Wonder Showzen

MTV 2 (ended 2006)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 8

    Clarence Special Report

    Aired 5/19/06

  • S 2 : Ep 7


    Aired 5/12/06

  • S 2 : Ep 6


    Aired 5/5/06

  • S 2 : Ep 5


    Aired 4/28/06

  • S 2 : Ep 4


    Aired 4/21/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Lee

    Wordsworth / Him

  • Vernon Chatman

    Chauncey / Clarence

  • Alyson Levy


  • Jim Cummings

    Bottle of Magic

  • Maurice LaMarche

    Male Chicken

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  • show Description
  • Wonder Showzen is an absurdist comedy/variety show, featuring a team of puppets, kids, cartoons and old educational films. It's a sugar coated comedic explosion for the fortified child in us all. Wonder Showzen is a chaotic mix of puppets, animation and live action with a twist that will leave viewers torn between laughter, sadness and sheer perplexity. Episodes will contain skits from the main puppets (Chauncey, Wordsworth, Sthugar and Him), news segments with A.P. Gibralter, and Clarence's "puppet on the street" skit. Think delightfully dark yet smartly subversive. Wonder Showzen takes your favorite things about watching TV as a kid and turns them into a twisted nightmare for all ages. Wonder Showzen's first season was shown in MTV2's "Sic'em Friday" block, which included WildBoyz and Team Sanchez. The second season of the show was shown in MTV2's "Sic'emation" block which included The Adventures of Chico & Guapo and Where My Dogs At?. WARNING WONDER SHOWZEN CONTAINS OFFENSIVE, DISPICIBLE 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. TV MA: Mature audiences only. This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. This program contains mature themes.moreless

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  • Quotes (30)

    • Clarence - (Lady pushes her face against him) Don't push your face at me lady! (Lady does the same thing again) I'll press my face at you! (Lady kisses him) Hey, that's assault!

    • Trevor - (To a pig's head) Hello officer. How long have you been a cop?

    • Beat Kids Theme Kids on the beat! Kids on the street! Beat Kids! Beat Kids!

    • Trevor - What is that? Eddie the Butcher - Well if we turned you inside thats what you would look like inside. Trevor - Are you threatening me? Eddie the Butcher - No, I'm not threatening you little guy.

    • Jim Shearer - What, is a Wonder Showzen? You may ask. And we're gonna break it down like this. It's a showzen, or a show, of wonder. A Wonder Showzen.

    • Clarence: What are you running from guy? Guy: (Jogging) Females. Clarence: Females? There's no females chasing you, I've seen your face.

    • Introduction: Todays Wonder Showzen is brought to you by; the letter N, Mexico, and Baby's First Sensual Oil, because you're never too young to set the night on fire.

    • Kaitlin: Mr. Chauncey, we have to ask God to put the Earth back together. Chauncey: Ask God? Well Thats a great idea, only one problem, the chump ain't real! Kaitlin: Well we can't ask God for help unless you believe in God. Chauncey: Well I can't just magically believe in something that I don't believe in. Kaitlin: Of course you can, Chauncey. Chauncey: You mean, if I pretend hard enough I'll believe? Kaitlin: All you gotta do is pretend to believe, prove to yourself its ok to deceive. Just tell your man to lie to your soul and let the fright of god take control. 'Cause, All you gotta do is pretend to believe and you'll make God up in heaven.

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    Notes (38)

    • This preview special also featured clips from WildBoyz and Team Sanchez

    • The show was originally presented to the USA Network. It was rejected and later picked up by MTV and placed on the MTV2 network early in 2005.

    • This episode did not contain a "Breaking News" segment, and therefore has no ticker to report.

    • This is a 14-minute pilot for what at the time was called "The Kids Show," which many people call an extremely deranged version of Sesame Street. It was developed by comedy writers Vernon Chatman and John Lee for USA Network.

    • Premiered on MTV Sunday, March 13 at 11:40 PM (EST)

    • Premiered on MTV Sunday, March 20 at 11:00 PM (EST)

    • Transcript of the news ticker shown during the Breaking News segment: ...named Lou produces plump of chili -W5N- Explosion of planet earth a "setback for national economy" according to vested officials -W5N- Catholic church appoved condom flavored breath mints -W5N- Multinational conglomerate CoCOR teams with CIA to introduce grape soda flavored crack to black community -W5N- White Wine Strangler captured, found chanting "You'll love it you'll love it." Three died -W5N- No hobo news today -W5N- Secret files released exposing CoCOR's involvement in -W5N- Fart played off as burp -W5N- Poll: 87% of people of the Caucasian persuasion got it going on -W5N- World's oldest ostrich performs worlds oldest profe...

    • 5 jokes in 5 seconds: Joke 1: Q: What do you call a leopard named Billy who just fell down a 600 foot ravine into a squirming pit of dead ducks covered in leprosy once owned by a Pizzeria? A: In this case--you would refer to the unfortunate soul as "Bad Luck Billy"!!! Joke 2: Q: What would someone like you end up with if, say, for the sake of argument (or more accurately-for the sake of this particular joke), that you were a scientist working in the field of experimental bio-engineering, and you made an erstwhile effort to genetically cross JFK with KFC? A: All of our best data indicates unequivocally that you would get John Fitzgerald Chicken. Joke 3: A mountaineer who just returned from scaling Mount Kilamanjaro walks into a bar and asks for a free drink. The bartender, sensing an ominous chill in the air says, "well sir, I can't give you a free drink, but I can give you five jokes in five seconds." "Shoot" replied the crest fallen mountain man. It was at this time in the joke that the admittedly jumpy barkeep pulled out his pistol and beat the mountaineer to death in five easy blows. Joke 4: It seems there was this elephant who decided to get a part time job at a bakery* to save up to buy a toilet. When he showed up to the interview the manager asked the elephant what qualifications he had to work a part time job. As the elephant passionately laid out his extensive retail and patisserie experience, the manager interrupted him curtly exclaiming, "Wait-if you buy a toilet, and flush your business-- what will the poor dung beetles eat?" Just then the elephant straightened his tie and tossed this beauty of a zinger orally into the ether: "They shall eat your finest croissants," the elephant intoned, "And doubtless that they shan't taste the diff." *you should know that this particular bakery is known for the unusual poor quality of its croissants Joke 5: The Pope, a bear, a rabbi, a pirate, a diplomat, a midget, a woman in a coma, a pelican, and your mom were all relaxing on an Eames chair after a furious fortnight of group hate sex when there was a sound at the door. "Knock-knock" went the sound emanating from the door. Simultaneously, and without missing a beat, an answer broke like a desperate yowl from the throats of the oigers: "Who's there?" Like a shot from the butt gun of a pre-radicalized 1920's anarchist, came a response from beyond the door: "Banana." Faster than a duck could rape a lizard in the mouth, our motley crew of freakazoids, safely ensconced in the luxury of their designer seatlery, shook their heads and bleated as a unit, "Orange you glad we've already heard this joke and so shan't be participating (unless of course you are offering substantial financial renumeration)" There was no reply from the other side of the door, save this: One absolute rascal of a fart.

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    Trivia (8)

    • When Katie said you blew-up the earth Chauncey's hat turns Dark Green.

    • In the Hobo Ops cartoon, Grenade's jacket collar grows in size throughout the cartoon. It also disappears in the wide shot where the Hobo Ops are celebrating the mission success.

    • In the Hobo Ops cartoon, you can see Stealth's foot in the "liquor" store's entrance even though he's already left.

    • In the Hobo Ops cartoon, Tank's freckles vanish on his left cheek when he turns to give Grenade his orders.

    • In the Hobo Ops cartoon, the mission is supposed to take place in a liquor store, but given the products inside, it is clearly a bodega. Peas in a liquor store don't make much sense.

    • When Rufus Blackfist is assissnated, he is shot from his left side, but the shooter patsy emerges from the right side of the stage.

    • Future Chauncey: Watch me go teabag that Pterodactyl over there. Wordsworth: What a cool Chauncey!

    • The bootleg version on Wonder Showzen was "Wondur Showzey".

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    Allusions (18)

    • The 'Brain Busters' sketch is a spoof of The Discovery Channel's popular Reality show MythBusters.

    • Full Metal Jacket The first response in the Q&A to the question "What is Love?" was "Something that happens long time," an obvious allusion to the Vietnamese girl from the movie Full Metal Jacket (1989).

    • Tommy Chong I would not be surprised to find out that Chauncey was an allusion to Tommy Chong during the credits at the end of the show.

    • Boogie Noogie Bunch The character's names and appearance in the Boogie Noogie Bunch sketch are very similar to those of the old Kare Bears televison show.

    • Koby Teeth The character Koby Teeth is a parody of the country music singer Toby Keith.

    • Pasty: Here's the hip-hop, tip-top, viddy-vo from Jessica Spears. The singer Jessica Spears is a pun of the two pop-star singers, Jessica Simpson and Briteny Spears.

    • Rufus Truthfist is a spoof of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, which is quite obvious from the way he handles his speeches.

    • In the cartoon Aunt Flo, there are allusions to both Alice in Wonderland (the Rabbit with the clock in hand running) and The Wizard of Oz (Aunt Flo melting screaming "I'm melting, I'm melting...").

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  • Fan Reviews (34)
  • a crazy show with the sickest kids in the known universe........add in puppet insanity and acid flashbacks and you have the grounds for something unique.

    By chokenpuke, Mar 06, 2007

  • An Existential Black Hole of Comedy

    By ZedIbo5, Jun 11, 2006

  • This show scares me.

    By insomniac360, Aug 17, 2006

  • Find the hidden message

    By ha6kox, Jul 15, 2007

  • Show was interesting but scary

    By robodog1000, Jun 03, 2005

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