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->''Whenever my life gets me so down,\\
I know I can go down\\
To where the music and the fun never ends!\\
As long as the music keeps playin', you know what I'm sayin',\\
You know that I can find a friend...\\
At the Roundhouse!''


The oft forgotten show of the two-hour-long {{Snick}} block back in TheNineties, with the other three being ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', and ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''.

Basically, ''Roundhouse'' was {{Nickelodeon}}'s version of the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''-type sketch show featuring a young cast of performers and crazy sketches with average to low production values. It was ''the'' sketch show that former ''Nickelodeon'' viewers will remember, next to ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' and ''Series/AllThat''.

Set in the titular train roundhouse, the cast would entertain the audience -- both the live, present one and those watching at home -- with skits based around popular culture, as well as musical and dance acts, with a FramingDevice of the Anyfamily family and what they went through day by day.

The show ran from Snick's debut in 1992 until 1996, and it was conceived by Buddy Sheffield of ''InLivingColor''. No relation to ChuckNorris' most powerful attack.

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!! This show provides examples of:
* BitingTheHandHumor: The cast occasionally spoofed (fellow Viacom affiliate) MTV with "Empty-V".
* BumblingDad
* CatchPhrase / SharePhrase: "Reprise the theme song and roll the credits!"
** Fun note: During the second taping of the final episode, they actually said "Reprise the theme song and roll the reruns!" but used the first taping's catchphrase in editing.
* ChristmasEpisode: Among other things, it spoofed YetAnotherChristmasCarol with the Ghosts of Christmas Specials, who had to make their visitation quick because they had to make a ''SavedByTheBell'' appearance in less than an hour.
** The episode also features a string of [[ParodyCommercial Parody Commercials]] for non-existent Christmas Specials, including "How DavidLynch Stole Christmas" ("You're a weird one, Mister Lynch.") and "Shirly [=McClane=]'s 'It's A Wonderful Afterlife'".
* CoolChair: Dad's. In one commercial/interview, the actor who played Dad said he could even drive that thing in the water.
* CoolOldLady: Grandma or an aunt sometimes.
* DartboardOfHate: In a Christmas episode, one female character opens her Christmas gifts and shouts, "Wow, a [[TakeThat Shannon Doherty]] dartboard!"
* EndOfSeriesAwareness: See "No Fourth Wall" below.
* TheEveryman: It's right there in their last name -- "Anyfamily".
** They go and take that [[OverlyLongGag a step further, too]]. The family of Anyfamily lives on Anystreet, in Anytown, USA, and the kids attend Anytown Junior High School, class of 19Anyyear.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Every episode, they manage to do something.
** There was the beauty pageant episode, where one of the girls puts a pair of balloons on her chest to be Dolly Parton (a gag that comes up multiple times during the show's run).
** The sports episode of season one also uses this gag, the "Sheebok" training bra, to attract guys.
*** With the added comment near the end of the sketch from one of the guys: "Wow, I wonder if they make one for guys, too!"
** There was one memorable quote in the beauty pageant episode:
--->'''John''': "Don't get mad, get Pest-Off!"
** This quote from the song "Airbrain" from the beauty pageant episode:
--->'''The guys''': "Brains are great until we find organs of another kind."
* InsaneProprietor: The dad, for his garage sale. The sketch ends with him getting carted away.
* LargeHam: The entire cast of guilty of this at some point or another, although, with Roundhouse, it might be intentional.
* NoFourthWall: At least once per episode during the entire show's run, but the final episode completely destroys whatever this show had left of its fourth wall.
-->'''Ivan''': "Cancelled shows, graduation, terminated? Either this is a really convoluted show about endings or we're-"
-->'''David N.''': "Cancelled! Hello, you didn't get the memo?"
* ParodyCommercial
* {{Pun}}: The usual basis for parody commercials among other things. One notable example was the mom doing laundry and "separating the whites from the colors with new Apart Tide."
* RapidFireComedy: When it wasn't working on the week's {{A|nAesop}}esop.
* SeverelySpecializedStore: In one bit, two AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents look for envelopes at the mall. The map indicates a store named [[OverlyLongName "Gee, I Can't Believe There's a Store in This Mall That Sells Nothing But Envelopes, Can You?"]].
* ShoutOut: Every pop culture reference on the show is either this or a TakeThat. And there are so, so many of them.
* SilentCredits: See VerySpecialEpisode below.
* SketchComedy
* StockParodies: One episode was a spoof of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
* StudioAudience: Like most Nickelodeon shows.
* StylisticSuck: WordOfGod has said that it was intended to give the feel of a bunch of kids putting on a show with no real props.
* TakeThat: At pretty much ''everything''. If it was part of pop culture at the time the episode was written, odds are, it got mocked.
* TitleTheAdaptation: Spoofed with ''Weather Channel -- The Movie'', which featured an AllStarCast: See Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts as a solar eclipse!
* VerySpecialEpisode: About gangs. The ending had it turn out to be AllJustADream of the Anyfamily son, but when he realizes the problem still exists in the "real world", he finds that the CatchPhrase doesn't work this time; he wanders off confused and the credits -- which start with a text reminder that "Gang violence is no joke" -- roll silently.
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[[TheStinger Reprise the theme song and roll the credits!]]