The Oblongs

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The tight-knit Oblong clan lives in Hill Valley, a toxic valley downstream from your typical industrial waste site, which has caused a variety of bizarre physical and emotional abnormalities. At the head of the dinner table is the loving, limbless, tirelessly upbeat patriarch Bob Oblong and his adoring, alcohol-and-tobacco-addicted, bald-but-beautifully-wigged wife Pickles, who frequents the Rusty Bucket bar, owned by transexual Anita Bidet (who was originally to be named Sofonda Cox!). The family includes their conjoined twin sons Biff and Chip, who share three legs and three buttocks, but can't seem to agree on anything; sweet, tattling, 4-year-old daughter Beth, sporting a cucumber-like growth sprouting from her head; and youngest son Milo, a one-haired optimist who has every childhood emotional disorder and behavioral problem ever diagnosed. Other members of the family include Bob's mother, Grammy, who's a vegetable; Milo's narcoleptic scottie dog, Scottie; and the chain-smoking family cat, Lucky. Milo used to go to a special school for "the pathologically high-spirited," but now enjoys his days at "normal" school with fellow valley outcasts including the zaftig, toad-like Helga Phugly; gothic and death-obsessed Creepy Susie; bulbous-bottomed Mikey Butts; and brainy, spitting, lower-jaw-lacking Peggy Weggy. Milo and the gang constantly clash with the Debbies, a giggling gaggle of wealthy, popular, seemingly cloned "hill" girls of the same first name. As far as the Debbies and their parents are concerned, anything that isn't perfect - like them - isn't worthy of their attention. "Normal" school is headed by Principal Davis. Other members of the school staff include Nurse Rench, who has a scary operating contraption in place of her right arm, and the homeroom teacher, Leland. Aside from hanging out in the clubhouse in the Oblongs'back yard, the kids often find themselves hanging out at the local store "A to Zed." Bob's disregarding boss at Globocide Industries is the aristocratic father, George Klimer. His wife, Pristine, is a Barbie-like, former Debbie, who used to be school friends with Pickles when both girls lived in the hills - before Pickles married Bob and joined the "grotesque" side. Their attractive daughter, Debbie, is leader of the Debbies; and their not-too-bright but popular son Jared, together with his best friend Blaine, is a well-coifed tormentor of the Clubhouse kids. Executive producer Bruce Helford ("The Drew Carey Show," "Norm[show]," "[show]Nikki") and writer/executive producer Jace Richdale ("The Simpsons") bring to animated life the strange world of underground cartoonist Angus Oblong. Created by Oblong and Richdale, this half-hour comedy series is executive produced by Helford, Richdale and Deborah Oppenheimer ("The Drew Carey Show," "Norm," "Nikki"), for Oblongs Productions, Inc. in associate with Mohawk Productions and Jobsite Productions, distributed by Warner Bros. Television. Mary V. Buck and Susan Edelman are the winners of The Casting Society of America's, award for "Best Casting for Animated Television Voiceover" for The Oblongs. The Oblongs is inspired by characters in the book "Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children" by Angus Oblong. Milo, Susie, Helga, the Debbies, and Milo's Narcoleptic Scottie all originated in this book, which is aimed at adults in the guise of a children's book. Special thanks to Angus Oblong, without whom (the show and) much of the information in this guide would not have been possible! If you like the show, do yourself a favor, buy his book and check out angusoblong.com!moreless
Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

Voice of Bob Oblong

Billy West

Billy West

Voice of George Klimer, James, Anita Bidet, and Various Others

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Milo Oblong, Jared Klimer, Debbie Kilmer (as a Group), and Various Others

Jean Smart

Jean Smart

Voice of Pickles Oblong

Jeannie Elias

Jeannie Elias

Voice of Beth Oblong, "Creepy" Susie, Mikey Butts, and Various Others

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Themes

crazy neighborhood, shock value, Satire, bottom of the food chain, cartoon violence