Adult Swim on Cartoon Network

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  1. JasenP

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    Did anyone else see "Harvey Birdman" or "SeaLab 2021"?
    "Harvey Birdman" is based on the old "Birdman" cartoon from the 60's and is similar to Space Ghost Coast To Coast in using old characters in a new "modern" way.
    Harvey Birdman is an attorney and the first episode involved a custody case between Race Bannon and Benton Quest from "Jonny Quest". It was absolutely hysterical!
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    FYI, the first 'Adult Swim' block is being rerun tonite (Thursday).
    I missed it Sunday, but it's in my Tivo tonite.
     
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    Thanks for telling me about this. I watch Samurai Jack and the Powerpuff Girls and this thread is the first I have heard about Adult Swim. They need to advertise it more.
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    I told my DirecTiVo to record it but it didn't show up in the program guide on Sunday. But it's there tonight.
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    It was truly F***ing hilarious. The Sealab thing was outright dirty. The Birdman thing was hysterical in its protrayal of the relationship of Race Bannon and Dr. Quest (you'll see) and it was the first time I had seen Cowboy Bebop, which was cool. I highly reccommend this.
    BTW, they advertise it later in the day/night on CN. It would be hard to see the ads for it if you dont watch CN.
     
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    The really peculier thing is, it is not mentioned ANYWHERE on the cartoon network home page and I even tried a search. Adult Swim has it's own URL http://www.adultswim.com and it has a clip of Harvey Birdman.
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    Since its clearly adult programming (Sealab, for example), they don't want to advertise it during the day where kids may see it or provide a link for it on the website where the majority of visitors are kids. They want to keep Adult Swim as independent from the network as possible with the hopes of possibly creating even more edgy and adult animation and without getting in trouble with parents or the FCC.
     
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    My DirecTiVo recorded only SGCTC on Sunday night but I noticed that the "TV-PG L" remained on the screen for the entire show. (I think the word "Hell" may have been used.) With that, plus the timeslot, plus V-chip (the FCC has already done their part by mandating the V-chip), I'd say parents are being adequately warned and can only blame themselves if their children see Adult Swim.
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    First I would like to thank Boomerang for bringing back the old shows that I enjoy so much from the 60s and 70s and I would like to further thank Adult Swim for taking those characters and just destroying them [​IMG]. I will never look at Johnny Quest the same again. Using Mightor as the Judge and his final mispronunciation of Birdman's name "booteylicious" was a complete scream. Now Sealab 2021 was just down right dirty. The wetsuit comment and the humping motion before that was like whoa. Finally Braks show is just so well done and damn funny it just going to be hard (in the beginning) to accept the words like ass, damn and hell coming from Cartoon Network. Well done Cartoon Network, I love my share of Power Puff girls and Dexter's Lab, but this extra stuff is really top notch. Don't miss it this Sunday.
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    I love Cartoon Network. They are always able to surprise you, and even shows that aren't aimed at adult audiences can be entertaining. The fact that they are now putting on edgy stuff like this is amazing.
    One thing that surprised me is that they put in the original opening for Cowboy Bebop. Anime is usually cut to pieces, so this was refreshing.
    Overall, Adult Swim is the best thing to come along to late night TV since Dave Letterman. Classic adult TV.
     

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