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Fur TV was a comedy puppet show produced by MTV Networks Europe and airs on MTV channels throughout Europe.

This show provides examples of:

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Mervin is the king of this trope. How bad is his case, you ask? It's stated that if there's any naughty magazine that ever existed, he has already masturbated at the sight of it. Hell, one episode even dedicates itself to Mervin realizing there's no new content to masturbate to and losing his purpose in life.
  • The Alcoholic: Fat Ed spends most of his free time indulging on his booze and watching TV.
  • Anti-Hero: The three main characters (Fat Ed, Lapeno and Mervin) are Nominal Heroes at best.
  • Ax-Crazy: Fat Ed is violent, irrational and sadistic when he's pissed. And Mervin tends to be his most common victim.
  • The Big Guy: Fat Ed is the biggest of the trio, and also the most willing to do the heavy lifting.
  • Big Eater: In their fan mail episode, Lapeno trusted Ed with the money for the cable bill. Ed promptly spent it on about fifty pizzas for himself.
  • Black Comedy: Much of the humor in this show focuses on violence, murder, drug abuse, pornography or sex.
  • Blood Knight: Ed never passes up a chance to beat on anyone. Especially when it comes to beating Mervin.
  • Book Dumb: Mervin is very far from being the brightest bulb around. In fact, if you catch him with a magazine, chances are it's a naughty one he's masturbating to.
  • Brown Note:
    • During the first performance by Ed's metal band Stinkhole, a smack in the head causes Mervin to accidentally discover this note on the keyboard, causing the entire audience to defecate themselves. Of course, Ed being Ed, he refuses to acknowledge this as Mervin's achievement.
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    • And the studio recording of said brown note takes its effects Up to Eleven by actually killing whoever listens to it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Lapeno or Fat Ed are this sometimes, but Mervin is the best one as he's always the victim to Ed's aggression or mostly anything else.
  • Casanova Wannabe: An exaggerated version happens when Lapeno arranges Mervin for a date with a friend of his. According to a title on screen, the date lasts for less than a second.
  • The Chew Toy: Mervin. He has been injured, beaten by Fat Ed, humiliated or maimed dozens of times, and this happens in almost every episode of the series.
  • Cool Shades: Lapeno is never seen without them. He wears them even in bath.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Ed becomes a victim of a shady record label that royally screws him over by turning his death metal act Stinkhole into cheap pop act Twinkhole. Not that he wasn't asking for it (see Read the Fine Print below).
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The only one who doesn't indulge in this is Mervin and some supporting characters.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Fat Ed, who goes out of his way to hurt someone whenever possible. That someone usually being Mervin.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: The one most guilty of this is Ed. He's always in a simmering rage on-screen, but he usually gives warnings before he starts whaling on someone.
  • Jerkass: Fat Ed is unpleasant, short-tempered and rude.
  • Karma Houdini: Fat Ed, who rarely gets his comeuppance for anything he does.
  • Lethal Chef: Mervin doesn't understand that cooking involves food. If he hasn't made something that looks like a giant penis, he's trying to serve up feces and urine and pass it off as food.
  • Lethally Stupid / Obliviously Evil: Mervin has his moments, especially when he cooked a cat by "accident".
  • Meaningful Name / Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The guys' landlord is named Mr. Slaughter. He tore the previous puppet tenant to shreds after the latter failed to pay his rent.
  • Nice Guy: Lapeno is pretty much a fine person to walk around with compared to his room mates.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Fat Ed to Mervin, almost Once an Episode since it doesn't take much for Mervin to piss him off.
  • Only Sane Man: Lapeno has to put up with the hyper-agressive Fat Ed, and the dumb, sex-obsessed Mervin. And he does that with a saint's patience.
  • Read the Fine Print: Ed mindlessly signs a ridiculously thick contract presented to him by record label executives (who assure him that it's a standard contract), despite Lapeno warning him that he should actually read it first. Of course this later bites him in the back.
  • Really Gets Around: Lapeno is a master at scoring with girls. Lampshaded on this instance:
    Fat Ed: If I wanted to see pussies, I would look through the lock of Lapeno's bedroom on Thursdays.
    (the scene cuts to Lapeno in bed with a handful of beautiful women)
    Lapeno: Why do you say Thursdays? I do this every night.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Mervin, literally. He repeatedly antagonizes Ed, a person who has actually killed him a number of times, and keeps thinking they're best friends.


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