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entertainment

The Oblongs

The Oblongs? Who? What?

Suffice it to say, we’re obsessed. Last Sunday night, we were padding around the house when the telly rang. “Turn on the WB!” was the mandate from across the lines. And though we’re TV-averse, we did. Here’s what we found.

ob?long (bl?ng, -lng) adj. 1. Abbr.: obl. Deviating from a square, circular, or spherical form by being elongated in one direction. Having the shape of or resembling a rectangle or an ellipse.

ob?long (bl?ng, -lng) n. 2. A new animated series from the WB chronicling the lives of a Valley family (living on a chemical spill, next to a land-fill) with Pickles, the bald, blissfully-alcoholic mother (love the wig!); Bob, the quadraplegic father (and unflappable optimist); Milo, an ADD-afflicted social castoff obsessed with going to “normal school”; and Biff and Chip, Siamese-twin boys connected at the hip (whose spats include,”Who gets to wash the middle butt cheek?”).

The Sopranos? Bah. Now this is dark humor.