''Father of the Pride'' was a short-lived CGI Animated Sitcom. It was the first television production produced by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation as well as the first show to use feature film quality CGI. It aired on [=NBC=] in 2004.

Set in Las Vegas, the show depicts the secret lives of the animals who live there. The main characters are the family of white lions ([[BumblingDad father Larry]], mother Kate, [[GranolaGirl teenage daughter Sierra]], [[TheChewToy son Hunter]], and [[GrumpyOldMan father-in-law Sarmoti]]) that form part of Siegfried and Roy's act. All the other animals in the Secret Garden (S&R's private zoo) basically act as sitcom neighbors.

The show was heavily hyped during the Olympics before it premiered, and featured [[InkSuitActor loads of celebrities in regular and cameo roles]]. Dreamworks had high hopes for it, but before the premiere, Roy was attacked by one of his tigers, putting a pall on the proceedings. The duo insisted that TheShowMustGoOn.

But the show was a flop anyway, for several reasons. People were already sick of it by the time it premiered, thanks to all the promotion. It was very uncomfortable to watch the show with [[RealitySubtext Roy's recent mauling]] in mind. Many airings were repeatedly interrupted by updates on the 2004 presidential election. And the show itself suffered from the notion, popular in the years post-''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', that [[AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark anything is funny as long as it is coming out of the mouth of a cute cartoon creature]]. Barring the AnimationAgeGhetto issue, one must admit that seeing a cute lion character mime using her tail for...something else is a bit much for anyone. Plus, the show was way expensive and time-consuming, with each episode costing over 1.5 million dollars to make and over nine months to complete.

The show has been released on [=DVD=], but good luck finding a copy. ''Pride'' is mainly remembered now for being one of the most colossal flops in the history of prime-time animation, though Dreamworks has had more success with animated series since then.
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!!Tropes:

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Sierra wears a black collar, Hunter wears an Elizabethan collar (a cone, in other words), Foo Lin wears a bow on her head, and Mr. Right wears a purple bow and collar or a red handkerchief (in "Stage Fright"). A few other animals in the show count as this trope as well.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese theme song is "Ofuro Paradise" by Biyuchifuruzu. A little bit of it can be heard [[http://byuchi-music.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2012-02-20-7 here]].
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: That'll happen when yours are HighOnCatnip.
* AnAesop: Some episodes end on one or two, despite the apparent nature of the show.
* AnimatedActors: In this universe, [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Donkey]] is a celebrity and the star of the Shrek films.
* AnthropomorphicZigZag
* ArrangedMarriage: Larry and Kate apparently had one. They do seem to genuinely love one another, though.
* AssShove: Sarmoti hides his poker winnings in the rectum of the zebra rugs made from his first kill. Unfortunately nobody told [[spoiler: Kevin, the very much alive zebra who'd be standing in for the rug after Kate destroyed it]].
* BadBadActing: Siegfried and Roy in "Siegfried and Roy: The Movie Fantasy Experience Movie."
* BadassGrandpa: Sarmoti.
* BerserkButton: Don't tell Kate how to raise her children, even if she's ''your'' child.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Hunter in one episode; Kate, once or twice]]
* BigEater: Larry and Sarmoti. The latter rubs his quick metabolism in the former's face in the episode where Larry is trying to lose weight.
* BlackBestFriend: Orlando Jones as the prairie dog [[PunnyName Snack]].
** Also, Sarmoti's poker friend who's a black panther.
* BrokenMasquerade: With Snack and Roy in "Stage Fright."
* BrutalHonesty: Sarmoti, especially towards Loo Fin.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Seigfried and Roy are portrayed as this. They're even capable of unrehearsed, but more importantly REAL magic, like turning a bamboo staff into ''edible'' Liquorice Whip..
* CallingTheOldManOut: Sierra and Sarmoti in one episode and with Barbara Streisand and a lobster in another episode.
** Sarmoti gets one once every other episode, usually from Kate.
* TheCameo: [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Donkey!]]
* CampGay: Donkey's stunt double Jarmeece.
** Creator/DomDeLuise's character in "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend."
* CatsAreMean: Sierra is quite rebellious and sometimes mean, while Sarmoti is always mean to Larry
* CatsHateWater[=/=]HatesBaths: Averted with Hunter.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Sarmoti
* ClipShow: The final episode.
* CompanionCube: Sarmoti's zebra rug, made out of his first kill.
* [[spoiler:CrocodileTears: Sierra does this to hustle Sarmoti out of the money he won from her boyfriend in poker.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Sierra and Sarmoti, though Larry has his moments as well.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Siegfried and Roy: The Movie Fantasy Experience Movie."
* DirtyOldMan: Sarmoti.
** The unfinished, storyboard-only episode on the DVD reveals that he either has slept with, is sleeping with or plans to sleep with ''every single female in the compound,'' [[InterspeciesRomance regardless of species]].
* DomCom [[AC:But [[RecycledInSpace Furry]]!]]
* DynamicEntry: Sigfried and Roy's usual schtick. You know the two are about to walk right in your front door when their {{Leitmotif}} starts to play and smoke billows in from out of nowhere. Larry manages to pull off a Dynamic Exit in episode 11 when he is creeped out by the feminist group Kate joined- by dive-bombing out of the first-floor window.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: both Snack and Sarmoti have tunnel networks at their disposal, since the Secret garden is... [[TheAlcatraz rather hard to leave at times.]]
* FantasticRacism: Towards Turkeys in "The Thanksgiving Episode."
* FatCat: Mr. Right and Larry
* FunWithAcronyms: The name "Sarmoti" is derived from '''S'''iegfried '''A'''nd '''R'''oy '''M'''asters '''O'''f '''T'''he '''I'''mpossible.
* FurIsClothing: Snack uses his belly button as a pocket in the pilot episode.
* FurryBaldness: Sarmoti
* FurryConfusion[=/=]FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: Donkey from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' and his stunt double, Jermeece walk on four legs, but the zebras usually walk on two legs.
** Likewise, Mr. Right, Foo Lin's pet cat usually walks on all fours, but the lions, tigers, cheetahs, and other cats usually walk on two legs.
** Chuttney the elephant walks on all four legs, unlike most of the other animals.
* FurryFemaleMane: Inverted with the lions of course.
* GRatedDrug: Catnip.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: more than a few lines about Larry "eating" one of the neighbors or Snack's new girlfriend in one case. Cos, yknow, he's a predatory animal living among herbivores and all.
--> Larry: (on a diet) "I can't eat like this! I'm a mighty predator, not Lara Flynn Boyle!... In fact [[UnEntendre I could go for a Lara Flynn Boyle right about now..."]]
** One episode has the female panther's' visible reaction when a virile male jaguar drops his towel... never mind that the animals otherwise never wear clothes.
** The above-mentioned "tail" joke from an unaired episode:
--> '''Lily''': "We have to take responsibility for our lives, as well as our orgasms. (Holds up her tail) As long as I have ''this'', I don't need a man!"
--> (Cut to Foo Lin showing off her stubby tail to Kate)
--> '''Foo Lin''' (Quietly): "Story of my life."
* GilliganCut: Combined with FlashbackTwist on one occasion.
--> Larry: (one year ago) "I promise I'll never [[ForgottenAnniversary forget our wedding anniversary again]]!"
* GoshDarnItToHeck: A brief running joke with Kate in the Thanksgiving episode.
-->"Son of a b!"
-->"You, sir, can go to ''h''!"
** Subverted at the very end with a CurseCutShort:
--> "Dad, what the f-" (Cut to black)
* GranolaGirl: Sierra.
* GratuitousGerman: Siegfried and Roy.
* GrowingUpSucks: Larry: "We're a new generation of parents! We had a lot of fun, so you don't have to!"
* GrowlingGut: Larry has a hard time shutting up his hungry stomach throughout an episode where he's put on a diet.
* HartmanHips: All of the female lions sport these.
* HighOnCatnip: An entire episode centers around Larry and Kate's assumptions that their daughter is smoking catnip. They end up accidentally ingesting it themselves, and rather... pot-like effects take hold.
* {{Homage}}: to the classic family sitcom format, from All In The Family to The Simpsons.
* InherentlyFunnyWord: "Monkey Chicken Cheese Balls." According to the DVDCommentary, the writers attempted to work the words "monkey," "chicken," "cheese" and "balls" into the show as much as possible, as they felt they were the four funniest words in comedy.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The "Siegfried and Roy" theme song
* {{Masquerade}}: Think about it. Larry and the rest of the {{Talking Animal}}s usually walk upright but [[AnthropomorphicZigZag tend to drop on all fours in the presence of humans...]]
* MeaningfulName: Sarmoti stands for Segfried and Roy: Masters of The Impossible.
** Sierra is a region in Nevada.
* MissingEpisode: some broadcasts omit the "Panda episode", [[spoiler:where Kate tries to matchmake her panda friend Foo Lin to a male panda, who falls for Kate instead. No actual cheating happens at all, though.]]
** The DVD has two episodes which never aired: "Siegfried and Roy: The Movie Fantasy Experience Movie" and "Stage Freight" (the pilot re-cut as an OriginsEpisode), as well as one episode that was only ever storyboarded.
* MistakenForGay: In "The Siegfried & Roy Movie Fantasy Experience Movie," Kate is taken to a women's self-help club, and [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday upon entering nervously exclaims "I like men!"]]
** Becomes a BrickJoke when Larry comes to the group to "save" her:
-->'''Larry''': "GIVE ME BACK MY WIFE, YOU CRAZY LESBIANS!"
* {{Multiboobage}}: The female pig in the "Donkey" episode has eight nipples.
** And there's a couple references to Kate or the other female cats having eight nipples, despite appearing to have humanoid breasts.
* MythologyGag: After getting kicked by Chutney, Snack bounces off of three sunbathing women's breasts to the tune of the "NBC" station jingle.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Averted. While Siegfried and Roy are voiced by impersonators, the real Siegfried and Roy are credited as exec producers, making the whole project legitimately sanctioned.
** But otherwise played straight - one episode has Dick Cheney and Barbra Streisand.
* NobodyPoops: Averted.
-->'''Sarmoti:''' ...now if you'll excuse me I'm gonna hit the litter box...hard!
* NonhumansLackAttributes: Averted with the female pig in the "Donkey" episode; she has eight nipples showing.
* NoodleIncident: From the unfinished episode:
--> "So long story short, I don't have to pee sitting down. But I'll admit, at night, it's dark, I do it anyway."
** One lion in "Possession" is shunned for doing something unspeakable (it's heavily implied that he's [[RealitySubtext the lion who attacked Roy Horn on stage]]).
* OffhandBackhand: From Siegfried to Roy.
* PandaingToTheAudience: Kate's friend Foo Lin and her date, Nelson from the MissingEpisode, [[SubvertedTrope NOT depicted as token Asian neighbors.]]
* PantheraAwesome
* PapaWolf: Larry is frequently shown to be '''very''' protective of his daughter.
* PaperThinDisguise: Siegfried and Roy attempt to spy on a rival magic show by attending incognito (see: wearing eyeglasses).
* ProductPlacement: 7-Eleven, Applebee's and TiVo.
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: When Larry, Sarmoti and Snack attempt to kidnap Donkey.
--> (The three of them walk past Donkey, Sarmoti carrying an umbrella, Larry pushing a carriage with Snack inside, dressed as a baby)
--> '''Sarmoti''': Top of the mornin'!
--> '''Larry''': Nice day!
--> '''Snack''': What a baby might say!
* RealSongThemeTune: John Goodman singing Elvis' "Viva Las Vegas".
** Siegfried and Roy's theme song, which was their real theme song for their Vegas show.
* RunningGag: "Possession" has one where Larry does an impression of a "swarthy foreign handyman" to woo Kate, who keeps telling him to shut up.
* RunningOnAllFours: As part of the animal's Masquerade.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Sarmoti
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Snack the prairie dog. Also there is a minor recurring lynx character.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal[=/=]TheUnintelligible: The turkeys. Though it turns out at the end of an episode that they ''can'' speak English, they just sound silly if they do.
* StrawFeminist: Averted with Lily from the unaired episode "The Siegfried & Roy Movie Fantasy Experience Movie," who's efforts are more to help women be self-sufficient, not convince them that they're better than men, and is perfectly nice to Larry when she first meets him. The unfinished episode on the DVD shows her even trying to help Sarmoti grow out of his dated, misogynistic tendencies.
* StrictlyFormula: AdultSwim bumpers quipped that despite the funny animals and heavy usage of sex and toilet humor, none of the plots would be out of place in a 1960s or 70s era sitcom.
* TakeThat: In the pilot episode, Sierra and Hunter were watching a movie, whose cover had a picture of a lion with a crown.
-->'''Hunter:''' What's happening now?
-->'''Sierra:''' Oh, [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]] was sad, and then [[StarWars Darth]] [[Creator/JamesEarlJones Vader]] said some made up African crap.
** The antelope who bullies Hunter compares him to KimbaTheWhiteLion.
** Sarmoti describes one of his dates as "easier to get into than Florida State."[[note]]The college, not the actual state.[[/note]]
* StarringSpecialEffects
* StealthPun: Sarmoti's BlackBestFriend is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party black panther]].
* TalkingAnimal
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Some of the female animals, like Foo Lin the panda and the female antelope, wear bow on their heads.
* TokenMinority: several, particularly Chutney the Indian Elephant.
* TooSexyForThisTimeSlot: What some parents thought about the first episode's "Mounting Time" joke.
* TotallyRadical:
--> '''Kate''': "I wanna raise the roof! Get jiggy with it! Do the wild thing!"
--> '''Foo Lin''': "Why are you [[JiveTurkey talking like a Black man from 1991]]?"
* TransparentCloset: Chuttney. [[RunningGag The turkey is]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial just his roommate]].
** Hunter. Though that may just be Sarmoti [[DeadpanSnarker being Sarmoti]].
--> (Hearing Hunter singing [[ToriAmos "Silent All These Years"]] in the bathroom) "Are we still pretending [[GetBackInTheCloset he's not gay]]?"
* TypicalCartoonAnimalColors: The lobster in one episode is red like a cooked lobster.
* WellDoneSonGuy: [[RuleOfThree Sarmoti again,]] although he's Larry's father-in-law.
-->"Larry, I want you to know that even if you were my real son, I'd be pretty disappointed - but I'd make do."
* XMeetsY: Traditional sitcom plots meet those fur-tastic Advertising/{{Orangina}} ads.
* YesMan: Sarmoti's personal assistant.
* YouALLLookFamiliar: Weekly viewers would notice the same 'extras' filling out crowd scenes episode to episode.
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