The Bronx Bunny Show

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The Bronx Bunny Show
Bronx Bunny.jpg
Created by Ciaran Morrison
Mick O'Hara
Developed by Ciaran Morrison
Mick O'Hara
Starring Ciaran Morrison (Teddy T)
Mick O'Hara (Bronx Bunny)
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Ronan McCabe, Chuck LaBella
Running time 24 mins (Channel 4) ~15 minutes (Starz!)
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Starz!
Picture format PAL/NTSC (16:9)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 2003 – 2007
External links
Website

The Bronx Bunny Show is an Irish ten-part series originally broadcast in 2003 on E4 in the United Kingdom and later in Ireland. It was an adult puppet interview show which followed the premise of a semi-educational show for the good people of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. The show was produced from a run-down tenement building in the Bronx where Bronx Bunny and his sidekick, a cigarette-smoking panda named Teddy T, would interview celebrities who "done good". The Bronx Bunny Show won "Best Entertainment Show" IFTA Award in 2003.[1]

Also featured on the show were pseudo-educational items, such as 'The Internal Gerbil' who sang songs about internal organs from inside a gay man, numbers illustrated by pole dancing women who contorted into the shape of that week's number, and Spanish phrases such as "Your Mother bangs like a screen door in a tornado".

The show was broadcast sporadically on E4 and eventually on Channel 4. The series gained a cult following as it featured interviews with guests such as Hugh Hefner, Jessica Alba, William Shatner, and Larry Flynt. The show was created by Double Z Enterprises, an Irish production company behind such characters as Zig and Zag and Podge and Rodge.

In 2010, the entire Channel 4 season was made available to view on the 4OD site.[2]

Season one U.K. (2003)[edit]

S# Ep# Guests Original airdate
1 1 Steve O, Jessica Alba, Dr. Lier, Ming-Na 2003-11-24
1 2 Victoria Silvstedt, Engelbert Humperdinck, Hugh Hefner, Judy Reyes 2003-11-23
1 3 Michael Madsen, Lynda Carter, Ross Jeffries, Sarah Wynter 2003-11-26
1 4 Steve Schirripa, Miss Vera, Bryan Cranston 2003-12-01
1 5 Nina Mercedez, Denis Hope, Richard Schiff, Ron Jeremy 2003-12-02
1 6 John Lydon, Sunrise Adams, John C. McGinley 2003-12-03
1 7 Dick Valentine, Marina Sirtis, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Larry Flynt 2003-12-22
1 8 Seymore Butts, Dr. Laurie Leach, William Shatner, Macy Gray 2003-12-23
1 9 "Best of" show, including Jason Isaacs, JC Chasez, and Federico Castelluccio 2004-02-21
1 10 More "best of", including Adam West and Shannon Elizabeth 2004-02-22

Season one U.S. (2007)[edit]

A ten-part series was commissioned by Starz Entertainment and broadcast from 18 April 2007. Guests included Mark Hamill, George Takei, Kelly Carlson, Howie Mandel, Cheech Marin, Beverly D'Angelo, Joely Fisher, Ron Jeremy, Michael Rapaport, Tina Majorino, Wee Man, Method Man, and Eric Roberts. Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond played a recurring role as Bronx Bunny's neighbor, who dropped by unannounced and stole items from the apartment.

Other features included:

  • Teddy T's "Bear Butts" porno series, which featured a number of genuine adult stars such as Asian porn star Mika Tan.
  • Musical numbers performed by Bronx Bunny on piano and Teddy T on vocals under the name "The Teddy Trio".
S# Ep# Guests Original airdate
1 1 Steve Schirripa, Kelly Carlson 2007-04-18
1 2 Michael Rapaport, George Takei 2007-04-25
1 3 Chris Jericho, Mark Hamill 2007-05-02
1 4 Method Man, Tina Majorino, Dustin Diamond 2007-05-09
1 5 Harland Williams, Tommy Chong 2007-05-16
1 6 Howie Mandel, Stacy Keibler, Wink Martindale 2007-05-23
1 7 Eric Roberts, Robin Leach 2007-05-30
1 8 Richard Schiff, Jolene Blalock 2007-06-06
1 9 Joely Fisher, Wee Man 2007-06-13
1 10 Beverly D'Angelo, Ron Jeremy 2007-06-20

Further TV appearances[edit]

Bronx Bunny and Teddy T went on to host two specials, The Top 20 Most Controversial TV Moments and Sex Stars They Tried to Ban, for Channel 4. They also appeared as guests on the NBC show Last Comic Standing on 19 September 2007.

Awards[edit]

Irish Film and Television Academy Awards:

  • Best Entertainment Show - 2003

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IFTA Awards 2003
  2. ^ "Channel 4 On Demand". Channel 4. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2010-02-05.