Thanks to Our Underwriters

Major funding for Cute Overload comes from the Corporation for Potluck Broadcasting, and from the following:

The Lorraine and Ygnatz Hoongerdoonger Foundation, for advancing research in the field of putting little ducks on top of very large dogs;

and from the Chicken Hypnosis Association, for coverage of the environment, civil rights, economics, science, the arts, and pretty much anything other than chicken hypnosis because to be quite honest it’s kind of a boring subject;

and from the Bad Idea Foundation, helping people discover the power of bad ideas;

And the generous submissions of Sarah G., Sigrid M., Miriam S., and the ongoing support of (say with me now) viewers like you.



  1. Some sinus irrigation in 3 … 2 …. 1….

  2. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    Yup. Bad idea, allright.

  3. skippymom says:

    Raise your hand if you remember the SNL commercial for Bad Idea Jeans.

  4. sunnymums says:

    Thank you again NOMTOM; I will now be a giggling idiot while watching PBS in addition to while I am viewing Cute Overload. My coworker, after hearing me giggle and say awwwwww, said to me “That’s like an addiction for you isn’t it?”

  5. 260Oakley says:

    That second picture reminds me of that old saying: a bird in the hand is worth two if it’s bushed.
    Or somethin’ like that.

  6. (The Original) Mel says:

    Dog’s face says: Does this duck make my tocks look big?

  7. TrixandSam says:

    Sitting in the catbird… er, handbird seat?

  8. TrixandSam says:

    That poor, silently suffering German Shepherd. His thought is transparent:

  9. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    (hand) That was a funny spoof, too.

  10. skippymom says:

    Yes, but in a good way!

  11. skippymom says:

    The one I mostly remember was the guy saying to his buddy, “Now that the affair’s over, I guess I’ll tell my wife about it.”

  12. Mike, you NEVER cease to amaze me–or make me laugh. Thank you so very much.

  13. YAY for the PBS reference!!

  14. Harrumph! I just checked my goggies tocks and there is no duck. LYHF need to get to it!

  15. Legotech says:

    Totally, he’s like “my humans are at it again”

  16. ntmtom:

    To: Hoongerdoonger Hoongerdoonger Hoongerdoonger Hoongerdoonger Hoongerdoonger Hoongerdoonger Hoongerdoonger Hoongerdoonger and McCormick

    Gentlemen [question mark]


  17. Dog’s facial expression is priceless

  18. darn cute

  19. Bestest caption birdcage!

  20. Kill two birds if you get one stoned….

  21. You left out a Hoongerdoonger. It was the main one, too!

  22. Georgiabelle says:

    “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”?

  23. PS Again, I am weeping with laughter.

  24. PPS: The dog and the duck– anybody remember Yakky Doodle?

  25. holla if you’re an npr fan too!

  26. Would that be the Hoongerdoongers of East Bleen, MN?

  27. ntmtom, thanks for starting my weekend off right! Hi-larious!

  28. victoreia says:


  29. victoreia says:

    Ah, yes, it is fund-raising season, isn’t it?

  30. It reminds me of an old B. Kliban cartoon: “Dirty, scaly chicken toes/Harry sticks them up his nose.”

  31. My local, WNYC, has the most hysterical pledge drive spots done for them by Alec Baldwin. Check ’em out:

  32. quote unquote and quote!

  33. Oh man, it starts with the first post!! Aaaarooooooo!

  34. FTW!

  35. Hah! [mad cackling here]

  36. Thanks a lot NTM, had to change my Depends after seeing this! :-/

  37. (The Original) Mel says:

    If fate is kind, we will meet and have lunch someday.

  38. NOT to be confused with “Baaaroooooooo”!

  39. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:
  40. Can I bring my Dad? He might give you a spit bath.

  41. Oh noooooooooooooooooo!

  42. Fird Birfle says:

    **Please Note: The Bad Ideas Foundation reminds me of
    weekends, when Click and Clack preface reading a story,
    with the cautionary headline “Hey Guys, watch THIS” …or…alternatively
    from the MAD-TV program, when Stuart goes into “Watch what I can do”!!!!
    and then he does some imbecillic, annoying four-year-old kid bit.

  43. Ahhhh yes! “Hey guys. watch this!!” The time-honored prelude to disaster, and/or America’s Funniest Home Videos. :mrgreen:

  44. (The Original) Mel says:

    Only if I can sigh and complain and roll my eyes like when my mom did it.

  45. peacnluv says:

    You forgot to say “Thank You” at the very end :P.

  46. No problemo!

  47. biscuithead says:

    I work in public broadcasting.
    NTMTOM, you nailed it.
    Well done, sir.

  48. Yo!!

  49. Do my tocks make this duck look big?

  50. Fird Birfle says:

    BEST LINE of yours EVAHR, Mme La Therese!!!

  51. Fird Birfle says:

    und also “Yehshuryewbetcha!” 🙂

  52. the one with the monkeys and the water faucet looks fake..anybody else notice that?

  53. NOMTOM, you had me at “Hoongerdoonger.”

  54. NTMTOM, I just hope your Significant Other appreciates you as much as we do. Just the sight of the word “Hoongerdoonger” made my day, not to mention the rest! Ygnatz?!? Brilliant.

  55. shannomo says: