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The Angry Beavers
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Daggett and Norbert Beaver
Format Animated series, comedy
Created by Mitch Schauer
Voices of Richard Steven Horvitz
Nick Bakay
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 63 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original run April 19, 1997 (1997-04-19) – November 11, 2001 (2001-11-11)
External links
Official website

The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon channel. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers who have left their home to become bachelors in the forest. The show premiered in the United States on April 19, 1997 and completed its run on November 11, 2001 (with several episodes remaining unaired).[citation needed] The show started airing on the Nickelodeon Canada channel when it launched on November 2, 2009.

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Characters

  • Daggett Doofus Beaver: Daggett (usually nicknamed as "Dag") is the younger twin brother of Norbert (by four minutes). Daggett is crazy and hyper, and typically portrayed as manic and sometimes delusional. He says an assortment of strange phrases and likes to call people names. His trademark phrase is "That was nuts!" He's also known for adding 'Eh' and also "dot dot dot" at the end of sentences. Daggett also says "SPOOT!" when he's upset. He is generally considered the less intelligent of the two beavers, though some areas of his personality show that he is smarter than he appears to be. He is voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz.
  • Norbert Foster Beaver: Norbert (usually nicknamed as "Norb") is Daggett's laid-back older twin brother. Norbert has many hobbies, including playing the Saxophone in a Baroque chamber ensemble, and frequently mispronounces words for humorous effect. He comes across as the smarter of the two, though he usually just does this by taking advantage of Daggett to seem smarter. He cares very much about how he looks and is more sarcastic than his brother, Daggett. His trademark phrase is "Biiiiig hug!", often accompanied by hugging Daggett. He is voiced by Nick Bakay.
  • Stump: Stump is a tree stump that Norbert met. He introduced Stump to the other creatures of the forest in the episode, Guess Who's Stumping to Dinner. Stump often moves on his own while he is off-screen. In Brothers...To The End?, he is seen drinking punch with the others, which was the first time Stump actually moved on screen.
  • Barry Bear: Barry Bear is Daggett and Norbert's funk-loving friend, who introduced in the episode Enter The Daggett; based on Barry White. Barry is a famous singer, whom Norbert and Daggett try to exploit. Barry Bear has a fear of clowns which has been shown numerous times. Barry is voiced by John Garry.
  • Treeflower: Treeflower is the love of Norbert's life, whom he met at a concert (a parody of Woodstock ) in Bummer of Love. Once a hippie beaver, she successfully works in versatile jobs, e.g. as an elevator-music composer (as noted in the episode Tree of Hearts) and firefighter (as noted in A Little Dad'll Do You). She was voiced by Cynthia Mann.
  • Bing: Bing is an annoying lizard who hangs around Norbert and Daggett, introduced in episode The Bing That Wouldn't Leave. Bing talks extremely fast and often employs circular logic. Victor Wilson provided Bing's hyperactive voice. It is not confirmed what kind of lizard Bing is; however, he is seen changing colors like a chameleon and losing his tail like a gecko.
  • Truckee: Truckee is a trucker shrew who thinks only about trucks and shrews, introduced in the episode Tree of Hearts. Truckee hates Daggett and the feeling is mutual. In addition, he briefly dated Treeflower, causing animosity between him and Norbert.
  • Wolffe D. Wolf
  • Racoon
  • Oxnard Montalvo: Oxnard is Norbert and Daggett's favorite B-movie actor, introduced in the episode Up All Night. Norbert and Daggett often watch black and white horror movies (these are very seriously drawn, contrary to the regular style of the show), which are an obvious homage to 1950's horror movies. Named after two streets in Los Angeles, Montalvo resembles B-movie stars like John Agar and Peter Graves (who guest stars in the Halloween special, The Day the World Got Really Screwed Up!).
  • Toluca Lake: Toluca is another B-movie actor, introduced in Up All Night, who often accompanies Oxnard Montalvo as the damsel in distress. The name plays on the eponymous California city Toluca Lake, and is also a reference to 1940s actress Veronica Lake[citation needed].
  • El Grapadura: The beavers' (especially Daggett's) favorite vale tudo/lucha libre wrestler, introduced in Kandid Kreatures. Daggett has an autographed copy of his board game, "El Grapadura and Ladders" (an obvious reference to Snakes and Ladders).
  • Scientist #1 and Pete: A pair of scientists introduced in the episode Stinky Toe. They call the beavers "pointy weasels" and try to use them for very strange experiments. Scientist No. 1 (voiced by Edward Winter) has a distinctive cleft chin and always wears sunglasses; he is just as arrogant as he is incapable. Since the third season, he has a name plate with a "1" on his coat, although his real name may likely be Todd based on his dialogue in a later episode where he mentions about wanting to name the world Todd. It is revealed in one episode that he never even went to college. Pete greatly resembles Mr. Burns from The Simpsons, and speaks in an unintelligible mutter that only Scientist No. 1 seems to understand. At one point, they wore green coats, making them environmentalists.
  • Bill Licking: Bill Licking was a presenter of TV shows and prototype of a touting salesman. He wears an "impressive" black wig. He was introduced in the episode Born to Be Beavers. Licking has often been known to manipulate Daggett and Norbert into being filmed for fraudulent documentaries. In his final appearance he is devoured alive by a bear, who then belches up his wig.
  • Stacy and Chelsea: The twin younger sisters of Norbert and Daggett, their birth led to their eviction from their family's home. They were first identified in the episode If You In-Sisters, though before their official introduction they are shortly shown in Born to Be Beavers as newborns without their names or even their genders identified. Chelsea bears a resemblance to and acts much like Daggett in her hyperactivity and speech patterns, while Stacy apparently takes after Norbert in appearance and personality. They are much more familiar and united than their brothers. They both adore their older brothers and hate it when they fight. They are named after and voiced by creator Mitch Schauer's daughters.
  • "Mum" and "Dad": They are the parents of Norbert and Daggett. The mother's name was never revealed, but the father's name was said to be "Leonard" in the episode If You In-Sisters. Mrs. Beaver has the same fur color as Daggett (although her color was the same as Norbert's in Born to Be Beavers), but her intelligence level is similar to Norbert.

Episodes

64 episodes were produced. A full list can be found at the link above.

In-jokes

There were several in-jokes throughout The Angry Beavers run. One involves Richard Steven Horvitz, the voice of Daggett, being mentioned in the episode "Tree of Hearts", as well as the birth of his oldest son, Jake Elliot Horvitz, who was born on April 11, 1998:

Norbert: [reading mail] Hey, Daggett! Look at this! [reading letter] "Richard Horvitz had a little baby boy, April 11th! Jake Elliot Horvitz".
Daggett: Wow! That's great! Who's Richard Horvitz?
Norbert: Eh.... Nobody.

The use of "spoot" in place of swear words, such as an in exclamation ("Oh spoot!") or a descriptor ("What a pile of spoot" or "You're a spoot-head"), was another form of in-jokes in the series. Although these were said primarily by Daggett, they were used by Norbert from time to time.

Both beavers would often mispronounce common words in pseudo-French or otherwise foreign pronunciation. For example, pronouncing refrigerator as "re-frige-er-A-twoah/re-frige-er-ize-or", mine as "my-yun" and natural which Norbert pronounces as "nature-ral". Characters would also elongate words, particularly each other's names, with superfluous syllables, such as "Norbie-orbie" and "Dag-a-lag-a-ding-dong." On occasion, they would use foreign words but mispronounce them: for example, pronouncing the French word "moi" phonetically as "moy".

iTunes "Best Of" release

Apple released 'Best Of Angry Beavers' on its iTunes Store. Volumes 1 (which is 7 of the 'best' episodes from season 1) and 2 (which is also 7 of the 'best) were released on the iTunes Store.

Awards and nominations

Award Category Nominee Result
World Animation Celebration Best Animation Produced for Daytime Mitch Schauer Won
World Animation Celebration Best Director for Daytime Series Robert Hughes Won
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA Best Sound Editing — Television Animated Series Unknown Nominated
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA Best Sound Editing — Television Animated Series Tim Borquez, Thom Syslo Nominated
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing — Special Class Timothy J. Garrity Nominated
Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Animated Television Program Mitch Schauer Nominated
Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Effects Animation Joel Krasnove Nominated
Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television Production Dan Chessher Nominated
Annie Awards Best Individual Achievement: Production Design in a TV Production Mitch Schauer Won
Annie Awards Best Promotional Production (for main title) Unknown Nominated

See also

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