History Radar / CartoonNetwork

23rd Jun '16 8:44:51 PM nombretomado
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Much like ''Johnny Bravo'', ''TimeSquad'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' is also remembered for its ability to push Creator/CartoonNetwork's envelope on what can and can't be shown to kids on cable TV. It helps that most of the show's staff used to work on ''Ren and Stimpy'' (including show creator David Feiss and such staff members as Bob Camp and Richard Pursel) and are known for appearing on cartoons that are known for dodging the radar (like episode writer Steve Marmel, who also wrote for ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' and ''Ying Yang Yo!'', or CharlieAdler, who's [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife no stranger in doing voicework on a cable cartoon known for slipping in dubious "adult" jokes]]):

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Much like ''Johnny Bravo'', ''TimeSquad'', ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' is also remembered for its ability to push Creator/CartoonNetwork's envelope on what can and can't be shown to kids on cable TV. It helps that most of the show's staff used to work on ''Ren and Stimpy'' (including show creator David Feiss and such staff members as Bob Camp and Richard Pursel) and are known for appearing on cartoons that are known for dodging the radar (like episode writer Steve Marmel, who also wrote for ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' and ''Ying Yang Yo!'', or CharlieAdler, who's [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife no stranger in doing voicework on a cable cartoon known for slipping in dubious "adult" jokes]]):
12th Jun '16 9:09:58 PM BNSF1995
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It's no secret that Cartoon Network's radar system has a lot of screws loose in terms of airing dubious content...and not just on their primetime-to-late-night Creator/AdultSwim line-up. Their daytime original programming[[note]]a lot of which take cues -- and have crew members -- from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons, especially during the first wave of Cartoon Network's original programming [The "Cartoon Cartoon" era][[/note]] all proudly push the limits of their TV-Y7 rating, and their imported theatrical cartoon shorts collection[[note]]Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Tom and Jerry, the MGM cartoons Tex Avery made when he quit Warner Bros., and, in the earlier days and in some countries, the Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz cartoons[[/note]], despite most being EditedForSyndication, pushes the limits of their TV-G rating. As of 2010, however, most of their original programming airs with a TV-PG rating in an attempt to "age up" the programming and get more ratings from their PeripheryDemographic (older kids and parents who watch cartoons with their kids for either MoralGuardian or nostalgia reasons), even though the TV-Y7 for fantasy violence (FV) rating still appears on some of their programming (mostly their syndicated shows, like ''Tom and Jerry Tales'' and ''Pokémon'', but ''The Amazing World of Gumball''[[note]]even though it has a PG certificate in its native UK for comic violence, rude humor, dangerous behavior, and suggestive themes and dialogue[[/note]], ''We Bare Bears'', and the 2016 reboot of ''The Powerpuff Girls'' are the current exceptions).

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It's no secret that Cartoon Network's radar system has a lot of screws loose in terms of airing dubious content...and not just on their primetime-to-late-night Creator/AdultSwim line-up. Their daytime original programming[[note]]a lot of which take cues -- and have crew members -- from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons, especially during the first wave of Cartoon Network's original programming [The "Cartoon Cartoon" era][[/note]] all proudly push the limits of their TV-Y7 rating, and their imported theatrical cartoon shorts collection[[note]]Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Tom and Jerry, the MGM cartoons Tex Avery made when he quit Warner Bros., and, in the earlier days and in some countries, the Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz cartoons[[/note]], despite most being EditedForSyndication, pushes the limits of their TV-G rating. As of 2010, however, most of their original programming airs with a TV-PG rating in an attempt to "age up" the programming and get more ratings from their PeripheryDemographic (older kids and parents who watch cartoons with their kids for either MoralGuardian or nostalgia reasons), even though the TV-Y7 for fantasy violence (FV) rating still appears on some of their programming (mostly their syndicated shows, like ''Tom and Jerry Tales'' and ''Pokémon'', but ''The Amazing World of Gumball''[[note]]even though it has a PG certificate in its native UK for comic violence, rude humor, dangerous behavior, and suggestive themes and dialogue[[/note]], ''We Bare Bears'', and the 2016 reboot of ''The Powerpuff Girls'' are the current exceptions).
exceptions). Starting around 2015, though, network CEO Christina Miller seemingly began a campaign to stomp out the older-skewing shows due to her and the executives supposedly being hardline MoralGuardians.
25th May '16 11:18:38 PM ParkedCarAnne
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It's no secret that Cartoon Network's radar system has a lot of screws loose in terms of airing content that other kids'/family channels would not consider appropriate for children...and not just on their primetime-to-late-night Creator/AdultSwim line-up. Their daytime original programming (a lot of which take cues -- and have crew members -- from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons[[note]]especially during the first wave of Cartoon Network's original programming [The "Cartoon Cartoon" era][[/note]]) all proudly push the limits of their TV-Y7 rating (and their imported theatrical cartoon shorts collection[[note]]Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Tom and Jerry, the MGM cartoons Tex Avery made when he quit Warner Bros., and, in the earlier days and in some countries, the Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz cartoons[[/note]], despite being EditedForSyndication, pushes the limits of their TV-G rating). As of 2010, however, most of their original programming airs with a TV-PG rating in an attempt to "age up" the programming and get more ratings from their PeripheryDemographic (older kids and parents who watch cartoons with their kids for either MoralGuardian or nostalgia reasons), even though the TV-Y7 for fantasy violence (FV) rating still appears on some of their programming (mostly their syndicated shows, like ''Tom and Jerry Tales'' and ''Pokémon'', but ''The Amazing World of Gumball''[[note]]even though it has a PG certificate in its native UK[[/note]], ''We Bare Bears'' and the 2016 reboot of ''The Powerpuff Girls'' are the current exceptions).

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It's no secret that Cartoon Network's radar system has a lot of screws loose in terms of airing content that other kids'/family channels would not consider appropriate for children...dubious content...and not just on their primetime-to-late-night Creator/AdultSwim line-up. Their daytime original programming (a programming[[note]]a lot of which take cues -- and have crew members -- from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons[[note]]especially Nicktoons, especially during the first wave of Cartoon Network's original programming [The "Cartoon Cartoon" era][[/note]]) era][[/note]] all proudly push the limits of their TV-Y7 rating (and rating, and their imported theatrical cartoon shorts collection[[note]]Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Tom and Jerry, the MGM cartoons Tex Avery made when he quit Warner Bros., and, in the earlier days and in some countries, the Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz cartoons[[/note]], despite most being EditedForSyndication, pushes the limits of their TV-G rating). rating. As of 2010, however, most of their original programming airs with a TV-PG rating in an attempt to "age up" the programming and get more ratings from their PeripheryDemographic (older kids and parents who watch cartoons with their kids for either MoralGuardian or nostalgia reasons), even though the TV-Y7 for fantasy violence (FV) rating still appears on some of their programming (mostly their syndicated shows, like ''Tom and Jerry Tales'' and ''Pokémon'', but ''The Amazing World of Gumball''[[note]]even though it has a PG certificate in its native UK[[/note]], UK for comic violence, rude humor, dangerous behavior, and suggestive themes and dialogue[[/note]], ''We Bare Bears'' Bears'', and the 2016 reboot of ''The Powerpuff Girls'' are the current exceptions).
19th May '16 11:21:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Much like ''Johnny Bravo'', ''TimeSquad'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' is also remembered for its ability to push Creator/CartoonNetwork's envelope on what can and can't be shown to kids on cable TV. It helps that most of the show's staff used to work on ''Ren and Stimpy'' (including show creator David Feiss and such staff members as Bob Camp and Richard Pursel) and are known for appearing on cartoons that are known for dodging the radar (like episode writer Steve Marmel, who also wrote for ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' and ''Ying Yang Yo!'', or CharlieAdler, who's [[RockosModernLife no stranger in doing voicework on a cable cartoon known for slipping in dubious "adult" jokes]]):

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Much like ''Johnny Bravo'', ''TimeSquad'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' is also remembered for its ability to push Creator/CartoonNetwork's envelope on what can and can't be shown to kids on cable TV. It helps that most of the show's staff used to work on ''Ren and Stimpy'' (including show creator David Feiss and such staff members as Bob Camp and Richard Pursel) and are known for appearing on cartoons that are known for dodging the radar (like episode writer Steve Marmel, who also wrote for ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' and ''Ying Yang Yo!'', or CharlieAdler, who's [[RockosModernLife [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife no stranger in doing voicework on a cable cartoon known for slipping in dubious "adult" jokes]]):
20th Apr '16 12:36:41 AM ParkedCarAnne
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It's no secret that Cartoon Network's radar system has a lot of screws loose in terms of airing content that other channels would not consider appropriate for children...and not just on their primetime-to-late-night Creator/AdultSwim line-up. Their daytime original programming (a lot of which take cues -- and have crew members -- from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons) all proudly push the limits of their TV-Y7 rating (and their imported theatrical cartoon shorts collection[[note]]Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Tom and Jerry, the MGM cartoons Tex Avery made when he quit Warner Bros., and, in the earlier days and in some countries, the Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz cartoons[[/note]], despite being EditedForSyndication, pushes the limits of their TV-G rating). As of 2010, however, most of their original programming airs with a TV-PG rating in an attempt to "age up" the programming and get more ratings from their PeripheryDemographic (older kids and parents who watch cartoons with their kids for either MoralGuardian or nostalgia reasons).

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It's no secret that Cartoon Network's radar system has a lot of screws loose in terms of airing content that other kids'/family channels would not consider appropriate for children...and not just on their primetime-to-late-night Creator/AdultSwim line-up. Their daytime original programming (a lot of which take cues -- and have crew members -- from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons) Nicktoons[[note]]especially during the first wave of Cartoon Network's original programming [The "Cartoon Cartoon" era][[/note]]) all proudly push the limits of their TV-Y7 rating (and their imported theatrical cartoon shorts collection[[note]]Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Tom and Jerry, the MGM cartoons Tex Avery made when he quit Warner Bros., and, in the earlier days and in some countries, the Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz cartoons[[/note]], despite being EditedForSyndication, pushes the limits of their TV-G rating). As of 2010, however, most of their original programming airs with a TV-PG rating in an attempt to "age up" the programming and get more ratings from their PeripheryDemographic (older kids and parents who watch cartoons with their kids for either MoralGuardian or nostalgia reasons).
reasons), even though the TV-Y7 for fantasy violence (FV) rating still appears on some of their programming (mostly their syndicated shows, like ''Tom and Jerry Tales'' and ''Pokémon'', but ''The Amazing World of Gumball''[[note]]even though it has a PG certificate in its native UK[[/note]], ''We Bare Bears'' and the 2016 reboot of ''The Powerpuff Girls'' are the current exceptions).



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17th Mar '16 12:12:43 AM ParkedCarAnne
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It's no secret that Cartoon Network's radar system has a lot of screws loose in terms of airing content that other channels would not consider appropriate for children...and not just on their primetime-to-late-night Creator/AdultSwim line-up. Their daytime original programming (a lot of which take cues -- and have crew members -- from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons) all proudly push the limits of their TV-Y7 rating (and their imported theatrical cartoon shorts collection[[note]]Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Tom and Jerry, the MGM cartoons Tex Avery made when he quit Warner Bros., and, in the earlier days and in some countries, the Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz cartoons[[/note]], despite being EditedForSyndication, pushes the limits of their TV-G rating), though, as of 2010, most of their original programming airs with a TV-PG rating in an attempt to "age up" the programming and get more ratings from their PeripheryDemographic (older kids and parents who watch cartoons with their kids for either MoralGuardian or nostalgia reasons).

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It's no secret that Cartoon Network's radar system has a lot of screws loose in terms of airing content that other channels would not consider appropriate for children...and not just on their primetime-to-late-night Creator/AdultSwim line-up. Their daytime original programming (a lot of which take cues -- and have crew members -- from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons) all proudly push the limits of their TV-Y7 rating (and their imported theatrical cartoon shorts collection[[note]]Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Tom and Jerry, the MGM cartoons Tex Avery made when he quit Warner Bros., and, in the earlier days and in some countries, the Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz cartoons[[/note]], despite being EditedForSyndication, pushes the limits of their TV-G rating), though, as rating). As of 2010, however, most of their original programming airs with a TV-PG rating in an attempt to "age up" the programming and get more ratings from their PeripheryDemographic (older kids and parents who watch cartoons with their kids for either MoralGuardian or nostalgia reasons).



* Much like ''Johnny Bravo'', ''TimeSquad'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' is also remembered for its ability to push Creator/CartoonNetwork's envelope on what can and can't be shown to kids on cable TV. It helps that most of the show's staff used to work on ''Ren and Stimpy'' (including show creator David Feiss) and are known for appearing on cartoons that are known for dodging the radar (like episode writer Steve Marmel, who also wrote for ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' and ''Ying Yang Yo!'', or CharlieAdler, who's [[RockosModernLife no stranger in doing voicework on a cable cartoon known for slipping in dubious "adult" jokes]]):

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* Much like ''Johnny Bravo'', ''TimeSquad'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' is also remembered for its ability to push Creator/CartoonNetwork's envelope on what can and can't be shown to kids on cable TV. It helps that most of the show's staff used to work on ''Ren and Stimpy'' (including show creator David Feiss) Feiss and such staff members as Bob Camp and Richard Pursel) and are known for appearing on cartoons that are known for dodging the radar (like episode writer Steve Marmel, who also wrote for ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' and ''Ying Yang Yo!'', or CharlieAdler, who's [[RockosModernLife no stranger in doing voicework on a cable cartoon known for slipping in dubious "adult" jokes]]):


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**The near-constant references to The Larry 3000's [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguous homosexuality]]. By the time season two rolled around, you had episodes like "Day of the Larrys" and "Ex Marks the Spot" that pretty much tossed ambiguity out the window.
27th Jan '16 5:18:54 AM WhatArtThee
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* The literal carpet-munching BadassBiker women in the episode "Buffalo Gals." In fact, most of that episode was packed with [[LesYay lesbian undertones]] (the biker who takes Cow under her wing is named "Munch Kelly," her calling card is a carpet sample with the female symbol [the cross with a circle on top] on it, Mom telling Dad that they're not after him as they chew on the living room carpet, and the girls playing softball with Cow saying, "I'll pitch and you catch"). Sadly, the radar caught up with this episode. It was pulled from rotation and replaced with the episode "Orthodontic Police." It can now be seen on many video websites, including YouTube ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O0dCdU4UPk&list=FLmUyD-pa3jFzBC7mig5uGDg]])
* This cartoon was packed to the brim with lots of characters having [[GayMoment gay moments]] and many instances of gender confusion, such as "Confused," "Which Came First," the aforementioned "[[MissingEpisode Buffalo Gals]]," and any time Dad alludes to either being less of a man than Mom or being a female to male transsexual. That "Buffalo Gals" was banned for mild lesbian undertones and everything other reference to gender confusion stayed really makes you wonder what the Creator/CartoonNetwork censors' collective reason was behind this decision, though it has been said that "Buffalo Gals" was banned because a parent wrote in and complained.

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* The literal carpet-munching BadassBiker women in the episode "Buffalo Gals." In fact, most of that episode was packed with [[LesYay lesbian undertones]] stereotyping]] (the biker who takes Cow under her wing is named "Munch Kelly," her calling card is a carpet sample with the female symbol [the cross with a circle on top] on it, Mom telling Dad that they're not after him as they chew on the living room carpet, and the girls playing softball with Cow saying, "I'll pitch and you catch"). Sadly, the radar caught up with this episode. It was pulled from rotation and replaced with the episode "Orthodontic Police." It can now be seen on many video websites, including YouTube ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O0dCdU4UPk&list=FLmUyD-pa3jFzBC7mig5uGDg]])
* This cartoon was packed to the brim with lots of characters having [[GayMoment gay moments]] and many instances of gender confusion, such as "Confused," "Which Came First," the aforementioned "[[MissingEpisode Buffalo Gals]]," and any time Dad alludes to either being less of a man than Mom or being a female to male transsexual. That "Buffalo Gals" was banned for mild lesbian undertones and everything other reference to gender confusion stayed really makes you wonder what the Creator/CartoonNetwork censors' collective reason was behind this decision, though it has been said that "Buffalo Gals" was banned because a parent wrote in and complained.
com/watch?v=7O0dCdU4UPk&list=FLmUyD-pa3jFzBC7mig5uGDg]])



** In the same episode, Dad says something among the lines of "Of course I've been in the girl's bathroom! Why, some of the best times of my lfie have been spent there! Oh I could tell you some stories!"

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** In the same episode, Dad says something among the lines of "Of course I've been in the girl's bathroom! Why, some of the best times of my lfie life have been spent there! Oh I could tell you some stories!"



* The episode [[FantasticVoyagePlot "Journey to the Center of Cow"]] has a ShoutOut to (of all things) Film/{{Deliverance}}.
-->'''Hillbilly Enzyme:''' Hey boy, you've got a purdy beak.



** References to homosexuality, all of which was centered on [[RobotBuddy The Larry 3000]] and made up a huge chunk of what got past the censors (see [[HoYay/TimeSquad Time Squad's Ho Yay section]] for more details)
24th Jan '16 2:19:36 PM ParkedCarAnne
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* '''WesternAnimation/{{Robotomy}}'''! Far too many examples to list, but all you need to know is that the people behind ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}} worked on it.

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* '''WesternAnimation/{{Robotomy}}'''! Far too many examples to list, but all you need to know is that the people behind ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}" worked on it.it and, despite some intervention from Standards and Practices, the show got away with a lot, mostly rude language ("sucks", "screwed," and "sexy" were said a few times), drug parallels (the "Field of Screams" episode had a performance-enhancing drug), mild sexual content (including one episode that featured a cross-dressed robot hooker), and over-the-top cartoon violence.
23rd Jan '16 4:48:23 PM nombretomado
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It's no secret that Cartoon Network's radar system has a lot of screws loose in terms of airing content that other channels would not consider appropriate for children...and not just on their primetime-to-late-night AdultSwim line-up. Their daytime original programming (a lot of which take cues -- and have crew members -- from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons) all proudly push the limits of their TV-Y7 rating (and their imported theatrical cartoon shorts collection[[note]]Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Tom and Jerry, the MGM cartoons Tex Avery made when he quit Warner Bros., and, in the earlier days and in some countries, the Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz cartoons[[/note]], despite being EditedForSyndication, pushes the limits of their TV-G rating), though, as of 2010, most of their original programming airs with a TV-PG rating in an attempt to "age up" the programming and get more ratings from their PeripheryDemographic (older kids and parents who watch cartoons with their kids for either MoralGuardian or nostalgia reasons).

to:

It's no secret that Cartoon Network's radar system has a lot of screws loose in terms of airing content that other channels would not consider appropriate for children...and not just on their primetime-to-late-night AdultSwim Creator/AdultSwim line-up. Their daytime original programming (a lot of which take cues -- and have crew members -- from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons) all proudly push the limits of their TV-Y7 rating (and their imported theatrical cartoon shorts collection[[note]]Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Tom and Jerry, the MGM cartoons Tex Avery made when he quit Warner Bros., and, in the earlier days and in some countries, the Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz cartoons[[/note]], despite being EditedForSyndication, pushes the limits of their TV-G rating), though, as of 2010, most of their original programming airs with a TV-PG rating in an attempt to "age up" the programming and get more ratings from their PeripheryDemographic (older kids and parents who watch cartoons with their kids for either MoralGuardian or nostalgia reasons).
2nd Jan '16 7:28:25 AM Doug86
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* While ''IAmWeasel'' was cut from the same cloth as ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', it was very light on dubious content. However, that isn't to say that the show was completely clean. The Red Guy from ''Cow and Chicken'' was still there and still had names that referred to his state of undress (Lance Sackless, Cleo-Pantless, Tallulah Bottoms, etc), the episode "I.R. Bush Pilot" has Weasel as an OB/GYN and a pilot (making the title one of the most sexual puns ever made on a Creator/CartoonNetwork show that ''wasn't'' on Creator/AdultSwim), and "This Bridge Not Weasel Bridge" had a line about a worker who was coming home to his wife and the son he never knew he had (possibly because his wife had him with another man).

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* While ''IAmWeasel'' ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' was cut from the same cloth as ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', it was very light on dubious content. However, that isn't to say that the show was completely clean. The Red Guy from ''Cow and Chicken'' was still there and still had names that referred to his state of undress (Lance Sackless, Cleo-Pantless, Tallulah Bottoms, etc), the episode "I.R. Bush Pilot" has Weasel as an OB/GYN and a pilot (making the title one of the most sexual puns ever made on a Creator/CartoonNetwork show that ''wasn't'' on Creator/AdultSwim), and "This Bridge Not Weasel Bridge" had a line about a worker who was coming home to his wife and the son he never knew he had (possibly because his wife had him with another man).
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