Revenge of the Male Anchors (Queen of the Willis)
The Revenge of the Male Anchors episodes, also known as the Rags/Tabby Bites …. shows, are a series of episodes in the animated series Queen of the Willis. The first (Revenge of the Male Anchors) is a parody of the Revenge of the Nerds film series.
These episodes revolve around Rags/Tabby Willis and later Shushu harming or injuring news anchormen when a the female co-anchor is absent and familiar to the show's normal location in Quillsville, Indiana. The first, titled "Revenge of the Male Anchors", aired on December 3, 2007, as a part of the second season. The episodes are known for Rags/Tabby and/or Shushu biting, scratching and gravely injuring a male anchor.
The Revenge of the Male Anchors episodes contain several signature elements, including a custom musical cues and musical numbers, and parodies of action films. Many of the episodes are popular among television critics, and have been nominated for several awards.
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|Revenge of the Male Anchors 1
||Robyn Hurd||Season Atkins
||December 3, 2007
Victim: Zach Mullins (dog bites to left leg by Rags)
Motive:Angela Stroup takes maternity leave
Resolution:Mullins takes medical leave while Michelle Wilson subs in for both Mullins and Stroup at Quillsville 24 News.
|Revenge of the Male Anchors 2
||Robyn Hurd||Ava Zinn
||September 4, 2009
Victim: Gene Cox (both legs bitten off by Rags and scratch marks by Shushu)
Motive:Cheryl Parker resigns from Fox 11 to focus on her family
Resolution: Melissa Rose gets Zach Mullins and Angela Stroup to leave Quillsville 24 News and joins Fox 11. Bob Donaldson welcomes new Fox 11 co-anchor Diane Willis.
|Revenge of the Male Anchors 3
||Robyn Hurd||Holly Everman
||August 27, 2010
Victim: Ken Owen (cat bites and scratch marks by Shushu)
Resolution: Rags bribes Ken Owen to replace the news director position at Fox 11.
|Revenge of the Male Anchors 4
||Karly Jameson||Eboni Hill & Ava Zinn
||November 8, 2019
Victim: Scott Swan (dog bites by Tabby and cat bites by Shushu)
Motive: Christina Grimmie's third palce finish on the Voice and murder
|Revenge of the Male Anchors 5
||Alexandra Moffitt||Ava Zinn
||April 28, 2020
Victims: Rex Smith (fatal dog and cat bites plus stab wounds), Sam Bauman (genitals bit off by Shushu and later dies), Pat Hoffman (right thumb bitten off by Tabby and dies, despite being demoted back to sports anchor) and Michel Kuhn (fatal cat bites by Shushu and gunshot wounds by Tabby)
Motive: Emily Dwire-Smith, Julian Teekerman, and Kayla Stewart left WPTA and move to Quillsville with Teekerman and Stewart move to Fox 11/CBS 40 Quillsville.
Resolution: Mayor Pence mandates the two woman and woman-transwoman anchor format.
Production and development
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- "Relying on stereotypes, ‘Queen of the Willis’ sticks to its formula, ‘Deanna & Brandi’ shows a softer side".