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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Blood Knight: Ed never passes up a chance to beat on anyone.
- 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.
- 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".
- 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
- 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.
- Vulgar Humor: FUR TV relied a great deal on this humor, paired with black comedy.