions on “the issue.” (“You going to shoot a little dessert in my mouth?”) Wonder Showzen Preemies keep killing and reviving each other. The “greatest generation” is thanked.
In “Science,” Wordsworth’s nightmare escapes and Chauncy and Him have to invade his repressed memories. Clarence asks the homeless about what constitutes the American dream. A youngster is mocked for not putting down his rabid pet. Beat Kids visits Ground Zero and asks if we can ever again. (“You just knocked down the twin towers of my funnybone.”)
In “Cooperation,” a desperate Chauncy buys a bootleg version of “Wonder Showzen.” When Clarence kills his bootleg doppelganger C. Laurence with a powerful optic blast, the Showzen gang goes to war with its own knockoffs. When an angry A nine crashes into an eleven. Hit Children asks about experiences in the public bathroom. D.O.G.O.B.G.Y.N. returns to help the fetus inside a doomed murderess. The Wishing Care Foundation seeks to help terminally ill children. An imperiled David Cross tries to tell a story about a bunny rabbit. The show ends with a trisected screen offering three times the comedy simultaneously.
In “Horse Apples,” “Wonder Showzen” is replaced by 2.3’s hillbilly-happy show-within-a-show. Guest stars include Todd Barry, David Cross, Judah Friedlander, Zach Galifianakis and “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” vet John Glaser.
In “Clarence Special Report,” the bug-eyed dinosaur puppet lets the camera run as ordinary people on the street, backed with the sad and dramatic music of composer Nico Muhly, endeavor to manifest compelling television.
Plus? Clarence outtakes, “Beat Kids” outtakes, a “Beat Kids” featurette, commentaries, a storybook, super-annoying games, an hour of time-wasters and the karate-slap sound effects remain intact.
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Oct. 10, 2006, 1:54 a.m. CST
But the show is comic genius; I don't believe I've seen a single bad episode.
Oct. 10, 2006, 2:02 a.m. CST
by Bungion Boy
That's ridiculous. Why has HBO given up on that show? It's probably the best comedy they've ever produced, and that's saying something. I've heard for a long time that there will be no other season sets, just a best of, which I hear might also be canceled. Why? That whole series deserves to be released. What's the hold up?
Oct. 10, 2006, 2:05 a.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2006, 2:29 a.m. CST
Herc, it is unwise to praise 'Wonder Showzen' on the same page that you advertise the first season of 'I'm Alan Partridge' finally being released on DVD. The funniest fucking show, ever, period. While we're talking UK TV, has anyone seen the second season of Doctor Who? I miss Eccleston already.... is the new guy any good?
Oct. 10, 2006, 2:38 a.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2006, 2:41 a.m. CST
Why is Best Buy now putting out special edition of robot chicken S1 with a viewmaster, couldnt they wait for season 2 to bundle it with. whould this be a double dip?
Oct. 10, 2006, 2:42 a.m. CST
it didnt load the picture the first time.
Oct. 10, 2006, 4:34 a.m. CST
I had my doubts about Tennant as the new Doctor, but he totally excels. I madly dig his exuberance and geekiness. I've watched all the episodes and while none reach the perfection of "The Empty Child" & "The Doctor Dances" from the last series, episodes like "Tooth & Claw," "The Girl in the Fireplace" and "The Impossible Planet" come very close. The finale tries its best to match the amazing finale from last series, but resolves a little too easily. Rose's last scene though...it's pretty heartbreaking. Oh and never watch "Love & Monsters." Trust me. And indeed, Alan Partridge is the funniest-show-ever.
Oct. 10, 2006, 5 a.m. CST
Horray for Scrubs! Horray!!! I have been waiting forever for this.
Oct. 10, 2006, 5:05 a.m. CST
Don't worry about the new doctor,he totally fill the shoes. Season 28 is awesome. Theres some boring episodes but theres some highly original ones too. The girl in the fireplace and the finale left me profoundly down and close to tears. My friend actually cried! I'd say it's the best Dr Who season, even counting the classic series.
Oct. 10, 2006, 6:07 a.m. CST
Is it for people on here who have a short attention span? I can't understand why you have the DVD cover at the top of the page and the same DVD cover near enough at the bottom.
Oct. 10, 2006, 8:03 a.m. CST
by The Wrong Guy
...too much with the JD wackiness, not enough of the Janitor wackiness.
Oct. 10, 2006, 10:11 a.m. CST
looks like it's taken a beating! ;P
Oct. 10, 2006, 10:20 a.m. CST
I really felt for JD in that ep that Braff directed where he's trying to hook up with Molly and practically EVERYTHING gets in his way. Then he finally gets to Molly just to find out that Elliot frakked him over with the "permission" note. It's not fair, dammit! :(<P>My 2 favourite Molly moments were when her and Elliot schooled Turk on Hip Hop and when she caught Todd in the Lasoo of Truth "I once had a threesome...and not the cool kind!!" Hahaha, that was hilarious!
Oct. 10, 2006, 11:06 a.m. CST
Completely classic. Can't wait.
Oct. 10, 2006, 11:17 a.m. CST
Mmm... Heather Graham goodness. Too bad her own show from last year sucked. Canceled in one episode. Ouch. I thought Heather was the guest star who'd be the easiest fit as a regular, and the show has some great multiple episode guests every season.
Oct. 10, 2006, 2:12 p.m. CST
the turk and carla stuff was the high point, but overall i thought the season was lacking. they rebounded nicely with season 5 though.
Oct. 10, 2006, 2:36 p.m. CST
will they ever ppull their heads outta their asses and release it. no, all we get is that stupid Damnation Alley rip-off, ARKII. cmon!!!
Oct. 10, 2006, 2:54 p.m. CST
Wondershowzen WAS the funniest thing on TV until the last episode of the second season. High concept and very unfunny, even if you've read interviews where the creators explain how they try to get the show cancelled with every episode. You're right though, poverty-stricken white people who don't even vote are the hight of hilarious subject matter. Too bad they didn't throw in any Titanic jokes- that's would have been timely.
Oct. 10, 2006, 3:21 p.m. CST
by slappy jones
is quite possibly the greatest show ever made. I am also excited to see ark 2..i remember that shit from when i was about 3 years old....they have a jet pack. sweet.
Oct. 10, 2006, 3:49 p.m. CST
Why 24 box set? Why are you still so far from my grasp? Two more months of waiting. Damn you Fox. Damn you.
Oct. 10, 2006, 4:13 p.m. CST
THat is all.
Oct. 10, 2006, 5:14 p.m. CST
q: 'would you kick a donkey in the face to end world hunger?' a: 'i dont like to hurt animals' and that, ladies and gentlemen, is my ex-girlfriend. she's actually not that stupid, believe it or not.
Oct. 10, 2006, 5:16 p.m. CST
I sent this in to the folks at this site about a week ago, and again the other day, but apparently nobody saw it or it wasn't newsworthy. The Dungeons and Dragons cartoon is being released on DVD! <P> <a href=http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/news/20061004a>Check it out here!</a>
Oct. 10, 2006, 5:16 p.m. CST
It's really here. Stupid link thing isn't working. http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/news/20061004a
Oct. 10, 2006, 5:42 p.m. CST
Dungeons and Dragons is already out on region 2. http://tinyurl.com/fp6f2
Oct. 10, 2006, 5:54 p.m. CST
Man that guy is an idiot.
Oct. 10, 2006, 9:45 p.m. CST
we are the pinnacle of civilization. Every day at noon, we drink tea and pass around our diplomas. You know, just to prove our worthiness. We can't have any uneducated people around us now, can we? It frightens me and gives me goose pimples to think there are people who actually think differently than we do. I wish there was a camp where we could send them to. I don't know, maybe some sort of camp where they can CONCENTRATE on becoming enlightened like me. Hmm... Just a thought.
Oct. 10, 2006, 10:11 p.m. CST
...was the "Time" episode, it that's what it was called. Where Chauncey tries to dig to china, etc. Horse apples is awesome too
Oct. 10, 2006, 10:35 p.m. CST
Lemme guess "ZombieisaGiantDouche" was too long? And even if it wasn't, would you pick that over ZombieisaTurdSandwich? :P
Oct. 10, 2006, 11:57 p.m. CST
has shitty taste in movies (Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith). This is fun!
Oct. 11, 2006, 1:59 a.m. CST
by Mace Tofu
I broke down after reading last weeks review of the TZ 5 season Boxset and picked up the twilight zone 28 DVD set for $199 at Fry's. Sure it may go down in price but I couldn't wait lol. Nice B&W transfers. Walmart in store has some FOX TV boxsets for $19.96 (Lost In Space season 3 Simpsons S3&S4 King of the Hill S3&S4) and some singles like (THEM & WOLFEN ) for $4.88 for their Halloween Sale...
Oct. 11, 2006, 7:33 a.m. CST
actually the evil Hearst? that is all.
Oct. 11, 2006, 8:25 a.m. CST
by Borgnine JR
and got 50 Sci-FI movies for just $22! True they might not be the best representatives of their genre, but at less than .50cents a movie, they don't have to be good! Also, I may buy the pack of 50 Gladiator movies. Does that make me gay?
Oct. 11, 2006, 11:55 a.m. CST
That wasn't a so much a knock from me as it was a oppurtunity to quote South Park. Episdode 8.8 "Douche and Turd".<br><br>Btw, did you see Jaime Pressly's monolouge on SNL? Awfully similiar to our little debate last week wasn't it?
Oct. 11, 2006, 12:25 p.m. CST
Oct. 11, 2006, 1:42 p.m. CST
You're not funny. Fucktard.
Oct. 11, 2006, 1:58 p.m. CST
by Mutant X
I've been a lurker in the Phantom Zone part of the site for a while, and he's a total baby. Anytime someone disagrees with him, he starts in on the same schtick every time, about how people he doesn't like are Nazis or (tee hee!) KKKhristians, or--even more precious--Xtians. When it became apparent that the largely left-wing people in the Zone thought he was a complete nutbar, he threw a goofy little hissyfit, took his ball, and went home. He doesn't like to have people disagree with him unless he can call them "right-wing RepubliKKKan neocon Fascist Hitler-loving Xtian pigs", so he started crying and promised he'd NEVER COME BACK.<br> <br> Yeah, he ran away because people disagreed with him. Zombieisadouche should change his name to Zombie-Is-A-Petulant-Childish-Demagogue With-A-One-Track-Mind And-Nothing-Worthwhile-To-Say Even-To-Those-Who-Share-His-Political-Viewpoint.
Oct. 11, 2006, 11:08 p.m. CST
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