The Best Episodes of The Oblongs
The tight-knit Oblong clan lives in Hill Valley, a toxic valley downstream from your typical industrial waste site, which has caused a variety of bizarre physical and emotional abnormalities. At the head of the dinner table is the loving, limbless, tirelessly upbeat patriarch Bob Oblong and his adoring, alcohol-and-tobacco-addicted, bald-but-beautifully-wigged wife Pickles, who frequents the Rusty Bucket bar, owned by transexual Anita Bidet (who was originally to be named Sofonda Cox!). The family includes their conjoined twin sons Biff and Chip, who share three legs and three buttocks, but can't seem to agree on anything; sweet, tattling, 4-year-old daughter Beth, sporting a cucumber-like growth sprouting from her head; and youngest son Milo, a one-haired optimist who has every childhood emotional disorder and behavioral problem ever diagnosed. Other members of the family include Bob's mother, Grammy, who's a vegetable; Milo's narcoleptic scottie dog, Scottie; and the chain-smoki
#1 - My Name is Robbie
Season 2 - Episode 4
A freak accident at a Globicide-owned amusement park leaves Bob unable to use his mouth. Out of compassion (and at the advice of their lawyers), the people at Globicide build him a robotic suit with limbs that he can use to perform his duties.
#2 - Milo Interrupted
Season 1 - Episode 3
After a disturbance in the Hills is blamed on Valley kids, the Valley's mayor appoints a child-services czar to improve parenting skills. Elsewhere, Milo learns that his freaky friend Helga has been abandoned by her parents and he is forced to spend every evening with his lonely pal. But Bob and Pickles suspect their son's late-night antics may be because he is on drugs... more than his numerous prescribed pharmaceuticals, that is. And Chip and Biff walk in on their parents at the wrong time. . .and end up having to scrub their corneas.
#3 - Bucketheads
Season 1 - Episode 4
To keep dry in the rain, Pickles puts a bucket on Milo's head and sends him off to school. Funzie, the cool guy, thinks Milo's bucket is hip, so the next day, everyone's wearing a bucket on their heads. Milo finds himself running with the in-crowd, so he sets out to launch a strange new line of apparel -- with disastrous results.
#4 - Narcoleptic Scottie
Season 1 - Episode 2
Milo soon grows attached to a stray Scottie dog the Oblongs take in, but the pet brings out the animal in the hyperactive boy, and the family gives the pooch away to Bob's boss, George, thinking he'll have a good home. But when his new owners soon tire of him, Scottie finds himself in an animal testing lab, sniffing perfume with narcoleptic side effects. So the Oblongs set out to rescue Scottie before it's too late.
#5 - Flush, Flush, Sweet Helga
Season 1 - Episode 7
Milo and his friends crash a party thrown for the Mayor's daughter, Debbie Bledsoe, and they cause the Debbie's new locket to be tossed into the sewer. The zaftig Helga goes after the gift and gets lodged in the pipe, plugging it up like a human cork. The hill people and rescuers work feverishly to rescue... the locket, and leave Helga blocking the main water line -- just one flush away from the great beyond. Helga causes a disruption in the water supply to valley, but the hill people pay no attention -- until their water is cut off too.
#6 - Misfit Love
Season 1 - Episode 1
Bob learns that the family may lose their medical coverage, so he urges the family to be extra careful. Milo brainstorms and realizes that if he gets hurt, he'll get to transfer out of the school for freaks, and go to "normal school" with his friends. So Helga sets out to injure him -- but there's really no need once Pickles inadvertently sends Biff and Chip to the emergency room. As a result, Milo gets to transfer to regular school, where he falls in love with Yvette, a girl who's literally out of this world.
#7 - Heroine Addict
Season 1 - Episode 5
Pickles decides to quit smoking, but she replaces one addiction with another when she channels her nervous energy into becoming a reckless thrill-seeker. Her decision comes much to the dismay of Bob, who worries about her safety, and Milo, who resents her unseating him as the crazy one in the family.