Kérem a következőt!
(literally: Next one, please
) is a Hungarian animated series produced by Pannonia Film Studio
in 1974. Featuring a cast of Petting Zoo People
(with the occasional Funny Animal
), the show stars an owl medic and psychologist named Doktor Bubó. Once an Episode
, Bubó attempts to stop a trouble-making animal by psychological methods, only to fail every single time and cause even bigger trouble. He usually gets help from his assistant, the flirty bear nurse Ursula (not to be confused with a different Ursula
), his best friend, the falcon police officer Sólyom csőrmester, and Sólyom's sidekick, Teknőc Ernő, the dim-witted tortoise.
The series provides examples of:
- Abhorrent Admirer: Ursula to Bubó.
- Absent-Minded Professor: Bubó often acts like this.
- Animal Gender Bender: An interesting variant. The male kangaroo, as usual, has a pouch, but it is part of his clothing rather than his body: he wears an apron with a massive pocket in the front (in which he gives Bubó a Kangaroo Pouch Ride in an episode).
- Animal Stereotypes: Almost all major and minor characters either play straight or subvert these. Bubó is The Owl-Knowing One, Ursula is Beary Funny, Teknőc Ernő is extremely slow; the Hippo is a Big Eater, the gorillas are Dumb Muscles, the magpies have Sticky Fingers, etc.
- Beary Funny: Ursula.
- Big Eater: The Hippo.
- The Boxing Episode: The episode starring the Gorillas.
- Bumbling Sidekick: Teknőc Ernő to Sólyom.
- Carnivore Confusion: As all animals are sentient and civilized, predation is considered a crime. This is despite the fact that three of the main characters (an owl, a bear and a falcon) are carnivores too (although they are never shown eating meat).
- Cop and Scientist: Sólyom and Bubó in episodes that involve crime fighting.
- The Ditz: Teknőc Ernő.
- Domestic Abuser: The Boar. He only changes his ways by Ursula beating him up.
- Driven to Suicide: Anyone who reads or hears the poems of Bubó's aunt, a Little Owl.
- Excited Show Title!
- Fantastic Racism: The Mule gets beaten up by the League of Pure-Breds, who are an extremist group against hybrids.
- Feather Fingers: Most bird characters (including but not limited to Bubó and Sólyom) are drawn with human-like hands. Despite this, they are still able to fly.
- Flintstone Theming: Animal themes. It's worth mentioning that one of the show's creators, József Romhányi, wrote the Hungarian dub of The Flintstones too.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Most of the characters.
- G-Rated Drug: Surprisingly averted in one episode, where opium, hashish and heroin are all mentioned by name. The drugs' effects are Played for Laughs, since they just make the characters act funny and talk nonsense.
- Hollywood Psych: Bubó himself.
- Hospital Hottie: Parodied with Ursula.
- Hurricane of Puns: Almost every single spoken line involves some sort of pun.
- Informed Species: Some of the characters are so anthropomorphised it is hard to guess what they are meant to be. The mole, for example, looks like a minute dark-skinned human with black glasses and clawed gloves.
- Interspecies Romance: Ursula has a one-sided crush on Bubó. Also, in the first episode, the Elephant crushes on (and later crushes) the Baboon.
- Mama Bear: Ursula's extremely protective of Bubó. And she's literally a bear.
- Mock Millionaire: The Rhino.
- The Napoleon: The Flea.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: If Bubó tries to help in a situation, it almost definitely gets worse.
- No Export for You: Granted, the Hurricane of Puns makes this show extremely hard to translate to any other language.
- The Owl-Knowing One: Bubó is a parody of this, being a Know-Nothing Know-It-All.
- Thinking Out Loud: The characters are prone to doing this. Lampshaded in one episode, where a snail calls Teknőc Ernő an idiot for doing so.
- Petting Zoo People: Many of the characters, particularly the main four.
- Police Are Useless: There are only two people working at the police department, Sólyom, who's courageous and relatively smart but usually Comically Missing the Point, and Teknőc Ernő, who's a complete moron.
- Remembered I Could Fly: Bubó in his more absent-minded moments forgets about his flying ability, until Ursula reminds him.
- Species Surname / A Dog Named Dog: Played with. Sólyom and Teknőc are straight examples, literally meaning "falcon" and "tortoise" in Hungarian. Subverted with Bubó and Ursula, whose names mean "owl" and "she-bear" in Latin, making it a Bilingual Bonus.
- Spoof Aesop: At the end of each episode, Bubó turns at the audience and draws a conclusion - that is usually a Broken Aesop or a Family-Unfriendly Aesop.
- Sticky Fingers: The Magpie family.
- The Swarm: One episode involves a locust swarm.
- Turtle Power: Subverted with Teknőc Ernő, who is kind but extremely dim-witted.
- Undertaker: The Jackal, the Vulture and the Raven are villainous examples.
- World of Funny Animals
- World of Pun