I want to take you back into time (as I tend to do) a couple years to the early-00's days when AD Vision was still the biggest US anime distributor around. DVD had been good to the anime business, and ADV reaped more of the benefits than anybody else.
ADV always acted like fans, for better and for worse, and they were often overly ambitious in a way that only really devoted (and stubborn) fans could be. In their heyday, ADV dumped all the money they made into projects that nobody could have possibly believed were viable. ADV's brief and disastrous run in manga (they licensed thousands of titles in the thick of a completely saturated market, never released very many, and completed very, very few), and their ten-year stillborn effort at getting a widely available cable network (as, today, cable TV shrinks into irrelevance), were probably major money sinks.
But the company did things on a smaller scale that made me scratch my head, and The Fuccons is certainly one of them. Originally Oh! Mikey, a series of sketches on the Vermillion Pleasure Night variety show (also released by ADV), The Fuccons is a three-minute sitcom about an American family in Japan and their interactions with other wacky foreigners. By the way, the characters are all mannequins and the show consists almost entirely of voiced-over shots of their forever posed and frozen plastic bodies.
At the end of most episodes they laugh. Ahahahahahahaha. It's kind of creepy.
It takes a certain taste and a high level of tolerance to watch this show at all. It was apparently a big hit in Japan and elsewhere in the world (though apparently ADV lied about exactly how popular), but despite the "GET READY, AMERICA" marketing talk all over the DVD boxes I don't think the show has a lot of American appeal. The comedy is dry enough to remind me of what British sitcoms I've watched: the obliviously cheerful Mikey stumbles through a world of people who are either awful human beings, severely mentally deranged, or both. No matter whether he's beat up or humiliated or defaced, everybody has a nice, hard, forced laugh at the end of the day. Ahahahahahahaha.
The show doesn't really play up or call attention to its inherent absurdity, even as stranger and stranger situations get involved (Mikey's neighbor Time Boy probably takes the cake). If you watch one of these episodes and you don't throw out the DVD, you're probably going to watch the rest.
So The Fuccons is already a really strange little thing, and the DVD release is also strange. ADV only put out three Fuccons discs (during the days when people bought single discs of anime series, so of course it would work with this live-action mannequin sitcom), each priced at $20 and under an hour long with 17 three-minute episodes. The show is both presented in the original Japanese and dubbed in English.
The reason the DVD is so short is that rather than one long video with dubs in two languages, the Japanese and English versions of The Fuccons are completely different videos. It isn't that the English version is cut for content in any way, but most of the English episodes are a little shorter or longer by a few seconds, likely as a result of shaving quarter-seconds off here and there for comic timing reasons. The dub, done with the direct involvement of the series creator, is pretty impressive. I mostly watched the show in Japanese anyway (force of habit), but the voices are dead on.
If you watch the Japanese side, it becomes clear that the episodes are being presented out of order from their original airing.The episodes don't really depend on being watched in chronological order, but like most sitcoms there's a certain continuity that isn't really paid any mind here. Early episodes with character introductions are just run in the middle (so that they can now do a bunch of episodes with that character), and the flow of it can be strange.
You can get the DVDs for really cheap online, and you should probably give it a look if that Time Boy picture does anything for you. I mean, why wouldn't it?