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The Oblongs - The Complete Series
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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]™. 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 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.]]>
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The special features introduce us to Angus Oblong and reveal several interesting facts about his creative process and his relationship with the show.
From the mere start of the episode (presentation and all) the cruel yet comical ways this series was thought and conceived hit you in the face and leave you with that (Oh no man, that's so wrong...) feeling, and actually, verbal expresion, but at the same time you can't stop from finding it extremely comical, and I actually laughed out loud all the way from beggining to end the first time I watched it.
I personally think this one is a really commendable item for people with an intelligent sense of humour, and as I said, it's not really for everyone, and that's actually the reason why they stopped creating it. People complained a lot about this series when it first hit the streets back in 2001, but... come on, look at Family Guy, that's even a more cruel series in which they even laugh at physically disabled people, but at the same time is hugely popular... and (in my opinion) is not as funny nor refreshingly naive as The Oblongs. (...did i said naive?)
I just lament the fact that there's just this DVD set of The Oblongs episodes out there for people like me to enjoy, and mainly because regular people feel offended by Intelligent content displayed without hypocrisy.
The discs are well packaged and work great! I bought this a few years back from a store and after 2 months or so one of the discs stopped working. Like it was warped or damaged, which is weird because it was never damaged. So I was hesitate to buy it again thinking maybe the manufacturer cheaped out on production. It must have been a fluke because these have been working fine for months now!
My only qualm is I wish there were more bonus features. There are pretty much just two short featurettes, better than nothing but I would love more interviews or episode commentary.
adult swim and it is pretty funny....I got it very cheap and its worth it, even
that its only 13 episodes, if you are feeling down and need to have a laugh,
then you can pop this in and just watch....The Oblongs are a family that lives
under the hill in the valley (of the Rich People) and the nuclear waste that streams
down makes all the folks down there have very inflated birth defects or problems.
Even though this family deals with their issues, they live a very interesting happy
life in the valley.
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