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Fugget About It is a Canadian animated series created by Nicholas Tabarrok and Willem Wennekers and produced by 9 Story Media Group. Originally created for Teletoon's Pilot Project in 2008, it was later picked up for a full series that premiered in 2012 on the network's Teletoon at Night block (basically, Canada's answer to [adult swim]).

The series focuses on Jimmy Falcone, a former mob capo from New York, who found out his uncle and fellow capo Cheech was to be wacked. He sets out to talk to the don about calling off the hit, and ends up killing him. The mob puts a hit out on Jimmy, and he goes to the feds, where they have him rat out his friends, before putting the Falcone family in Witness Protection. Jimmy ends up moving to Regina, under the new name McDoogal, with his wife Cookie, oldest daughter Theresa, son Petey, youngest daughter Gina, and Uncle Cheech, with RCMP Officer Strait McCool overseeing them.

And if you think just because they've changed their names, they're gonna change themselves, FUGGET ABOUT IT!

The series stars Tony Nappo, Jacqueline Pillon, Chuck Shamata, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Danny Smith, Linda Kash and Ted Atherton. It ran for 46 episodes split over 3 seasons, and also aired in the United States exclusively on Hulu.

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  • The Ace: McCool. A well built, well endowed, Nice Guy who accomplished everything save witness protection, which is why he demands to be demoted to it (which he got by throwing his superior out a window, mirroring Jimmy's backstory, though unlike Jimmy, this was a first-story window).
    • Petey during his short time as a junior RCMP proved to be a better officer than even McCool, to the point that he was banned from ever becoming a real one because he made everyone else in the force look bad.
  • Affably Evil: Jimmy and Cheech. They're unrepentant career criminals who only got out of the life to avoid getting killed, but they're very nice and sociable for the most part.
  • The Alcoholic: Cheech is almost always seen with a drink in his hand.
  • All Just a Dream: The Yo-Yo Vigilante episode is revealed to just be Cheech and Jimmy imagining two-thirds of the episode while stoned out of their minds.
  • American Accents: Being Italian-American stereotypes, the Falcones (with the exception of Petey) all speak with heavy New Yorker accents.
    • Petey actually had a fairly heavy New Yorker accent in the first season that gradually disappeared as the seasons went on, which might be a subtle indication he's assimilating to Canadian life. It still reveals itself now and then, depending on his mood and what he says.
  • Angry Chef: When Cookie becomes the head chef of a Scottish restaurant in "You Only Try Haggis Once", she becomes a hot-tempered control freak of a chef in order to keep her customers in line. The context makes it blatantly clear who they are parodying.
  • Animated Shock Comedy: The show is essentially Family Guy with mobsters and set in Canada.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: According to Cheech, the mob not only killed Jimmy Hoffa and JFK, but also created Scientology, faked the moon landing and shot Harry Whittington.
  • Ax-Crazy: Gina has shades of this.
  • Berserk Button: Petey's "Trigger" is whenever someone badmouths anything leftwing.
    • Jimmy killed the Don for making a lewd comment about Theresa.
  • Big Red Devil: Jimmy's boss morphs into one and prepares to eat him alive. Luckily it was a story Jimmy was telling when stoned.
  • Birds of a Feather: Gina and Carmine, both Ax-Crazy children of mobsters who hit it off immediately.
  • Brainless Beauty: Theresa to a T. Her lack of brains contrasted with her stunning beauty are a source of jokes in many episodes.
  • Canada, Eh?: The series takes place in Canada, and often pokes fun at Canadian stereotypes.
  • Cigar Chomper: Jimmy always has a cigar hanging from his mouth that he doesn't actually smoke.
  • City Mouse: One episode involves Theresa falling for a handsome Amish boy and moving in with his family in Amish Country. Much to the dismay of his father, she is completely unaccustomed to farm life: mistaking bread dough for Play-Doh, churning butter in a very suggestive way, and finding the early mornings and hard labor to be too much for her.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Cheech, in the pilot he considers threatening Petey's family so he throws a fight, not understanding the obvious problem with that.
  • Couch Gag: Jimmy, and eventually the other members of the family (as well as McCool) telling a short ancedote about their lives before witness protection, then cue credits.
  • Color-Coded Characters:
    • Jimmy - Black.
    • Cookie - Purple.
    • Cheech - Yellow.
    • Theresa - Orange.
    • Petey - Green.
    • Gina - Blue and pink.
    • McCool - Red.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Happens many times throughout the show, especially regarding the dumber characters like Jimmy and Theresa.
    Jimmy: That kid makes the nun look like a bowl of piss!
    Cookie: That's Theresa!
    Jimmy: Oh, sorry. That kid makes Theresa look like a bowl of piss!
  • Creepy Child: Gina, she is even more into the mob life than her father was.
    • Don Gambini's son Carmine, who's basically a male Gina.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Cheech, he is a mob enforcer after all.
  • Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster!: Jimmy, Cheech and Gina are all firm believers in this, despite how dangerous it was, and they miss the glamorous parts of criminal life terribly.
  • Destination Defenestration: Jimmy throw Don Gambini out the nineteenth floor's window. This got him and whole family on the hit list.
  • Determinator: Nothing will stop Jimmy from playing through in a golf game. Not getting hit by a bike, not a tiger attack, not being decapitated. Nothing.
  • Disappeared Dad: Jimmy's dad left him at a young age. He runs into her again in one episode, and it's discovered she had a sex change after he left.
  • Double Standard Rape: Female on Male: In "Cookie's Ovary Actin", wanting a baby so badly, Cookie tries to force herself onto an unwilling Jimmy.
  • Fighting Irish: O'Shea, the Premier of Saskatchewan. He is Irish Canadian and tends to be rude to everyone around him.
  • The Food Poisoning Incident: In the episode "What the F@#k is the Grey Cup", Jimmy and Cheech accidentally cause an entire football team to violently vomit blood and have literal explosive diarrhea after feeding them pigeon meat.
  • Formerly Fit: Jimmy used to be in pretty good shape before Cookie got pregnant the first time. He immediately ballooned in weight under the stress of fatherhood (ironically gaining way more weight than Cookie).
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: The Falcones became part of organized crime when their cobbler ancestor accidentally killed a Don and got recruited by the rival family. Making shoes for people apparently gave him a lot of pent up aggression which was perfect for his new life.
  • Frozen Body Fluids: When Jimmy and Cheech face off against each other in a peeing contest in "Rainbows And Painted Hos", both their pee streams freeze solid in the cold Regina weather before they even touch the ground.
    Jimmy: Okay, we'll call it a draw.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Petey invents a robot, a tiny universe, and many more.
  • Gag Penis: Strait McCool, since his huge bulge is visible through his pants at all times and cemented by the fact that in one episode, it's due to his refusal to wear underwear.
  • Gasoline Dousing: In "The Horny Bastard", Jimmy and Cheech open a strip club when they are unable to find one in Regina. After trying and failing to deal with Theresa who insists on working there, the two decide to burn the club down using a gas can to collect the insurance money, only for Cheech to reveal that he forgot to buy insurance.
  • Gangster Fiction: A comedic inversion of what happens when a New York gangster ends up in Canada.
  • Granola Girl: Petey is a Rare Male Example. The first episode establishes that people can send him into a rage just by bragging about wanting to kill endangered species or otherwise badmouthing favorite Granola Girl causes.
  • Happily Married: Jimmy and Cookie. Sometimes.
  • Hillbilly Horrors: In one episode, Jimmy and Cookie go out on a vacation in the countryside, but their car breaks down and they end up getting kidnapped by a group of inbred country bumpkins who threaten to kill them unless Jimmy has sex with all their women. When Jimmy refuses, stating that he's only loyal to his wife, they bring out a machine (which seems to be made from moonshining equipment) which painfully clamps onto someone's genitals and extracts their sperm.
  • History Repeats: Jimmy's own great-grandfather was also responsible for a mafia boss falling through a high window to his death and was forced to leave his home for fear of being whacked. The difference was that Jimmy bodily threw Don Gambini out the window, while Giuseppi didn't actually kill the Don, because the man fell out the window himself because he forced Giuseppi to give him shoes too big for his feet. Also this act got the grandfather 'into' the mafia rather than be forced to leave.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager:
    • Petey. There are several references from his family about his chronic masturbation, and he is rather curious about sex in general. His father even walked in on him getting off to internet porn.
    • Theresa as well, but much more successfully compared to her younger brother. Since hitting puberty, a lot of guys (and older men) are attracted to her and has no qualms about sleeping with them, much to her parents' chagrin, especially for her mother, Cookie, who had to lie to Jimmy about a pregnancy test he found in the bathroom, saying that it belonged to her (Cookie) instead.
  • Identical Grandson: Jimmy's great-granfather back in Sicily looked exactly like him, except with a moustache. And turns out he started his job at the mob because he also (accidentally) killed a boss that looked exactly like Don Gambini.
  • Incest Subtext. Played for Laughs and lampshaded with Theresa and Petey, but mostly on Theresa's part. Once when Petey built a robot version of himself to hit on girls for him which apparently worked on Theresa, causing her to flirt with his "robot friend". Then another instance when Petey got botox injections to cure his excessive sweating, which end up with him having a chiseled face that all the girls in school, again, including his sister, found handsome. Both times, Petey cringed.
    • The humor in this is also milked for all its worth in the subplot of "Casino Loyale" when Theresa offers to pretend to be Petey's date to impress Petey's crush into thinking he was cool enough to get a hot girlfriend (long story).
  • Irony: When Cheech, who is notoriously vulgar and stupid, gives the opening monologue, he refers to Regina properly rather than commit the "vagina" Running Gag. Lampshaded by Cookie:
    Cookie: "It's REGI- [Beat], wait, no, you're actually right".
  • Italians Talk with Hands: One of the main recurring bits of animation necessary for any good Italian. Jimmy posits this in one cold open came about due to everyone being too afraid to talk aloud around the Mafia.
  • Kitschy Local Commercial: The web commercial for Theresa's product, Ass-Jax, involves the Falcone siblings in cheap costumes, poor reenactment of "strangers" complimenting female!Petey's fake ass, various rooms in their house substituting for different establishments, and the final shot of the product is at the breakfast table with a plate of bacon and eggs still visible in the foreground. Admittedly, Theresa's narration and the music is the only thing in the commercial that sounds legit.
  • Kissing Cousins: Petey and his cousin, Apollonia, in "Nonna Your Business." His parents freak out about having a "two-headed cousin baby" when the two secretly married each other.
  • Last One's Ploy: The episode "Effin' Neighbors, Eh?" has Jimmy running into conflict with a trio of Canadian hosers squatting in the vacant house next door who are able to annoy him as much as they want without consequence while also receiving an unlimited supply of beer, cigarettes, and coffee from the government due to the Heritage Protection Council of Canada labelling them an endangered culture. That is until they're exposed as frauds after getting caught drinking non-Canadian beer, which real hosers are biologically incapable of, causing their protection status to be revoked and giving Jimmy free rein to do whatever he wants with them.
  • Lazy Bum: Calling someone a 'Bum' is apparently the worst thing you can call someone to the Falcone family.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Most of the characters wear the same outfit all the time, though justified in McCool's case since his regular outfit is a uniform.
  • Literal-Minded: Petey's robot double. He built it so he could switch it between literal and figurative.
  • The Load: Cheech, him being put on Gambini's hit list kickstarted the events that lead to the Falcone asking for witness protection. It doesn't improve from there, as Cheech remains just as loopy and unpredictable as before, and often gets everyone in trouble.
  • Luxury Prison Suite: The whole prison in "Hunts With Handguns". The only difference between it and a spa is that the doors have bars, and they aren't even locked. Jimmy even asks how a jail like this is meant to stop people wanting to break the law.
    • It is however effective at making sure the criminals inside don't want to break out.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: McCool would often exclaim "For Canada and..." following with a joke regarding the current situation or some satire on Canadian culture before riding off on his horse.
    • Season 3 reveals that he has a room full of writers coming up with these catchphrases for him.
  • Mistaken for Gay: In "Confetti Deathblow", Cookie thought Petey is gay. Later, Petey mistakenly believes his mom to be a lesbian. Each of them has caught the other in a compromising situation. Although the female officer Cookie is speaking to DOES find her attractive and thought she wanted a booty call. Theresa and Gina find the situation hilarious. Ironically, Cookie would have accepted Petey as gay than a LARPer.
  • My Girl Is Not a Slut: When Petey fell in love with a girl that Petey had prayed to God would come to him (for context, he was having a crisis of faith after inventing an accurate simulation of the universe inside a shoe box) and his father came clean that the girl was just a prostitute he hired for Petey, he refused to believe she would just have sex for money with other men but figured it out anyway when he saw her doing just that in a dark alley. After coming to terms with it, he tried to have the girl give up her profession, only to be chewed out by her.
  • Never Filled Out Official Paperwork: One episode has Theresa and Petey competing for student body president, with Theresa winning the majority of the votes via popularity and unrealistic promises. Despite her huge lead, Petey ends up winning because Theresa never signed any paperwork declaring herself an official candidate.
  • No Dress Code: Theresa's school seem to be completely okay with her wearing a top that exposes both her cleavage and midriff, and a miniskirt that barely goes past her thighs.
  • No Endor Holocaust: Exaggerated and Played for Laughs. Cheech's pigeon meat chili that caused literal explosive diarrhea (which includes a lot of exploding bodies and limbs being blown off a la Saving Private Ryan) apparently only got the entire football team hospitalized due to food poisoning with no fatality whatsoever since Jimmy only referred to them as "almost getting killed."
  • No Honor Among Thieves: All the talk about loyalty and friendship turned out to be worth zero once Jimmy killed Don Gambini and got the entire crime family going for his head. They want to kill his whole family too, not just him, hence witness protection.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • In one episode McCool is seen visiting a strip club and getting a lap dance from the strippers, of course, he insists they follow established strip club rules. Also one episode dealing with his gambling issue show that while good at cards he doesn't know when to quit.
    • Petey can have his own comedic sociopathic moment, such as when he threw bricks at his father until he excuses himself (to make him more Canadian). Also he watches internet porn like any teenager.
  • Papa Wolf: Jimmy. The reason he killed Gambini was because he talked about how sexy Theresa is. When a gun alert in Gina's school Jimmy rammed his car through the living room asking Cookie and Cheech to get in.
    • He also gets McCool fired after he thinks he's been sleeping with Theresa due to a misunderstanding. He originally wanted to just outright murder him but Cookie convinced him that the pain of becoming a public pariah would be worse.
    • In the first episode, Theresa doesn't understand why all the boys in her new school seem to be ignoring her. As the viewer then sees, Jimmy has been pulling a gun on any boy who even thinks about hitting on her.
      • In the same episode when Jimmy sees Petey getting threatened by some bullies, he's about to walk over there with a bat.
  • Pink Is Erotic: After procuring a large gambling debt, McCool poses nude in a magazine with a large star covering his genitals. The magazine he stars in is colored pink and when Jimmy opens the book, it unfolds to show his full nudity (much to intimidation of James and excitement of Cookie).
  • Puppy Love: Justified with Gina and Carmine, who, while no older than 7, act more like (and sound like in Carmine's case) middle-aged mobsters (yet they still do not know what 'making out' is and find the concept of kissing gross).
  • Rambunctious Italian: The Falcone family, since Jimmy was part of the Mafia and he is certainly throws his weight around, just as his wife and youngest daughter.
  • Running Gag:
    • Every episode begins with a flashback scene of Jimmy's mob life, and the events that led to him being in witness protection.
    • He also pronounces Regina as "Vagina", only to be corrected by Cookie.
    • Also before the theme song, Jimmy or a member of his family gives a Title Drop.
    "For Canada! And naming cities when you're DRUNK!"
  • Sensual Slavs: Svetanka, Jimmy's dance instructor from "The Balls On This Room!", is Russian, blonde, and very passionate, to the point where everything she says sounds like she's flirting. Unfortunately, she's a Stalker with a Crush who continuously pursues Jimmy- a guy who is only attracted to his wife Cookie- to the point where it disturbs him.
  • Seduction-Proof Marriage: Jimmy and (sometimes...) Cookie. Jimmy shows no interest in other women, and whenever he is advanced upon sharply rebutes with an 'I'm married!' comment. It comes full-circle when he is surrounded by three drop-dead gorgeous women who he is being forced to impregnate with permission from Cookie even. Despite this, he continues to refuse this, stating that he's never cheated on her and not about to start. This extends so far that he'd let his 'wazoo' get mutilated by a machine!
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: In the episode "The Full Mountie." Petey was reluctant to present his new girlfriend to his family since she is Persian and they can be kind of racist to other peoples and she might get offended. When he is finally forced to bring her, he takes any minor comment his family makes as some kind of racist commentary and tries to pre-emptively defend himself, but he brings too much attention to her race, giving the impression that's all he can see and offends her himself, so she breaks up with him.
  • Sexy Shirt Switch: In "Cookie's Ovary-Actin'", McCool offers Cookie his jacket after catching her and Jimmy having sex in the car.
  • Shady Scalper: In "The Broadfather", Jimmy takes Cookie to a floor show to avoid getting in trouble for forgetting her birthday, only for him to not have any tickets. He then secretly buys them from a guy of native descent in an alleyway for a high price while discussing if the term "scalper" is actually offensive to the latter.
    Jimmy: [quietly] Give me two. Good seats.
    Scalper: Three hundred bucks.
    Jimmy: Three hundred bucks!? Man, I should become a scalper! Is that word offensive to you people?
  • Stealth Pun: For most of the episodes, the theme song only plays after a Couch Gag featuring the Falcone family bundled up on their snow-covered front lawn. It's a literal Cold Open!
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Jimmy looks almost exactly like his great-grandfather Giuseppi, minus the mustache.
  • Teen Genius: Petey, who has created everything from a Ridiculously Human Robot of himself to an app that counts calories (clearly he takes after a different side of the family).
  • Too Dumb to Live: Before he killed him, Jimmy had to constantly make sure that the Don didn't kill himself by accident. The entire reason Jimmy killed him in the first place was because the man refused to take the hit of his uncle, then made a perverted comment about his daughter.
  • Two-Person Love Triangle: "Sex on Ice" has Jimmy disguise as a mysterious masked man named "Jinksy" to become well-known for his art without being noticed. Cookie falls for "Jinksy" and cheats on Jimmy with him, unaware that he's Jimmy in disguise.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter:
    • Jimmy and his daughter, Theresa.
    • Inverted with Don Gambini's own daughter, who looked like her mother.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife:
    • Jimmy is overweight while his wife Cookie is well-fit with large breasts. Yeah, Jimmy is very lucky. Though when he was young he was much more in shape.
    • Inverted with Don Gambini and his wife. The Don was a well built middle aged man, while his wife looked like a hairy armed Lumberjack in a dress.
    • The same with Jimmy's own father and mother. The man looked good whether in a suit or a dress. While Jimmy's mother, as described by her ex-husband was beautiful ... on the inside (as in, she looks like Jimmy in drag).
  • Unishment: McCool threw his superior out of a window due to a disagreement and therefore was demoted into witness protection. Thing is, the disagreement was precisely that McCool wanted to get into witness protection but his boss wouldn't allow it because he would be wasting his top agent. So McCool got exactly what he wanted.
  • The Unfair Sex: "Royal Canadian Groping Pariah" paints a very blatant case of this. Although it was Cookie who came up with the idea to tarnish McCool's reputation with Jimmy only going along after his wife tells him how much worse it would be to ruin their life than simply killing them, Jimmy takes the brunt of McCool's anger for doubting him in the first place, while Cookie gets off scot-free and not once coming forward that it's her fault too.
  • Witness Protection: The Falcone family were once a prominent New York mobster family until Jimmy accidentally killed the Don. The Falcones then had to enter the witness protection program to escape mob retaliation and end up living in Regina, Saskatchewan, setting the premise of the series.
  • Witless Protection Program: Zigzagged. The Mounties are shown as actually competent in protecting the family. Still, they tend to let too many things slip through the cracks, like Jimmy reaching out to his family in New York, which they should keep closer tabs on. But when things actually escalate, Jimmy would probably have been killed if McCool wasn't there to protect him.
  • World of Buxom: Just about every prominent female character (who aren't children) range from busty to absolutely stacked. Most prominently displayed in "An Unmarried Bra Whisperer"
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: "For Canada! And a Sasquatch Jimmy? Really?!".


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Fugget About It Theme

The opening tells you everything you need to know about why this Italian family moved to Canada.

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