'''''The Funny Company''''', a syndicated cartoon from the Ken Synder studio, was one of two shows debuting in 1963 that was a response to FCC chairman Newton R. Minow's comment that television was a "vast wasteland." It was an "edutainment" show, like the other show debuting the same year, ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'' on Creator/{{CBS}}.

Buzzer Bell was the president of the Company, which was an offshoot of Junior Achievement. Through each five-minute episode, a live-action film demonstrating scientific feats, how things are made, etc., is featured. The cast includes inventor Jasper National Park, treasurer Merry Twitter, Terry Dactyl (a prehistoric character in modern times -- with a baseball cap, yet), the computer Weisenheimer (who narrated the live-action bits), two adult Indians named Broken Feather and Super Chief, and a sweet, introverted little girl named Shrinkin' Violette.

[[https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Funny+Company Many episodes are available on Youtube]]. It has also been seen on Creator/{{TBN}}'s "Smile of a Child" sub channel, and is also available as a Roku channel.

!!This series contains examples of:
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Super Chief and Broken Feather
* DastardlyWhiplash: The show's token villain, Belly Laguna.
* DeadpanSnarker: Terry Dactyl.
* EdutainmentShow
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: In one episode, Merry Twitter curtsies to British dignitary [[PunnyName Lord Nose]]. In another, Shrinkin' Violette curtsies after finishing a ballet recital.
* LiteralMetaphor / VisualPun: Shrinkin' Violette, who literally shrinks in size when she's feeling [[ShrinkingViolet shy]].
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Super Chief's dialogue consists of a lengthy train horn.
* PunnyName Both Terry Dactyl and Shrinkin' Violette, again.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Surprisingly averted for its time with numerous distinctive female characters in the company.
* ShrinkingViolet: Literally, in her case. It's even her name.
* YouMeddlingKids: Laguna often groused "I -- HATE -- KIDS!!!"