Greg the Bunny

FOX (ended 2002)


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Greg the Bunny

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Can puppets and humans live side by side? In the world of Greg the Bunny, they can. Set in Hollywood, land of movie stars and struggling actors of all fabrics, Greg the Bunny (Dan Milano), a squeaky-voiced rabbit puppet, longs to live the high life -- one where he's got a job or something. Greg's best friend and roommate, Jimmy Bender (Seth Green), is a slacker -- not to mention a human. Jimmy's father, Gil (Eugene Levy), is the blunt and perpetually nervous executive producer/director of the low-budget (and low-rated) children's show, Sweetknuckle Junction. A cross between Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Sweetknuckle mixes the fun of trains with the joy of letters and numbers, and is brought to you by the human co-stars, Junction Jack (Bob Gunton), the conductor, and Dottie Sunshine (Dina Waters), the helper, with funding provided by the puppet co-stars, Professor Ape (Dan Milano), the scholarly monkey, and Count Blah (Drew Massey), the counting vampire. Off-camera, Jack is a gun-toting menace to society; Dottie, an insecure space cadet; Warren Demontague (as the professor is known in real life), a pretentious, sloppy drunk; and Count Blah, a Romanian widower who ends just about every sentence with "blah" and may or may not have stolen his act from The Count... but the kids watching at home didn't know any of that. Sometimes on hand are two more puppet actors, Susan the Monster (James Murray), a masculine, human-sized, shaggy, blue beast, who happens to be a woman, and Tardy Turtle (Victor Yerrid), who's slow in more ways than one. When fate steps in and hands Greg the starring role on the series, Greg's dreams of working outside of March come true. While not as glamorous, Jimmy finds a steady job himself, when his father makes him a production assistant. Overseeing all their actions on the set is the network's brand new executive, Alison Kaiser (Sarah Silverman), a penny-pinching PBS transplant, whose calculated goal of improving the sagging ratings puts her at odds with the cast and crew. Yet, underneath it all, the one thing she secretely wants is their approval. Thrust into this dysfunctional family, Greg gives it his all to save Sweetknuckle Junction from the constant threat of cancellation. Mixing live action and puppetry, Greg The Bunny is based on characters and concepts from the Independent Film Channel series of short films. They grew out of Junktape, the super-low-budget half-hour show produced by Spencer Chinoy and Dan Milano for New York City public access in 1997.
Theme Song Lyrics We can sing and dance and we don’t need pants See, we’re just like you We’ve got regular jobs just with low door knobs See, we’re just like you Yes, we graduate from Harvard Tardy: At the head of my class! But if you take sobriety Warren: I may not pass There’s no strings attached There’s no hand up my (horn sound) We’re Just like you


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