Beware: “TV Funhouse” is profane, offensive, foul-mouthed, sickening, politically incorrect and just not right “¦ and that’s just the way I like it. A full-length spin-off of a popular “Saturday Night Live” segment, Robert Smiegel’s anything-goes series lasted only eight episodes, but rubs up against the leg of comic genius “ and humps it “ every few minutes. (Perhaps it was just ahead of its time; you can see snatches of “Borat”-style guerilla comedy in its on-the-street bits.)
Taking the guise of a kids’ show “ but definitely not for them “ the “Funhouse” is hosted by Doug Dale, a well-meaning but naive man who attempts to stage themed (read: stereotyped) celebrations for each episode, yet is thwarted every time by his “Anipals,” a R-rated menagerie of stuffed animals that curse, drink, freebase, masturbate and patronize cockfights and brothels on their various adventures.
And, when they get around to it, they show a cartoon or two, such as “Fetal Scooby-Doo,” “Jok