Adult Swim


Does anyone remember when Adult Swim started on Cartoon Network? Obviously I do not want you to reply with a date, but let me tell you a little story. Back in ’02, I was living at State College Park, and pretty much every night I would watch Adult Swim. The lineup was awesome.

I remember it was Family Guy, SeaLab2020, Space Ghost, maybe Aqua Teen (not 100%), Lupin III, Cowboy Bebop, and Trigun. Obviously some shows changed, and I could be forgetting some stuff, but the anime stuff was really good. Plus, they would end the series (like Cowboy Bebop) and then continue showing it so that if you missed an episode, you could catch it later. Hell it probably took me three times before I caught the final episode of Cowboy Bebop.

Now, I feel like they try to copy the success of ATHF and Robot Chicken. Assy McGee, Stroker and Hoop, and Squidbillies do not really do anything for me. Bring back Lupin III, that show was hilarious. Plus, from what I understand, Adult Swim only had the rights to like one season, but there a bunch more episodes they could have picked up. Damn shame.

I guess my point to this mini-rant is that I used to watch Adult Swim every single night. Now, it is just something to watch if nothing else is on. And, the bumps used to be really clever and funny. Now, I have no problem flipping the channel when they come on…oh well. I guess I am just getting old and grumpy. Life was so much better in the old days!!!

Oh, and this opening is one of my favorite openings of any show. Also, I love this song.

One thought on “Adult Swim

  1. Same with me, although the demise of my Adult Swim days is largely the result of my job. The problem is, like you said, a crop of new shows in the last 4-5 years that have just sucked: Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Tom Goes to the Mayor, 12 oz Mouse, Robot Chicken, Assy McGee, and The Oblongs. Oh, and wtf is up with King of the Hill being on all the time now? Does anyone even watch that?

    The only new show I could stand was Squidbillies, but it was basically an Aqua Teen ripoff that only had a few moments.

    My favorite shows: Venture Brothers (which is not on nearly enough), Aqua Teen, Fam Guy/Futurama (which I think is only on comedy central now, right?), Harvey Birdman and SeaLab (which aren’t even on anymore are they?). But Aqua Teen rarely has new episodes, and the old ones aren’t exactly the most rewatchable.

    I never got into anime, but I’m sure it was good too.

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