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Childrens' Hospital is a live action show airing on the mostly animated Adult Swim block of Cartoon Network since 2009. It is a spoof of the medical drama genre and airs in brief fifteen minute episodes. It was originally a web based series but caught the eye of the network and was brought to television after only a few episodes. Comedy Central was also interested in airing the series, but was outbid. It has had three seasons since being picked up by Cartoon Network.

The show takes place in Childrens' Hospital, which is not a hospital for children but rather named for someone. It features a number of doctors in spoof roles trying to navigate the day to day operations of the hospital and each other. Take for example, Dr. Blake Downs is the clown faced doctor who attempts to heal his patients with the power of laughter or Dr. Glenn Richie is the Jewish doctor in the hospital, though he never formally had a Bah Mitzvah, who spends more time pursuing his love life than curing anyone. They all report to The Chief, a doctor who wanders the hallways threatening action against any doctor who does not follow her instructions while she hits on them. Then, throw into the mix Sy, the hospital administrator/insurance agent who tries to make sure they don't get sued and can stay in business. Most of the characters have either had some sort of relationship with the other cast members or desire such a relationship, a theme that is common to the medical drama genre and adds fuel to the comedy fires.

The show uses a stellar cast including Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and the timeless Henry Winkler. All are accomplished actors in both drama and comedy designed to promote the spoof. In addition to the stellar cast, guest stars have included Michael Cera, David Wain, and Brian Huskey. The show uses these stars in recurring roles frequently, with many of them appearing multiple times over the show's run.

Friday 11:00 PM et/pt on Adult Swim
7 Seasons, 90 Episodes - Currently Airing
December 8, 2008
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Childrens' Hospital Full Episode Guide

  • The doctors think a gas leak in the hospital might be to blame for bizarre behavior. What they discover threatens the entire future of Childrens Hospital....

  • After discovering that the fluid in Chief's hump tastes exactly like Coca Cola, Owen attempts to monetize her "hump cola." Blake suspects Glenn has an addiction problem.

  • It's "Bring Your Grandparents to Work Day" at the hospital. The doctors struggle with their grandparents, whether they're overbearing, trying to kill themselves or are just famous actors. BARRY BOSTWICK guest stars.

  • An actor invites the cast to a photography exhibition where their secrets are exposed in a behind-the-scenes episode.

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