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10th Apr '17 6:13:17 PM nombretomado
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* [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Larry and Steve]] by Creator/{{Seth MacFarlane}}. This short and ''The Life of Larry'' ([=MacFarlane=]'s animation school short that is pretty much the first two episodes of ''Family Guy'' bookended with scenes of SethMacFarlane sitting in a leather chair in a study room with a scotch and a cigar) are considered the pilot shorts for ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.

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* [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Larry and Steve]] by Creator/{{Seth MacFarlane}}. This short and ''The Life of Larry'' ([=MacFarlane=]'s animation school short that is pretty much the first two episodes of ''Family Guy'' bookended with scenes of SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane sitting in a leather chair in a study room with a scotch and a cigar) are considered the pilot shorts for ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.



* CutawayGag: ''Larry and Steve'' had some. Justified in that SethMacFarlane was behind the cartoon and this would later be the hallmark for his more popular work, ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.

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* CutawayGag: ''Larry and Steve'' had some. Justified in that SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane was behind the cartoon and this would later be the hallmark for his more popular work, ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
12th Dec '16 9:47:19 PM NWolfman
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True to Seibert's word, 48 cartoons were produced by a generous handful of creators (mostly Hanna-Barbera staff), each reflecting [[AuthorAppeal the artist's individual style and sensibilities]]. Five of the shorts [''DextersLaboratory'', ''CowAndChicken'', ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheChickenFromOuterSpace'' (which became ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'')] would go on to be the network's first original shows, or CartoonCartoons. Two wound up being the prototype for a much more popular toon later on (''Larry & Steve'' would serve as one of the inspirations for ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''Kenny and the Chimp'' was retooled into ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''). Joe Barbera himself got back in the director's chair to create two shorts of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. Others, such as ''Yoink of the Yukon'', ''Pfish & Chip'', ''Yuckie Duck'', and ''Shake & Flick'', were not as successful, but have gained a strong cult following from classic CN fans.

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True to Seibert's word, 48 cartoons were produced by a generous handful of creators (mostly Hanna-Barbera staff), each reflecting [[AuthorAppeal the artist's individual style and sensibilities]]. Five of the shorts [''DextersLaboratory'', ''CowAndChicken'', ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheChickenFromOuterSpace'' (which became ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'')] would go on to be the network's first original shows, or CartoonCartoons. Two wound up being the prototype for a much more popular toon later on (''Larry & Steve'' would serve as one of the inspirations for ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''Kenny and the Chimp'' was retooled into ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''). Hanna and Joe Barbera himself themselves got back in the director's chair to create "Hard Luck Duck" and two shorts of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''.''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flintstones]]'' shorts, respectively. Others, such as ''Yoink of the Yukon'', ''Pfish & Chip'', ''Yuckie Duck'', and ''Shake & Flick'', were not as successful, but have gained a strong cult following from classic CN fans.
19th Nov '16 9:09:14 AM fruitstripegum
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* InterruptedSuicide: In "Malcolm and Melvin", Melvin tries to off himself by jumping from the window ledge, but he changes his mind when he hears Malcolm's trumpet-playing.



* InterruptedSuicide: In "Malcolm and Melvin", Melvin tries to off himself by jumping from the window ledge, but he changes his mind when he hears Malcolm's trumpet-playing.
22nd Sep '16 12:39:21 AM CaptainTedium
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* SadistTeacher: Mr. Fitzgibbons in the short "Trevor in Journey to Sector 5-G". He deliberately tries to stump his students by coming up with extremely hard math problems and even withholds recess until they answer correctly.

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* SadistTeacher: Mr. Fitzgibbons Fitzgibbon in the short "Trevor in Journey to Sector 5-G". He deliberately tries to stump his students by coming up with extremely hard math problems and even withholds recess until they answer correctly.
19th Sep '16 3:27:27 AM CaptainTedium
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* HappilyAdopted: Implied in "Kitty Bobo", where the titular protagonist is a cat whose parents happen to be dogs. Kitty casually calls them on his cellphone in a way that suggests he doesn't care whether or not they're his biological parents.
18th Sep '16 11:12:37 PM CaptainTedium
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* HumansAreCthulhu: ''Tales of Worm Paranoia''. Unlike most other examples, it's a straight up CosmicHorrorStory.

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* HumansAreCthulhu: ''Tales of Worm Paranoia''.Paranoia'' is about a worm named Johnny being terrified of a human that obliviously injures him constantly. Unlike most other examples, it's a straight up CosmicHorrorStory.
18th Sep '16 11:00:12 PM CaptainTedium
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* OldSuperhero: The premise of "Captain Sturdy: Back in Action", where the titular superhero has to go out of retirement after learning that the official retirement age for superheroes has been changed and as a result his pension has been cancelled.
18th Sep '16 4:12:48 AM CaptainTedium
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* SpinOff: Famously, ''Dexter's Laboratory'', ''The Powerpuff Girls'', ''Johnny Bravo'', ''Cow and Chicken'', and ''Courage the Cowardly Dog'' (and, to a lesser extent, ''Family Guy'' and ''Codename: Kids Next Door'').

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* SpinOff: Famously, ''Dexter's Laboratory'', ''The Powerpuff Girls'', ''Johnny Bravo'', ''Cow ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', and Chicken'', and ''Courage the Cowardly Dog'' ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' (and, to a lesser extent, ''Family Guy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''Codename: Kids Next Door'').''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsnextDoor'') are all series derived from shorts on this programming block..
18th Sep '16 4:08:47 AM CaptainTedium
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* CreatorCameo: The superhero in the "Malcolm and Melvin" shorts was voiced by Creator/RalphBakshi, who created the shorts and disowned both of them after they aired.



* {{Expy}}: The superhero seen in the "Malcolm and Melvin" shorts vaguely resembles Franchise/{{Batman}}.



* NoCelebritiesWereharmed: ''Podunk Possum'' featured the psychotic ghost of a Colonel who owned his own chicken restaurant who is clearly based on Kentucky Fried Chicken's founder Colonel Harlan Sanders.

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* NoCelebritiesWereharmed: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: ''Podunk Possum'' featured the psychotic ghost of a Colonel who owned his own chicken restaurant who is clearly based on Kentucky Fried Chicken's founder Colonel Harlan Sanders.
18th Sep '16 3:13:34 AM CaptainTedium
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* AllCGICartoon: "Strange Things".

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* AllCGICartoon: "Strange Things".Things" was the only short featured on this programming block that was made entirely using computer animation.
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