The Oblongs

Season 1 Episode 1

Misfit Love

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Apr 01, 2001 on The WB
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Misfit Love
Bob learns that the family may lose their medical coverage, so he urges the family to be extra careful. Milo brainstorms and realizes that if he gets hurt, he'll get to transfer out of the school for freaks, and go to "normal school" with his friends. So Helga sets out to injure him -- but there's really no need once Pickles inadvertantly sends Biff and Chip to the emergency room. As a result, Milo gets to transfer to regular school, where he falls in love with Yvette, a girl who's literally out of this world.moreless

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  • A perfect way to begin a perfect siries.

    Ok i really loved this episode. It was funny, original, and hilarious! Now this is one of my favorite Oblongs episodes of the show. I really loved it and i cracked up throught the episode. OK this episode is about Milo's first day at a real school and he falls in love with one of the Debbie's with is an alien. Meanwhile, the Oblongs are running out of money so they try not to get hurt and other stuff. II laughed at the parts when Helga was trying to get Milo hurt but failed. Beth tatiling on Bob and Pickles (if you watch you'll know why its so funny.) Pickles dropping a liscenes plat saying Debbie and the Debbies were having a dog pile over it. and much much more. Overall 10/10.moreless
  • Amazing first episode. Milo finds love. Aw how sweet.

    The first Oblongs episode is perhaps the best. I doubt it, actually. But I will not doubt that this is one of the good episodes that is to come for me to keep on watching.

    Milo falls inlove with one of the Debbies, a popular social group at the school and she likes him. For some reason, she has a flying car and such and seems to be alien-like. But maybe if this character wasn't killed so soon she would still be in the tv show all alive and well.

    I thought this was a great episode, and it really did get us to know more about the show if you didn't know about it and started at this episode without it being all cheesy like and saying everyone's name five billion times a sentence like other tv shows, or maybe it did and I just didn't realize it.moreless
  • Boy is sad. Guy is uninsursed. Woman is sad. Boy has an alien girlfriend. Guy gets job as a dwarf hurler. Woman is glad. Boy loses girlfriend and makes her a fertlizer. All is well.moreless

    This is the first episode I've ever seen and I'm glad it was. Because of it. I now love the Oblongs. I was flipping through the channels when I saw the openning part. It showed a rich guy being happy and I thought it was merely another fantasy happy life like Family House. Then it showed the valley and it got interesting. The plot was multi-ended but the ending was perfectly pulled off. The characters were ...hummmm different and that's what made it great. It did well showing the steps of Milo surviving Gramville's insuitute of Overactive troubled minds. Then him involved in an exceeding strange plan of getting him into normal school. There it doesn't stop. I thought it clever and odd of having him an alien girlfriend. Strange...but some how sexy. It explained why Pickles is down in the valley and how life was like down there. My friends....this was the pilot.....that a god would create.

    Thank you for your time....and may Ganesha be with you.moreless
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Laraine Newman

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (After failing in trying to injure Milo)
      Helga: I quit! Injure your own damn self!
      Milo: Please Helga! No one else in my family is gonna get hurt.
      (Pickles backs the car into a tree)
      Biff & Chip: Oh God! Tree! Tree!
      (the tree falls on the twins. Helga and Milo walk over to it)
      Helga: Your mother does beautiful work!

    • Peggy: I can't wait to get back to school and resume learning!
      Helga: I can't wait till you drown in your saliva.
      Susie: Drowning is my third favorite way to die. But, they are all good.

    • (to Milo)
      Bob: Son, you know you're forbidden to handle anything sharper than a boiled egg!

    • Yyvette: Subject presumed incinerated. Return home?
      P.A.: Negative. Not cost efficient. Terminate self.
      Yyvette: Aw, crap.
      (Yyvette turns to ashes)

    • Pristine: Pickles, love your hair, where'd you buy it?
      Pickles: Off some whore, I think it was your mother.
      Pristine: Well I'd love to stay and chat, but I wouldn't want to expose my daughter and her little friends to a drunken ho bag. Oops! Did I say that out loud?

    • Pickles: Beth, honey, nobody likes a tattletale.
      Bob: I do. They're an essential part of any family. You keep right on tattling, sweetie pie.
      Beth: Daddy has a magazine with naked ladies hugging.
      Bob: Ehh, criminy.

  • NOTES (7)

    • The WB's promotions used the line "Its okay to stare" to introduce the show.

    • The Debbie-suit that Helga wears to infiltrate the tea party was used in Helga's story in the book Creepy Susie and thirteen other tales for troubled children.

    • Angus Oblong wasn't involved with the show other than the theme song and the basic premise.

    • This episode was first broadcast on Cartoon Network on August 4th, 2002.

    • The original cut of this episode was 4 1/2 minutes too long, so to allow extra time, the opening segment was left out. Just to clarify, there isn't a longer version available. The makers realized that the pilot was running long, so un-needed scenes were trimmed and the longer version was never completed.

    • The music that plays over the ending credits (in non-WB prints) of this episode is different than the ending music on the rest of the episodes. For this episode, it's a variation of the music that plays in the scene where Helga is trying to injure Milo.

    • WB premiered this episode three times during the course of their primetime block.


    • The tune of Yvette's "doorbell" is the same tune used to summon the aliens in the 1977 science-fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.