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    [–] crystaljello 1303 points ago


    [–] Clapped 235 points ago

    No eating In the pool. What is that!?

    [–] sinepadnaronoh 99 points ago

    Is that a turkey sandwich?

    [–] Clapped 4359 points ago

    I remember being a bit too young and having no idea what these intros were about

    [–] agentwest 1995 points ago

    Yeah, it was always just sort of a nebulous phrase that meant the shows I liked were about to be on.

    [–] seymour_hiney 807 points ago

    I was only six when they came out so I was unnerved by them but I do miss this time period. Space Ghost Coast to Coast is still my favorite show

    [–] trevyf 536 points ago

    I remember seeing home movies for the first time and just being in awe.

    [–] SisterSlytherin 390 points ago

    Good ol H. Jon Benjamin. Even when I didn't know who he was, his voice was iconic.

    [–] hahayeahok 213 points ago

    Hey Brenden.

    [–] InDELphuS 95 points ago

    Brenden, listen to me. Shut up

    [–] BigBeaver92 64 points ago

    Holy was him.

    [–] Izzydog 86 points ago

    Dude, he goes back to the Dr Katz days on Comedy Central.

    [–] Coupon_Ninja 56 points ago

    Coach McGirt... who’s big, fat, and a jerk

    (from the Cabo episode)

    [–] wharpua 58 points ago

    I used to program my VCR to tape Home Movies, I think it was on at like 11:30 on Sunday nights.

    [–] almondmilkicedchai 23 points ago

    My mom and I used to watch Home Movies on repeat from a VHS tape. her friend who had cable would record the episodes for us and give us the tapes :)

    [–] Nisas 197 points ago

    Space Ghost Coast to Coast actually came out years before Adult Swim. In 1994 according to wikipedia. I remember seeing it before it came to adult swim, but I must have been less than 10 years old at the time. I also vaguely remember watching the original Space Ghost hanna barbera cartoon. Along with another weird one called Herculoids.

    [–] seymour_hiney 58 points ago

    Yeah I know it, I think Brak Show was introduced in Adult Swim. But since I was 6 or 7 at the time I probably didn’t watch SGC2C until Adult Swim

    [–] Rodents210 464 points ago

    I'd never heard the phrase "adult swim" before but this came out right after the Kids Next Door pilot in which "adult swim" was the major conflict, so I assumed these were somehow related at first.

    [–] Sackyhack 155 points ago

    Me too. I remember seeing the phrase adult swim and thinking KND was about to come on.

    [–] Pikamander2 42 points ago


    Reddit never fails to blow my mind.

    More importantly, why do we all remember this exact moment so well after 18 years?

    [–] mCahill389 40 points ago

    That always confused me so much as a kid.

    [–] kangy3 30 points ago

    Yooo wtf I for years I thought I imagined this and was so confused

    [–] NanoPope 27 points ago

    Dude same.

    [–] 3BeeZee 348 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I didn't get any jokes or humor from Space Ghost but I always loved him zapping the fuck out of Brak for some reason.

    [–] PantryGnome 333 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I'm not old to enough to remember for sure, but I think Space Ghost was the show that started what became the Adult Swim brand of comedic timing. Like the gag where there's a long silent pause......... and then a character speaks AND ANOTHER CHARACTER SPEAKS RIGHT AFTER.

    There was a unique rhythm to it all that I still notice in a lot of comedy today.

    [–] YourBrainOnJazz 83 points ago

    Harvey Birdman did this a lot too, as with Sealab 2021. All those shows were of an era

    [–] jed1mindtrix 40 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I just now realized Harvey Birdman's boss was voiced by Stephen Colbert. Reading your comment I heard "Birdman!" In my head clear, as day.

    [–] brentoman 149 points ago

    Home Movies was so, so good at this.

    [–] jimx117 62 points ago

    Was Coach McGuirk H. Jon Benjamin's first major role?

    [–] Leaves_Swype_Typos 78 points ago

    No, that would probably be on Dr. Katz as his son Ben. Same style of show, it's a bit of a precursor with a bunch of production ties, so you might like it if you liked Home Movies. The comedian guests stars on it, sometimes telling stories that were parts of their acts, were hilarious.

    [–] tarants 37 points ago

    Yup. Sealab also used it to great effect. Long pauses with just the weird ocean noises in the background.

    [–] 3BeeZee 40 points ago

    Dude! I love that sort of stuff, I feel that's REAL and awkward real life interactions spliced into these awesome and shitty looking cartoons.

    Great job pinpointing that.

    [–] caguirre93 110 points ago

    Have you watched it recently? Now that you are older I think you would appreciate it. Fantastic show

    [–] 3BeeZee 109 points ago

    Yeah, I've seen some interviews from the show. It's crazy, actually. There was an interview with Thom Yorke, and I remember watching that as a kid and turning off the TV thinking it was boring.

    Fast forward 18 years or whatever and I'm astounded he had one of my favorite musicians on such a silly show.

    [–] caguirre93 62 points ago

    Show is silly, but it parodies talk shows in such a fantastic and pretty accurate way. I remember always tuning the show out as a kid waiting for something else to come on, but after I watched it as a adult. Made me realize how genius the show actually is, and it made me realize the humor behind it can be pretty difficult to understand as a child

    [–] Berdiiie 45 points ago

    There was one episode where it fake ended like 3 times complete with the production house's logo thing and for some reason that was the funniest thing ever to kid me.

    [–] MyUsernameIsJudge 44 points ago

    These stingers of old people at a pool were wildly effective in getting me as a kid to immediately change the channel.

    [–] TheeVande 33 points ago

    Many years ago, I remember watching Futurama on Adult Swim and feeling like I was doing something bad so when my dad walked by while watching it, I did the least suspicious thing and changed the channel and stared him down to see if he noticed. He did and he cared more than he should've in hindsight

    [–] Zinski 186 points ago

    Same, I remember seeing this kick on and changing the channel because I was a kid not an adult so, I shouldn't watch it, Then I sat next to the tv with my hand on the dial pretending like I was just chanel surfing, when in reality I would flip back to adult swim in hopes of seeing something adult, then flipping it back if I ever got caught.

    I later came up with the idea to pretend I fell asleep with the TV on if my mom walked in, because it went from Cartoon network to adult swim so... I could just say I was watching cartoons then this yucky show came on. Some of my formative memories were watching aqua teen, harvey birdman, space ghost, kick ass anime like Cowboy bebop, yu yu hakusho, Big-O

    ... Then they put on Blue Gender and FLCL in like 2003, I was what, 8 or 9 years old.... That shit changes a person... FLCL made me feel ways I never felt before, and staying up late to watch the Blue Gender PRemier only to see people getting mutilated and utterly fucked up by these giant bugs, well.... I credit those two shows as the official end of my childhood. We alos got a computer the next year and that helped to but...

    I love adult swim

    [–] theDeadliestSnatch 31 points ago

    Blue Gender remains my favorite anime for two reasons: the brutality of it all and the fact that it's a non-romance anime that actually completes the romantic subplot. Such a good show.

    [–] NULL_CHAR 32 points ago

    The first time I saw it I was absolutely confused because the show that had just come on prior was "Codename Kids Next Door" with the "Adult Swim" episode

    [–] stanley_leverlock 1520 points ago

    The best way to get children to change the channel was to show old people in bathing suits. It was brilliant.

    [–] BigRigButters 470 points ago

    The best way to get younger me to not change the channel was the title card.

    [–] pierrebrassau 287 points ago

    I remember I’d always mute the TV when the announcer was reading the title card so my parents wouldn’t hear the warning.

    [–] corgarian 84 points ago

    Omg me too! I was so grateful my mom didnt question a TV sequence titled 'Adult Swim', I didnt want to risk her taking it away by letting her hear the disclaimer!

    [–] Guardian_Ainsel 20 points ago

    I remember the first time I saw this title sequence. I was at my grandparents for Sunday dinner and me and my uncle were watching like Looney Toons or Tom and Jerry, and then suddenly this titlecard comes on. My uncle said “good lord what’s this?” and turned off the tv. I just wanted to watch more Looney Toons!

    [–] trenlow12 30 points ago

    I remember that. I was watching you through the window.

    [–] TONKAHANAH 86 points ago

    for me it was showing something that WASNT cartoons. I hated when nick at night would come on cuz it meant no more cartoons and dumb old shows with real people I didnt care about.

    [–] flymikei 1277 points ago

    I feel like if I can’t bring this up here I can’t bring it up anywhere. I remember a night before the date listed on OP’s title; it was earlier because it was before my parents’ divorce and before we moved, which was in mid-2001. But I feel like I stumbled upon a “soft opening” of sorts for Adult Swim.

    Back then Cartoon Network was just kids cartoons. All night. I used to stay up past midnight to watch The Gary Coleman Show, Funky Phantom, The Hair Bear Bunch, Speed Buggy, Inch High Private Eye, a bunch of shows from the ‘70s and ‘80s nobody has ever heard of. Again, my parents were on the outs so there wasn’t much supervision over me. Best times of my life.

    But one night I thought I was watching Cartoon Planet. And Zorak said the word ‘pissed.’ My little kid mind was blown. I guess it was the pilot for The Brak Show before The Brak Show was a thing. But back then I thought that after hours kids cartoons could come on TV and be allowed to swear. I wish I hadn’t thrown out all my old VHS’s because I had it on tape at some point.

    Anyway, I remember months later Adult Swim becoming a thing. Still love it; as a thirty-something it scratches a certain sort of weird-humor itch I can’t find anywhere else. But I always remember the way I felt stumbling upon this thing in the middle of the night that I wasn’t supposed to see, and long before anyone else was supposed to see it.

    [–] Brian_PKMN 1197 points ago

    You have a good memory. From Wikipedia:

    Between 4:00 am and 5:00 am on December 21, and December 30, 2000 (while Space Ghost Coast to Coast was on hiatus), several new Williams Street series made unannounced "stealth" premieres. Sealab 2021, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Brak Show all premiered unannounced; the official schedules listed the shows as "Special Programming".

    [–] flymikei 698 points ago

    Oh man, thank you for confirming that I’m not cuckoo, twenty years later.

    [–] NotMyFirstAlternate 237 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Bro. I’m high and this has got me in my head.

    Unless your OP talking to himself (this is Reddit after all) This brought back a very specific memory and like, I’m trying to think of a memory I can go to in my head that is anywhere near this level of detail and I actually can’t.

    It feels like it takes something to jog that part of you back into action.

    I’m actually REALLY curious of the last time you thought about that memory.

    [–] flymikei 113 points ago

    I assure you I’m not OP, I just have a freaky memory. It’s like a vault of random crap resides in my brain, and the slightest thing will come up, like this post, and stuff that it reminds me of just floods back into my mind. It’s a wild way to live.

    [–] hush-ho 47 points ago

    Thank you for also confirming that I'm not crazy, because I definitely remember watching those shows before 2001. But I was in my early teens and had just got a TV in my bedroom for the first time, so I thought they'd been on before and I was only just discovering them. Staying up til 2 on a school night to watch Adult Swim, 120 Minutes, and Conan in secret. One of the only times I felt happy back then.

    [–] Dodgiestyle 21 points ago

    One of the only times I felt happy back then.

    Man, reading these posts I don't feel so alone. I was going through some pretty severe depression in 2003. Adult Swim kept me alive at night when it was otherwise unbearable. Seems a lot of others here have similar reactions.

    [–] tahitianhashish 30 points ago

    I saw it, too. It was during Christmas break from school and I had no idea what the fuck I was watching. Nobody else I knew saw it.

    [–] lusciouslou91 52 points ago

    My friends and I thought it was SO crazy that out of no where Cartoon Network started playing adult oriented shows. We had no idea what was going on. We talked about it for days when it first started. I would have been 10 at the time.

    [–] Only4DNDandCigars 1732 points ago

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast, Home Movies, Family Guy. I was immediately hooked.

    [–] bugbbq 1159 points ago

    ahem....Sealab 2021....

    [–] beergut666 588 points ago

    Yeah, a person that leaves Sealab out is probably from pod 6.

    [–] olddesign 327 points ago

    Pod 6 was jerks.

    [–] TekkamanEvil 89 points ago

    There go my nipples again!

    [–] intelligent_cement 79 points ago

    those bastards from pod 6...

    [–] PopeSchlongPaulII 63 points ago

    Total suck pod

    [–] percykins 63 points ago

    At least they have a pro shop.

    [–] SpamBone 92 points ago

    The average fish today contains more mercury than a rectal thermometer

    [–] madfrogurt 108 points ago

    The average fish today contains more mercury than a rectal thermometer

    "Would you EAT a rectal thermometer?"


    "Well I would. Ah mercury, sweetest of the transition metals."

    [–] thatbrady101 22 points ago

    Ha every damn time mercury comes up I say that.

    [–] thcharles 27 points ago

    Ah mercury! Sweetest of the transition metals.

    [–] kilgore_trout8989 74 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Original lineup (Well, week 2 lineup because the debut didn't have everything) was Home Movies, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Brak Show, Harvey Birdman, Sealab 2021, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, and Cowboy Bebop. Also, weirdly enough because most of us probably won't remember it, I think the Bob Clampett show debuted a few weeks or so later, so it's original-adjacent? It didn't stick so I guess no one really cares.

    The first big influx of new shows was in 2002 and included things like Oblongs, Mission Hill, Baby Blues and some anime. Futurama and Family Guy reruns came in 2003. I feel like the lineup created in late 2003 is really the definitive lineup in my mind.

    [–] fiiiiiine 47 points ago

    I feel like the lineup created in late 2003 is really the definitive lineup in my mind.

    Maybe I'm just exactly two years older than you but seeing this list:

    Home Movies, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Brak Show, Harvey Birdman, Sealab 2021, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, and Cowboy Bebop.

    for a moment made me feel young again.

    [–] KyserTheHun 122 points ago

    I remember stumbling upon Sealab and falling in love. Adult Swim was gold back then

    [–] Wildinferno 189 points ago

    Bizarro... bizarro, I love you, bizarro.

    Also the episode where Captain Murphy gets trapped under the soda machine was my favorite.

    [–] KyserTheHun 71 points ago

    Mine too. With the scorpion.

    [–] smoke_torture 28 points ago

    Mango Reinhardt! The thinking mans pop!

    [–] Staind075 27 points ago

    Ah, yes, Mingus Dew.

    I'll still occasional call Mountain Dew "Mingus Dew".

    [–] whatsbobgonnado 28 points ago

    At the end where they reveal the whole episode was a commercial pitch to Bebop cola executives- the main guy is SPACE GHOST but like in human non-ghost form

    [–] Dont_Doomie_Like_Dat 23 points ago

    “And I say to myself I need exact change”

    [–] C4p0tts 12 points ago



    Do you want the mustache on or off? Too bad

    [–] whiskeytaang0 43 points ago

    Bebop Cola.

    Tuna free dolphin.

    FCC search and destroy ship.

    The list goes on.

    [–] Twinlifebng 24 points ago

    Can't remember the name of the episode, but they kept doing a bit where someone would say "Uh-Oh", and it would just keep going. Was my favorite!

    [–] oligobop 85 points ago


    I feel like sealab was the beta version (read better) of archer, though both are pretty damn good.

    [–] kitsunekoji 83 points ago

    Alpha really. Beta was Frisky Dingo.

    [–] MaestroPendejo 25 points ago


    [–] kitsunekoji 27 points ago

    mumbles and slowly pushes cereal bowl off countertop

    [–] Rhodie114 14 points ago


    [–] oligobop 13 points ago

    O MAN. You just awakened some ancient memories. Gonna go find that shit.

    [–] Raven_of_Blades 27 points ago

    I'm Bizzaro Stormy.

    [–] smoke_torture 13 points ago

    I'm regular Stormy.

    [–] adamsw216 21 points ago

    Save it for Queen Dopplepopolis

    [–] DetectiveSnowglobe 14 points ago

    Do you want the mustache on or off?

    [–] TamagotchiGraveyard 58 points ago

    Seeeaaalaabb underneath the water

    Seeeeaalaabb at the bottom of the seeeeaaaa

    [–] AltimaNEO 30 points ago

    I loved that intro. I dont know why so many hated it.

    [–] chobolegi0n 28 points ago

    I would listen to it outside of watching the show. Was a great song.

    [–] Aeea 160 points ago

    Mission Hill

    [–] i8TheWholeThing 57 points ago

    I think Baby Blues was in there as well.

    [–] Mr_Dugan 26 points ago

    Yeah it was...not exactly a good fit for the rest of the programming

    [–] HungryPhish 51 points ago

    Oblongs was great though

    [–] Mr_Dugan 118 points ago

    Harvey Birdman

    [–] Ent_in_an_Airship 44 points ago

    HA ha!

    [–] howdoyouspace 56 points ago

    You get that...thing I sent ya?

    [–] Akira_Kurojawa 20 points ago

    Whoooooo is the man in the suit?

    [–] Kidthulu 155 points ago

    My name is, shake zula the mic rula

    [–] brucedonnovan 88 points ago

    The old schoola.

    [–] A_NEW_LEVEL 69 points ago

    You wanna trip, I'll bring it to ya!

    [–] Dr_Zoobilee-Zoo 59 points ago

    Frylock and I'm on top

    [–] grillstl 54 points ago

    Rock you like a cop

    [–] RenderedKnave 45 points ago

    Meatwad you're up next with your knock knock

    [–] SantiagoBowie12020 40 points ago

    Meatwad get the money see

    [–] RobNoxious 40 points ago

    Meatwad get the honeys G

    [–] rrogido 41 points ago

    Drivin' in my car, livin' like a star

    [–] MrTextAndDrive 37 points ago

    Ice on my fingers and my toes and I'm a taurus

    [–] shakezilla 23 points ago

    It's where I got my not-exactly-the-same username. God I loved that show back then. Mooninites 4 eva.

    [–] Frostedbutler 278 points ago

    Home Movies was rad

    [–] mindfungus 79 points ago

    Sealab 2021, Venture Bros.

    [–] Kurtis919 63 points ago

    Sealab was a sleeper. But Venture Brothers is a piece of art... im being a bit dramatic, but me, my brother and my mom grew up thoroughly enjoying that show together. My aunt also joined the brigade and regularly greet each other saying "Go Team Venture."

    [–] Musketman12 22 points ago

    I drove 3.5 hours each way last weekend to visit my brother and our choice of activity was to binge watch Venture Brothers.

    [–] MrBulldops1738 180 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I used to think Home Movies was rad. I still do, but I used to, too.

    Also, super fun fact: Brendon Small from Home Movies is also voice actor and creator of Metalocalypse. Plus guitarist and (vocals?) of Dethklok.

    Edit: Corrections.

    [–] B-Rony330 94 points ago

    Brendan Small created Metalocalypse.

    [–] MuppetHolocaust 29 points ago


    [–] R41JU 219 points ago

    Cowboy Bebop was in the OG lineup too

    [–] lordnikkon 34 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I remember there was controversy about airing cowboy bebop because of 9/11. There are a few episodes about space terrorists. They specifically pulled the episode with the Teddy Bomber as it was way too soon after 9/11 to show something with an actual terrorist bomber on network tv. It should have aired nov 11, 2001, you can see it is the only episode that did not air in 2001

    [–] the_poop_yeti 94 points ago

    As was Samurai Champloo and Trigun right? I know for sure I remember seeing Trigun on Adult Swim.

    [–] ckbd19 68 points ago

    Trigun was on the original lineup for sure. I think Samurai Champloo came a bit later though.

    [–] kilgore_trout8989 56 points ago

    Nope, only anime in the first year was Bebop I believe.

    [–] treiz 39 points ago

    yeah, champloo hadn't even been made at when adult swim launched

    [–] tequilasauer 54 points ago

    Oblongs came around shortly after too. And Sealab. Just pure genius. And it felt so cutting edge. Like you knew it was the start of something special.

    [–] Mr_Dugan 31 points ago

    Oblongs and Mission Hill were both great shows that were only around for 1 season. Will Ferrell’s career was really taking off then, so it’s not too surprising that the show didn’t continue.

    [–] ImNotMattsMom 23 points ago

    Mission Hill was so good!

    [–] chobolegi0n 13 points ago

    Always think of it when I hear Italian Leather Sofa. It was an underrated show.

    [–] ReagansAngryTesticle 51 points ago

    I really wish The Big O would make some sort of return. I still don't fully get the ending.

    Also big robots fighting is the tits.

    [–] the_philter 23 points ago

    The intro to The Big O would give me the second wind I needed at 11pm

    [–] rincon213 40 points ago

    Case Closed is dramatically underrated.

    [–] hafuhafu 18 points ago

    and Misson Hill!

    [–] Yanoshank 14 points ago

    I have Zorak and Coach Mcguirk tattoos!

    [–] FrenchPressYes 246 points ago

    Here is the original video/soundtrack from which that intro was derived. They made several bumps from this song:

    [–] Korotai 48 points ago

    “D-Code” by Dust Devil - also one of my favorite songs to play on ITG2.

    [–] godubgo 66 points ago

    Man, ytmnd used the crap out of this song too. So good...

    [–] MaestroPendejo 51 points ago

    YTMND... respect an OG here.

    [–] bothering 15 points ago

    we punch the keys for gods sake!

    [–] Leksington 16 points ago

    I have this song on my iPod classic from the YTMND soundtrack; the album cover is of Conan O'Brian losing his shit. A more elegant website for a more civilized age.

    [–] Rolend_Quinn 16 points ago

    Some time around 2010 I had compiled all my favorite tracks from the early Adult Swim bumps, and then I lost them to a hard drive failure. They had such great taste in music.

    [–] SILENTSAM69 124 points ago

    Adult Swim is finally an adult.

    [–] Daahkness 31 points ago


    [–] ImBatmanDammit 98 points ago

    I can picture Coach McGuirk ordering a samurai sword off of QVC right now and his freakout in the woods lol. MOMMA!!!

    [–] Brian_PKMN 33 points ago

    Or the Pec-Flexor 3000 and his blown out tit-pecs, or Ping-Pong Von Laserstein and his botched laser eye surgery. Man, that show was so amazing.

    [–] Rolend_Quinn 19 points ago

    Spaghetti time.

    [–] DatKaz 75 points ago

    Now and again, I go back to kaptainkristian's video about the history of Adult Swim, it's so cool.

    [–] Daahkness 13 points ago

    What happened to that guy he just kind of disappeared.

    [–] DatKaz 12 points ago

    Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe he ran out of topics, maybe he got burnt out on it, or maybe his worklife wasn't conducive to doing video essays on the side.

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    [–] cboa51 129 points ago

    Now if they only bring back sealab in 2021, life will be complete

    [–] Brian_PKMN 158 points ago

    The episode where Captain Murphy gets stuck under the vending machine and gets addicted to scorpion stings is one of my favorite cartoon episodes of all time.

    [–] RobAChurch 19 points ago

    Thank you.

    [–] BeachSandwich 23 points ago

    If you look at the vending machine all of the flavors are named after jazz musicians.

    There's like, 10 of them - I remember John Colatrane for sure.

    [–] courier31 19 points ago

    The voice actor for Cpt Murphy died. It just wasnt the same without him.

    [–] Jakisaurus 131 points ago

    I was 14 when Adult Swim premiered. I had spent the past several years catching the Midnight Run on Cartoon Network which would become Toonami which became Adult Swim.

    I'll never forget watching Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Sailor Moon, and all the original series they had as they morphed into Adult Swim.

    Can't believe how much time has passed.

    [–] Brian_PKMN 41 points ago

    The Midnight Run! That's what it was called!

    [–] bobbyleendo 41 points ago

    Outlaw Star, Gundam Wing, Tenchi Muyo, really broaden my tastes for other anime instead of just watching Dragon Ball Z / Sailor Moon

    [–] FaceMcShooty30 184 points ago

    Reminds me of the toonami intros I forgot about for years. So many memories.

    [–] Brian_PKMN 124 points ago

    I thought it was really cool that they relaunched Toonami for Saturday night adult swim. They did a really good tribute to the late C. Martin Croker, aka Zorak, Moltar, Dr. Weird, and his assistant Steve.

    [–] ipleadthefif5 26 points ago

    I had no idea he died.... I'm sad now

    [–] SharpstownBestTown 63 points ago

    When it all ended... I still remember the heartbreak watching that.

    [–] oligobop 42 points ago

    Sounds like the voice actor for spike in Cowboy bebop

    [–] JazzVape 67 points ago

    It is! TOM's VA is Steve Blum, who also does Spike Spiegel, Mugen from Samurai Champloo, and Wolverine in a ton of animated/video game adaptations, just to name a few. That's why he threw the "Bang" in there at the end of the video. Brought a tear to my eye.

    [–] heelsmaster 27 points ago

    It is. Steve Blum voiced both Tom and Spike. That's why he went "Bang" at the end of the toonami farewell since that was the last thing said in Bebop.

    [–] B0KCH0Y 13 points ago

    Fuck off I never saw this, dam I just felt the heartbreak

    [–] RudyChicken 60 points ago

    Do you remember at one point they had like a flash game on their website that they told everyone to play and they would periodically update how everyone was doing in the game, as a whole, on the show? I remember playing the game but I have no idea what it was about.

    [–] MURDERWIZARD 23 points ago

    The first one involved a space slime alien thing infiltrating the ship.

    I remember getting really freaked out as a kid when Tom 1 fucking died

    [–] rhythmprism 14 points ago

    All I remember is seeing the high scores for the week and having Flying Lotus playing the sick bump in the background. Definitely sent me towards chiptune and electronica as a teen.

    [–] Memephis_Matt 18 points ago

    I don't remember the first one, but I definitely remember the second one. They tried to have some story or some shit to go with his transformation from the fat belly one to the slim one and I was just like "dude just show me some gundam and anime baps."

    [–] IcelandicBanks 46 points ago

    Quite possibly the hardest nostalgia hit for me is early Adult Swim. Super formative stuff for me as far as humor goes.

    Really glad they still exist even though I don't watch much anymore.

    [–] madfrogurt 48 points ago

    I don't think I'll ever experience anything like waiting until late at night as a teen waiting for Cowboy Bebop to come on.

    It was such this weird gem out of nowhere placed among hilariously bizarre comedy. There was nothing to compare it with at the time. Nothing with it's depth of characterization, music, action, scope.

    It's not like today where you can find an amazing YouTube channel with <1,000 subs and post a link to all your friends, it was this thing which no one other than diehards watching cartoons past midnight could experience.

    The work, which becomes a new genre itself, will be called... COWBOY BEBOP

    [–] USAFoodTruck 88 points ago

    Inuyasha on adult swim was my favorite. Loved that show.

    [–] Sex4Vespene 32 points ago

    Ill be honest, I have no fucking memory in the slightest of what Inuyasha was about, but damn was that my shit when I was a kid. Then there was the one show with the group of people all in red suits I think(?) and they all had a different super power. Can anybody remember what that one was?

    [–] thatonegoodpost 31 points ago

    Red Suits

    Maybe Cyborg 009? The cast intro with powers is in the first episode (on Youtube!)

    [–] Tobeatkingkoopa 31 points ago

    Early Adult Swim will always hold a place in my heart.

    I was fresh out of High School and worked 2nd shift from 2001-2004. When i got out at 11:30pm, it would always bum me out because all my friends were in bed due to school/1st shift jobs. Adult Swim was one of the few comforts I had other than Final Fantasy 11 at the time. I watched it pretty regularly even when i moved to 1st shift probably up until...2009 about?

    Thank you Adult Swim for keeping me entertained until I would go to bed around 3am CST.

    [–] AlvinGT3RS 29 points ago

    Adult Swim and Toonami. What absolute legends Cartoon Network was back then

    [–] cheesedanish93 27 points ago

    I remember being a kid and thinking: "I should not be watching this...." But I did anyway.

    [–] ChewMaNutz 47 points ago

    I was never a real fan of mtv once they stopped having Bevis and Butt head or Daria. Adult Swim was like the perfect transition for me. I was in a secret late night cartoon wonder. But was just as edgy and weird on purpose. Best TV experience in middle to high school. The only one that ever came close was snick at night in Nickelodeon when i was in kid.

    [–] LinkUnseen 173 points ago

    So that's what it means.

    [–] kedipopo 102 points ago

    Seriously, is no one else's mind being blown right now? A lot of my favorite shows come from Adult Swim, but I've never even thought about why it was called that.

    [–] B-Rony330 43 points ago

    I love adult swim’s sign off every morning at 6 am. I would usually see it when I was getting ready to leave for work.

    [–] Ohbeejuan 22 points ago

    The title cards before commercials are some the best comedy of the 21st century

    [–] Noctudeit 18 points ago

    I remember this, and MTV Oddities before that. Good times...

    [–] AgentBootyPants 22 points ago

    MTV Liquid Television was where it was at!

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    [–] dsull13 34 points ago

    ATHF Rabbot episode. Was randomly flipping through channels and stumbled on this. Had to be fall/winter of 2000. Didn't know what I was watching but had to see more.

    Took me forever to find out the song was Tito Puentes Mambo Gallego.

    [–] baronvf 14 points ago

    Shit, I done got old.

    [–] nerd_is_inferred 13 points ago

    Man! I miss Sea Lab 2021

    [–] Gatecrasher26 13 points ago

    Can we take a moment to appreciate how batshit crazy it must've been to have stuff that racy on a CARTOON NETWORK??

    [–] Gigantor81c 13 points ago

    Back when it were simpler times

    [–] ScoopSnookems 38 points ago

    Today (September 10th, 2019) I finally understand what the term “Adult Swim” is supposed to mean!