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      Season 1 – Father of the Pride

      2004 Comedy Animation List
      30% 20 Reviews Tomatometer This computer-animated series may feature anthropomorphic animals, but it is certainly not for the little ones. CGI effects meld with celebrity vocal talent (including John Goodman and Carl Reiner) for this comedy about a pride of Las Vegas lions and its animal friends, including a gopher, an orangutan and a flamingo. In addition, Las Vegas showmen and big-cat advocates Siegfried and Roy get the animated treatment. The show relies heavily on satire, strong language, black comedy and crude adult humor in its jokes. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Father of the Pride — Season 1


      Father of the Pride — Season 1

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      Ridiculously obscene and unfunny, Father of the Pride does not know if it wants to be an adorable family-friendly cartoon or a bawdy adult sitcom.

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      Episode 1 Aired Aug 31, 2004 What's Black and White and Depressed All Over? When Siegfried and Roy import a male panda for the community's romantically challenged female panda, Larry and Kate play matchmaker to urge things along. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 7, 2004 Larry's Debut, and Sweet Darryl Hannah Too New lead lion Larry looks forward to his debut in the show until he hears Siegfried and Roy hyping one of his tricks, and the pressure is too much. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 14, 2004 Catnip and Trust Larry and Kate fear Sierra has become a nip-head when they find a bag of catnip in her room; Siegfried and Roy are fascinated by a commercial for a convenience store and decide to visit one to get a Big Gulp. Details Episode 4 Aired Sep 21, 2004 Donkey When famous animal actor Donkey (Eddie Murphy) comes to town, local celebrity Larry tries to impress his son's friends by promising a visit from his professed close personal friend. Details Episode 5 Aired Sep 28, 2004 And the Revolution Continues Sierra meets Emerson the lobster (Danny DeVito), a political prisoner determined to get his message to the masses. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 12, 2004 Possession Larry tries to satisfy Kate's desire for spontaneity by stealing a big-screen TV, only to find themselves in the middle of a neighborhood dragnet. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 26, 2004 One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend Siegfried and Roy decide Larry needs to go on a diet, which curtails his favorite pastime -- eating. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 21, 2004 Rehabilitation Overworked and feeling stressed, Larry takes advantage of a bad landing to milk his leg injury for all it's worth, but his time off is soured by Sarmoti's bitterness. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 28, 2004 The Thanksgiving Episode Cheryl inadvertently offends her turkey constituents when she runs for PTA president, so she invites them to spend their annual festival of pilgrim betrayal (aka Thanksgiving) with her family. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 28, 2004 Sarmoti Moves In Sarmoti's attitude pushes Kate over the edge when Siegfried and Roy decide to move the grouchy stage veteran in with Larry's family. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 28, 2004 Road Trip Larry forgets his anniversary again, and he is unable to apologize when Siegfried and Roy whisk all the female cats away for a spa weekend. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 5, 2008 Stage Fright Larry the lion becomes the new star of the show, replacing his father-in-law, Sarmoti. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 15, 2009 The Sigfried & Roy Movie Fantasy Experience Movie Kate joins a women's group, leaving Larry feeling threatened. Siegfried and Roy decide to reinvent their past. Details

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      John Doyle Globe and Mail It's hard to see anyone, apart from a few cynics, becoming devoted to the show. Sep 5, 2019 Full Review William Thomas Empire Magazine [Father Of The Pride's] comedy is an uneasy mix of crude and cuddly, often amusing but weak compared to its writers' previous works Rated: 3/5 Sep 5, 2019 Full Review Noel Holston Newsday It's startlingly vulgar for a show that NBC ferociously pitched at children during its Olympics telecasts, and sadly short on good laughs for a show with so much top-notch voice talent to be of much interest to adults. Sep 5, 2019 Full Review Peter Schorn IGN Movies Father of the Pride is the most subversive and hilarious sitcom since the similarly whacked-before-its-time Greg the Bunny and consistently matches the laughs quotient of the King of Animated Comedies, The Simpsons. Rated: 9/10 Sep 5, 2019 Full Review Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [Father of the Pride] can be an amusing, semi-irreverent diversion, but in the first two episodes, I didn't care about any of the characters because not enough care was put into crafting them as individuals. They're all types we've seen before. Sep 5, 2019 Full Review Alan Pergament Buffalo News In short, not a series to be proud of. Sep 5, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Gamer S I love this show john goodman is a great actor in this show I love it because of him the Animation is good for its time. The plot of every episode is fine but I just like listening to the voice acters. I like the cameos a lot. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/28/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jonathan Groff, Jon Pollack, Peter Mehlman
      Comedy, Animation
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Aug 31, 2004
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