This anarchic comedy sketch about Wall Street captures why everyone hates stock traders

What: A newly resurfaced clip from history’s most groundbreaking fake kids show

Who: Wonder Showzen

Why we care: In the mid-aughts, MTV2 debuted the delightfully demented Wonder Showzen, which revolutionized how the stuff of children’s educational shows could be repurposed for very adult comedy. The series operated on a rare frequency of sublimely dark humor, tinged with horror, that set Iraq War-era, weed-enhanced dorm room brains ablaze. (Indeed, much of the series would probably not make it past Standards and Practices today.)

Although Wonder Showzen’s subversive comedy remains ever-relevant some 15 years on, one sketch in particular is now making the rounds online, in the wake of this week’s Game Stop fiasco.


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