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The Funday Pawpet Show is the Internet's longest running interactive live weekly puppet show. The show started netcasting in November of 1999. The show runs four hours live from 6pm to 10pm Eastern Time Sunday Nights originating from the Orlando, Florida area. The audience interacts with the performers via IRC channel and artwork sent in to the show through the show's website. Being based in Orlando, the show was a favorite of many Disney Imagineers, and elements of the show have found their way into some recent productions. Basically the show is Monty Python meets the Muppets.

On September 3rd, 2017, the show went on hiatus, citing administrative issues, problems with music licensing, and lack of platform to air on. However, on September 2, 2018, it was announced that the show would be coming back, with the first broadcast of the "new" FPS airing on September 9, 2018.

The full archives can be found on their website here.

The show provides examples of:

  • Catchphrase: Many many many over 10 years.
    • Arthur "That's pretty spactacular!", "I'm Reeeeeeeee Calllllllllin!", "Multiboobage", "Look into my eye!"
    • Bitch Voop "Raaaaaaaaaaasvaaaaaaaaaaaar!"
    • Blitz "I don't even know what that is!" (Although this is actually more a Mutt catchphrase ABOUT Blitz), "Oooohhhhh!", "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" (at weird times like a guy Darwining down an elevator), "Oh, I know this song! It's in Rock Band!".
    • Carrot "Bashweeeeeeeee!"
    • Ezra "Wikiwikiwikiwikiwiki!"
    • Hugh Manatee "I'm endangered!" "Oh sunuvabitch! Beeblblblblblb..." (referring to beebling)
    • Javafrog "I'm into it!"
    • Lilly/Leisl "This Is My Side!"
    • Mutt "And there's nothing wrong with that," "OH MY GOD!", "I don't even know what that is!" (see above; Mutt is the usual instigator)
    • Shak "Is it full of delicious candy?" "EGGS AREN'T WATER!"
    • Everyone "Who pooted?"
  • Character Tics: Several. Derp the gator has his 'jazz hands,' Hugh rolls back and forth going 'flipper flipper flipper' as well as beebling, and Ezra scoots around on his back feetfirst while making the above mentioned 'wiki wiki wiki' noise.
  • The Chew Toy: Poink T. Weasel
    • Carrot is a literal chew toy, he is a dog toy repurposed into being a puppet.
  • Cooking Show: Parodied with Cooking With Shak.
  • Clip Show: The "Acid Flashback Segments", although, since the show isn't rerun the audience enjoys them more than other show's clip show episodes.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Java, Java, Java...
  • Cluster F-Bomb: A few of these lead to the Swear Jar, and a dollar per swear fine.
  • Crossover: Of a sort? Ralph Hayes, Jr. is a fan of the Funday Pawpet Show, and collaborated with them to work a storyline into Nip and Tuck in which the actors are temporarily stranded in Malarkey County.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Tantrum, the Peckers
  • The Danza: Little Randy.
  • Dead Air: Often invoked by name by both cast and channel alike when there are no puppets on stage.
  • Dirty Old Manatee: Hugh, whose interests and subjects of affection range from women in their golden years to Carvel's Fudgie the Whale.
  • Disney Theme Parks: Many of the cast work for the Mouse. Justified in that the show takes place in Orlando.
  • Does Not Understand Sarcasm: Blitz misses a lot of the instances of snark, sarcasm, and other such things from the cast, especially from Poink.
    Poink: "Get up on screen or I will taser you."
    Blitz: "You have a taser?" (Please note they're sitting next to each other beneath the stage and can see each other's hands.)
  • Dog Walks You: Bandit frequently tries to herd the cast members and guests.
  • Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off!: Poink often brings up situations he dubs "Ass Beating Hours," where someone, most commonly his grandmother, would catch him misbehaving in some form or fashion and administer corporal punishment...creatively. Very creatively. He's admitted to being spanked with, among other things, a douche bag, a Stretch Armstrong toy, a piece of Hot Wheels track (with the pins exposed), and The Six Million Dollar Man. He admits he often deserves them though, having been a self-admitted hellraiser in his youth.
  • Shout-Out: The show got the term "Pawpet" from the little puppet shows that Snoopy would give from atop his doghouse from time to time (generally in Sunday strips).
  • Sickeningly Sweet: At one point, the cast got annoyed with a handful of channel dwellers who kept complaining that the show was getting too raunchy. In response they split one episode into two parts - First half was The Squeaky Clean Pawpet & Friends Show which fit this trope, followed immediately by The Poink Show which allowed the naughty weasel to crank the raunch up to eleven.
  • Smelly Skunk: Viewer Garrison, having been a part of the audience all the way back to episode 6, over the years originated many things that are now Pawpet staples such as the Art Jam (suggested back when Yappy originally rejected it as undoable as it would flood the mail server), the Arthur Awards, Bandit Cam, J.R. The Hutt, and the Sgt Yappy picture celebrating the show's first 100 episodes.
  • Species Surname: •Both followed (Poink T. Ferret, Java Frog, Hump T. Camel, Hugh Manatee, Temp Ferret) and averted (Mutt Barker - illegitimate son of Bob, Arthur Bronswagger, Jimmy Noneck, Shak, Ezra Shawartz, Crappy Shawartz). One of the newest characters, Gof, has a name that stands for Gray Old Fox.
  • Spinoff: The OMFG Blitz! Show