The Fuccons: Meet the Fuccons Vol. 0
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The Fuccon Family, otherwise known as "Oh Mikey!" is a show about an American family living in Japan. In no way do they seem interested in Japanese culture, and all of Mikey's friends are European (or that bizarre clock/robot boy.)
The show is incredibly fast paced, and is very silly, even subtitled the jokes work. "Soi yu ko to!" At the end of every short episode Mikey and his family learn a lesson. They all state what they've learned and have a good hearty laugh-80's cartoon style.
Oh, and it's all acted out by mannequins with voice overs. There is nothing better than watching mannequins swing on swings, and ride down slides. Other than those rare sequences, action is usually implied and when they talk their faces are frozen in those over the top looks of joy.
There are a variety of characters and a storyline that really builds on previous episodes. Tracy, his sexy tutor, Bob the teacher and Bob-Mama, Laura his self-centered hipster cousin, and of course his love interest Emily.
I'd recommend this to anyone with a quirky sense of humour who doesn't get creeped out by mannequins.
For students of Japanese language, however, there is a benefit to this series. The dialogue in the Japanese language version is simple. It is a little fast with no pauses, but there is a lot that even a beginning to intermediate level Japanese speaker can understand. You may also find some of it funny. I laughed out loud on many occasions even though I'm not sure why. If you can appreciate humor where you're the butt of the joke, it can be funny, although its right on the border between off-the-wall funny and just plain stupid. It can go either way.
Buy this lower priced Volume 0 to see what you think.
It all about a mannequin family that moves from the U.S. to Japan. The series is absolutely crazy, it's fun!
The series has generated a fan following in Japan, a fan blog and even OH! Mikey merchandise.).
The episodes are about 2-3 minutes long but it's quite surreal to see a show like this. Wow! Try it! It's unbelievably funny!
This show follows an american family living in Japan, trying to fit in, and failing miserably. Just buy this, for crying out loud, and make sure you watch the episode where Mikey has to go to the store for his mom. Amazing.
My only complaint (but it warrants an entire star being knocked off) is the HORRIBLE DUB JOB BY ADV. PLEASE, ADV! Find some NEW VOICE ACTORS! The dad is horrible and I suspect without looking it up he's the same dude that (horribly) dubbed Ilpallazzo in Excel Saga. The guy sounds like a 3rd-rate actor playing comedy, and Mikey's dad (and Ilpalazzo) were played deadpan. Why this guy can't figure that crap out is WAY beyond me. The director of the american dub needs to get his crap together, or find a new job.
After the rant, I still love it. Watch it, buy it, but mail ADV and send that guy packing.
If you're silly and like stupid jokes poking fun at American sitcoms, then this is for you!
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I picked this up for like $5 somewhere, maybe less. There are a number of very short episodes that I find very funny. Read morePublished on January 28, 2007 by Rube Goldfinger
Ha Ha! I met the Fockers. Now I have met the Fuccons! Fuccon hilarious! Not really. And their name happens to be the funniest thing about this series. Read morePublished on March 23, 2006 by Mondo Vendo
Okay, I've seen a few episodes, and...
Well, I can't say anything good about this whatsoever. Read more
this is the biggest waste of 1.60 ever. it won't even make a good coaster because plastic isn't absorbant. Read morePublished on January 24, 2006 by B. Dayton