I'm a little slow today. I just switched to Sanka. So...have a heart?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

My Letter to Adult Swim

Feedback I just left on the Adult Swim Website:

I really like the show Saved by the Bell. I hate, however, that it's on Adult Swim. A lot. I grew up on SBTB, I watched it on Saturday Mornings, I watched it after school.

At midnight, however, it is the last thing I want to watch. While I appreciate the kitch and irony factor...it makes me change the channel away from Cartoon Network.

I have been a looong time viewer of Adult Swim - I am your key demographic, an intelligent, college-educated stoned guy in his early-to-mid 20s. I don't understand what's going on at Adult Swim...but where once I couldn't shut the TV off to go to bed, now I'm more than happy to click off after Family Guy.

I'm worried. Adult Swim used to be the one place on TV I found that "really got me." It was an oasis of tongue-in-cheek, irreverant and really "smart" cartoons.

The smart cartoons are getting stale... and are now being replaced by Saved by the Bell, which is the antithesis of what I always thought Adult Swim stood for.

Maybe it's the Summer Hiatus, Maybe Cartoon Network Corporate is putting more pressure on you to do...something. But you're about to lose me as a die-hard viewer, and I'm not a fickle fan. Please, ditch the SBTB. Play Tom Goes to the Mayor. Squidbillies. More Oblongs. Play Sealab. American Dad. Hell, run the same episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force twice in a row, every day after Family Guy.

I know I'm not the only one who's about to give up on the Network, but I'm really sad that it's crossing my mind. Please. Saved by the Bell is not what your demographic wants to watch... even if Jessie Spano is tweaking out on amphetamines.

I'll teach you something:

The very first animated cartoon is found here and it's called "The Humorous Phases of Funny Faces." Drawn in 1906, Thomas Edison was involved.

Neato, right?