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The Critic (1994)
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The Critic (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 522 min.
Story: The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz. It was created by writing partners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, who had previously worked as writers and showrunners on The Simpsons. The Critic had 23 episodes produced, first broadcast on ABC in 1994, and finishing its original run on Fox in 1995. Episodes featured movie parodies with notable examples including a musical version of Apocalypse Now, Howard Stern's End, Honey, I Ate the Kids, The Cockroach King, Abe Lincoln: Pet Detective, Scent of a Jackass and Scent of a Wolfman. The show often referenced popular movies such as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and The Godfather, and routinely lampooned actor Marlon Brando and actor/director Orson Welles. They also spoofed Dudley Moore, usually as his character Arthur Bach from the 1981 film Arthur. Despite the ratings improving, The Critic was cancelled after only two seasons. It continued to air through reruns on Comedy Central and then on Locomotion. From 2000 to 2001, ten web episodes were later produced using Adobe Shockwave, and were broadcast on AtomFilms.com and Shockwave.com. In 2004, the DVD box set was released, which includes all 23 TV episodes and the web episodes.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, witty, not serious, toilet humor, gag humor, adult animation
Plot: satire, family relations, misfit, loser, physical appearance, network, tv show, mogul, single parent, boss and employee, disorder, culture clash, showbiz, eccentric family, obnoxious boss, media satire, workplace situations, silly humor, parody, rich, jewish, actor, internet, singing, celebrity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, offbeat and witty films and TV series with plots about disorder, family relations, satire, friends, surrealism, parents and children and youth mostly in Animation, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Critic: The Life & Times of Tim (2008), Dilbert (1999), Neighbors from Hell (2010), Code Monkeys (2007), Mad (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Life & Times of Tim (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 900 min.
Story: The Life & Times of Tim is an HBO comedy animated television series, which premiered on September 28, 2008. The series was created by Steve Dildarian, and is about a hapless man in his mid-20's named Tim who lives in New York City with his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, promotion, boss, couples, nothing goes right, career, workplace situations, comedy of errors, couple relations, coworker, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Dilbert (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dilbert is an animated television series adaptation of the comic strip of the same name, produced by Adelaide Productions, Idbox, and United Media and distributed by Columbia TriStar Television. The first episode was broadcast on January 25, 1999, ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: workplace, workplace problem, cat, power relations, regret, unsupportive coworkers, dull life, disorder, ordinary person, obnoxious boss, pets, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Neighbors from Hell (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Neighbors from Hell was a satirical American animated sitcom that ran on TBS from June 7, 2010 to July 26, 2010. The executive producer of the series is Pam Brady. The first and only season consisted of 10 episodes. The series is owned by 20th ...
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: family life, couples, social relations, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, eccentric family, couple relations, misfit, suburban life, imaginary, suburbs ...
Place: usa
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Code Monkeys (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, clever, realistic, witty
Plot: programmer, computer system, friendship, workplace situations, creator, buddies, boss and employee, new job, hi-tech, disorder, mad, computer genius ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
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Mad (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 12 min.
Story: Mad is an American animated sketch comedy series created by Kevin Shinick and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Based upon the magazine of the same name, each episode is a collection of short animated parodies of television shows, movies, games, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, satirical, light, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, showbiz, disorder, artists and showbiz, imaginary, tv show, satire, pop culture, society, media satire, media, silly humor ...
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Place: usa
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TripTank (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: silly humor, satire, disorder, multiple storylines, adventure, computer animation
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Crash Canyon (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Crash Canyon is a Canadian animated series. It tells the story of the community living at the bottom of a canyon. The Wendell family is looking for an original holiday by caravan but their trip ends sooner than expected at the bottom of a canyon in ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, captivating, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, eccentric family, culture clash, parents and children, silly humor, disorder, stranded, motor home, canyon, getting along, social relations ...
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Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Napoleon Dynamite is an American animated sitcom based on the 2004 cult film of the same name. The series was created by Jared and Jerusha Hess and developed by the Hesses and Mike Scully. The series follows the adventures of Napoleon Dynamite in ...
Style: realistic, not serious, offbeat, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, silly humor, wannabe, disorder, family relations, social relations, friends, social awkwardness, delusion, high school, high school life ...
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F is for Family (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The story of the Murphy's, a lower middle class family living in the 1970s — a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside, and bring a gun to the airport. “F Is For Family”, is a six-episode animated series based on the comedy of ...
Style: humorous, gross out humor, realistic, not serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, bad taste humour, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
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Family Guy (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, witty, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, social satire, small town, parents and children, talking animals, dog, satire, family life, couple relations, adolescence, goofy hero, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: dark humor, witty, humorous, not serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, social satire, parents and children, eccentric family, neighbor, couple relations, small town, satire, mischievous children, goofy hero, society ...
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Audience: teens
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Time: 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s ...
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King of the Hill (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, adult animation, witty, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, small town, suburban life, suburbs, overbearing parent, salesman, manhood, friends, guest, grandparent and grandchild, machismo, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bob and Margaret (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Philippines
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Bob and Margaret is a Canadian/UK animated television series that was also shown in the United States and all over the world. The series was produced by Nelvana, a Toronto animation studio, and created by Canadian David Fine and Brit Alison Snowden. ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, clever, witty, talky ...
Plot: dentist, culture clash, unfulfillment, society, couples, dull life, family relations, couple relations, midlife crisis, satire, family life, middle class ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: canada, england, europe
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Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, talky, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, satire, escapades, master villain, buddies, save the day, everyday life, disorder, slacker, workplace situations, partners, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Hetalia (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 5 min.
Story: An anime in which personified countries show history in a humorous fashion.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: allies, state affairs, culture clash, society, international relations, political satire, friendship, world war one, loser, german, nazism, international crisis ...
Time: 20th century
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Mission Hill (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mission Hill is an American animated television series that ran on The WB from September 24, 1999, to July 16, 2000, and on Adult Swim from July 14 to August 11, 2002. Although 18 episodes were planned, only 13 episodes were produced. The show was ...
Style: adult animation, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Plot: roommate, slacker, homosexual, artists and showbiz, best friends, partners, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, gays and lesbians, friends, bohemian life ...
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Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist is an American animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from May 28, 1995 to December 24, 1999—with a final set of three shelved episodes airing in 2002—starring Jonathan Katz, Jon Benjamin, and ...
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: therapy, psychiatrist, therapist, artists and showbiz, parents and children, doctors and patients, psychotherapist, power relations, family relations, comedian, slacker, secretary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: usa
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BoJack Horseman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, adult animation, satirical, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: existentialism, showbiz, anthropomorphic animal, hollywood, depression, desire for fame, washed up star, down on your luck, cynicism, anthropomorphism, horse, adult humor ...
Time: 21st century, hollywood star, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Squidbillies (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Squidbillies is an animated television series about the Cuylers, an impoverished family of anthropomorphic hillbilly mud squids living in the Appalachian region of Georgia's mountains. The show is produced by Williams Street Studios for the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, not serious, offbeat, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
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Time: prehistory
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lucas Bros Moving Co (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
Story: The stand-up comedy of New York-based identical twins Kenny and Keith Lucas (The Lucas Brothers) gets animated. With the help of the people of Greenpoint, the twins run a moving company called Lucas Bros. Moving Co. Their customers are often ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic
Plot: wrestling, disorder, nothing goes right, workplace, brother brother relationship, twin brother, stoner, slacker, surrealism, twins, family relations, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Animaniacs (1993)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 21 min.
Story: The two Warner Brothers Yakko and Wakko and their Warner sister Dot had been (supposedly) created in the 1930's, but their cartoons were too screwy for the general public to handle. The three Warners were locked up in the studio water tower ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: parody, talking animals, farce, family relations, world domination, media satire, siblings relations, showbiz, cult, music, media, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
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Drawn Together (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Reality-TV
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom, which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting. Like ...
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, misfit, nothing goes right, buddies, parody, sexual activity, satire, superhero, party, misfit partners, reality tv, reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Home Movies (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Home Movies is an American animated television sitcom that was originally broadcast from April 26, 1999 to April 4, 2004. Brendon Small is the creator, head writer and lead musician of Home Movies. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky and Janine ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, not serious, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, actor, football, divorce, director, family relations, actress, filmmaking, coach, childhood, shyness, friends ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Boondocks (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The series premiered on November 6, 2005 and was created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, ethnic humor, topical humor, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial relations, fish out of water, family relations, african american, racism, culture clash, hypocrisy, racial slur, society, youth, street kid, hip hop culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Wrong Coast (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A show that displays parodies of different movies. But the fun is also in the studio.
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, clay animation, canadian humor ...
Plot: parody, lifestyle, media, love and romance, workplace, actor's life, artists and showbiz, tv show, hollywood, filmmaking, map, media satire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
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Brickleberry (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Brickleberry National Park is facing closure, but not if the park’s dysfunctional park rangers can help it! “Brickleberry,” an animated half-hour series, follows the crazy bunch of park rangers as they do their worst to keep the park running. ...
Style: dark humor, not serious, absurd, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: in the woods, dysfunctional character, workplace situations, sexual tension, talking animals, workplace, lesbian, escapades, park ranger, friendship, satire, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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