Series / Fur TV
was a comedy puppet show produced by MTV
Networks Europe and airs on MTV channels throughout Europe.
This show provides examples of:
- A Date with Rosie Palms: Mervin is the king of this trope.
- The Alcoholic: Fat Ed.
- All Just a Dream: The episode "Merverella".
- All Men Are Perverts: The three main characters, but Mervin is the best one.
- Ambiguously Gay: Mervin.
- Anti-Hero: The three main characters (Fat Ed, Lapeno and Mervin) are Nominal Heroes.
- Ax-Crazy: Fat Ed is violent, irrational, paranoid and sadistic in the most frightening way possible, especially when he's mad and gets his Disproportionate Retribution moments. In short, he's probably the most psychopathic puppet that has been on television.
- Badass: Fat Ed, who else? It is implied that no one can beat him in a fight.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Fat Ed and Pussy Monster in the episode "Merverella".
- The Big Guy: Fat Ed.
- Big Eater: In their fan mail episode, Lapeno trusted Ed with the money for the cable bill. Ed promptly spent it on about fifty pizzas for himself.
- Black Comedy: And HOW!
- Blood Knight: Ed never passes up a chance to beat on anyone.
- Book Dumb: Mervin.
- Butt Monkey: Lapeno or Fat Ed are this sometimes, but Mervin is the best one.
- Casanova Wannabe: An exaggerated version happens when Lapeno arranges Mervin for a date with a friend of his. According to a title on screen, the date lasts for less than a second.
- The Chew Toy / Cosmic Plaything: Mervin. He has been injured, beaten by Fat Ed, humiliated or maimed dozens of times, and this happens in almost every episode of the series. Even no one has the heart to tell him he's adopted.
- Cluster F-Bomb: The only one who doesn't indulge in this is Mervin and some supporting characters.
- Comedic Sociopath: Fat Ed, who goes out of his way to hurt someone whenever possible.
- Crapsack World
- Deadpan Snarker: Fat Ed and Lapeno.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Fat Ed, big time.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Yeah, even for a series with Black Comedy to the brim, gets several of these endings.
- Fat Bastard: Fat Ed, the clue is in the name.
- Gallows Humour
- Genius Bruiser: Fat Ed has his moments.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: The one most guilty of this is Ed. He's always in a simmering rage on-screen, but he usually gives warnings before he starts whaling on someone.
- Jerkass: Fat Ed, usually crossing the line to Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk.
- Karma Houdini: Fat Ed, who never gets arrested for everything he does.
- Knight Templar: Fat Ed, especially to Mervin.
- Lethal Chef: Mervin doesn't understand that cooking involves food. If he hasn't made something that looks like a giant penis, he's trying to serve up feces and urine and pass it off as food.
- Lethally Stupid / Obliviously Evil: Mervin has his moments, especially when he cooked a cat by "accident".
- Nice Guy: Mervin and Lapeno.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Fat Ed to Mervin, and how.
- Only Sane Man: Lapeno.
- Really Gets Around: Lapeno is a master at scoring with girls. Lampshaded on this instance:
If I wanted to see pussies, I would look through the lock of Lapeno's bedroom on Thurdays. (the scene cuts to Lapeno in bed with a handful of beautiful women) Lapeno:
Why do you say Thursdays? I do this every night
- Sadist: Fat Ed.
- The Sociopath: Fat Ed.
- Too Dumb to Live: Mervin, literally. He repeatedly antagonizes Ed, a person who has actually killed him a number of times, and keeps thinking they're best friends.
- Villain Protagonist: Fat Ed.
- Vulgar Humor: FUR TV relied a great deal on this humor, paired with black comedy.