was a comedy puppet show produced by MTV
Networks Europe and airs on MTV channels throughout Europe. This show was always known as one of the hardest comedies in MTV ever. If you think it's a friendly puppet comedy like The Muppets
or Thirty One Minutos
, think again. In fact, it could be a Darker and Edgier
version of the aforementioned. The three main characters are Edward "Fat Ed" Tubbs, Lapeno Enriquez and Mervin J Minky.
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, irracional, 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.
- Black Comedy: And HOW!
- Blood Knight: Fat Ed.
- Book Dumb: Mervin.
- Butt Monkey: Lapeno or Fat Ed are this sometimes, but Mervin is the best one.
- The Chew Toy / Cosmic Plaything: Mervin. He has been injuried, 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.
- Comedic Sociopath: Fat Ed.
- 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.
- Gallows Humour
- Genius Bruiser: Fat Ed has his moments.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Fat Ed.
- Jerkass: Fat Ed, usually crossing the line to Jerk with a Heart of Jerk.
- Karma Houdini: Fat Ed.
- Knight Templar: Fat Ed, especially to Mervin.
- 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.
- Sadist: Fat Ed.
- The Sociopath: Fat Ed.
- Too Dumb to Live: Mervin, IN SPADES.
- Villain Protagonist: Fat Ed.