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Encyclopedia > Bob and Margaret

Bob and Margaret was a Canadian/UK animated television series that was also shown in the United States. It was based on the Academy Award winning animated short Bob's Birthday, featuring the same main characters. The award-winning series is one of the few Canadian TV shows to ever have regular American exposure and in Canada, it was the highest rated Canadian made animation series ever when it aired in prime time on Global TV. Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... The Global Television Network (more commonly called Global) is a major English-language television network in Canada, owned by CanWest Global Communications. ...


The show revolved around a married English couple named Bob and Margaret Fish, a middle class 40-ish working couple with no children and two dogs named William and Elizabeth (named after the prince of England and his grandmother the queen). Bob is a dentist and Margaret is a chiropodist (podiatrist for American viewers, though the term was not dubbed and changed during US broadcasts of the episodes). Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... 9 year old girl For other uses, see Child (disambiguation). ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog is a mammal in the order Carnivora. ... X-rays can reveal if a person has cavities Dentistry is the practical application of knowledge of dental science (the science of placement, arrangement, function of teeth) to human beings. ... A podiatrist (US English), or chiropodist (British English), is a podiatry professional, that is a person devoted to the study and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. ...


In the first two seasons, Bob and Margaret lived in England, in the South London community of Balham. For the third and fourth seasons, however, they moved to Toronto, Canada, allowing the writers to explore the humour of culture clash. This was due to pressure applied by the Canadian production company funding the show (as well as the government) to have future episodes be based in Canada instead of England. The creators of the series (real-life husband-and-wife David Fine and Alison Snowden, see below) were against this change and gave up control on direction and editing, becoming "consultants" to the show (though Snowden continued to provide the voice of Margaret). Some of the Canada-based episodes use the "culture clash" theme to parody this pressure and regulation. South London area South London (known colloquially as South of the River) is the area of London south of the River Thames. ... Balham is: Balham, a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth and London Borough of Lambeth in London in England. ...


The program was shown in the United Kingdom on ITV, Channel 4 and Ftn, in the United States on Comedy Central, and in Germany and France on ARTE. Comedy Central only showed the two "London" seasons. The third and fourth "Toronto" seasons were eventually shown (almost 2 years after Comedy Central showed the last second season episode) on the Showtime cable channel; they currently rerun all four seasons on their specialty "Showtime Women" channel. ITV (Independent Television) is the name popularly given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. In England, Wales and southern Scotland, the network has been rebranded to ITV1 by ITV plc, the owners of... Channel 4 is a public-service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Ftn (Flextech Television Network) is a TV channel from Flextech transmitting free-to-air on Freeview (Channel 20), and also on Sky Digital (Channel 199), Telewest (123), and NTL (914). ... Comedy Central is a cable television channel in the United States. ... Arte is a Franco-German TV network, which aims to promote quality programming related to the world of arts and culture. ... Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ...


The series was produced by Nelvana, a Toronto animation studio, and created by Canadian David Fine and Brit Alison Snowden. The series was based on the short film Bob's Birthday, which won the Best Animated Short Film Oscar in 1994. Nelvana logo Nelvana logo from 1985-1996 Nelvana is a Canadian company that produces childrens animation and other series. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


Bob and Margaret currently airs on Adult Swim Latin America and on Canada's YTV. Cartoon Network Brasil airs its four seasons on the Adult Swim program. The Adult Swim logo Adult Swim, usually rendered [adult swim] on bumps, is the name for the adult-oriented television programming block on Cartoon Network in the United States and Australia, and Bravo in the United Kingdom, featuring absurdist and often ribald comedy in contrast to the more tame daytime... YTV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel aimed at youth, available nationwide through cable and satellite television. ...


Cast

Andy Hamilton is a British comedian, game show panelist, director and comedy scriptwriter for television and radio. ... Brian George (born 1952, Israel) is a character actor who plays guest role Middle Eastern characters of varying degrees of stereotypicalness. ... Steve Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. ...

External links

  • Bob and Margaret at IMDB.com
  • Bob and Margaret on Arte TV
  • www.snowdenfine.com - The creator's website

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