I swear I’ve typed some of this before, but I can’t find the thread and it bears repeating in any case. Cartoon Network has the best ads and “filler” programming, ever.
They’re currently running a series where they take scenes from old cartoons and bleep out random words to make it sound like the characters are swearing. It’s totally obvious, lowest-common-denominator humor. And it cracks me up every damn time. BATMAN: Grodd has done an excellent job of f[BEEP]ing us, Robin.
My other favorites:
[ul][li]Jinx the cat riding his big wheel down the halls of a hotel, finding Pixie and Dixie at the end, staring at him. “Come play with us, Jinxie.”[/li][li]The Wonder Twins’ public-service announcement where Jan finally realizes his superpower is lame. “I could get beaten by a sponge! It wouldn’t even have to be an evil sponge!”[/li][li]Speed Buggy and Jabberjaw talking about how they feel accepted at the network. “I’m a car with a tongue! I’m a car that can lick things!”[/li][li]Fred Flintstone, Thundarr the Barbarian, and Chicken carpooling and trying to find a parking space. “Wise Papa Smurf, corrupted by his own power! Can no leader go untainted?”[/li][li]The Toonami promo where Moltar referred to the “Sailor Moon”/“Powerpuff Girls” block as “one full hour of all-girl action!”[/li][li]And my favorite, the “Whiners Can Be Losers” Legion of Doom bit. “Solomon Grundy want pants too!”[/li][/ul]
I keep sending obsessive fan e-mails to the network asking if they’re ever planning to release this stuff on video or DVD, but no response. I guess they still serve their purpose, as I watch the network even when the programming itself is awful (which is frequently). And I’m not even a stoner!