Gahan Wilson's The Kid

Season 1
 (5)6.32001TV-MA
GAHAN WILSON'S THE KID is an irreverent take on childhood's most prevalent fears using cutting edge humor and an adult sensibility?
Starring
Ed AsnerLolita DavidovitchEugene Levy
Genres
AnimationFantasy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. The Cat
    February 28, 2001
    24min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    What would you do if you were a kid and the ghost of the dead cat you dissected in biology class came back to haunt you?...
  2. 2. The Waitress
    February 28, 2001
    21min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Bruno tells the Kid and Earl that he can undress women with his eyes they are determined to try this awesome trick on the hot new waitress in the mall!...
  3. 3. The Witch
    February 28, 2001
    23min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Its Halloween night and the Kid and his friends have covered just about every house on the street - except the creepy old house on the hill?

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Directors
Larry Jacobs
Supporting actors
Andrea MartinJohn NevilleWilliam ShatnerJennifer TillyDarren FrostJake GoldsbieBryn McAuleyJacqueline Pillion
Producers
Michael HirshPatrick LoubertClive A. SmithGene KraftPaul WintersStan Daniels
Season year
2001
Network
Nelvana
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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Vance L. BlosserReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
A treasure for Gahan Wilson fans
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Anyone who was a fan of Gahan Wilson's strip NUTS in the National Lampoon might want to check this out. I had caught a few minutes of it very late one night but was way too sleepy to stay up. When I found it was available for download I decided to catch up.

If you are expecting a straight book to screen adaptation, don't bother. The original strip took place in the 40s or early 50s, this feature has been updated - the kid has a PC in his room, the cute hat is gone, and he and his friends spend some time at the mall. Additionally, a good bit of the time is spent on his daydreams or at night, nightmares. I can see something like this had to be done to keep a modern day audience's attention and they actually pulled it off fairly well. One difference is that you see the adults here - in the strip you rarely saw more than a lower torso or hands. They also fleshed out the kid's family - his father is a Doctor. I don't recall any vocation being revealed for his Mom but she was pleasantly portrayed.

The main topic of this episode is an expansion of the strip where the kid had to dissect a cat and it comes to haunt him at night. Casting was spot on, William Shatner was the biology teacher (and definitely a Wilson character!), and the cat was Ed Asner. They both hit the proper balance of creepiness and believability for the characters.

Although this does deal with some childhood lessons, I would urge caution with kids - the language is pretty rough.

Still, I enjoyed it enough to get the other two episodes and am happy to have seen them. I just wish they would allow you to download it or buy them on a DVD. As it is you have to stream it each time. Video and audio quality was excellent.
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Fredy B. Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny show.
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Saw this a loooong time ago and when I found it on Amazon I had to get it. Funny show.
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
this show is badass
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i love this cartoon it sucks it was canceled so soon, hard to find cartoons with adult humor in them.
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Outcast28Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best funnies in history!
I recorded it on television once, but now that it's on digital, I just want to know if I buy it, it'll be on my iTunes library and other digital libraries.
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