Saturday TV Funhouse is the title of a recurring skit on NBC's Saturday Night Live featuring cartoons created by longtime SNL writer Robert Smigel as well as a short-lived spinoff series TV Funhouse that ran on Comedy Central. TV Funhouse frequently satirizes public figures and corporations.
In between the host segments, it would show either parodies of 1950s educational films or cartoons most frequently drawn in the flat, low-budget style of Saturday morning Hanna-Barbera/Filmation cartoons of the 1970s and '80s. Another frequent target is the classic 1960s "Animagic" stop motion animated holiday specials of Rankin-Bass.
The animation was originally produced by J. J. Sedelmaier Prod. for three seasons until WM Animation took over primary animation production duties in the 1999–2000 season. When featured on Saturday Night Live, the opening features an SNL bumper (featuring the host of that week's show) being torn by a small, white dog, revealing the TV Funhouse screen underneath. A caricature of Lorne Michaels appears, sees the dog, and yells, "Come back here with my show!" before going after the dog. The closing features Lorne Michaels still grappling with the dog over the torn piece of the bumper.