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Trivia / Capitol Critters

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  • Celebrity Voice Actor: Doogie Howser, M.D.-era Neil Patrick Harris as Max (both shows shared a creator) and Bobcat Goldthwait as Muggle.
  • Dueling Shows: Along with Family Dog and Fish Police, ...Critters was one of several attempts to cash in on the success of The Simpsons with a wider market of prime-time animated shows. The Simpsons won the ensuing ratings battle, then proceeded to hang a lampshade on it in the next "Treehouse of Horror" special showing tombstones with the competing shows' names. Ultimately Capitol Critters would have the last laugh, being lucky enough to gain a cult following later on.
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  • Follow the Leader: As mentioned above, the show was failed attempt to cash-in on the success of the then-new prime-time animated sitcom The Simpsons.
  • Friday Night Death Slot and Screwed by the Network: ABC ran the show on Saturday nights, giving it little chance to develop a wider audience.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Fox may have let the rights slip over to Turner/WB (as this show did air in the early days of Cartoon Network, when the channel was a 24/7/365 showcase of Hanna-Barbera animation, both popularnote  and obscurenote ), but DVD rights apparently not so much. Even though the one that doesn't have it would probably release it if they did.
  • The Merch: Its brief broadcast life didn't stop it from getting a quartet of Burger King kids'-meal toys.
    • There was also a line of action plushies by Kenner!

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