The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Billy West ...  Douglas 'Doug' Yancy Funnie / ... 52 episodes, 1991-1994
Becca Lish ...  Theda Funnie / ... 37 episodes, 1991-1994
Fred Newman Fred Newman ...  Mosquito 'Skeeter' Valentine / ... 22 episodes, 1991-1993
Constance Shulman ...  Patricia 'Patti' Mayonnaise / ... 21 episodes, 1991-1993
Doug Preis Doug Preis ...  Phillip 'Phil' Funnie / ... 21 episodes, 1991-1993
Alice Playten ...  Beebe Bluff / ... 21 episodes, 1991-1993
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Storyline

11 year old Doug Funnie moves to Bluffington from Bloatsburg. "Doug" follows his adventures as he writes in his journal. He falls in love with Patti Mayonnaise and befriends Skeeter Valentine. They all are in grade 6 in the Bluffington School and Doug tries not to make himself look like a loser in front of everyone. Written by doug_funnie

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Official Sites:

Nickelodeon

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USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dag See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Judy Funnie's name may come from the poem "Shakespeare's Sister" written by Virginia Woolf. In the poem, Woolf states that if Shakespeare had had a sister, her name would have been Judith. Furthermore, Shakespeare himself had a daughter named Judith. Since Judy Funnie is obsessed with Shakespearean plays, it is possible that this is why her name is Judy. See more »

Goofs

When Doug and Skeeter go on the Beets Bus to attend their concert, the tour guide states that 10 minutes is "one fifth of an hour." It's actually one sixth of an hour. See more »

Quotes

[Roger and his gang are preparing for a new student]
Roger Klotz: Extra-large spitwads?
Willie White: Check.
Roger Klotz: Burping lunch tray?
Boomer Bledsoe: Uh, check.
Roger Klotz: Disentegrated homework?
Willie White: [laughs] Check.
[Willie crumples up the paper, which turns to dust]
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Doug waves to viewers and gets tired, while Porkchop listens to a walkman. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Central Presents: Bo Burnham (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Shout Your Lungs Out
Written by The Beets
Performed by The Beets
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Life is Doug Funnie
1 November 2004 | by Gladtobesaved6See all my reviews

I've been asked when I tell little kids 6 years younger than me that "Doug" was my favorite TV show, what is it about? And's the beautiful thing about this show. It's called life and Doug writes about it in his journal, almost like an adventure theme, but with kind of situations that are ALMOST out of real life. Plus, like me, Doug has a very active imagination. I really ID'd with this shoe So much so, that for a long time afterwards, I started writing my journal entries the same way.

I never thought I'd even like this show until I got suckered into watching the episode where Doug is put on a printing committee or something and well, It would take to long to describe. I hear all these questions about why people in the show are different colors? Well, I didn't even notice it at first because in a way, the color of that person simply blends in with the rest of the animated world, and (this will sound CRAZY) I think it really makes the show more realistic. No one else to my knowledge has ever done this with a cartoon. The music was very good also and along with Rugrats made for a fun hour of Cable TV.


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