Wonder Showzen

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  • TV-MA
  • 2005
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.4  (4,832)

Wonder Showzen was a groundbreaking show that aired on MTV2 from 2005 to 2006, and was later rerun on other networks such as IFC and VH1. The show was created by Vernon Chatman and John Lee, who also served as writers and producers, and featured a cast of talented voice actors, including Brian Drummond, Chantal Strand, Dave Willis, Eddie Deezen, and Marty Grabstein.

The concept of Wonder Showzen was deceptively simple. Each episode presented a series of skits and segments that parodied children's television shows, using puppets, animation, and live-action footage. However, the humor and tone of the show were decidedly more adult-oriented, often taking on taboo subjects such as racism, sexuality, and violence, and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable for broadcast television.

One of the key elements of Wonder Showzen was its use of a child host character named Chauncey, played by Miles Grose. Chauncey would introduce the various segments of the show and interact with the other characters, but his innocent appearance and demeanor stood in sharp contrast to the often crude and offensive content of the skits. This dynamic helped to underscore the show's satirical intentions, as well as to make the humor more biting and provocative.

Another defining aspect of Wonder Showzen was its tendency to mix different kinds of media and styles in its segments. For example, one episode might include a puppet show featuring a group of lovable forest creatures, followed by a spoof of a 1970s blaxploitation movie, followed by a psychedelic animated sequence. This eclecticism allowed the show to keep viewers on their toes and keep them guessing as to what might come next.

However, despite its irreverence and sharp wit, Wonder Showzen was not without controversy. Some critics accused the show of being too crude and vulgar, and some viewers found its humor to be offensive or even disturbing. Nonetheless, the show developed a devoted fanbase who appreciated its unique brand of subversive humor and its willingness to take risks and go against the grain of mainstream television.

Overall, Wonder Showzen was a bold and inventive show that pushed the boundaries of what was possible on television. Its combination of childlike innocence and adult-oriented humor, mixed-media approach, and satirical takedowns of various social and cultural norms made it truly one-of-a-kind. Although it only aired for two seasons, its impact on the world of television and comedy can still be felt today.

Wonder Showzen is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on March 11, 2005.

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8. Clarence Special Report
May 19, 2006
An episode dedicated entirely to Clarence, who's on a journey to find out what compelling television is. He probes many people, asking them what they think is not only wrong with television nowadays, but also what they would do to make it better.
7. Mathematics
May 12, 2006
Wonder Showzen is brought to you by Math today.
6. Cooperation
May 5, 2006
Chauncey and the gang run out of money due to illegal copies of their own show being made and sold. They decide to buy a boot-legged copy of a rip-off show, called Wondur Showzin, to pass the time but it ultimately results in an all-out war between the two sides.
5. Science
April 28, 2006
Wordsworth's deepest fear manifests itself into a physical form and steals his 1st place science fair trophy. After entering his head, Chauncey and Him find the controls to Wordsworth's brain and use them to fight his evil form.
4. Justice
April 21, 2006
In today's Ye Olde Wonder Showzen, the gang celebrates the idyllic good old days of America, when slavery and rape was more just a gleam in ye eye.
3. Knowledge
April 14, 2006
Middle America comes to visit Chauncey and the gang, who just use him for their own enjoyment, until they all fall in love with his dumbness. They eventually offer Middle America the show, which he turns in to 'Horse Apples', a blue collar comedy which makes him rich.
2. Time
April 7, 2006
Chauncey wants to use his time-machine to travel through time and mess with people for fun, but his future self beats him to it. The gang leaves to go time traveling with the much cooler future Chauncey, leaving the present Chauncey alone to plan his revenge.
1. Body
March 31, 2006
The Letter P, once great pop sensation, isn't so sensational after she puts on some serious weight. The gang finds her new appearance disgusting and tell her to leave. After getting liposuction, she becomes haunted by her now departed fat, and decides to speak out to all victims.
Where to Watch Wonder Showzen
Wonder Showzen is available for streaming on the MTV2 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Wonder Showzen on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 11, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (4,832)