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. Bestest caption birdcage!

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

  4. NOT to be confused with “Baaaroooooooo”!

  5. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    Yup. Bad idea, allright.

  6. skippymom says:

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

  7. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    (hand) That was a funny spoof, too.

  8. 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.”

  9. 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?”

  10. 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.

  11. TrixandSam says:

    Sitting in the catbird… er, handbird seat?

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

  13. FTW!

  14. Georgiabelle says:

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

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

  16. (The Original) Mel says:

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

  17. Can I bring my Dad? He might give you a spit bath.

  18. (The Original) Mel says:

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

  19. No problemo!

  20. (The Original) Mel says:

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

  21. skippymom says:

    Yes, but in a good way!

  22. Dog’s facial expression is priceless

  23. Do my tocks make this duck look big?

  24. Fird Birfle says:

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

  25. TrixandSam says:

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

  26. Legotech says:

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

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

  28. YAY for the PBS reference!!

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

  30. ntmtom:

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

    Gentlemen [question mark]


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

  32. quote unquote and quote!

  33. Hah! [mad cackling here]

  34. darn cute

  35. PS Again, I am weeping with laughter.

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

  37. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:
  38. Oh noooooooooooooooooo!

  39. holla if you’re an npr fan too!

  40. victoreia says:


  41. Yo!!

  42. Fird Birfle says:

    und also “Yehshuryewbetcha!” :)

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

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

  45. victoreia says:

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

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

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

  48. 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.

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

  50. peacnluv says:

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

  51. biscuithead says:

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

  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:



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