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A phone conversation with Oblong, who won't disclose his age, reveals one thing: His funny stories meld a dark sense of humor, a perpetual smirk, and the embarrassment of a guy on a press junket who just wants to stay behind the scenes and (flaw cartoons.
Oblong's latest animated creation, The Oblongs--which was set to premiere on the WB on April Fool's Day--is just as slippery a slope as his stories.
Bob Oblong (voiced by Saturday Night Live's Will Ferrell) has no anus or legs.
"I don't hate you, Dad," Milo declares when he finds out Scotty's fate, "I hate the company you work for." By the end of the episode, the Oblongs have donned black clothing, broken into the factory, outwitted two sets of guards, battled Boss Klimer, and set free Scotty and the rest of the animals.
Hubbard visit the Oblongs: "HELP" on one eye and "ME" on the other.
Underground cartoonist Angus Oblong, the show s originator, can rhardly be said to have an upbeat sensibility.
Oblong himself told The Sacramento Bee not long ago, in fact, that he was"really shocked" by the first episode."I thought we were designing a dark, mesmerizing show," he said, "but it is so bright and colorful." The brightening was as much thematic as visual: From Oblong's original proposition of a show about Milo's clubhouse of "deformed kids who can't otherwise get friends," the show became one with a happy, lovable family at its center.
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