This is a prime-time ensemble show with a regular cast and a rotating cast. It has an open format which leaves lots of room to try out new characters and ideas.
this is a format for a cartoon show that I hope you will like.
It's inspired by Jack Benny's Show from the 50s and 60s. The Jack Benny Program had a really clever open format that allowed for more than one kind of TV humor. They did stand up, musical acts, situation comedy, slapstick - and even cartoon humor all in one show!
There are so many different kinds of cartoon humor that I like, and I wanted to come up with a way to use as many as we can think up. Sitcom, songs, satire, slapstick, surreal, wacky, tearjerkers...this format is open to all these types of stories and gags.
George, like Jack Benny is the host of the show. He opens the show with either a funny story or a rant about what's wrong with people who don't agree with him.
He can do this in the comfort of his manly Den.
Monologue Topics:MEAT IS A MAN'S FOOD- VEGGIES ARE FOR GIRLS
2 HAIRCUTS A WEEK - Just to be safe
WE GOTTA SACRIFICE SO WE CAN HAVE MORE WARS
The monologue will segue into a story - something that happened the other day...
ripple dissolve to....
SITCOM STORY- 12 minutes
These stories take place in George Liquor's neighborhood, Decentville, U.S. OF A. The neighborhood is filled with all kinds of characters and we get to know more about them with each episode.
The stories are sitcom style like the Simpsons or Family Guy but also have cartoon humor in them - like some of the Ren and Stimpy stories.
They are very character based. The humor exploits the personalities and conflicts between everyone.
The sitcom stories have a beginning, middle and end and resolve themselves at the end.
THE BOMB SHELTER
THE BIKINI SALESMAN
Then we go into a fake commercial for some funny sponsor.
Like Ren and Stimpy, The George Liquor show is sponsored by products that we make up.
Jack Benny was sponsored by Lucky Strike Cigarettes, so we could be sponsored by:
LONG LIFE CIGARETTES:
George Liquor can plug the cigarettes himself.
"Oh, they'll kill you all right. After all they're cigarettes! That's what they're designed for! The difference between Long Life and the other brands is that with Long Life, you might get 2, 3 more weeks!"
RAMCO HANDY DANDY HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS:
Duck Debeaker-removes duck bills without the mess. Now leaves tongues intact!
No-Waste Tastee Blender- grinds up anything-fish guts, and makes it taste like ice cream!
BUG SMASHER - Instant Bug Death (now in kid safe formula)
George looks out the window and asks for a volunteer. A flying Beetle puts up his hand and George says "Come on down!"
George asks the bug to introduce himself and tells the audience what a good sport he is.
George sprays instant Bug Death on the bottom of his shoe and then stomps the little bugger flat.
"Just spray a little of this crap on your shoes and watch it go to work!"
He looks down at the squashed beetle and tells him to pick up his prize after the show. A lifetime supply of Wayne Newton hits.
George then pulls out a bullet and sprays it.
"Bug Smasher works just as well on bullets too!"
George tosses himself belly down on the floor and starts madly firing into a roach motel.
George can also assure Moms that the spray is safe on kids. It mixes well with peanut butter.
We can have a few different sponsors and rotate them.
HOMEWORK VS CARTOONS-
WHAT'S BETTER FOR YOU?
WHAT'S BETTER FOR YOU?
This is an age old question that George has to resolve again and again.
It stars George's nephews, Slab 'N' Ernie. Each week, Slab N' Ernie are trying to get out of doing homework because CARTOON CARNIVAL is coming on TV in a couple minutes.
George catches them trying to sneak out of the bedroom and gives them a lecture about homework and discipline.
The kids moan and go back to their homework. George peers over their shoulders. "Watcha studyin' anyway?"
Every Week A New Subject:
This becomes a running gag. Each week, George explodes when he finds out what they're teaching in school these days.
Slab tells George" We're learnin' 'bout EVOLUTION, Unca George!"
"What the Hell is EVIL-Lootion?"
Ernie explains that it's a theory that says we are all related to apes and monkeys.
"WHAAAAAAAATTTTT?" George explodes with rage and disbelief. "Lemme see that book!!"
He opens it to a double page spread of an illustration of animals evolving.
We see a duck crawling out of the sea evolving into a crawfish, then a springbok and a crocodile, then a flying kangaroo, an ape in a tree and then finally George in a loin cloth. All the animals have George's face.
George tosses the book into the fire and says "Forget your homework. Let's watch some all-American Cartoony -Type Pictures kids!"
The history books have all been rewritten by lesbians, so now the Declaration Of Independence was written by environmentalists and the first American President was Geronimo.
Each week George opts to let the kids watch "The Cartoony Pictures" on TV rather than further their left wing education.
They get the TV trays out and sit down to watch "Cartoon Carnival" which has a rotating schedule of zany cartoons...
A regular series would feature He Hog the Atomic Pig:
He Hog's Powers
He Hog's Secret Identities
FORTRESS OF RECTITUDE
BOTTLED CITY OF HUMAN WOMEN
But we could also do many other characters and just try everything.
Links To More Shows
During the cartoons, we can cut back to George and the kids watching them.
George like most Dads, doesn't get cartoons.
"What the Hell is a cartoon anyway? Just a bunch of flying colors and crazy voices?"
We could show his POV, and all he sees are blobs of abstract colors moving around.
The kids keep telling him to shut up. They feel every emotion in the cartoons and George is dumbfounded.
IMITATE EVERYTHING YOU SEE IN THE CARTOONS
After the cartoon is over, George decides "At least that's a lot better than the crap they teach you in schools these days!
Tell you what. Go outside and do everything you see in the cartoonies!"
The kids go outside and jump off roofs and blow each other up with firecrackers and end up in the hospital.
George is visiting. "Well now you've learned something!"
Everyone waves goodbye to the TV audience. "G'bye folks! See you next time! Ya bunch of commies!"