A promotional image from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. From L to R: Wilt, Cheese, Coco, Frankie, Eduardo, Berry, Mac, Bloo, Madame Foster, Ivan, Mr. Herriman, and Uncle Pockets

Summary of TV Show

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, or Foster's for short, is an American animated television series created and produced at Cartoon Network Studios by animator Craig McCracken (creator of the Powerpuff Girls). It first premiered on Cartoon Network on August 13, 2004, as a 90-minute television movie, which led to a series of half-hour episodes. The series aired on Cartoon Network and its affiliates worldwide, except in Canada where it aired on English and Francophone Teletoon networks due to Canadian television ownership regulations. The show finished its run on May 3, 2009 with a total of 79 episodes.

In the Foster's universe, imaginary friends take physical form and become real as soon as children think them up. Once the children outgrow them, the friends move to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, where they stay until other children come to adopt them. The home is run by the elderly Madame Foster, its founder; her imaginary friend Mr. Herriman, the business manager; and her granddaughter Frankie, who handles day-to-day operations.

Mac is an eight-year-old boy, whom his mother told that he needs to give up his friend Bloo, who hears about Foster's and thinks it will be a perfect place for him to stay. Bloo moves in with the lanky and one-armed Wilt, the scary-looking but cowardly Eduardo, and the bizarre bird/airplane/tree friend Coco. He is saddened to learn that staying at Foster's makes him eligible for adoption by another child, but eventually Madame Foster makes a special deal: as long as Mac visits every day, Bloo can live there and not be adopted.

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Appearances in MAD

Season 1

  • Episode 6 Batman Family Feud: If you pause really quickly, you can see the upcoming shows right after Family Feud. One of the upcoming shows was a parody of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends known as "Frosty Foster's Home for Imaginary Icecream."

Season 3

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