The secret life of pets doesn’t just include eating everyone’s food and watching soap operas all day. According to a new show, they also host their own podcasts.
This Podcast Has Fleas, WNYC Studio‘s first-ever series for kids, stars Jay Pharoah as Jones, an auto-tune loving, trash-talking cat and up-and-coming actress Emily Lynne as his rival, Waffles the dog. The problem is both animals live under the same roof but have dueling podcasts.
A teaser for the scripted comedy series, posted below, offers a snippet of the silly yet amusing storyline to come. In it, Waffles walks in to find Jones recording his own podcast – live from the litter box! – and learns that it features elaborate sound effects and even an upbeat original song.
The podcast will also showcase other famous voices as household pets, including Eugene Mirman as Benny the gerbil and Alec Baldwin as sage goldfish Mr. Glub. Below, hear a clip of Baldwin expressing the aquatic pet’s pet peeves, like smudges on the fish tank and the upkeep of his tiny decorative castle.
The six-episode series is guaranteed to deliver some laughs as children’s television veterans Adam Peltzman (Odd Squad) and Koyalee Chanda (Blue’s Clues) are behind the project. Below, watch a fun clip of Pharoah and Lynne recording a session in the studio. This Podcast Has Fleas debuts Dec. 4.