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Trivia: The Oblongs
  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • Literally, with the always versatile Billy West, who voiced pre-op transsexual barkeep Anita Bidet.
    • And Pamela Segall Adlon, who voiced Milo (using the voice she would later use for Otto Osworth on Time Squad).
  • Fan Nickname: Milo's friends are called the "Clubhouse Kids".
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Bob Oblong is voiced by Will Ferrell (who was a Saturday Night Live cast member at the time the series ran).
    • Another SNL cast member who does voice work on this show is Laraine Newman (the female member from the original 1970's cast who wasn't a Weekend Update anchor like Jane Curtin or a crowd-pleasing Genki Girl like the dearly departed Gilda Radner). Newman voices Mrs. Hubbard (an old, white Bible thumper who was hired to crack down on juvenile delinquency as seen in "Milo, Interrupted") and the school nurse (or as Jawless Peggy calls her, "a godless butcher without a shred of legitimate medical training.")
    • Helga's father is voiced by Mark Hamill.
  • Missing Episode:
    • Because of how badly The WB mishandled The Oblongs, "Misfit Love," "Helga Interrupted," "Bucketheads," and "Disfigured Debbie" were the only episodes that aired. It wouldn't be until [adult swim] picked up the show that the rest of the episodes would air in America (although Canada got the entire series, and all the episodes are available on DVD).
    • If you lived in Australia around the time this show aired, it's worse, as the show was canceled halfway through the first episode due to complaints about content.
  • Screwed by the Network: Canceled in its original run after five episodes on the WB. Attempts to keep it alive failed, though all 13 episodes eventually aired on [adult swim], and a revival is said to be in the works.
  • Word of Gay: In an interview with the voice actors, they confirmed that Biff is gay while Chip is straight.

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