The Fuccons vol. 1 Oh Mikey!
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For people who do not have any knowledge of Japanese culture, some of this will go completely over their heads (in particular, the teacher-visit, the "ghost" episode, the reference to Japanese theme parks and Sunday's being the only free day, etc.). Also, despite the TV14 rating assigned to the disc, there is an episode which, in the English subtitles, uses the 'F' word multiple times (I know this wouldn't bother some people, but others might be showing it to younger children).
You have to go into it expecting stupid humor. Most of the "storylines" are fairly pointless, and a lot of the humor is based on absolutely nutty scenarios involving drowning mannequins, grandparents with absolutely no memory whatsoever (and it's apparently always been this way), failed attempts at elementary-school romance, a cousin with no manners and a borderline bi-polar disorder, and some sexual innuendo between the father and the tutor. If you don't like insane laughing, "The Fuccons" is not for you, as this is the trademark of the show.
If you're unsure as to whether you would like "The Fuccons" or not, I highly recommend you purchase volume #0 first to see what you think about the twisted humor. This show may be construed as offensive to some American audiences, as it basically jabs at Americans in general (as well as their inability to function in Japanese society). This is definitely not for everyone, and requires a certain "taste" to appreciate.
It was 5.99 so i gave it a try...So far ive seen 9 of the episodes, which are real short. About 5 minutes, more or less, each.
I was dissapointed becouse i realised these "mannequins" were literally that. Motionless dumbies, like something you'd find in a scary department store. I really didnt expect they'd actually use mannequins in this show. And they dont walk around....THEY'RE FROZEN MANNEQUINS ...not to be confused with marrionetts.
I thought this show's characters were done in CGI, all computer generated, but using a real-life backdrop of modern day japan.
The first two episodes or so were just kind of confusing for me, i didnt know if i was annoyed, or if i was still giving this show a chance.
But so far i feel now im glad i kept watching it, cuz i was introduced to
Teacher Bob" and his Mom. LOL.
Thats the suttle simplicistic genuious shining through in this show, and for me, it all starts when Teacher Bob takes a visit to Mikey's house to meet and talk with him and his mother and father....accomanied by Bobs Mom.
To me its not fall-outta-your-seat hilarity....i wouldnt call this show even 'hilarious' to begin with. But its still kinda funny. Its the kind of humor that you laugh a lot on the inside and lough out loud here and there.
If you like japanese pop culture or are fimilar with their 'unique' sense of humor, then i think you'll appreciate it.Read more ›
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