Weird-Ohs

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Weird-Ohs
GenreComedy
Created byBill Campbell
Directed byEzekiel Norton
James Boshier
Voices ofKathleen Barr
Cusse Mankuma
Tabitha St. Germain
Theme music composerMark Berry
Robert Buckley
ComposersDavid Sinclair
Peter Berring
Robert Buckley
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (26 segments)
Production
Executive producersChristopher J. Brough
Ian Pearson
Mark Ralston
Steven DeNure
ProducersKim Dent Wilder
Ezekiel Norton
Running time10 minutes (each segment)
21 minutes
Production companiesDecode Entertainment
EM.TV
Mainframe Entertainment
Testor Corporation
DistributorDecode Enterprises
Release
Original network>YTV
Original releaseSeptember 15, 1999 (1999-09-15) –
March 15, 2000 (2000-03-15)

Weird-Ohs is a computer-animated television series produced by Decode Entertainment, Mainframe Entertainment and EM.TV in association with the Testors Corporation. The show was originally aired in 1999 until 2000 on Fox Family (now Freeform) in the United States and YTV in Canada. Only 13 episodes of the series were ever produced (with one season).[1]

Synopsis[edit]

The show that focused on deformed characters and their misadventures in Weirdsville, a place just off Route 66.[2] It was based on a popular toy line, and featured two anthro teenagers, Portia and Eddie, living in a world populated with talking cars.[3]

Production[edit]

The concept and characters were based on the Weird-Ohs series of polystyrene model kits by the Hawk Company. The characters in the model kits were popular in the early 1960s as satire on America's car culture.[4][5]

Honours[edit]

In 2000, the show was nominated for a Gemini award.[6]

Characters[edit]

  • Digger (voiced by Kathleen Barr): Portia's brother.
  • Eddie (voiced by Cusse Mankuma): Digger's best friend.
  • Portia (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain): Digger's older sister.
  • Daddy-O Chassis (voiced by Scott McNeil): Digger and Portia's father. He's a teacher at their school.
  • Mama-B Chassis (voiced by Kathleen Barr): Digger and Portia's mother. She owns Mama-B's Diner.
  • Baby Chassis (voiced by Ian James Corlett): Digger and Portia's youngest brother.
  • Davey (voiced by Scott McNeil): A biker and Portia's crush, who doesn't notice her. He loves his motorcycle.
  • Wade (voiced by Ian James Corlett): A snobby rich kid and Digger's rival. Wade has a crush on Portia, who doesn't reciprocate his feelings.
  • Killer McBash (voiced by Scott McNeil): Wade's bodyguard/valet/driver.
  • Leaky Boat Louie (voiced by Mark Acheson): A big sailor guy who has different jobs, similar to Hollywood from 2 Stupid Dogs.
  • Uncle Huey (voiced by Garry Chalk): A hillbilly driving a car similar to the Arkansas Chuggabug 8 from Hanna-Barbera's Wacky Races. He has a pet crocodile/alligator named Carry-On.
  • Slingrave Curvette (voiced by Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff): A one-time substitute teacher and later principal. She makes occasional appearances as a Vanna White-like game show co-host/model.

Episodes[edit]

At one point, the show was considered lost media and only a few segments have been found. But now there are a few more episodes available.[7]

List of episodes.
No. Episode Title English Dub Status French Dub Status
0. Unaired Pilot Partially Found Unknown
1. Black-Eyed Babysitters Found Found
2. Diary of a Mad Sister Found Found
3. Daddy Dismissed Found Found
4. Rebel Without a Ride Found Found
5. R.I.P. Off Wade Found Found
6. Lights, Camera, Traction Found Found
7. Gods and Monster Trucks Found Partially Found
8. Killer McB, I Set You Free Found Lost
9. Getting Over Davey Found Lost
10. Grand Theft Weird-Oh Found Lost
11. Headlocks for Homework Found Lost
12. The Turbocharged Theatrical Tragedy Found Lost
13. A Birthday Wish Found Found
14. Pranks for the Memories Found Found
15. Street Sense Found Found
16. Not Without My Gator Found Found
17. Family Fuel Found Found
18. Y2 Chaos Found Found
19. The Ever-Spending Story Found Lost
20. I Do? Found Lost
21. The Cycle of No Escape Found Lost
22. A Tale of Two Wades Found Lost
23. The Legend of The Phantom Racer Found Lost
24. The Blue N' Marooned Found Lost
25. Head Gasket of the Class Found Lost
26. Traffic Jam Session Found Lost

Telecast and home media[edit]

Weird-Oh's was originally aired in 1999 until 2002 on Fox Family (now Freeform) in the United States and YTV in Canada (with repeats until the mid-2000s). The show was released in 2000 as a set of three videotapes titled "Lights, Camera, Traction", "Wheel Trouble", and "Traffic Jam". YTV released the entire series on DVD in 2005. These items were never published in large quantities and remain rare. As of 2022, the show was uploaded on YouTube (with full episodes).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zany series fuel Fox Family fall makeover". KidsScreen.com. September 1, 1999. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 688. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 899. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  4. ^ "history-of-the-hawk-%E2%80%9Cweird-ohs%E2%80%9D-plastic-model-kits/". www.oldmodelkits.com. February 17, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Voger, Mark (2015). Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America, 1957-1972. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 119. ISBN 978-1-60549-064-9.
  6. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0216518/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1[user-generated source]
  7. ^ "Weird-Oh's (partially lost American/Canadian CGI animated series; 1999) - The Lost Media Wiki". lostmediawiki.com. Retrieved 2022-07-27.

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