The Five: Two heads are better than one
This time around we're giving a shout out to our favorite two-headed television personalities. Here's some of mine:
Biff and Chip Oblong (The Oblongs): I didn't hate The Oblongs when it aired on Adult Swim, but I didn't think it was that great, either. Lately I've been catching reruns of the series on TBS and now I really like it. Crazy how your mind works sometimes. The show is based on the book Creepy Susie by Angus Oblong, which is hilarious and worth checking out. Biff and Chip were the eldest son/sons of Bob and Pickles Oblong, and a constant source of torment for their brother Milo. They were voiced by twin comedians Randy and Jason Sklar. Jonathan has a nice synopsis of the show here.
Charles and Mambo (Duckman): Biff and Chip Oblong's weird physiological make-up could be explained by the chemical spill that also affected the rest of the family, but Eric Duckman's two-headed son(s) had two heads for really no reason at all. Heck, whatever works. I'm all about being weird just for weirdness' sake.
Two-Headed Monster (Sesame Street): This two-headed creature spoke only in gibberish, but you didn't have to understand what they were saying to get the message: you can accomplish anything when you work together as a team.
Zaphod Beeblebrox (The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy): The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been developed in pretty much every medium. It was a series of books, a radio play, a feature film, a TV miniseries, and I'm pretty sure it was a pamphlet of some sort, too. Zaphod Beeblebrox was the womanizing alien with two heads and three arms and the inventor of that infamous space libation, the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. He was played by actor Mark Wing-Davey in the 1981 miniseries, a rather good adaptation and worth checking out if you can find it on DVD.
CatDog: CatDog was a fun little cartoon that ran on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2001 about the adventures of an animal who shared both a cat and dog head. The one agonizing question the show didn't answer, however, was how this creature went to the bathroom. However it happened, it had to have been really unpleasant for at least one of them.