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12th Jun '17 8:41:47 PM ilovewildkratts1
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* ''Series/Odd Squad'' follows an AB format, both for the first season and the second. In between, there is usually a Training Video from Oscar and Oona (the latter for the second season), or a Welcome to Headquarters video, sometimes followed by one of Ms. O's recruitment commercials. As of Season 2, the We Are Odd Squad shorts become more prevalent as the only short after each episode. In fact, most episodes have the We Are Odd Squad shorts directly after, and are the only shorts featured. The Training Videos, the We Are Odd Squad shorts, and the Welcome to Headquarters shorts also vary in turn, most prevalent in Season 1.

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* ''Series/Odd Squad'' ''Series/OddSquad'' follows an AB format, both for the first season and the second. In between, there is usually a Training Video from Oscar and Oona (the latter for the second season), or a Welcome to Headquarters video, sometimes followed by one of Ms. O's recruitment commercials. As of Season 2, the We Are Odd Squad shorts become more prevalent as the only short after each episode. In fact, most episodes have the We Are Odd Squad shorts directly after, and are the only shorts featured. The Training Videos, the We Are Odd Squad shorts, and the Welcome to Headquarters shorts also vary in turn, most prevalent in Season 1.
12th Jun '17 8:41:09 PM ilovewildkratts1
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* ''Series/Odd Squad'' follows an AB format, both for the first season and the second. In between, there is usually a Training Video from Oscar and Oona (the latter for the second season), or a Welcome to Headquarters video, sometimes followed by one of Ms. O's recruitment commercials. As of Season 2, the We Are Odd Squad shorts become more prevalent as the only short after each episode. In fact, most episodes have the We Are Odd Squad shorts directly after, and are the only shorts featured. The Training Videos, the We Are Odd Squad shorts, and the Welcome to Headquarters shorts also vary in turn, most prevalent in Season 1.
10th Apr '17 11:37:38 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub''
** The first season followed an ABCD format; A would be a newsreel, a ''[[Series/TheSootyShow Sooty]]'' episode or a Jiminy Cricket short, B would be Mouseketeer skits, C would be a serial, and D would be a cartoon.
** For the second season, the Jiminy Cricket short was replaced by a Mouseketeer hosting a look at world cultures; Jiminy would replace the cartoon once a week.
** When the show was reduced to a half-hour for the third season, the show followed an AB format; A would be Mouseketeer skits, a cartoon or a newsreel, while B would be a serial.
27th Jan '17 3:23:20 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''Series/ThePajanimals'' was designed as 11-minute stories. However, even when the show is presented in a half-hour block, the ending theme with "La La Lullaby" is still presented at the end of the first short, then the opening credits are used leading into the second short.
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19th Dec '16 2:07:53 PM mariofan1000
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* ''Series/DrunkHistory'' tells 3 historical stories an episode, with the exception of the Hamilton episode, which is a single 22-minute segment.
28th Oct '16 3:09:22 PM RacattackForce
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Compare QuarterHourShort, where an eleven-minute short isn't paired with a companion short. Creator/CartoonNetwork is especially fond of airing new episodes of their shows in this format, later showcasing them in their Two Shorts form during re-runs.
28th Oct '16 12:39:00 PM RacattackForce
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The ''Three Shorts'' format became eclipsed by the ''Two Shorts'' format [[UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation around the turn of the century]], this being a pair of eleven-minute episodes. Originally very rare, it's now practically the standard for comedy animation, as it allows for more complex stories to be told while still not having the aforementioned hurdles that come with writing a half-hour story. In addition, some half-hour animated shows will have [[VignetteEpisode a few Two Shorts episodes]], any half of which can be used as emergency schedule filler around odd-length specials or movies.

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The ''Three Shorts'' format became eclipsed by the ''Two Shorts'' format [[UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation around the turn of the century]], this being a pair of eleven-minute episodes. Originally very rare, it's now practically the standard for comedy animation, as it allows for more complex stories to be told while still not having the aforementioned hurdles that come with writing a half-hour story. In addition, some half-hour animated shows will have [[VignetteEpisode a few Two Shorts episodes]], any half of which can be used as emergency schedule filler around odd-length specials or movies.
28th Oct '16 12:37:56 PM RacattackForce
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The "Three Shorts" format became eclipsed by the ''Two Shorts'' format [[UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation around the turn of the century]], with a pair of eleven-minute episodes. Originally very rare, it's now practically the standard for comedy animation, as it allows for more complex stories to be told while still not having the aforementioned hurdles that come with writing a half-hour story. In addition, some half-hour animated shows will have [[VignetteEpisode a few Two Shorts episodes]], any half of which can be used as emergency schedule filler around odd-length specials or movies.

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The "Three Shorts" ''Three Shorts'' format became eclipsed by the ''Two Shorts'' format [[UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation around the turn of the century]], with this being a pair of eleven-minute episodes. Originally very rare, it's now practically the standard for comedy animation, as it allows for more complex stories to be told while still not having the aforementioned hurdles that come with writing a half-hour story. In addition, some half-hour animated shows will have [[VignetteEpisode a few Two Shorts episodes]], any half of which can be used as emergency schedule filler around odd-length specials or movies.
28th Oct '16 12:37:08 PM RacattackForce
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A popular format in which to present a cartoon show. The half hour, 22 minutes of program time, is used to show three six-minute short cartoons. The remaining time is used for short framing segments or one-minute gags.

Many shows follow an A-B-A form for this format, meaning one series has a short in the first slot and in the last. This "A" series is generally the one that gives the whole show its name. The middle slot is filled by a second "B" series, that may or may not get billing in the TitleSequence. The "B" series is often in the same universe as the "A" series, and the two can often CrossOver, with the virtue that everyone who has seen the one will almost inevitably see the other. Creator/HannaBarbera likes this format for its Cartoon Network original shows, and many of its older productions.

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A once popular format in which to present a cartoon show. The half hour, 22 minutes of program time, is used to show three six-minute short cartoons. The remaining time is used for short framing segments or one-minute gags.

Many shows follow an A-B-A form for this format, meaning one series has a short in the first slot and in the last. This "A" series is generally the one that gives the whole show its name. The middle slot is filled by a second "B" series, that may or may not get billing in the TitleSequence. The "B" series is often in the same universe as the "A" series, and the two can often CrossOver, with the virtue that everyone who has seen the one will almost inevitably see the other. Creator/HannaBarbera likes liked this format for its Cartoon Network original shows, and many of its older productions.



Most series today use a TwoShorts form, with a pair of eleven-minute episodes. Originally very rare, it's practically the standard for comedy. Some half-hour animated shows have [[VignetteEpisode a few Two Shorts episodes made up]], any half of which can be used as emergency schedule filler around odd-length specials or movies. (The Disney Channel likes these, there are three episodes of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' that follow Two Shorts form, and they crop up after any given movie airing.)

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Most series today use a TwoShorts form, The "Three Shorts" format became eclipsed by the ''Two Shorts'' format [[UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation around the turn of the century]], with a pair of eleven-minute episodes. Originally very rare, it's now practically the standard for comedy. Some comedy animation, as it allows for more complex stories to be told while still not having the aforementioned hurdles that come with writing a half-hour story. In addition, some half-hour animated shows will have [[VignetteEpisode a few Two Shorts episodes made up]], episodes]], any half of which can be used as emergency schedule filler around odd-length specials or movies. (The Disney Channel likes these, there are three episodes of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' that follow Two Shorts form, and they crop up after any given movie airing.)
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3rd Oct '16 8:45:40 PM Kartoonkid95
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->'''The Red Guy:''' So get ready for part three of ''THE UGLIEST WEENIE!''
->'''Director:''' Hey, what happened to part two? Was [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel that weasel thing ]] part two?
->'''The Red Guy:''' Yes, it ''WAS'' part two of our show! Now, this is part three of the show, WHICH IS PART TWO OF ''THE UGLIEST WEENIE!''
-->--''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', "The Ugliest Weenie (Epilogue)"
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