The Oblongs... - The Complete Twisted Series - 2001 (Not Rated )

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Year of Release: 2001
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 279 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"Sick, Sick, Sick...and Funny."

Okay, we told you they're sick, and we're not talking about a hospital show. The Oblongs... isn't for everyone. Might be peachy for you, though.

Welcome to the toxic, twisted world of the Oblongs, a perversely funny, satirical animated series inspired by characters in Angus Oblong's book Creepy Susie and a regular denizen of Cartoon Network's [adult swim]TM. With laser-sharp wit, maladjusted matriarch Pickles Oblong, her irrepressibly sunny husband Bob and their brood of oddities Biff, Chip, Milo and Beth gleefully cope with their shortcomings while dealing with the indignities of being "different" in a "normal" world. The Oblongs are not so much dysfunctional as slightly nonfunctional. Living next to a polluted swamp has left them with the occasional missing limb or mysterious growth, but through it all, this close-knit family sticks together. Sometimes literally.

Episode Summary:

Disc 1
Episode 1: "Misfit Love" (Pilot)
My girlfriend is an alien! The girl Milo falls for when he attends "normal" school is a way-way-out chick.

Episode 2: "Narcoleptic Scottie"
Oblongs to the rescue: the family sets out to save a beloved dog subjected to corporate lab experiments.

Episode 3: "Milo Interrupted"
Try to help her and ther's no escape! Milo's attempt to aid Helga makes him her new obsession.

Episode 4: "Bucketheads"
Milo rules the cool. He becomes arbiter of school fashion when he wears a bucket as a rainy-day hat.

Episode 5: "Heroine Addict"
Pickles gives up booze and ciggies...and replaces them with an addiction for adrenaline-pumping thrills.

Episode 6: "The Golden Child"
Milo, the Corporate Messiah. The Globocide board thinks Milo is their reincarnated founder.

Episode 7: "Flush, Flush, Sweet Helga"
Go with the flow! Helga inconveniences a Debbies' party when the rotund redhead gets stuck in the sewer.

Disc 2
Episode 8: "Disfigured Debbie"
When a hideous accident turns Debbie into a monster mash, she finds acceptance with Milo and his friends.

Episode 9: "Pickles' Li'l Amazons"
Pickles a den mother? She teaches her troop survival skills you'll never find in a scout manual.

Episode 10: "Get Off My Back"
What a sticky situation. Three's a crowd when Bob accidentally glues Milo to the twins' back.

Episode 11: "Please Be Genital"
Once upon a romantic time Pickles was a Hill girl (with a Debbies 'do) and Bob was a valley surfer dude.

Episode 12: "My Name Is Robbie"
With his mechanical Arms and Legs 2000, compliments of Globocide, Bob is a new man.

Episode 13: "Father of the Bride"
Hands at 10, 2, 4 and 8. Bob plans to teach the twins to drive results in $80,000 worth of trouble.

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My Comments:

This is one weird-ass cartoon. It's kind of in the same vein as Ren and Stimpy but with less gross-out humor and more emphasis on the relationships between the characters.

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Not Rated (MPAA)
3 Stars
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