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** ''El Chavo'' is specially seen as widget to the rest Latin America. While the show's popularity in its home country has waned in recent years, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it's still widely beloved]] across countries like Venezuela, Colombia, and ''specially'' Brazil, of all places. Part of the appeal comes from just how zany and exotic the Mexican slang and mannerisms are to other Latin Americans (it helps that the stereotypes are ''very'' exaggerated), while still managing to be fairly relatable. Hell, ''El Chavo'' is just one of the pieces of media that makes English speakers think that the Spanish-speaking world is a paradise for crazyness.

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** ''El Chavo'' is specially seen as widget to the rest of Latin America. While the show's popularity in its home country has waned in recent years, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it's still widely beloved]] across countries like Venezuela, Colombia, and ''specially'' Brazil, of all places. Part of the appeal comes from just how zany and exotic the Mexican slang and mannerisms are to other Latin Americans (it helps that the stereotypes are ''very'' exaggerated), while still managing to be fairly relatable. Hell, ''El Chavo'' is just one of the pieces of media that makes English speakers think that the Spanish-speaking world ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Brazil & Portugal]]) is a paradise for crazyness.


* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' is another literary [=WABBIT=]. It's about mice and other animals living in what is called an abbey but is more of a church crossed with an apartment complex, a gated community, a daycare, and an assisted living facility, and they constantly have to fight off vermin such as rats and foxes who plan to take over the "Abbey" ForTheEvulz. Then there are the stranger characters such as a owl who speaks in rhyme (Sir Harry the Muse), Somerset-accented moles, World War II fighter pilot hares (Basil Stag Hare, among others), tribal squirrels obsessed with fighting (the Gawtrybe), and a variety of otters who range from an imitation-loving rascal (Cheek Stag Otter) to one [[ThePowerOfRock who decides to sing the details about the villains' slaves to the heroes]] (Keyla).

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* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' is another literary [=WABBIT=]. It's about mice and other animals living in what is called an abbey but is more of a church crossed with an apartment complex, a gated community, a daycare, and an assisted living facility, and they constantly have to fight off vermin such as rats and foxes who plan to take over the "Abbey" ForTheEvulz. Then there are the stranger characters such as a owl who speaks in rhyme (Sir Harry the Muse), Somerset-accented moles, World War II fighter pilot hares (Basil Stag Hare, among others), and tribal squirrels obsessed with fighting (the Gawtrybe), and a variety of otters who range from an imitation-loving rascal (Cheek Stag Otter) to one [[ThePowerOfRock who decides to sing the details about the villains' slaves to the heroes]] (Keyla).Gawtrybe).


* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is a old Disney cartoon about the golden age of seaplane travel. What makes it very bizarre is that characters are very, very randomly taken from the ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook1967'', a work with an vastly different tone and plot. They have been anthropomorphized, with Shere Khan for example going from a regular wild tiger living in a forest to a bipedal business man.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is a an old Disney cartoon about the golden age of seaplane travel. What makes it very bizarre is that characters are very, very randomly taken from the ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook1967'', a work with an a vastly different tone and plot. They have been anthropomorphized, anthropomorphized and revisioned, with Shere Khan for example going from a regular wild tiger living in a forest to a bipedal business man.


Until around the introduction of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' and ''Manga/DragonBall'' to American pop culture in 1996, most anime was out of the American mainstream, with only a (very) few exceptions, principally ones that were and are considered to be of extraordinary quality in storytelling or artistry (such as ''Manga/{{Akira}}'') and ''every'' anime could be considered a Widget Series. [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles Or something worse.]] Incidentally, even now many Japanese series are never ported over precisely because the original creators ''know'' it's weird and don't think there's a large market for it.

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Until around the introduction of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' and ''Manga/DragonBall'' to American pop culture in 1996, most anime was out of the American mainstream, with only a (very) few exceptions, principally ones that were and are considered to be of extraordinary quality in storytelling or artistry (such as ''Manga/{{Akira}}'') and ''every'' anime could be considered a Widget Series. [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles Or something worse.]] Incidentally, even now many Japanese series are never ported over precisely because the original creators ''know'' it's weird and don't think there's a large market for it.


** The show's third movie, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOnTheRun'' features two rather bizzare characters: tumbleweed with a human's face and a human who lives in an underwater version of Atlantic City.

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** The show's third movie, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOnTheRun'' features two rather bizzare characters: a tumbleweed with a human's face and a human who lives in an underwater version of Atlantic City.

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** The show's third movie, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOnTheRun'' features two rather bizzare characters: tumbleweed with a human's face and a human who lives in an underwater version of Atlantic City.

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* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' is another literary [=WABBIT=]. It's about mice and other animals living in what is called an abbey but is more of a church crossed with an apartment complex, a gated community, a daycare, and an assisted living facility, and they constantly have to fight off vermin such as rats and foxes who plan to take over the "Abbey" ForTheEvulz. Then there are the stranger characters such as a owl who speaks in rhyme (Sir Harry the Muse), Somerset-accented moles, World War II fighter pilot hares (Basil Stag Hare, among others), tribal squirrels obsessed with fighting (the Gawtrybe), and a variety of otters who range from an imitation-loving rascal (Cheek Stag Otter) to one [[ThePowerOfRock who decides to sing the details about the villains' slaves to the heroes]] (Keyla).



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* ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' is a well-known Wicket. A group of middle-aged rural Canadian men engage in various shenanigans in their lakeside lodge (including one stance where one of the members made hot sauce with a secret ingreident that was [[IAteWhat jet fuel]]) whilst the titular character creates [=DIY=] projects usually out of random junk held together with duct tape. For some reason, American PBS viewers found this to be hilarious.


* ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' may look like your average kids' show, but some parts of it seem very strange. There's Aunt Agatha, a woman who has a high-pitched voice, obsesses over the ocean and rats, thinks she's a mermaid and can produce the sounds of a big ocean liner, little critters called goblins that cause trouble, a talking crawfish who can play a piano and claims to have a family, talking babies who claim to be toilet trained, singing lips without faces that live in a box and [[BigBreastPride an alligator who has big breasts]], which is something not normally seen on a show made for preschoolers.

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* ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' may look like your average kids' show, but some parts of it seem very strange. There's Aunt Agatha, a woman who has a high-pitched voice, obsesses over the ocean and rats, thinks she's a mermaid and can produce the sounds of a big ocean liner, little critters small creatures called goblins that cause trouble, act like a reverse family with the parents being childlike and the kid being the parent figure, a talking crawfish who can play a piano and claims to have a family, talking babies who claim to be toilet trained, singing lips without faces that live in a box and [[BigBreastPride an alligator who has big breasts]], which is something not normally seen on a show made for preschoolers.


* ''Series/TheWorldAccordingToJeffGoldblum'' downplays this. In order to fully enjoy this {{Edutainment}} documentary series, the viewer has to not only find the '''very''' SeriousBusiness behind ice cream, denim, tattoos, etc. (especially as experienced by Americans) as interesting and even inspiring rather than odd and/or pathetic, but be a fan of the {{CloudCuckoolander}} [[Creator/JeffGoldblum character actor/jazz musician]] who is exploring them in his cheerfully idiosyncratic way. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7aN9OkNl7U two]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV2UYw1ixRA trailers]] for the show are upfront about its eccentricity, especially the first one -- Goldblum notes "Be forewarned, I am in the show ''a lot''" and goes on to say "So if any of this tempts you, or wearies you, you can make a decision right here." But this hasn't stopped Creator/DisneyPlus from making it one of its most-hyped charter productions or National Geographic from dubbing it into a double-digit number of foreign languages!

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* ''Series/TheWorldAccordingToJeffGoldblum'' downplays this. In order to fully enjoy this {{Edutainment}} documentary series, the viewer has to not only find the '''very''' SeriousBusiness behind ice cream, denim, tattoos, etc. (especially as experienced by Americans) as interesting and even inspiring rather than odd and/or pathetic, but be a fan of the {{CloudCuckoolander}} [[Creator/JeffGoldblum character actor/jazz musician]] who is exploring them in his cheerfully idiosyncratic way. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7aN9OkNl7U two]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV2UYw1ixRA trailers]] for the show are upfront about its eccentricity, especially the first one -- Goldblum notes "Be forewarned, I am in the show ''a lot''" and goes on to say "So if any of this tempts you, or wearies you, you can make a decision right here." But this hasn't stopped Creator/DisneyPlus from making it ended up one of its the most-hyped charter productions or of Creator/DisneyPlus, with National Geographic from dubbing it into a double-digit number of foreign languages!
languages, and was only the third of the streaming service's many original productions to get the go-ahead for a second season.


* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is a old Disney cartoon about the golden age of seaplane travel. What makes it very bizarre is that characters are very, very randomly taken from the ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook,'' a work with an vastly different tone and plot. They have been anthropomorphized, with Shere Khan for example going from a regular wild tiger living in a forest to a bipedal business man.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is a old Disney cartoon about the golden age of seaplane travel. What makes it very bizarre is that characters are very, very randomly taken from the ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook1967'', a work with an vastly different tone and plot. They have been anthropomorphized, with Shere Khan for example going from a regular wild tiger living in a forest to a bipedal business man.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is a old Disney cartoon about the golden age of seaplane travel. What makes it very bizarre is that characters are very, very randomly taken from the ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook,'' a work with an vastly different tone and plot. They have been anthropomorphized, with Shere Khan for example going from a regular wild tiger living in a forest to a bipedal business man.


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* ''Series/TheWorldAccordingToJeffGoldblum'' downplays this. In order to fully enjoy this {{Edutainment}} documentary series, the viewer has to not only find the '''very''' SeriousBusiness behind ice cream, denim, tattoos, etc. (especially as experienced by Americans) as interesting and even inspiring rather than odd and/or pathetic, but be a fan of the {{CloudCuckoolander}} [[Creator/JeffGoldblum character actor/jazz musician]] who is exploring them in his cheerfully idiosyncratic way. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7aN9OkNl7U two]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV2UYw1ixRA trailers]] for the show are upfront about its eccentricity, especially the first one -- Goldblum notes "Be forewarned, I am in the show ''a lot''" and goes on to say "So if any of this tempts you, or wearies you, you can make a decision right here." But this hasn't stopped Creator/DisneyPlus from making it one of its most-hyped charter productions or National Geographic from dubbing it into a double-digit number of foreign languages!


** ''Film/TheCookTheThiefHisWifeAndHerLover'', a crime drama/dark comedy/art film set almost entirely in a surreal, high-class French restaurant where the characters' costumes change colour depending on the room they're in. It mixes passionate sex scenes with horrifying spousal abuse, a truck full of rotten meat, and a man forced to roll around in dog poo, and has one of the most unappetizing, horrifying final movie meals in history.

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** ''Film/TheCookTheThiefHisWifeAndHerLover'', a crime drama/dark comedy/art film set almost entirely in a surreal, high-class French restaurant where the characters' costumes change colour depending on the room they're in. It mixes passionate sex scenes with horrifying spousal abuse, a truck full of rotten meat, and a man forced to roll around in dog poo, and has one of the most unappetizing, horrifying final movie meals in history. Some say it's supposed to be a commentary on British politics in the 1980s.

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