One of Us?

– – Imagine a surreal TV series about a guy, the girl next door, and her mixed breed dog, Wilfred. The twist is that the dog is played by a comic in a rather mediocre fursuit, complete with a drawn-on black nose!  That’s right, there may be a furry cult classic in the making here!

Wilfred will be aired on FX, and is based on a successful award-winning Australian series.  Not all foreign shows translate well to American television, although there have been notable exceptions such as Being Human. The premise of this show is exciting as we who are furry generally have to content ourselves on television with anthropomorphic animal ‘toon characters such as Brian in Family Guy, or occasionally catch glimpses of fursuited actors such as Bill Murray’s dog character Frisbee all too briefly portrayed in the movie, Scrooged. Such tantalizing tastes only leave us hungry for more, and here in Wilfred we have the promise of a major, on-going furry character!

Family Guy alum David Zuckerman is adapting the quirky comedy for FX, and will write and exec produce.  Jason Gann, who co-created and starred in the Australian series, plays the title character.- -Coming your way in  June!

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5 Comments on “One of Us?”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I don’t know. I recall NBC experimenting with a similar sitcom called A DOG’S LIFE, back in 1979. The seried never went past the pilot.

  2. carycomic Says:

    My bad! That should have read…. “series never went…”

    • vulpesffb Says:

      Yes, that was a 1979 Norman Lear vehicle that never went past the pilot, with that having aired only once! Lear was thinking a canine version of “All In The Family.” Wilfred is guaranteed at least 12 episodes, and did well in Australia…

  3. carycomic Says:

    In the immortal words of the late, great Benny Hill:

    “You mean, he was very big, down under?”


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