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Season 6, Episode 8 Short, Not Sweet

First Aired: December 28, 2004

“Short, Not Sweet,” a collection of five sardonic short films. Included: Two Young men woo young women in exactly the same way in “The Fine Line Between Cute and Creepy”; “La Puppe” follows a reckless pooch (actually a toy dog) using only still photos; a second-grade class suffers a run of bad luck in “The School”; the animated “A Monster's Calling” explores personal anxieties; and “Why the Anderson Children Didn't Come to Dinner” follows a macabre family through three meals.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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