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Taking place in the land Marzipan City (held up by an Atlas-like figure), Chowder is a little boy in the form of a cat/bear/fox hybrid. He's an effervescent lad who apprentices at the Mung Daal catering service. Mung Daal is a blue-skinned gentleman who fancies himself a top chef and a ladies man. His assistant chef is a rock monster named Shnitzel, whose dialogue solely consists of "radda radda." Truffles, the easily riled receptionist, is Mung Daal's wife of 350 years. Chowder wants to learn to be a great chef like Mung Daal. His problem is that he's too impulsive, hungry to a fault, and (as with many children) has a short attention span. Even though he makes a mess of things, Chowder will use some common sense to make things right.
Chowder's nemesis (if you could call it that) is Panini, a little girl (a rabbit/cat/fox hybrid) who has an unhealthy crush on him. Whenever they cross paths, Panini will say "Hi, Chowder" in a come-hither voice, to which Chowder will immediately reply, "I'm not your boyfriend!!" (Although in one episode, upon seeing Panini crying after a misunderstanding over a food item, Chowder hugs her before darting off.) Panini interns with Miss Endive, a snobby culinary expert who runs a catering service in competition with Mung Daal.
Everybody's name in Marzipan City is that of a food item, and the dishes prepared are puns and malapropisms (Bluenana, Roast Most, Sing Beans, Thrice Cream, etc.). Although it's ostensibly directed to kids, some clever adult asides are thrown in to attract the parents to this colorful, clever show.
|Dwight Schultz||Mung Daal||1|
|Kevin Michael Richardson||Shnitzel||1|
|Mindy Sterling||Miss Endive||1|
|Season One||November 2, 2007||July 24, 2008||20|
|Season Two||November 6, 2008||August 7, 2010||29|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
|Vol 1||November 4, 2008||1||purchase|
|Vol 2||March 3, 2009||1||purchase|