Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Toons After Dark: Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)

Meet Dr. Jonathan Katz, the animated alter-ego of the comedian by the same name, and star of Comedy Central's popular mid-90's series, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.

Katz, you might as well say, is a shrink to the stars, mostly comedians. Six "seasons" were produced over 4 years, though the final season didn't come to an end until 2002, rather covertly, as CC had all but given up on the show, especially considering that co-producer Tom Snyder, the man behind the "Squigglevision" animation process, had branched out with 2 more series, both of which have already been reviewed here, Science Court (later rechristened Squigglevision) for ABC and Home Movies for UPN (later for [adult swim]).

Right now, lets go back twenty years for an episode featuring frequent guest Ray Romano, and cuddly comedienne Wendy Liebman.......

The Squigglevision, while radical and different, has since disappeared since Snyder left the animation industry (Home Movies switched to traditional line animation after leaving UPN). Pity. It could probably still work today.

Rating: B-.


magicdog said...

Personally I'm glad Squigglevision vanished! I always found it ugly and distracting.

hobbyfan said...

It was different, but once CGI became popular and preferred, squigglevision was done. Meh.