The Official Adult Swim Griefing Thread - Now With Potentially Less Bob's Burgers and Family Guy

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Syaoran Li

White Trash Degenerate
True & Honest Fan
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Anybody remember the short-lived Adult Swim spin-off Too Funny To Sleep on TBS?

I remember staying up to watch it every Friday night back in 2005 and it was pretty good. Back when Cartoon Network still did Cartoon Cartoon Fridays, Adult Swim didn't air on Friday nights at all but since TBS and Adult Swim were owned by the same company, they decided to make the late-night Friday programming hours on TBS into a mini-Adult Swim as part of the continuing push to re-brand TBS as a comedy-oriented channel in the 2000's. I think it lasted for a year at the most before it was abandoned.

Basically it was comprised of the syndicated comedy reruns that Adult Swim had the rights to at the time, with the two main headliners being Family Guy and Futurama, supplemented by Mission Hill, The Oblongs, Baby Blues, and Home Movies.

I think they also added edited reruns of Mr. Show at one point as well and the block usually ended with a program called Blotter, a weird live-action parody of COPS which was sort of like a prototype of Reno 911.

IIRC, Blotter first aired back in the 90's when TBS was still The Superstation and had a more general format of old movies and reruns.

The show also had the fifteen-minute run time that Adult Swim's original comedies are famous for, so it may have been an early Williams Street production.
 

The Pink Panther

Looking At Your Stag Reel
True & Honest Fan
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I found something really cool on Youtube, a collection of bumpers and commercials from Adult Swim circa 2005 and 2006.

I recognized a few of the commercials, but what really tripped me out was the bumpers, which I remembered instantly, it's incredible to remember something after 13/14 years and it really brought me back.



Bumpers for shows still exist on AS, they're just a little less common than they were back in DA GOOD OL' DAYS.
 

Dom Cruise

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I mentioned this in the anime/manga thread, but should anime on Adult Swim/Toonami be retired? It just seems pretty dated by this point, the whole idea of anime on broadcast US television complete with commercials and censorship (with censorship being the main issue)

But there's of course tons and tons of sentimental value attached to the idea, not to mention that maybe it's good to have it out there for the "stumble upon" factor for someone who may not have known what anime is otherwise.

But if it is ever retired, I have a great idea for what would be the perfect "finale" for it...

Big O, season 3, finally we could get closure and that would be a pretty poetic "capstone" for 20+ years of anime on Toonami/Adult Swim.

What do you think?
 

Jewelsmakerguy

Domo Arigato
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I mentioned this in the anime/manga thread, but should anime on Adult Swim/Toonami be retired? It just seems pretty dated by this point, the whole idea of anime on broadcast US television complete with commercials and censorship (with censorship being the main issue)

But there's of course tons and tons of sentimental value attached to the idea, not to mention that maybe it's good to have it out there for the "stumble upon" factor for someone who may not have known what anime is otherwise.

But if it is ever retired, I have a great idea for what would be the perfect "finale" for it...

Big O, season 3, finally we could get closure and that would be a pretty poetic "capstone" for 20+ years of anime on Toonami/Adult Swim.

What do you think?
Honestly, I just want Adult Swim itself to retire.
 

Manwithn0n0men

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I mentioned this in the anime/manga thread, but should anime on Adult Swim/Toonami be retired? It just seems pretty dated by this point, the whole idea of anime on broadcast US television complete with commercials and censorship (with censorship being the main issue)
I think it should get stuff for ADULT SWIM that Crunchy and Funimation won't run but who havent signed a deal with Netflix
 

Autumnal Equinox

I hope you relish it as much as I
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So through Toonami aftermath I've finally watched a couple episodes of Space Ghost Coast To Coast and its pretty fucking hilarious. My favorite character would have to be Zorak
Always loved this show. You gotta check out some of the first episodes where the guests don't know what to make of it, and either get awkward or pissy. Donny Osmond, Slash, David Byrne and Michael Stipe's episodes are great for that.
 

sasazuka

Standing in the school hallway.
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People on /pol/ complaining about still having to pay rent during the pandemic remind me of "The Suplex Duplex Complex", the segment from Adult Swim's Infomercials with the wrestlers and the landlords.

 

Aberforth

Straight A student in special ed.
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I mentioned this in the anime/manga thread, but should anime on Adult Swim/Toonami be retired? It just seems pretty dated by this point, the whole idea of anime on broadcast US television complete with commercials and censorship (with censorship being the main issue)
Speaking of censorship...

Thanks for the ear rape, Adult Swim.
 
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