TV Funhouse Review, by Sean Howe of Entertainment Weekly

After the success of Saturday Night Live's TV Funhouse segments, Robert Smigel hatched this short-lived, off-color variety show, which approximates Pee-wee's Playhouse minus all good vibes. The conceit: Host Doug Dale gamely introduces each episode's theme, then his foulmouthed anipals abandon him for, say, a cockfight or a brothel. Onslaughts of scatological and sexual humor follow. Pitch-perfect cartoon parodies like Fetal Scooby-Doo and Wonderman might attract tykes, but beware: Even the EXTRAS -- blue episode commentaries and outtakes -- are strictly adults-only fare.

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