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The Fuccons
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The FucconsIt's like an SNL skit that has gone horribly, horribly wrong. "The Fuccons" are the Japanese take on our own culture of bad ethnic stereotypes and for once, it's us Americans who are the butt of the jokes. "Can you take it as well as you dish it out?" appears to be what it is asking us.

Just as The Simpsons got their start as vignettes during The Tracy Ullman Show, The Fuccons started life as a series of skits for the late night Japanese TV show "Vermillion Pleasure Night", and since then has blossomed into their own cult-hit with a second DVD of more involved antics (and a third DVD will be released later this month). They are the typical American family inexplicably living in Japan, except that they are played by plastic mannequins, and dressed in 30's garb. It's sort of like "Tom Goes To The Mayor", but 3-D.

The FucconsActually there's simply no simple way to describe it. If you like silly, this is about as over-the-top as it's going to get before it becomes truly offensive. If Yoshii's Castle can be re-dubbed and become a comedy hit on Spike TV, this could be broadcast as-is and have you falling off your chair in hysterics.

Reviewed by Brian Cirulnick, April 2006

Below: The Fuccons at play!

The Fuccons

The Fuccons

The Fuccons Website Links:

Fuccon Family (Japanese)

Oh! Mikey (Japanese)

Mikey's Shop (Japanese)

The Fuccons: Official Website

The Fuccon Family: Oh Mikey! (Fan Website)

Anime News Network entry for The Fuccons

OH! Mikey entry at Wikipedia

OH! Mikey entry at MetaFilter

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