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Chowder
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In the fantasy town of Marzipan, a very succesful kitchen is run by Mung Daal. But Mung is also a teacher.A young child by the name of Chowder is the well-known chef's apprentice. Chowder believes that one day, he will be a widely respected chef like the one he is working with. However, Chowder has a problem. He cannot stop gorging himself on the culinary delights by which he finds himself surrounded.And when you mix in a rock monster named Shnitzel and a bad-tempered wife, Truffles, then there`s nothing less than absolute chaos to be found in Marzipan. Character Bios: Chowder - A small, eccentric, and slightly overweight child who wants to become a great chef. The problem is he will eat any culinary concoction he finds himself tempted with. Chowder's pet is Kimchi, who is a cloud of "stink". He's a Cat/Bear/Rabbit thingy Mung Daal - A food genius and Chowder's master. He is teaching Schnitzel and Chowder how to be chefs. He knows of rare foods like the "No Fruit". He is like a father to Chowder. Truffles - Mung Daal's wife, Truffles is a bit moody,and it doesn`t` take much to get on her bad side. She serves as a mother for Chowder. Shnitzel - A professional chef who works at Mung Daal's Catering. All he says is "radda", although the other characters have no problems understanding him. Panini - The same species as Chowder, who has a crush on Chowder (who does not return her feelings), who thinks she is Chowder's girlfriend, and lets him know this at every time she can. She is also Ms. Endive's apprentice. Ms. Endive - A chef who teaches culinary skill to Panini with strict discipline. She is often unkind, and considers Mung Daal to be her inferior rival. She is tall and pudgy. Gazpacho - A wooly mammoth who is a storekeeper, selling strange food to customers. Kimchi - A stink cloud that is Chowder's best friend and pet. Most people don't want to be around Kimchi because of his smell. He often just follows the group. Chowder just seems to ignore his smell. Theme Song: Mung Daal: You take the moon, and you take the sun... Chowder: You take everything that seems like fun! Truffles: You stir it all up, and when you're done... Shnitzel: Rada rada rada ra-ra rada rada! All: So come on in, feel free to do some looking Stay a while, 'cause something's always cooking Come on in, feel free to do some looking Stay a while, 'cause something's always cooking Yeah!moreless

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  • Radah Radah Radahl!

    8.0
    They suddenly (mid-June, 2014) started showing Chowder regularly again, on Boomerang, in 3 one-hour blocks throughout the day, and I had forgotten all about it and was excited to see it again. Don't get me wrong, Looney Toons, Tom and Jerry, the Flinstones, Scooby Doo, all classics and deserve to be on somewhere, but after watching those constantly as a kid in the 80s, I just can't watch that really old stuff anymore. It's classic, I'm not bashing it, but just can't watch it anymore. So this was a breath of fresh air!



    It was created at a tumultuous time when Cartoon Network couldn't seem to decide what their audience demographic really was, and what they really wanted it to be, and were messing with terrible, terrible live acting shows instead of all cartoons, and they also had on cartoons aimed directly at little kids and also at older kids and adults, just a mess all over the board. I think a lot of people hate Chowder because it came from that time when everyone hated CN and just didn't give Chowder a chance.



    As everyone else has been over, the static, vividly colored patterns they use for their clothing and some scenery is really unique and cool. They use a layer of that colored pattern underneath the character, who has a blank space where the pattern shows through, and as they move across it, it seems to move on their bodies but it's the other way around, neat idea.



    The food references are pretty funny, and I'm not a food fanatic or anything or a chef or cook, but stuff like making a Belgian Slobber-Barker Waffle is pretty hilarious. And Schnitzel the Rock Monster with his Rada Rada Rada!! Is hilarious.



    Compared to the current crap they're showing, like the total Drama island shows, Chowder is a 10+, but just rating it on it's own merit and not against the rest of the crap, it's like an 8.



    I don't see why the fart jokes are so terrible to so many reviewers. It's not like it's in smell-o-vision and actually somehow making your eyes and nose cry. Are they terribly witty? Hell no. Are they old hat? Hell yes. But come on, it's just a cartoon, you never see any poop (which you see in your own toilet most days so it's not like it's completely foreign to anyone). Yeah ok it's not that funny because poop jokes are only funny to drunk frat guys and little kids, but it's not seriously offensive! More like just "meh, saw that coming".



    It's too bad it went only 3 seasons, but they did nearly 125 episodes in that short time, enough to keep busy for a while.moreless
  • eh, I guess its ok... decent

    7.0
    I never watched it when it aired, but I've watched a few episodes on netflix... it hasnt made me laugh once,... but its not bad, either.
  • Nosalgic

    9.5
    I really liked this show. Sadly it ended.
  • Definitely has everything that seems like fun.

    8.5
    Ever since a small boy, I loved this show, and I still love it today. This show was very nostalgic, colorful, and creative. By the way, this show was made by a former writer/director of another great show, SpongeBob SquarePants. So, this was guaranteed to be good. All of the characters are named after food, and was a good idea. The whole show has colorful patterns that never move with the objects/characters, making more tantalizing to look at. Almost everybody in my family happen to enjoy this show, too. I have no clue why CN would take down something this good. Well, they're CN. Whatever happened to Cartoon Planet, I seriously want to know why. I highly recommend this show to children AND adults, of ANY age because this show is amazing.moreless
  • Disgustingly terrible show.

    1.0
    This show was created by sick minded people. I am sorry, but it is honestly a disgrace to I cannot believe that you people rated it so high? this is not what the cartoon deserves! its awful! Look at other great cartoons! like phineas and ferb! and johnny test! my little pony and more and this show has high ratings? you guys are clearly like the creators of this show if you rate it that highmoreless
  • GET LOST IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY WITH STARGATE SG-1:THE ARK OF TRUTH AND CONTINUUM OR THE HILLS: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON. ISN'T IT GREAT TO EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSES THROUGH TV? WE THINK YES.

    March 3rd, 2009 DVD Releases

  • IF YOU WERE A FAN OF THE CULT CLASSIC THAT WAS CANCELLED EARLY, MAKE SURE TO PICK UP REAPER. THIS WEEK WE ALSO HAVE A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ANIMATION DOMINATION! BATMAN OR POPEYE, CHOWDER OR FUTURAMA - TAKE YOUR PICK!

    November 4, 2008 DVD Releases

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    Grade Schoolers, quirky characters, sight gags galore, poor eating habits, kids hijinks