Wonder Showzen

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It's the Chernobyl of kids' TV shows!

"WARNING: WONDER SHOWZEN CONTAINS OFFENSIVE, DESPICABLE CONTENT THAT IS TOO CONTROVERSIAL AND TOO AWESOME FOR ACTUAL CHILDREN. THE STARK, UGLY, PROFOUND TRUTHS WONDER SHOWZEN EXPOSES MAY BE SOUL-CRUSHING TO THE WEAK OF SPIRIT. IF YOU ALLOW A CHILD TO WATCH THIS SHOW, YOU ARE A BAD PARENT OR GUARDIAN."
~ The warning that opens every episode

Wonder Showzen was a grotesque parody of Sesame Street that managed, against all odds and Executive Meddling, to last two complete seasons on MTV. It features delights such as:

  • Muppets who...
    • Put a robotic slave, a monkey, and the human spirit on trial.
    • Suffer from AIDS.
    • Literally have sex with Middle America.
  • Beat Kids, a segment where an intrepid young reporter asks increasingly annoying and disturbing questions to New York City residents.
  • Horse Apples, a Parody of Hee Haw and Blue Collar TV.

The spiritual predecessor of Xavier: Renegade Angel.


Tropes used in Wonder Showzen include:

Boy: "It was that summer I developed a crush on my sister."
Girl: "That wasn't your sister!"
Boy: "It wasn't? Ew."