A weekly Cartoon Network
program/block which showcased the network's original animated comedy series or Cartoon Cartoons
. During it's heyday, the block would usually be hosted by a character from a Cartoon Cartoon series and interact with other stars and introduce the shows.
It ran from June 11th, 1999 to May 16th, 2003. A live-action reboot, simply called Fridays
, ran from October 2003 to February 2007.
Now has a Character Sheet in progress.
Shows that aired on Cartoon Cartoon Fridays
Cartoon Cartoon Fridays provides examples of:
- Art Evolution: Dexter's design and voice changed in December 2001 to reflect his show's 2001 revamp.
- Ascended Extra: Lenny Baxter, the comic book geek and one-shot villain from the Powerpuff Girls episode "Collect Her", appears occasionally to provide trivia from the various Cartoon Cartoons.
- Christmas Episode / Christmas Special: A Very Cartoon Cartoon Fridays Holiday Special
- Crossover: The entire concept of the hosting segments was for stars from different Cartoon Cartoons to interact with each other.
- Fred Jones unexpectedly showed up when Edd was hosting.
- Also, the mysterious intruder in the Halloween special turned out to be Aquaman.
- Do Not Adjust Your Set: Mojo Jojo took over the network's transmission to show that he's taken over CCF. At one point, he interrupts the theme song to remind the audience he's taken over.
- The Kids Next Door often interrupted the show in the weeks leading up to their show's premiere.
- Early-Installment Weirdness: The 1999-2000 season featured live-action people in various roles for the show bumpers. The 1999 Cartoon Cartoon Weekend had the cartoon characters in their places (i.e. Weasel as the weatherman and Dexter as the auctioneer, etc.).
- Friday Night Death Slot: Averted. This was one of Cartoon Network's biggest successes during its golden age.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The Australian adaptation. Oh so much.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Lenny points out the voice of Professor Williams (from Dexter's Laboratory episode "Just an Old Fashioned Lab Song") and The Penguin in Batman: The Animated Series are both voiced by Paul Williams, even going as far as showing clips from the episode "I've Got Batman in My Basement".
- Insult Friendly Fire: When the Time Squad hosted.
Tuddrussel: (to Dexter) Sorry, partner. This Time Squad has room for only one four-eyed, squeaky-voiced, little know-it-all.
Otto: Uh...thanks, Tuddrussel.
- Interactive Narrator: Characters would often interact with Mr. Announcer.
- Killer App: Arguably, Cartoon Network's main block along with Toonami.
- Motor Mouth: The auctioneer from the 1999-00 season.
- Naked People Are Funny: Dexter once transported himself to the set via a transporting invention. It failed to take his clothes with him.
- Noodle Incident: On the November 3, 2000 episode, Johnny notes Cow and Chicken taking the I Am Weasel timeslot by asking in Weasel and Baboon were fired for some "cafeteria incident".
- Roger Rabbit Effect: The four music videos shown during the Cartoon Cartoon Weekend Summerfest in 2002 and CCF's final year.
- Screwed by the Network: Long before Cartoon Network's Network Decay, the block had it toward the end of its run, showing non-Cartoon Cartoons like Samurai Jack and What's New, Scooby-Doo? (with the latter turning into a Hilarious in Hindsight) which eventually lead to its retool.
- Shout-Out: The closing segments for Mojo and Dexter's 2001 hosting stints are like how Saturday Night Live closed at the time.
- The Christmas Special is filled with refrences to many beloved holiday specials, including Chicken and Dexter mentioning the Pac-Man Christmas special playing on the following Monday.
- Special Guest: The Grim Reaper along with Hector Con Carne and Boskov during the 2001 Big Pick Weekend.
- As an in-universe What Could Have Been, When Eustace and Muriel host, a list appears showing names of characters from other shows that could've appeared as the host of the night. Scrappy-Doo, Goku, and Freakazoid! are among those included on the list.
- Stock Footage: Believe it or not, most of the hosting clips are often re-used for the host's next hosting week. This is most evident in the holiday specials.
- Edd and Bubbles' sign-offs are noticeably shorter after the one-shot Cartoon Cartoon shorts disappeared.
- Story Arc: Some of the hosting segments. For example, the Time Squad accidentally knocking down the six stacked monitors and spending the night putting them back in place.
- Super Bowl Special: In January 2001, with a tailgate party honoring Cartoon Network's Big Game XXIX: Bugs vs. Daffy special the following day.
- The Worst Seat in the House: At the end of the Super Bowl Special, Chicken mentions that he hopes he doesn't sit behind the pole like last year.
- The Unintelligible: Sheep. Probably why he only hosted once.
Fridays provides examples of:
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Whiskers, the cat who can name fruit.
- Scenery Porn: The opening sequence featuring many Cartoon Network characters past and present, some of whom are only seen for a split second.
- Special Guest: [[Evanescence Amy Lee]] once came on and performed "The Cartoon Song." Videos of it are still floating around YouTube
- Variety Show: The interval segments had things from recurring comedy segments to special guest celebrities and bands.