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"I hate people from now on." - Angus Oblong
What is the Oblongs?
A short-lived American cartoon series running from April to November 2001, the Oblongs focuses on the antics of a family who live in a poor valley community known as "the Valley", and, as a result of pollution and radiation exposure, are all disabled or deformed. The pollution is the direct result of the lavish lifestyle of the rich community known as "The Hills", whose residents exploit and harm the valley residents with absolutely no regard for their safety or well-being. The characters of this show are loosely based on the creator Angus Oblong's picture book, entitled Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children.
Many people see the series as a commentary on social stratification. While the residents of the Hills live in undeserved wealth and economically dominate those in the Valley, there is no rallying cry for wealth redistribution or fairer working conditions. In fact, the ever-cheerful and acquiescent Bob is the one who endorses obedience of the social hierarchy to his family.