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[Adult Swim]

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nasha, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Some cartoons on this channel are disgusting. I was watching [adult swim] one night and saw a commercial for this Mike Tyson cartoon (I don't like Mike Tyson that much anyway), but on the commercial a character started talking about bestiality of all things. I'm surprised they could say that on TV much less on a cartoon! Wow, I was SO shocked, but I guess I probably shouldn't be, because you know, they're adult cartoons, they live to push the envelope. Like the time when it cut to live-action footage of a person getting a sex change on South Park. Huh, yeah, I guess that isn't so shocking after all!
  2. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    A while back, me and my mom were talking about a girl at the library who doesn't watch Bob's Burgers and she made a joke saying "If you meet a girl who likes Bob's Burgers, she's a keeper,". We both agree that the best 4 qualities in a relationship is if she agrees with you on religion, politics, Muppets, Star Wars, and Bob's Burgers, LOL! :). But if she's one of the people that believes Jar-Jar Binks started the entire clone wars, look elsewhere, :p.
  3. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    On the topic of Bob's Burgers (which I know we have a thread for already), but considering this is about [adult swim] which airs Bob's Burgers, I don't want thread the about Bob's to get too off topic so I'm going to post my top 4 favorite things about Bob's Burgers right here:

    1. The Comedy - The humor on the show is always creative, bright, witty, and smart. Don't get me wrong, I love dumb comedy (Happy Tree Friends, epic fail videos, and Family Guy are some of the things that set me off giggling the most;my uncle even had to stop quoting Family Guy in front of me because I would laugh uncontrollably every time), but either way, Bob's Burgers knows how to appeal to both smart people AND dumb people with it's comedy. There's enough immature fart and poop humor to keep the Adam Sandler fans entertained, but there's also a large amount of extremely clever, intelligent wordplay that will make adults roll on the floor laughing. Heck, kids wouldn't get a lot of the jokes, not because they're inappropriate or anything, but because they appeal to their much smarter parents. A lot of the jokes are based on pop culture references that kids shouldn't know in the first place (Parsley, Sage, and Rosemary Thyme Burger? Great way to reference an awesome Paul Simon song that was used on one of my favorite Muppet Show episodes, :)).

    2. The Characters and Quotability - There is not one character on the show I don't like;they all make me laugh a lot and I quote the majority of them constantly. Most of the shows I'm a fan of have a few characters that I find either boring or just not funny (some attempts at comedy just don't work for me. I will laugh something as simple as a character saying something in a funny tone of voice or reacting to something in a funny way, that's why those scary maze game videos crack me up). An example of a character that I just simply don't find funny or interesting on an otherwise good show is Toothy from Happy Tree Friends. I like the majority of characters but Toothy's personality is so bland that he doesn't appeal to me at all plus he doesn't make me laugh near as much as the others (the blind Mole that doesn't even talk is funnier than him). But on Bob's Burgers, practically every character has said at least 20 things that I quote on a regular basis, some of which have become a part of my regular vocabulary. Sometimes I'll say "Don't have a crap attack," when somebody overreacts to something in an extreme way, I will also say "Uhhhhhhhh," the same way Tina does when I make a reference that nobody gets. Finally, I don't know many times I've said "If guys had uteruses, they'd be called duderuses," or "I wanna slap his beautiful face," just to throw people off. Just remember not to say, Louise's quote "I WILL SEE YOU IN ****!" and never say Gene's quote "YOU'RE A COUPLE OF SL#TS!" that he yelled from the top of a Ferris wheel either. As with any adult cartoon, remember to watch what you quote and when you quote it and to quote Bob's Burgers in moderation, trust me as far as overquoting things goes, I've been there, when I was 15, I would quote Family Guy so often that my family got tired of hearing it all the time, it felt almost like the Ripped Pants episode of Spongebob when you have to hear me saying "Freaking sweet," "Giggitty giggitty goo," "Shut up Meg," and "What the deuce?" over and over again. I also had a habit of referencing a certain line from Herbert (that I'm not going to say in fear of getting banned) every time I'd eat popsicles and singing the song from "Into Harmony's Way about buttering poptarts every a poptart came into conversation.

    3. The Music - The music is SO catchy and good on this show. The songs are very creative and funny, especially when they get celebrities to sing them, like the REAL Cyndi Lauper singing Taffy Butt is one of the show's best moments, although this show has best moments piled up on each other and it seems to me that practically episode has at least 10 hilarious moments that stick out in my mind. There's such a thing as too much brilliance, and the Bob's Burgers writers certainly have that amount of brilliance and the songs are no exception. Practically every time a character sings on this show I either want to get up and dance, sing a long with them, or laugh like a hyena. Some of my favorite songs include the slightly inappropriate one that Linda sings outside of the museum (I believe it was called the Yum-Yum song), the duet between Bob and Louise when Bob was stuck on the toilet (I don't know what that was called), the parody of Pink Elephants on Parade with Gayle's anus pictures dancing around in Linda's nightmare, the Schoolhouse Rock parody in Gene's story about "Fart School for the Gifted," and the forementioned Taffy Butt song. We watch this show as a family and we always look forward to the credits scenes because they make us laugh a lot and show a lot of talent from the writers and voice actors both. Dad has always said that his favorite part is the credit scene because they always choose the right songs and dance moves to go with the previous episode you just watched. Unlike most shows that have songs all the time, there really haven't been any stinkers, they've all been really funny and well written, heck, even when they do cover songs it's hilarious just because of the pure shock value of hearing a song you know in that character's funny voice (when they gave the Teddy the chance to sing in that one credits scene;we had to play it back 3 times it was SO funny).

    4. The Family Dynamic - On most adult cartoons there is one family member that they treat like ****. On Family Guy, they frequently abuse Meg, calling her names, calling her ugly, stupid, and fat (even though her dad and brother are way fatter than her) and even going as far as to say that if criminals broke into their house, she's too ugly for them to rape, which is really not cool to say to your daughter. On The Simpsons, Lisa is the one that gets regularly picked on even though she's brilliant and 100 times smarter than her dad, brother, and mom. She is an A+ student and very good at playing the saxophone, cut the girl some slack. On South Park, it's obviously Kenny with all the stupid "Oh my God, they killed Kenny again!" crap you've heard 100 times for at least 20 years by now that wasn't funny to begin with and still isn't funny now. Finally on The Cleveland Show, it's Roberta who they regularly refer to as a "sl*t" and outright disrespect. Heck even on Happy Tree Friends, it's kinda that way with Pop and Cub, which is debatable, but you know, Pop is certainly overprotective of Cub but the fact Pop's stupidity kills his own son on a regular basis makes me wonder if Pop honestly hates his son and enjoys seeing him die, I know it's a dark thought, but maybe Pop is more of a selfish ******* than the way they portray him,but that's just my theory, you know. But on Bob's Burgers, it is obvious that the family loves each other. Bob and Louise in particular are best friends and Louise shows how much she loves her "daddy" which I think it's sweet that she still calls him that, Cleveland gets angry every time Cleveland Junior calls him "daddy". But also the 3 siblings are shown to be best friends that stick up for each other and care about each other like when Gene got the Norwegian Stink Hold to save Louise. But one of the sweetest moments to me is the My Little Pony episode, say what you want about that one, but I think they portrayed bronies in a positive light. But either way, the fact that Bob pretended to be a brony, dressed up as a female pink pony character, and almost got a tattoo of a pony just so he can get his daughter's special pony toy back, just shows how much Bob truly cares about and loves his daughter. Seeing Bob as a pony boy was hilarious though. LET'S DO IT FOR JOHNNY! Wait, that's a different kind of pony boy, LOL!
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
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  4. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Adult Swim is bringing back it's classic shows! Last night they aired the first episode of Samurai Jack. Tonight they're airing The Brak Show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Harvey Birdman AND Sealab 2021. And it looks like they'll be airing Space Ghost for the rest of the week! :) I copy pasted the schedule so you can see for yourself:

    • SUN, JAN 15

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  5. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Last night they premiered the new season of Samurai Jack, and so far, it's off to a strong start.

    It's been 50 years after the last season, and Jack hasn't physically aged a day as a side effect of being brought to the future. Jack also feels guilty about staying in the future for too long, causing him to suffer hallucinations of people from his past in some pretty unnerving imagery (and seeing a mysterious figure on horseback each time). And there are septuplet girls being trained from birth to assassinate Jack under the tutelage of a female figure working for Aku.
  6. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    The first adult swim show I remember liking is unsurprisingly, Robot Chicken. Aside from accidentally tuning in as a child and barely understanding of it, watching a few episodes with my dad when I was 12 or 13 is what got me hooked on the show. I had a bad image of the show for the longest time because the first whole episode I saw had the Everybody Hates Chris parody with Jesus on it (actually, that's a bad one to start with altogether. In addition to the forementioned Jesus skit, the rest of it is either offensive, boring, or a parody of something from before my time. In Pursuit of Happy Days is a clever title, but a young tween wouldn't know what either of those things being referenced are, although I did get the Florence Henderson reference thanks to The Muppet Show). But once I saw the Joey Fatone episode with my dad one night, that was enough to make me love the show from that point on. It was a very fun experience to watch it as a family due to the many cross-generational references featured in the episode. Dad got some references I didn't and I got some references he didn't (Hello Kitty being the most memorable one. Seriously though, how do you not know who Hello Kitty is? That kind of surprised me lol). One of the ones my dad knew that I was unfamiliar with was this guy:
    After seeing that piece of awesomeness, I decided to DVR some more episodes and my love for the show went on from there. A few of the early ones I can remember seeing are the one about Care Bears going to war with the Care Bear cousins, the one with the skit where Fred and Barney fight over a box of Fruity Pebbles, and the classic episode where they parody the film Grease (I'm not gonna talk about this one because it's really inappropriate). Sense then other [adult swim] shows like Rick and Morty and Bob's Burgers became some of my favorites as well. All it took was a Robot Chicken viewing with my dad to make me a fan of the channel ever since, with the exception of a few shows. They do have some programming I can't really get myself into such as the Mike Tyson show, Too Many Cooks (way too scary for me), Mr. Pickles (the only Mr. Pickles I like is Lammy's friend from HTF), pretty much all the anime (I've never been an anime fan at all), and there a few other shows/bumpers I don't like. But for the most part, I'd say that the majority of programming they play are things that I enjoy, at least a little bit.
  7. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Oh before the whole Adult Swim of the newer Cartoon Network I just miss getting to watch Space Ghost Coast To Coast was really good. Sucks I didn't get to see the newer shows back when they aired on some Video Game network. I didn't even know about the channel but I knew I had it cause later on I found out about them airing the show on there.

    Oh I also miss the June Bugs marathon even tho at the time I hated it cause at the time I was getting older and wanted older Hanna Barbera character shows then Looney Tunes or I should say a marathon of just Bugs Bunny but it grew on me later on. I just remember coming home one night after being over at my cousin (who would come down for the summer at his dad's) and seeing the TV on (it normally would stay on just for me) when I would come home from being out late and saw the marathon on but it didn't sink in till I turned to either Disney or Nick and then turned back and saw Bugs still showing on Cartoon Network when I was hoping to see Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

    But for Adult Swim I enjoyed several shows that was only made for the block and those certain ones are; SGCTC, Sealab 2020, Harvey Birdman, The Brak Show and Robot Chicken (which came later) but the only reason I watch AS is only for Rick and Morty now cause all the other shows are reruns of Fox shows the about the only Fox animated show I still watch is Family Guy.

    But I did enjoy that Scooby Doo special they did years ago called "Night of the Living Doo." Really enjoyed that. Wished they would do that more. I don't mind the Mike Tyson show cause it's a tribute to the older HB shows like Scooby Doo, Jabber Jaw, JATPC and many many others but I only watch it ever so often.
  8. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Robot Chicken is still on. The 9th season will be starting in a few weeks I think
  9. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the info can't wait to see some new RC
  10. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    This coming Sunday, they will be doing a brand new episode that is a Walking Dead parody special. It looks hilarious and I've barely seen Walking Dead. They even put Snoopy in there lol. In addition to TWD, they've confirmed some of the other things they're going to parody this season (including Homestar Runner, Funko Pops, Peppa Pig, Star Wars:The Force Awakens, Westworld, Mad Max, Jabberjaw, Doc McStuffins, and Slenderman)
  11. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to see this one and thanks again for another heads up
  12. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Although I consider the changes to be for the better, Robot Chicken has changed a bit in recent seasons. I'm not sure what generation of cartoons you grew up on, but they've actually been all about the 90s lately. Last season I was pleasantly surprised because I didn't see any of their signature things (with the exception of Transformers) get parodied. Yup, you heard correctly. No Smurfs, no He-Man, no G.I. Joe, mostly nothing but millennial references. Which because I'm an early 00s kid, I found to be slightly more relatable than constant He-Man jokes:

    It seems as though I'm the biggest Robot Chicken fanboy on this forum, so if you have any questions about the show (no matter how obscure), I will more than likely be able to answer them. Because of how I listen to the audio commentary on the DVDs and watch interviews, I know a great deal of obscure stuff about the show as well. Btw, they are playing two season 8 episodes (from 2015 and 2016 respectively) tonight. Just letting you know.
  13. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Well for me I grew up on 80's and 90's cartoons plus A WHOLE LOT of Hanna Barbera shows from the 60's, 70's 80's, 90's and early 2000's. So I get a lot of references from Robot Chicken. Plus I've been watching the show from the very beginning but I love every bit of the show from the humping robot to the Unicorn who loves boys to touch his unihorn if that's what you call it.

    So if you have any questions on certain animated characters you don't recognize then come to me and I'll explain them to you. Cause I'm a big Animations Fan of classic 1930's through the 1950's.
  14. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I'm bored out of my mind right now, so I think I'm going to review a few [adult swim] shows I've seen in the past. I will not reviewing ones you already know opinions on like Robot Chicken and Family Guy.

    1. Moral Orel - I'm a Christian so at first, I was hesitant to watch this show for obvious reasons. But nonetheless I went into with an opened mind and honestly, it was actually really good. The thing I quickly noticed is that they aren't actually making fun of God or Jesus on the show. But rather joking about super strict Christian people. It's really nothing more offensive than Ned Flanders when you think about it. I saw a few of the early episodes of this show and they were quite funny. A lot of the humor revolved around Orel (who is voiced by the same woman who plays Sandy from SpongeBob so bonus points there) getting himself into ridiculous but also funny situations. The only problem I had with the show is that it seemed to be a bit formulaic. Every episode I watched had the same ending of Orel going to his father's "study room" to teach him some twisted lesson. The show is supposed to be satirizing Davey and Goliath which I've never seen so maybe the show's formulaic nature is paying homage to that, I don't know but I bet if it tried to go on for a long time like The Simpsons it would've gotten kind of annoying for that reason. But all in all, I thought it was a very clever show that provided me with more laughs than I ever expected it to.

    2. Rick and Morty - I'm not a huge fan of this show like many people who shop at Hot Topic and Spencer's these days are, which is evident through the fact that Pickle Rick seems to have recently replaced GIR as Hot Topic's most popular character. But I do think quite a bit of the show is funny. I haven't seen near all the episodes, but the ones I've watched were very enjoyable from beginning to end. It's my kind of sense of humor in a nutshell and I'm definitely making plans to binge the series soon.

    3. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Only one word can describe this show:Weird. I only saw like two episodes before calling it quits for this one. It's just WAY too surreal and bizarre even by my standards. Much of the humor doesn't appeal to me on this show. It's not that I don't "get" the jokes, it's that I don't really think they are that funny. I'll admit that some of it made me chuckle just because of how insanely weird it was but that's about all I got out of this show. I don't hate it by any means but I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it either. If I had a friend who really liked the show, I wouldn't mind watching with him them. But for me personally, I tend to just skip over this one.

    4. Drawn Together - I know it isn't on [adult swim], but the humor is close enough to [adult swim]'s signature style to count. I have an extremely unpopular opinion on this show:I really like it. I didn't like Drawn Together at first because I only saw the movie, which apparently even the most hardcore fans of the series thought was garbage. I turned it off after the scene where they stomping on puppies and kitties for no reason and vowed to never watch it again. But as I began to hear more YouTubers say positive things about Drawn Together, I decided to give it another try and boy am I glad I did. It's not in my top 5 favorites or anything, but it's still a show I will gladly tune into every time I get the opportunity. The humor while offensive is also clever, well written, and very much aware of the shows it's referencing. My favorite character out of the group is Pokémon reject, Ling-Ling because Pikachu was always a favorite character of mine growing up that I owned craploads of merchandise of so I guess I find him the most relatable for that reason. None of the characters are likeable personality wise, but that's what makes them funny. You're not supposed to think they are good people because the fact that they are comedic sociopaths is where most of the show's humor stems from. The uniqueness and creativity of this show never ends and while I'm kind of bummed that I got cancelled after 3 seasons, maybe that was meant to be. I would've hated to see this show jump the shark, so maybe it's cancellation prevented that. So yeah, while critics hated it and it was never a popular show. I like Drawn Together and I don't care who knows.

    5. Final Space - This show is amazing! Mooncake is one of the most clever fantasy creatures I've seen in a cartoon for a good long while. He's kind of like Kirby where he's small but also very powerful and strong, but he has a Pokémon-type thing about him as well because he only says the same alien-like phrase over and over again. Gary reminds me a little of Will Forte's character from The Last Man on Earth so in other words, I think he's hilarious. The show isn't just a comedy though, it's also a true sci-fi series in a way as well. While it doesn't take itself as seriously as something like Star Trek, it still has been shown time and time again to have dramatic and emotional moments. SPOILER ALERT! The one thing I didn't like was the unfortunate death of Avocado. For a cartoon cat named after a vegetable, he was a really good guy and he will be missed.
  15. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    To be honest, I'm a bit nervous as to how Robot Chicken is going to do the Slenderman skit considering the character's link to various violent acts caused by minors. Robot Chicken is a dark show so I really hope they don't take advantage of that and attempt to make light of the time those 12-year-old girls tried to sacrifice their friend to the fictional monster by stabbing her to death. If they make fun of that, I'm probably not going to watch the show anymore. I'm sorry but I can't support anything that makes fun of the death of a real little girl. They probably won't go that far but if they do, well let's just say your not going to see me talk about Robot Chicken as often. But hopefully they won't do that because it seems like the one thing Robot Chicken shies away from is mocking real life tragedies. The only time they did something like that was Anne Frank which by now probably falls under the "tragedy plus time" rule of dark comedy. But aside from that, they've never done skits about any other tragedies. So I really hope they don't start going that low now.
  16. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

  17. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member


    **** that show.

    Maybe that means we'll see this again....

  18. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I know this particular show is very old and obscure by now, but I just recently discovered this hilarious masterpiece of adult animation genius.
    The use of extremely dated '90s CGI animation implies that it probably premiered not too long after ReBoot. But I still think it's very clever and funny with actual creative storylines as opposed to relying on nothing more than random crude gags and pop culture references for cheap laughs.
  19. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Ugh. Why did I used to like Robot Chicken so much? Now I just see the show for what it actually is. A compilation of stupid, gross, pointless, and oftentimes offensive garbage that makes no sense whatsoever.

    Remember when I complained about that Homestar Runner parody they did. Looking back: Pretty much every thing Robot Chicken has ever done is that way! I feel almost stupid for not liking the Homestar Runner bit but considering the rest of the show amazing, how are any of the other episodes the least little bit different?

    I don't even know how I was able to laugh at some of those things in good conscience. The series basically insults every single thing that I like/love. They show childhood characters that brought me so many good memories getting brutally murdered, they mock my religion constantly (one episode even went as far as to show Jesus getting whipped in the butt by a stripper and liking it), they take the celebrities/historical figures I respect and make them look like idiots, they portray country people such as myself as "just a stupid bunch of rednecks", and they love to make fun of people with Autism a disease that I've struggled with throughout my entire life. As a strong faithed Christian, I honestly feel kind of guilty for laughing at a skit titled Everybody Hates Christ. I don't have to get into detail about how awful that one was;I think the title alone speaks for itself.

    There is absolutely nothing funny about any of Robot Chicken's skits to me anymore. The ones that I used to think were downright hilarious are now either straight up awful or just plain ridiculous looking back at them. I don't want them to get cancelled or anything like that. It's obvious that the writers and other staff members behind the show are passionate about what they do and I don't want to take that away from them. So you know, I'm not gonna be one of those rabid haters that petitions for Robot Chicken to get cancelled or anything. It's just simply not my cup of tea anymore. If you still like the show, I respect your opinion. I don't care if they continue to make Robot Chicken for as long as The Simpsons has been on, I'm just not going to watch it myself anymore.

    That being said, I do still like Seth Green as a person/movie actor. He seems like a very nice guy and his role as Scottie Evil from Austin Powers will always be funny to me.

    I really don't understand what I saw in that twisted cartoon and what caused me to be unbelievably obsessed with it. It's not like there's any clever jokes in the show that don't revolve around shock value in one way or another. Say what you want about Family Guy but even they can occasionally make jokes that aren't offensive or inappropriate in any way. Take this gem from season one for example:

    PETER:Brian, there's a message in my alphabet cereal. It says "Oooooooo!"
    BRIAN: Peter, those are just Cheerios!

    Maybe if Robot Chicken had at least a handful of jokes that are as half as funny as the one I just quoted, I'd understand why I was such a huge fan of it at one point. In the future, I'll probably just look back at my Robot Chicken phase and see it as teenage rebellion. We all go through that "edgy" stage as a teenager in one way or another. Moving on from a strict kid's show only diet can often allow teenagers to enjoy some pretty shocking content. How many teens do you know who are obsessed with things like horror, heavy metal, gangsta rap music, first person shooter video games, Grand Theft Auto, and heavily sex-based comedies such as American Pie.

    Right now, the only adult cartoons I enjoy watching are The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, occasionally Family Guy (seasons 1-5 and most recently 16-17 only), Futurama, and of course Happy Tree Friends. My Robot Chicken phase is now just a cringeworthy part of my past that will probably make me blush bright red out of embarrassment when I remember it as an adult reminiscing on the things I used to like.
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  20. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Robot Chicken is a show that is just trying too hard to keep on going.

    It needs to end.
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