History Headscratchers / AdultSwim

23rd Jun '15 4:01:32 PM MarkLungo
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* What is with Adult Swim and vomiting? I'm not talking just about ''Family Guy'' and ''American Dad'' here, because Seth MacFarlane has a thing for violent vomiting. But it seems like every single commercial break one of the commercials is about one of the live action shows and before it's over at least one person vomits for no reason (Eric André comes to mind, there have been many nights I forgot his show was on and didn't change the channel, as soon as it comes on he vomits out of nowhere, plus the commercial for an episode of Hot Package has him vomit at the very end). So why? I can't just sit here and be self centered thinking that they just want to disgust me while I'm trying to eat.
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* What is with Adult Swim and vomiting? I'm not talking just about ''Family Guy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''American Dad'' ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' here, because Seth MacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane has a thing for violent vomiting. But it seems like every single commercial break one of the commercials is about one of the live action shows and before it's over at least one person vomits for no reason (Eric André comes to mind, there have been many nights I forgot his show was on and didn't change the channel, as soon as it comes on he vomits out of nowhere, plus the commercial for an episode of Hot Package has him vomit at the very end). So why? I can't just sit here and be self centered thinking that they just want to disgust me while I'm trying to eat.
23rd Jun '15 4:00:38 PM MarkLungo
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* What's with all the hiphop/rap references in their shows. This is much more prominant in "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" since Meatwad is a fan of rap music and MC Chris is a rapper and he makes guest appearances on this show and "Sealab 2021". Then there's "Dat Crooked Sipp" which is full of "Crunk" music refernces and it's follow up "Freaknik the Musical". Also Williams Street teamed up with a Hip Hop Label Definitive Jux to make Williams Street Records. Plus the show "Loiter Squad" stars a HipHop group. Of course this question is coming from a troper who doesn't like Hip Hop nor understand Hip Hop. ** Adult Swim's headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA and many of its shows are produced there. Atlanta is considered one of the birthplaces of rap and hip hop and is well known for its independent music scene. * What is with Adult Swim and vomiting? I'm not talking just about Family Guy and American Dad here, because Seth MacFarlane has a thing for violent vomiting. But it seems like every single commercial break one of the commercials is about one of the live action shows and before it's over at least one person vomits for no reason (Eric André comes to mind, there have been many nights I forgot his show was on and didn't change the channel, as soon as it comes on he vomits out of nowhere, plus the commercial for an episode of Hot Package has him vomit at the very end). So why? I can't just sit here and be self centered thinking that they just want to disgust me while I'm trying to eat.
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* What's with all the hiphop/rap references in their shows. This is much more prominant in "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' since Meatwad is a fan of rap music and MC Chris is a rapper and he makes guest appearances on this show and "Sealab 2021". ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}''. Then there's "Dat Crooked Sipp" ''DatCrookedSipp'' which is full of "Crunk" music refernces references and it's follow up "Freaknik the Musical".''WesternAnimation/FreaknikTheMusical''. Also Williams Street teamed up with a Hip Hop Label Definitive Jux to make Williams Street Records. Plus the show "Loiter Squad" stars a HipHop group. Of course this question is coming from a troper who doesn't like Hip Hop nor understand Hip Hop. ** Adult Swim's headquarters is located in Atlanta, UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, GA and many of its shows are produced there. Atlanta is considered one of the birthplaces of rap and hip hop and is well known for its independent music scene. * What is with Adult Swim and vomiting? I'm not talking just about Family Guy ''Family Guy'' and American Dad ''American Dad'' here, because Seth MacFarlane has a thing for violent vomiting. But it seems like every single commercial break one of the commercials is about one of the live action shows and before it's over at least one person vomits for no reason (Eric André comes to mind, there have been many nights I forgot his show was on and didn't change the channel, as soon as it comes on he vomits out of nowhere, plus the commercial for an episode of Hot Package has him vomit at the very end). So why? I can't just sit here and be self centered thinking that they just want to disgust me while I'm trying to eat.
23rd Jun '15 3:58:30 PM MarkLungo
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** Part of the reason that American shows like WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy get more love than anime is probably due to the way anime shows are formatted. Most anime shows (the action and drama ones, in particular) tend to have much longer story arcs. ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' and the Creator/SethMacFarlane shows have never had plots that lasted more than two episodes. American networks, including Adult Swim, want to have shows that can be watched and enjoyed by anyone, even if it's 50 episodes in and the viewer has never seen the show. Even American shows that do have ongoing story arcs will often have individual plots in each episode that get resolved by the end of said episode. So there's still something for the new viewer to enjoy. The people running American networks often see anime as a bad investment because of this.
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** Part of the reason that American shows like WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' get more love than anime is probably due to the way anime shows are formatted. Most anime shows (the action and drama ones, in particular) tend to have much longer story arcs. ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' and the Creator/SethMacFarlane shows have never had plots that lasted more than two episodes. American networks, including Adult Swim, want to have shows that can be watched and enjoyed by anyone, even if it's 50 episodes in and the viewer has never seen the show. Even American shows that do have ongoing story arcs will often have individual plots in each episode that get resolved by the end of said episode. So there's still something for the new viewer to enjoy. The people running American networks often see anime as a bad investment because of this.
23rd Jun '15 3:57:49 PM MarkLungo
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*** They don't get very strong ratings for two reasons: Anime doesn't get as much marketing as the Adult Swim Comedy shows, and the anime boat has largely passed, becoming a niche thing again. On the other hand, comedic western animation has been getting bigger and bigger for the past 20 years and has become mainstream. Except for ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and the series finale of ''Manga/DeathNote'', all of Adult Swim Action's top-rated shows--''Anime/[=InuYasha=]'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' (the original one), ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', ''Anime/TheBigO'', ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', and ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''--were aired or began airing during the peak of anime popularity. However, the guy who dislikes anime has always disliked it; I strongly believe ratings have nothing to do with it--it's that he's into that silly, non-sequitur humor Williams Street Productions produces, and anime is practically its polar opposite in animation. Whatever you like watching best, you'd probably dislike something that it has nothing in common with too.
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*** They don't get very strong ratings for two reasons: Anime doesn't get as much marketing as the Adult Swim Comedy shows, and the anime boat has largely passed, becoming a niche thing again. On the other hand, comedic western animation has been getting bigger and bigger for the past 20 years and has become mainstream. Except for ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and the series finale of ''Manga/DeathNote'', all of Adult Swim Action's top-rated shows--''Anime/[=InuYasha=]'', shows--''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' (the original one), ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', ''Anime/TheBigO'', ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', and ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''--were aired or began airing during the peak of anime popularity. However, the guy who dislikes anime has always disliked it; I strongly believe ratings have nothing to do with it--it's that he's into that silly, non-sequitur humor Williams Street Productions produces, and anime is practically its polar opposite in animation. Whatever you like watching best, you'd probably dislike something that it has nothing in common with too.
23rd Jun '15 3:56:09 PM nombretomado
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* What is it with Creator/AdultSwim's grudge against anime? Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but they use to have a healthy balance between Anime and their Comedies. I understand licensing anime can be expensive, but they play ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and ''KingOfTheHill'' back to back 4 days out of the week. Why is it that they can only find time for anime way back at 12AM on Saturdays?
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* What is it with Creator/AdultSwim's grudge against anime? Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but they use to have a healthy balance between Anime and their Comedies. I understand licensing anime can be expensive, but they play ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and ''KingOfTheHill'' ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' back to back 4 days out of the week. Why is it that they can only find time for anime way back at 12AM on Saturdays?

** Part of the reason that American shows like WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy get more love than anime is probably due to the way anime shows are formatted. Most anime shows (the action and drama ones, in particular) tend to have much longer story arcs. KingOfTheHill and the SethMacFarlane shows have never had plots that lasted more than two episodes. American networks, including Adult Swim, want to have shows that can be watched and enjoyed by anyone, even if it's 50 episodes in and the viewer has never seen the show. Even American shows that do have ongoing story arcs will often have individual plots in each episode that get resolved by the end of said episode. So there's still something for the new viewer to enjoy. The people running American networks often see anime as a bad investment because of this.
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** Part of the reason that American shows like WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy get more love than anime is probably due to the way anime shows are formatted. Most anime shows (the action and drama ones, in particular) tend to have much longer story arcs. KingOfTheHill ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' and the SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane shows have never had plots that lasted more than two episodes. American networks, including Adult Swim, want to have shows that can be watched and enjoyed by anyone, even if it's 50 episodes in and the viewer has never seen the show. Even American shows that do have ongoing story arcs will often have individual plots in each episode that get resolved by the end of said episode. So there's still something for the new viewer to enjoy. The people running American networks often see anime as a bad investment because of this.
28th Mar '15 4:00:35 PM WolfMaster91
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* What is with Adult Swim and vomiting? I'm not talking just about Family Guy and American Dad here, because Seth MacFarlane has a thing for violent vomiting. But it seems like every single commercial break one of the commercials is about one of the live action shows and before it's over at least one person vomits for no reason (Eric André comes to mind, there have been many nights I forgot his show was on and didn't change the channel, as soon as it comes on he vomits out of nowhere, plus the commercial for an episode of Hot Package has him vomit at the very end). So why? I can't just sit here and be self centered thinking that they just want to disgust me while I'm trying to eat.
26th Mar '15 8:18:29 PM nombretomado
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** Part of the reason that American shows like FamilyGuy get more love than anime is probably due to the way anime shows are formatted. Most anime shows (the action and drama ones, in particular) tend to have much longer story arcs. KingOfTheHill and the SethMacFarlane shows have never had plots that lasted more than two episodes. American networks, including Adult Swim, want to have shows that can be watched and enjoyed by anyone, even if it's 50 episodes in and the viewer has never seen the show. Even American shows that do have ongoing story arcs will often have individual plots in each episode that get resolved by the end of said episode. So there's still something for the new viewer to enjoy. The people running American networks often see anime as a bad investment because of this.
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** Part of the reason that American shows like FamilyGuy WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy get more love than anime is probably due to the way anime shows are formatted. Most anime shows (the action and drama ones, in particular) tend to have much longer story arcs. KingOfTheHill and the SethMacFarlane shows have never had plots that lasted more than two episodes. American networks, including Adult Swim, want to have shows that can be watched and enjoyed by anyone, even if it's 50 episodes in and the viewer has never seen the show. Even American shows that do have ongoing story arcs will often have individual plots in each episode that get resolved by the end of said episode. So there's still something for the new viewer to enjoy. The people running American networks often see anime as a bad investment because of this.
28th Oct '14 6:20:15 PM spirasen
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** It's "cheaper" to licence shows made in the U.S. and in-house because... big reveal here... ''it's actually ''' much cheaper.''' '' There's no great conspiracy against anime in the adult swim offices, [[MoneyDearBoy anime is from Japan, and costs assloads to import and air in other countries.]] Bandai, for example, is having a hell of a time trying to license its shows to other countries, because it essentially shot itself in the foot; it's prices these days are particularly exorbitant.
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** It's "cheaper" to licence shows made in the U.S. and in-house because... big reveal here... ''it's actually ''' much cheaper.''' '' There's no great conspiracy against anime in the adult swim offices, [[MoneyDearBoy anime is from Japan, and costs assloads to import and air in other countries.]] Bandai, for example, is having a hell of a time trying to license its shows to other countries, because it essentially shot itself in the foot; it's its prices these days are particularly exorbitant.
28th Oct '14 6:17:58 PM spirasen
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** It's "cheaper" to licence shows made in the U.S. and in-house because... big reveal here... ''it's actually ''' much cheaper.''' '' There's no great conspiracy against anime in the adult swim offices, [[MoneyDearBoy anime is from Japan, and costs assloads to import and air in other countries.]] Bandai, for example, is having a hell of a time trying to license its' shows to other countries, because it essentially shot itself in the foot; it's prices these days are particularly exorbitant.
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** It's "cheaper" to licence shows made in the U.S. and in-house because... big reveal here... ''it's actually ''' much cheaper.''' '' There's no great conspiracy against anime in the adult swim offices, [[MoneyDearBoy anime is from Japan, and costs assloads to import and air in other countries.]] Bandai, for example, is having a hell of a time trying to license its' its shows to other countries, because it essentially shot itself in the foot; it's prices these days are particularly exorbitant.
6th Sep '14 3:07:18 AM C2
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q&a was an internal point of discussion
* Why did we get rid of Creator/AdultSwim's YMMV page. Not only was it isolated, it had all its contents deleted, and the page locked. (And somehow, its entire history was deleted). What gives? ** Pages in the Creator space shouldn't have YMMV tabs.
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