Todd-Holland

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Wonderfalls Episode 6 Muffin Buffalo

“You really think your sisters special lunch is the appropriate place for an existential crisis.”  Darrin Tyler

It’s not an existential crisis!”  Aaron Tyler

~Geek Girls Collectibles~

If you liked: Gravity Falls (2012)

You’ll love: Wonderfalls (2004)

Why: Both are lighthearted TV shows with elements of the supernatural, that also deal with family and relationships.

Synopses:

“Gravity Falls” is a Disney cartoon created by Alex Hirsch, which follows twelve-year-old twins Dipper and Mabel Pines when they go to live with their Great-Uncle Stan in Gravity Falls, Oregon for the summer. They help him run his souvenir shop-slash-tourist trap attraction, the Mystery Shack, but soon discover there are real secrets to be unlocked in this sleepy little town. The twins encounter everything from ghosts to time travelers, all while trying to decipher a mysterious journal written by an unknown author–not to mention dealing with best friends, resident mean girls and child psychics, and even summer crushes. A beautifully animated, hilarious, and often touching cartoon, that caters to parents just as much as it does the kids. The series was recently renewed for a second season. 

“Wonderfalls” is a 13-episode TV series, co-created by Bryan Fuller and Todd Holland. Jaye Tyler is a 24-year-old girl with a degree in philosophy, and while her parents and two older siblings are highly respected doctors, writers, and lawyers, she lives in a trailer and works at a gift shop for the Niagara Falls. One day, she gains the inexplicable ability to hear the voices of figurines and items with animals on them. These animals give her cryptic life advice, which Jaye soon realizes she must follow or else deal with the disastrous consequences. A humorous slice-of-life that goes to some surprising places with meditations on faith, sibling relationships, and romance. Sadly, this series was cancelled after only one season, but Fuller and Holland intended for the season to be complete in itself, and it is–concluding with an exciting and satisfying finale.

My Thoughts: If you’re into one, definitely check out the other. I love that both shows have sibling rivalry and love as side themes; they really ground the narratives and make for strong alliances as circumstances get more and more bizarre. You also might notice that the logos of both shows are way too similar to be a coincidence; not surprising, as Hirsch pays homage to countless other series with GF, “Twin Peaks” being the most evident.

Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) is another TV gem by Bryan Fuller (creator of the awesome Dead Like Me and the great Pushing Daisies) and Todd Holland. 13 episodes were produced, and FOX canceled the show after the airing of episode 4.

The series follows the life of Jaye Tyler, a recent Brown University graduate with a philosophy degree, who holds a dead-end job as a sales clerk at a Niagara Falls gift shop. Jaye is the reluctant participant in conversations with various animal figurines which direct her via oblique instructions to help people in need.

Wonderfalls viewing order
Don’t follow the IMDB/airing order, but the DVD order:

  1. Wax Lion
  2. Pink Flamingos
  3. Karma Chameleon
  4. Wound-up Penguin
  5. Crime Dog
  6. Muffin Buffalo
  7. Barrel Bear
  8. Lovesick Ass
  9. Safety Canary
  10. Lying Pig
  11. Cocktail Bunny
  12. Totem Mole
  13. Caged Bird

The wonderful Wonderfalls cast:
• Caroline Dhavernas ♥ (Jaye Tyler)
• Katie Finneran (Jaye’s sister)
• Tyron Leitso (Jaye’s lover)
• William Sadler (Jaye’s father)
• Diana Scarwid (Jaye’s mother)
• Lee Pace (Jaye’s brother)
• Tracie Thoms (Jaye’s best friend)
• Neil Grayston (Jaye’s boss, aka the mouth breather)

The wonderful Wonderfalls guests:
• Jewel Staite (Firefly/Serenity)
• Kari Matchett (
Invasion, Covert Affairs)
• Patricia Zentilli
(appearing in the episode called Cocktail Bunny, and her name was Bunny in Lexx TV Series…)
• Kellie Waymire (Kellie died in 2003 from cardiac arrhythmia, the Safety Canary episode is dedicated to her memory)

Download the Wonderfalls episodes scripts (zipped PDFs)


Wonderfalls TV Series Photos Gallery on DVDBASH – 57 pictures, including promo photos of the cast, pictures from the DVD box set (The UK edition distributed by Fremantle has English subtitles) and behind-the-scenes pics. Enjoy:

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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
External image
Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
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Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) starring Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid, Lee Pace, Tracie Thoms, Neil Grayston, Jewel Staite and Kari Matchett [dvdbash.com]
Wonderfalls TV Series Caroline Dhavernas Promo Photos Wonderfalls TV Series (2004) is another TV gem by Bryan Fuller (creator of the awesome Dead Like Me…

My Wonderfalls DVD set came in the mail!

In case you haven’t heard of this show, it’s about a girl who has conversations with animal figurines who direct her to help people in need (via obscure, cryptic messages).  AKA it’s the trippiest thing ever- from the mind of Bryan Fuller of course.  

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Wonderfalls Episode 1 Wax Lion

Sweetheart, when’s the last time you had an orgasm?”  Darrin Tyler (Dad)

“That sound you hear is stunned silence.”  Sharon Tyler (Sister)

“There’s nothing to be ashamed of millions of people have orgasm’s every day.”  Darrin Tyler

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