Hounded is a BBC children's sitcom that premiered on CBBC on 11th June 2010 and ran for one series.It centres around hapless presenter Rufus Hound, who is on his way to present a new cooking show, but his Future Self transports him to a parallel universe, where the evil Dr Muhahahaha, the ruler of that particular realm, is hatching a plan to rule the Earth! A series of hilarious and heroic scenes unfurl, with Rufus Hound finally thwarting his plans and saving the Earth once again! Once again? Oh, don't you know? Dr Mu has a literal RESET BUTTON! Because of this, all the episodes of the show take place on the same day.
This series provides examples of:
- Alternate Universe: Rufus gets unwittingly transported to a different universe, no thanks to his meddling future self.
- Deadpan Snarker: Dr Mu's assistant Steve, who is extremely critical toward his master for always failing to achieve his plans despite having absolute power over time itself and therefore having God knows how much time to do so.
- Evil Plan: Varies per episode. Instigated by Dr Mu, ranging from stealing intergalactic wool to creating an Evil Twin of Rufus.
- Help Yourself in the Future: Rufus's Future self always gives himself a supposedly useless item that in the end, helps Rufus to defeat whatever crazy plan that Dr Mu was carrying out. See also It May Help You on Your Quest.
- Take Over the World: Dr Mu's goal.