Trivia / Camp Lazlo

  • Creator Breakdown: Shortly after the show's first season, Joe Murray's second wife divorced him, so he started becoming less involved in the show's production until he left completely and once again blamed his creation for his love life falling apart once again. Sadder, when you realize that this is almost exactly what happened when he worked on Rocko's Modern Life (only his first wife committed suicide, which is a sadder circumstance than being divorced).
  • Creator's Favorite: Joe Murray said on his website (under their appropriate names) that his favourite characters were Edward and Lumpus due to how fun they were to write.
    • Tom Kenny has stated Slinkman as his favourite role.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: A very rare press kit includes a DVD of the first two episodes, season one was released on DVD but only for Region 4, and two episodes have appeared on the Cartoon Fridays DVD and a Christmas compilation. The entire series can be bought off iTunes, and the first two seasons were also on Netflix until early 2015.
    • Good luck finding the widescreen version of the movie special "Where's Lazlo?". It was never re-aired in it after its initial premiere (future showings showed it in fullscreen), and this "For Your Consideration" DVD sent to Emmy voters cropped it to fullscreen. That said, for those who are looking for a DVD of the feature, said Emmy DVD is available for purchase, and a Promotional DVD was put up for auction...albeit, at a very high price.
  • Talking to Himself: Tom Kenny voices both Lumpus and Slinkman.
    • Carlos Alazraqui voices Lazlo and Clam
    • Jeff Bennett voices Raj and Samson. In fact, one episode almost entirely consists of Raj and Samson arguing with each other. Joe Murray commented that Jeff should have won an award for that.
    • In a LITERAL case, Steve Little voices Brother dung Beetles Chip and Skip.
    • Doug Lawrence voices Edward, Dave, Ping-Pong and Nurse Leslie.
  • Throw It In: According to this (under Scoutmaster Lumpus), the entire ending of "Lumpus' Last Stand" (wherein Lumpus is revealed to be the fake scoutmaster, playing impostor to Heffer, who he locked up, and is thrown into the insane asylum) was thought up by Tom Kenny during a recording session. Joe Murray decided to use it because "It tied up his character well."
  • What Could Have Been: Lazlo was going to have a Brazilian accent, but Executive Meddling told Joe Murray that he could only have one so he chose Raj's. Word of God says that Lazlo's parents are from Brazil though, but Lazlo was born in America.
    • The entire series was originally planned as a children's storybook, but Joe Murray decided there was more potential for it as a cartoon.
    • Chef McMuscli was initially planned as the camp deacon. Executive Meddling forced Joe Murray to remove the religious themes, as "deacon" is a type of deputy priest in the Catholic faith.
    • Scoutmaster Lumpus was originally envisioned as a horse, but Joe Murray decided to make him a moose instead as he felt it would fit the setting better.
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