Doug DirectsDoug Directs (1996) Season 1 Episode ABC-062- Brand Spanking New! Doug Cartoon Episode Guide
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- Walt Disney Television Animation, American Broadcasting Company.
- Animated Characters: Douglas 'Doug' Yancey Funnie, Patti Mayonnaise, Mosquito 'Skeeter' Valentine, Ned Cauphee, Mr. Dink, Porkchop, Roger Klotz, Boomer, Beebe Bluff, Elmo, Phil Funnie, Lamar Bone, Mr. Bluff, Willie, Chalky, Theda Funnie, Judy Funnie, Connie Benge, Mayor Tippi Dink, Mrs. Perigrew, Miss. Krystal, Guy Graham, Mr. Swirly, Mr. Crushee, Al Sleech, Moo Sleech, Greg Lee.
- First Aired in 1996.
- Episode Number: ABC-062
- Running Time: 30 minutes.
- Season: 1
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Doug still secretly admired Patti Mayonnaise, his best friend was still Skeeter Valentine, and Roger Klotz was still the local bully, but the new series brought a few surprising changes. As if Doug's theatrical older sister Judy weren't enough of a problem sibling, Doug's mom became pregnant with another child. Clearly, life still had its ups and downs for Doug, but the mild-mannered, intelligent boy persevered with pluck, wit, and the occasional help of alter ego Quailman.
The rest of Bluffington's residents included Roger Klotz's flunky Ned Valentine, slow-witted neighbor Mr. Dink, Roger's pet cat Stinky, and of course, Doug's spunky dog Porkchop. Like the original Doug, the new series focused on the everyday lives of Doug and company?exploring the Deep Woods, hanging out at Swirly's or Lucky Duck Park, and taking the occasional trip to Funkytown. Doug's world was wacky and colorful, but his problems and adventures were ones every kid could understand.
After only eight weeks on Saturday morning, Brand Spanking New Doug became so popular that Disney expanded the program to a full hour. The next season, the show became the anchor of Disney's new One Saturday Morning block. In 1999, Doug even starred in his first movie, appropriately titled Doug's First Movie. The show continues to be a Saturday morning favorite.
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