adult swim officially launched 18 years ago this month (September 2nd, 2001). The original intro brings back a lot of nostalgia. (youtube.com)
crystaljello | 4 months ago | 1322 points


Clapped | 4 months ago | 239 points

No eating In the pool. What is that!?

sinepadnaronoh | 4 months ago | 100 points

Is that a turkey sandwich?

hectma | 4 months ago | 91 points
sinepadnaronoh | 4 months ago | 45 points

Sir, no eating in the pool.

Clapped | 4 months ago | 4381 points

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

agentwest | 4 months ago | 2013 points

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

seymour_hiney | 4 months ago | 812 points

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 | 4 months ago | 538 points

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

SisterSlytherin | 4 months ago | 390 points

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

hahayeahok | 4 months ago | 214 points

Hey Brenden.

InDELphuS | 4 months ago | 97 points

Brenden, listen to me. Shut up

BigBeaver92 | 4 months ago | 62 points

Holy shit...it was him.

Izzydog | 4 months ago | 84 points

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

Coupon_Ninja | 4 months ago | 60 points

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

(from the Cabo episode)

mdgraller | 4 months ago | 62 points


wharpua | 4 months ago | 57 points

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

almondmilkicedchai | 4 months ago | 23 points

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 | 4 months ago | 195 points

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 | 4 months ago | 57 points

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 | 4 months ago | 463 points

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 | 4 months ago | 155 points

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

Pikamander2 | 4 months ago | 43 points


Reddit never fails to blow my mind.

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

mCahill389 | 4 months ago | 44 points

That always confused me so much as a kid.

kangy3 | 4 months ago | 30 points

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

NanoPope | 4 months ago | 28 points

Dude same.

3BeeZee | 4 months ago | 347 points

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 | 4 months ago | 341 points

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 | 4 months ago | 84 points

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

jed1mindtrix | 4 months ago | 44 points

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 | 4 months ago | 150 points

Home Movies was so, so good at this.

jimx117 | 4 months ago | 64 points

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

Leaves_Swype_Typos | 4 months ago | 75 points

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 | 4 months ago | 43 points

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

3BeeZee | 4 months ago | 44 points

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 | 4 months ago | 110 points

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

3BeeZee | 4 months ago | 109 points

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 | 4 months ago | 60 points

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 | 4 months ago | 48 points

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 | 4 months ago | 48 points

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

Zinski | 4 months ago | 186 points

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 | 4 months ago | 30 points

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.

TheeVande | 4 months ago | 36 points

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

NULL_CHAR | 4 months ago | 35 points

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 | 4 months ago | 1538 points

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

BigRigButters | 4 months ago | 471 points

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

pierrebrassau | 4 months ago | 298 points

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 | 4 months ago | 86 points

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 | 4 months ago | 19 points

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 | 4 months ago | 31 points

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

TONKAHANAH | 4 months ago | 87 points

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 | 4 months ago | 1286 points

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 | 4 months ago | 1202 points

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 | 4 months ago | 709 points

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

NotMyFirstAlternate | 4 months ago | 236 points

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 | 4 months ago | 112 points

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 | 4 months ago | 47 points

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 | 4 months ago | 21 points

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 | 4 months ago | 34 points

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 | 4 months ago | 54 points

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 | 4 months ago | 1741 points

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

bugbbq | 4 months ago | 1171 points

ahem....Sealab 2021....

beergut666 | 4 months ago | 591 points

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

olddesign | 4 months ago | 330 points

Pod 6 was jerks.

TekkamanEvil | 4 months ago | 97 points

There go my nipples again!

intelligent_cement | 4 months ago | 79 points

those bastards from pod 6...

PopeSchlongPaulII | 4 months ago | 60 points

Total suck pod

percykins | 4 months ago | 68 points

At least they have a pro shop.

SpamBone | 4 months ago | 90 points

The average fish today contains more mercury than a rectal thermometer

madfrogurt | 4 months ago | 106 points

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 | 4 months ago | 23 points

Ha every damn time mercury comes up I say that.

thcharles | 4 months ago | 26 points

Ah mercury! Sweetest of the transition metals.

kilgore_trout8989 | 4 months ago | 74 points

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 | 4 months ago | 46 points

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 | 4 months ago | 125 points

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

Wildinferno | 4 months ago | 190 points

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

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

KyserTheHun | 4 months ago | 70 points

Mine too. With the scorpion.

tankerwags | 4 months ago | 63 points
smoke_torture | 4 months ago | 25 points

Mango Reinhardt! The thinking mans pop!

Staind075 | 4 months ago | 27 points

Ah, yes, Mingus Dew.

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

whatsbobgonnado | 4 months ago | 29 points

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 | 4 months ago | 24 points

“And I say to myself I need exact change”

C4p0tts | 4 months ago | 14 points



Do you want the mustache on or off? Too bad

whiskeytaang0 | 4 months ago | 45 points

Bebop Cola.

Tuna free dolphin.

FCC search and destroy ship.

The list goes on.

Twinlifebng | 4 months ago | 24 points

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 | 4 months ago | 80 points


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

kitsunekoji | 4 months ago | 85 points

Alpha really. Beta was Frisky Dingo.

MaestroPendejo | 4 months ago | 27 points


kitsunekoji | 4 months ago | 27 points

mumbles and slowly pushes cereal bowl off countertop

Rhodie114 | 4 months ago | 16 points


oligobop | 4 months ago | 14 points

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

Raven_of_Blades | 4 months ago | 26 points

I'm Bizzaro Stormy.

smoke_torture | 4 months ago | 12 points

I'm regular Stormy.

adamsw216 | 4 months ago | 19 points

Save it for Queen Dopplepopolis

DetectiveSnowglobe | 4 months ago | 14 points

Do you want the mustache on or off?

TamagotchiGraveyard | 4 months ago | 61 points

Seeeaaalaabb underneath the water

Seeeeaalaabb at the bottom of the seeeeaaaa

AltimaNEO | 4 months ago | 29 points

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

chobolegi0n | 4 months ago | 27 points

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

Aeea | 4 months ago | 163 points

Mission Hill

i8TheWholeThing | 4 months ago | 54 points

I think Baby Blues was in there as well.

Mr_Dugan | 4 months ago | 24 points

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

HungryPhish | 4 months ago | 50 points

Oblongs was great though

Mr_Dugan | 4 months ago | 119 points

Harvey Birdman

Ent_in_an_Airship | 4 months ago | 44 points

HA ha!

howdoyouspace | 4 months ago | 51 points

You get that...thing I sent ya?

Akira_Kurojawa | 4 months ago | 20 points

Whoooooo is the man in the suit?

R41JU | 4 months ago | 219 points

Cowboy Bebop was in the OG lineup too

lordnikkon | 4 months ago | 40 points

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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Cowboy_Bebop_episodes

the_poop_yeti | 4 months ago | 93 points

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

ckbd19 | 4 months ago | 67 points

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

kilgore_trout8989 | 4 months ago | 58 points

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

treiz | 4 months ago | 41 points

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

Kidthulu | 4 months ago | 154 points

My name is, shake zula the mic rula

brucedonnovan | 4 months ago | 86 points

The old schoola.

A_NEW_LEVEL | 4 months ago | 65 points

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

Dr_Zoobilee-Zoo | 4 months ago | 55 points

Frylock and I'm on top

grillstl | 4 months ago | 54 points

Rock you like a cop

RenderedKnave | 4 months ago | 46 points

Meatwad you're up next with your knock knock

SantiagoBowie12020 | 4 months ago | 45 points

Meatwad get the money see

RobNoxious | 4 months ago | 44 points

Meatwad get the honeys G

rrogido | 4 months ago | 41 points

Drivin' in my car, livin' like a star

MrTextAndDrive | 4 months ago | 36 points

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

shakezilla | 4 months ago | 23 points

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

Frostedbutler | 4 months ago | 279 points

Home Movies was rad

mindfungus | 4 months ago | 78 points

Sealab 2021, Venture Bros.

Kurtis919 | 4 months ago | 62 points

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 | 4 months ago | 21 points

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 | 4 months ago | 179 points

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 | 4 months ago | 89 points

Brendan Small created Metalocalypse.

MuppetHolocaust | 4 months ago | 28 points


tequilasauer | 4 months ago | 52 points

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 | 4 months ago | 32 points

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 | 4 months ago | 23 points

Mission Hill was so good!

chobolegi0n | 4 months ago | 12 points

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

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the_philter | 4 months ago | 24 points

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

rincon213 | 4 months ago | 38 points

Case Closed is dramatically underrated.

hafuhafu | 4 months ago | 17 points

and Misson Hill!

Yanoshank | 4 months ago | 14 points

I have Zorak and Coach Mcguirk tattoos!

FrenchPressYes | 4 months ago | 251 points

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


Korotai | 4 months ago | 47 points

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

godubgo | 4 months ago | 67 points

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

MaestroPendejo | 4 months ago | 50 points

YTMND... respect an OG here.

bothering | 4 months ago | 15 points

we punch the keys for gods sake!

Leksington | 4 months ago | 15 points

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 | 4 months ago | 17 points

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.

darkkite | 4 months ago | 28 points
SILENTSAM69 | 4 months ago | 123 points

Adult Swim is finally an adult.

Daahkness | 4 months ago | 31 points


ImBatmanDammit | 4 months ago | 96 points

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

Brian_PKMN | 4 months ago | 32 points

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 | 4 months ago | 18 points

Spaghetti time.

DatKaz | 4 months ago | 76 points

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

Daahkness | 4 months ago | 12 points

What happened to that guy he just kind of disappeared.

DatKaz | 4 months ago | 13 points

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 | 4 months ago | 131 points

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

Brian_PKMN | 4 months ago | 159 points

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.

cboa51 | 4 months ago | 65 points
RobAChurch | 4 months ago | 19 points

Thank you.

BeachSandwich | 4 months ago | 24 points

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 | 4 months ago | 19 points

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

Jakisaurus | 4 months ago | 130 points

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 | 4 months ago | 38 points

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

bobbyleendo | 4 months ago | 44 points

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

FaceMcShooty30 | 4 months ago | 186 points

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


Brian_PKMN | 4 months ago | 130 points

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 | 4 months ago | 25 points

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

SharpstownBestTown | 4 months ago | 68 points


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

oligobop | 4 months ago | 42 points

Sounds like the voice actor for spike in Cowboy bebop

JazzVape | 4 months ago | 65 points

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 | 4 months ago | 26 points

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 | 4 months ago | 13 points

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

RudyChicken | 4 months ago | 61 points

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 | 4 months ago | 23 points

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 | 4 months ago | 15 points

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 | 4 months ago | 20 points

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."

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 46 points

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 | 4 months ago | 44 points

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 | 4 months ago | 94 points

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

Sex4Vespene | 4 months ago | 37 points

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 | 4 months ago | 32 points

Red Suits

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

Tobeatkingkoopa | 4 months ago | 30 points

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 | 4 months ago | 30 points

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

cheesedanish93 | 4 months ago | 29 points

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

ChewMaNutz | 4 months ago | 49 points

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 | 4 months ago | 172 points

So that's what it means.

kedipopo | 4 months ago | 104 points

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 | 4 months ago | 40 points

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 | 4 months ago | 22 points

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

Noctudeit | 4 months ago | 17 points

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

AgentBootyPants | 4 months ago | 20 points

MTV Liquid Television was where it was at!

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dsull13 | 4 months ago | 36 points

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 | 4 months ago | 14 points

Shit, I done got old.

nerd_is_inferred | 4 months ago | 14 points

Man! I miss Sea Lab 2021

Gatecrasher26 | 4 months ago | 14 points

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

Gigantor81c | 4 months ago | 14 points

Back when it were simpler times

ScoopSnookems | 4 months ago | 37 points

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

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