''Father of the Pride'' was a short-lived CGI Animated Sitcom. It was the first television production produced by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation as well as the first show to use feature film quality CGI. It aired on [=NBC=] in 2004.

Set in Las Vegas, the show depicts the secret lives of the animals who live there. The main characters are the family of white lions ([[BumblingDad father Larry]], mother Kate, [[GranolaGirl teenage daughter Sierra]], [[TheChewToy son Hunter]], and [[GrumpyOldMan father-in-law Sarmoti]]) that form part of Siegfried and Roy's act. All the other animals in the Secret Garden (S&R's private zoo) basically act as sitcom neighbors.

The show was heavily hyped during the Olympics before it premiered, and featured [[InkSuitActor loads of celebrities in regular and cameo roles]]. Dreamworks had high hopes for it, but before the premiere, Roy was attacked by one of his tigers, putting a pall on the proceedings. The duo insisted that TheShowMustGoOn.

But the show was a flop anyway, for several reasons. People were already sick of it by the time it premiered, thanks to all the promotion. It was very uncomfortable to watch the show with [[RealitySubtext Roy's recent mauling]] in mind. And the show itself suffered from the notion, popular in the years post-''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', that anything is funny as long as it is coming out of the mouth of a cute cartoon creature. Barring the AnimationAgeGhetto issue, one must admit that seeing a cute lion character mime using her tail for...something else is a bit much for anyone. Plus, the show was way expensive and time-consuming, with each episode costing over 1.5 million dollars to make and over nine months to complete.

The show has been released on [=DVD=], but good luck finding a copy. ''Pride'' is mainly remembered now for being one of the most colossal flops in the history of prime-time animation, though Dreamworks has had more success with animated series since then.
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!!Tropes:

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Sierra wears a black collar, Hunter wears an Elizabethan collar (a cone, in other words), Foo Lin wears a bow on her head, and Mr. Right wears a purple bow and collar or a red handkerchief (in "Stage Fright"). A few other animals in the show count as this trope as well.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese theme song is "Ofuro Paradise" by Biyuchifuruzu. A little bit of it can be heard [[http://byuchi-music.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2012-02-20-7 here]].
* AnAesop: some episodes end on one or two, despite the apparent nature of the show.
* AnimatedActors: In this universe, [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Donkey]] is a celebrity and the star of the Shrek films.
* AnthropomorphicZigZag
* BadassGrandpa: Sarmoti.
* BerserkButton: Don't tell Kate how to raise her children, even if she's ''your'' child.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Hunter in one episode; Kate, once or twice]]
* BigEater: Larry and Sarmoti. The latter rubs his quick metabolism in the former's face in the episode where Larry is trying to lose weight.
* BlackBestFriend: Orlando Jones as the prairie dog [[PunnyName Snack]].
** Also, Sarmoti's poker friend who's a black panther.
* BrokenMasquerade: With Snack and Roy in "Stage Fright."
* BrutalHonesty: Sarmoti, especially towards Loo Fin.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Seigfried and Roy are portrayed as this. They're even capable of unrehearsed, but more importantly REAL magic, like turning a bamboo staff into ''edible'' Liquorice Whip..
* CallingTheOldManOut: Sierra and Sarmoti in one episode and with Barbara Streisand and a lobster in another episode.
** Sarmoti gets one once every other episode, usually from Kate.
* TheCameo: [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Donkey!]]
* CampGay: Donkey's stunt double Jarmeece.
** Dom DeLouse's character in "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend."
* CatsAreMean: Sierra is quite rebellious and sometimes mean, while Sarmoti is always mean to Larry
* CatsHateWater[=/=]HatesBaths: Averted with Hunter.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Sarmoti
* ClipShow: The final episode.
* CompanionCube: Sarmoti's zebra rug, made out of his first kill.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sierra and Sarmoti, though Larry has his moments as well.
* DirtyOldMan: Sarmoti.
** The unfinished, storyboard-only episode on the DVD reveals that he either has slept with, is sleeping with or plans to sleep with ''every single female in the compound,'' [[InterspeciesRomance regardless of species]].
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* DynamicEntry: Sigfried and Roy's usual schtick. You know the two are about to walk right in your front door when their {{Leitmotif}} starts to play and smoke billows in from out of nowhere. Larry manages to pull off a Dynamic Exit in episode 11 when he is creeped out by the feminist group Kate joined- by dive-bombing out of the first-floor window.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: both Snack and Sarmoti have tunnel networks at their disposal, since the Secret garden is... [[TheAlcatraz rather hard to leave at times.]]
* FatCat: Mr. Right and Larry
* FunWithAcronyms: The name "Sarmoti" is derived from '''S'''iegfried '''A'''nd '''R'''oy '''M'''asters '''O'''f '''T'''he '''I'''mpossible.
* FurIsClothing: Snack uses his belly button as a pocket in the pilot episode.
* FurryBaldness: Sarmoti
* FurryConfusion[=/=]FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: Donkey from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' and his stunt double, Jermeece walk on four legs, but the zebras usually walk on two legs.
** Likewise, Mr. Right, Foo Lin's pet cat usually walks on all fours, but the lions, tigers, cheetahs, and other cats usually walk on two legs.
** Chuttney the elephant walks on all four legs, unlike most of the other animals.
* FurryFemaleMane: Inverted with the lions of course.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: more than a few lines about Larry "eating" one of the neighbors or Snack's new girlfriend in one case. Cos, yknow, he's a predatory animal living among herbivores and all.
--> Larry: (on a diet) "I can't eat like this! I'm a mighty predator, not Lara Flynn Boyle!... In fact [[UnEntendre I could go for a Lara Flynn Boyle right about now..."]]
** One episode has the female panther's' visible reaction when a virile male jaguar drops his towel... never mind that the animals otherwise never wear clothes.
** The above-mentioned "tail" joke from an unaired episode:
--> '''Lily''': "We have to take responsibility for our lives, as well as our orgasms. (Holds up her tail) As long as I have ''this'', I don't need a man!"
--> (Cut to Foo Lin showing off her stubby tail to Kate)
--> '''Foo Lin''' (Quietly): "Story of my life."
* GilliganCut: Combined with FlashbackTwist on one occasion.
--> Larry: (one year ago) "I promise I'll never [[ForgottenAnniversary forget our wedding anniversary again]]!"
* GoshDarnItToHeck: A brief running joke with Kate in the Thanksgiving episode.
-->"Son of a b!"
-->"You, sir, can go to ''h''!"
** Subverted at the very end with a CurseCutShort:
--> "Dad, what the f-" (Cut to black)
* GranolaGirl: Sierra.
* GratuitousGerman: Siegfried and Roy.
* GrowingUpSucks: Larry: "We're a new generation of parents! We had a lot of fun, so you don't have to!"
* GrowlingGut: Larry has a hard time shutting up his hungry stomach throughout an episode where he's put on a diet.
* HartmanHips: All of the female lions sport these.
* HighOnCatnip: An entire episode centers around Larry and Kate's assumptions that their daughter is smoking catnip. They end up accidentally ingesting it themselves, and rather... pot-like effects take hold.
* {{Homage}}: to the classic family sitcom format, from All In The Family to The Simpsons.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The "Siegfried and Roy" theme song
* {{Masquerade}}: Think about it. Larry and the rest of the {{Talking Animal}}s usually walk upright but [[AnthropomorphicZigZag tend to drop on all fours in the presence of humans...]]
* MeaningfulName: Sarmoti stands for Segfried and Roy: Masters of The Impossible.
** Sierra is a region in Nevada.
* MissingEpisode: some broadcasts omit the "Panda episode", [[spoiler:where Kate tries to matchmake her panda friend Foo Lin to a male panda, who falls for Kate instead. No actual cheating happens at all, though.]]
* MistakenForGay: In "The Siegfried & Roy Movie Fantasy Experience Movie," Kate is taken to a women's self-help club, and [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday upon entering nervously exclaims "I like men!"]]
** A BrickJoke when Larry comes to the group to "save" her proves that she was not the only one who assumed this.
-->'''Larry''': "GIVE ME BACK MY WIFE, YOU CRAZY LESBIANS!"
* {{Multiboobage}}: The female pig in the "Donkey" episode has eight nipples.
** And there's a couple references to Kate or the other female cats having eight nipples, despite appearing to have humanoid breasts.
* MythologyGag: After getting kicked by Chutney, Snack bounces off of three sunbathing women's breasts to the tune of the "NBC" station jingle.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Averted. While Siegfried and Roy are voiced by impersonators, the real Siegfried and Roy are credited as exec producers, making the whole project legitimately sanctioned.
** But otherwise played straight - one episode has Dick Cheney and Barbra Streisand.
* NobodyPoops: Averted.
-->'''Sarmoti:''' ...now if you'll excuse me I'm gonna hit the litter box...hard!
* NonhumansLackAttributes: Averted with the female pig in the "Donkey" episode; she has eight nipples showing.
* NoodleIncident: From the unfinished episode:
--> "So long story short, I don't have to pee sitting down. But I'll admit, at night, it's dark, I do it anyway."
* OffhandBackhand: From Siegfried to Roy.
* PandaingToTheAudience: Kate's friend Foo Lin and her date, Nelson from the MissingEpisode, [[SubvertedTrope NOT depicted as token Asian neighbors.]]
* PantheraAwesome
* PaperThinDisguise: Siegfried and Roy attempt to spy on a rival magic show by attending incognito (see: wearing eyeglasses).
* ProductPlacement: 7-Eleven and Applebee's
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: When Larry, Sarmoti and Snack attempt to kidnap Donkey.
--> (The three of them walk past Donkey, Sarmoti carrying an umbrella, Larry pushing a carriage with Snack inside, dressed as a baby)
--> '''Sarmoti''': Top of the mornin'!
--> '''Larry''': Nice day!
--> '''Snack''': What a baby might say!
* RealSongThemeTune: John Goodman singing Elvis' "Viva Las Vegas".
* RunningOnAllFours: As part of the animal's Masquerade.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Snack the prairie dog. Also there is a minor recurring lynx character.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal[=/=]TheUnintelligible: The turkeys. Though it turns out at the end of an episode that they ''can'' speak English, they just sound like they're on helium if they do.
* StrawFeminist: Very nicely averted with Lily from the unaired episode "The Siegfried & Roy Movie Fantasy Experience Movie." While certainly odd, her efforts are more to help women be self-sufficient, not convince them that they're better than men. Also, while she [[MyNameIsNotDurwood gets Larry's name wrong]] at first, she doesn't show any kind of contempt for him.
** An unfinished episode on the DVD shows her even trying to help Sarmoti grow out of his dated, misogynistic tendencies.
* StrictlyFormula: AdultSwim bumpers quipped that despite the funny animals and heavy usage of sex and toilet humor, none of the plots would be out of place in a 1960s or 70s era sitcom.
* TakeThat: In the pilot episode, Sierra and Hunter were watching a movie, whose cover had a picture of a lion with a crown.
-->'''Hunter:''' What's happening now?
-->'''Sierra:''' Oh, [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]] was sad, and then [[StarWars Darth]] [[Creator/JamesEarlJones Vader]] said some made up African crap.
** HarsherInHindsight when you remember that DreamWorks founder and show runner Jeffery Katzenberg was a major creative force on that film, just before he quit/got fired from Disney.
** The antelope who bullies Hunter compares him to KimbaTheWhiteLion.
** Sarmoti describes one of his dates as "easier to get into than Florida State."[[note]]The college, not the actual state.[[/note]]
* TalkingAnimal
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Some of the female animals, like Foo Lin the panda and the female antelope, wear bow on their heads.
* TokenMinority: several, particularly Chutney the Indian Elephant.
* TooSexyForThisTimeSlot: What some parents thought about the first episode's "Mounting Time" joke.
* TotallyRadical:
--> '''Kate''': "I wanna raise the roof! Get jiggy with it! Do the wild thing!"
--> '''Foo Lin''': "Why are you [[JiveTurkey talking like a Black man from 1991]]?"
* TransparentCloset: Chuttney. [[RunningGag The turkey is]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial just his roommate]].
** Hunter. Though that may just be Sarmoti [[DeadpanSnarker being Sarmoti]].
--> (Hearing Hunter singing "Silent All These Years" in the bathroom) "Are we still pretending [[GetBackInTheCloset he's not gay]]?"
* TypicalCartoonAnimalColors: The lobster in one episode is red like a cooked lobster.
* WellDoneSonGuy: [[RuleOfThree Sarmoti again,]] although he's Larry's father-in-law.
-->"Larry, I want you to know that even if you were my real son, I'd be pretty disappointed - but I'd make do."
* XMeetsY: Traditional sitcom plots meet those fur-tastic Advertising/{{Orangina}} ads.
* YesMan: Sarmoti's personal assistant.
* YouALLLookFamiliar: Weekly viewers would notice the same 'extras' filling out crowd scenes episode to episode.
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