Trivia / Capitol Critters

  • Dueling Shows: With The Simpsons, Family Dog, and Fish Police. The Simpsons slaughtered them all (mostly due to Executive Meddling and mostly due to audiences finding all three shows to be a weak attempt at cashing in on The Simpsons' success).
  • Friday Night Death Slot and Screwed by the Network: ABC ran the show on Saturday nights, thus it didn't have a chance to develop a wider audience.
  • Follow the Leader: As mentioned above, the show was failed attempt to cash-in on the success of the then-new prime-time animated sitcom The Simpsons.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Fox may have let re-runs slip over to Turner/WB (as this show did air in the early days of Cartoon Network, when the channel was a 24/7/365 showcase of Hanna-Barbera animation, both popularnote  and obscure), but DVD rights apparently not so much. Even though the one that doesn't have it would probably release it if they did.
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