Wonder Showzen, one of the most twisted, subversive, and hilarious shows to ever air on basic cable, lasted two seasons on MTV2 in 2005 and 2006. While it looked on the surface like an '70s/'80s Sesame Street knockoff, through its puppets, cartoons and kid reporters, Wonder Showzen regularly targeted institutional racism, big business, capitalism, organized religion and more via the darkest humor imaginable. The series aired way past midnight on Fridays and carried the following warning before every episode:
WARNING: WONDER SHOWZEN CONTAINS OFFENSIVE, DESPICABLE CONTENT THAT IS TOO CONTROVERSIAL AND TOO AWESOME FOR ACTUAL CHILDREN. THE STARK, UGLY, PROFOUND TRUTHS WONDER SHOWZEN EXPOSES MAY BE SOUL-CRUSHING TO THE WEAK OF SPIRIT. IF YOU ALLOW A CHILD TO WATCH THIS SHOW, YOU ARE A BAD PARENT OR GUARDIAN.